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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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Ellen Foster
Kaye Gibbons

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Apr 01, 1998
Imprint : Virago Press Ltd
Page Extent : 144
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781860496059
Price : 499

About the book
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 much acclaimed first novel. The story of an eleven year old orphan, driven to desperation by some of the wickedest relatives in literary history, this is the story of her battle for survival. Wise, funny and affectionate, 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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Kaye Gibbons
Kaye Gibbons has received the Sue Kaufman Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Nationalal Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, The Chicago Tribune's Hearland Prize, a Citat...(+)