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Kaye Gibbons

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Kaye Gibbons lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, Michael, and their three daughters, Mary, Leslie, and Louise. Her first novel, Ellen Foster, was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and was accorded a special citation by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation.

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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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