Southern Family

Southern Family

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The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics — evocative, powerfully affecting, beautifully crafted fiction alive with endearing, unforgettable characters. Her critically acclaimed work has placed her among the ranks of Eudora Welty, Pat Conroy, and Carson McCullers, firmly establishing Godwin as a Southern literary novelist for the ages.

In A Southern Famiy, the celebrated author of A Mother and Two Daughters, The Finishing School, and Father Melancholy's Daughter once again explores the shattering dynamics of parents' relationships with their children and themselves. It is the story of the Quick family and the reunion that leads to tragedy — a masterful tale of anger and pain, of love and hatred, and of the understanding that ultimately heals.

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ISBN-13: 9781558000865
Publisher: NewStar Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 2.75(h) x 6.30(d)

About the Author

Gail Godwin is the author of ten novels, three of which were nominated for National Book Awards. A Southern Family and Father Melancholy's Daughter were both NYT bestsellers and Main Selections of the Book of the Month Club. She has been translated into 12 languages. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and letters. She holds a doctorate in Modern Letters from the University of Iowa and has taught in the Iowa writers Workshop, Vassar and Columbia. A native of Asheville, N.C., she now lives in Woodstock, N.Y.

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debavp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not since Emperor of Ocean Park have I loathed a book more. It took about two years to read and I honestly can't remember if I really did finish it.