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Someone

By Alice author McDermott

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 extraordinary seventh novel.

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 twentieth century and her Irish-American enclave. Rendered with remarkable empathy and insight, Someone is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived, with passion and heartbreak, a crowning achievement of one of the finest American writers at work today.

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Someone

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781410463258


Format: Large Print
Author: McDermott, Alice author
Summary: "The story of a Brooklyn-born woman's life - her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs - from childhood to old age"--Provided by the publisher.
Title: Someone / Alice McDermott.
Publisher Date: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2013.
Subject: Irish American women -- Fiction Large type books Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781410463258 (hardcover) 1410463257 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: LPF McDermott
Oclc: 854610159
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Bib Id: 452219

Format: Large Print
Author: McDermott, Alice author.
Summary: "The story of a Brooklyn-born woman's life - her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs - from childhood to old age"--Provided by the publisher.
Title: Someone / Alice McDermott.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publisher, Date: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2013.
Description: 351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Subjects: Irish American women -- Fiction
Subjects: Large type books
Subjects: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013031994
ISBN: 9781410463258 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1410463257 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: LPF McDermott