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 Tennant 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 and Mary cannot talk to anyone about how she feels. Even after travelling throughout remote Australia as a nurse and health advisor, eventually marrying and having two daughters, Mary feels incomplete and restless. Then the adoption laws regarding contact between birth mothers and their children are changed. Mary decides that the time might be right to see if her son wants to meet her. But nothing is ever as simple as it seems and Mary?s life and world is about to be turned upside down all over again. Spanning forty years and set against a backdrop of changing social attitudes in Australia, this is the story of a young girl searching for meaning, coming to terms with her guilt and grief, and learning that breaking the silence brings empowerment
Tone
Writing style
Award
Finch Memoir Prize Winner 2016.
Awards note
Finch Memoir Prize, Winner 2016.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10640831
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tennant, Mary
Dewey number
306.8743092
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tennant, Mary
  • Tennant, Mary
  • Adoption
  • Teenage mothers
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Nurses
  • Adoption
  • Birthmothers
  • Adopted children
  • Adoption
Label
I knew you'd have brown eyes, Mary Tennant
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781925048728
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
I knew you'd have brown eyes, Mary Tennant
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781925048728
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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