Lake Minnetonka arts

February Recommendations: Read, Drink, Listen

Alice McDermott’s new novel, Someone, has just over two hundred pages, which means we can linger over its beautifully crafted words.  In them, this National Book Award winner packs the truth of life.  Marie, a child in pre-Depression Brooklyn, guides us through the treacheries of growing up poor and hopeful.  Fans of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn will savor the clear-eyed details of friends and neighbors, rendered with wit and affection.  The street teems with incidents – stick ball games with a blind umpire, sudden death, disgrace.  McDermott trusts readers to grasp the story as it unf

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