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Johanna Moran

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Average rating: 3.54 · 1,965 ratings · 469 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
The Wives of Henry Oades
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"The Wives of Henry Oades" is based on real events. More than a half-century ago, my father, a law professor, came across an abstract on the Oades trials, and showed it to my mother, who was attempting to write short fiction in her nonexistent spare time. She was intrigued and gave thought to fleshing out the story, but that's as far as she got. She might have had three kids down with mumps tha... Read more of this blog post »
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The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran
"A very good book with a different/creative story line than your run of the mill love triangle. Everyone loves Henry. I disliked him very much. He had compassion for everyone else, even his cows, but not for his first wife. He just couldn't man up...." Read more of this review »
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They're too cute for their own good. These perpetually smiling mammals seem to love living in lifeless, chlorinated tanks. They appear to thrive on performing, on humans clinging to their dorsal fins. Lily Moran, the big-hearted protagonist of Ginny ...more
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"The best debut novel I've read since Charles Frazier's "Cold Mountain"! You will be horrified, frustrated, touched and amazed at the turns and twists that involve Henry, Nancy and Margaret. The story begins in the 1880's as Henry and Margaret make..." Read more of this review »
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"Gripping story. A John Qinones-type "What would YOU do?" narrative. Originally, I found myself siding with the "older" wife, Meg, simply because she had him first, and through no fault of her own, lost him. Yet Henry Oades sincerely grieved her wh..." Read more of this review »
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“There was something of Francis in the boy, something pure and genuine and flawed. That type didn't think twice before running headlong into a burning house or a young girl's arms.”
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Johanna Moran Thanks so much, Cindy! It's a little strange, like throwing my child out into the world to sink or swim on its own...



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Cindy Thanks for the friend invite Johanna! Can't wait to read your book!


Johanna Moran Absolutely! Thanks, Claudia.


Claudia Osmond Hey Johanna! Thanks for the friend request! Here's to more great discussions to come!


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