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Alice McDermott
Birth date: June 27, 1953
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Thewanderingjew rated it 7 months ago
The Ninth Hour: A Novel: Alice McDermott, author; Euan Morton, narrator Annie, a young Irish Catholic woman is widowed when her husband Jim commits suicide after calmly sending her out to do some shopping. His burial in the church plot that they own is in jeopardy. Sister St. Saviour, of the order L...
Dem rated it 1 year ago
The Ninth Hour a story by Alice McDermott is well written vivid and an interesting insight into 20th Century Irish Catholic Brooklyn and while I found the book well written prose wise I did find the novel quite disjointed and at times difficult to follow. The Story starts out quite strong with Jim a...
debbiekrenzer rated it 2 years ago
or me this book was just okay. I would have, however, liked to have seen more of Sally and a lot less of the nuns. I think that had I'd known that most of it was taking place in a convent, I would not have requested this book.Thanks to Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Net Galley for providing me with a...
Mellkoh rated it 6 years ago
Part of me loved this book due to the writing style but part of me also hated it due to the writing style. There was another review that likened the writing style to a sculpture. I think that is very apt. I found at times that I could just not follow the circles that were being spun within the pr...
meganbaxter rated it 6 years ago
I've read a few later Alice McDermott books, ones that centre more around Irish-American families, and while I can't say I adored them, they certainly struck me more than this book, one of her first, if not her very first, novels. A Bigamist's Daughter, well, I just can't quite figure out what this ...
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