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Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman share more than just location and a few characters in common. Though each is a complete novel in and of itself, taken together the two books resonate one another: Ellen Foster and Ruby Pitt Woodrow are both damaged people who find the kind of love they need to heal. These multilayered novels are tough-minded and resolutely unsentimental, just like their protagonists. Yet like Ellen and Ruby, each contains a nut of sweetness at its core that takes the bitter edge off the hard lives and hard stories Kaye Gibbons has to tell.
I enjoyed the book but thought it could of had a better ending.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
The ending came up short for me but the book as a whole was very thoughtful. It brought to mind my own troubled relationships and why I choose the men I did. Provocative! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bettina
Just goes to show that every jewel has worth. And, that sometimes a ruby carries more weight than any diamond.Published 2 months ago by Voracious
Our book club found many interesting events to talk about.Published 4 months ago by Grace B. Morrison
Strangest book I ever read. There was no real story line. I didn't care for the format in which it was written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. L. R.
Love the point of view of both characters. Was sometimes confusing to keep up at the end. Loved the storyPublished 5 months ago by meika
It was very slow and I don't know what the author was trying to convey. I don't know what the point was. And why that title?Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer