25th Anniversary!

Algonquin Books is re-releasing one of my favorite books, ELLEN FOSTER, on the 25th anniversary of it’s first publication.


I recall reading this book for the first time.  It had me captivated immediately and revealed how a talented author is able to establish a powerful voice, while showing the reader the dynamics of a relationship with the first sentence. 

If there is one book I think you ought to read about a young girl growing up in the south, this is it.  It’s short, yet Kaye Gibbons packs into this book what many authors struggle to achieve in a five hundred page novel.  I’m happy to see it brought back, dusted off, and allowed to gain a new audience.  I believe it’s one of those timeless classics, a story that fits no matter what the year.


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