Nora Jane by Ellen Gilchrist
A Life in Stories

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Since receiving the National Book Award for "Victory Over Japan in 1985, Ellen Gilchrist has developed a fervently devoted readership. This collection's new novella is vintage Gilchrist, taking on the continuing joys and perils of Nora Jane and company.

About Ellen Gilchrist

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She is the author of 16 works of fiction, including the story collection Victory Over Japan, which won the National Book Award & most recently, The Cabal & Other Stories. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ocean Springs, Mississippi & New Orleans, Louisiana.
Published September 9, 2009 by Back Bay Books. 420 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Collected for the first time in one volume, these 14 stories and one new novella chronicle the life and times of the indomitable Nora Jane Whittington.

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By the book's last installment, a new novella called ''Fault Lines,'' she's even managed to become ''one of the most beautiful women most of the people in the world had ever seen.'' Nora Jane and Freddy are magically, wondrously devoted to each other -- so much so that when Nora Jane decides ...

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Gilchrist (I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting With My Daddy) gathers 14 moving, lightly humorous short stories (previously published) and a novella (new) starring Nora Jane Whittington, as she robs a New Orleans old-boys bar with icy aplomb and sets off, ""like a woman in a dream,"" to meet her faithle...

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Nora Jane Whittington dons a nun's habit to hold up a seedy bar, gets knocked up after fornicating with two men within 72 hours, and, unfortunately for this book, chooses to spend her life with Bachelor No.

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