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    Author Joyce Carol Oates discusses memoir at Evening Readings

    Joyce Carol Oates read from her latest memoir, “The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age,” on Nov. 10 at LeFrak Concert Hall for the Evening Readings Series. “The Lost Landscape” is a memoir about her childhood and adolescence, exploring the world through the eyes of her younger self. It is her second memoir after the best-selling book “A Widow’s Story.” The memoir shows Oates’ life growing up on a small farm in upstate New York, where she made friends with a red hen named Happy Chicken. She reflects about her days with Happy Chicken, who disappeared the day the “town grandmother” took Oates to get a public library card. Oates also writes about the mean…