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The making of her : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The making of her : a novel / Bernadette Jiwa.

Jiwa, Bernadette, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593186138
  • ISBN: 0593186133
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"'People were forever telling her how lucky she was. But what did people know?' Dublin 1965. When Joan Quinn, a factory girl from the Cranmore Estate, marries Martin Egan, it looks like her dreams have come true. But all is not as it seems. Joan lives in the shadow of a secret - the couple's decision to give up their first daughter for adoption only months before. For the next three decades, Joan's marriage and her relationship with her second child Carmel suffer as a consequence. Then one day in 1996, a letter arrives from their adopted daughter. Emma needs her birth parents' help; it's a matter of life and death. And the fragile facade of Joan's life finally begins to crack."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Dublin (Ireland) > Fiction.
Adoption > Fiction.
Adopted children > Fiction.
Motherhood > Fiction.
Guilt > Fiction.
Nineteen sixties > Fiction.
Nineteen nineties > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pearisburg Public Library System.


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