Profoundly cathartic, this extraordinary novel unfolds as if Oates, in plumbing the darkness of the human spirit, has come upon a source of light at its core. But something happens on valentine’s day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life.
We Were the Mulvaneys #ad - . With tragic consequences. 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 of hope and the power of love to prevail over suffering. 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.
The Falls: A Novel P.S.HarperCollins e-books #ad - Edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. Ariah, " begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, "the Widow Bride of the Falls, waiting for his body to be found. But tragedy soon takes over their lives, greed, poisoning their halcyon years with distrust, and murder.
The Falls: A Novel P.S. #ad - Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of niagara Falls in the mid-twentieth century, this haunting exploration of the American family in crisis is a stunning achievement from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" The Nation. This P. S. At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby, who is unexpectedly drawn to her.
It is 1950 and, after a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskine's young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. What follows is a passionate love affair, marriage, and family -- a seemingly perfect existence.
Black Water Contemporary Fiction, PlumePlume #ad - In a brilliantly woven narrative, this hero, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, we enter her past and her present, this soon-to-be-lover. Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bright and brave women—drawn to the power that certain men command—at a party that takes on the quality of a surreal nightmare.
Black Water Contemporary Fiction, Plume #ad - . It can be read in a single afternoon, but, like every good book, it continues to haunt us. The new york timeskelly kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old “good girl” when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party. One of the acknowledged masters of american fiction, Joyce Carol Oates has written a bold tour de force that parts the black water to reveal the profoundest depths of human truth.
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.
Lovely, Dark, Deep: StoriesEcco #ad - And in the title story, an unsettling young woman, the elderly Robert Frost is visited by an interviewer, who seems to know a good deal more about his life than she should. A piercing and evocative collection, Lovely, Dark, Deep reveals an artist at the height of her creative power. Sex with camel” explores how a sixteen-year-old boy realizes the depth of his love for his grandmother—and how vulnerable those feelings make him.
From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all. Insightful, deep display joyce carol oates’s magnificent ability to make visceral the terror, imaginative, the stories in Lovely, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, disturbing, Dark, hurt, and uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives.
Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories #ad - In “mastiff, ” a woman and a man are joined in an erotic bond forged out of terror and gratitude. Fearful that that her husband is “disappearing” from their life, a woman becomes obsessed with keeping him in her sight in “The Disappearing. A book of martyrs” reveals how the end of a pregnancy brings with it the end of a relationship.
The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental ModelThe Guilford Press #ad - The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental Model #ad - Far from offering a "quick fix" to family problems, acting-out kids, the first years of sobriety are often marked by continuing tension that fuels marital stress, in fact, and difficulties at work. The authors draw upon extensive clinical and research experience to demonstrate how families can be helped to regroup after abstinence, weather periods of emotional upheaval, yet flexible, and find their way to establishing a more stable, family system.
This book explores the process of recovery from addiction as it affects the entire family, presenting an innovative model for understanding and treating families navigating this difficult period. Family relationships change dramatically when one or more members stops drinking.
them The Wonderland Quartet Book 3Modern Library #ad - The books that complete this acclaimed series, and Wonderland, A Garden of Earthly Delights, Expensive People, are also available from the Modern Library. Oates is a superb storyteller. For sheer readability, them is unsurpassed. The atlanta Journal-Constitution . Winner of the national book award, them is an enthralling novel about love, class, race, and the inhumanity of urban life.
It is, raves the new York Times, “a superbly accomplished vision. Them is the third novel in the Wonderland Quartet. If the phrase ‘woman of letters’ existed, foremost in this country, Joyce Carol Oates would be, entitled to it. John updike, them chronicles the tumultuous lives of a family living on the edge of ruin in the Detroit slums, The New YorkerAs powerful and relevant today as it was on its initial publication, from the 1930s to the 1967 race riots.
them The Wonderland Quartet Book 3 #ad - Praised by the nation for her “potent, maureen and jules, life-gripping imagination, a dreamy young mother who is filled with regret by the age of sixteen, and the subsequent destinies of her children, ” Joyce Carol Oates traces the aspirations and struggles of Loretta Wendall, who must fight to survive in a world of violence and danger.
High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006HarperCollins e-books #ad - High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 #ad - High lonesome: new and selected stories 1966-2006 gathers short fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and includes eleven new tales that further demonstrate the breathtaking artistry and striking originality of an incomparable talent who "has imbued the American short story with an edgy vitality and raw social surfaces" Chicago Tribune.
. No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates.
Icy Sparks Oprah's Book ClubPenguin Books #ad - Try as she might, her "secrets"—verbal croaks, groans, and physical spasms—keep afflicting her. A new york times notable book and the march 2001 selection of oprah's book Club® ! Icy Sparks is the sad, funny and transcendent tale of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the 1950’s.
At the age of ten, icy, a bright, curious child orphaned as a baby but raised by adoring grandparents, begins to have strange experiences. Yet, it isn’t until icy returns home that she really begins to flower, especially through her friendship with the eccentric and obese Miss Emily, who knows first-hand how it feels to be an outcast in this tightly knit Appalachian community.
Called willful by her teachers and "frog child" by her schoolmates, she is exiled from the schoolroom and sent to a children’s asylum where it is hoped that the roots of her mysterious behavior can be discovered. As an adult, she will find out she has tourette’s Syndrome, but for years her behavior is the source of mystery, confusion, a rare neurological disorder, and deep humiliation.
Icy Sparks Oprah's Book Club #ad - Narrated by a grown up icy, the book chronicles a difficult, but ultimately hilarious and heartwarming journey, from her first spasms to her self-acceptance as a young woman. Stilton, one of the most evil fourth grade teachers ever created by a writer. Here icy learns about difference—her own and those who are even more scarred than she.
Gwyn hyman rubio’s beautifully written first novel revolves around Icy Sparks, an unforgettable heroine in the tradition of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird or Will Treed in Cold Sassy Tree. Curious about life beyond the hills, icy learns to cut through all barriers—physical, talented, and energetic, mental, and spiritual—in order to find community and acceptance.
PursuitMysterious Press #ad - As a child, abby had the same recurring nightmare night after night, in which she wandered through a field ridden with human skulls and bones. As his wife lies in her hospital bed, sleeping in fits and starts, Willem tries to determine whether this was an absentminded accident or a premeditated plunge, and he quickly discovers a mysterious set of clues about what his wife might be hiding.
Now an adult, abby thinks she’s outgrown her demons, the evening before her wedding, the terrible dream returns and forces her to confront the dark secrets from her past she has kept from her new husband, until, Willem. The following day—less than 24 hours after exchanging vows—Abby steps out into traffic.
Pursuit #ad - . Why, for example is there a rash-like red mark circling her wrist? what does she dream about that causes her to wake from the sound of her own screams?Slowly, Abby begins to open up to her husband, revealing to him what she has never shared with anyone before—the story of a terrified mother; a jealous, drug addled father; and a daughter’s terrifying captivity.
With a suspenseful, alternating narrative that travels between the present and Abby's tortured childhood, The Pursuit is a meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting tale that showcases Oates’s masterful storytelling.
Blonde: A NovelEcco #ad - In this ambitious book, joyce carol oates boldly reimagines the inner, and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker—the child, the woman, poetic, the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn Monroe. A powerful portrait of hollywood’s myth and an extraordinary woman’s heartbreaking reality, Blonde is a sweeping epic that pays tribute to the elusive magic and devastation behind the creation of the great twentieth-century American star.
Blonde: A Novel #ad - In a voice startling, and rich, norma jeane tells her own story, intimate, that of an emblematic American artist—intensely conflicted and driven—who has lost her way.
A Book of American Martyrs: A NovelEcco #ad - In her moving, insightful portrait, joyce carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A book of american martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.
Oates’ american saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country. Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but exist in different realities. Usa today, 4-star review“successful because Oates refuses to satirize or dehumanize anyone, even murderous foes of abortion.
A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel #ad - . With its wrath and violence, a book of American Martyrs offers this teaspoon of warmth in these troubled times: that it is possible to be wrong without surrendering your humanity. Los angeles times“the most relevant book of Oates’s half-century-long career, a powerful reminder that fiction can be as timely as this morning’s tweets but infinitely more illuminating.
Washington posta powerfully resonant and provocative novel from American master and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families.