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The Resource I knew you'd have brown eyes, Mary Tennant

I knew you'd have brown eyes, Mary Tennant

Label
I knew you'd have brown eyes
Title
I knew you'd have brown eyes
Statement of responsibility
Mary Tennant
Title variation
I knew you would have brown eyes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A conservative Catholic family in Queensland in 1974 is no place to be a pregnant teenager. With an authoritarian mother and facing enormous societal pressures, Mary must make a decision to save her future but it is one that will haunt her for the rest of her life. After putting her baby son up for adoption, Mary tries to return to her old life and her studies to be a nurse but finds that she cannot escape thoughts of her son or feelings of guilt. The situation is made worse because her mother and family completely ignore what has happened to her; she cannot talk to anyone about how she feels. Even after travelling throughout remote Australia as a nurse and health advisor, and marrying and having two daughters, she feels incomplete and restless. Then the adoption laws regarding contact between birth mothers and their children are changed. She decides that the time might be right to find out if her son wants to meet her. But nothing is ever as simple as it seems and the quest to become a part of her son's life, turns Mary's life and world upside down all over again
Awards note
Finch Memoir Prize Winner 2016.
Biography type
autobiography
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Tennant, Mary
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Tennant, Mary
  • Birthmothers
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Nurses
  • Adoption
  • Adopted children
  • Adoption
Target audience
adult
Label
I knew you'd have brown eyes, Mary Tennant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225836927
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781925048728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781925048728
  • (Sirsi) i9781925048728
Label
I knew you'd have brown eyes, Mary Tennant
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225836927
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781925048728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781925048728
  • (Sirsi) i9781925048728

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