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Someone
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
232 pages ; 22 cm
Lexile measure:
1010L
Status:
Broadneck Library - Adult Fiction has 2
FICTION (M)
Crofton Library - Adult Fiction has 2
FICTION (M)
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Fiction
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Description

A fully realized portrait of one woman's life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award-winning author

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. 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. A seemingly innocuous encounter with a young woman named Pegeen sets the bittersweet tone of this remarkable novel. Pegeen describes herself as an "amadan," a fool; indeed, soon after her chat with Marie, Pegeen tumbles down her own basement stairs. The magic of McDermott's novel lies in how it reveals us all as fools for this or that, in one way or another. 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--McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight. This is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers at work today.

A Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

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Crofton Library - Adult Fiction
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374281090 (hdc.) :, 0374281092 (Hardcover)
Lexile measure:
1010

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Description
"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.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

McDermott, A. (2013). Someone. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McDermott, Alice. 2013. Someone. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McDermott, Alice, Someone. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McDermott, Alice. Someone. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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