“My Life as a Rat is a quiet, contemplative tour-de-force.”
Beautiful Days is a collection of short stories by author Joyce Carol Oates that originally appeared elsewhere.
Night-Gaunts and other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates is a collection of six previously published short stories that attempts to reconnoiter the fragile forces that often exist between desir
"A Book of American Martyrs is tragic, wicked, sly, hopeful, and truly and insanely great."
“sharp and in perfect pitch. Overall, Oates exhibits extremely fine authorial control, showing her puppet-master’s strings only when she wants.”
“Carthage shows an author still in command of her vision . . .”
Pity the first-time reader of Joyce Carol Oates.
“. . . compulsive and engaging, . . . crackles with energy and wit . . .”
“Daddy Love pushes us to confront what lurks behind the front door.”
A reader often selects a book because of an affinity for the author, word of mouth, or an interest in the subject—only to meander through the pages to discover that, for whatever reason, it was not
Widow is a collection of 18 short stories, which, if you go by the title and you want to be pedantic, deal with “women who have lost their husbands by death and have not married again.” This litera