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McDermott, Alice

Overview
Works: 62 works in 415 publications in 11 languages and 21,983 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Bildungsromans  History  Domestic fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3563.C355, 813.54
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Charming Billy by Alice McDermott ( Book )
67 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman, cousin to the late Billy Lynch who has just died of alcoholism, traces the story of his lost love, discovering her own father's role in trying to keep Billy from being hurt by the truth about Eva, and contemplating the effect her father's lie had on the rest of the family
After this by Alice McDermott ( Book )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 3,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of an American family during the middle decades of the twentieth century evokes the social, spiritual, and political turmoil of the era as seen through the experiences of a middle-class couple and their children
Child of my heart by Alice McDermott ( Book )
40 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teenage girl, raised on the east end of Long Island among the country estates of the rich, reflects on her understanding of the complexities and contradictions of human nature during a seemingly idyllic summer spent with her eight-year-old cousin Daisy
Someone by Alice McDermott ( Book )
26 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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
At weddings and wakes by Alice McDermott ( Book )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the Sixties, McDermott's third novel tells the story of an extended Irish-American family observed primarily through the eyes of the children, a son and two daughters. Time circles backwards and forwards around a variety of family rituals: holiday meals, vacations at the shore, the wedding of a favorite aunt. The poignant middle-aged romance that develops between the aunt, a former nun, and her suitor, a shy mailman, exacerbates already pronounced family tensions. As they listen to oft-repeated stories about poverty, disease, and early deaths, the children are solemn witnesses to the Irish immigrant experience in America. By turns wry and sad, this is McDermott's finest novel to date. Highly recommended
That night by Alice McDermott ( Book )
43 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a warm suburban night, the sound of lawn sprinklers is drowned out by the rumble of hot rods. Suddenly, a car careens onto a family's neat front yard, teenage boys spill out brandishing chains and leather, and a young man cries out for the girl he loves. Tonight, fathers will pick up snow shovels and rakes to defend their turf, and children will witness a battle fuelled by fierce and true love. This is the night they will talk about and remember as the moment that changed everything forever
A bigamist's daughter : a novel by Alice McDermott ( Book )
35 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Connelly, an editor at a vanity press, feels as though she is sleepwalking through life
Someone : a novel by Alice McDermott ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our first glimpse of Marie is as a child: a girl in glasses waiting on a Brooklyn stoop for her beloved father to come home from work. The moves on to Marie's first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother's brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents' deaths; the births and lives of Marie's children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn
After this by Alice McDermott ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the social, spiritual, and political turmoil during the middle decades of the twentieth century, as seen through the experiences of a middle-class couple and their children
Child of my heart by Alice McDermott ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theresa is the town's most sought-after babysitter but she must cope with the challenges presented by the neighborhood's waiflike children, the tumultuous households of her employers, the mysterious compelling attention of an aging painter
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
Charming Billy a novel by Alice McDermott ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy Lynch fell deeply in love with Eva, an Irish girl whom he wanted to marry. Eva went home to Ireland and promised to be back. Eva died and Billy married Maeve, but he never got over Eva
At weddings and wakes by Alice McDermott ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of an Irish-Catholic family on Long Island through the eyes of its youngest members, two sisters and a brother. The children experience recrimination, melodrama, and other emotions in their experiences at home with their grandparents and aunts
Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to arms radio program by Dan Stone ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of the novel by Ernest Hemingway which takes place during World War I
That night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two teenagers follow their hearts and defy the conventions of 1960s suburbia in this tender romance
La visite à Brooklyn roman by Alice McDermott ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deux fois par semaine, Lucy quitte sa maison de Long Island avec ses 3 enfants pour se rendre en bus à Brooklyn dans l'appartement où elle a grandi et où vivent ses 3 soeurs. Et il y a Momma qui a émigré de sa ferme irlandaise et a élevé les quatres filles de sa soeur à sa mort, a épousé son mari et a mis au monde un fils. Evocation des années 1960 dans les milieux irlandais de New York
A bigamist's daughter by Alice McDermott ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Connelly, editor at a New York vanity press, sells the dream of publication (admittedly, to writers of questionable talent). Stories of true emotional depth rarely cross her desk. But when a young writer named Tupper Daniels walks in, bearing an unfinished novel, Elizabeth is drawn to both the novelist and his story--a lyrical tale about a man in love with more than one woman at once. Tupper's manuscript unlocks memories of her own secretive father, who himself may have been a bigamist. As Elizabeth and Tupper search for the perfect dénouement, their affair, too, approaches a most unexpected and poignant coda
Ce qui demeure : roman by Alice McDermott ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman familial. Roman de société
Irischer Abschied : Roman by Alice McDermott ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En bodas y entierros by Alice McDermott ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish translation of "At weddings and wakes". The bittersweet, lovable, human story of an Irish-Catholic family on Long Island as seen through the eyes of two sisters and a brother
 
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Alternative Names
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מקדרמוט, אליס. זקס־פורטל, מרב
マクダーモット, アリス
Languages
English (315)
French (17)
Italian (11)
Spanish (9)
German (4)
Japanese (3)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (2)
Croatian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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