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Philomena : A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search

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Dimensions: L: 13.8cm x W: 2.2cm x H: 21.2cm

Product Code: 9780143124726

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New York Times Bestseller Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and nominated for four Academy Awards: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a ?fallen woman.? Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena?s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping expos? told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.

Book Title Philomena : A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search
ISBN 9780143124726
By Author(s) Martin Sixsmith
Publisher Penguin Books
Pages 420
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.8cm x 2.2cm x 21.2cm
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