A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons

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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.
 

About Kaye Gibbons

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Kaye Gibbons is the author of four previous novels: "El Kaye Gibbons is the author of four previous novels: "Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman, A Cure for Dreams, " and "Charlen Foster, A Virtuous Woman, A Cure for Dreams, " and "Charms for the Easy Life." She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina,ms for the Easy Life." She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and five children. with her husband and five children.
 
Published January 12, 1997 by Algonquin Books. 174 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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A straight and true, if somewhat unusual, love is at the heart of this sweet and folksy novella by the much celebrated author of Ellen Foster.

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Jack Stokes and Ruby Pitt weave this strong, tightly knit love story in alternating chapters that begin when Jack, grieving over Ruby's death four months earlier, evokes the past. In flashbacks, the t

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