Alice McDermott: Child of My Heart

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An unusually tender conversation with Alice McDermott about grace, imagined here as the act of putting others before oneself. Child of My Heart (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), which seems to be about a childhood rite of passage, is actually about memory, devotion and the building of a shrine to a personal saint.

Read an excerpt from Child of My Heart.

 

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