Ellen Foster

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"When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy."

So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel.... [Ellen Foster] is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character and a good deal more endearing."

©1987 Kaye Gibbons (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Ellen Foster

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy." So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel...."

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 2

    • The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kaye Gibbons
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This sequel to Gibbons' beloved classic Ellen Foster stands on its own as an unforgettable portrait of a redoubtable adolescent making herself up out of whole cloth. Now 15, Ellen is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease in the world.

    Regular price: £19.29