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Call of the Lark; A Memoir by Maura Mulligan


Maura Mulligan signing A Call of the Lark

Mayo author Maura Mulligan popped into Charlie Byrne’s the other day and kindly signed copies of her memoir Call of the Lark.

This is the story of a woman who found the courage to change her life several times. As a young girl in Ireland, Maura Mulligan worked as a servant in “a grand house”. At seventeen, she sailed to America and became a telephone operator. Answering a higher call, she entered a Franciscan convent and became a nun. Influenced by the changes following Vatican II, she made the decision to return to the world.

Call of the Lark offers a vivid portrait of the author’s childhood in rural Ireland of the forties and fifties. Behind the convent door, the reader shares her nun’s life and stnads with her when she decides to leave it. This is an immigration story that contrasts the old world with the new, a story of sacrifices made and challenges met.

Featuring a forward from Macdara Woods this is an intriguing memoir not to be missed. For more information or to reserve a signed copy simply contact us.

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