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Acts of God

by Ellen Gilchrist

National Book Award winner Ellen Gilchrist presents readers with ten different scenarios in which people dealing with forces beyond their control somehow manage to survive, persevere, and triumph, even if it...

A Dangerous Age: A Novel

by Ellen Gilchrist

The winner of the National Book Award returns with a moving story of a family of women drawn together by the trials of the times.

The women in the Hand family are no strangers to either controversy or sadness....

The Writing Life

by Ellen Gilchrist

Celebrated author Ellen Gilchrist has played many roles-writer and speaker, wife and lover, mother and grandmother. But she never tackled the role of teacher.

Offered the opportunity to teach creative writing...

The Age of Miracles

by Ellen Gilchrist

In her exuberantly funny, bittersweet collection, Ellen Gilchrist offers 16 stories that delve into the vibrant lives of her signature strong-willed women. Ranging from hilarity to despair—innocent children...

In the Land of Dreamy Dreams

by Ellen Gilchrist

In the Land of Dreamy Dreams, Ellen Gilchrist's acclaimed 1981 debut collection of short stories, introduced readers to a remarkable Southern voice which has sustained its power and influence through her more...

Victory Over Japan

by Ellen Gilchrist

Originally published in 1984, this collection of 14 short stories set in Arkansas and Mississippi went on to win that year’s National Book Award for fiction, confirming Ellen Gilchrist’s place as one of...

The Annunciation

by Ellen Gilchrist

At the heart of Ellen Gilchrist’s novel is the incorrigible Amanda McCamey. Leaving a troubled past behind, she marries into New Orleans’ high society but finds the privileged world stifling and unsatisfying....

Net of Jewels

by Ellen Gilchrist

Home for the summer in Dunleith, Alabama, Rhoda Manning’s life appears at ease. But the headstrong, passionate 19-year-old refuses to settle for a comfortable, conventional existence. Yearning for a life of...

Falling Through Space

by Ellen Gilchrist

An idea that initiated through commentaries Ellen Gilchrist did for NPR, Falling Through Space provides a funny and intimate diary of a writer’s self-discovery. Gilchrist’s is a distinctive Southern voice...

Ellen Gilchrist: Collected Stories

by Ellen Gilchrist

For the first time, a compilation of Ellen Gilchrist's best & best-loved short stories, selected by the author herself from her fifteen previous works of fiction. With the publication of 1983's The Annunciation,...

Nora Jane: A Life in Stories: A Life in Stories

by Ellen Gilchrist

Since receiving the National Book Award for "Victory Over Japan in 1985, Ellen Gilchrist has developed a fervently devoted readership. This collection's new novella is vintage Gilchrist, taking on the continuing...