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The ninth hour / by Alice McDermott.

McDermott, Alice, (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brazil PL - Brazil LARGE PRINT MCDERMOTT (Text) 38160000631265 Second Floor, Large Print Checked out 11/09/2017
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg LP FIC MCDERMOTT (Text) 32826014104699 New Books Available -
Kendallville PL - Limberlost Branch LARGE.PRINT FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text) 37516002032814 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW LP MCD (Text) 70743000155997 Large Print Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library LP F MCD (Text) 70621000216216 Adult - Large Print Fiction Checked out 11/06/2017
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP MCD (Text) 78731000501581 New Fiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Parker Branch (Hatfield) FIC McD LgP (Text) 70741200104949 Large Print Checked out 11/02/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432841508
  • ISBN: 1432841505
  • Physical Description: 361 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Widows > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Nuns > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Domestic fiction.

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