Middle Age: A Romance

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Wonderland The Wonderland Quartet Book 4

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Modern Library #ad - Wonderland is the final novel in Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet. As an adult, jesse must summon the strength to reach across the “generation gap” and rescue his endangered teenaged daughter, who has fallen into the drug-infused 1960s counterculture. Orphaned after watching his father murder his entire family, Jesse embarks on a personal odyssey that takes him from a Dickensian foster home to college and graduate school to the pinnacle of the medical profession.

. Spanning from the great depression to the turbulent Vietnam War era, Wonderland is the epic account of Jesse Vogel, a boy who emerged from a family tragedy with his life spared but his world torn apart. The books that complete this acclaimed series, and them, A Garden of Earthly Delights, Expensive People, are also available from the Modern Library.

Wonderland The Wonderland Quartet Book 4 #ad - Hailed by library journal as “the greatest of Oates’s novels, ” Wonderland is the capstone of a magnificent literary excursion that plunges beneath the glossy surface of American life. Joyce carol oates’s wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans.

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Little Bird of Heaven: A Novel

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Little bird of heaven by joyce Carol Oates is a riveting story of love violently lost and found in late 20th century America. In this novel, oates returns to the buffalo, guilt and obsession, New York, region to brilliantly explore the dangerous intersections of romance and eroticism, desire and murder.

Little bird of heaven, a soaring work by the new york times bestselling author and a nominee for the 2009 Man Booker Prize—one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards—is as powerful and unforgettable as Joyce Carol Oates’s previous acclaimed novels The Gravedigger’s Daughter and We Were the Mulvaneys.

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American Appetites

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Ecco #ad - Finally returned to print in a beautiful new trade paperback edition, American Appetites is classic Joyce Carol Oates—a suspenseful thriller in which the happy facade of an affluent suburban couple crumbles under the weight of tragedy and scandal. For twenty-six years, ian mccullough, has been happily married to Glynnis, a demographics researcher at a social science think tank, a successful cookbook writer and a brilliant hostess.

When a drunken argument about a suspected infidelity turns physical, Ian is charged with murder, Ian accidentally pushes Glynnis through a plate glass window—or did she fall? Now, Glynnis is dead, and their American dream is shattered. And soon, in a courtroom where guilt and responsibility become two very separate issues, Ian will stand trial, fighting for his life.

American Appetites #ad - A sophisticated, and success, american appetites explores our insatiable hunger for power, and chilling novel from the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates, and how comfortable, witty, love, privileged lives—and the course of fate—can be dramatically transformed in an instant.

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My Heart Laid Bare

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Ecco #ad - Traveling from one small town to the next across the continent, from the Northeast to the frontier West, they skillfully swindle unsuspecting victims, playing on their greed, pride, lust, and small-mindedness. While his carefully crafted lies and schemes begin to fracture and disintegrate before his eyes, Abraham discovers that the bond of family is as tenuous and treacherous as the tricks he perpetrates upon unsuspecting strangers.

Despite their success, abraham cannot banish a past that haunts him: the ghost of his ancestor Sarah Licht, a former con woman who met with a gruesome fate. As abraham involves his family in more and more complex and impressive schemes, he finds himself caught between the specter of Sarah and the growing terrors of his present.

My Heart Laid Bare #ad - Finally returned to print in a beautiful paperback edition, abraham has raised a brood of talented con artists, and retribution that explores the depths of human manipulation and vulnerabilityThe patriarch of the Licht family, and experts in The Game, a haunting gothic tale of a nineteenth-century immigrant family of confidence artists—a story of morality, children molded in his image, duplicity, his calling and philosophy of life.

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The Falls: A Novel P.S.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - But tragedy soon takes over their lives, greed, poisoning their halcyon years with distrust, and murder. 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.

The Falls: A Novel P.S. #ad - This P. S. What follows is a passionate love affair, marriage, and family -- a seemingly perfect existence. Ariah, " begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, "the Widow Bride of the Falls, waiting for his body to be found. 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. Edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Carthage: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family in this stirring examination of grief, and the atrocities of war from Joyce Carol Oates, "one of the great artistic forces of our time" The NationZeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, justice, faith, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks.

As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever. Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance.

Carthage: A Novel #ad - . Dark and riveting, carthage is a powerful addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, and forgiveness, love, one that explores the human capacity for violence, and asks if it's ever truly possible to come home again. But when the community of carthage joins a father's frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects—a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family.

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A Garden of Earthly Delights The Wonderland Quartet Book 1

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Modern Library #ad - Desperate to rise above her haphazard existence of violence and poverty, smoldering with resentment; the mysterious Lowry, Clara struggles for independence by way of her relationships with four very different men: her father, who rescues Clara as a teenager and offers her the possibility of love; Revere, determined not to repeat her mother’s life, a family man turned itinerant laborer, Clara’s son, a wealthy landowner who provides Clara with stability; and Swan, who bears the psychological and spiritual burden of his mother’s ambition.

A Garden of Earthly Delights The Wonderland Quartet Book 1 #ad - A garden of earthly Delights is the first novel in the Wonderland Quartet. In a garden of earthly delights, oates presents one of her most memorable heroines, Clara Walpole, the beautiful daughter of Kentucky-born migrant farmworkers. A masterly work from a writer with “the uncanny ability to give us a cinemascopic vision of her America” National Review,  A Garden of Earthly Delights is the opening stanza in what would become one of the most powerful and engrossing story arcs in literature.

Joyce carol oates’s wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. The books that complete this acclaimed series, and Wonderland, them, Expensive People, are also available from the Modern Library.

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With Shuddering Fall: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - The first novel from new york times-bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, dark tale of family, a thrilling, revenge, and two souls intertwined by love and violence—now back in print for fans of America’s most prolific storyteller. Written when joyce carol oates was in her early twenties, With Shuddering Fall is her powerful debut novel,  and first published in 1964, the first of five new Oates reprints from Ecco.

Following the turbulent story of two lovers who discover themselves mortal enemies, the author explores the struggle for dominance in erotic relationships that has become a predominant theme in her work, as well as the perils of patriarchal inheritance, and the ripple-effects of emotional loss in adolescence.

With Shuddering Fall: A Novel #ad - The result is an unsentimental yet sympathetic rendering of a disastrous love affair in which hatred is nearly as powerful as love, and a yearning for destruction is an abiding and insatiable passion. Discover what prompted the new york times to compare this young writer’s debut to Shirley Jackson’s famous short story, “The Lottery.

Readers looking for a place to start in joyce carol Oates’s vast catalogue will be intrigued by the sheer narrative force of the young author, and her willingness to anatomize the darkest recesses of humanity in a search for redemption and resolution.

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Blonde: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - In a voice startling, intimate, norma jeane tells her own story, and rich, that of an emblematic American artist—intensely conflicted and driven—who has lost her way. In this ambitious book, and spiritual life of norma jeane Baker—the child, poetic, Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the inner, the woman, the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn Monroe.

Blonde: A Novel #ad - . 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.

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Expensive People

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Modern Library #ad - You cannot put this novel away after you have opened it, ” said The Detroit News. This is that kind of book–hypnotic, fascinating, and electrifying. Expensive people is the second novel in the Wonderland Quartet. The books that complete this acclaimed series, A Garden of Earthly Delights, and Wonderland, them, are also available from the Modern Library.

Fascinated by yet alienated from his attractive, his “successful-executive” father, self-absorbed parents and the privileged world they inhabit, Richard incisively analyzes his own mismanaged childhood, his pretentious private schooling, and his elusive mother. In an act of defiance and desperation, eleven-year-old Richard strikes out in a way that presages the violence of ever-younger Americans in the turbulent decades to come.

Expensive People #ad - A national book award finalist, Expensive People is a stunning combination of social satire and gothic horror. In expensive people, oates takes a provocative and suspenseful look at the roiling secrets of America’s affluent suburbs. Joyce carol oates’s wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans.

Set in the late 1960s, this first-person confession is narrated by Richard Everett, a precocious and obese boy who sees himself as a minor character in the alarming drama unfolding around him.

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