Missing Mom

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 464 pages
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Nikki Eaton, single, thirty-one, sexually liberated, and economically self-supporting, has never particularly thought of herself as a daughter. Yet, following the unexpected loss of her mother, she undergoes a remarkable transformation during a tumultuous year that brings stunning horror, sorrow, illumination, wisdom, and even—from an unexpected source—a nurturing love.


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You know what? This one was really good! I've only read four Joyce Carol Oates books so far (this one, THE FALLS, which I thought was good, MY SISTER MY LOVE, which I loved, and FOXFIRE, which I ... Read full review

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I've read several books by Joyce Carol Oates, and I've never been disappointed. Having lost my mother years ago, I could definitely relate to Nikki when she spoke of "feeling" her mother in different ... Read full review

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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Accursed. 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.

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