From master storyteller Barbara Wood comes an engrossing suspense novel about a young girl caught between the possibilities of science and the mysteries of faith. According to the doctors, seventeen-year-old Mary McFarland is pregnant. But Mary knows she is a virgin, despite her strange symptoms. In 1960s America, a woman's worst social disgrace is to become pregnant out of wedlock. A good Catholic high school girl, Mary suddenly finds herself at the center of a scandal, rejected and ostracized by family, friends, and even her priest. At first she doesn't accept what people say and thinks something else is wrong with her. But no one will believe her or try to help. When a doctor begins to wonder if Mary's claim to innocence could possibly be justified, he begins to investigate. The scientific theory he develops to explain her pregnancy is so bizarre and such a medical oddity that he knows the McFarland family, the church - and the world - will very likely refuse to accept it. But if he is right, what kind of child is Mary carrying? Mary and her family are suddenly trapped in a chilling conflict between the possibilities of science - and the mysteries of faith.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Childsong
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 1-63026-294-3 / 978-1-63026-294-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner
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July 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Child Song
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 0-86188-202-4 / 978-0-86188-202-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus Books
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April 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Childsong
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 0-385-15560-3 / 978-0-385-15560-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Childsong
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 1-59652-866-4 / 978-1-59652-866-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner
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May 2012 : Paperback
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Title: [(Childsong)] [By (author) Barbara Wood] published on (May, 2012)
Author(s): Barbara Wood
Publisher: Turner
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Childsong
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 0-595-43330-8 / 978-0-595-43330-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Authors Choice Press
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November 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Child Song
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 0-7221-9197-9 / 978-0-7221-9197-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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June 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Childsong
Author(s): Random House
ISBN: 0-449-24528-4 / 978-0-449-24528-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Childsong
Author(s): Barbara Wood
Publisher: Turner
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