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The Mothers

By: Rod Jones
Narrated by: Di Adams
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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In 1917, while the world is at war, Alma falls pregnant, and her daughter, Molly, is born in secret.

In 1952, Anna enters a Salvation Army home for unmarried mothers, determined to keep her baby.

In 1975, Cathy is living with David, determined not to get married, but when she falls pregnant a new chapter is added to this family story.

Interweaving the intimate lives of three generations of Australian women, this is a tale about secrets, motherhood, adoption and the untold stories that shape us.

©2015 Rod Jones (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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"Quietly moving.... If you like Colm Toíbín's work, I'm sure you will love this book." ( Readings)
"Beautifully written and deeply poignant. One of the most satisfying Australian novels I’ve read in years." (Alex Miller, Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning author of The Ancestor Game)

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  • Kim
  • 05-23-19

This book is extraordinary

The mothers resonated with me because my mother was adopted and we grew up in Brunswick. Many of the things mentioned in the book the names of the places the suburbs the lifestyle are part of my family history as well and it was almost like Rod had written this book as a personal family history for us. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a family member that has adoption as part of their past. It gives you a deeper understanding of someone who was either abandoned or had to give up a child. Thank you Rod