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A Book of American Martyrs

(2017)
A novel by

 
Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences.

Gus Voorhees is a pioneer in the advancement of women's reproductive rights and a controversial abortion provider in the American Midwest. One morning as he arrives at his clinic, he is ambushed by a hardline Christian, Luther Dunphy, and shot dead.

The killing leaves in its wake two fatherless families: the Voorheeses, who are affluent, highly educated, secular and pro-choice, and the Dunphys, their opposite on all counts.

When the daughters of the two families, Naomi Voorhees and Dawn Dunphy, glimpse each other at the trial of Luther Dunphy, their initial response is mutual hatred. But their lives are tangled together forever by what has happened, and throughout the years to come and the events that follow, neither can quite forget the other.

A heart-rending reckoning with some of the most incendiary issues that divide us in our troubled times - religious extremism; abortion; gun violence; capital punishment - this is a novel Joyce Carol Oates was born to write. To listen to it is to encounter the full spectrum of humanity - its ugliness, misery, beauty and hope.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-822167-7 / 978-0-00-822167-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-264304-5 / 978-0-06-264304-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-822171-5 / 978-0-00-822171-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-264305-3 / 978-0-06-264305-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-822168-5 / 978-0-00-822168-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-264442-4 / 978-0-06-264442-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-4708-5426-0 / 978-1-4708-5426-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-4708-5425-2 / 978-1-4708-5425-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-4708-5427-9 / 978-1-4708-5427-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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