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A Virtuous Woman (Paperback)

Author:  Kaye Gibbons
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0375703063
ISBN-13: 9780375703065
Sku: 30288754
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  176
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In alternating chapters, two ill-matched people--Jack Ernest Stokes and his wife, Ruby Pitt Woodrow Stokes--describe their lives together and apart *Author: Gibbons, Kaye *Series Title: Oprahs Book Club *Publication Date: 1997/11/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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When Blinking Jack Stokes met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, she was twenty and he was forty. She was the carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry and he was a skinny tenant farmer who had never owned anything in his life. She was newly widowed after a disastrous marriage to a brutal drifter. He had never asked a woman to do more than help him hitch a mule. They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each other and held on for dear life.

Kaye Gibbons's first novel, Ellen Foster, won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the praise of writers from Walker Percy to Eudora Welty. In A Virtuous Woman, Gibbons transcends her early promise, creating a multilayered and indelibly convincing portrait of two seemingly ill-matched people who somehow miraculously make a marriage.In alternating chapters, two ill-matched people--Jack Ernest Stokes and his wife, Ruby Pitt Woodrow Stokes--describe their lives together and apart
Author Bio
Kaye Gibbons
Gibbons grew up in North Carolina; her father was an alcoholic, her mother a suicide. She graduated from the University of North Carolina. Her first novel, ELLEN FOSTER, was published in 1987; her first bestseller was CHARMS FOR THE EASY LIFE (1993). Gibbons is part of the "Southern Renaissance" in American fiction.

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New York Times Book Review
"Complex, compact...The architecture of this novel is remarkable." - Padgett Powell 4/30/89

San Francisco Chronicle
"Kaye Gibbons has put together a small masterpiece." - J. E. Carpenter

"Kaye Gibbons shows us the secret core of a love that easily outlasts death. It's invisible mastery, but mastery all the same." - Reynolds Price

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0176
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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