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Gibbons, Kaye 1960-

Overview
Works: 99 works in 496 publications in 12 languages and 28,807 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Interviews  Drama  Bildungsromans  Made-for-TV movies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3557.I3917, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kaye Gibbons
Ellen Foster : a novel by Kaye Gibbons( Book )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,938 WorldCat member 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
A virtuous woman : a novel by Kaye Gibbons( Book )

56 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,811 WorldCat member 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 )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 2,760 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,494 WorldCat member 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 2,246 WorldCat member 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 )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member 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 )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,128 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member 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. As Maureen's time grows near, she becomes convinced she will die in childbirth. Into this loveless mňage arrives Mary Oliver, Troop's niece. The sheltered child of a well-to-do, freethinking Washington family, Mary comes to help Maureen in the last weeks of her confinement. Horrified by Troop's bullying, she soon discovers that her true duty is to protect her aunt
A virtuous woman by Kaye Gibbons( Recording )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member 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. 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, protecting her old neighbor, slow-witted Starletta, she negotiates her way into a larger world--selling her poetry for money to pay her way to a camp for gifted students
Charms for the easy life by Kaye Gibbons( Recording )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member 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. Sights Unseen tells the story of a troubled relationship and the courage it takes to see it through
Charms for the easy life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having suffered abuse and misfortune for most of her life, a young girl searches for a beter life and finally finds it in the home of a loving woman with several foster children
Une Femme vertueuse by Kaye Gibbons( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American essays of the century( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve unabridged essays featuring a wide variety of contemporary writers reading classics of the genre, along with authors reading their own work
Family life by Kaye Gibbons( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ellen Foster : a novel
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Kaye Gibbons Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Kaye Gibbons Novelist

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A virtuous woman : a novelCharms for the easy lifeOn the occasion of my last afternoonThe life all around me by Ellen FosterSights unseenDivining womenA cure for dreams : a novelEllen Foster