After This

McDermott, Alice

eBook - 2007
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
After This
A portrait of an American family during the middle decades of the twentieth century evokes the social, spiritual, and political turmoil of the era as seen through the experiences of a middle-class couple and their children.

Publisher: New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2007
ISBN: 9780440337300
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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A woman hurries into a diner after church one Sunday, never thinking she would marry the stranger beside her, raise a family and experience life’s ups and downs with him. This novel captures, with McDermott's inimitable understanding and grace, the joy, sorrow, anger, and love that underpin, and ... Read More »

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Jan 23, 2013
  • jeanie123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I found this book a little bit choppy in parts, more like a collection of short stories than a novel, but I loved the continuing theme of the wind used throughout Mary's story and wished it had been employed elsewhere in the book as well. Overall, I found this book an interesting reading exercise.

Feb 01, 2009
  • jbeckber rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

There is a certain charm in the story and the characters. They are not mad eout to be beautiful, their flaws are shown. I like this - it's different from most novel sin this way. But on the down side, I found the sentences hard to read - I often re-read them, stumbled over them. The language to me wasn't as natural as in many other books are.

Dec 06, 2007
  • Cabby rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Finalist 2007 Pulitzer prize for fiction.


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