A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons audiobook

A Virtuous Woman

By Kaye Gibbons
Read by Tom Stechschulte and Ruth Ann Phimister

Simon & Schuster Audio
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A “vivid, unsentimental, powerful” (Publishers Weekly) portrait of a Southern marriage by the New York Times bestselling author of Ellen Foster. 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.

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

A USA Today bestseller

A “vivid, unsentimental, powerful” (Publishers Weekly) portrait of a Southern marriage by the New York Times bestselling author of Ellen Foster.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Compact, complex…a somewhat stripped-down descendant of Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying…One thinks of a Lillian Hellman play…The architecture of this novel is remarkable.”  New York Times Book Review
“[A] strong, tightly knit love story…beautifully crafted.”  O, The Oprah Magazine
“A small masterpiece…Explores the depth and breadth of love with compassion and without sentimentality. We are left both stunned and wiser.”  San Francisco Chronicle
“Readers who harbor hope for American fiction will have delighted in Ellen Foster and can now rejoice in Kaye Gibbons’ second novel. This is…an ode to joy.”  Washington Times

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Author Bio: Kaye Gibbons

Author Bio: Kaye Gibbons

Kaye Gibbons was born in Nash County, North Carolina, and attended North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her 1987 debut, Ellen Foster, received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, a special citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, and the Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Prize in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Two of her books, Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman, were selected for Oprah’s Book Club in 1998. She is currently a writer-in-residence at the library of North Carolina State University and lives in Raleigh with her husband and three daughters. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English