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Little Bird Of Heaven

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Joyce Carol Oates returns with a dark, romantic, and captivating tale, set in the Great Lakes region of upstate New York - the territory of her remarkably successful New York Times bestseller The Gravedigger's Daughter.

Set in the mythical small city of Sparta, New York, this searing, vividly rendered exploration of the mysterious conjunction of erotic romance and tragic violence in late-twentieth-century America returns to the emotional and geographical terrain of acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates's previous bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and The Gravedigger's Daughter.

When a young wife and mother named Zoe Kruller is found brutally murdered, the Sparta police target two primary suspects, her estranged husband, Delray Kruller, and her longtime lover, Eddy Diehl. In turn, the Krullers' son, Aaron, and Eddy Diehl's daughter, Krista, become obsessed with each other, each believing the other's father is guilty.

Told in halves in the very different voices of Krista and Aaron, Little Bird of Heaven is a classic Oates novel in which the lyricism of intense sexual love is intertwined with the anguish of loss, and tenderness is barely distinguishable from cruelty. By the novel's end, the fated lovers, meeting again as adults, are at last ready to exorcise the ghosts of the past and come to terms with their legacy of guilt, misplaced love, and redemptive yearning.

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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Bird of Heaven: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-182983-8 / 978-0-06-182983-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little Bird of Heaven
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-734254-3 / 978-0-00-734254-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Little Bird Of Heaven: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-182984-6 / 978-0-06-182984-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little Bird of Heaven
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-734256-X / 978-0-00-734256-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little Bird of Heaven
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-734253-5 / 978-0-00-734253-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Little Bird of Heaven: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-188594-0 / 978-0-06-188594-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

September 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Little Bird of Heaven (Unabridged)
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-4159-6724-5 / 978-1-4159-6724-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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December 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Little Bird of Heaven
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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August 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Little Bird of Heaven: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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