You Must Remember this

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Perennial Library, 1988 - Fiction - 436 pages
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An epic novel of an American family in the 1950s proves the tender division between what is permissible and what is taboo, between ordinary life and the secret places of the heart.

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You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates; (4 1/2*) I was completely blown away by this book. I have always appreciated Oates' short stories but until this book her only novel I had read was We Were ... Read full review

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Sometimes I love JCO and sometimes, not so much. This one I loved. She is doing what she does best, takes a family and disfunctions the hell out of it! An interesting Lolita-like plot to it. She also ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
5
THE GREEN ISLAND
13
ROMANCE I 53
137
Copyright

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Joyce Carol Oates was born on June 16, 1938 in Lockport, New York. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Syracuse University and a master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin. She is the author of numerous novels and collections of short stories. Her works include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Bellefleur, You Must Remember This, Because It Is Bitter, Because It Is My Heart, Solstice, Marya : A Life, and Give Me Your Heart. She has received numerous awards including the National Book Award for Them, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature. She was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with her title Lovely, Dark, Deep. She also wrote a series of suspense novels under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith. In 2015, her novel The Accursed became listed as a bestseller on the iBooks chart. She worked as a professor of English at the University of Windsor, before becoming the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She and her late husband Raymond J. Smith operated a small press and published a literary magazine, The Ontario Review.

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