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Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott Epic Photography/Jamie Schoenberger

National Book Awards Winner

Alice McDermott is the author of several previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by FSG. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

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  • After This by Alice McDermott--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alice McDermott's novel After This, narrated by Martha Plimpton. This powerful novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world in which they live. While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter first fruits of the sexual revolution, their older, more tentative brother lags behind, until he finds himself on the way to Vietnam.

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Someone

Alice McDermott

A fully realized portrait of one woman’s life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning authorAn ordinary life—its sharp pains and...

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At Weddings and Wakes

Alice McDermott

The three children of an Irish-American family in Long Island are witnesses to the cycles of dissatisfaction, bitterness and recurring affection that make up the lives of their extended family....

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Charming Billy

Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott tells the story of Billy Lynch within the complex matrix of a tightly knit Irish American community, in a voice that is resonant and full of deep feeling. Charming Billy is a masterpiece...

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Child of My Heart

Alice McDermott

A young girl's astonishing, poignant first look into the turbulent heart of things"I had in my care that summer four dogs, three cats, the Moran kids, Daisy, my eight-year-old cousin,...

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