Philomena (Movie Tie-In‪)‬

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

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Publisher Description

New York Times Bestseller

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 exposé 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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
November 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
5.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Rinareens ,

Philomina

Easy reading- I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Cc93430 ,

Philomena

Made my heart so sad. Very good read.

Clickandclack ,

So many emotions!

Being a mother of a toddler I was cautious to read this...thinking it would be too painful. Well...it was. But it was also beautifully written. A love story on so many different levels. The book is mostly about Philomena's son but you cant stop thinking about her throughout the book. Beautiful yet heart wrenching story.

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