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Writer Alice McDermott

NPR's Lynn Neary visits with writer Alice McDermott at her home in Bethesda, Md. Her latest book is Child of My Heart. In 1998, McDermott won the National Book Award for Charming Billy. McDermott talks about writing and raising a family. McDermott also talks about using an Irish Catholic setting in her novels.

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Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.
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