Irish Book Awards

Hope Against Hope

It is 1921. War has raged in Ireland for two years. And now a hard border splits the island and deepens the rift in a bitterly divided society. Helen’s Hope hostel for girls in Belfast is a feminist and progressive space, a beacon of hope and diversity. But some people hate the community and its values. The brave young women of the hostel must stand up against hatred, for hope, in the midst of fire and bloodshed.

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