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When Blinking Jack Stokes met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, she was twenty and he was forty. She was the carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry and he was a skinny tenant farmer who had never owned anything in his life. She was newly widowed after a disastrous marriage to a brutal drifter. He had never asked a woman to do more than help him hitch a mule. They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each other and held on for dear life.
Kaye Gibbons's first novel, Ellen Foster, won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the praise of writers from Walker Percy to Eudora Welty. In A Virtuous Woman, Gibbons transcends her early promise, creating a multilayered and indelibly convincing portrait of two seemingly ill-matched people who somehow miraculously make a marriage.
Title: A Virtuous Woman (Oprah's Book Club)
Categories: NOVEL TRADE SIZE,
Publisher: Vintage: November 1997
ISBN Number: 0375703063
ISBN Number 13: 9780375703065
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 0.44 Item
Seller ID: 242777
Description: Gibbons,Kaye Virtuous Woman Has minor edge wear from the shelf. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.