November 19

We Were the Mulvaneys

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We Were the Mulvaneys centers on the Mulvaney family, a “perfect” family…until.  After the pivotal event, the family begins to fall apart.  Joyce Carol Oates’ writing is dense, highly descriptive and slow-paced.  This type of writing gets in my head and under my skin because you get to know the characters, their lives and their world in a very intimate way.  This book doesn’t offer answers, just a story that leaves you wondering how you would respond.  The family doesn’t experience a cataclysmic explosion or implosion, but rather a slow, painful unraveling…which makes you consider what could cause something like this to happen in your life or family.  Sobering, sympathetically written, tragic, beautiful and very realistic.

Art Every Day Month – Day 19

 

Key to my Heart Canvas

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