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

Sixsmith, Martin. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 6 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Florence County Library.

Current holds

3 current holds with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Florence - Main Library 92 Lee (Text) 33172005443617 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143124726 (sc)
  • ISBN: 0143124722 (sc)
  • Physical Description: vi, 420 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: [Movie tie-in]
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note: "First published in Great Britain as The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009."
Summary, etc.: 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 [of his sexuality] 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.-- From the publisher.
Subject: Lee, Philomena.
Hess, Michael A., 1952-1995.
Teenage mothers > Ireland > Biography.
Unmarried mothers > Ireland > Biography.
Illegitimate children > Ireland > Biography.
Lawyers > United States > Biography.
Politicians > United States > Biography.
Lawyers > Homosexuality.
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