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The Crooked Branch

The Crooked Branch

Jeanine Cummins; read by Aoife McMahon and Patricia Rodriguez

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On Sale: 06/02/2020

ISBN: 9781250775726

12:44:0

From Jeanine Cummins, the national bestselling author of American Dirt and A Rip in Heaven, comes The Crooked Branch--the deeply moving story of two mothers from two very different times.

After the birth of her daughter Emma, the usually resilient Majella finds herself feeling isolated and exhausted. Then, at her childhood home in Queens, Majella discovers the diary of her maternal ancestor Ginny—and is shocked to read a story of murder in her family history.

With the famine upon her, Ginny Doyle fled from Ireland to America, but not all of her family made it. What happened during those harrowing years, and why does Ginny call herself a killer? Is Majella genetically fated to be a bad mother, despite the fierce tenderness she feels for her baby?

Determined to uncover the truth of her heritage and her own identity, Majella sets out to explore Ginny’s past—and discovers surprising truths about her family and ultimately, herself.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

Jeanine Cummins; read by Aoife McMahon and Patricia Rodriguez

Jeanine Cummins is the author of the bestselling novel American Dirt, as well as The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch, and the bestselling true crime memoir A Rip in Heaven. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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Read an excerpt of the book on Entertainment Weekly

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