Reynolds Price

Reynolds Price was an American author best known for his novels, essays, and poetry. He was born on February 1, 1933, in Macon, North Carolina, and passed away on January 20, 2011. Price was a Rhodes Scholar and studied at Oxford University. He began his career as a professor at Duke University and published his first novel, 'A Long and Happy Life,' in 1962, which won the William Faulkner Award for a notable first novel. Over his career, he published numerous works and was considered an important figure in Southern literature. His writing often explored themes of love, faith, and the human experience in the South.


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  1. 1. Kate Vaiden

    The novel centers around the life of a woman named Kate Vaiden, who at the age of 11, loses her parents in a murder-suicide. Kate is then raised by her aunt and uncle in North Carolina. At the age of 17, she becomes pregnant and, after giving birth, abandons her son, choosing to live a life of solitude. The story is told by Kate at the age of 57, as she reflects on her life and the decisions she's made, while also contemplating the possibility of reuniting with her abandoned son.