This month your letters moved us to tears! Story after story poured in from family members who wrote, "This is our story." Two of our guests had a very personal connection to this book. Meet the readers from the We Were the Mulvaneys show discussion.
"Thank you for bringing this tragic story out of the darkness and shining an unforgiving, stark light on a subject that needs to be shouted about."
"...the pain of a family who loved each other desperately and yet fell apart anyway because of the misplaced sense of shame and inability to stand united and tall against their town."
" It was heartbreaking to see their beautiful family self-destruct through anger, bitterness and fear about what people think."
"Oates beautifully chronicles the downfall of this family and not one false note is struck."
"In Judd's introduction, he claims it's not a confession but a family album, I feared for him and the consequences those truths were bound to reveal."
Published on March 08, 2001