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Singing bird / Roisin McAuley.

By: McAuley, Roisin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : William Morrow, c2004Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755308538 (hbk); 0755308530 (hbk); 9780060737894 (pbk).Subject(s): Parent and adult child -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | British -- Ireland -- Fiction | Women singers -- Fiction | Birthparents -- Fiction | Catholics -- Fiction | Adoptees -- Fiction | Adoption -- Fiction | Opera -- Fiction | Nuns -- Fiction | Ireland -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Review: "Twenty-seven years after she adopted her baby daughter in Ireland, Lena Molloy receives a mysterious call from Sister Monica, the nun who set up the adoption. She claims that she wants merely to tie up loose ends before she retires, but Lena, who feels both anxious and frightened after the call, is tempted to probe deeper into the meaning of their conversation. Against her husband's wishes, and accompanied by her best friend, Alma - who is nursing a broken heart - Lena travels to the west of Ireland on a secret mission to trace the birth parents of her daughter, Mary, an up-and-coming star in the world of opera." "At first the trail seems to have gone cold. Saint Joseph's home for unmarried mothers has become an old people's home, and Sister Monica is dismissive and unforthcoming. Then a chance meeting sets Lena on a journey through Ireland and into the past, taking her through many twists and turns to an outcome she could never have anticipated." "Singing Bird is a story about deeply rooted secrets, the unshakable bonds between family and friends and the constant human struggle to unearth the truth about our own personal history."--BOOK JACKET.
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Twenty-seven years after she adopted her baby in Ireland, Lena Molloy receives a call from the nun who set up the adoption. Sister Monica claims that she wants merely to tie up loose ends in her old age, but Lena becomes

frightened that something more threatening lies behind the call, and she sets off on a journey to Ireland, with her best friend, to find her daughter's birth parents - little knowing the extraordinary truths which she will uncover.

"Twenty-seven years after she adopted her baby daughter in Ireland, Lena Molloy receives a mysterious call from Sister Monica, the nun who set up the adoption. She claims that she wants merely to tie up loose ends before she retires, but Lena, who feels both anxious and frightened after the call, is tempted to probe deeper into the meaning of their conversation. Against her husband's wishes, and accompanied by her best friend, Alma - who is nursing a broken heart - Lena travels to the west of Ireland on a secret mission to trace the birth parents of her daughter, Mary, an up-and-coming star in the world of opera." "At first the trail seems to have gone cold. Saint Joseph's home for unmarried mothers has become an old people's home, and Sister Monica is dismissive and unforthcoming. Then a chance meeting sets Lena on a journey through Ireland and into the past, taking her through many twists and turns to an outcome she could never have anticipated." "Singing Bird is a story about deeply rooted secrets, the unshakable bonds between family and friends and the constant human struggle to unearth the truth about our own personal history."--BOOK JACKET.

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