Hudson Valley YA Society: Heidi Daniele - "The House Children"





Date: Sun, Apr 14, 2019 - Sun, Apr 14, 2019

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Price: 0

Location: Oblong Books & Music - Rhinebeck

Address: 6422 Montgomery St.

City: Rhinebeck

State: NY

Zip: 12572

Phone: 845-876-0500

Come celebrate local author Heidi Daniele as she launches her debut, YA novel, "The House Children." There will be a reading followed by a Q&A and book signing. RSVP requested. About the book: Based on actual events, The House Children is a compelling story of familial love, shameful secrets, and life inside Ireland’s infamous industrial schools. In 1937, Mary Margaret Joyce is born in the Tuam Home for unwed mothers. After spending her early years in an uncaring foster home, she is sentenced by a judge to an industrial school, where she is given the name Peg, and assigned the number 27. Amid one hundred other unwanted girls, Peg quickly learns the rigid routine of prayer, work, and silence under the watchful eye of Sister Constance. About Heidi: Heidi Daniele’s passion for history and genealogy opened the door for The House Children, which is her debut novel. Heidi volunteers at The Lisa Libraries, an organization that donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and underserved areas. She lives in Red Hook.