Search on SLJ.com ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
Adult Books 4 Teens
Inside Adult Books 4 Teens

The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates

sacrifice

Considering that it is based on a police case from almost 30 years ago, it is astonishing how much currency Joyce Carol Oates’s new novel has. A black teen is found beaten and apparently raped, naming only “white cops” as the perpetrators before lapsing into silence. The ensuing polarized reactions on the parts of the […]

Unreviewed but not Forgotten

immortal crown

“Hey Mark” (a hypothetical reader asks) “how do you choose what you review around here?” Unfortunately, chance and timing play a big role. There are of course hundreds of books every year that could be reviewed on this blog that we simply never hear about or never get a copy of. But what about books […]

Evil Eye

By my count, based on her website, Joyce Carol Oates has published 50 novels for adults, 6 Young Adult novels, 12 novellas or novella collections, 8 poetry collections, 36 story collections, 14 works of various types of nonfiction, 9 books of plays, and 3 books for children, for a staggering total of 138 volumes of […]