Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons audiobook

Charms for the Easy Life

By Kaye Gibbons
Read by Kaye Gibbons

Simon & Schuster Audio
2.92 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743542739

A family without men, the Birches live gloriously offbeat lives in the lush, green backwoods of North Carolina. In a sad and singular era, they are unique among women of their time. For radiant, headstrong Sophia and her shy and brilliant daughter Margaret possess powerful charms to ward off loneliness, despair, and the human misery that all too often beats a path to their door. And they are protected through the years by the eccentric wisdom and muscular love of the most stalwart Birch of all—a solid, unbending, and uncompromising self-taught healer who can cure everything from boils to broken hones to broken hearts … a remarkable matriarch who calls herself Charlie Kate. Charms for the Easy Life is the passionate, luminous, and exhilarating New York Times bestseller by Kaye Gibbons, the acclaimed author of Ellen Foster and Sights Unseen.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A family without men, the Birches live gloriously offbeat lives in the lush, green backwoods of North Carolina. In a sad and singular era, they are unique among women of their time. For radiant, headstrong Sophia and her shy and brilliant daughter Margaret possess powerful charms to ward off loneliness, despair, and the human misery that all too often beats a path to their door. And they are protected through the years by the eccentric wisdom and muscular love of the most stalwart Birch of all—a solid, unbending, and uncompromising self-taught healer who can cure everything from boils to broken hones to broken hearts … a remarkable matriarch who calls herself Charlie Kate.

Charms for the Easy Life is the passionate, luminous, and exhilarating New York Times bestseller by Kaye Gibbons, the acclaimed author of Ellen Foster and Sights Unseen.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Haunting and beautiful.”  New York Times Book Review
“Intelligent and extraordinary.”  Dallas Morning News 
“A masterful job…Marvelous…Colorful…Engaging…Unforgettable.”  Southern Living
“[Gibbons] creates a touching picture of female bonding and solidarity.”  Publishers Weekly
“[Gibbons’] characters remain quirky without being quaint.”  Library Journal

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Author

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: 2.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English