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Touchy Subjects by Emma Donoghue
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Apr 06, 2011

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If you liked the movie The Kids are All Right, try this set of short stories about relationships and families by Irish author Emma Donoghue. Divided into categories like birth and death, this collection includes two stories that were so touching and poignant that I almost couldn't stand it: in one, a woman finds herself accidentally browsing in the maternity section of a department store, and, flustered, pretends that she is pregnant when an elderly gentleman congratulates her. In the other, a woman vacationing alone after a bad breakup visits a prehistoric cave in France, where she takes a tour along with a group of mentally-disabled adults.
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Róisín She's not British, she's Irish.

Meghan thank you! I'll edit my review.

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