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The convent, Maureen McCarthy

Label
The convent
Title
The convent
Statement of responsibility
Maureen McCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I woke up with a feeling about today, ' Stella says dreamily. 'Something truly amazing is going to happen.' 'To us or to the world?' I say. 'To you.' 'To me?' I laugh. 'Nothing ever happens to me, Stella.' 'But today it will.' 'Will it be good?' She tmas (Sun Gleams Bright) -- The First Noel -- Jingle Bells -- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town -- Hark the Herald Angels Sing -- Happy Christmas (War Is Over) -- Christmas Lullaby -- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Storyline
Writing style
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
Review
Grades 10-12 Aside from her broken heart, Peach has a good life. But in the summer of her nineteenth year, she takes a job at a café in what was once Abbotsford Convent and her life changes forever. She always accepted that she was adopted, but she never knew her family history was tightly bound to the convent. Four generations of mothers and daughters are brought to life in this story set in Australia between the early 1900s and the cusp of the new millennium. Told without apology for the women’s true feelings, or forgiveness for the way women were treated by the Catholic church—in habit or out—McCarthy puts hard realities front and center. In this no-holds-barred tale of longing, the overriding melancholy is given a sheer coating of hope. As the plot pulls the past into the present, we are reminded that our choices, as well as those supposedly made in our best interests, impact more than our immediate world. Adults should be reading this one, too. -- Fredriksen, Jeanne (Reviewed 04-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 16, p56)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10155069
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Maureen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Convents
Label
The convent, Maureen McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049642726
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
418 p.
Isbn
9781742375045
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The convent, Maureen McCarthy
Publication
Control code
000049642726
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
418 p.
Isbn
9781742375045
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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