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Norah’s Children

by Ann O'Farrell

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After meeting the author at a Teach In in Tarpon Springs, FL, I invited her to speak at our Book Club.

Beginning in 1924, her story tells us about an Irish family, who loses their mother unexpectedly and the father, after he remarrys, deciding to keep just the eldest son and send the other siblings to an orphanage.

The heart breaking story follows the four eldest children through their growing up years and complex relationships and situations that they endure.

A wonderful book that keeps you caught up until the final chapter which offers "the reasons" for those decisions made that fateful day.

This book is highly recommended to everyone that enjoys a good story about the connections all family share.

I look forward to reading the sequel about Michael Kelly, the youngest child. ( )
  memasmb | Mar 8, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0595406548, Paperback)

Ireland 1924. When Norah Kelly unexpectedly dies, her family’s peaceful, rural life is shattered. Her husband, Brendan, decides he must seek a new wife, and temporarily places their four youngest children with an elderly aunt.

His plans inexplicably change the morning after his wedding. He refuses to take the children back, and will keep only the eldest, Pierce. He also steadfastly refuses to explain his decision. The aunt is left to resolve the children’s plight and find new homes for them.

The subsequent story of Norah’s Children holds us in its spell until the final, moving chapter.

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