Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

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Winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation's Citation for Fiction. An eleven-year-old heroine tells her unforgettable story with honesty, perceptivity, humor, and unselfconscious heroism. "The honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!"--Eudora Welty; "A lovely, breathtaking, sometimes heart-wrenching first novel."--Walker Percy. A LITERARY GUILD SELECTION.

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The 1143rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 69th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)

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