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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Huh? It just ends? Oates tortures us for 500 pages and it just ... ends. I wouldn't have read it a all except for book club. Back in the mid 1970s I read a lot of JKO but then I just got tired of her. I won't be reading another (even if my book club selects another of her works). Read full review

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User Review  - PrinceAlexander - LibraryThing

This novel is about irreparable Jewish psychological trauma caused by Holocaust and about anti-semitism, which has no borders. Most of reviews of this great work fail to notice that ... I immensely thankful to Joyce Carol Oates for the courage of raising such "uncomfortable" issues. Read full review

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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  - judithrs - LibraryThing

The Gravedigger’s Daughter. Joyce Carol Oates. 2007. My Tai Chi teacher lent this to me. I am sorry it took me so long to read Oates. She is a great writer! The life of Rebecca, daughter of German ... Read full review

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User Review  - bibliophileofalls - LibraryThing

This book was way too long but did have some redeeming values. I found the characters portrayals muddied. I never got to a point where I felt I "knew" any of them, even the main character, Rebecca ... 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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User Review  - KimberlyCooks - LibraryThing

Joyce Carol Oates tells terrible tales, stories of human misery and despair. I formed this impression while reading The Gravedigger's Daughter (my introduction to her work) and have found it to hold ... Read full review

Very intriguing book.

User Review  - eeyore 95361 - Borders

Great book, hard to put it down. I am a new fan of Joyce Carol Oates and this is only my second book of hers (The Falls which was also excellent) but I plan to read them all! She will win you over! 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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