Mudwoman

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Fourth Estate, 2012 - Abandoned children - 428 pages
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Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother on the flats of the Blake Snake River. Cast aside, she survives by an accident of fate - or destiny. M.R. Neukirchen is the first female president of a prestigious Ivy League university, and consumed by her career. A reckless trip thrusts M.R. into an unexpected psychic collision with Mudgirl.

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User Review  - JalenV - LibraryThing

Mudwoman is not a book for anyone who is feeling depressed. M. R. [Meredith Ruth] Neukirchen may be highly accomplished now, the first female president of a university that didn't even admit women ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maryka - LibraryThing

Mudwoman drew me in quickly with its incredibly unique character and circumstances. I found the story of an abused girl's beginnings altogether believable in its depth. The story moved quickly and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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. Her books include 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. Her recent work of non-fiction on grief and bereavement, A Widow's Story was a critically-acclaimed success.

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