Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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"The story of a Brooklyn-born woman's life - her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs - from childhood to old age"--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
ISBN: 9781427213112
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Oct 06, 2017

This is my second book by McD. I found this one easier to like, understand & relate with. She does labor over details, however, the details are so like a painting for the mind's eye. When she writes about the wake, I can see it. As for the wake I've known about for ages, I never fully understood the process or the reasons - eat the grief before it eats you.

I can understand how many might find her style tedious & give up. Just how accurate she describes the life of the Irish in communities like Boston (or other cities) I can only leave to those who have experience, but I'd guess she is very accurate.

Strange how I also listened to Saints for All Occasions & received a full dose of Irish life in US cities.


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