A Long Stone’s Throw
By Alphie McCourt
Alphie McCourt joins his brothers Frank (best-known for Angela’s Ashes) and Malachy (A Monk Swimming, Singing My Him Song) in the world of book writing with A Long Stone’s Throw, a memoir of Alphie’s life. The tales begin with the Limerick, Ireland, native following in his older brothers’ footsteps to escape poverty in Limerick and emigrate to America. After an almost aimless existence filled with booze and misadventure, Alphie finally lands on solid ground in New York City.
In a review for the Orlando Sentinel, staff writer Jean Patterson says of the book: “Alphie