We Were the Mulvaneys

Product Number: EB00397396
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101213131
Publisher: Plume
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An Oprah Book Club selection A New York Times Notable Book The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet. But something happens on Valentine's Day, 1976-an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home-that rends the fabric of their family life...with tragic consequences. Years later, the youngest son attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys' former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that brought about the family's tragic downfall. Profoundly cathartic, this extraordinary novel unfolds as if Oates, in plumbing the darkness of the human spirit, has come upon a source of light at its core. Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce Carol Oates turns the tale of a family struggling to cope with its fall from grace into a deeply moving and unforgettable account of the vigor of hope and the power of love to prevail over suffering. "It's the novel closest to my heart...I'm deeply moved that Oprah Winfrey has selected this novel for Oprah's Book Club, a family novel presented to Oprah's vast American family."-Joyce Carol Oates

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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Original Publish Date: Jan 24, 2001

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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Narrator(s): Scott Shina
Product Number C5782
Released: Dec 09, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449855109
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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Narrator(s): Scott Shina
Product Number Z01340
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456126551

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