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Oates, Joyce Carol 1938-

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We were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
71 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,572 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 )
114 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,459 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 )
52 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,430 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 )
61 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,330 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 )
66 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 3,261 libraries worldwide
"Joyce Carol Oates has taken a shocking story that has become an American myth and, from it, has created a novel of electrifying power and illumination. Kelly Kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old "good girl" when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party. In a brilliantly woven narrative, we enter her past and her present, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, this hero, this soon-to-be-lover. Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bright and brave women, drawn to the power that certain men command, at a party that takes on the quality of a surreal nightmare; in a tragic car ride that we hope against hope will not end as we know it must end....."
Little bird of heaven : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
52 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,978 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
Blonde : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
95 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 2,955 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
Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
60 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,914 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. They own vast lands and profitable businesses, they employ their neighbors, and they influence the government. A prolific and eccentric group, they include several millionaires, a mass murderer, a spiritual seeker who climbs into the mountains looking for God, a wealthy noctambulist who dies of a chicken scratch. Bellefleur traces the lives of several generations of this unusual family. At its center is Gideon Bellefleur and his imperious, somewhat psychic, very beautiful wife, Leah, their three children (one with frightening psychic abilities), and the servants and relatives, living and dead, who inhabit the mansion and its environs. Their story offers a profound look at the world's changeableness, time and eternity, space and soul, pride and physicality versus love. Bellefleur is an allegory of caritas versus cupiditas, love and selflessness versus pride and selfishness. It is a novel of change, baffling complexity, mystery
Missing mom : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
50 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,865 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of her mother's death, thirty-one-year-old 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
Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Czech and held by 2,838 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 )
38 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,777 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
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
62 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,769 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
The accursed by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,744 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
The Oxford book of American short stories by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
30 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,733 libraries worldwide
Collection of fifty-six American short stories that includes biographical information about each author
Foxfire : confessions of a girl gang by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
53 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,727 libraries worldwide
Legs Sadovsky leads a girl gang called Foxfire during 1955 in her upstate New York hometown
Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
40 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,671 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
My sister, my love : the intimate story of Skyler Rampike by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
54 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,597 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
Black girl/white girl : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,569 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 fair maiden by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
36 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,531 libraries worldwide
Schildering van de verhouding tussen een naar liefde hunkerend 15-jarig Amerikaans meisje en een rijke, wat excentrieke 68-jarige man, en diens subtiele verleidingskunsten
A garden of earthly delights by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )
58 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,485 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
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controlled identity Fernandes, 1938-

controlled identity Kelly, Lauren, 1938-

controlled identity Smith, Rosamond, 1938-

Fernandes 1938-
Fernandes de Briao 1938-
Joyce Carol 1938-
Kelly, Lauren.
Kelly , Lauren <1938- >
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
Оутс, Джойс Кэрол, 1938-
אוטס, ג׳ויס קרול 1938-
オーツ, J. C
オーツ, ジョイス・キャロル
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