Small Avalanches and Other Stories
By Joyce Carol Oates
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780060012175, 400pp.)
Publication Date: March 2003
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In these twelve riveting tales, master storyteller Joyce Carol Oates visits the dark, enigmatic psyche of the teenage years. Intense and unnerving, uplifting and triumphant, the stories in this collection explore the fateful consequences of the choices we make in our everyday lives.
"Oates makes poetry with ordinary words that take readers right into the restless psyches of young women."
-ALA Booklist (starred)
"Captures all the intensity and emotion of adolescence."
"Haunting images, masterfully controlled language, the occasional light touch of fantasy, and no easy lessons."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"A haunting mix.pulsate[s] with the fickle folly of teen invincibility."
-School Library Journal