Ireland 1924. When Norah Kelly unexpectedly dies, her family’s peaceful, rural life is shattered. Her husband, Brendan, decides he must seek a new wife, and temporarily places their four youngest children with an elderly aunt.
His plans inexplicably change the morning after his wedding. He refuses to take the children back, and will keep only the eldest, Pierce. He also steadfastly refuses to explain his decision. The aunt is left to resolve the children’s plight and find new homes for them.
The subsequent story of Norah’s Children holds us in its spell until the final, moving chapter.
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When Norah Kelly dies suddenly of a burst appendix, her widower, Brendan, an impoverished carter in the village of Glendarrig in the early 1920s, leaves his five young children with Norah’s elderly Aunt Bridget while he hunts for a new wife to care for them.Nov 28 2006 | Read Full Review of Norah’s Children
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