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Adoption, secrecy, and love

The 2017 Irish Writers Series at Boston College presents journalist Caitríona Palmer, who will read from her memoir, An Affair with My Mother: A Story of Adoption, Secrecy and Love, on April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. Born in Dublin, Palmer was adopted as an infant. She set about searching for her birth mother once she was an adult. What she found, and the secret relationship she formed with her birth mother, reveal the dark place that adoption holds in Ireland’s history. Palmer is a Boston College alumna and has written for the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, the Irish Echo, the Glasgow Sunday Herald, RTE Radio, BBC, and the Global Radio Network. She is currently a writer-in-residence at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. Co-sponsors: Irish Studies and the Institute for the Liberal Arts. Register for the event.  || Watch an interview with Palmer.