Summer Reading: Alice McDermott’s “Someone”


I'm not sure why I've never before read anything by Alice McDermott.  She's a Catholic writer with seven books and numerous articles to her credit, a university professor with an illustrious academic career.  She received the American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction for her 1998 novel Charming Billy.Anyway, I hadn't read McDermott's books until this summer, when I've been enjoying her latest work, Someone.  In Someone, McDermott tells the story of an ordinary life … [Read more...]