Oates, Joyce Carol 1938-
Most widely held works about Joyce Carol Oates
Most widely held works by Joyce Carol Oates
We were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
61 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 4,445 libraries worldwide
A family of six disintegrates after a daughter is raped by a high-school student. It happens to the wealthy Mulvaneys in upstate New York. The disgrace--there is some question if it was rape--sends the father to drink and financial ruin, the girl leaves home, the others follow. By the author of What I Lived For.
Black water by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
56 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 2,983 libraries worldwide
Flattered by the attentions of a senator she has met at a Fourth of July beach party on Grayling Island, Kelly Kelleher accepts a ride from him, taking a first step toward her final confrontation with death.
The falls : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
49 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 2,920 libraries worldwide
A stunning, major achievement from Joyce Carol Oates, "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation). A haunting story of the powerful spell Niagara Falls casts upon two generations of a family, leading to tragedy, love, loss, and, ultimately, redemption. A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. A newlywed, he has left behind his wife, Ariah Erskine, in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding. "The Widow Bride of The Falls," as Ariah comes to be known, begins a relentless, seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side throughout, confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby is unexpectedly transfixed by the strange, otherworldly gaze of this plain, strange woman, falling in love with her though they barely exchange a word. What follows is their passionate love affair, marriage, and children, a seemingly perfect existence. But the tragedy by which their life together began shadows them, damaging their idyll with distrust, greed, and even murder. What unfurls is a drama of parents and their children; of secrets and sins; of lawsuits, murder, and, eventually, redemption. As Ariah's children learn that their past is enmeshed with a hushed-up scandal involving radioactive waste, they must confront not only their personal history but America's murky past: the despoiling of the landscape, and the corruption and greed of the massive industrial expansion of the 1950s and 1960s. Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of Niagara Falls, Joyce Carol Oates explores the American family in crisis, but also America itself in the mid-twentieth century. As in We Were the Mulvaneys, a "darkly engrossing novel" (Washington Post Book World), she examines what happens when the richly interwoven relationships of parents and their children are challenged by circumstances outside the family. The Falls is a love story gone wrong and righted, and it alone places Joyce Carol Oates definitively in the company of the great American novelists.
Them by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
83 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 2,873 libraries worldwide
Loretta Wendall and her two children experience violence and poverty in Detroit from the Depression in the 1930s to the riots of 1967.
The gravedigger's daughter : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,808 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a German high school teacher who was forced to work as a gravedigger after immigrating to upstate New York, Rebecca begins a life-changing pilgrimage throughout America in the wake of a prejudice-motivated tragedy.
Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
26 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,796 libraries worldwide
Iris Courtney, a young white woman living in upstate New York in the decade prior to the civil rights movement, begins a clandestine relationship with Jinx Fairchild, a black man who had defended her in a fatal street fight with a white man.
American appetites by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
44 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,725 libraries worldwide
An affluent, upper-class family breaks apart in the late 1980s when scandal and tragedy erupt.
Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
46 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,709 libraries worldwide
A wealthy and notorious clan, The Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks, in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir.
You must remember this by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
31 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,690 libraries worldwide
The story of the Stevicks, an ordinary American family of the 1950s, revealing the sleeping furies that are hidden beneath the respectable surface.
Blonde : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
62 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 2,523 libraries worldwide
T.O.C.: Prologue: 3 August 1962 / The Child: 1932-1938 / The Girl: 1942-1947 / The Woman: 1949-1953 / "Marilyn": 1953-1958 / The Afterlife: 1959-1962.
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
51 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 2,469 libraries worldwide
When sixteen-year-old Matt is falsely accused of threatening to blow up his high school and his friends turn against him, an unlikely classmate comes to his aid.
Do with me what you will by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
28 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 2,448 libraries worldwide
Brings to life in Elena Howe the year's most transfixing heroine.
Foxfire : confessions of a girl gang by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,393 libraries worldwide
Legs Sadovsky leads a girl gang called Foxfire during 1955 in her upstate New York hometown.
Missing mom : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
44 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,325 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of her mother's death, thirty-one-year-old, sexually liberated and economically independent Nikki Eaton comes into a startling realization of her identity as a daughter and experiences a tumultuous year of mourning that gives way to greater wisdom and love.
Black girl/white girl : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,322 libraries worldwide
Remembering Minette Swift, the talented, assertive, 19-year-old African-American girl enrolled as a scholarship student in an exclusive, mostly white liberal arts college near Philadelphia who died under mysterious circumstances fifteen years earlier, Genna, her former roommate, begins an unofficial inquiry into her death. As she reconstructs their tumultuous freshman year at the college in race-torn 1960s Philadelphia, Genna is led also to reconstruct her life as the daughter of a famous "radical-hippie-lawyer" of the 1960s.
Middle age : a romance by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
37 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,302 libraries worldwide
The heroic death of sculpture Adam Berendt causes everyone who knew him in the affluent suburb of Salthill-on-Hudson to reevaluate their lives.
The tattooed girl : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Czech and held by 2,185 libraries worldwide
When his failing health prompts him to hire an assistant, reclusive author Joshua Siegl recruits Alma, unaware of her tortured past and the hatred stirring within her that incides her to commit anti-Semitic acts.
A garden of earthly delights by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
53 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,160 libraries worldwide
"In her second novel, Joyce Carol Oates created one of her most memorable heroines, Clara, the beautiful daughter of migrant farmworkers. Intent upon rising above her haphazard life of violence and poverty, Clara struggles for independence while relying on four men to fashion her destiny: her father, a hardened laborer simmering with resentment; Lowry, who rescues the teenage Clara from her family and offers her a first glimpse of love; Revere, the wealthy married man who promises Clara stability; and Swan, Clara's son, who bears the burden of his mother's mistaken identity."--Jacket.
Little bird of heaven : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 2,150 libraries worldwide
When a young wife and mother named Zoe Kruller is found brutally murdered, the Sparta police target two primary suspects, her estranged husband, Delray Kruller, and her longtime lover, Eddy Diehl. In turn, the Krullers' son, Aaron, and Eddy Diehl's daughter, Krista, become obsessed with each other, each believing the other's father is guilty until they meet again as adults, ready to exorcise the ghosts of the past and come to terms with their legacy of guilt, misplaced love, and redemptive yearning.
A widow's story : a memoir by Joyce Carol Oates ( Book )
18 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,796 libraries worldwide
Joyce Carol Oates shares her struggle to comprehend a life absent of the partnership that had sustained and defined her for nearly half a century.
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Oatesová, Joyce Carol.
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Oouts, Tzois Karol, 1938-
Outs, D. K. (Dzhoĭs Kėrol), 1938-
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Pseud. Smith, Rosamond 1938- Contemporary authors
Smith, Joyce Carol Oates.
Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, 1938-
Smith, Rosamond, pseud. de Joyce Carol Oates
אוטס, ג׳ויס קרול, 1938-אוטס, גויס קרול
欧茨, 乔伊斯. 卡罗尔
אוטס, ג׳ויס קרול
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