Joyce Carol Oates
1) Jane Eyre
A New York Times Notable Book
The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet. But something happens on Valentine’s Day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life...with tragic consequences. Years later, the youngest son attempts to piece together the fragments...
11) Blonde: a novel
13) The accursed
Eight stories from the author of A Book of American Martyrs that display her "mastery of imagery and stream of consciousness" (Kirkus Reviews).
Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human personality. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals—brother and sister. teacher and student, two lonesome strangers on a subway—in the beautiful, bracing prose