A Cure for Dreams: A Novel
In her novelsEllen FosterandA Virtuous Woman, Kaye Gibbons has compiled what one critic has called "a fictional oral history of female wishes [and] hopes." That tradition continues inA 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
Once I'd read [Ellen Foster] I couldn't' get enough of Kaye Gibbons, and devoured all the books by her I could find. This one is set in the small towns of Virginia and Kentucky and celebrates strong women who survive within their rural communities. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cherilove - LibraryThing
I have loved most of Ms. Gibbons' books, but could not read past the first few chapters of this one. Maybe I was just too set on a feel-good book for the weekend. Read full review