My Secret Mother

My Secret Mother

Two Different Lives, One Heartbreaking Secret : A Memoir

Book - 2016
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When Phyllis Whitsell finds her birthmother after years of searching, she discovers an alcoholic with early onset dementia. A nurse, Phyllis begins to care for her mother, even though she never fully understands that Phyllis is her daughter.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Collins, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781443451253
Branch Call Number: 362.8298 WHI
Characteristics: xi, 274 pages :,illustrations (some colour)


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Aug 30, 2016

I really enjoyed this book and read it in two days. A good book for anyone who is adopted to read. Very sad at times but a book that you hate to put down.

Aug 05, 2016

A memoir that reads as if it hasn't been professionally edited. A bit depressing at the beginning, but the story picks up once she actually finds her mother. A brave woman though, who understandably still carries the scars of a challenging life.

May 19, 2016

Interesting story but I found that it was not very well written. There was a lot of repetition of words and the message that she was trying to convey. Seemed like this was written by a very amateur writer.

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