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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
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  176
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She hasn't been dead for four months, and I've already eaten to the bottom of the deep freeze. (from the first line)
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 20 and he was 40. She was the daughter of Carolina gentry. He was a skinny tena nt farmer who had never owned anything in his life. They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each ot her and held on for dear life.
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A short, unsentimental novel about a dying woman and her husband's attempts to come to grips with being a widower.
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

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"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

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

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