Book List in Order:19 titles

  • From the bestselling, award-winning author of Flora and Evensong comes the story of two remarkable women and the complex friendship between them that spans decades. When the dean of Lovegood Junior College for Girls decides to pair Feron Hood with M...


  • The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a ha...


  • Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II.At three Helen lost her mother and the beloved gr...


  • IT IS THE FALL OF 1951 AT MOUNT ST. GABRIEL'S, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mys...


  • In the summer of 1959, as Castro clamps down on Cuba and its first wave of exiles flees to the States to wait out what they hope to be his short-lived reign, Emma Gant, fresh out of college, begins her career as a reporter. Her fierce ambition and be...


  • Every evening at five o’clock, Christina and Rudy began the ritual commonly known as Happy Hour, sharing drinks along with a love of language and music (she is an author, he a composer, after all), a delight in intense conversation, a fascination w...


  • To read Gail Godwin is to touch the very core of human experience. With inimitable grace and aching emotional precision, Godwin probes our own complexities in characters whose lives oscillate between success and struggle, stoic resolve and quixotic t...


  • “Real artistry . . . A finely crafted and absorbing novel.”—Los Angeles TimesDane is an American magazine journalist, and John, a British psychotherapist. He says he knows everything about her, how she thinks, what she wants from life. Under th...


  • "[A] BRILLIANT, WITTY AND PROVOCATIVE NEW NOVEL."--San Francisco ChronicleAs a young woman, the brilliant and eternally curious Magda Danvers took the academic world by storm. Then, to everyone's surprise, she married Francis Lake, a mild, midwestern...






  • A touching and exhilarating tale of a father and daughter wounded by betrayal, who build a new life together out of hope and dreams and love....






  • The husband Nell loved for forty years is gone, leaving her to face the tired rituals of genteel Southern widowhood...and the endless, destructive rivalry between her grown children. Relentlessly truthful Cate, who sacrifices people to ideals, is ...


  • Violet Clay had come to New York City from Charleston to take the art world by storm. But nine years, many affairs, and thousands of drinks later, the reality of her shadow life is made clear when she is fired from her job as a freelance illustrator....


    • / Contemporary Romance
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    "Compelling, beautiful. . .Miraculous. . . Astonishing. . . So deeply satisfying, as to be breathtaking."--The Philadelphia InquirerIn fifteen extraordinary and lyrical short stories, esteemed novelist Gail Godwin has created worlds in which we disco...



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    "POWERFUL. . .GODWIN IS BRILLIANT. . .DEFTLY PLOTTED AND IMAGINED. . . It deepened my long-cherished belief about certain forms of art: that in exploring extremities of human behavior, in forcing us to wade through real or metaphorical blood, such ...