Monday 26 January 2015

Berry's moving tale of two mothers and a daughter

Published 28/07/2014 | 02:30

The Adoption, by Anne  Berry

I hope you all picked up and enjoyed the first book of our four-part collection of Summer Reads last week. Today the second in the series is available. The Adoption is Anne Berry's moving novel about motherhood, family and identity.

Narrated through the eyes of three women, it tells the story of Bethan a young Welsh girl who becomes pregnant by a German POW working on her parents' farm; Lucilla the baby she gives up and Harriet, the cold, conservative woman who adopts her. One critic praised the novel for 'its honesty, memorably vivid characters and the haunting quality of the writing.'  Anne  Berry was an actress before becoming the author of the criticially acclaimed, award-winning novels The Hungry Ghosts and The Water Children.

You can collect your free copy of The Adoption from Dunnes Stores when you purchase a copy of the Sunday Independent. If you've bought the paper elsewhere, just bring your token from page 2 to your nearest Dunnes to redeem your free copy, while stocks last. And we'll announce the winner of our super Sunway holiday for two in Turkey on these pages next week.

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