A Cure for Dreams

A Cure for Dreams

Author: Kaye Gibbons

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565126909

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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Generations of Southern women deal with hard times and heartless men in this “joyous” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Ellen Foster (The Washington Post Book World). In “a witty and explosive story about men and women, bad girls and good girls, love and laundry,” Kaye Gibbons paints a portrait of shrewd, resourceful women prevailing through hardships and finding unexpected pleasures along the way: gossip, gambling, and the quiet satisfaction of knowing more than they’re supposed to (The Houston Post). In A Cure for Dreams, the acclaimed author “once again demonstrates her extraordinary talent . . . Utterly engaging and convincing” (The Boston Globe). “This episodic novel, Gibbons’s third, is set during the Depression in back-country Virginia and Kentucky. In 19 vignettes, Betty Davies Randolph reveals her childhood and her mother’s life along Milk Farm Road. Gibbons, winner of several literary awards for her first novel Ellen Foster, has captured magnificently the dailiness and sense of community of rural life—from midwives and WPA ballads to suicides and men gone wild. Southern, and full of the folk wisdom of generations, Gibbons’s voice reveals life’s truths.” —Library Journal “Years from now, [these] women’s clear, strong words will still be resonating in my mind.” —Anne Tyler, Chicago Tribune “What a good ear Kaye Gibbons has, and what a good heart. A Cure for Dreams takes the reader down the back roads, and then points out what incredible lives are lived in those ordinary places.” —The Washington Post Book World
A Cure for Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Kaye Gibbons
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-01-03 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

Generations of Southern women deal with hard times and heartless men in this “joyous” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Ellen Foster (The Washington Post Book World). In “a witty and explosive story about men and women, bad girls and good girls, love and laundry,” Kaye Gibbons paints
Harbin, I Love You: The Russian Dream (A Cure For Cancer)
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Martin Avery
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-06 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Two doctors, a Chinese woman and a man from Canada who has changed his name to Bethune, travel to Harbin for the winter carnival during Spring Festival, he stays at a hostel in an old synagogue, dreams about his previous life as a zek going from the Gulag to the
Kaye Gibbons
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Mary Jean DeMarr
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Examines the works of the Southern novelist, describing her characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.
Kaye Gibbons
Language: en
Pages: 379
Authors: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-24 - Publisher: McFarland

With novels like Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman, award-winning writer Kaye Gibbons has gained both critical acclaim and a large, devoted following among readers. This literary companion equips the reader with information about characters, plots, dates, allusions, literary motifs, and themes from the bestselling author's works. After an annotated
Southern Writers Bear Witness
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-15 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Jan Nordby Gretlund has been studying the literature of the American South for some fifty years, and his outsider's perspective as a European scholar has made him an intellectually acute witness of both the literature and its creators. Whether it is their language and reflexive storytelling or the craft and