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Mother of Pearl

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The story of one woman's search for home and family details the abduction of an infant and revelation of a middle-aged woman who begins to remember her shadow-life as the daughter of a different mother. 10,000 first printing.
Published July 1st 1995 by Scribner Book Company
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This book is one of the most boring books I ever read. Morrissy has a very poetic style of writing and every sentence is a poem itself, granted, but the story was rather tiresome.
It's one of these books which are written in a very pretty way, but nothing happens. It has no real story.
Jessica Burgess
This may be a good book but it is just not the kind of book I like. It is written in too poetic a style, sort of dreamy, the style some people might like but I found it boring.
Allison Long
This book deals with some pretty disturbing questions. Set in 1950's Ireland in an imaginary town, it deals primarily with motherhood or lack thereof. Really compelling.
Rich, strange book about a 1940s Irish sanitorium and a tubercular virgin who gets pregnant. (Yes, you read that right.) Sadly overlooked.
This is somehow a poem and a novel at the same time. Each line carries the same weight as a poem packed full of meaning.

My sleeper pick. This is not the Oprah book pick by the same name. I love this little known novel!
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Mary Morrissy (born 1957 Dublin) is an Irish writer. Morrissy was educated at the Rathmines School of Journalism. She worked in Australia, and as a sub-editor of The Irish Press. She taught creative writing for the University of Arkansas, and University of Iowa creative writing summer programmes.

She was a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, for her work-in-progress, The Duchess, an ima...more
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