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Gibbons, Kaye 1960-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 499 publications in 11 languages and 29,983 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Drama  Bildungsromans  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3557.I13917, 813.54
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Ellen Foster : a novel by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
70 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 5,062 libraries worldwide
Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child finally gets a break in the home of a loving woman with several foster children
A virtuous woman : a novel by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
60 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,921 libraries worldwide
Blinking Jack Stokes was a skinny tenant farmer, and Ruby Pitt Woodrow was "the carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry ... They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each other and held on for dear life."--Pbk. cover
Charms for the easy life by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
40 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 2,855 libraries worldwide
Three women find solace in an eccentric household in Raleigh, North Carolina
On the occasion of my last afternoon by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,572 libraries worldwide
A Southern woman describes her life--from childhood on a plantation with a tyrannical father, to Civil War nurse in a military hospital with her surgeon husband, to pro-abolitionist in old age
The life all around me by Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,334 libraries worldwide
This sequel to Gibbon's beloved classic Ellen Foster stands on its own as an unforgettable portrait of a redoubtable adolescent making herself up out of whole cloth. Now fifteen, Ellen is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease in the world. Her sole surviving ritual - a visit to the county fair - takes on totemic importance. While she holds fast to the shreds of her childhood-humoring her best friend, Stuart, who is determined to marry her; and protecting her old neighbor, slow-witted Starletta - she negotiates her way into a larger world by selling her poetry to pay her way to a camp for gifted students. With a singular mix of perspicacity, and compassion, Ellen draws us into her life and makes us fall in love with her all over again. Anyone considering making an underage change in life, such as who you're going to live with, should know there's no way to avoid the government getting in on the decision, so try to be kind to the lady they'll send with a stack of tests. Try to stay calm and do your best on them
Sights unseen by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
32 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 2,310 libraries worldwide
A girl describes what it's like having a mother who is mentally ill. She is Hattie Barnes whose mother alternates between suicidal lows and delirious highs. One moment she is baking cookies in an attempt at normalcy, the next she is being dragged to bed to be sedated
Divining women by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and French and held by 2,234 libraries worldwide
In 1918, Maureen Ross struggles to deal with a difficult pregnancy and her emotionally abusive husband Troop, until the arrival of Troop's niece, Mary Oliver, the child of a wealthy, freethinking family who sets out to protect her aunt
A cure for dreams : a novel by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,831 libraries worldwide
Like her first two award-winning novels (Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman), A Cure for Dreams is set in the rural and small-town South and draws richly upon the author's ear for comic turns of phrase and her sure grasp of the humor, pathos, and dignity of supposedly "ordinary" people. The determination of the women of the story to assert themselves in confining, dependent situations makes for uplifting, enjoyable reading
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child searches for a better life and finally gets a break in the home of a loving woman with several foster children
Divining women by Kaye Gibbons( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
Maureen Ross, well past a safe childbearing age, is experiencing a difficult pregnancy. Her husband, Troop--cold and careless of her condition--is an emotional cripple who has battered her spirit throughout their marriage. Into this loveless ménage arrives Mary Oliver, Troop's niece. Horrified by Troop's bullying, she soon discovers that her true duty is to protect her aunt
A virtuous woman by Kaye Gibbons( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
"For Blinking Jack Stokes, everything started with Ruby Pitt--from the day he spotted her sitting under a tree. Never mind that Jack was a skinny 40-year-old tenant farmer, and Ruby the carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry. Jack found he could talk to Ruby, unlike other women. And Ruby knew she could trust Jack to take care of her, unlike her first husband."
On the occasion of my last afternoon by Kaye Gibbons( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Emma Garnet, pampered nineteenth-century Southern plantation owner's daughter, comes to learn the evils of slavery, live the horror of war, and experience a lifetime of conflicting feelings about the culture of the Old South
The life all around me by Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Now fifteen, Ellen Foster is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease in the world. While she holds fast to the shreds of her childhood, humoring her best friend Stuart who is determined to marry her. She protects her old neighbor, slow-witted Starletta and sells her poetry for money to pay her way to a camp for gifted students
Charms for the easy life by Kaye Gibbons( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 libraries worldwide
A tale of three generations of North Carolina women that has charmed readers from coast to coast. Their men may come and go-- but for Margaret, Sophia and Charlie Kate, the hopes, hurts, large losses and small victories are the stuff that bind family together
Sights unseen by Kaye Gibbons( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
To the people of Bend of the River Road, Maggie Barnes is "the Barnes woman with all the problems." To her family, she is the unpredictable wife, elusive mother, and adored daughter-in-law, and to her maid, Pearl, she is the mistress who must be cared for like a child. Between the suicidal lows and delirious highs, young Hattie Barnes struggles to find a place in her mother's heart. She observes her mother's vain attempts at normalcy, and then watches as she is driven off to the hospital psychiatric ward. Only later will Hattie discover the deep-seated hopes and fears of the woman she loves unconditionally, and her inevitable connection to her family's past. In heartfelt and potent prose, through Hattie's hushed voice, Sights Unseen tells the story of a troubled relationship and the courage it takes to see it through
Charms for the easy life ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Gena Rowlands is Charlie Kate Birch, a fiercely independent family matriarch and maker of homeopathic remedies who lives with her daughter Sophia (Mimi Rogers) and granddaughter Margaret (Susan May Pratt) in North Carolina during WWII. When Margaret falls for a wounded soldier, grandma gently nurtures the relationship, even as she tries to help Sophia heal from a broken heart
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
After the death of her mother, Ellen is placed in the care of her wealthy grandmother who ignores her. She vows to find the family and the love that she dreams about
Ai lun de gu shi by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The best American essays of the century ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
An anthology of essays on a variety of topics features contributions by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, Eudora Welty, Richard Rodriguez, Annie Dillard, and Gerald Early
Family life by Kaye Gibbons( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kaye Gibbons Novelist
ギボンズ, ケイ
Languages
English (360)
French (30)
Italian (15)
German (6)
Spanish (5)
Danish (4)
Swedish (4)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (2)
Finnish (1)
Korean (1)
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