The Love of One’s Country:
A Novel

ISBN 978-1788769495
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Jerry is emigrating from Ireland to Canada because he hates his office job and wants to find a more fulfilling career. 

He’s also on a mission to discover what happened to his ancestor Diarmuid, who left Ireland during the potato famines of the 1840s only to disappear without trace.

After an unsatisfying stint as a touring musician, Jerry finds his calling in Canada as a newspaper journalist. But the mystery of his ancestor remains unsolved.

Then just as Jerry is beginning to cope with a crisis in his own life, he comes across a diary that Diarmuid kept during his escape from Ireland on an overcrowded and disease-infested famine ship. Will this journal give Jerry the answers he seeks?

The Love of One’s Country is a captivating historical novel running on two tracks that ultimately converge in a way that will surprise and enlighten you. 

Add this novel to your library today and see how coming to Canada in the 19th century was a much riskier and more harrowing venture for Irish immigrants than it became for the descendants who followed them.

Listen to a Spotify playlist of the songs mentioned in The Love of One’s Country by clicking HERE

You can hear Brennan’s interview with CBC Radio’s Russell Bowers about the novel by clicking HERE and with CBC Radio’s Doug Dirks by clicking HERE.

Watch the trailer by clicking HERE