Saturday, April 14, 2012

The first female president of a lauded Ivy League institution--and her hold upon her self-identity in the face of personal and professional demons.

Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates
448 pages; Ecco 
Available at: | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
This chilling novel opens with a child left to die in a silty riverbed, a memory that no amount of later life success can erase.
— Karen Holt