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The crooked branch [electronic resource] / Jeanine Cummins.

Cummins, Jeanine, (author.). Mcmahon, Aoife. (Added Author). Rodriguez, Patricia. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781250775726 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1250775728 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 44 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2020.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Aoife McMahon.
Summary, etc.:
From Jeanine Cummins, the national bestselling author of American Dirt and A Rip in Heaven, comes The Crooked Branch--the deeply moving story of two mothers from two very different times. After the birth of her daughter Emma, the usually resilient Majella finds herself feeling isolated and exhausted. Then, at her childhood home in Queens, Majella discovers the diary of her maternal ancestor Ginny-and is shocked to read a story of murder in her family history. With the famine upon her, Ginny Doyle fled from Ireland to America, but not all of her family made it. What happened during those harrowing years, and why does Ginny call herself a killer? Is Majella genetically fated to be a bad mother, despite the fierce tenderness she feels for her baby? Determined to uncover the truth of her heritage and her own identity, Majella sets out to explore Ginny's past-and discovers surprising truths about her family and ultimately, herself. A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Mothers > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Families > Ireland > Fiction.
Murder > Ireland > Fiction.
Ireland > History > Famine, 1845-1852 > Fiction.

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