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
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About Jeanine Cummins
Jeanine Cummins is the author of several books, including the novels The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch and the memoir A Rip in Heaven.
About the Narrators
was the original voice actress for Sue Ellen Armstrong and Francine’s sister
Catherine Frensky on the children’s television series, Arthur. Also an audiobook narrator, she has read numerous titles by
Siri Hustvedt, Heather O’Neill, and Donna Milner.
Aoife McMahon, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an Irish actress with extensive experience in theater and television. She won the 2002 Best Actress Gemini Award for Random Passage opposite Colm Meaney. She has also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Old Vic and has toured the United Kingdom with Goodnight Mister Tom.