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FBI GIRL: HOW I LEARNED TO CRACK MY FATHER'S CODE, by Tammy Ryan

Adapted from the memoir by Maura Conlon-McIvor

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FBI GIRL: THE REP at The Pittsburgh Playhouse, 2007
 
This poignant coming of age story follows young Maura Conlon through her childhood journey in the 1960s and 70s. Growing up in an Irish-Catholic family, mostly held together by commitment to her youngest brother, Joey, born with Down's syndrome, Maura struggles to find her place in the world. She is fascinated by mysteries, a fascination fed by the elusive world of her FBI agent father. Her dream was to follow his path and crack "the code" that made his world so lusciously impenetrable.

At her Catholic school, Maura is known as the shy girl. Her beloved uncle, Father Jack, a priest in Queens, NY, relates to Maura, always assuring her of her potential, helping her to find her "voice." Told through Maura's inquisitive eyes and reflective and imaginative mind, FBI GIRL is a highly moving account of personal growth and family trials and triumphs.


"..gives voice to every smart, shy girl who saw the mystery of the worldand dreamed herself into its center"
- Anna Rosenstein, Pittsburgh Post-gazette
 
Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc, 2004 (link)
 

 


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