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We Were the Mulvaneys

Fiction: Popular Fiction
Abridged   7 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/15/2001

We Were the Mulvaneys

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Audio CD ISBN:9781565114951
Digital Download ISBN:9781598871142


Acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oate's novel of a family held captive by its own secrets.

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Product Description

The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet—a hardworking father, a loving mother, three fine sons, and a bright, pretty daughter. They are confident in their love for each other and their position in the rural community of Mt. Ephraim, New York. 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.

As the years pass the secrets they keep from each other threaten to destroy them, but ultimately they bridge the chasms between them, and reunite in the spirit of love and healing. Rarely has such an acclaimed writer made such a startling and inspiring statement about the value of hope and compassion.


“ A grand, symphonic novel...one of Oates's finest.”
      —The San Francisco Chronicle

“The Mulvaneys get under our skin and demand that we pay attention.”
      —New York Newsday

Author Bio

In addition to many prize-winning and bestselling novels, JOYCE CAROL OATES is the author of a number of works of award-winning gothic fiction. In 1994, Oates received the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in Horror Fiction. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.