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I went into Philomena knowing just the bare details: In the early 1950s, a young woman became pregnant, and once the child was born, gave him up for adoption. 366 more words


Writing About Adoption

An Affair With my Mother by Caitriona Palmer (Memoir)

A Second Life by Dermot Bolger (Fiction)

I wanted to read these books when the opportunity came, in order to see if… 808 more words


The Lost Son of Philomena Lee

The story of Irish woman Philomena Lee’s search to find the long lost son she was forced to give up for American adoption in the 1950s was made into a moving… 1,211 more words

Book And Movies

Blog Party Now Live

Welcome to my first ever blog party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Break out the Bailey’s Irish Cream and soda bread or whatever you consume on this day, and let’s have a great time. 1,413 more words


What I'm Reading: Russia

One of my coworkers gave me this compact 1,000-year history of Russia for Christmas. It’s been a joy to read. The book starts with Russia’s beginning as “Rus,” a collection of disparate tribes centered in Novgorod. 181 more words