A Virtuous Woman

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Published:
[S.l.]: Algonquin Books, 1997.
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Content Description:
168 pages
Rating:
General adult.
Status:
Available Online
Description
A "vivid, unsentimental, powerful" portrait of a Southern marriage by the New York Times -bestselling author of Ellen Foster ( Publishers Weekly ). She hasn't been dead four months and I've already eaten to the bottom of the deep freeze. I even ate the green peas. Used to I wouldn't turn my hand over for green peas . . . Ruby Stokes has died too young and left her husband, Blinking Jack, behind. With alternating entries from each of them, A Virtuous Woman recounts the tale of their years together in an "exquisitely realised piece of writing" (Elizabeth Buchan, The Mail on Sunday ). From their very different backgrounds--Ruby a daughter of wealth, Jack a penniless tenant farmer--to their relationships with their landlord and his family, and the strength they drew from each other in the face of hardship, this story of a marriage is "full of fantastically gritty metaphors . . . A book that will change your dreams" ( The Observer ). "Gibbons again flawlessly reproduces the humor and idiom of rural eastern North Carolina." -- Library Journal
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781565127005

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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. A LITERARY GUILD AND DOUBLEDAY BOOK CLUB selection.
Target Audience
General adult.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gibbons, K. (1997). A Virtuous Woman. [S.l.]: Algonquin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gibbons, Kaye. 1997. A Virtuous Woman. [S.l.]: Algonquin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gibbons, Kaye, A Virtuous Woman. [S.l.]: Algonquin Books, 1997.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gibbons, Kaye. A Virtuous Woman. [S.l.]: Algonquin Books, 1997.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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