Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons

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Margaret struggles toward adulthood in a world torn apart by the Second World War and complicated by her strong-willed mother, Sophia, and grandmother, Charlie Kate, in a story about three generations of passionate, willful Southern women
 

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 March 24, 1993 by Putnam Adult. 308 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Horror, Self Help. Fiction

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Gibbons's fourth novel, inspired by WPA oral histories, lacks the subtlety and charm of her previous books (A Cure for Dreams, A Virtuous Woman, Ellen Foster).

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Three women find solace in an eccentric household in Raleigh, N.C., in Gibbons's touching fourth novel. (Apr.)

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Begining with her debut novel, Ellen Foster , Gibbons' work has been heartwarming and addictively readable. In this, her fourth novel, she creates a touching picture of female bonding and solidarity.

Mar 01 1993 | Read Full Review of Charms for the Easy Life

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