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Godwin, Gail

Works: 199 works in 753 publications in 14 languages and 37,095 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Diaries  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  History  Chick lit  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Lyricist, Librettist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O315, 813.54
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Father Melancholy's daughter by Gail Godwin( Book )
44 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,872 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 )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Swedish and held by 2,831 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 )
39 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 2,793 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 )
47 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 2,689 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 )
64 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 10 languages and held by 2,398 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 )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,299 libraries worldwide
The brilliant, charismatic Magda Danvers had once taken the academic world by storm with her controversial book, "The Book of Hell," and now, gravely ill, she still influences and transforms the lives of those around her
Queen of the underworld : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,898 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 )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,697 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 )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,635 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
The odd woman by Gail Godwin( Book )
35 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
Jane Clifford must decide the meaning and place of love in her own life. She must search within herself and within the lives of the women who have touched her life, family and friends, to find her own form of independence
Mr. Bedford and the muses by Gail Godwin( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
Mr. Bedford -- A father's pleasures -- Amanuensis -- St. John -- The angry-year -- A cultural exchange
Violet Clay by Gail Godwin( Book )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
The moving story of a self-aware young woman who refuses to surrender the vision of herself as a great artist
Dream children : stories by Gail Godwin( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 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 )
20 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 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 )
24 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and Swedish and held by 664 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 )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Queen of the underworld [a novel] by Gail Godwin( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1959, as Castro clamps down on Cuba and its first wave of exiles flees to the States to wait out what they hope to be his short-lived reign, Emma Gant, fresh out of college, begins her career as a reporter. Her fierce ambition and belief in herself are set against the stories swirling around her, both at the newspaper office and in her downtown Miami hotel, which is filling up with refugees. Emma gets to know the Cuban families living in her hotel and has an affair with Paul Nightingale, a married man. She also becomes friends with a man, a gambling racketeer, that belongs to a anti-Castro training brigade who poses a threat to Paul and a former madam
Unfinished desires [a novel] by Gail Godwin( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 382 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 379 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
The making of a writer : journals, 1961-1963 by Gail Godwin( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Gail Godwin was twenty-four years old and working as a waitress in the North Carolina mountains when she wrote: "I want to be everybody who is great; I want to create everything that has ever been created." It is a declaration that only a wildly ambitious young writer would make in the privacy of her journal. In the heady days of her literary apprenticeship, Godwin kept a daily chronicle of her dreams and desires, her travels, love affairs, struggles, and breakthroughs. Now, at the urging of her friend Joyce Carol Oates, Godwin has distilled these early journals, which run from 1961 to 1963, to their brilliant and charming essence." "The Making of a Writer opens during the feverish period following the breakup of Godwin's first marriage and her stint as a reporter for the Miami Herald. Aware that she is entering one of the great turning points of her life as she prepares to move to Europe, Godwin writes of the "one hundred different hungers" that consume her on the eve of departure. A whirlwind trip to New York, the passengers and their stories on board the SS Oklahoma, the shock of her first encounters with Danish customs (and Danish men) - Godwin conveys the excitement of a writer embracing a welter of new experiences." "After a long, dark Scandinavian winter and a gloriously romantic interlude in the Canary Islands, Godwin moves to London and embarks on the passionate engagements that will inspire some of her finest stories. She records the pleasures of soaking in the human drama on long rambles through the London streets - and the torment of lonely Sundays spent wrestling these impressions into prose. She shares her passion for Henry James, Marcel Proust, Lawrence Durrell, Thomas Wolfe - and her terror of facing twenty-six with nothing to show but a rejected novel and a stack of debts. "I do not feel like a failure," Godwin insists as she sits down yet again to the empty page. "I will keep writing, harder than ever.""--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Gail Godwin Amerikaans schrijfster
Gail Godwin amerikansk författare
Gail Godwin amerikansk skribent
Godwin, Gail
Godwin, Gail H.
גאדווין, גיל
גייל גודווין
گیل گودوین نویسنده آمریکایی
ゴドウィン, ゲイル
English (404)
German (23)
Danish (22)
Swedish (21)
Italian (6)
French (5)
Finnish (4)
Hebrew (3)
Dutch (2)
Portuguese (2)
Spanish (2)
Japanese (1)
Korean (1)
Norwegian (1)
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