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Alice McDermott
Birth date: June 27, 1953
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Dem
Dem rated it 9 months 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
debbiekrenzer rated it 10 months 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
Mellkoh rated it 5 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
meganbaxter rated it 5 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 ...
debnance
debnance rated it 9 years ago
A masterpiece. I wish I'd read this book this morning when I was still able to write coherently instead of midnight when I'm in the last seven hours of a twenty-four hour read-a-thon. I loved the way the author switches from first person singular narrator to first person plural narrator in the story...
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