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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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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

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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

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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User Review  - Natalie220 - LibraryThing

I was skeptical about this novel but I'm glad I stuck with it. We hear Rebecca Swharts life story which is based on Oates own grandmother. She has to hide the fact she is Jewish and even changes her ... 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.

Review: The Gravedigger's Daughter

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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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