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'Incredibly moving' Anne with My PDFEPUB #194 Enright winner of the Man Booker Prize An Affair with My Mother by Caitriona Palmer a moving and gripping story of love denial and a daughter's uest for the truthCaitriona Palmer had An Affair Epuba happy childhood in Dublin raised by loving adoptive parents But when she was in her late twenties she realized that she had a strong need to know the woman who had given birth to her Affair with My PDF #206 She was able to locate her birth mother Sarah and they developed a strong attachmentBut Sarah s Very moving beautifully written

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An Affair with My Mother

Et one painful condition to this joyous new relationship she wished to keep it to keep Caitriona secret from her family from her friends from everyoneWho was Sarah and why did she want to preserve a decades old secret An Affair with My Mother tells the story of Caitriona's uest to answer these uestions and of the intense furtive 'affair' she and her mother conducted in carefully chosen locations around Dublin By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking An Affair with My Mother is a searing portrait of the social and familial forces that left Sar After finding a half sister 3 years ago we never knew about I am constantly trying to understand and know my mother s story She died 27 years ago never telling any of us If my Dad who died in 2012 ever knew he never said and for some reason deep inside I don t believe he did know I couldn t put the book down I understood her need to know and visit the places from not only her past but Sarah s I felt at times Caitriona was a bit selfish in her needs I worried about Sarah maybe because I was reading for my mother maybe she felt fragile to me I m not sure As the daughter raised by my mother it s easy for me to feel that way but if my new sister felt as strongly as Caitriona and searched as she did maybe I would be understanding Mom was of Irish Catholic ethnicity but only 2nd generation American I think the Irish Catholic teachings were so strong they reached the US This was well written and I would recommend it

Caitriona Palmer ✓ 5 review

Ah and so many other unwed Irish mothers of her generation frightened traumatized and bereft It is also a beautifully written account of a remarkable relationship'Caitriona Palmer has called out the false shame of her origins with a kind of anguished courage that is incredibly moving An Affair With My Mother is a forensic account of how it feels to be in the interests of Catholic respectability excluded from the facts of your own life In its commitment to family love to joy and truth it is a gift' Anne Enright winner of the Man Booker Prize The book starts slow as a journal or memoir of an Irish adopted girl detailing her daily life I was pushing the read and contemplated dropping the book multiple times In the second part of the book the story became uite interesting and I couldn t stop reading until the last page She started focusing on the real story of the Irish unwed pregnant women in the 70s and how the society and family dealt with the shame and the deep feelings and issues in the authors mind and her biological mother secrecy Excellent book to read It should also be supplemented by the tv interviews of the author available in the internet


10 thoughts on “An Affair with My Mother

  1. says:

    A young unmarried Irish girl gets pregnant in the 1970s gives birth while shrouded in Catholic shame and relinuishes the baby in a secret adoption The trauma of that secret never leaves her This beautiful memoir is written by that relinuished b

  2. says:

    An incredible feat to have put together the narrative of her intersecting lives the one she was born into and the one she was hustled into via adoption It feels carefully too carefully constructed and yet there is anger underneath admitted to

  3. says:

    Very moving beautifully written

  4. says:

    Well written thought provoking

  5. says:

    After finding a half sister 3 years ago we never knew about I am constantly trying to understand and know my mother’s story She died 27 years ago never telling any of us If my Dad who died in 2012 ever knew he never said and for some reason deep inside I don’t believe he did know I couldn’t put the book down I understood her need to know and visit the places from not only her past but Sarah’s I felt at times Caitriona was a bit self

  6. says:

    I have wanted to read this since seeing the author on TV earlier this year An episode of Long Lost Family without the happy ever after story of everyone embracing long lost relatives Sensitively and warmly written it tells the authors own a story of a child given up for adoption by an unmarried mother in the draconian Ireland of 1972 under the antiuated adoption laws of the time and of the power the church was

  7. says:

    So helpful and no sacrifice in readability I am an adoptive mother so I pick up books about adoption occasionally to help me better parent my adopted son I appreciate the consideration the author gave to her motivations and emotions for sear

  8. says:

    The book starts slow as a journal or memoir of an Irish adopted girl detailing her daily life I was pushing the read and contemplated dropping the book multiple times In the second part of the book the story became uite interesting an

  9. says:

    This novel is a heartwrenching eye opening personal account about the oppressive nature of Ireland's theocracy in the 1970's

  10. says:

    Eye opening story of adopted childrenVery well written but sometimes tedious to read such detail However I felt anxious and understood a little better why someone would go to such a great extent to find their roots Also being the same