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Why would a mother give up her daughter? Can abandonment ever be an act of love? And could you ever forgive her? 'My life begins at the Y...' Abandoned as a newborn at the doors of the local YMCA and then bounced between foster homes, Shannon eventually finds stability in the home of Miranda, a single mother with a daughter of her own. But as Shannon grows, so do her questions. Will she ever belong? Who is her true family? And why would her parents abandon Shannon on the day she was born? The answers lie in the heartrending tale of her mother, a headstrong young woman trapped in a tragic series of events that will destroy her family and test the limits of her compassion and sacrifice.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571305476
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 23 mm
Edition: Main

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Leilah at Doncaster

“Harsh, but graceful.”

Cleverly titled, this book is not only about the ‘Y’ (Y.M.C.A) outside which our young protagonist was abandoned shortly after her birth: It is also about the Y that is her mother, Yula, and the circumstances that led... More

Paperback edition
27th January 2014
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“To know or not to know?”

A wonderfully crafted and deeply affecting debut novel that begins with the abandonment of a newborn baby on the steps of the YMCA in an unnamed city in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver?) and which unfolds in its... More

Hardback edition
31st December 2012
Helpful? Upvote 23

“Seeking the truth...”

A fantastic novel that begins with the abandonment of a newborn girl on the steps of a YMCA. Celona manages to seemlessly weave together the two stories of the child and the mother, building up to the final... More

Hardback edition
12th January 2013
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