'There's a plague, a fever, call it what you will, sweeping this country, and it's coming closer all the time.'
Sean and Annie have one chance to escape the potato famine in Ireland, but they must leave their dying mother behind.
They travel in search or their father, across rough seas, to a new land of hardship: America. It's a long and dangerous trip, but their family's survival depends on it. And the journey there is only the beginning ...