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The Miracle of Grace

(2007)
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Grace's mother Eileen is a great list maker, so when Grace walks into Eileen's kitchen to drop off a postal package and sees her garish 'To Do' pad on the counter, she thinks nothing of it, until she sneaks a look. There, at No 8, ranked in importance well below bread, telephone bill and bins is 'Tell G I have ovarian cancer, probably terminal'. Grace goes into shock, primarily at the thought that her mother is dying, but also at the fact that her mother simply couldn't tell her to her face. Is their relationship really so bad?Eileen has been brought up in rural Ireland in the 1950s, in thrall to the rules of her community - church first, then husband, then children. So she's had little time for herself and even now finds it impossible to put her own problems and desires to the fore. It is only when Grace confronts her that she is able to go back over her past, to her own childhood, her early marriage, and the birth of her cherished only daughter to find memories of happiness and unbearable tragedy that have coloured her life forever.

"The Miracle of Grace" is a poignant, but ultimately uplifting, novel that reveals a unique relationship between a mother and her daughter, and tells of a woman whose life has been restricted by the mores of duty, honour, and religion but who yearns for love.

Genre: General Fiction

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October 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: The Miracle of Grace
Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
ISBN: 0-230-01476-3 / 978-0-230-01476-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Miracle of Grace
Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
ISBN: 0-330-45225-8 / 978-0-330-45225-0 (UK edition)
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July 2008 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: MIRACLE OF GRACEOME PB
Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
ISBN: 0-330-45622-9 / 978-0-330-45622-7 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Miracle of Grace
Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
ISBN: 0-230-01478-X / 978-0-230-01478-7 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Miracle of Grace
Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
ISBN: 0-230-52902-X / 978-0-230-52902-1 (UK edition)
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January 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: The Miracle of Grace
Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
ISBN: 0-230-52900-3 / 978-0-230-52900-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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November 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Little Miracle: An poignant, uplifting novel about adoption and a mother's love
Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Miracle of Grace
Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
Publisher: Macmillan
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