by Terence Gibbons
Set in the Sixties. Anne, at sixteen,is pregnant. She lives in a childrens' home while her boyfriend, Steve lives at home. His mother is a fiery, dominant woman who dislikes the idea of Anne from the beginning. When she learns that the girl is pregnant she resolves that they will never marry. The book is a saga of how this conflict comes to a tragic end. But there is a twist at the end.