A Cure for Dreamsby Kaye Gibbons
In her novels Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman, Kaye Gibbons has compiled what one critic has called "a fictional oral history of female wishes [and] hopes." That tradition continues in A Cure for Dreams, a richly woven story that traces the bonds between four generations of Southern women through stories passed from mother to daughter to granddaughter. Gibbons shows us shrewd, resourceful women prevailing over hard times and heartless men and finding unexpected pleasures along the way: gossip, gambling, and the quiet satisfaction of knowing more than they're supposed to.
Meet the Author
Kaye Gibbons was born in Nash County, North Carolina, and attended North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll. Her first novel, Ellen Foster, was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a special citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Gibbons was awarded the PEN/Revson fellowship for A Cure for Dreams, and has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She is also the author of the novel A Virtuous Woman. A writer-in-residence at the LIbrary of North Carolina State University, she lives with her three daughters in Raleigh.
- Raleigh, North Carolina, and New York, New York
- Date of Birth:
- May 5, 1960
- Place of Birth:
- Nash County, North Carolina
- Attended North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978-1983
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This is the last of this author's work so far and I am waiting for more. The storytelling must go on. All of Ms Gibbons books have been delightful. I read them straight through.
Although this was not the best book by Gibbons, it is great. I love the short chapters and the unique form of writing. I could read her books for the rest of my life! Highly recommended.