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An Evening with Nati
An Evening with National Book Award Winning Author Alice McDermott
Hudson Library & Historical Society

Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
National Book Award winning author Alice McDermott will discuss her latest novel, The Ninth Hour, the story of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn in the early twentieth century. The book was named a 2017 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Fiction, a 2017 National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Fiction, the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2017, The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction 2017, The Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Novels of 2017, Time Magazine’s Top 10 Novels of 2017 and NPR’s Best Books of 2017, among many other honors. The Houston Chronicle called the novel, “brilliant…perhaps her finest work to date.”

McDermott is the author of seven previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; At Weddings and Wakes; and Someone--all published by FSG. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.

Copies of The Ninth Hour will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 
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