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Oates, Joyce Carol 1938-

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We were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

78 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,041 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
Them by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

127 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,363 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 gravedigger's daughter : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

78 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca, the daughter of a German high school teacher who was forced to work as a gravedigger after immigrating to upstate New York, begins a life-changing pilgrimage throughout America in the wake of a prejudice-motivated tragedy
Black water by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

66 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,115 WorldCat member 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 )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,943 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
Little bird of heaven : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

62 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,765 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
Blonde : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

89 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,765 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 )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,760 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 )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,659 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
Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Swedish and held by 2,641 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 )

49 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,606 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 )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,601 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 )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legs Sadovsky leads a girl gang called Foxfire during 1955 in her upstate New York hometown
Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

51 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,465 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
A garden of earthly delights by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

104 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,428 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
Carthage : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

43 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,402 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
Black girl/white girl : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,381 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
Jack of spades : a tale of suspense by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

31 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,218 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 lost landscape : a writer's coming of age by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A momentous memoir of childhood and adolescence from one of our finest and most beloved writers, as we've never seen her before. In The Lost Landscape, Joyce Carol Oates vividly recreates the early years of her life in western New York state, powerfully evoking the romance of childhood and the way it colors everything that comes after. From early memories of her relatives to remembrances of a particularly poignant friendship with a red hen, from her first friendships to her first experiences with death, The Lost Landscape is an arresting account of the ways in which Oates's life (and her life as a writer) was shaped by early childhood and how her later work was influenced by a hard-scrabble rural upbringing. In this exceptionally candid, moving, and richly reflective recounting of her early years, Oates explores the world through the eyes of her younger self and reveals her nascent experiences of wanting to tell stories about the world and the people she meets. If Alice in Wonderland was the book that changed a young Joyce forever and inspired her to look at life as offering endless adventures, she describes just as unforgettably the harsh lessons of growing up on a farm. With searing detail and an acutely perceptive eye, Oates renders her memories and emotions with exquisite precision to truly transport the reader to a bygone place and time, the lost landscape of the writer's past but also to the lost landscapes of our own earliest, and most essential, lives
 
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We were the Mulvaneys
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controlled identityFernandes, 1938-

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Joyce Carol 1938-

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Joyce Carol Oatesová

Jūyis Kārūl Ūvts, 1938-

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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, Džojs Kèrol.

Outs, Džojs Kėrol 1938-

Outsa, Džoisa Kerola, 1938-

Smith, Joyce Carol Oates.

Smith, Joyce Carol Oates 1938-

Smith , Rosamond

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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 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

ジョイス・キャロル・オーツ

乔伊斯·卡罗尔·欧茨

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ThemThe gravedigger's daughter : a novelBlack waterThe falls : a novelLittle bird of heaven : a novelBlonde : a novelThe Oxford book of American short storiesBellefleur