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When You wake and find Me Gone (2002)

by Maureen McCarthy

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How would you react if you found out that your only sister, the one person you once idolised, but then let you down big time, was actually your mother?
Twenty year old Kit has just found out her sister is her mother meaning the two people she'd always thought were her parents are actually her grandparents, and her real father is somewhere in the depths of Ireland.
The book teaches you about forgiveness, understanding, love and the violence of the "wars" in Ireland. ( )
  dalzan | May 30, 2013 |
I found this to be a totally convincing book about a girl's efforts to trace her parents' past through scraps of information. Kit's journey of discovery is painful and difficult but the way the story is told is realistic and engaging throughout. ( )
  hughryder | Jan 16, 2011 |
Excellent book. ( )
  Blueyonderdreams | Sep 4, 2007 |
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Everything is coming together for twenty-year-old Kit. She loves her new subjects at uni, she has some great friends, her big country family is safely three hours drive away, and the lecturer she's been idolising for months seems interested in her. Kit's life is taking off! But then there's an accident, the family calls Kit back, and suddenly all her certainties are shattered. Kit takes off to Ireland in search of answers. What she finds is a past dominated by violence, a present where the history still lives and a man who can help her understand...… (more)

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