Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search (Movie Tie-in)
Philomena A Mother Her Son and a FiftyYear Search - Movie Tie-in Author:Martin Sixsmith Soon to be a major motion picture starring Judi Dench: 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 othe... more »rs, 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.« less
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I really enjoyed reading this book after seeing the movie. Yes, it is about Mike who made lots of mistakes like many people do. It was sad that he had such a poor opinion of himself, considering he was a brilliant man. I would have liked reading more about Philomena though. Anyway, it is a quick read. Enjoy!
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The book was well written. I found myself being very upset with Mike as he made such terrible life choices for being such an intelligent man. I am not homophobic but his seedy lifestyle was so distasteful. What a waste of a brilliant life.