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Oates, Joyce Carol 1938-

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We were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

85 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,019 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 )

74 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,352 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
Them by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

129 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about class, race, and the horrific, glassy sparkle of urban life, them chronicles the lives of the Wendalls, a family on the steep edge of poverty in the windy, riotous Detroit slums. Loretta, beautiful and dreamy and full of regret by age sixteen, and her two children, Maureen and Jules, make up Oates' vision of the American family--broken, marginal, and romantically proud
The falls : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

68 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and French and held by 3,090 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
Black water by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

79 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Grayling Island, off the coast of Maine, a young woman meets a senator at a party. As afternoon slips into evening, the two move unaware towards a shattering appointment with destiny - for it is not love that awaits young Kelly. Her date will end in the dark depths of a marsh beside the road. Joyce Carol Oates takes an incident that every reader will recognise and turns the familiar into haunting, unforgettable fiction. --
Blonde : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

108 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,803 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
The Oxford book of American short stories by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of fifty-six American short stories that includes biographical information about each author
Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

85 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,755 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 accursed by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 20th century Princeton, New Jersey, a powerful curse, which besets the wealthiest of families, causes the disappearance of a young bride, and when her brother sets out to find her, he crosses paths with the town's most formidable people, including Grover Cleveland and Upton Sinclair
Little bird of heaven : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

62 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,708 WorldCat member 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
Missing mom : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,637 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
Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

54 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M.R. Neukirchen--the first female president of a lauded Ivy League institution--struggles to hold onto her self-identity in the face of personal and professional demons
Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

44 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,567 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
Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,548 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
You must remember this by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,515 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
Jack of spades : a tale of suspense by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

45 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: he has a top agent and publisher in New York, and his twenty-eight mystery novels have sold millions of copies around the world. He also has a loving wife and three grown children and is a well-known philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades," he pens another string of novels-- dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. These are novels that the refined, upstanding Andrew Rush wouldn't be caught reading, let alone writing. But when one day his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel that he has carelessly left out, she begins to ask questions. Meanwhile, Rush receives a court summons in the mail explaining that a local woman has accused him of plagiarizing her own self-published fiction. Rush's reputation, career, and family life all come under threat--and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts"--Provided by publisher
The man without a shadow by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

36 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets Elihu Hoopes: the "man without a shadow," who will be known, in time, as the most-studied and most famous amnesiac in history. A vicious infection has clouded anything beyond the last seventy seconds just beyond the fog of memory. Over the course of thirty years, the two embark on mirrored journeys of self-discovery: Margot, enthralled by her charming, mysterious, and deeply lonely patient, as well as her officious supervisor, attempts to unlock Eli's shuttered memories of a childhood trauma without losing her own sense of self in the process. Made vivid by Oates' usual eye for detail, and searing insight into the human psyche, The Man Without a Shadow is eerie, ambitious, and structurally complex, unique among her novels for its intimate portrayal of a forbidden relationship that can never be publicly revealed
A garden of earthly delights by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

94 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,437 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
Foxfire : confessions of a girl gang by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,413 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 )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years ago, in 1975, Genna Hewett-Meade's college roommate died a mysterious, violent, terrible death. Minette Swift had been a fiercely individualistic scholarship student, an assertive-even prickly-personality, and one of the few black girls at an exclusive women's liberal arts college near Philadelphia. By contrast, Genna was a quiet, self-effacing teenager from a privileged upper-class home, self-consciously struggling to make amends for her own elite upbringing. When, partway through their freshman year, Minette suddenly fell victim to an increasing torrent of racist harassment and vicious slurs-from within the apparent safety of their tolerant, "enlightened" campus-Genna felt it her duty to protect her roommate at all costs. Now, as Genna reconstructs the months, weeks, and hours leading up to Minette's tragic death, she is also forced to confront her own identity within the social framework of that time
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We were the Mulvaneys
The gravedigger's daughter : a novelThemThe falls : a novelBlack waterBlonde : a novelThe Oxford book of American short storiesBellefleurLittle bird of heaven : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityFernandes, 1938-

controlled identityKelly, Lauren, 1938-

controlled identitySmith, Rosamond, 1938-

Briao, Fernandes de

Briao, Fernandes de 1938-

Carol Oates, Joyce, 1938-


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Joyce Carol 1938-

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Joyce Carol Oatesová

Joyce Carol Oatesová americká spisovateľka, poetka a dramatička

Jūyis Kārūl Ūvts, 1938-

Kelly, Lauren.

Kelly , Lauren <1938- >

Lauren, Kelly

Oates J.C.

Oates, Joyce C. 1938-

Oates, Joyce Carol

Oates Smith, Joyce Carol, 1938-

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 Džois Kerol

Outs Džoisė Kerol

Outs Džoisė Kerolė

Outs, Džojs Kèrol.

Outs, Džojs Kėrol 1938-

Outsa, Džoisa Kerola, 1938-

Smith Joyce Carol Oates

Smith, Joyce Carol Oates 1938-

Smith, R.

Smith, Rae Jolene

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 סופרת אמריקאית

جويس كارول أوتس، 1938-

جويس كارول أوتس مؤلفة أمريكية

جویس کارول اوتس


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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