9780312422912

Child of My Heart

ISBN 10: 0312422911 / 0-312-42291-1
ISBN 13: 9780312422912
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

A teenage girl, raised on the east end of Long Island among the country estates of the rich, reflects on her understanding of the complexities and contradictions of human nature during a seemingly idyllic summer spent with her eight-year-old cousin Daisy. By the author of the National Book Award-winning Charming Billy.


Review:

"Though hobbled by a tendency toward sentimentality and self-consciousness, McDermott sculpts her small story with a meticulous eye for the telling detail and transcendent metaphor."

Kirkus, 09/15/2002

Review:

"CHILD OF MY HEART is flatfooted and unconvincing, where [McDermott's] previous fictions were hypnotic; its narrator opaque and annoying, where earlier McDermott characters were engagingly sympathetic....[T]he mundane work of babysitting [is] laid out for the reader in stultifying detail; McDermott uses none of her previously honed skills as a social observer to make them remotely compelling or to shed light on Theresa's state of mind."

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Book Review, 11/18/2002

 

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Book Description: Picador USA, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 208 x 137 mm. Brand New Book. In Alice McDermott s first work of fiction since her best-selling, National Book Award-winning Charming Billy, a woman recalls her fifteenth summer with the wry and bittersweet wisdom of hindsight. The beautiful child of older parents, raised on the eastern end of Long Island, Theresa is her town s most sought-after babysitter--cheerful, poised, an effortless storyteller, a wonder with children and animals. Among her charges this fateful summer is Daisy, her younger cousin, who has come to spend a few quiet weeks in this bucolic place. While Theresa copes with the challenge presented by the neighborhood s waiflike children, the tumultuous households of her employers, the attentions of an aging painter, and Daisy s fragility of body and spirit, her precocious, tongue-in-check sense of order is tested as she makes the perilous crossing into adulthood. In her deeply etched rendering of all that happened that seemingly idyllic season, McDermott once again peers into the depths of everyday life with inimitable insight and grace. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780312422912

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