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Godwin, Gail

Overview
Works: 189 works in 709 publications in 12 languages and 32,764 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Diaries  Historical fiction  Musical settings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Chick lit 
Roles: Author, Editor, Lyricist, Librettist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O315, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Gail Godwin
 
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Father Melancholy's daughter by Gail Godwin( Book )

46 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,882 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Swedish and held by 2,837 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 )

49 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 2,807 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
A mother and two daughters by Gail Godwin( Book )

68 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 10 languages and held by 2,418 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 )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,308 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 )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,185 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 World War II. 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 )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,903 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 )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,700 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 1,638 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 )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated thirty-two-year-old woman decides to confront all the uncertainties in her life
Mr. Bedford and the muses by Gail Godwin( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 1,408 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 )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,194 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
Dream children : stories by Gail Godwin( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 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 )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 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 )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and Swedish and held by 668 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
The Best American short stories, 1985( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of the underworld [a novel] by Gail Godwin( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 425 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
Unfinished desires [a novel] by Gail Godwin( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 386 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
Evenings at five by Gail Godwin( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every evening at five o'clock, Christina and Rudy began the ritual commonly known as Happy Hour, sharing drinks along with a love of language and music (she is an author, he a composer, after all), a delight in intense conversation, and nearly thirty years of life together. Now, seven months after Rudy's unexpected death, Christina reflects on their vibrant bond ... as well as her passionate sorrow"--Container
Vocal works by Robert Starer( )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Evensong
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Gail Godwin Amerikaans schrijfster

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Gail Godwin amerikansk skribent

Godwin, Gail

Godwin, Gail H.

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EvensongA southern familyA mother and two daughtersThe good husbandQueen of the underworld : a novelEvenings at fiveUnfinished desires : a novelThe odd woman