NEW YORK Unmoved by best-seller lists and magazine covers, National Book Awardvoters bypassed and gave the fiction prize Wednesday night to the relatively unknown Alice McDermott.
She was cited for , the story of an Irish family and community in New York. Although long wellregarded within the literary world, McDermott has never had anything like the broadfollowing of Wolfe, whose novel wasthe year's biggest publishing event.
Alice McDermott joined FIM Group in February of 1997, as an office manager. In 1998 she decided to pursue a career in financial planning where she became involved in financial, tax and retirement planning services for our clients. Among her professional accomplishments, Alice has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP® Board) to use the certification marks CFP® in accordance with CFP® Board certification and renewal requirements. These marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous education, examination, experience and ethical requirements of the CFP® Board.
An ordinary life-its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion-lived by an ordinary, but unforgettable woman: this is the subject of , Alice McDermott's extraordinary seventh novel.