Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search (Movie Tie-in)
by Martin Sixsmith
Paperback- $11.60

New York Times Bestseller

Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and nominated for four Academy Awards: the ...

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  "Philomena" by coneill (see profile) 03/24/14

 
  "Philomena" by lollygil (see profile) 03/27/14

The story was an interesting topic, however it was hard to read at times, very textbook like.

 
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  "Philomena" by katze (see profile) 06/11/14

Overall, it is a well-written book. More info about the life of Philomena would be appreciated.

 
  "Philomena" by dkrach (see profile) 08/26/14

The title is misleading. The book focuses more on Michael's story than on Philomena. The story is a depressing look at the Irish Catholic churches mistreatment of unwed mothers and their children. It is also a dark look at the pain and misunderstanding of gays during the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. The book purports to be non-fiction, but it is written without notes and reads like a soap opera.

 
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  "Misleading title?" by debbie1962 (see profile) 01/21/15

Although this book is titled \"Philomena\" it is really about her son. Philomena\'s story is a small portion of the beginning and an even smaller portion at the end. This was a good story but maybe a little too much detail about Michael\'s life that wasn\'t necessary to the story.

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