Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons audiobook

Ellen Foster

By Kaye Gibbons
Read by Kaye Gibbons

Simon & Schuster Audio
2.95 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743546690

When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy." So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel...[Ellen Foster] is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character and a good deal more endearing.

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy."

So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel...[Ellen Foster] is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character and a good deal more endearing.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ellen Foster is a southern Holden Caulfield, tougher perhaps, as funny…A breathtaking first novel.”  Walker Percy, New York Times bestselling author
“A stunning new writer…The life in this novel, the honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!”  Eudora Welty, New York Times bestselling author
“Filled with lively humor, compassion, and integrity…Ellen Foster may be the most trustworthy character in recent fiction.”  New York Times Book Review
“The story of a redoubtable girl who overcomes adversity with humor, spunk, and determination, Kaye Gibbons’ first novel is a work of considerable subtlety and intellectual sophistication. A terrific book.”  Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

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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: 2.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English