The Gravedigger's Daughter
Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936, the Schwarts immigrate to a small town in upstate New York. Here the father—a former high school teacher—is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. When local prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty give rise to an unthinkable tragedy, the gravedigger's daughter, Rebecca heads out into America. Embarking upon an extraordinary odyssey of erotic risk and ingenious self-invention, she seeks renewal, redemption, and peace—on the road to a bittersweet and distinctly “American” triumph.
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Review: The Gravedigger's DaughterUser Review - Kelli Johnson - Goodreads
I do not believe I have read this author before and after this book, I'm not likely to seek out her other books even though I know she has won awards. I found myself skimming paragraphs and pages to ... Read full review
Review: The Gravedigger's DaughterUser Review - Deb Rudnick - Goodreads
This book was VERY difficult to read. Not because it wasn't well written- it was incredibly well written, but ever so painful. It feels like Oates has had to have been through some incredible ... Read full review