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Virtuous Woman

Kaye Gibbons

ISBN 10: 0945575092 / ISBN 13: 9780945575092
Published by Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 1989
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First Edition Splendid copy. Publicity b&w photo (5x7) laid in. From library of well-known NC radio personality. Signed and dated "4-20-89" by the author on the title pageSewn binding. Paper over boards. 158 p. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Bookseller Inventory # CPB0000017127

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Title: Virtuous Woman

Publisher: Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: LIKE NEW

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Two unforgettable characters, Jack Ernest Stokes, known as Blinking Jack, and his wife, Ruby Pitt Woodrow Stokes, tell the story of their years together. Jack was forty and Ruby only twenty when they were married. For twenty-five years they lived together, man and wife, until Ruby died of lung cancer.

Review:

Oprah Book Club® Selection, October 1997: Gibbons's novel, A Virtuous Woman, takes place in the same hardscrabble part of the world as Ellen Foster. The virtuous woman is Ruby Pitt Woodrow, a woman who might have ended up like Ellen Foster's mother if fate, in the shape of Jack Stokes, hadn't crossed her path. The daughter of prosperous farmers, Ruby runs off with a migrant worker who treats her badly, then abandons her far from home. When she meets Jack, a man 20 years her senior, she's working as a cleaning woman in another prosperous farmer's house. Jack is a man women don't look at even once, let alone twice; Ruby is a woman who needs someone to take care of her. Out of this unlikely union grows a quiet kind of love that is no less powerful for being unstated.

Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman share more than just location and a few characters in common. Though each is a complete novel in and of itself, taken together the two books resonate one another: Ellen Foster and Ruby Pitt Woodrow are both damaged people who find the kind of love they need to heal. These multilayered novels are tough-minded and resolutely unsentimental, just like their protagonists. Yet like Ellen and Ruby, each contains a nut of sweetness at its core that takes the bitter edge off the hard lives and hard stories Kaye Gibbons has to tell.

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