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The Resource Charming Billy, Alice McDermott

Charming Billy, Alice McDermott

Label
Charming Billy
Title
Charming Billy
Statement of responsibility
Alice McDermott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young woman, cousin to the late Billy Lynch who has just died of alcoholism, traces the story of his lost love, discovering her own father's role in trying to keep Billy from being hurt by the truth about Eva, and contemplating the effect her father's lie had on the rest of the family
Summary
When the late Billy Lynch's relatives and friends gather together to keep his memory alive, stories are woven and memories relived detailing his life in the close Irish-American community and the intricate feelings that resurface
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1999.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1998.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 1998
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Awards note
American Book Award, 1999
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005018
Cataloging source
MB
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McDermott, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Irish American families
  • Irish Americans
  • Alcoholics
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • Alcoholics
  • Irish American families
  • Irish Americans
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Charming Billy, Alice McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
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
ocn892627054
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781250058324
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892627054
Label
Charming Billy, Alice McDermott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
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
ocn892627054
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781250058324
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892627054

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