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1 Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1987 0-912697-52-0 / 9780912697529 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
As New in an As New dustjacket. Bound in full gray cloth. The spine is stamped in white. Duodecimo. Textured tan endpapers. 146pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is equally fine; the original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page.

"...'When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy.'
With that opening sentance we are introduced to the eleven-year-old heroine of 'Ellen Foster.'
Ellen tells her own story, with an honesty, a perceptivity, and a quite un-selfconscious heroism. Her mother dies. She stays with her father until it becomes too dangerous. She lives with a teacher, a grandmother who blames her for her father's marriage, then with an aunt. At the close she discovers a home where at last she is wanted and loved.
Kaye Gibbons' first novel is one to be read over and over. The little girl's absence of self-pity, her determination, and her gratitude to those who help her, make her a heroine who lives beyond the printed page. She takes a place in our hearts..."


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Price: 120.00 USD
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2 Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1987 0912697520 / 9780912697529 First Edition Original Wraps Advance Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. In Near Fine condition. Tan wraps, interestingly produced of stitched signatures. A label bearing the publisher's information about the forthcoming novel is affixed to the front wrap. 146pps. There are a couple of slight ripples in the front wrap, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of an uncommon item. ".'When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy.' With that opening sentance we are introduced to the eleven-year-old heroine of 'Ellen Foster.' Ellen tells her own story, with an honesty, a perceptivity, and a quite un-selfconscious heroism. Her mother dies. She stays with her father until it becomes too dangerous. She lives with a teacher, a grandmother who blames her for her father's marriage, then with an aunt. At the close she discovers a home where at last she is wanted and loved. Kaye Gibbons' first novel is one to be read over and over. The little girl's absence of self-pity, her determination, and her gratitude to those who help her, make her a heroine who lives beyond the printed page. She takes a place in our hearts." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1987 0912697520 / 9780912697529 First Edition Original Wraps Advance Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. In Near Fine condition. Tan wraps, interestingly produced of stitched signatures. A label bearing the publisher's information about the forthcoming novel is affixed to the front wrap. 146pps. There are two faint and unobtrusive specks to the fore-edge, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. ".'When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy.' With that opening sentance we are introduced to the eleven-year-old heroine of 'Ellen Foster.' Ellen tells her own story, with an honesty, a perceptivity, and a quite un-selfconscious heroism. Her mother dies. She stays with her father until it becomes too dangerous. She lives with a teacher, a grandmother who blames her for her father's marriage, then with an aunt. At the close she discovers a home where at last she is wanted and loved. Kaye Gibbons' first novel is one to be read over and over. The little girl's absence of self-pity, her determination, and her gratitude to those who help her, make her a heroine who lives beyond the printed page. She takes a place in our hearts." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Gibbons, Kaye The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Harcourt 2006 0-15-101204-0 / 9780151012046 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
[2006]. As New in an As New dustjacket. Mustard-yellow boards with a purple, gilt-stamped backstrip. Octavo. 218pps. A flawless, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is equally fine; the original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page.

"...This sequel to Gibbons's beloved classic 'Ellen Foster' stands on its own as an unforgettable portrait of a redoubtable adolescent making herself up out of whole cloth. Now fifteen, Ellen is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease in the world. Her sole surviving ritual -- a visit to the county fair-takes on totemic importance. While she holds fast to the shreds of her childhood -- humoring her best friend, Stuart, who is determined to marry her; and protecting her old neighbor, slow-witted Starletta -- she negotiates her way into a larger world by selling her poetry to pay her way to a camp for gifted students. With a singular mix of perspicacity, na´vetÚ, and compassion, Ellen draws us into her life and makes us fall in love with her all over again..."

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Price: 75.00 USD
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