- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Praeger (March 30, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0275985938
- ISBN-13: 978-0275985936
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,639,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fiction of Ellen Gilchrist: An Appreciation
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"Paying special attention to characters who evolve throughout Gilchrist's corpus, Hooper suggests that her greatest achievements are the Rhoda Manning childhood tales and the Nora Jane Whittington stories. He also praises the marvelous narratives of the African American maid Traceleen, who forms a dynamic duo with her employer Crystal Manning….Lower-/upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - Choice
"Hooper, adult books editor for Booklist Magazine, examines each of Gilchrist's works of fiction and offers an appreciation of her craft through an analysis of her stories, their critical reception and their lasting effect on the reader. He focuses on Gilchrist's feisty female characters and dissects her strengths and weaknesses as a short fiction writer and a novelist, concluding that Gilchrist's strengths lie primarily in her short stories." - Reference & Research Book News
"Public library readers' advisors will know exactly what Brad is up to here. His discussions of Gilchrist's themes, style, and tone effectively bridge the gap between literary analysis and booktalking." - Booklist
About the Author
Brad Hooper is Adult Books Editor for Booklist Magazine. He has published several short stories, essays, and reviews in various pubications, and he is the author of The Short Story Readers' Advisory: A Guide to the Best.