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The (Other) You: Stories

By Joyce Carol Oates New York: Ecco, 2021 288 Pages From a master of the short story, a collection that considers the consequences of the choices we make. In this […]

cardiff by the sea: four novellas
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Cardiff, by the Sea: Four Novellas of Suspense

By Joyce Carol Oates New York: Mysterious Press, 2020402 Pages Joyce Carol Oates, the “grand mistress of ghoulishness” (Publishers Weekly), showcases her mastery in four deeply disturbing novellas that will […]

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Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.

A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates The bonds of family are tested in the wake of a profound tragedy, providing a look at the darker side of our society. Night. […]

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The Glass Ark: A Joyce Carol Oates Bibliography

The Glass Ark is a bibliography of works by and about Joyce Carol Oates, covering her entire career, from the 1950’s to the present.

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Raymond J. Smith

As the editor and publisher of the distinguished literary magazine Ontario Review and of Ontario Review Press, and as the husband of novelist Joyce Carol Oates, Ray led a rich and full life devoted not only to his work and his marriage but also to numerous friends in the Princeton area and beyond.

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

First published in Epoch, Fall 1966. Included in Prize Stories: O Henry Award Winners (1968), and The Best American Short Stories (1967). Introduction to “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Why is “Where Are You […]

Forthcoming Works
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Forthcoming Books

See also: Recently published stories, essays, poems, and other articles by Joyce Carol Oates. Extenuating Circumstances (stories) By Joyce Carol Oates Expected publication date: May 10, 2022 Babysitter (novel) By […]

Wild Nights!
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Wild Nights!

Here are five splendid stories, imagining five major American authors on the verge of death each rooted in biographical facts and presented in the authors own particular style that are harrowing, heartfelt, incredibly moving, that cut to the depths of the psyche, probing with such laser-lean, honed prose that it’ll take your breath away.

Female Noir
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Female Noir

By Joyce Carol Oates Originally published as the introduction to Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, Edited by Joyce Carol Oates. In the old days, […]

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A Novel of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates From a master “mind reader who writes psychological horror stories about seriously disturbed minds” (New York Times Book Review), comes an eerie, […]