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The ninth hour

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"On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove--to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife--'that the hours of his life belong to himself alone'. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, a Little Sister of the Sick Poor, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence, and yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives--testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations. Rendered with remarkable lucidity and intelligence, Alice McDermott's The Ninth Hour is a crowning achievement of one of the finest American writers at work today"--Provided by the publisher.

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Bedford Free Library LARGE PRINT M (Text)
Large Print
31002150684289
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Chappaqua Library LARGE PRINT FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
Large Print
31005400011492
Checked out
04/23/2024
Harrison Public Library LP MCDERMOTT, A. (Text)
Large Print
31010300130509
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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library LP MCDERMOTT, A. (Text)
Large Print
31010400059210
Checked out
04/22/2024
Irvington Public Library LARGE PRINT MCDERMOTT (Text)
Large Print
31012154348245
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New Rochelle Public Library LP MCDERMOTT (Text)
Large Print
31019156147194
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library LARGE PRINT MCDERMOTT (Text)
Large Print
31025152391785
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Pound Ridge Library District LARGE PRINT MCDERMOTT (Text)
Large Print
31026150942546
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Rye Osborn Branch Library LP MCDERMOTT ADAMS (Text)
New Book
31028200079683
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Scarsdale Public Library LG PT FICTION (Text)
Large Print
31029154224721
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