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  Charming Billy Charming Billy is a devastating account of the power of longing and lies, love's tenacity, and resignation's hold. Even at his funeral party, Billy Lynch's life remains up for debate. This soft-spoken, poetry lover's drinking was as legendary among his Queens, New York, family and friends as was his... Read more

  At Weddings and Wakes Telling a story through the eyes of children is a tricky business, which is that much more proof of what a magician Alice McDermott happens to be. At Weddings and Wakes, her engrossing portrayal of love and tragedy in an Irish-Catholic family, takes us along with the kids as they accompany their... Read more

  That Night Suburban Long Island in the 60s is the setting for this story of the binding love between a young couple, and the drastic actions they must take when she becomes pregnant. From the author of The Bigamist's Daughter. Read more

  A Bigamist's Daughter This tale of a southern writer and the New York editor who helps shape the ending of his novel and the beginning of his future was called by "Newsweek" "a wise, sad, witty novel about men and women, God, hope, love, illusion, and fiction itself". Read more

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