47 Roses: A Love Story

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Penguin Group USA, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
In 47 Roses, Peter Sheridan tells the moving and sometimes shocking story of "the other woman" in his parents' lives. Upon his father's sudden death in Dublin, Sheridan finds out about his father's almost fifty-year relationship with Doris, an Englishwoman who was both less and far more than a mistress. Sheridan elegantly describes his search for the truth in the face of resistance from his mother, who falls fatally ill. He eventually meets Doris and learns that she never married, living only for her brief meetings with Sheridan's father. This beautifully written portrait of a marriage forces us, like Sheridan himself, to face truths of the heart that refuse to conform to the easy verities of convention.

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The "other woman" surfaces at last and with a vengeance in this tour-de-force sequel to the author's applauded family memoir, 44: Dublin Made Me (1999).Former director of Dublin's renowned Abbey ... Read full review

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In this sequel to his highly praised memoir, 44: Dublin Made Me, Sheridan a notable figure in the Irish theater recounts being summoned home for his father's death only to discover the sacrifices his ... Read full review


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Peter Sheridan is the author of 44: Dublin Made Me. A leading figure in Irish theatre, he has served as director of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the Irish Arts Center and Irish Repertory Theatre in New York, and the Los Angeles Theater Center.

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