Ellen Foster


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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, ...

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Feb 28, 2008


Another book in which i was sad to realize was coming to an end. It left me wanting to know more, what else. The story is powerful. Excellent book.


Dec 13, 2007

Loved it

This is one of my all-time favorite books. Even though I seemingly had little in common with Ellen, the character still touched my heart. Tragic, yet heroic at the same time.

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