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Jews and Irish Catholics did not often marry each other in the 1970s. Lynn and I did. A few mishaps, an AWOL rabbi, a long delay, and a riotous reception all combined for a hugely memorable day.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “When the history of Ireland is written—the story of the ordinary and the extraordinary combined—the readers will thank the heavens for what the McCourt family have brought us. A Long Stone’s Throw is humble, humorous, and honest. Alphie McCourt moves fluidly through time and geography, to bring us a brand new story, one that is necessary and real, one filled with tenderness and redemption.”

    Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin, on A Long Stone’s Throw

  • “McCourt always finds irony in life, and his tales of the bar and restaurant business and its clientele are laugh-out-loud funny. Sensitive, lyrical, funny, stubborn, impetuous, McCourt writes with a steady hand, a joyful heart, and Irishman’s sense of life’s absurdities.”

    Publishers Weekly on A Long Stone’s Throw

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About the Author

Alphie McCourt is the youngest of the McCourt brothers, who gained fame through works such as A Monk Swimming and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angela’s Ashes. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Villager, the Limerick Leader, and Irons Magazine. McCourt currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.