We Were the Mulvaneys (Oprah's Book Club) by Joyce Carol Oates Paperback Book


Rent We Were the Mulvaneys (Oprah's Book Club)

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin USA

Published: Jan 2001

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 454


In upstate New York, the Mulvaneys are a wealthy and magnetic family--attractive, charismatic, promising. But after 25 years, the family begins to slide, then fragment, then shatter, and soon there is nothing left of the dynasty. Judd, the youngest of the clan, begins to search for the reasons behind the downfall, and as he uncovers family secrets, he begins to bring the Mulvaneys slowly back together in a spirit of healing and compassion.

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BookLender review by Susan on 2009-09-14 16:40:30

This is one of the worst books I have ever tried to read. I am not sure if it was the author's writing style, or simply a bad story. I never got farther than 4 chapters into the book. Although I am an educated person, I found the language overbearing and tedious- way, way too many unconventional words used. I had to keep a dictionary handy. A big thumbs down on this one in my opinion.