We Were the Mulvaneys

We Were the Mulvaneys

Book - 1996
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A family of six disintegrates after a daughter is raped by a high-school student. It happens to the wealthy Mulvaneys in upstate New York. The disgrace--there is some question if it was rape--sends the father to drink and financial ruin, the girl leaves home, the others follow. By the author of What I Lived For.
Publisher: New York. N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, c1996
ISBN: 9780525942238
0525942238
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: viii, 454 p. ; 24 cm

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ihath
May 16, 2016

well written and heartbreaking

CousinRachel Sep 11, 2012

A magnificent, complex book that chronicles the downward spiral of an ordinary family caught up in an event that might have happened to any family.
Oates' insight into the human psyche continues to amaze me.

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dera444
Jun 08, 2012

Good family saga. I like Oates writing style.

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dera444
Jul 28, 2012

In her 26th novel, Joyce Carol Oates has written a rich, complex saga about a seemingly ideal family that is suddenly rocked by the date-rape of 16-year-old Marianne Mulvaney. This shattering event touches off an extraordinary journey into 25 years of shameful secrets and despair, culminating in the unforseen miracles that can bring a family closer together. Making We Were the Mulvaneys her first Oprah's Book Club™ selection of 2001.

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