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Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott
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Alice McDermott is the author of several 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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A magnificent new novel from one of America’s finest writersa powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American...

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The Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour

Alice McDermott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A magnificent new novel from one of America’s finest writersa powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American...

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Someone

Someone

Alice McDermott
Picador
Picador

An ordinary life-its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion-lived by an ordinary, but unforgettable woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott's...

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Charming Billy

Charming Billy

Picador Modern Classics

Alice McDermott
Picador
Picador Modern Classics

Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics. As they trade tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and consuming...

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That Night

That Night

Alice McDermott
Picador
Picador

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

It is high summer, the early 1960s. Sheryl and Rick, two Long Island teenagers, share an intense, all-consuming love. But Sheryl's...

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A Bigamist's Daughter

A Bigamist's Daughter

Alice McDermott
Picador
Picador

The New York Times Bestselling Author of After This and Charming Billy


Elizabeth Connelly, editor at a New York vanity press, sells the dream...

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At Weddings and Wakes

At Weddings and Wakes

Alice McDermott
Picador
Picador

Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia twice a week with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up, and where her stepmother and unmarried sisters still live. The children...

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After This

After This

Alice McDermott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Alice McDermott's powerful novel is a vivid portrait of an American family in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Witty, compassionate, and wry, it captures the social, political, and spiritual...

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Child of My Heart

Child of My Heart

Alice McDermott
Picador
Picador

In Alice McDermott's first work of fiction since her best-selling, National Book Award-winning Charming Billy, a woman recalls her fifteenth summer with the wry and bittersweet wisdom of hindsight.

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