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Little Bird of Heaven
     

Little Bird of Heaven

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by Joyce Carol Oates
 

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Joyce Carol Oates returns with a dark, romantic, and captivating tale, set in the Great Lakes region of upstate New York—the territory of her remarkably successful New York Times bestseller The Gravedigger's Daughter.

Set in the mythical small city of Sparta, New York, this searing, vividly rendered exploration of the mysterious conjunction of erotic

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Little Bird of Heaven 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
headinclouds More than 1 year ago
As always she delivers a dense portrait of characters in captivating situations. Highly recommended. Unbelievably my last order on line with B&N was delivered to me in 5 hours...How do they do that? I ordered it at 2:30 and it was in my home before I got home from work at 7:30. AMAZING.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1983 in Sparta, New York Zoe Kruller and Eddy Diehl are having an affair. She is a gentle beauty while he is kick butt tough guy. All is great between these opposites until her young son Aaron finds her murdered body. The police hone in on the two male adults in Zoe's life, her spouse and her lover. Five years after the homicide, the police arrive at Eddy's home. He refuses to cooperate and instead challenges the cops even as his horrified daughter Krista watches the macabre event as if it is a movie scene. He is shot down in what is called a suicide; case closed as far as the cops and the people of Sparta are concerned, but not the survivors. Instead their respective offspring are traumatized by events, but though they try to move on separately, neither can. Then they meet. LITTLE BIRD OF HEAVEN is a fabulous character study that looks deep at the offspring generation surviving a tragedy. Krista tells the tale, which focuses on psychological defense mechanism employed by her (denial her father might have done the deed) and by him (denial that his mom was having an affair). Neither is able to move past the respective defining moments in their lives, seeing the corpse of a parent who had a violent death. Fans will relish prolific author Joyce Carol Oates's latest psychological suspense as Krista and Aaron meet each other and the ghosts they carry inside their hearts. Harriet Klausner
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Drbentley More than 1 year ago
I love Joyce Carol Oates, but this book moves way way too slow. What a disappointment.
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lovetoreadMH More than 1 year ago
I just could not get into this book. I did not like the writing style. I thought I had read books of hers before, but this one just did not make me want to even continue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very boring, uninteresting book. Not sure why I bothered finishing it.