Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #97

I discovered Joyce Carol Oates in 1980 when I saw Bellefleur in book store, read the cover and the first couple of pages and then checked it out of the library as soon as I could. Over the next twenty years I read everything that came out and caught up with previous titles as they were available in the library.

Somehow, in the last ten years I let my attention be diverted and have missed most of the titles released since We Were the Mulvaneys, the last one I read, released in 1996. I believe it isn't unrelated that this was about the time the Internet came into my life. sigh So many titles of so many favorite authors have slid under my radar since then.

Oates is one of the major influences on my own writing and has long been on my short-list of (still living) dream writing teachers to study under.

13 Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Titles on my TBR list:

  1. Man Crazy (1997)
  2. My Heart Laid Bare (1998)
  3. Broke Heart Blues (1999)
  4. Blonde (2000)
  5. Middle Age: A Romance (2001)
  6. I'll Take You There (2002)
  7. The Tattooed Girl (2003)
  8. Rape: A Love Story (2003)
  9. The Falls (2004)
  10. Missing Mom (2005)
  11. Black Girl / White Girl (2006)
  12. The Gravedigger's Daughter (2007)
  13. My Sister, My Love (2008)

And then of course there are these two which will soon join the others:

A Fair Maiden (Forthcoming)
The Crosswicks Horror (Forthcoming)

And this one I've already started:

The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense (2007)

Then there is this NF which I started last spring before the library closure and keep forgetting send for again:

The Faith of A Writer: Life, Craft, Art (2003)

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8 tell me a story:

Yasmin 7/30/2008 8:07 PM  

Joyce Carol Oates...I'm dating myself but I discovered her in high school I believe. ;)

New to T13...stop by my blog if you have a moment...I'm also blogging about books.

marcia@joyismygoal 7/30/2008 8:10 PM  

Now are you saying the Internet takes too much time? now I know none of the rest of us bloggers have any trouble w/ that? LOL I know I know

FickleMinded 7/30/2008 8:39 PM  

i also posted 13 of my fav books,please visit,thanks!

Kim 7/31/2008 1:53 AM  

Cool list of books. Kim

Hootin' Anni 7/31/2008 2:51 AM  

Middle Age - a Romance sounds intriguing.

Happy T-13...hope your day treats you well. Come on by if you can find time, this week Jefé's back with her Thursday Humor...........

Tink 7/31/2008 4:24 AM  

I haven't heard of this author, but it sounds like I'll have to check her out. Thanks for the tip!
My TT is about posts without comments.

JC Martin 7/31/2008 8:48 AM  

I listened to Black Girl/White Girl earlier this year. Oh my goodness that book was so deep. I was in awe.

I'm a first time T13. I also blogged about books.

Tempest Knight 7/31/2008 11:31 AM  

I've never heard of this author, so I'll have to check it out next time I go to Borders. Thanks for the heads up! Happy TT!

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