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Kate Vaiden (1986) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

One of the most feisty, spellbinding and engaging heroines in modern fiction captures the essence of her own life. We meet Kate at a crucial moment in middle age when she begins to yearn to see the son she abandoned when she was seventeen. But if she decides to seek him, will he understand her?

Original title: Kate Vaiden
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionMidlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery
FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind

Edition #1: Kate Vaiden

Kate Vaiden (1986)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "I can think of no novelist whose effect on readers is more polarizing than Reynolds Price." The New York Times Book Review
  • "You won't hear many voices in your life that are as interesting as Kate Vaiden's." USA Today
  • "Price's lyrical prose, blossoming with felicitous imagery and authentically grounded in the regional cadences of the characters' speech, holds the magic of a true raconteur...this is a touching, engrossing narrative by one of our most gifted writers." Publishers Weekly
  • "May well be Reynolds Price's best novel." San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Intense and powerful...the voice of Mr. Price's heroine blows like fresh air across the page." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Beautifully written and skillfully narrated...a novel for all seasons." The Washington Post Book World
  • "Surely his finest work so far. A wise and wonderful story told by an artist at the peak of his will want to meet Kate Vaiden and get to know her. And in the will want to stand up for Reynolds Price. " USA Today
  • "A penetrating psychological study of an ordinary woman faced with seemingly extraordinary circumstances that, in the balance, turn out to be not so extraordinary after all." San Francisco Chronicle
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Kate Vaiden (May 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780684846941
Dimensions: 5.4 x 7.93 x .71 in
Pages: 320

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