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We Were the Mulvaneys

Joyce Carol Oates

The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet—a hardworking father, a loving mother, three fine sons, and a bright, pretty daughter. They are confident in their love for each other and their position in the rural community of Mt. Ephraim, New York. But something happens on Valentine's Day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life. As the years pass the secrets they keep from each other threaten to destroy them, but ultimately they bridge the chasms between them, and reunite in the spirit of love and healing. Rarely has such an acclaimed writer made such a startling and inspiring statement about the value of hope and compassion.

The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet—a hardworking father, a loving mother, three fine sons, and a bright, pretty daughter. They are confident in their love for each other and their position in the rural community of Mt. Ephraim, New York. But something happens on Valentine's Day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life. As the years pass the secrets they keep from each other threaten to destroy them, but ultimately they bridge the chasms between them, and reunite in the spirit of love and healing. Rarely has such an acclaimed writer made such a startling and inspiring statement about the value of hope and compassion.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet—a hardworking father, a loving mother, three fine sons, and a bright, pretty daughter. They are confident in their love for each other and their position in the rural community of Mt. Ephraim, New York. But something happens on Valentine's Day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life. As the years pass the secrets they keep from each other threaten to destroy them, but ultimately they bridge the chasms between them, and reunite in the spirit of love and healing. Rarely has such an acclaimed writer made such a startling and inspiring statement about the value of hope and compassion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

J. Todd Adams

Length:

6h 57m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:21