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The ninth hour, Alice McDermott

Label
The ninth hour
Title
The ninth hour
Statement of responsibility
Alice McDermott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a gloomy day in February, Jim sends his wife Annie out to do the shopping before dark falls. He seals their meagre apartment, unhooks the gas tube inside the oven, and inhales. Sister St. Saviour, a Little Nursing Sister of the Sick Poor, catches the scent of fire doused with water and hurries to the scene: firemen, a gathered crowd and a distraught young widow. Moved by Annie's plight, and her unborn child, the wise nun finds her work in the convent's laundry, and Annie's baby daughter grows up amidst the crank of the wringer, the hiss of the iron, the reminiscences of Sister Illuminata and the games of Sister Jeanne. Yet what will become of this convent child? Will Sally join the women who raised her in their unending efforts to alleviate Brooklyn's poverty and sickness?
Cataloging source
SALS
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McDermott, Alice
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Irish American families
  • Immigrants
  • Irish Americans
  • Widows
  • Nuns
Target audience
adult
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally appeared in slightly different form in the New Yorker
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
50458103
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408854617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408854617
  • (Sirsi) i9781408854617
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally appeared in slightly different form in the New Yorker
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
50458103
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408854617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408854617
  • (Sirsi) i9781408854617

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