Molly

Molly

Child Number 583

Book - 2000
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Publisher: Burnstown, Ont. : General Store Pub., c2000
ISBN: 9781894263276
1894263278
Branch Call Number: 362.73092/KEE 4565 1

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TomHoy
Nov 26, 2013

AMAZON.COM READERS' REVIEWS=============================== 5.0 out of 5 stars Molly Child #583 - ................................. Readers of popular Angela's Ashes will love Molly, Child #583..................................What a special book: its sad yet happy story introduces us to a young woman who survives her rocky start and thrives in rought times. Poignant memories come to life as we meet frightened little Molly, share her cold childhood in a Maritime orphanage and witness her rude awakening to adulthood.......................... Abandonned to a cruel fate that she did not deserve, Molly learned to nurture herself, develop her resilience and fill her empty heart with warm thoughts. She kept searching for her mother and wanting to hear the truth about her family. .............................This book glows with the light of hope. It resonates with deep feelings inside those of us who ache for happy times that might have been. Like Molly, we all hope to reconcile with our families of origin and understand how we came to be the people we are............................... I didn't expect a memoir to be so suspenseful: this hard-to-put-down book deserves to be well read. It speaks eloquently about life's bittersweet experiences, heartbreaks and love. .........................Woven throughout this uplifting story are practical guides for trusting ourselves, finding true happiness and learning about biological parents. Marvellous to cope so gracefully and write so well; contratulations Mary! ================================================== 5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-breaking orphan 'homes', June 14, 2001 ................................................ I've just finished reading this enthralling book, _Molly, Child Number 583_ . I have to say once I began reading, I could not put it down. To read about the author's years in the care of the nuns in what is euphemistically termed "homes" was heart-breaking.................. I recalled passing places like that as a child and wondering what spooky mysterious things were in the great grey stone building behind the locked iron gates where the nuns lived................................ The author's intelligence, independence and strength of character are amazing. The book is not only a fascinating insight into the life of the nuns and the convents but a great story of courage and of heart. With persistence and intelligence she succeeded in her goal and succeeded in making a happy and successful life for herself.

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TomHoy
Nov 26, 2013

Who is Molly? She isn't sure herself. She struggles to maintain her identity in the orphanage, she fights for her right to a life of her own as she labours in the convent laundry, and succeeds in making a loving family for herself and her own children, all without knowing where she came from, who her parents were and why she was left with the nuns as soon as she was born.
Throughout her life, Molly is obsessed with the need to find her mother. In her years of frustrating struggle, she learns to circumvent the bureaucratic obstacles that seek to prevent her from ever discovering the truth, and with persistence and ingenuity, finally finds what she is looking for, only to have it cruelly denied her. But Molly now knows who she is, and refuses to let that be taken away.
This is an inspiring story of courage and perseverance, a compelling demonstration of the awesome power of the human heart.

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