Book List in Order:27 titles

  • ""Gilchrist's youthful enthusiasm for her heroine is evident throughout this appealing short novel, which should interest both adult and young adult readers." -Starr E. Smith, Library Journal Born into slavery, but taken on as an appren"...


  • The human race. You have to love it and wish it well and not preach or think you have any reason to think you are better than anyone else. Amen. Good-bye. Peace... Master short story writer Ellen Gilchrist, winner of the National Book Award, retu...


  • The women in the Hand family are no strangers to controversy or sadness. Those traits seem, in fact, to be a part of their family's Southern heritage, one that stretches back through several generations. For Louise Hand, it means coping with the poss...


  • Since receiving the National Book Award for Victory Over Japan in 1985, Ellen Gilchrist has developed a fervently devoted readership. This collection's new novella is vintage Gilchrist, taking on the continuing joys and perils of Nora Jane and compan...


  • This celebrated collection opens with "Nora Jane and Company", a series of nine stories featuring one of the most popular characters in the Gilchrist galaxy: a former teenage runaway who once robbed a bar in New Orleans dressed as a nun. Now living h...


  • With all the poignancy, hilarity, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her fiction, Ellen Gilchrist introduces a gallery of unforgettable characters-Southern women and men whose off-kilter lives are delicately revealed by the author's keen and forgiv...


  • With the publication of 1983's The Annunciation, Ellen Gilchrist established herself as a teller of charming, bittersweet tales of the modern South. Since then, her works of fiction - sixteen in all - have built up a solid base of dedicated fans. Wi...


  • A new collection of short fiction by the critically acclaimed author of Victory Over Japan introduces five witty, fun, and passionate new stories, as well as the title novella about a Mississippi psychiatrist who goes mad and begins to reveal his pat...







  • A New York City magazine editor and novelist returns home to the South when her closest childhood friend falls ill--and finds herself forced to choose between pursuing her career and rekindling her relationship with the man she has long considered th...


  • A collection of all twenty-two previously published short stories featuring the author's most popular character, Rhoda Katherine Manning, a vivacious, wholly liberated writer, is complemented by two new tales. Reprint....



  • The bestselling author of In The Land of Dreamy Dreams expands her fictional landscape and for the first time recounts a story set in ancient times. 500 B.C.--Pericles is dead; the Golden Age has peaked; and, in its aftermath, in a Grecian setting of...


  • In her exuberantly funny, bittersweet new collection, 'The Age of Miracles, ' ordinary events start the wheel of fate spinning in unexpected directions: a deluge of dust motes leads a socialite to seek a healthier climate, where she finds romance ins...


  • The bestselling author of In The Land of Dreamy Dreams expands her fictional landscape and for the first time recounts a story set in ancient times. 500 B.C.--Pericles is dead; the Golden Age has peaked; and, in its aftermath, in a Grecian setting of...


  • The story of three couples searching for love and inner peace--as tornadoes devastate middle America and the Soviet Union falls apart on television--features the Hand clan and explores the varied aspects of modern love. Reprint. 25,000 first printing...


  • Rhoda finally has everything she has ever wanted, but when she begins to question the simplicity of her upper-class, mid-1950s existence, it throws her into a frenetic and rebellious course toward destruction...


  • Home for the summer in Alabama, Rhoda Manning seems blessed: her daddy is very rich, she is newly slim, and all of her friends adore her. But the passionate, independent Rhoda begins to realize that life is more than her comfortable, secure existence...



  • Anna Hand, a rambunctious, passionate, and famous Southern writer, returns home to straighten out the chaos of her family. But just as she forces her brother Daniel to face up to the responsibility of his daughter from an early marriage, she discover...


  • Journal selections describe the author's Mississippi plantation childhood, the influence of books, teachers, and artists on her development, and her thoughts about writing, life, and her grandchildren...



  • Tells the stories of a flamboyant banker, Black and white school friends, a lonely, beautiful woman, a master of disguise, a tennis cheat, a twin's suicide, a phantom pregnancy, and an unconventional funeral...


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    The "funny, wise, and wonderful" (USA Today) book of short stories that won the National Book Award and established Ellen Gilchrist as a leading writer of the American South. In her second collection, Ellen Gilchrist creates an unforgettable group of...


  • 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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