The Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour

Book - 2017
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A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780374280147
0374280142
Branch Call Number: FIC McDe
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 9th hour

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geordie18
Oct 12, 2017

I was totally immersed in this novel. It was a fascinating tale, in which nuns were presented as real people. The story of the young widow, Annie, and her daughter Sally was also very compelling. A quiet , contemplative novel, full of feeling.

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laphampeak
Oct 08, 2017

When I finished this novel I felt a strong sense of satisfaction - not from a light and fun read but satisfaction in reading the author's strong sense of descriptions of place, events, and time. The part in the story that gives account of the basement laundry makes me actually sense, literally, the smell, the sight, and the feeling of being there. This feeling continued throughout. I was drawn in like I was actually living alongside the characters as the author spins an interesting tale.

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