Sights Unseen: A Novel

Paperback | June 28, 2005

byKaye Gibbons

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The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Ellen Foster,Kaye Gibbons paints intimate family portraits in lyrical prose, using as her palette the rich, vibrant colors of the American South. Sights Unseen shows the author at her most passionate and heartfelt best -- an unforgettable tale of unconditional love, and of a family's desperate search for normalcy in the midst of mental illness. It is a novel of rare poignancy, wit, and evocative power -- the story of the relationship between Hattie Barnes and her emotionally elusive mother, Maggie, known by their neighbors as "that Barnes woman with all the problems."

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The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Ellen Foster,Kaye Gibbons paints intimate family portraits in lyrical prose, using as her palette the rich, vibrant colors of the American South. Sights Unseen shows the author at her most passionate and heartfelt best -- an unforgettable tale of unconditional love, and of a family's d...

Kaye Gibbons is the author of four previous novels: Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman, A Cure for Dreams, and Charms for the Easy Life. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and five children.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:June 28, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060797150

ISBN - 13:9780060797157

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"A rich stew of years...Ms. Gibbons's last novel, "Charms for the Easy Life, "found the large audience her work deserves, but I like this book even better. It is more intense, more vibrant, both richer and stranger."--"The New York Times Book Review""Gibbons' best novel since "Ellen Foster, "a haunting story that begs to be read in one sitting...Readers will be thoroughly in thrall to her clear, true voice and to the poignant story she tells."--"Publishers Weekly""Engaging...delicately crafted...Kaye Gibbons writes memoirs of other people's lives, fictional people so articulate, so individual that they seem quite real."--"San Francisco Chronicle"