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Publisher Comments:

0ne of the most feisty, spellbinding and engaging heroines in modern fiction captures the essence of her own life in this contemporary American odyssey born of red-clay land and small-town people. We meet Kate at a crucial moment in middle age when she begins to yearn to see the son she abandoned when she was seventeen. But if she decides to seek him, will he understand her? Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Kate Vaiden is a penetrating psychological portrait of an ordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances, a story as joyous, tragic, comic and compelling as life itself.

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"I can think of no novelist whose effect on readers is more polarizing than Reynolds Price." The New York Times Book Review

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"You won't hear many voices in your life that are as interesting as Kate Vaiden's." USA Today

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"Price's lyrical prose, blossoming with felicitous imagery and authentically grounded in the regional cadences of the characters' speech, holds the magic of a true raconteur....this is a touching, engrossing narrative by one of our most gifted writers." Publishers Weekly

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"May well be Reynolds Price's best novel." San Francisco Chronicle

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"Intense and powerful...the voice of Mr. Price's heroine blows like fresh air across the page." The New York Times Book Review

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"Beautifully written and skillfully narrated...a novel for all seasons." The Washington Post Book World

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"Surely his finest work so far. A wise and wonderful story told by an artist at the peak of his powers...you will want to meet Kate Vaiden and get to know her. And in th eend ...you will want to stand up for Reynolds Price. You won't hear many voices in your life that are as intersting as Kate Vaiden's." USA Today

Synopsis:

Reissued to coincide with the publication of Price's monumental new novel, Roxanna Slade, this bestselling chronicle of a lifetime of joy and sadness — narrated by the feisty, irrepressible woman who lived it — won the National Book Critics Circle Award and garnered an outpouring of critical praise.

"A penetrating psychological study of an ordinary woman faced with seemingly extraordinary circumstances that, in the balance, turn out to be not so extraordinary after all". — San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author

Reynolds Price is the author of more than two dozen books, including Roxanna Slade, The Promise of Rest and Three Gospels. James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he lives in the Piedmont country-side of North Carolina.

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ISBN:
9780684846941
Author:
Price, Reynolds
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Death
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Parents
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
North Carolina Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Women -- North Carolina.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Reynolds Price; Ardent Spirits; Duke University; American literature; literary; A Long and Happy Life; William Faulkner Award; Kate Vaiden; National Book Critics Circle Award; Rhodes Scholar; American Academy of Arts and Letters; A Whole New Life; biblica
Subject:
Reynolds Price; Ardent Spirits; Duke University; American literature; literary; A Long and Happy Life; William Faulkner Award; Kate Vaiden; National Book Critics Circle Award; Rhodes Scholar; American Academy of Arts and Letters; A Whole New Life; biblica
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 13.16 oz

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Product details 320 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684846941 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I can think of no novelist whose effect on readers is more polarizing than Reynolds Price."
"Review" by , "You won't hear many voices in your life that are as interesting as Kate Vaiden's."
"Review" by , "Price's lyrical prose, blossoming with felicitous imagery and authentically grounded in the regional cadences of the characters' speech, holds the magic of a true raconteur....this is a touching, engrossing narrative by one of our most gifted writers."
"Review" by , "May well be Reynolds Price's best novel."
"Review" by , "Intense and powerful...the voice of Mr. Price's heroine blows like fresh air across the page."
"Review" by , "Beautifully written and skillfully narrated...a novel for all seasons."
"Review" by , "Surely his finest work so far. A wise and wonderful story told by an artist at the peak of his powers...you will want to meet Kate Vaiden and get to know her. And in th eend ...you will want to stand up for Reynolds Price. You won't hear many voices in your life that are as intersting as Kate Vaiden's."
"Synopsis" by , Reissued to coincide with the publication of Price's monumental new novel, Roxanna Slade, this bestselling chronicle of a lifetime of joy and sadness — narrated by the feisty, irrepressible woman who lived it — won the National Book Critics Circle Award and garnered an outpouring of critical praise.

"A penetrating psychological study of an ordinary woman faced with seemingly extraordinary circumstances that, in the balance, turn out to be not so extraordinary after all". — San Francisco Chronicle

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