Siobhan's mother died when she was very little, and now at ten yeas old, Siobhan no longer remembers her mother's face. One day, she meets a beautiful woman in the park, who tells her that to see her mother, she only needs to look into a mirror. As Siobhan grows older, she realizes that she looks just like her mother — and just like the woman from the park.
An important book for anyone who has loved, lost, or known the value of family, this powerful story explores grief and the healing power of laughter with Roddy Doyle's unmistakable insight and gentle humor.
* "The storytelling flows gracefully between the naturalistic details and the magical encounter. Blackwood magnifies Doyle's optimism in her limpid watercolor and charcoal art; she focuses on moments of connection..." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
* a tender tale for those who have lost a parent..." — Booklist