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Someone

McDermott, Alice (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"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.
Authors: McDermott, Alice
Title: Someone
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 232 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "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.
Local Note: 1 6 7 9 15 16 17 18 35 38 53 57 60 64 71 74 79 80 97 109 112 118 133 138 143 148 150 152 156 159 160 167 172 173 175 176 182 188 193 198 203 210 211 216 222 226 228 231 242 243 244 245 250 262 263 264 268 272 274 276
ISBN: 0374281092
9780374281090
Statement of Responsibility: Alice McDermott
Subject Headings: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction. Irish American women Fiction.
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
Topical Term: Irish American women
LCCN: 2013014938
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Aug 03, 2014
  • annphi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is my first read with this author and
it will be my last! The fact that it won
a high award is bewildering. The plot
eludes me, the characters are one
deminsional, McDemott's writing style
is disjointed with endless descriptive
paragraphs. Little if any dialogue or
interactions between charachters. They
seem do die off with no context or explanation. VERY disappointing

May 31, 2014
  • molmil8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book starts off slow, but it is worth it to stick with it, and it is a good story, a vignette of someone's life. I usually have trouble with time-shifting but in this book it was what made the book a gem.

Apr 18, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A pleasant read. Interesting how the chapters are not sequential in Marie's life.

Mar 08, 2014
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A lovely book about an Irish immigrant family in Brooklyn. Very touching and beautifully written.

Mar 08, 2014
  • Tish1NYC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Graceful, touching story of a woman growing up and living in Brooklyn in the period post WWII. Superb and one of the best I've read in a long time.

Mar 06, 2014
  • carrilis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good, enjoyable story of random events of one woman's life.

So true to life, how the randomness of joy and tragedy touches a life at different intervals. Very nicely written. Very engaging.

Oct 29, 2013
  • diggie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

best novel of 2013 so far. wickedly funny and deeply moving,absolutely beautiful writing, fine observation, transcendence of the ordinary, etc. tree grows in brooklyn grows up.

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