You must remember this

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Perennial Library, Aug 1, 1988 - Fiction - 436 pages
26 Reviews
An epic novel of an American family in the 1950s proves the tender division between what is permissible and what is taboo, between ordinary life and the secret places of the heart.

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The only thing I did enjoy was the usual Oates-prose. - Goodreads
Plot is underutilized in strengthening the theme. - Goodreads
Three star rating for the prose only. - Goodreads
At first I was uneasy about the writing style of this. - Goodreads
An interesting Lolita-like plot to it. - Goodreads

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates; (4 1/2*) I was completely blown away by this book. I have always appreciated Oates' short stories but until this book her only novel I had read was We Were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kara - Goodreads

At first I was uneasy about the writing style of this. It was almost-close-to-maybe-possibly stream of consciousness. So I had insight into what the characters were thinking and how their mind worked ... Read full review



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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers "We Were the Mulvaneys"; "Blonde", which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the "New York Times" bestseller "The Falls", which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.