Majella should be overjoyed with the recent birth of her daughter Emma. But instead, she suffers from random crying spells and the fear of something terrible happening to Emma. Living at her childhood home in Queens with her husband and Emma, Majella fears that the sadness will never end. But then, she discovers an old diary of Ginny Doyle, a woman who survived the Great Famine of Ireland but not without a price. As Majella digs deeper into Ginny's past, Majella learns about Ginny's horrifying years during the famine, the losses she had sustained and the shocking murder that forced Ginny to leave Ireland. Jeanine Cummins weaves a heartbreaking tale of love, loss, and the ultimate devotion of a mother's love. "The Crooked Branch" is a novel you won't be able to put down!