Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search (Movie Tie-in) (Google eBook)
New York Times Bestseller
Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and nominated for four Academy Awards: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years
When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother.
A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.
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Review: Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year SearchUser Review - Kristen - Goodreads
I was disappointed because this book was 99% about the son instead of featuring both mother and son. It took almost 400 pages to get back to Philomena's side of the story. I think it would have been ... Read full review
Review: Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year SearchUser Review - Ree - Goodreads
I thought this was a book about Philomena's journey. Her story had very little to do with this book. The story is about the son she gave up for adoption. I guess I assumed it had more to do with her story. Read full review