Quote by: Alice McDermott

His love for his children bore down on his heart with the weight of three heavy stones. There were all his unnamed fears for them, and hopes for them. There was all he was powerless to change, including who they were--one too mild, one too easily tempted to be cruel, and the little girl (it was the weight of a heavy stone against his heart) a mystery to him, impossible to say what she, through her life, would need. And soon, one more.

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Author Bio

  • NameAlice McDermott
  • DescriptionAmerican writer, novelist, essayist
  • BornJune 27, 1953
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionWriter; Novelist
  • AwardsNational Book Award