Joyce Carol Oates

Finalist, 2000 National Book Awards
Finalist, National Book Awards 1969
Finalist, 1990 National Book Awards
Finalist, National Book Awards 1968
Finalist, National Book Awards 1972
Winner, 1970 National Book Awards

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 70 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays, essays, and criticism, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde.
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Blonde

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ISBN 9780060196073 Ecco Press

With fresh insights into the heart of a celebrity culture hypnotized by its own, myths, Blonde is a sweeping novel about the elusive magic of a woman, the lasting legacy of a star, and the heartbreak behind the creation of the most evocative icon of the twentieth century. More about this book >

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Because It's Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart

Because It's Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart by Joyce Carol Oates book cover
ISBN 9780525248606 Plume / Dutton

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. More about this book >

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A Garden of Earthly Delights

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ISBN 978-0812968347 Modern Library /
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them

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ISBN 9780345484406 Modern Library / Vanguard

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, from the 1930s to the 1967 race riots. More about this book >

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Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 70 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays, essays, and criticism, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde. Among her many honors are the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the National Book Award. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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