A Handkerchief for Maria

Maria sits by the bed of her comatose daughter, Alice.

When the doctor tells Maria the young woman has only a short time to live, she begins to tell Alice family stories, some true, some not, to make sense of the events which have brought them to where they are now.

The stories begin in Wicklow, Ireland, in 1847, and span three continents, two world wars, and Maria’s flight from Ireland as the country gains its independence.

A Handkerchief for Maria is drawn from real lives of ordinary people in extra-ordinary circumstances.

A life-affirming family saga.

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