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by Kaye. Gibbons

  • ISBN: 1860493394
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Kaye. Gibbons
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Putnam's Sons (1993).; 1St Edition edition (1993)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1356 kb
  • EPUB size: 1191 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 199
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I adored Kaye Gibbons Ellen Foster, and very much enjoyed Sights Unseen too. Charms for the Easy Life, first . What makes this book such a gem, other than Gibbons' masterful pen, is that the characters are exquisitely present in their lives

I adored Kaye Gibbons Ellen Foster, and very much enjoyed Sights Unseen too. Charms for the Easy Life, first published in 1993, is the author's fourth novel. Alice Hoffman, whose writing and stories I find have the same lovely intelligent but easygoing prose as Gibbons', writes that the novel 'is filled with lively humour, compassion and intimacy'. What makes this book such a gem, other than Gibbons' masterful pen, is that the characters are exquisitely present in their lives. You do not see this in the life of a woman in this century. Charlie Kate, Sophia and Margaret - each is living the life they want to live. not terribly complicated lives, but luxuriously meaningful and purposeful lives.

He was from Mississippi, a place I was highly interested in, not only because I liked William Faulkner but also because I was at that time reading Eudora Welty’s A Curtain of Green. d the young man a thousand questions about the Delta. Like so many people away from home, he was eager to tell me all about it, everything he missed: the cool black loam, the cool well water, the cool breeze his mother prayed aloud for before every summer supper. He asked me if I’d like to hear about his mom and pop. I told him I would.

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In Charms for an Easy Life, talented Kaye Gibbons sticks to what she does best: write about several generations of Southern women. Written as a fictional memoir, it chronicles the lives of a trio of strong willed women within one family, led by Charlie Kate, a turn-of-the-century unlicensed midwife in North Carolina. Read it and find out. A good read.

Kaye Gibbons was born on May 5, 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina. Библиографические данные. Charms for the Easy Life Wheeler large print book series. She received a bachelor's degree in American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first novel, Ellen Foster, was published in 1987. It won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was chosen as one of Oprah's Book Club Selections, and was adapted into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.

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Reviews about Charms for the Easy Life (7):
Beardana
I thought the dynamics among the three generations was interesting; characters were realistic and the grandmother was especially
brought to life with all her remarkable and very unusual activities throughout the story. I enjoyed the extreme differences in the personalities of the grandmother, mom, and daughter although they interacted Easy read. I don't particularly pass this book out on loan to friends because it didn't keep my attention that well. One asset olf this book is that it educated me on some customs of these people, such as covering mirrors following a death, purging of a person immediately following death, etc.
Tane
This book has more substance to it than some of the readers have recognized. If midwives and stories about medicine in the early to mid 1900's interest you, try this story. Or, if exploring mother-daughter relationships that are positive and make you feel good, try this story. If you love learning how people who love each other interact and take care of each other, read this. If you have ever longed for someone that could have the insight to tell you what is best for you and have a riotous sense of humor, read this. If you enjoy a read that takes a difficult time (WWII) and weaves it through the lives of some incredible women, try this story. You can make it very complex, if you must, or simply take the story as it is, and as it was meant to be. You will find yourself thinking back to these characters often, and wishing for that charming life that made living with each other easy. When you have that, you just may have what it takes for an "easy" life. This book can help in the meantime.
Qus
Enjoyable story of three generations of women, grandmother, her daughter and her granddaughter all living under the same roof and their struggles to find themselves. Grandma is Charlie Kate, a self-educated healer in much demand in her community. Her daughter is a beauty who married the wrong man is now alone, and the granddaughter is a shy, brilliant girl looking for the courage to live her life.
FLIDER
Felt like it all wrapped up to conveniently at the end, but I enjoyed the story.
lubov
...but I really liked it anyway. In Charms for an Easy Life, talented Kaye Gibbons sticks to what she does best: write about several generations of Southern women. Written as a fictional memoir, it chronicles the lives of a trio of strong willed women within one family, led by Charlie Kate, a turn-of-the-century unlicensed midwife in North Carolina. None of the women in this book have much use for any of the men, remaining together (if conflicted) in their cynical self-sufficiency...until...
Read it and find out. A good read.
Munigrinn
I bought the first copy of this book many years ago and enjoyed the characters and the writing of Kaye Gibbons so much. I have lent my copy out a couple of times and everyone who read it enjoyed the read. A good friend of mine moved away and I wanted to buy her a "remembrance" and thought of this book. Ordered it and was so pleased when it came in the mail-it was like brand new-I immediately mailed it to my friend and she was thrilled with the gift. Nothing like a good book and appreciate the bookstore that mailed it to me so promptly.

AnnieG
lucky kitten
It's a poignant story of an eccentric family of women finding strength in a time when women almost always depended on men, and their bonds deepened as each one experienced love and loss during World War II. Good read.
Engaging saga about a family of women told from the perspective of the youngest daughter. Grandmother is a country midwife, mother is a Southern beauty, daughter may grow up to be both. All are opinionated, original, outspoken, with sometimes outlandish behavior. Makes for an interesting and humorous read.

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