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Meet the Writers
Kaye Gibbons shot to literary stardom with the 1987 publication of Ellen Foster, her debut novel in which she introduced the tough, love-starved little girl who earned her legions of fans (Oprah among them). In our interview, she talks about the strong presence the character inhabits in her life. "She is like a fourth child," Gibbons explains. "Ellen has really been the kid who came to spend the weekend, and stayed for twenty years."