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B e s t s e ll i n g ”Ma…” S e r i e s by Ma r t h a Lo n g Virtually uneducated, Martha Long is a natural-born storyteller who tells of her life growing up in Ireland in the 1950s and ‘60s across seven volumes, each of which has been a numberone bestseller in Ireland and a bestseller in England. Hers is a gritty and heartrending tale, and a testament to her unbreakable spirit.

“Beautifully written and packed with detail.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer M a , H e S o l d M e f o r a F ew C igarettes Foreword by Alice Walker Virtually uneducated, Martha Long is natural-born storyteller, as she tells of her life growing up in Ireland in the 1950s. One can’t help but cheer on this mischievous, quick-witted, and persistent little girl who has captured hearts across Europe. cloth 978-1-60980-414-5 $26.95 480 pages paper 978-1-60980-503-6

M a , i ’ m getti n meself a n ew mammy The witty and resilient Martha is back, with even more strength and the same natural prose of Ma, He sold Me…In this installment, Martha is faced with a new life away from her family in a convent, until her mother and stepfather show up begging Martha to return home—will she go back to the family she knows, or start a life of her own at a mere thirteen years old? cloth 978-1-60980-414-5 $26.95 480 pages

M a , it ’s a co l d au l n ight a n i ’ m lo o k i n f o r a be d Martha is now 16 and her time at the convent school is up. With no home to go to, Martha leaves the convent carrying her suitcase and a strong desire to shake off her impoverished past. Eager to blend in with the middle classes, Martha yearns to be accepted as someone who can be loved, respected, and one day have a home of her own. But this is 1960s Dublin, where poverty is rife and the Church works together with the Irish government to keep the poor and the ignorant from achieving their aspirations. CLOTH 978-1-60980-598-2 $24.95 352 PAGES


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