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JOYCE CAROL OATES

Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates
24 reviews (2014) (432p) (PP)
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THE ACCURSED by Joyce Carol Oates
160 reviews (2013) (p) (NYT100)
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The Gravediggers Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
84 reviews (2007) (992p) (NBCCA)
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In 1936 the Schwarts, an immigrant family desperate to escape Nazi Germany, settle in a small town in upstate New York, where the father, a former high school teacher, is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. After local prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty result in unspeakable tragedy, the gravedigger's daughter, Rebecca, begins her astonishing ...
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Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
183 reviews (2000) (752p) (PP) (NBA)
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 "A lush-bodied girl in the prime of her physical beauty. In an ivory georgette crepe sundress with a halter top that gathers her breasts up in soft undulating folds of the fabric. She's standing with bare legs apart on a New York subway grating. Her blond head is thrown rapturously back as an updraft lifts her full, flaring skirt, exposing white cotton panties. White cotton! The ivory-crepe sundre...
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What I Lived For by Joyce Carol Oates
19 reviews (1994) (624p) (PP) (PF)
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 In a stunning portrait of a powerful man's downward spiral to moral ruin, Jerome ""Corky"" Corcoran's violent act of vengeance precipitates his downfall. Reprint. NYT. PW. ...
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Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
63 reviews (1992) (154p) (PP) (NBCCA)
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 A senator seduces young Kelly Kelleher at a Fourth of July picnic, and as they head for his hotel, his rented Toyota swerves off the unnamed road and into the black water. Reprint. NYT. ...
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Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart by Joyce Carol Oates
25 reviews (1990) (416p) (NBA)
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 Joyce Carol Oates is in full fire here. The motifs and themes of this rich, intricately textured, realistic novel belong to the American experience of the 1950s and '60s. But the vision of life that animates them is so clear and unflinching that the past comes to us with the force of revelation. "Fiction of extraordinary imaginative power."--The New York Times Book Review. Nominated for the Nation...
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You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates
20 reviews (1987) (448p) (LATimes)
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 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 and Hannah; the idealistic political journey of son Warren, and the passionate, o...
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Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates
16 reviews (1980) (592p) (LATimes)
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 A wealthy and notorious clan, the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks, in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythical Lake Noir. Written with a voluptuousness and immediacy unusual even for Oates, Bellefleur was hailed upon publication as the culmination of her work....
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Them by Joyce Carol Oates
25 reviews (1969) (480p) (NBA)
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Joyce Carol Oates Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 10  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 7  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 4 Black Water · Blonde · What I Lived For · Lovely, Dark, Deep ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 2 Black Water · The Gravediggers Daughter ·  
National Book Award Wins 1 Them ·  
National Book Award Nominations 3 Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart · Blonde · Them ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 What I Lived For ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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