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Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates--This one wasn't my favorite Oates book

Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates

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We Were the Mulvaneys-Joyce Carol Oates....read this years ago and it still sticks with me.

We Were the Mulvaneys-Joyce Carol Oates....read this years ago and it still sticks with me.

Joyce Carol Oates was one of my favorite authors. I suppose all good things must end. We were the Mulvaneys was so touching and perfectly written, but as of late Ms. Oates no longer holds my interest.

Joyce Carol Oates was one of my favorite authors. I suppose all good things must end. We were the Mulvaneys was so touching and perfectly written, but as of late Ms. Oates no longer holds my interest.

Heard Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" on Selected Shorts last night and was reminded how thoroughly this story affected me when I was fifteen; it totally got its claws into me again now. Brilliant. | http://store.symphonyspace.org/products/where-are-you-going-where-have-you-been-mp3-download

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates

Heard Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" on Selected Shorts last night and was reminded how thoroughly this story affected me when I was fifteen; it totally got its claws into me again now. Brilliant. | http://store.symphonyspace.org/products/where-are-you-going-where-have-you-been-mp3-download

"In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they…

"In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they…

I never saw the movie (I do think there was one), but the book was beautifully heartbreaking.

I never saw the movie (I do think there was one), but the book was beautifully heartbreaking.

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