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Godwin, Gail

Overview
Works: 207 works in 615 publications in 2 languages and 39,000 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Diaries  Folklore  Historical fiction  Chick lit 
Roles: Editor, Lyricist, Librettist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O315, 813.54
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Father Melancholy's daughter by Gail Godwin( Book )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,065 libraries worldwide
Abandoned by her mother at six, a young girl becomes used to putting her needs after her clergyman father
Evensong by Gail Godwin( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,968 libraries worldwide
An Anglican priestess in North Carolina finds her role threatened by a fiery evangelist, also a woman. It happens in a town in the Smoky Mountains where Margaret Bonner runs an Episcopal ministry. The area is plagued by social unrest and fundamentalist preacher Grace Munger is muscling in, claiming her brand of religion will bring hope. By the author of Father Melancholy's Daughter
A southern family by Gail Godwin( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 2,914 libraries worldwide
After Theodore Quick, twenty-eight, and his girlfriend, Jeanette, are found dead with all the evidence pointing to Theo himself, his family must reevaluate itself
The finishing school by Gail Godwin( Book )
31 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 2,863 libraries worldwide
A successful actress in her forties looks back to the summer she turned fourteen. It was the year she met a special mentor who pointed the way to undreamed of worlds
A mother and two daughters by Gail Godwin( Book )
30 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,463 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the continued growth of three women following the death of their husband and father
The good husband by Gail Godwin( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 2,455 libraries worldwide
A flamboyant woman professor holds court as she lies dying from cancer. The novel traces the effect she has on the people around her: her self-effacing, much younger husband who left the priesthood to marry her, another professor who is suffering from writer's block, and the professor's wife who is falling in love with the ex-priest. By the author of Father Melancholy's Daughter
Queen of the underworld : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,045 libraries worldwide
In 1959, as the first wave of Cuban exiles arrives in the United States, Emma Gant, finally free of her stifling family and bullying stepfather, embarks on a career as a reporter and begins to thrive in the sultry world of Miami
Evenings at five by Gail Godwin( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,777 libraries worldwide
Seven months after the unexpected death of her husband, Christina reflects on their nearly thirty years of life together, the vital bond between them, and her grief
Unfinished desires : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,733 libraries worldwide
Sparking enthusiasm for a play about the founding of their North Carolina mountains Catholic girls' school, a charismatic ninth grader and her recently orphaned best friend set in motion a series of events that have decades-long ramifications
Flora : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,599 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America, will haunt Helen for the rest of her life
The odd woman by Gail Godwin( Book )
22 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
Mr. Bedford and the muses by Gail Godwin( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
Mr. Bedford -- A father's pleasures -- Amanuensis -- St. John -- The angry-year -- A cultural exchange
Violet Clay by Gail Godwin( Book )
20 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
The moving story of a self-aware young woman who refuses to surrender the vision of herself as a great artist
Heart : a personal journey through its myths and meanings by Gail Godwin( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
"What is heart? It is the muscle of life, sending our most vital fluid coursing through our veins to every hungry part of our being. It is what keeps us striving against impossible odds; that fortifying something that is the cornerstone of every triumph. It elates us when we discover love and pains us greatly when that love is lost or proves unrequited. It is a gentleness that colors what we give to others. It is a symbol that we see on greeting cards: a small, red shape that was drawn on the wall of a cave in Spain more than 12,000 years ago. In this truly remarkable work, bestselling author Gail Godwin takes us on a breathtaking journey of the heart that spans the entire history of human civilization, combining literature, myth, religion, philosophy, medicine, the fine arts, and intensely personal stories from the writer's own past to explore the full and complex character of that unique symbol. Beginning with intelligence and wit, Godwin's explorations and meditations brilliantly track themes of the heart in life, legend, and art--from the first valentine to the first stethoscope, from Gilgamesh to Confucius, from the heart of darkness to wearing one's heart on one's sleeve."--Book jacket
Dream children : stories by Gail Godwin( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 libraries worldwide
Fifteen stories including "Dream Children," "A Sorrowful Woman," and "Death in Puerto Vallarta" provide portraits of people who find happiness in the world of fantasy and imagination
Glass people by Gail Godwin( Book )
14 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 libraries worldwide
An attractive woman married to a California politician is dismayed to discover that her husband is only obsessed with her flawless beauty and is not concerned about her as a person
The perfectionists by Gail Godwin( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
On vacation in Majorca with John, her husband, and Robin, his illegitimate son, Dane begins to see their marriage in a completely new light
The Best American short stories, 1985 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Unfinished desires [a novel] by Gail Godwin( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel's, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls' young teacher and the school's matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel
Evenings at five by Gail Godwin( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
"Every evening at five o'clock, Christina and Rudy began the ritual commonly known as Happy Hour, sharing drinks along with a love of language and music (she is an author, he a composer, after all), a delight in intense conversation, and nearly thirty years of life together. Now, seven months after Rudy's unexpected death, Christina reflects on their vibrant bond ... as well as her passionate sorrow"--Container
 
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Godwin, Gail
Godwin, Gail H.
ゴドウィン, ゲイル
Languages
English (357)
Hebrew (1)
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