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Oates, Joyce Carol 1938-

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We were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

66 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,107 WorldCat member 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
The gravedigger's daughter : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,208 WorldCat member 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
The falls : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,071 WorldCat member 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
Blonde : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

100 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,911 WorldCat member 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
Little bird of heaven : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

64 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the mythical small city of Sparta, New York, this searing, vividly rendered exploration of the mysterious conjunction of erotic romance and tragic violence in late 20th century America returns to the emotional and geographical terrain of Oates's We Were the Mulvaneys and The Gravedigger's Daughter. When Zoe Kruller, a young wife and mother, 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 one another, each believing the other's father is guilty
Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

75 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,832 WorldCat member 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
The Oxford book of American short stories by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of fifty-six American short stories that includes biographical information about each author
Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Swedish and held by 2,722 WorldCat member 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
Missing mom : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,683 WorldCat member 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
You must remember this by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,675 WorldCat member 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
Foxfire : confessions of a girl gang by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

58 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legs Sadovsky leads a girl gang called Foxfire during 1955 in her upstate New York hometown
Black girl/white girl : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,488 WorldCat member 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
A garden of earthly delights by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

78 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book describes the early life of Clara Walpole, the daughter of a migrant farm worker; her life after she leaves her father; her romance with a rum-runner; and her marriage to a rich man, whom she convinces is the father of her illegitimate baby. The final part of the novel deals with the childhood and adolescence of Swan, the son
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,416 WorldCat member 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
My sister, my love : the intimate story of Skyler Rampike by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unexpurgated first-person narrative of nineteen-year-old Skyler Rampike, the only surviving child of an infamous American family. A decade ago the Rampikes were destroyed by the murder of Skyler's six-year-old ice-skating champion sister, Bliss, and the media scrutiny that followed. Part investigation into the unsolved murder; part elegy for the lost Bliss and for Skyler's own lost childhood; and part corrosively funny expose of the pretensions of upper-middle-class American suburbia, this captivating novel explores with unexpected sympathy and subtlety the intimate lives of those who dwell in Tabloid Hell
Carthage : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl disappears near a community in the Adirondacks, the people of the town of Carthage must face the fact that an Iraq War veteran is the prime suspect
The journal of Joyce Carol Oates : 1973-1982 by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses on excerpts from the journal written during the first decade, 1973-1982, one of the most productive of Oates's career. The diary explores her friendship with other writers, like John Updike, Donald Barthelme, Susan Sontag, Gail Godwin, and Philip Roth, among others. Oates also describes her university teaching, her love of the natural world, her rural background, and her travels
The lost landscape : a writer's coming of age by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeugdherinneringen van de Amerikaanse schrijfster (1938)
The faith of a writer : life, craft, art by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious." On a more personal note, she speaks of childhood inspirations, offers advice to young writers, and discusses the wildly varying states of mind of a writer at work. Oates also pays homage to those she calls her "significant predecessors" and discusses the importance of reading in the life of a writer. Oates claims, "Inspiration and energy and even genius are rarely enough to make 'art': for prose fiction is also a craft, and craft must be learned, whether by accident or design." In fourteen succinct chapters, The Faith of a Writer provides valuable lessons on how language, ideas, and experience are assembled to create art. [from publisher description]
A widow's story : a memoir by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work unlike anything she's written before, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates unveils a poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of her husband of forty-six years and its wrenching, surprising aftermath. "My husband died, my life collapsed." On a February morning in 2008, Joyce Carol Oates drove her ailing husband, Raymond Smith, to the emergency room of the Princeton Medical Center where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Both Joyce and Ray expected him to be released in a day or two. But in less than a week, even as Joyce was preparing for his discharge, Ray died from a virulent hospital-acquired infection, and Joyce was suddenly faced--totally unprepared--with the stunning reality of widowhood. A Widow's Story illuminates one woman's struggle to comprehend a life without the partnership that had sustained and defined her for nearly half a century. As never before, Joyce Carol Oates
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We were the Mulvaneys
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controlled identityFernandes, 1938-

controlled identityKelly, Lauren, 1938-

controlled identitySmith, Rosamond, 1938-

Briao, Fernandes de 1938-


Fernandes 1938-

Fernandes de Briao 1938-

Joyce Carol 1938-

Joyce Carol Oates Amerikaans auteur

Joyce Carol Oates écrivain américaine

Joyce Carol Oates pisarka amerykańska

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Joyce Carol Oatesová

Jūyis Kārūl Ūvts, 1938-

Kelly, Lauren.

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Oates , J. C.

Oates, Joyce C. 1938-

Oates, Joyce Carol

Oatesová, Joyce Carol.

Oatesová, Joyce Carol 1938-

Oouts, Tzois Karol 1938-

Ōtsu, Joisu Kyaroru 1938-

Outs, D. K. 1938-

Outs, D.K. (Dzhoĭs Kėrol), 1938-

Outs, Dzhoĭs Kėrol 1938-

Outs, Džojs Kèrol.

Outs, Džojs Kėrol 1938-

Outsa, Džoisa Kerola, 1938-

Smith, Joyce Carol Oates.

Smith, Joyce Carol Oates 1938-

Smith , Rosamond

Smith, Rosamond 1938-

Smith, Rosamond pseud. de Joyce Carol Oates

Ūvts, Jūyis Kārūl, 1938-

Джойс Каръл Оутс

Джойс Керол Оутс

Джойс Кэрал Оўтс

Оутс, Džойс Кэрол 1938-

Оутс, Д. К. 1938-

Оутс, Джойс Кэрол

Оутс, Джойс Кэрол, 1938-

אוטס, ג׳ויס קרול 1938-

ג'ויס קרול אוטס

جويس كارول أوتس

جویس کارول اوتس


जोयस केरल ओट्स

จอยซ์ แคโรล โอทส์

오츠, 조이스 캐럴 1938-

오츠, 조이스 캐롤 1938-

오츠, 죠이스 캐롤 1938-

オーツ, J. C

オーツ, ジョイス・キャロル



The gravedigger's daughter : a novelThe falls : a novelBlonde : a novelLittle bird of heaven : a novelBellefleurThe Oxford book of American short storiesBecause it is bitter, and because it is my heartMissing mom : a novel