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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... show more



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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Birth date: 1938-06-16
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 months ago
This one dragged badly. And I guessed at what was going on and just felt letdown by it. The ending was a surprise though with Mia and her mother. I just think this should have been more tightly edited. I don't know if it was the writing style or flow (okay it was) but I didn't care for this one much...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 6 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: craft-cycleI will start by saying that I love reading retellings, especially fairy tale retellings. I don't recall really liking fairy tales all that much growing up, but now as a adult, I cannot get enough of fresh spins on the classics.However, I was kind of di...
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Lucy Goodfellow Reviews rated it 11 months ago
This is a complicated book.It’s as much about Violet Rue as it is about the men that abuse her and the women that allow this abuse to happen. Although the book takes place over a number of years, Violets lack of character growth is reflective of the cycles of abuse that she finds herself in, which I...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 1 year ago
Adriane Strohl is a seventeen-year-old high-school senior living in a not-too-distant future version of America, the Reconstituted North American States (NAS), which seems to have involved incorporating the U.S. and Canada under an increasingly totalitarian regime where there is a single political p...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
t's interesting using this book in a class. The Swan stories are the most popular, and the quiet ones about relationships confuse people for some reason. I liked "Warm-Mouth" far more on this re-read.Old ReviewThere is a misnomer on the cover of this book. Some short stories in this volume have not...
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