Gail Godwin, whose latest novel is Flora, has been a finalist for the National Book Award and a Guggenheim fellow.
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May 6, 2013 The latest novel from three-time National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin takes inspiration from Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. Both stories take place in isolated old houses, and both revolve around mental contests between a governess character and her young charge.
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January 20, 2012 Smart, scintillating reads are hard to find — especially when you like your protagonists nerdy. Author Lev Grossman offers three great reads for the geeks in all of us.
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January 28, 2010 Author Gail Godwin's novel, Unfinished Desires, spins a tale of love, envy and reckoning at a Catholic girls' school in North Carolina. Reviewer Jane Ciabattari says the book is a "spellbinding psychological ghost story, near operatic in intensity."
January 30, 2006 Book critic Alan Cheuse reviews Gail Godwin's Queen of the Underworld. The novel takes place in Miami just after the start of the Cuban Revolution and follows a fledgling reporter as she befriends a colorful cast of Cuban exiles.
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December 29, 2005 Listener Teresa is halfway through this examination of the heart's cultural role throughout history and "feeling gallantly wiser about so much. [I] cannot wait to crawl back in tonight to learn more about this beating organ that has given us life since the beginning."
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