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Godwin, Gail

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Works: 217 works in 829 publications in 14 languages and 39,326 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Short stories  Gothic fiction  Ghost stories  Fictional autobiographies  Folklore  Diaries 
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 )
46 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,727 libraries worldwide
Abandoned by her mother at six, a young girl becomes used to putting her needs after her clergyman father
A southern family by Gail Godwin( Book )
38 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 2,667 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 )
53 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 10 languages and held by 2,588 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 )
66 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 10 languages and held by 2,307 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the continued growth of three women following the death of their husband and father
Flora : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )
30 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,191 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 good husband by Gail Godwin( Book )
34 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,187 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
Evenings at five by Gail Godwin( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,610 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 )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,572 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 )
38 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,407 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
Grief cottage : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )
5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation. The islanders call it "Grief Cottage," because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane fifty years before. Their bodies were never found and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda
Mr. Bedford and the muses by Gail Godwin( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
In the title novella, "Mr. Bedford," a young would-be writer spends time in England under the strange and watchful eye of a rather unusual elderly couple; in "Amanuensis," a charming college student cares for a famous but blocked novelist, with unpredictable results; and in "The Angry Year," a rebellious student is drawn to two different kinds of men until she discovers what she has been running to and from
Violet Clay by Gail Godwin( Book )
36 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,151 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 )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 966 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."--Jacket
Dream children : stories by Gail Godwin( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 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 )
22 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 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 Best American short stories, 1985 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 438 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 407 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 Nightinghale, 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
Taal van het hart : verhalen, mythen en feiten uit de schatkamer van de mensheid by Gail Godwin( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Wetenswaardigheden en verhalen over de rol van het menselijk hart in diverse culturen, religies en literaturen
The making of a writer : journals, 1961-1963 by Gail Godwin( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3 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
Escaping the castle of patriarchy : patterns of development in the novels of Gail Godwin by Kerstin Westerlund( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gail Godwin Amerikaans schrijfster
Gail Godwin Amerikaans schrijver
Gail Godwin amerikansk författare
Gail Godwin amerikansk skribent
Godwin Gail
Godwin, Gail H.
Godwin, Gail Kathleen
גאדווין, גיל
גייל גודווין
قیل قودوین
گیل گودوین نویسنده آمریکایی
ゴドウィン, ゲイル
Languages
English (414)
German (25)
Swedish (19)
Danish (17)
French (7)
Italian (6)
Dutch (6)
Finnish (4)
Hebrew (3)
Portuguese (2)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (2)
Korean (1)
Norwegian (1)
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