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Alice McDermott

Biography

Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott is the author of six 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 finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

Alice McDermott

Books by Alice McDermott

by Alice McDermott - Fiction

We first glimpse Marie Commeford as a child: a girl in thick glasses observing her pre-Depression world from a Brooklyn stoop. Through her first heartbreak and eventual marriage; her delicate brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest and his emotional breakdown; her career as a funeral director’s “consoling angel”; the deaths of her parents and the births of her children --- we follow Marie through the changing world of the 20th century and her Irish-American enclave.