Alice McDermott is the author of four previous novels: Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award in 1998; At Weddings and Wakes; That Night; and A Bigamist's Daughter.
Alice McDermott is the author of four previous novels: Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award in 1998; At Weddings and Wakes; That Night; and A Bigamist's Daughter. She lives with her family outside Washington, .
Alice McDermott won the National Book Award in 1998 for Charming Billy. Her very first book, and her most recent. But this time I'm sure. This one, is definitely her best work; Child of My Heart is a MUST read. She is the author of four other novels: At Weddings and Wakes, a New York Times bestseller, That Night; and A Bigamist's Daughter.
Child of My Heart book. In Alice McDermott's first work of fiction since her best-selling, National Book Award-winning Charming Billy, a woman recalls her fifteenth summer with the wry and bittersweet wisdom of hindsight.
Alice McDermott's haunting and enchanting new work of fiction-her first since the bestselling Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award-is narrated by a woman who was born beautiful. Her parents decided that her best chance in life was to marry a wealthy man, so she was raised on the east end of Long Island, among the country houses of the rich.
I had a deck of cards with me, and my book, and the jar of Noxzema for Daisy’s feet.
Child of my heart, . 4. I had a deck of cards with me, and my book, and the jar of Noxzema for Daisy’s feet. The light was low up there, one of the ceiling lights had burned out and I had only the bedside lamp turned on. We could hear a gentle rain falling overhead. We sat on one of the beds and played rummy for a while, and when we grew bored with that, we went to my old clothes and picked out another outfit for tomorrow-a seersucker shorts set in yellow and white stripes. I told Daisy that it seemed I could recall the entire summer I had worn it just by touching the cloth.
There was also, for a while, a litter of wild rabbits, three of them, that had been left under our back steps
There was also, for a while, a litter of wild rabbits, three of them, that had been left under our back steps. l it was difficult to know if their bodies moved with the beating of their hearts or the rise of their breaths. Not meant to live, as my parents had told me, being wild things, although I tried for nearly a week to feed them a watery mixture of milk and torn clover. But that was late August. Late in June, Daisy arrived, the middle child of my father’s only sister.
Alice McDermott (born June 27, 1953) is an American writer and university professor. For her 1998 novel Charming Billy she won an American Book Award and the . National Book Award for Fiction
Alice McDermott (born June 27, 1953) is an American writer and university professor. National Book Award for Fiction. McDermott is Johns Hopkins University's Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities. McDermott was born in Brooklyn, New York
Alice McDermott's Child of My Heart tells the story of the friendship between a girl of 15 and her much younger . To this end they live on Long Island, hoping that the beautiful Theresa will capture some young stockbroker's heart.
Alice McDermott's Child of My Heart tells the story of the friendship between a girl of 15 and her much younger cousin. Understandably, her parents' wilfulness on her behalf makes it difficult for Theresa to feel close to them: this in turn intensifies their only child's loneliness. Luckily, Theresa is a natural with children and pets and she soon becomes Long Island's most sought-after babysitter.
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