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What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

But don’t let the history distract you from the people who lived it.

A skillfully-woven time-travel love story partially set after World War I when Ireland was trying to throw off the yoke of colonialism. “Two million Irish emigrated during the famine. The British government didn’t care. England is only a stone’s throw away. It’s easy enough to send their own labor over when we leave or starve. We were truly—are truly—replaceable,” a young boy is sadly told by his the man who became like a father to him after his own father was killed fighting for Ireland.