On a sweltering June night in 1959, Betty O'Malley died from lymphatic cancer, leaving behind an alcoholic husband and eight shell-shocked children - seven sons and one daughter, ranging in age from two to fifteen years. The daughter, Carole, was thirteen at the time. In this poignant memoir, she recalls in vivid detail the chaotic course of her family life over the next four years. The setting for the story is Hungry Hill, an Irish-Catholic working-class neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts. Grief-stricken over his ...

Hungry Hill: A Memoir 2007, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558495890

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Hungry Hill: A Memoir 2007, University of Massachusetts Press

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