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    • The Ninth Hour

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 410

    On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove - to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife - "that the hours of his life belong to himself alone". In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, appears unbidden to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Profoundly Thought Provoking

    • By Sara on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Someone

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    An ordinary life - its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion - lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections - of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age - come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott’s deft, lyrical voice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Each word chosen like a jewel

    • By Annie M. on 10-27-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • After This

    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Martha Plimpton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 32

    Alice McDermott's masterful new novel is a vivd portrait of an American family caught at the crossroads of the tumultuous middle decades of the 20th century. Witty, compassionate, and wry, After This evokes the social, political, and spiritual upheavals of its time through the experiences of a working-class couple, John and Mary Keane, their four children, and the changes radiating through their Catholic community on Long Island.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Jewel of a Book

    • By Jeanne Kaiser on 10-29-06

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Bigamist's Daughter

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • At Wedding and Wakes

    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Alice McDermott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    More than any other writer, Alice McDermott exposes the vein of poetry, of profound joy and pain that transforms everyday experience into the heroic and universal. At Weddings and Wakes tells the bittersweet, lovable, human story of an Irish-Catholic family on Long Island as seen through the eyes of two sisters and a brother.

    Regular price: $6.29

    • Child of My Heart

    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Sheryl Bernstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The beautiful child of older parents, raised on the eastern end of Long Island among the summer houses of the rich, Theresa is the town's most sough-after babysitter - cheerful, poised, an effortless storyteller, a wonder with children and animals. Among her charges this fateful summer is Daisy, her younger cousin, who has left a crowded working-class household in the city to spend a few quiet weeks in this bucolic place, under Theresa's benevolent eye.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Stuggling to finish this book

    • By Kathleen on 04-21-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Alice McDermott at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Roger Rosenblatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Alice McDermott "is a genius of quiet observation", said the Los Angeles Times. "One of our finest novelists." McDermott's books include Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award, and After This.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Ninth Hour

    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Ash Rizi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove - to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife - 'that the hours of his life belong to himself alone'. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, a Little Sister of the Sick Poor, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Could not finish

    • By Margaret Long on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $15.98