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The Crooked Branch: A Novel

The Crooked Branch: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Cummins, Jeanine

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From the national bestselling and highly acclaimed author of The Outside Boy comes the deeply moving story of two mothers--witty, self-deprecating Majella, who is shocked by her entry into motherhood in modern-day New York, and her ancestor, tough and terrified Ginny Doyle, whose... battles are more fundamental: she must keep her young family alive during Ireland's Great Famine. 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.
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ISBN 9780451239242
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780451239242
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cummins, Jeanine
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 306g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Identity (Psychology), Psychological fiction, Family secrets, Mother and child
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade