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Philomena

a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search

Published .
Written in English.

About the Edition

"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 exposâe 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." --

Edition Notes

"First published in Great Britain as The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009."

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
941.7082092, B
Library of Congress
HQ999.I73 S59 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
vi, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :
Number of pages
420

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26444635M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780143124726
ISBN 10
0143124722
ISBN 13
9780143124726
LC Control Number
2013015511
OCLC/WorldCat
837144464
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