By Carole O'Malley Gaunt
On a sweltering June evening in 1959, Betty O'Malley died from lymphatic melanoma, forsaking an alcoholic husband and 8 shell-shocked youngsters -- seven sons and one daughter, ranging in age from to 15 years. The daughter, Carole, was once 13 on the time. during this poignant memoir, she recollects in brilliant element the chaotic process her family members lifestyles over the subsequent 4 years.
The atmosphere for the tale is Hungry Hill, an Irish-Catholic working-class local in Springfield, Massachusetts. the writer recounts her unhappy and turbulent tale with impressive readability, humor, and perception, punctuating the narrative with occasional fictional scenes that let the grownup Carole to touch upon her teenage reviews and to probe the effect of her mother's dying and her father's alcoholism.
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