Alice McDermott - Someone
The seventh novel from the National Book Award-winning author of Charming Billy is a moving story of an ordinary everywoman. Marie grows up in an Irish neighborhood of Brooklyn and encounters a self-described “amadan,” or fool. She suffers heartbreak, marries, has children, helps her brother cope with his loss of faith, and mourns her parents. In short, she lives a life as full and bittersweet as anyone’s.