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									Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
In a prolific and varied oeuvre that ranges over essays, plays, criticism, and several genres of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates has proved herself one of the most influential and important storytellers in the literary world.

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Joyce Carol Oates
Also Known As:
Rosamond Smith
Current Home:
Princeton, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
June 16, 1938
Place of Birth:
Lockport, New York
B.A., Syracuse University, 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961
National Book Award for Them, 1970; 14 O. Henry Awards; six Pushcart Prizes

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								The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense, Author: 
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The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
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In this collection of stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores with bloodcurdling insight the ties that bind -- or worse.
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*  Them (1969)
*  Black Water (1992)
*  What I Lived For (1994)
*  We Were the Mulvaneys (1996)
*  Blonde (2000)
*  Big Mouth and Ugly Girl (2002)
*  Tattooed Girl (2003)
*  The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art (2003)
*  The Falls (2004)
*  Missing Mom (2005)
*  High Lonesome: Stories 1966-2006 (2006)
*  After the Wreck, I Picked Myself up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away (2006)
*  Black Girl/White Girl: A Novel (2006)
*  Gravedigger's Daughter (2007)
*  The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense (2007)

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We Were the Mulvaneys
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Oates's heartbreaking 1996 novel about a date rape's effect on a family was picked for Oprah's Book Club in 2001, giving the critically acclaimed book a second life and inaugural No. 1 status on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
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In spring 2002, Oates delivered her first novel for young adults. Big Mouth, Ugly Girl is firmly rooted in the present school-shooting-affected climate, showing what happens in a high school when one student's thoughtless comment has serious repercussions.

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