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Book Title: A Virtuous Woman|
The author of the book: Kaye Gibbons
Date of issue: January 12th 1997
ISBN 13: 9781565122062
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 582 KB
Edition: Algonquin Books
Read full description of the books A Virtuous Woman:I should have been wary of this book since Oprah picked it for her book club, and I rarely appreciate her picks. But I had liked Charms for the Easy Life by this same author. I think my problem this time was simply my expectations. It's not a bad book, but not what I hoped for after reading the back cover. I expected a good love story. The main characters did love each other, but the book was mostly descriptions of all the unpleasant things that happened in their lives, culminating with him trying to cope with her death. I don't enjoy gritty/sordid reality books. I read for escape, inspiration, education, beauty, entertainment, etc. So this book was a wrong turn for me. At least it was short.
Read information about the authorKaye Gibbons was born in 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina, on Bend of the River Road. She attended North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying American and English literature. At twenty-six years old, she wrote her first novel, Ellen Foster. Praised as an extraordinary debut, Eudora Welty said that "the honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word" mark the work of this talented writer, and Walker Percy said, "Ellen Foster is a Southern Holden Caulfield, tougher perhaps, as funny…a breathtaking first novel."
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