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A BLOODSMOOR ROMANCE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Oates did her morbid, verbose thing with The Great American Family Saga in Bellefleur (1980). Now, with somewhat more control and a slightly lighter touch, she offers her parody/version of a 19th-century Popular Romance: ornately, breathily narrated by "a maiden lady of advanced years," this is the story of five Pennsylvania sisters, 1879-1899óbut, predictably, the period conventions here are ... Read full review

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