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The Resource Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search, Martin Sixsmith ; foreword by Dame Judi Dench

Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search, Martin Sixsmith ; foreword by Dame Judi Dench

Label
Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search
Title
Philomena
Title remainder
a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search
Statement of responsibility
Martin Sixsmith ; foreword by Dame Judi Dench
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." --
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Assigning source
Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sixsmith, Martin
Dewey number
  • 941.7082092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ999.I73
LC item number
S59 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Philomena
  • Hess, Michael A
  • Teenage mothers
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Illegitimate children
  • Lawyers
  • Politicians
Label
Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search, Martin Sixsmith ; foreword by Dame Judi Dench
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain as The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143124726
Lccn
2013015511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2013015511
Label
Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search, Martin Sixsmith ; foreword by Dame Judi Dench
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain as The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143124726
Lccn
2013015511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2013015511

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