916weFnVRVLI was prompted to add Someone to the top of the “Must Read” stack on my bedside table by a lovely invitation from a friend and colleague to join her to hear Alice McDermott speak. I figured I had better have her newest one read. I loved Charming Billy and At Weddings and Wakes. It’s been a while (7 years) since Alice McDermott published a book, so this one comes highly anticipated. Someone was a lyrically written quiet book. It centers around Marie and her family and childhood. It spans her lifetime in brief moments. This is about an ordinary person leading an ordinary life. And, while it is quiet, it is so well-written, that it’s a joy to read. I liked this book very much and I can’t wait to hear McDermott speak next week!

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