Kaye Gibbons





Kaye Gibbons


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in North Carolina, The United States
January 01, 1960

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Kaye Gibbons was born in 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina, on Bend of the River Road. She attended North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying American and English literature. At twenty-six years old, she wrote her first novel, Ellen Foster. Praised as an extraordinary debut, Eudora Welty said that "the honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word" mark the work of this talented writer, and Walker Percy said, "Ellen Foster is a Southern Holden Caulfield, tougher perhaps, as funny…a breathtaking first novel."

Average rating: 3.75 · 64,780 ratings · 3,368 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Ellen Foster

3.75 avg rating — 23,862 ratings — published 1987 — 37 editions
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A Virtuous Woman

3.67 avg rating — 21,218 ratings — published 1989 — 26 editions
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Charms for the Easy Life

4.01 avg rating — 10,520 ratings — published 1993 — 24 editions
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On the Occasion of My Last ...

3.76 avg rating — 2,392 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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A Cure for Dreams

3.81 avg rating — 1,646 ratings — published 1991 — 7 editions
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Sights Unseen

3.73 avg rating — 1,588 ratings — published 1995 — 19 editions
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The Life All Around Me By E...

3.16 avg rating — 1,439 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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Divining Women

3.55 avg rating — 1,140 ratings — published 1997 — 16 editions
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The Lunatics Ball

3.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011
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Untitled - American Poems

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“I might be confused sometimes in my head but it is not something you need to talk about. Before you can talk you have to line it all up in order and I had rather just let it swirl around until I am too tired to think. You just let the motion in your head wear you out. Never think about it. You just make a bigger mess that way.”
Kaye Gibbons, Ellen Foster

“It took me a long time to learn that mistakes aren't good or bad,
they're just mistakes, and you clean them up and go on.”
Kaye Gibbons, A Virtuous Woman

“You’ll find your one-in-a-million. But you’re sharp enough to know there’s no point in sludging through the first nine hundred, ninety-nine thousand, and ninety-nine to get to him.”
Kaye Gibbons, Charms for the Easy Life

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