1960s Rural Ireland. Greta Cahill must abandon her deserted village to follow her fearless sister Johanna on a ship bound for New York . . .
It's here that she steps out of her sister's shadow and into a life of her own, rich with love, work and family.
As the years pass, Greta longs to revisit the past - to see her mother, to show her what she has made of herself. But she must protect a family secret, decades old. So when her children conspire to unite the worlds she's kept so carefully apart, Greta fears she could lose it all . . .
A profoundly moving, compassionate story of self-discovery, The Walking People is a powerful and compelling story about our connection to the past.