Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search
Philomena A Mother Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search Author:Martin Sixsmith New York Times Bestseller — 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.... more » 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 exposť 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