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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
September 12th at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
Join us on September 12 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. In Catholic Brooklyn during the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude
to erase the man’s brief existence. Yet, his suicide, though never spoken of, reverberates through many lives —
testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple
generations. Rendered with remarkable delicacy, heart, and intelligence, this novel is
a crowning achievement of one of the finest American writers at work today.
For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.