St. Patrick's Day Release for Irish-American Historical Fiction Novel, The Dunnes of Brittas

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The illustrious Dunne family occupied land in the heart of Ireland since time immemorial. The novel begins in 1821 when General Edward Dunne was the chieftain & family head. Eventually the Dunnes forge a new legacy for the clan in Gold Rush San Francisco.

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New Novel Celebrates Irish Journey to America.

Title: The Dunnes of Brittas: An Irish Family’s Saga of Endurance

Kevin Lee Akers

In the grand storytelling tradition of Anthony Trollope, Leon Uris and Colleen McCullough, comes The Dunnes of Brittas, a sweeping historical saga beginning in an aristocratic yet fragile Ireland.

The illustrious and ancient Dunne family ruled over land in the heart of Ireland since time immemorial. General Edward Dunne, the clan chieftain, and his family lived in the manor house known as Brittas. His estate agent and cousin Peter Dunne raised his brood in the servant’s wing. These two related yet very separate branches struggle to secure their futures during the country’s darkest, most formidable years. As Ireland is crumbling, the West is rising in golden sunshine.

The novel follows the Dunnes to Antebellum New Orleans, South America and finally to San Francisco where they struggle to create their own family dynasties. Sharing in each other’s triumphs and tragedies, they finally discover that their strength doesn’t derive from their separate branches but their common roots.

Rich with historical detail and memorable characters, the novel is loosely narrated by Aunt Lucy who writes to her niece: “My hope is that just maybe Sarafrances will appreciate how many careful plans, impulsive decisions and MIRACLES of the past it took for her to have the kind of life she now enjoys.”

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The Dunnes of Brittas: An Irish Family’s Saga of Endurance is published by Bassett Street Press.

ISBN: 978-1-057885-0702 (e-book)
ISBN: 978-1-7923-5261-4 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-7923-5262-1 (hard cover)

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About the author

Kevin Lee Akers is an award-winning designer, illustrator and author of All Wrapped Up! Groovy Gift Wrap of the 1960s. His interest in Ireland, San Francisco and the nature of family culminates in the authorship of his first novel, The Dunnes of Brittas.

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