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List of the best Joyce Carol Oates books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Oates is a prolific author who has published over forty novels and has received many prestigious awards for her fiction. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Joyce Carol Oates who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.

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We Were the Mulvaneys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
We Were the Mulvaneys Joyce Carol Oates

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Blonde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Blonde Joyce Carol Oates

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Because It Is Bitter, and Beca... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books

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Them is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Them Joyce Carol Oates

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The Falls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
The Falls Joyce Carol Oates

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A Garden of Earthly Delights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
A Garden of Earthly Delights Joyce Carol Oates

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The Gravedigger's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
The Gravedigger's Daughter Joyce Carol Oates

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You Must Remember This is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
You Must Remember This Joyce Carol Oates

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Black Water is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Black Water Joyce Carol Oates

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Bellefleur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Bellefleur Joyce Carol Oates

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Middle Age: A Romance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Middle Age: A Romance Joyce Carol Oates

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Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books

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Beasts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Beasts Joyce Carol Oates

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Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Wonderland Joyce Carol Oates

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Zombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Zombie Joyce Carol Oates

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Wild Nights! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Wild Nights! Joyce Carol Oates

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Black Girl / White Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Black Girl / White Girl Joyce Carol Oates

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The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books

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Do with Me What You Will is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Do with Me What You Will Joyce Carol Oates

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I lock my door upon myself is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
I lock my door upon myself Joyce Carol Oates

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Man Crazy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Man Crazy Joyce Carol Oates

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Marya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Marya Joyce Carol Oates

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First Love: A Gothic Tale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
First Love: A Gothic Tale Joyce Carol Oates

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I Am No One You Know is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
I Am No One You Know Joyce Carol Oates

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Big Mouth & Ugly Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl Joyce Carol Oates

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Little Bird of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Little Bird of Heaven Joyce Carol Oates

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Unholy loves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Unholy loves Joyce Carol Oates

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Heat, and other stories is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Heat, and other stories Joyce Carol Oates

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By the North Gate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
By the North Gate Joyce Carol Oates

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My Sister, My Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
My Sister, My Love Joyce Carol Oates

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Freaky Green Eyes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Freaky Green Eyes Joyce Carol Oates

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After the Wreck, I Picked Myse... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books

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Sexy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
Sexy Joyce Carol Oates