Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates is an American author, poet, playwright, essayist and editor. She is the author of the Gothic Saga. Oates has won the O. Henry Award (twice), the M.L. Rosenthal Award, National Book Award for Fiction, Brad Stock Award (twice), Chicago Tribute Literary Prize, Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Prize, Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement and the National Humanities Medal. She has also been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize three times. As of this writing, Oates has been teaching writing at Princeton University since 1978, but intends on retiring in July 2015. Joyce was married to editor and publisher Raymond J. Smith for 47 years. She is now married to Charles Gross.

Joyce Carol Oates became a published author with the short story collection By the North Gate. She published her first novel the following year, which was entitled With Shuddering Fall. Below is a list of Joyce Carol Oates’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Garden Of Earthly Delights Books


A Garden of Earthly Delights(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Expensive People(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Them(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wonderland(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Gothic Saga Books


Bellefleur(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bloodsmoor Romance(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Heart Laid Bare(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Accursed(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Gothic Saga Collections


Mysteries of Winterthurn(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


With Shuddering Fall(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Do With Me What You Will(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assassins: A Book of Hours(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Childwold(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of the Morning(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cybele(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unholy Loves(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel of Light(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Luxury of Sin(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Solstice(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marya: A Life(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Must Remember This(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lives of the Twins(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Appetites(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soul/Mate(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nemesis(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snake Eyes(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What I Lived For(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Can't Catch Me(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zombie(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Were the Mulvaneys(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Delight(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man Crazy(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broke Heart Blues(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blonde(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Barrens(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Middle-Age: A Romance(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I'll Take You There(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tattooed Girl(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freaky Green Eyes(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Take Me, Take Me with You(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Falls(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mother, Missing(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sexy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stolen Heart(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Mask(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Girl, White Girls(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gravedigger's Daughter(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fair Maiden(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Bird of Heaven(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mudwoman(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daddy Love(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carthage(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sacrifice(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack of Spades(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Without a Shadow(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Triumph of the Spider Monkey(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Lock My Door Upon Myself(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rise of Life on Earth(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Water(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Love(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beasts(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rape: A Love Story(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spotted Hyenas: A Romance(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patricide(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rescuer(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc.(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


By the North Gate(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Upon the Sweeping Ford and Other Stories(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?': Stories of Young America(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anonymous Sins and Other Poems(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cupid and Psyche(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love and Its Derangements(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wheel of Love(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Saturday and Other Stories(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marriages and Infidelities(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel Fire: Poems(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goddess and Other Women(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hungry Ghosts: Seven Allusive Comedies(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poisoned Kiss and Other Stories from the Portuguese(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seduction and Other Stories(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fabulous Beasts: Poems(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossing the Border: Fifteen Tales(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night-Side: 18 Tales(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Women Whose Lives are Food, Men Whose Lives are Money: Poems(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Good People I've Left Behind(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Plays(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sentimental Education(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invisible Woman(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Days(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raven's Wing(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time Traveler: Poems(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assignation(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demon and Other Tales(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heat and Other Stories(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oates in Exile(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twelve Plays(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where is Here?: Stories(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Will You Always Love Me?: And Other Stories(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Perfectionist and Other Plays(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the Grotesque(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tenderness: Poems(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Plays(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where I've Been, and Where I'm Going: Essays, Reviews, and Prose(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faithless: Tales of Transgression(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Small Avalanches and Other Stories(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Am No One You Know: Stories(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories, 1966-2006(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Nights!: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dear Husband: Stories(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sourland: Stories(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Dahlia & White Rose(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Nights! and Grandpa Clemens & Angelfish 1906: Two One Act Plays(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and Dread(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


Miracle Play(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Stand Before You Naked(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Come Meet Muffin!(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where is Little Reynard(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naughty Cherie!(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Scenes From American Life: Contemporary Short Fiction(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1979(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Walks: A Bedside Companion(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Story: Fictions Past and Present(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reading the Fights(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Essays 1991(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sophisticated Cat: A Gathering of Stories, Poems, and Miscellaneous Writings About Cats(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Gothic Tales(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Telling Stories: An Anthology for Writers(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snapshots: 20th Century Mother-Daughter Fiction(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Essays of the Century(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best New American Voices 2003(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Jersey Noir(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Edge of Impossibility: Tragic Forms in Literature(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hostile Sun: The Poetry of D.H. Lawrence(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Heaven, New Earth: The Visionary Experience in Literature(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Contraries: Essays(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Profane Art: Essays and Reviews(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Person Singular: Writers on Their Craft(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Boxing(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Woman Writer: Occasions and Opportunities(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
George Bellows: American Artist(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Life of the Writer, The Life of the Career: Prolegomena to a Personal Ethics(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncensored: Views and (Re)views(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973-1982(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Muhammad Ali: Ringside(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Rough Country(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Widow's Story: A Memoir(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Mother, Missing was also published as Missing Mom. Lives of the Twins is also titled Kindred Passions. The books Take Me, Take Me with You, The Stolen Heart and Blood Mask were written as Lauren Kelly. Lives of the Twins, Soul/Mate, Nemesis, Snake Eyes, You Can’t Catch Me, Double Delight, Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon and The Barrens were written under the pen name of Rosamond Smith.

What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur also contains stories by Jeanne DuPrau, Nikki Giovanni, John Green, Karen Hesse, Alexander McCall Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sofia Quintero and Jane Yolen.

The Best American Short Stories 1979 was edited with Shannon Ravenel. Story: Fictions Past and Present was edited with Boyd Litzinger. Reading The Fights and The Sophisticated Cat were edited with Daniel Halpern. The Best American Essays of the Century was edited with Robert Atawan. The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction was edited with R.V. Cassill. Snapshots: 20th Century Mother-Daughter Fiction was edited with Janet Berliner. 21st Century Voices was edited with Christopher R. Beha. Muhammad Ali: Ringside was written with Alex Haley and Norman Mailer.

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Joyce Carol Oates Synopsis: Solstice is the story of two women, Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask. These two women are very different, but are extremely drawn towards eachother. Monica is a shy blonde teacher who has been divorced. Sheila is a dark nightbird and an artist. What starts as a simple friendship turns to love and then becomes obsession – a potentially fatal one.

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