A Virtuous Woman

A Virtuous Woman

Book - 1989
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Workman Press.
Two unforgettable characters, Jack Ernest Stokes, known as Blinking Jack, and his wife, Ruby Pitt Woodrow Stokes, tell the story of their years together. Jack was forty and Ruby only twenty when they were married. For twenty-five years they lived together, man and wife, until Ruby died of lung cancer. A LITERARY GUILD AND DOUBLEDAY BOOK CLUB selection.

Baker & Taylor
A young widower looks back on his memories of his wife and their life together

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C., : Algonquin, c1989
ISBN: 9781565122062
Branch Call Number: F GIB
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 19 cm


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Oct 31, 2018

i read this book to fulfil the goal read a celeberity book club pick. Who else but oprah right. it was ok, not great. it reminded me quite a bit of Steinbecks works. a cross between east of eden and grapes of wrath. this is the second oprah book i've read (the first being a mercy by toni morrison) i'm starting to feel you can tell a lot about a person by the sort of books they recommend. i'm beginning to think maybe i don't share oprah's ideals. i wonder what my picks say about me.

Oct 02, 2018

Kaye Gibbons' was first introduced to me more than 30 years ago when I purchased 'Ellen Foster' as a cassette audio for a road trip.

Then, as now, I am drawn to the characters and respect Gibbons' writing style.
If you enjoy accents, 'A Virtuous Woman' delivers!

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB May 08, 2017

I read Ellen Foster in the late 90's and remember loving it. I am a fan of simple stories with plump characters and this fit the bill perfectly. Definitely a quick read and perfect for a noisy airplane.

Nov 08, 2007

Oprah's book club.


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Oct 30, 2018

"....always treated me like i didn't have enough sense to pour piss out of a boot with the instructions on the heel."


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