Authors: Gail Godwin
Tags: #Psychological Fiction, #Nineteen fifties, #Nuns, #General, #Psychological, #north carolina, #Teacher-student relationships, #Catholic schools, #Historical, #Women college graduates, #Fiction
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of twelve critically acclaimed novels, including
A Mother and Two Daughters, Violet Clay, Father Melancholy’s Daughter, Evensong, The Good Husband
Evenings at Five
. She is also the author of
The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961–1963
, the first two volumes, edited by Rob Neufeld. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written libretti for ten musical works with the composer Robert Starer. She lives in Woodstock, New York. Visit the author’s website at
is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and
incidents are the products of the author’s imagination
or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events,
locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Copyright © 2009 by Gail Godwin
All rights reserved.
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA
Unfinished desires: a novel / Gail Godwin.
1. Catholic schools—Fiction. 2. Women college graduates—Fiction. 3. Nuns—Fiction.
4. Teacher-student relationships—Fiction. 5. North Carolina—Fiction.
6. Nineteen fifties—Fiction. I. Title.
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