Baking for Bookworms: Irish Soda Bread from Alice McDermott’s Someone

Alice McDermott’s book follows the life of an Irish immigrant in all its stirring little moments and complexities. It’s a quiet book that is definitely worth a read. There is plenty of food mentioned in the novel, but I really liked this moment between Marie, the narrator, and her mother where her mother tries to … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Irish Soda Bread from Alice McDermott’s Someone

Women Writers Reading Challenge #33 : Someone by Alice McDermott

I've read a lot of books with a similar premise to Alice McDermott's (like Cynthia Ozick's The Puttermesser Papers and Mary Costello's Academy Street). The focus on a single life gives an author room to show how each of our lives are significant, and how they are interesting in all of their distinct particulars. What … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #33 : Someone by Alice McDermott