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At Weddings and Wakes

(1992)
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Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Scenes of a family unfold through childrens' eyes in Alice McDermott's extraordinary novel. Here, among family rituals and relationships, love and longing, recriminations and regret, an Irish-Catholic family comes vividly, brilliantly to life.

Twice a week, Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up, and where her stepmother and unmarried sisters still live. Lucy longs for the ineffable as her sisters grapple with alcohol and absolution and her mother wrestles with the past.

Aunt Veronica, with her wounded face and dreams of beauty, drowns her sorrows in drink. Aunt Agnes, an acerbic student of elegance, sips only from the finest crystal as she sees Aunt May, the ex-nun who has vowed to find happiness, blossom with a late and unexpected love....

And the children watch, absorbing the legacy of their haunted family: "...like the dead, their presence would be all the more inescapable when they were gone."


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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 1-4395-0465-2 / 978-1-4395-0465-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-26
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February 1993 : USA Hardback

Title: At Weddings and Wakes (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-8161-5570-4 / 978-0-8161-5570-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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August 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: At Weddings And Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-241-12268-6 / 978-0-241-12268-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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April 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-374-10674-6 / 978-0-374-10674-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

November 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes: A Novel
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-312-42943-6 / 978-0-312-42943-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-7475-6394-2 / 978-0-7475-6394-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-7475-6436-1 / 978-0-7475-6436-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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February 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-440-21523-4 / 978-0-440-21523-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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January 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-385-31985-1 / 978-0-385-31985-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta Trade Paperbacks
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July 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: At Weddings And Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-14-010835-1 / 978-0-14-010835-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 0-8161-5571-2 / 978-0-8161-5571-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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Audio Editions

June 1993 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 1-55800-829-2 / 978-1-55800-829-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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July 1992 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
ISBN: 1-55800-693-1 / 978-1-55800-693-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes
Author(s): Alice McDermott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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November 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: At Weddings and Wakes: A Novel
Author(s): Alice McDermott
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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