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We Were the Mulvaneys (Oprah book)

A happy family, the Mulvaneys. After decades of marriage, Mom and Dad are still in love--and the proud parents of a brood of youngsters that includes a star athlete, a class valedictorian, and a popular cheerleader. Home is an idyllic place called High Point Farm. And the bonds of attachment within this all-American clan do seem both deep and unconditional. But as we all know, Eden can't last forever.

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  • "The unforgettable story of the rise, fall and ultimate redemption of an American family. The Mulvaneys are seemingly blessed by everything that makes life sweet. They live together in the picture-perfect High Point Farm, just outside the community of Mt Ephraim, New York, where they are respected and liked by everybody. Yet something happens on Valentine's Day 1976. An incident involving Marianne Mulvaney, the pretty sixteen-year-old daughter, is hushed up in the town and never discussed within the family. The impact of this event reverberates throughout the lives of the characters."
  • ""The Mulvaneys are blessed with a successful, hard-working father, a loving mother, three fine sons, and a sweet, pretty daughter. Their residence is picture-perfect High Point Farm, long since converted from actual farming to the cultivation of the joys of country living. Their position in the community seems secure. But something ahppens to 16-year-old Marianne on Valentine's Day, 1976, and incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home that causes the bottom to fall out of their world."--Jacket."
  • "A happy family, the Mulvaneys. After decades of marriage, Mom and Dad are still in love--and the proud parents of a brood of youngsters that includes a star athlete, a class valedictorian, and a popular cheerleader. Home is an idyllic place called High Point Farm. And the bonds of attachment within this all-American clan do seem both deep and unconditional. But as we all know, Eden can't last forever."@en
  • "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."
  • "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."@en
  • "The Mulvaneys, at first a close and very lucky family, drift apart over the years, until the youngest son, Judd, discovers the secret of their downfall and sets out to help reunite the family."@en
  • "A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder of miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders."@en
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  • "The Mulvaneys are blessed with a hard-working father, a loving mother, 3 fine sons and a pretty daughter. Confident in their position in a rural New York community, something happens on Valentine's Day, 1976, an incident, hushed up in the town, and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home--rends the family life with tragic consequences."@en
  • "Oprah's Book Club Jack The Bookman."@en
  • "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."
  • "A New York Times Notable Book and a former Oprah Book Club selection 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. The Mulvaneys of High Point Farm in Mt. Ephraim, New York, are a large and fortunate clan, blessed with good looks, abundant charisma, and boundless promise. But over the twenty-five year span of this ambitious novel, the Mulvaneys will slide, almost imperceptibly at first, from the pinnacle of happiness, transformed by the vagaries of fate into a scattered collection of lost and lonely souls. It is the youngest son, Judd, now an adult, who attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys' former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that occasioned the family's tragic downfall. Each of the Mulvaneys endures some form of exile--physical or spiritual--but in the end they find a way to bridge the chasms that have opened up among them, reuniting in the spirit of love and healing. Profoundly cathartic, Oates' acclaimed novel unfolds as if, in the darkness of the human spirit, she has come upon a source of light at its core. Rarely has a writer made such a startling and inspiring statement about the value of hope and compassion."@en
  • "From the Publisher: 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."@en

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  • "Psychological fiction, American"@en
  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Domestic fiction, American"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Miscellaneous fiction"@en

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  • "We Were the Mulvaneys (Oprah book)"@en
  • "We were the Mulvaneys"@en
  • "We were the Mulvaneys"
  • "We were the Mulvaneys : a novel"
  • "We Were the Mulvaneys [a novel]"@en
  • "We were the Mulvaneys / M"
  • "We Were The Mulvaneys"@en
  • "We Were the Mulvaneys"@en
  • "We were the Mulvaneys [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]"
  • "We were the Mulvaneys : by Joyce Carol Oats"
  • "We were the mulvaneys"
  • "We were the mulvaneys"@en
  • "We were the Mulvaneys [sound recording]"@en
  • "We were the Mulvaneys [sound recording]"

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