eBook Missing Mom epub

by Joyce Carol Oates

eBook Missing Mom epub
  • ISBN: 0739468367
  • Author: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ecco/Harper-collins Publ.; Book Club edition (2005)
  • Pages: 434 pages
  • ePUB size: 1703 kb
  • FB2 size 1818 kb
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Scattered throughout the text are references to bread-baking taken. from BREADCRAFT by Charles and Violet Schafer. Yerba Buena Press, San Francisco, 1974).

Scattered throughout the text are references to bread-baking taken. In Memory of. Carolina Oates (1916–2003). mother’s da. then judge me.

JOYCE CAROL OATES is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/ Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Other Ecco/HarperCollins Books by Joyce Carol Oates. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and since 1978 has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan . Missing Mom turns on the double meaning of its title. Loss of a parent often involves the onset of grief, longing and regret.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina.

Although many critics compared Missing Mom to Oates’s classic, We Were the Mulvaneys, they agreed that . Those elements are certainly present in this telling.

Although many critics compared Missing Mom to Oates’s classic, We Were the Mulvaneys, they agreed that the latter is the far superior work. Only the mother remained in their minds as a magnificent, realistic character—one of Oates’s best to date, in fact, since Oates reveals the underestimated supermom as a woman with her own secrets and complexity. Others, however, criticized the plot as lacking originality and surprise.

In Missing Mom Joyce Carol Oates writes about grieving the loss of one’s parent(s) with her typical skill, insuring the experience is totally memorable and unlike anything the reader has experienced before.

List of the published work of Joyce Carol Oates, American writer. A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967). Expensive People (1968). Do With Me What You Will (1973). The Assassins (1975). Son of the Morning (1978). Angel of Light (1981). A Bloodsmoor Romance (1982). Mysteries of Winterthurn (1984). Marya: A Life (1986). You Must Remember This (1987). American Appetites (1989).

Out of nowhere the call came. The husky elated voice was both familiar and not-familiar der sister. How like Clare, to call with such a pronouncement. Assuming on this weekday morning in October that I’d be home, and awaiting her. That I wasn’t immersed in my work ( Only just writing? That isn’t work ) and had time for her after so many weeks of silence.

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Missing Mom. A Novel. by Joyce Carol Oates.

Missing Mom Paperback - January 1, 2005 by Joyce Carol Oates (Author)
Comments: (7)
Taun
I first discovered Joyce Carol Oates through "Girl with the Blackened Eye" included in David Sedaris' collection "Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules." The story was so powerful, it influenced me to seek more of her work. A couple months and three trips to the local used book store later, I've collected this title along with three others. Oates is inspiring; it's hard to believe she has cranked out over 40 novels and just as many (if not more) short stories over the course of her career. I have high respect for a writer who is so dedicated to her work and craft that she has such a resume.

Anyway, Missing Mom was the first of her novels that I've read and it won't be the last. Although Nikki was quirky and immature, she was likeable and kept me reading. I enjoyed the contrast between her and her older sister, both dealing with grief over losing their mother so heinously. It put into perspective my own imperfect relationship with my mom and helped me to realize I should count the positives, not focus on the negatives, and make the most of the time we have together. My mom isn't perfect, and I am so far from that myself, that we both deserve a little grace. I scrolled past a quote on my FB feed this morning that said, "be more grateful for what is, than unhappy/frustrated/guilty over what isn't." It's true. I want to see the good and extend love toward the woman who grew, birthed and raised me, and stop highlighting all of the mistakes and hurts. We all have a choice in that, a key in the hand to release us from that prison.

Thanks for forcing me to wrestle all of these thoughts and more, Joyce.
Mitars Riders
I was thrown by the title and was expecting to read about a mother who had gone missing, rather than the absence of a character's mother and the character dealing with that. Having lost my own mother less than two years ago, this book was a poignant reminder of those early days when she had first passed. The characters are fairly sympathetic, particularly for JCO! I enjoyed this book and found it compelling and interesting and very touching at times as well. I would definitely recommend it!
Sat
Missing Mom turns on the double meaning of its title. Loss of a parent often involves the onset of grief, longing and regret. Those elements are certainly present in this telling. Here, however, the "missing" also refers to the failure to understand or appreciate the character, trials or achievements of those we may otherwise take for granted. Moms are so obviously "here" they can easily be missed. Once gone, only those willing to dig in and persevere--like the once self-involved protagonist in this novel--are likely to put the pieces of a departed soul together again.
Vichredag
This book is a well-written look into grief, and the regret of what a relationship could have been. Getting to know one's parent as a person AFTER she has been taken suddenly and violently, and realizing that there was more than a mother's loss, but rather a full-blown human being with secrets, hopes, dreams and a life unfulfilled, that as child and young adult, one never fully understood or appreciated. We accompany Nikki through her grief process, but also into her new understanding of a woman she never really knew. My favorite line (and I paraphrase) had to do with the fact that a mother's job is to remember the small things in your life that others do not, and those things die with her.
olgasmile
Oates' style is quirky, different, but easy to follow. Her characters are whole, well-rounded people; even when they fit a stereotype (the married lover), they are individuals with their own motivations, idiosyncrasies, and charm. The emotion is intense, but also very real. Relationships shift and change under pressure--also very real--and the narrator's discovery of who her mother really was becomes a catalyst for change as she comes to know herself. This is a serious literary novel, praised and praiseworthy.
one life
I lost my mother 5 yrs. ago and this title drew me in. It bore no resemblance to my mothers death but, the emotions, the longing for her, felt very true for me. The writing flowed well and I totally enjoyed it. If you have lost someone you love, this book let's you experience the story and ponder your own personal loss as well.
Gholbirdred
Caution advised if you have just lost your mom, but on the other hand this examination of grief and loss could be cathartic for some. The premise that this mom was lost to violence from a person she tried to help seemed a bit artificial. The author used this ploy to bring out how generous and selfless this mom was and how little her daughters really knew about her. It struck me this character was a little too good to be true. For those who still have a living mom the book may encourage you to ask your mom questions about how she grew up etc., while she is still around to answer.
I loved this, gave it all 3 of my sisters so we could read it together, on in Texas one in Michigan and one in Mississippi.
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