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    • The Ninth Hour

    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Ash Rizi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Charming Billy

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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    Alice McDermott's striking audiobook, Charming Billy, is a study of the lies that bind and the weight of familial love, of the way good intentions can be as destructive as the truth they were meant to hide. Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics. As they trade tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and consuming sorrow, a complex portrait emerges of an enigmatic man, a loyal friend, a beloved husband, an incurable alcoholic. 

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Alice McDermott at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Roger Rosenblatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    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: £1.39

    • At Wedding and Wakes

    • By: Alice McDermott
    • Narrated by: Alice McDermott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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    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: £6.09