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  Evensong In the tight-knit Smoky Mountain town of High Balsam, several weeks before the new millennium, Margaret Bonner finds herself pondering the notion of marriage. "I was mystified anew by this whole thing we humans do when we take it into our heads to love one particular person," she muses. At 33, she... Read more

  Father Melancholy's Daughter From the author of A Mother and Two Daughters, here is Gail Goodwin's first novel since A Southern Family, which was on The New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Goodwin has emerged as a novelist without peer in exploring the tangled emotions and allegiances that are the fabric of American... Read more

  The Good Husband At the center of Godwin's complex novel of loss and mortality is the flamboyant, penetrating Magda Danvers. She was featured in Time 25 years ago as "the Dark Lady of Visions" when she published her doctoral research on visionary poets and prophets before she had defended it. Now 58 years old, a... Read more

  The Finishing School
Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color. In the little pondside hut she called her "finishing school," eccentric, free-spirited Ursula DeVane opened up a world full of magical... Read more

    A Mother and Two Daughters "A big, entertaining novel...Rich in character and place and humanity...Gail Godwin is a wonderful writer."
At the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is faced with the unknown. Nell always relied on the husband of her youth for... Read more

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