My Real Children, Paperback Book
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The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan's world split in two.The phone call. His question. Her answer. A single word. `Yes.' `No.'It is 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. `Confused today' read the notes clipped to the end of her bed.

Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War - those things are solid in her memory.

Then that phone call and...her memory splits in two.She was Trish, a housewife and mother of four.She was Pat, a successful travel writer and mother of three.She remembers living her life as both women, so very clearly.

Which memory is real - or are both just tricks of time and light?My Real Children is the story of both of Patricia Cowan's lives - each with its loves and losses, sorrows and triumphs, its possible consequences.

It is a novel about how every life means the entire world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781472115638

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Tiptree winner 2014The first chapter had me hooked, then the next 3 or 4 chapters were pretty dull and I started to wonder what all the fuss was about, but after that the intertwined stories pulled me in again. I enjoyed it immensely.

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