A Southern Family by Gail GodwinA Southern Family by Gail Godwin

A Southern Family

byGail Godwin

Paperback | March 26, 2002

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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.

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 Literatur...
Title:A Southern FamilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1.5 inPublished:March 26, 2002Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380729873

ISBN - 13:9780380729876

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From Our Editors

Here is the finest achievement of Gail Godwin's distinguished career. A Southern Family portrays a woman caught between her roots and her hard-won independence--a family forced to reevaluate itself in the aftermath of tragedy.

Editorial Reviews

"A grandiloquent novel with a hundred special moments." (Boston Globe)