Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
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.
The 730th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 69th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)