Mar 31, 2013 — In this novel about sadness and delusion, critic Harold Augenbraum says, "love ... tatters its own lovers." What's your favorite tragic novel? Tell us in the comments.
Aug 29, 2007 — When people ask me, "What was it like to grow up on Long Island?" I give them a copy of Alice McDermott's novel That Night. "Read this," I say.
Dec 11, 2006 — Maureen Corrigan runs down her list of the year's best fiction, including a series of books set in post-Sept. 11 New York City, Richard Ford's last installment in the Frank Bascombe trilogy and fiction by two Alices.
Sep 14, 2006 — Writer Alice McDermott won the National Book Award in 1998 for her novel, Charming Billy. McDermott has just brought out a new novel called After This, and our book critic says that it's a stunner.
Aug 5, 2011 — NPR coverage of Charming Billy by Alice McDermott. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of After This by Alice McDermott. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.