Anne Harris, France

Anne was born in Dublin in 1950 and after a career in the EU and various other ventures, she currently lives in France. She is now semi-retired, a municipal councilor and writer.

Unspoken is her debut novel, based on her own experience of having a child in a Mother and Baby Home and their successful reunion.

Following the publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes this year, Anne was interviewed on RTE Claire Byrne Show and Virgin Media television. She was also interviewed by the BBC, NBC Canada, ORF Austria and other media platforms.

 

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Unspoken

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by Anne Harris

About the Book

Based on the author’s own story, a novel about a mother’s search for her adopted son.

A poignant story of love, loss and redemption, spanning almost fifty years in a changing Ireland.

The author draws on her own experience of motherhood and adoption and her search for her son in a culture of concealment, where inconvenient truths are hidden or ignored.

When Sinéad Murray is approached to head a task force and return to Ireland after many years abroad, she grasps the opportunity. But what exactly is the ‘unfinished business’ she has there? And how does that influence her relationship with Jack McDonagh?

Sinéad and Jack first meet as students in the 1970s, and their lives intersect over the following years, taking them from Dublin to Geneva, from Paris to Washington. The secrets they have in common draw them together again and again, with unforeseen consequences that Sinéad will keep from him for thirty years… until her funeral.