The Paper Bracelet

9.59

For almost 50 years, Katie Carroll has kept a box tucked away inside her wardrobe. It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland mother and baby home in the 1960s. The box contains a notebook holding the details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies’ identity bracelets. Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision. The information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers, and she decides to post a message on an internet forum. Soon the replies are rolling in, and Katie finds herself returning many of the bracelets to their original owners. She encounters success and failure, heartbreak and joy. But is she prepared for old secrets to be uncovered in her own life?

Description

Every baby’s bracelet held a mother’s secret…

‘Utterly moving and compelling’ Patricia Scanlan

‘A true storyteller who keeps you turning the pages’ Cathy Kelly

For almost fifty years, Katie Carroll has kept a box tucked away inside her wardrobe. It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland mother and baby home in the 1970s. The box contains a notebook … and a collection of babies’ identity bracelets.

Now, grieving the loss of her husband, Katie makes a decision. The information she possesses could help reunite people with their birth mothers. She posts a message on an online forum and soon the replies are rolling in, from as far away as Boston. Katie encounters success and failure, heartbreak and joy. But is she prepared for shocking secrets to be uncovered in her own life?

Additional information

Weight0.34 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 12.8 × 3.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

496

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K