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    • The Sacrifice

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Karole Foreman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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    When a 14-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. In this magisterial work of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society. In such a tense, charged atmosphere, Oates reveals that there must always be a sacrifice - of innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives.

    Price: CDN$ 37.73

    • Blonde

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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    She was an all-American girl who became a legend of unparalleled stature. She inspired the adoration of millions, and her life has beguiled generations of fans and fellow artists. The story of Norma Jeane Baker, better known by her studio name, Marilyn Monroe, has been dissected for more than three decades, but never has it been captured in a narrative as breathtaking and transforming as Blonde.

    Price: CDN$ 29.13

    • Hazards of Time Travel

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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    A recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America - “Wainscotia, Wisconsin” - that existed 80 years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town, she is set upon a course of “rehabilitation” - but cannot resist falling in love with a fellow exile and questioning the constrains of the Wainscotia world with results that are both devastating and liberating.

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • The Accursed

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
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    Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the 20th century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man - a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil.

    Price: CDN$ 61.89

    • Tails of Wonder and Imagination

    • Written by: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and others
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry, Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
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    What is it about the cat that captivates the creative imagination? No other creature has inspired so many authors to take pen to page. Mystery, horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories have all been written about cats.

    Price: CDN$ 52.86

    • We Were the Mulvaneys

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Scott Shina
    • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
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    Judd is the youngest of the four Mulvaney children - three boys and a girl - on their parents’ lush farm in upstate New York. In his childhood, Judd is swept along by the sheer energy of the Mulvaneys and their wealth of beloved family stories. But now, 30 years old, Judd looks back through his memories to tell the secrets that eventually ripped apart the fabric of his storybook family.

    Price: CDN$ 55.56

    • The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares

    • Novellas and Stories of Unspeakable Dread
    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner, Christine Williams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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    An incomparable master storyteller in all forms, in The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares Joyce Carol Oates spins six imaginative tales of suspense. The Corn Maiden is the gut-wrenching story of Marissa, a beautiful and sweet, but somewhat slow, eleven-year-old girl with hair the color of corn silk. Her single mother comes home one night to find her missing and panics, frantically knocking on the doors of her neighbors.

    Price: CDN$ 29.60

    • My Life as a Rat

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Sadie Alexandru
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
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     My Life as a Rat follows Violet Rue Kerrigan, a young woman who looks back upon her life in exile from her family following her testimony, at age 12, concerning what she knew to be the racist murder of an African American boy by her older brothers. In a succession of vividly recalled episodes, Violet contemplates the circumstances of her life as the initially beloved youngest child of seven Kerrigan children who inadvertently “informs” on her brothers, setting into motion their arrests and convictions and her own long estrangement. 

    Price: CDN$ 22.55

    • Foxfire

    • Confessions of a Girl Gang
    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jane Gabbert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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    Foxfire chronicles the life of five unforgettably real teenage girls in upstate New York in the 1950s. This controversial, topical tale captures the exhilaration of conspiracy, the blaze of youth, and the inevitable end of violence.

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    Price: CDN$ 15.79

    • Black Water

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Amanda Plummer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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    On Grayling Island, off the coast of Maine, Kelly Kelleher meets the Senator at a Fourth of July beach party. He is old enough to be her father; she is young enough to find his attention flattering. And with an optimism born of inexperience, she believes she can take care of herself. As evening approaches, the two move unaware toward a shattering appointment with destiny. When the Senator offers Kelly a ride to the ferry, it is not love but death that awaits her.

    Price: CDN$ 8.32

    • Selected Shorts: American Classics

    • Written by: Amy Tan, Donald Barthelme, Eudora Welty, and others
    • Narrated by: Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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    A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

    Price: CDN$ 25.94

    • Prison Noir

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates (editor)
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, David Marantz, Joe Barrett, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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    This anthology, with stories set in different prisons across the US, presents an absolutely new perspective on prison literature. Featuring brand-new stories by: Christopher M. Stephen, Sin Soracco, Scott Gutches, Eric Boyd, Ali F. Sareini, Stephen Geez, B.M. Dolarman, Zeke Caligiuri, Marco Verdoni, Kenneth R. Brydon, Linda Michelle Marquardt, Andre White, Timothy Pauley, Bryan K. Palmer, and William Van Poyck.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Joyce Carol Oates Collection

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Hector Elizondo, Anna Gunn, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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    Eight highly diverse works from one of America’s most prolific and versatile authors. This collection includes an exclusive dramatization of Oates’ best-selling novel American Appetites; two comedic plays, The Perfectionist and The Truth Teller; four short plays ( Gulf War, Black, The Key, and Tone Clusters); as well as her libretto for Black Water: An American Opera, composed by John Duffy.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Jack of Spades

    • A Tale of Suspense
    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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    Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: his 28 mystery novels have sold millions of copies in nearly 30 countries, and he has a top agent and publisher in New York. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades", he writes another string of novels - dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic...

    Price: CDN$ 23.14

    • Mudwoman

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
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    Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother in the silty flats of the Black Snake River. Cast aside, Mudgirl survives by an accident of fate - or destiny. After her rescue, the well-meaning couple who adopt Mudgirl quarantine her poisonous history behind the barrier of their middle-class values, seemingly sealing it off forever. But the bulwark of the present proves surprisingly vulnerable to the agents of the past.

    Price: CDN$ 50.03

    • Zombie

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Riccardo Bocci
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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    Quentin P_ è un enigma per i suoi genitori, anche se non credono affatto all'accusa di molestie sessuali mossa da un minore nei suoi confronti. Quentin P_ è un enigma per il suo psichiatra, che comunque lo incoraggia, apprezzando le potenzialità positive dei suoi sogni, di cui parla tanto apertamente. Per sua nonna, Quentin P_ è solo un ragazzo dolcissimo, cui è impossibile dire di no. Ma Quentin P_ in verità è l'assassino psicopatico più terrificante del Michigan.

    Price: CDN$ 9.84

    • Solstice

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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    Originally published in 1985, Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask, two young women who are complete opposites yet find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. Monica is a shy, modest, and recently divorced school teacher while Sheila is a worldly, sophisticated, and nocturnal painter driven by the needs of her art. Over the months, their friendship deepens, first to love and then to a near-fatal obsession. Engaging, dark, and mysterious, Solstice is Joyce Carol Oates’s psychological masterpiece of friendship and fixation.

    Price: CDN$ 30.01

    • The Woman Who Laughed

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Lindsay Crouse, Ethan Glazer, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Nell Ryder is a sardonic and urbane school teacher transplanted to small-town Michigan in Joyce Carol Oates’ play. But when she gets into a dispute with an aggrieved parent, Nell finds herself accused of impropriety with one of her adolescent charges.  

    Price: CDN$ 6.20

    • I ricchi

    • Epopea americana
    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Riccardo Bocci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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    Qualcosa di oscuro si agita dietro gli abbaini della villa di Labyrinth Drive, e nessuno steccato bianco, nessun filo di perle, nessun cocktail party può nasconderlo: è il cuore nero e pulsante dell'America più irreprensibilmente wasp, l'America democratica e progressista, l'America di Kennedy e di Carter, l'America delle magnifiche sorti e progressive, l'America che cela, dietro le sue medaglie al valore, un volto sinistro.

    Price: CDN$ 25.42

    • Miao Dao

    • Dark Corners Collection, Book 4
    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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    Bad things have been happening since Mia began to mature. Her dad left. Boys at school can’t keep their hands to themselves. A lecherous stepfather has moved in. Her only refuge is an abandoned lot on her suburban cul-de-sac, crawling with feral felines - one of which follows Mia home. Ghostly white and affectionate, she is Mia’s new companion and - as Mia’s tormenters will soon discover - her fierce protector.

    Price: CDN$ 2.49

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