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  • Philomenaby Martin Sixsmith

    Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 12.72

    A compelling story of family secrets, love and loss When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption.... more...

  • An Empty Lapby Jill Smolowe

    Atria Books 2013; Not Available

    "Joe and I had been forthright about children. I was pretty sure I wanted them, Joe was pretty sure he didn't. Since we each perceived in the other some room for movement, the difference didn't worry us. Then priorities shifted, needs changed...." In her late thirties, journalist Jill Smolowe's life and career at Time magazine was on track. Her... more...

  • A Child Called Hope: The true story of a foster mother?s love (HarperTrue Life ? A Short Read)by Mia Marconi

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A dramatic debut short story from London-based foster carer Mia Marconi. more...

  • Hope's Boyby Andrew Bridge

    Hyperion 2008; US$ 27.23

    From the moment he was born, Andrew Bridge and his mother Hope shared a love so deep that it felt like nothing else mattered. Trapped in desperate poverty and confronted with unthinkable tragedies, all Andrew ever wanted was to be with his mom. But as her mental health steadily declined, and with no one else left to care for him, authorities arrived... more...

  • The Lost Child of Philomena Leeby Martin Sixsmith

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.34

    When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a ?fallen woman? and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and ?sold? to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising ?Never to Seek to Know? what the Church did with him, she never... more...

  • Key Concepts in Family Studiesby Jane Ribbens McCarthy; Rosalind Edwards

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 42.00

    A well priced introductory student reference title for this popular, interdisciplinary field. more...

  • The Contented Mother?s Guideby Gina Ford

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 17.44

    Ensure your contented baby has a contented mum Becoming a mum is an exciting journey, with new rewards and responsibilities. But while you focus your energies on the needs of your growing baby, it's easy to neglect your own needs as a new mum. Gina Ford has helped millions of women bring up contented babies and now she wants to ensure... more...

  • The Second Shiftby Arlie Hochschild; Anne Machung

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    An updated edition of a standard in its field that remains relevant more than twenty years after its original publication. More than twenty years ago, sociologist and University of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild set off a tidal wave of conversation and controversy with his bestselling book, The Second Shift In it, she examined... more...

  • Love Childby Sue Elliott

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.17

    Adoption is one of the great, untold stories of our recent past. It is a truly epic tale of loss, guilt, identity, family feuds, reunion and redemption. It is a subject, until very recently, surrounded by secrecy and taboos. This is the heart-warming true story of a little girl's adoption in the 1950s and her search, nearly forty years... more...

  • The Rule of the Clanby Mark S. Weiner

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    A revealing look at the role kin-based societies have played throughout history and around the world A lively, wide-ranging meditation on human development that offers surprising lessons for the future of modern individualism, The Rule of the Clan examines the constitutional principles and cultural institutions of kin-based societies, from medieval... more...