Book Review: “Mudwoman” by Joyce Carol Oates1 comment
This winter Joyce Carol Oates will join the Readers & Writers Book Club for an on-line interview about her novel Mudwoman. NCPR Book Reviewer Betsy Kepes read the book recently and prepared a review for broadcast. Read the review or listen to the audio.
The R&W Book Club is a place for us to talk about books—with each other and, from time to time, with the authors of featured titles. We’ll read fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We encourage your suggestions for authors and books to include. There are a few limitations on what we’ll consider: books must be by living authors, have broad audience appeal, and be readily available at libraries, bookstores or via download. If you’d like to suggest authors or titles, go here. If you’d like your local book club or library included in our email early-notification group, go here.
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