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Joyce Carol Oates is one of those authors whose name you just know, not only because she’s a prodigious writer and you’ve likely read her work, but also because she’s very active on social media and has become a legend in the literary world. She’s an incredible novelist, short story writer, memoirist, and activist, and is also one of those prolific authors whose bibliography has its own Wikipedia page.
If you’ve never read Ms. Oates, we’ve picked seven of her best works that make a good starting place. And if you have, maybe you’ll think about revisiting old beloved titles or picking up one of her amazing books you haven’t yet read, like her latest short story collection, Beautiful Days.
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