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The Resource Child of My Heart, Alice McDermott, (electronic resource)

Child of My Heart, Alice McDermott, (electronic resource)

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Child of My Heart
Title
Child of My Heart
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Alice McDermott
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Language
eng
Summary
A young girl's astonishing, poignant first look into the turbulent heart of things "I had in my care that summer four dogs, three cats, the Moran kids, Daisy, my eight-year-old cousin, and Flora, the toddler child of a local artist. There was also, for a while, a litter of wild rabbits, three of them, that had been left under our back steps.... " Alice McDermott's haunting and enchanting new work of fiction—her first since the bestselling Charming Billy , winner of the 1998 National Book Award—is narrated by a woman who was born beautiful. Her parents decided that her best chance in life was to marry a wealthy man, so she was raised on the east end of Long Island, among the country houses of the rich. On the cusp of fifteen, she is the town's most sought-after babysitter—cheerful, beloved, a wonder with children and animals, but also a solitary soul with an already complex understanding of human nature—when her favorite cousin, Daisy, comes to spend the summer. The narrator's witty, piquant, deeply etched evocation of all that was really transpiring under the surface during that seemingly idyllic season gives her wry tale—infused with suppressed passion, disappointment, and enduring hope—its remarkable vividness and impact. Once again, Alice McDermott explores the mysterious depths of what seems like everyday life with unforgettable insight and resonant emotional power
Summary
The story of a young girl's coming-of-age one summer on Long Island
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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071057
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McDermott, Alice
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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adult
Label
Child of My Heart, Alice McDermott, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374706067
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6e469a61-0bff-4193-afcc-c3ae1f7c3bcf
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Child of My Heart, Alice McDermott, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374706067
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6e469a61-0bff-4193-afcc-c3ae1f7c3bcf
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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