Books The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books  

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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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Blonde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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We Were the Mulvaneys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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A Garden of Earthly Delights 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
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The Falls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Because It Is Bitter, and Beca... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books

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The Gravedigger's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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You Must Remember This is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Black Water is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Bellefleur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Zombie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Beasts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books

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Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Middle Age: A Romance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Black Girl / White Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Wild Nights! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Do with Me What You Will is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books

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Man Crazy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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I lock my door upon myself is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Little Bird of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Heat, and other stories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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I Am No One You Know is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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First Love: A Gothic Tale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Big Mouth & Ugly Girl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Unholy loves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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By the North Gate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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My Sister, My Love is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Marya is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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Freaky Green Eyes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Joyce Carol Oates Books
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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
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