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After This
After This
Author: Alice McDermott
On a wild, windy April day in Manhattan, when Mary first meets John Keane, she cannot know what lies ahead of her. A marriage, a fleeting season of romance, and the birth of four children will bring John and Mary to rest in the safe embrace of a traditional Catholic life in the suburbs. But neither Mary nor John, distracted by memories and longi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374168094
ISBN-10: 0374168091
Publication Date: 9/5/2006
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3

A vivid portrait of an American family in the middle decades of the twentieth century by bestselling author Alice McDermott.

MY COMMENTS: This is not one of Alice McDermott's best. It's a little flat and disjointed. Read by Martha Plimpton, I found it satisfying enough to listen to and stay with for my 10 hour drive, so definitely not disappointing in that regard. It is soft and endearing with an ending that leaves the listener wondering what happened.
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Helpful Score: 3
A lot like "Flesh and Blood"; a story that follows one family from the parents' meeting to the coming of age of the youngest child. This was hard for me to put down. The ending leaves you wondering what will happen to this family.
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Helpful Score: 3
A sad look into the lives of an ordinary middle class family in Long Island in the 50s and 60s. Their troubles were our troubles, their view of the world, ours.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was a bit slow in spots but overall a nice story about an American Family in the 60's.
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Helpful Score: 1
I like her books. Much of it is written from the children's point of view of adult life. Good read.
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