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User Review  - elmoelle - LibraryThing

I am an ardent fan of Joyce Carol Oates, her novel Blonde is among my favorites, so I have to warn that my opinion of this book must be considered with that fandom in mind. The first thing in this ... Read full review

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User Review  - dark_phoenix54 - LibraryThing

This was a very hard book to read. It’s not that it is poorly written; it’s that the protagonist’s situation struck a raw note and was so painful for me to read about. Rebecca Schwart’s life is all ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

The Gravedigger's Daughter is exactly that, a story about Rebecca, a gravedigger's daughter. Her story is wrought with tragedy. Her family (father, two brothers and pregnant-with-Rebecca mother) fled ... Read full review

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I hated this book for half of the read. and it surprised. me. It was a lot like looking into someone's life in that it was full of events, both common and extraordinary and then the story moves on. The world continues to turn. Hated it/liked it.

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User Review  - Bronwyn Hope - Goodreads

This book read like a first draft and was full of many of the things aspiring writers are told not to do - conflicts in voice that made it an absolute chore in the first half of the book; repetition ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nick Duretta - Goodreads

Brilliant, brilliant, but....as I approached the conclusion to this amazing novel, it just sort of...ended. I was expecting some sort of resolution or fulfilling conclusion, not the standard kind of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lucinda K - Goodreads

If there were six or seven stars to give them to this book, I would think that not enough! It has more than earned a place on my Favorites shelf. Now my favorite Oates novel out of the 20 or so (I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

Just finished. I'm guilty of needing books with "purpose". Not necessarily happy endings, but at least fulfilling on some level. This left me feeling empty and adrift. Not satisfied in any way. "We ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joanne Kelly - Goodreads

I almost abandoned this book several times, but I am glad I kept going. The beginning is painfully slow and depressing, but Oates does a great job of really getting inside the head of a woman who has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laurie - Goodreads

This was a very hard book to read. It's not that it is poorly written; it's that the protagonist's situation struck a raw note and was so painful for me to read about. Rebecca Schwart's life is all ... Read full review


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