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The Mammy

The Mammy
Author: Brendan O'Carroll
ISBN 13: 9780452281035
ISBN 10: 452281032
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $15.00

Seven kids. One dead husband called "Redser." And not a chance that she'll be defeated. Not by Sister Magdalen, her daughter's tyrannical teacher. Not by the amorous overtures of the French proprietor of the local pizza parlour. Not by the medical crisis that threatens her best pal, Marion. Every morning at five, Agnes Browne leaves her tenement flat and sets up her produce stall on Moore Street, in the teeming heart of The Jarro - home to Dublin's dealers, dockers, draymen, and those on the dole. But to the fatherless Browne brood, Agnes is more than a beloved neighborhood character. She's just about everything there is...

The New York Times Book Review \ - Michael Porter

...O'Carroll cooks up a story as unpretentious and satisfying as a home-cooked meal....His narrative feels disjointed at times, but the novel is saved by the strength of its individual episodes, particularly a most improbable but delicious dessert of an ending.