The Annunciation

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Little, Brown, 1985 - Fiction - 353 pages
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Amanda is a middle-aged would-be writer whose surprising, passionate affair with a young, unsophisticated Arkansas hill musician parallels the experiences of an obscure, tragic, eighteenth-century French poetess whose work she is translating

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Well-written, yes, but I just couldn't care about these characters. I don't empathize with people who are so self-absorbed and who feel sorry for themselves despite having so many advantages. Read full review

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

Ellen Gilchrist's first novel "The Annunciation" (1983) makes clear, from its title and cover illustration through the story itself, that it is a religious story, even though most of the time it is so ... Read full review

About the author (1985)

She is the author of 16 works of fiction, including the story collection Victory Over Japan, which won the National Book Award & most recently, The Cabal & Other Stories. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ocean Springs, Mississippi & New Orleans, Louisiana.

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