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Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart
JOYCE CAROL OATES

Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart by Joyce Carol Oates
25 reviews (1990) (416p)
National Book Award Finalist

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Book Description
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 National Book Award.


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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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Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
183 reviews (2000) (752p) (PP) (NBA)
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What I Lived For by Joyce Carol Oates
19 reviews (1994) (624p) (PP) (PF)
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Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
63 reviews (1992) (154p) (PP) (NBCCA)
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You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates
20 reviews (1987) (448p) (LATimes)
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Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates
16 reviews (1980) (592p) (LATimes)
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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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