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At Weddings and Wakes: .has been added to your Cart. As rendered through Ms. McDermott's rich, supple prose, and infused with her quiet emotional wisdom, the story of these three children and their family assumes a kind of mythic resonance: it becomes a parable about all families and all families' encounters with love, mortality, and sorrow.
The wedding party arrived in two cars. Momma and Veronica and Agnes in the second, with the three children perched carefully on the jump seats. The girls wore their Easter dresses, the boy his navy-blue Confirmation suit that was already too short in the sleeves
Praise for Alice McDermott. At Weddings and Wakes. McDermott’s prose slips down like liquid, often carrying alcohol’s lingering stin. his book deepens to explore the influence of faith and the possible redeeming power of love’ Daily Mail.
Praise for Alice McDermott. It’s hard to lift your eyes at the end of the boo. ou’ll find yourself reading every wor. ot because it’s complicated but because such wonderful things happen deep inside the sentences’ Newsweek. At Weddings and Wakes is a brilliant, highly complex, extraordinary piece of fiction and a triumph for its author’ Chicago Tribune. A magical, thoroughly original nove. ritten with wisdom and grace’ New York Times.
Alice McDermott was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 1953. She has written several novels including A Bigamist's Daughter, At Weddings and Wakes, Child of My Heart, After This, Someone, and The Ninth Hour. from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1975 and an . from the University of New Hampshire in 1978. After graduating college, she got a job reading unsolicited manuscripts for Redbook magazine and did some freelance reading for Esquire. That Night was made into a film starring C. Thomas Howell and Juliette Lewis in 1992.
At Weddings and Wakes. A brilliant, highly complex, extraordinary piece of fiction and a triumph for its author. McDermott's novels can't be relegated to plot or thematic conceit. by. McDermott, Alice. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Irish Americans, Family. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Uploaded by YoshikoM on June 28, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). With eloquence and grace, master storyteller Alice McDermott transforms everyday experience into the heroic and universal. How did you like the book?
At Weddings and Wakes. Twice a week, Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up, and where her stepmother and unmarried sisters still live. Aunt Veronica, with her wounded face and dreams of beauty, drowns her sorrows in drink. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Give a Bookmate subscription →.
Alice McDermott, American writer. Recipient Whiting Writers award. At Weddings and Wakes (Paperback) - Common. Twice a week, Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia with her three. A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award It is high summer, the early 1960s. But Sheryl's widowed mother steps between them, and one moonlit night Rick and a gang of hoodlums descend upon her quiet neighborhood.
Alice McDermott is the author of several novels, including Somone; After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award .
Alice McDermott is the author of several novels, including Somone; After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award; and At Wedd. ings 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, .