"When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy".
So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, "Ellen Foster" is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel... "[Ellen Foster]" is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character and a good deal more endearing".
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Review: Ellen FosterUser Review - Torimac - Goodreads
I gave it 5 stars to get your attention, especially if you've read the reviews by those who gave it only 1 or 2 stars. I desire an argument with them, to rebutt their contentions that Ellen's ... Read full review
Review: Ellen FosterUser Review - Zoie - Goodreads
I'm sorry, I'm just not feeling this book at all. While I am currently not done reading it I have read the majority and I find the story line to be severely lacking. Ellen is a young girl who lives in ... Read full review