The Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour portrays the multi-generational drama of a poor Irish American Catholic family’s interactions with the nuns of the Little Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor, who loomed large in the lives of tenement Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.  Told from the point of view of Sally and Patrick, young children in prams at the start, when Sally’s troubled father commits suicide, to their ultimate union as husband and wife. The widow ed Annie takes a position in the rectory’s laundry, little Sally in tow, and we follow their lives as Sally grows up and strikes off on her own.  Elegant, very detailed prose draws the reader into the intimate lives of these characters, and the harsh times in which they lived and survived, some flourishing and others not.  A beautiful story, well told., which I thoroughly enjoyed.

The ninth hourBy McDermott, Alice author.

"...testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, ...rendered with remarkable delicacy, heart, and intelligence." Publisher notes

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