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A remarkable story of human relationships, complexities, perseverance, and weakness!
All too often people turn a blind eye to what they refuse to believe, or perhaps can't... Read more
I don't know quite where to start when writing a review of this book. Even though I had seen the movie and so knew more or less how the story would unfold (or thought I did), I... Read morePublished on Dec 26 2002 by jenbird
I re-read this novel after recently seeing the movie again. I remembered that Cain's novel felt darker and dingier than the movie, but I had forgotten how different the novel... Read morePublished on Dec 1 2002 by annbenden
Unlike the famous film version, Cain's novel of a hard-knocks woman who dumps her no-good husband and raises the kids on her own is completely devoid of any Hollywood glamour--and... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2001 by Gary F. Taylor
If you think that rotten, ungrateful children began in the 90's (or ended with King Lear's daughters), meet Vida Pierce, Mildred's daughter, an amoral young thing with a talent for... Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2001 by Duke
This is a classic story of a family destroyed and a mother's attempt to shield her daughter. Left financially insecure after a divorce, Mildred experiences the American dream and... Read morePublished on July 16 2000 by "labibliophile"
This book is impossible to find in libraries. I was pleased to be able to find it at Amazon.com. I had seen the movie with Joan Crawford over 20 years ago. Read morePublished on March 11 2000 by Jean Morris Robbins
Why is this listed under crime? The only crime in this book is that Mildred loved her daughter too much. Read morePublished on April 20 1999