Ellen Foster

by Kaye Gibbons

Algonquin Books | October 17, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters'' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation''s Citation for Fiction. An eleven-year-old heroine tells her unforgettable story with honesty, perceptivity, humor, and unselfconscious heroism. "The honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!"--Eudora Welty; "A lovely, breathtaking, sometimes heart-wrenching first novel."--Walker Percy. A LITERARY GUILD SELECTION.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: October 17, 2012

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1616203021

ISBN - 13: 9781616203023

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Ellen Foster

Ellen Foster

by Kaye Gibbons

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: October 17, 2012

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1616203021

ISBN - 13: 9781616203023

From the Publisher

Winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters'' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation''s Citation for Fiction. An eleven-year-old heroine tells her unforgettable story with honesty, perceptivity, humor, and unselfconscious heroism. "The honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!"--Eudora Welty; "A lovely, breathtaking, sometimes heart-wrenching first novel."--Walker Percy. A LITERARY GUILD SELECTION.

About the Author

Kaye Gibbons was born in Nash County, North Carolina and attended Rocky Mount Senior High School, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first novel, Ellen Foster, was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction of the American Academy and Institute of the Arts and Letters and a special citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. She has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was recently awarded the PEN/Revson Fellowship for A Cure for Dreams. She is writer-in-residence at the Library of North Carolina State University. She and her husband, Michael, and their three daughters Mary, Leslie and Louise, live in Raleigh.

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"Ellen Foster may be the most trustworthy character in recent fiction."

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