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Ireland 1984.

After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her developing relationship with childhood friend, Declan, who is charming, eloquent, and persuasive. But when Declan suddenly leaves Ireland to seek his fortune in America, Shell finds herself pregnant and the center of a scandal that rocks the small community in which she lives, with repercussions across the whole country. The lives of those immediately around her will never be the same again.

This is a story of love and loss, religious belief and spirituality—it will move the hearts of any who read it.

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Synopsis:

Set in Ireland in 1984, this novel tells a story of a pregnant teenage girl who is left to care for her younger siblings following the death of their mother, and their father's descent into an alcoholic depression.

Synopsis:

Coolbar, Ireland, is a village of secrets and Shell, caretaker to her younger brother and sister after the death of their mother and with the absence of their father, is not about to reveal hers until suspicion falls on the wrong person.

About the Author

Siobhan Dowd was named one of the top 100 Irish Americans by Irish-America Magazine and AerLingus for her global anti-censorship work with the writers' organization PEN. A Swift Pure Cry is her first novel. She lives in Oxford, England.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375891557
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Pregnancy
Author:
Siobhan Dowd
Author:
Siobhan Dowd
Subject:
Social Issues - Pregnancy
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Situations / Pregnancy
Subject:
Children s Activities-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Pregnancy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080909
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Age Level:
12-17

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Pregnancy

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Product details 320 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375891557 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Set in Ireland in 1984, this novel tells a story of a pregnant teenage girl who is left to care for her younger siblings following the death of their mother, and their father's descent into an alcoholic depression.
"Synopsis" by , Coolbar, Ireland, is a village of secrets and Shell, caretaker to her younger brother and sister after the death of their mother and with the absence of their father, is not about to reveal hers until suspicion falls on the wrong person.
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