Singing Bird

Singing Bird

Book - 2004
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Suspicious about a call from the Irish home from which she had adopted her daughter thirty years earlier, Lena Molly travels to Dublin to see her daughter's operatic debut and uses the trip to trace the young woman's birth parents.

Blackwell North Amer

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 fresh, penetrating novel filled with emotional complexity, psychological suspense and Irish charm. It 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. Roisin McAuley's debut novel is a beguiling and timeless tale of faith and devotion that will touch everyone who reads it.



Baker
& Taylor

Suspicious about a call from the Irish home from which she had adopted her daughter thirty years earlier, Lena Molly travels to Dublin to see her daughter's operatic debut and decides to use the trip to secretly trace the young woman's birth parents. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780060737887
0060737883
Branch Call Number: F MCA
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 24 cm

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