Little Bird Of Heaven: A Novel by Joyce Carol OatesLittle Bird Of Heaven: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates

Little Bird Of Heaven: A Novel

byJoyce Carol Oates

Paperback | September 15, 2009 | Large Print

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Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates is a riveting story of love violently lost and found in late 20th century <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">America. In this novel, Oates returns to the <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Buffalo, <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">New York, region to brilliantly explore the dangerous intersections of romance and eroticism, guilt and obsession, desire and murder. Little Bird of Heaven, a soaring work by the New York Times bestselling author and a nominee for the 2009 Man Booker Prize—one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards—is as powerful and unforgettable as Joyce Carol Oates’s previous acclaimed novels The Gravedigger’s Daughter and We Were the Mulvaneys.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time,...
Title:Little Bird Of Heaven: A NovelFormat:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:720 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.44 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great I know many people who love JCO, and count her as one of their favorite authors, but honestly, after reading/trying to read Zombie, Man Crazy, Foxfire, We Were the Mulvaynes and Little Bird of Heaven, I'm just not seeing it. It's not the subject matter, or the writing style per se, they just don't resonate. This novel centers around 2 families in a fictional town in Upstate New York, the is is the story of two American families - the Krullers and the Diehls, Their lives become intertwined after a brutal murder, and the resulting obsession with solving it.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent, but not for me Oates has quite the catalogue and I have read some of her work that I really enjoyed and others that I have hated. This falls somewhere between. The premise is intriguing and there is a lot of family drama and unresolved conflict. But it is also a slow burner (in which the flame never really catches) and wasn't my type of novel. If it seems interesting to you and you like Oates then try it.
Date published: 2016-12-06

Editorial Reviews

“[This is] the novelist at her brooding best . . . a seamless, satisfying tale of small-town life where...the long-smoldering relationships among the residents can often be like ‘tangled roots, beneath the surface of the earth.’”