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Charming Billy
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Alice McDermott is the bestselling author of Charming Billy, A Bigamist's Daughter, and That Night, a 1987 National Book Award Nominee. She lives with her family outside Washington, D.C. - (Random House, Inc.)

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s family and friends have gathered at a small Bronx bar. They have come to comfort his widow and to eulogize one of the last great romantics, trading tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and unfathomable sorrow. As they linger on into this extraordinary night, their voices form Billy's tragic story and their mourning becomes a gentle homage to all the lives in their small community fractured by grief, shattered by secrets, and sustained by the simple dream of love. - (Random House, Inc.)

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