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Full title: The Penance Room [a novel]

Creator / Author: Carol Coffey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 390p

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Poolbeg Press / 123 Grange Hill, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.

About: The residents of Broken Hill Nursing Home in Australia all have a troubled past. A mysterious younger man arrives to chronicle the lives of these elderly immigrants. Would their secrets best be left uncovered or, if revealed, what will the fall-out be?  This is the author’s second novel.

ID number(s): 9781842234082

WW Connection #1: The author lives in the Baltinglass area of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening line: “”Mum!” I scream as I jump from my bed and stare into the darkness. Sweat drips from my face and, as my breathing eases, I realise that I have dreamt the same dream once again and have woken as usual just in time to feel the vibrations of the 3 a.m. freight train to Sydney as it pases by the back of our house…”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to book review via: Irish Examiner


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