Seeds of Doubt by James Ryan

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This is an ambitious and unforgettable story with all the warmth and emotional intensity of James Ryan's first novel, Home From England. Set in the rural Ireland that James Ryan portrays so evocatively, it is the story of five women, looking back to their girlhoods in the faraway world of the 30s, and coming slowly to terms in their own ways with the single traumatic event that forever changed their lives. As war threatened in Europe, life in rural Templeard went on as usual. Flossie, Nora, Margaret, Ber, and the baby Girlie were as close as girls could be, and their life was the nearby convent boarding school and the long summers on their father's farm. Looking back to those moments before tragedy struck, Nora, the girl with the voice of a bird, is at last free.

About James Ryan

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Ryan, founder of the Brass Tacks Screenwriting Workshop in New York, has written for film, television, and the theater, and recently wrote and directed his first independent film.
Published January 1, 2001 by Phoenix. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Emptying out an old house is bound to stir memories, and Nora soon finds that hers have mingled in unimaginable ways with those of an Italian girl named Maria Stella, who grew up in a Roman orphanage in the 1930s and ’40s and had an adopted brother, Angelo, whose origins were always a mystery to ...

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