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…ensnaring writing … I had hair-tingling reactions at high points in the story ...John O’Brien, Jr.  Ohio Irish American News
sensitive ... compelling... poignant ... A rich, moving exploration of the meaning of family, in all its guises.'  ...Kirkus Discoveries
I did not want the book to end.   ...Frank West, Irish American News
“Michael” is compelling, emotional, and beautifully written … a heart-warming read,. ... Little Read Book.  L.B. -
...  well written ... a study of the World War II period.   ...Home School Book Review
   loved it ...  I loved the beginning -- I loved the end  ... and I loved all the in between!  ...Patty Gibson, CO
… another wonderful story I didn't want to end … made me cry, laugh and feel joy. ...Kathleen Murphy, Venice, FL
... riveting.  Many thanks for the hours of pleasure.  ...Patti,  FL
You have outdone yourself …  a wonderful story, I couldn't put it down.  ...Jim Bennett, WI
…now that was a great book! ...Patty, IL
Ann O'Farrell, Irish Author
Who are we? What blend of gene,
heritage, family or culture conjoin to
make us who and what we are?
How is an individual predisposed by
an unknown past to the life set
before them?

Irish, orphaned and abandoned, a
toddler is literally handed off to
strangers only to be judged inferior
and passed on to an exploitive
spinster seeking support for her old

Michael, a second novel by Ann O’Farrell, evolves from her first engrossing tale, Norah’s Children. This time O’Farrell explores the family theme as it relates to the transcendent emotional ties of need, loyalty and self worth. Michael’s duality must overcome his conflicted world of loyalties to country (England/ Ireland) and family (biological/ surrogate) … then comes love and World War II.
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