Best-selling novelist Alice McDermott won a National Book Award for her 1998 novel, Charming Billy. She talks with Diane about her latest book, in which a beautiful, Irish-American 15-year-old girl comes of age during a summer of baby-sitting on Long Island.


  • Alice McDermott Author of the National Book Award--winning "Charming Billy," "Child of My Heart" and "After This."

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