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Godwin, Gail

Works: 185 works in 699 publications in 14 languages and 39,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Folklore  Diaries  Historical fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Lyricist, Librettist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O315, 813.54
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Father Melancholy's daughter by Gail Godwin( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her mother at six, a young girl becomes used to putting her needs after her clergyman father
Evensong by Gail Godwin( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Swedish and held by 2,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anglican priestess in North Carolina finds her role threatened by a fiery evangelist, also a woman. It happens in a town in the Smoky Mountains where Margaret Bonner runs an Episcopal ministry. The area is plagued by social unrest and fundamentalist preacher Grace Munger is muscling in, claiming her brand of religion will bring hope. By the author of Father Melancholy's Daughter
A southern family by Gail Godwin( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Theodore Quick, twenty-eight, and his girlfriend, Jeanette, are found dead with all the evidence pointing to Theo himself, his family must reevaluate itself
The finishing school by Gail Godwin( Book )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 2,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful actress in her forties looks back to the summer she turned fourteen. It was the year she met a special mentor who pointed the way to undreamed of worlds
A mother and two daughters by Gail Godwin( Book )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 10 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the continued growth of three women following the death of their husband and father
The good husband by Gail Godwin( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brilliant, charismatic Magda Danvers had once taken the academic world by storm with her controversial book, "The Book of Hell," and now, gravely ill, she still influences and transforms the lives of those around her
Flora : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of the Second World War. At three, Helen lost her mother - and now the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died. A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year-old first cousin who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America, will haunt Helen for the rest of her life
Queen of the underworld : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, as the first wave of Cuban exiles arrives in the United States, Emma Gant, finally free of her stifling family and bullying stepfather, embarks on a career as a reporter and begins to thrive in the sultry world of Miami
Evenings at five by Gail Godwin( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven months after the unexpected death of her husband, Christina reflects on their nearly thirty years of life together, the vital bond between them, and her grief
Unfinished desires : a novel by Gail Godwin( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparking enthusiasm for a play about the founding of their North Carolina mountains Catholic girls' school, a charismatic ninth grader and her recently orphaned best friend set in motion a series of events that have decades-long ramifications
The odd woman by Gail Godwin( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bedford and the muses by Gail Godwin( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bedford -- A father's pleasures -- Amanuensis -- St. John -- The angry-year -- A cultural exchange
Violet Clay by Gail Godwin( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving story of a self-aware young woman who refuses to surrender the vision of herself as a great artist
Heart : a personal journey through its myths and meanings by Gail Godwin( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is heart? It is the muscle of life, sending our most vital fluid coursing through our veins to every hungry part of our being. It is what keeps us striving against impossible odds; that fortifying something that is the cornerstone of every triumph. It elates us when we discover love and pains us greatly when that love is lost or proves unrequited. It is a gentleness that colors what we give to others. It is a symbol that we see on greeting cards: a small, red shape that was drawn on the wall of a cave in Spain more than 12,000 years ago. In this truly remarkable work, bestselling author Gail Godwin takes us on a breathtaking journey of the heart that spans the entire history of human civilization, combining literature, myth, religion, philosophy, medicine, the fine arts, and intensely personal stories from the writer's own past to explore the full and complex character of that unique symbol. Beginning with intelligence and wit, Godwin's explorations and meditations brilliantly track themes of the heart in life, legend, and art--from the first valentine to the first stethoscope, from Gilgamesh to Confucius, from the heart of darkness to wearing one's heart on one's sleeve."--Jacket
Dream children : stories by Gail Godwin( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen stories including "Dream Children," "A Sorrowful Woman," and "Death in Puerto Vallarta" provide portraits of people who find happiness in the world of fantasy and imagination
Glass people by Gail Godwin( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attractive woman married to a California politician is dismayed to discover that her husband is only obsessed with her flawless beauty and is not concerned about her as a person
The perfectionists by Gail Godwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and Swedish and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On vacation in Majorca with John, her husband, and Robin, his illegitimate son, Dane begins to see their marriage in a completely new light
Queen of the underworld [a novel] by Gail Godwin( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1959, as Castro clamps down on Cuba and its first wave of exiles flees to the States to wait out what they hope to be his short-lived reign, Emma Gant, fresh out of college, begins her career as a reporter. Her fierce ambition and belief in herself are set against the stories swirling around her, both at the newspaper office and in her downtown Miami hotel, which is filling up with refugees. Emma gets to know the Cuban families living in her hotel and has an affair with Paul Nightinghale, a married man. She also becomes friends with a man, a gambling racketeer, that belongs to a anti-Castro training brigade who poses a threat to Paul and a former madam
The Best American short stories, 1985( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished desires [a novel] by Gail Godwin( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel's, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls' young teacher and the school's matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel
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Alternative Names
Gail Godwin amerikansk frfattare

Gail Godwin amerikansk skribent

Godwin, Gail

Godwin, Gail H.

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EvensongA southern familyThe finishing schoolA mother and two daughtersThe good husbandQueen of the underworld : a novelEvenings at fiveUnfinished desires : a novel