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Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award), and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina) and The Gravedigger's Daughter.

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What You Wish For
Written by Book Wish Foundation, Naomi Shihab Nye, John Green, Joyce Carol Oates and Various
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2011
$17.99/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-399-25454-3 (0-399-25454-4)

A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees

With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of... Read more






Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer
Written by Joseph Conrad, Afterword by Vince Passaro, Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
Signet | Paperback | August 2008
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-53103-2 (0-451-53103-5)

In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.
 
Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the... Read more






The Damnation of Theron Ware or Illumination
Written by Harold Frederic, Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2002
$19.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76035-8 (0-375-76035-0)

Published in 1896, The Damnation of Theron Ware or Illumination is a profound psychological portrait of the spiritual undoing of a guileless Methodist minister who is taken in by a rural townspeople’s various progressive ideas, from liberalism to bohemianism, only to be spurned by them for being too conventional. Described by... Read more






Women in Love
Written by D.H. Lawrence, Foreword by D.H. Lawrence, Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2000
$10.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75488-3 (0-375-75488-1)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
foreword by the author
Commentary by Carl van Doren, Rebecca West,
Aldous Huxley, and Henry Miller

It is . . . the world of the poets and the preponderance of the poet in [Lawrence]... Read more






The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Written by Alistair MacLeod, Afterword by Joyce Carol Oates
New Canadian Library | Paperback | July 1989
$12.95/12.95(Canada) | 978-0-7710-9969-4 (0-7710-9969-X)

The stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood are remarkably simple – a family is drawn together by shared and separate losses, a child’s reality conflicts with his parents’ memories, a young man struggles to come to terms with the loss of his father.

Yet each piece of writing in this... Read more






Billy Budd and Other Tales
Written by Herman Melville, Afterword by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Julian Markels
Signet | Paperback | June 2009
$4.95/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53081-3 (0-451-53081-0)

A master of the american short story

Included in this rich collection are: The Piazza, Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas, The Bell-Tower, and The Town-Ho's Story. Read more






Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Plume | Trade Paperback | March 1991
$16.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-26581-3 (0-452-26581-9)

Joyce Carol Oates adds to her extraordinary body of work with this stunning novel of violence and love. At the heart of the story are two people, Iris Courtney, who is white, and handsome Jinx Fairchild, the black basketball player who, in protecting Iris, kills a white man.

Iris is the only...

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Black Water
Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Plume | Trade Paperback | May 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-26986-6 (0-452-26986-5)

The Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling novel We Were the Mulvaneys

“Taut, powerfully imagined and beautifully written, Black Water ranks with the best of Joyce Carol Oates's already long list of distinguished achievements. It can be read in a single afternoon, but, like every... Read more






Expensive People
Written by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7654-0 (0-8129-7654-1)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In Expensive People, Oates takes a provocative and suspenseful look at the roiling secrets of America’s affluent suburbs. Set in the late 1960s, this first-person confession is narrated by... Read more






Foxfire
Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Plume | Trade Paperback | August 1994
$16.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-27231-6 (0-452-27231-9)

The time is the 1950s. The place is a blue-collar town in upstate New York, where five high school girls are joined in a gang dedicated to pride, power, and vengeance on a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them. Foxfire is Joyce Carol Oates’s strongest and most unsparing... Read more






A Garden of Earthly Delights
Written by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6834-7 (0-8129-6834-4)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In A Garden of Earthly Delights, Oates presents one of her most memorable heroines, Clara Walpole, the beautiful daughter of Kentucky-born migrant farmworkers. Desperate to rise above her haphazard... Read more






Man Crazy
Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Plume | Trade Paperback | June 1998
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-27724-3 (0-452-27724-8)

Fresh from the triumph of the bestselling We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates continues her exploration of family love and possibilities of human redemption with this compelling story of how one young woman suffers profoundly in the pursuit of love, but manages to emerge safe and whole.

Set in several towns on... Read more






them
Written by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-48440-6 (0-345-48440-1)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. As powerful and relevant today as it on its initial publication, them chronicles the tumultuous lives of a family living on the edge of ruin in the Detroit slums... Read more






We Were the Mulvaneys
Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Plume | Trade Paperback | January 2001
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-28282-7 (0-452-28282-9)

A New York Times Notable Book and a former Oprah Book Club® selection

Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce Carol Oates turns the tale of a family struggling to cope with its fall from grace into a deeply moving and unforgettable account of the vigor...

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We Were the Mulvaneys
Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Plume | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$29.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-27720-5 (0-452-27720-5)

An Oprah Book Club® selection

A New York Times Notable Book


"It's the novel closest to my heart…. I'm deeply moved that Oprah Winfrey has selected this novel for Oprah's Book Club, a family novel presented to Oprah's vast American family."—Joyce Carol Oates

Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce... Read more






Wonderland
Written by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7655-7 (0-8129-7655-X)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. Spanning from the Great Depression to the turbulent Vietnam War era, Wonderland is the epic account of Jesse Vogel, a boy who emerged from a family tragedy with his... Read more






You Must Remember This
Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Plume | Trade Paperback | November 1998
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-28019-9 (0-452-28019-2)

Joyce Carol Oates's epic novel of an American family in the 1950's probes the tender division between the permissible and the forbidden, between ordinary life and the secret places of the heart. Set in an industrial, working-class town in upstate New York, this book chronicles the frustrating marriage of parents Lyle... Read more






American Gothic Tales
Written by Various, Edited by Joyce Carol Oates
Plume | Trade Paperback | December 1996
$21.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-27489-1 (0-452-27489-3)

Joyce Carol Oates has a special perspective on the “gothic” in American short fiction, at least partially because her own horror yarns rank on the spine-tingling chart with the masters. She is able to see the unbroken link of the macabre that ties Edgar Allan Poe to Anne Rice and to... Read more





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