Alice McDermott's 'The Ninth Hour' among NYT's 100 Notable Books of 2017

The latest novel by National Book Award-winning author Alice McDermott, a distinguished professor in the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University, is included on The New York Times"100 Notable Books of 2017" list.

The Ninth Hour (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) follows a group of nursing nuns who care for a poor Irish Catholic community in Brooklyn in the early part of the 20th century.

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