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Publisher Comments:

Sipping    effortlessly between past and present, between    memory and observation, At Weddings And    Wakes tells the story of three generations    of an Irish-Catholic family through the eyes of its    younger members. At once a haunting    evocation of life's inexplicable calamities and a    magical celebration of childhood and familial    love, At Weddings And Wakes    transforms every experience into the heroic and the    universal. It is a testament to the remarkable gift of    a literary master writing at the peak of her story    telling powers.

Synopsis:

Sipping  effortlessly between past and present, between  memory and observation, At Weddings And  Wakes tells the story of three generations  of an Irish-Catholic family through the eyes of its  younger members. At once a haunting  evocation of life's inexplicable calamities and a  magical celebration of childhood and familial  love, At Weddings And Wakes  transforms every experience into the heroic and the  universal. It is a testament to the remarkable gift of  a literary master writing at the peak of her story  telling powers.

About the Author

Alice McDermott is the author of five previous novels, including A Bigamists Daughter; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy; winner of the 1998 National Book Award; At Weddings and Wakes; and That Night. She lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440215233
Publisher:
Dell
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Author:
McDermott, Alice
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Irish americans
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
1993
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
307 p.

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Product details 307 p. pages Dell,c1992. - English 9780440215233 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sipping  effortlessly between past and present, between  memory and observation, At Weddings And  Wakes tells the story of three generations  of an Irish-Catholic family through the eyes of its  younger members. At once a haunting  evocation of life's inexplicable calamities and a  magical celebration of childhood and familial  love, At Weddings And Wakes  transforms every experience into the heroic and the  universal. It is a testament to the remarkable gift of  a literary master writing at the peak of her story  telling powers.
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