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Kaye Gibbons

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Kaye Gibbons is the author of Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman, A Cure for Dreams, Charms for the Easy Life, and Sights Unseen. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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The Awakening and Selected Stories

Written by Kate Chopin
Edited by Nina Baym
Introduction by Kaye Gibbons


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $9.00

The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and... Read more >

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A Virtuous Woman

Written by Kaye Gibbons


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 1997
Price: $14.00

An Oprah's Book Club selection, this is the story of Blinking Jack Stokes and Ruby Pitt Woodrow--Jack, forty years old, Ruby, twenty--and their desperate half-loving, half-needing relationship. In A Virtuous Woman Gibbons transcends the early promise of her first novel, Ellen Foster by creating a multilayered and indelibly convincing portrait of... Read more >
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