Out Now: Alice McDermott’s ‘Someone’ hailed as ‘masterpiece’

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Sat, Sep 14, 2013
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“Someone,” by Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott’s seventh novel starts in an Irish American neighborhood in Brooklyn between the World Wars. The story follows narrator Marie through seven decades. Critic Roxana Robinson writes in The Washington Post that the novel is brilliant and praises McDermott for her subtle, rich storytelling: “The narrative unfolds slowly, through small moments of beauty and vividness. The moments are small, but packed with complexity and emotion. . . . Fear and vulnerability, joy and passion, the capacity for love and pain and grief: Those are common to us all. Those are the things that great novelists explore. And it’s this exploration, made with tenderness, wisdom and caritas, that’s at the heart of Alice McDermott’s masterpiece.”

— Amy Hitt


  • “Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys,” by Billy Crystal
  • “Five Days at Memorial,” by Sheri Fink
  • “Songs of Willow Frost,” by Jamie Ford
  • “W Is for Wasted,” by Sue Grafton


  • “Fuse,” Keith Urban
  • “AM,” Arctic Monkeys
  • “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time,” 2 Chainz
  • “The Electric Lady,” Janelle Monae
  • “Feels Like Home,” Sheryl Crow
  • “Now, Then & Forever,” Earth, Wind and Fire


  • “The Family”
  • “Insidious: Chapter 2”
  • “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve”
  • “The Patience Stone”
  • “Populaire”


  • “Star Trek Into Darkness”
  • “Chasing Ice”
  • “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples”
  • “We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks”
  • “Wish You Were Here”


  • “NHL 14” (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • “Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix “(PS3)

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