Ellen Foster

BY: KAYE GIBBONS

"When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy."

Here we meet what seems to be like a murderer in the making, but in reality is just an eleven-year-old girl whose mother dies and she is forced to live with her alcoholic dad who yells at her for everything. At school, Ellen's art teacher finds out what is happening at her house and decides to let her live with her for a little bit. The court decides, though, that she must live with her grandmother, who blames her for her mom's marriage with her awful dad. Later, her grandmother dies from an illness, and Ellen must find somewhere else to stay. Will she ever find a place that she can call home?
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Kaye Gibbons

Kaye Gibbons has written some amazing books. Ellen Foster received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Special Citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, and the The Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Prize in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was also selected for Oprah's Book Club in 1998 along with A Virtuous Woman, another book written by her.
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"The life in it, the honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!" -Eudora Welty


"...a lovely, breathtaking, sometimes heart-wrenching first novel." -Walker Percy

"And all this time I thought I had the hardest row to hoe. That will always amaze me" (Gibbons 180).