Search - List of Books by Gail Godwin

"The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it." -- Gail Godwin
Gail Kathleen Godwin (born June 18, 1937 ) is an American novelist and short story writer. She has published one non-fiction work, two collections of short stories, and eleven novels, three of which have been nominated for the National Book Award and five of which have made the New York Times Bestseller List.

Godwin was born in Birmingham, Alabama but raised in Asheville, North Carolina by her divorced mother and grandmother. She attended Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina (a women's college founded by Presbyterians in 1857) from 1955 to 1957, but graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1959. She worked briefly as a reporter for the Miami Herald and married a Herald photographer named Douglas Kennedy. After the job and the marriage finished (by firing and by divorce, respectively), she worked as waitress back home in North Carolina to save money to travel to Europe. In the early 1960s, Godwin worked for the U.S. Travel Service at the U.S. Embassy in London and wrote novels and short stories in her spare time. She returned to the United States and worked briefly as an editorial assistant at the Saturday Evening Post before attending the University of Iowa, earning her M.A. (1968) from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and PhD (1971) in English Literature.

Godwin's body of work has garnered many honors, including three National Book Award nominations, a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Five of her novels have been on the New York Times best seller list.

Godwin lives and writes in Woodstock, New York. Her family includes her half-brother Rebel Cole and half-sister Franchelle Millender.

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Total Books: 106
Grief Cottage
2017 - Grief Cottage (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781632867049
ISBN-10: 1632867044
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

Publishing A Writers Memoir
2016 - Publishing a Writers Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781620408254
ISBN-10: 1620408252
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Publishing A Writer's Memoir
2015 - Publishing a Writer's Memoir (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781620408247
ISBN-10: 1620408244
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Flora A Novel
2014 - Flora a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781620401224
ISBN-10: 1620401223
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

Flora
2013 - Flora (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408840870
ISBN-10: 1408840871
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Making of a Writer Volume 2 Journals 1963-1969
2011 - The Making of a Writer Volume 2 Journals 1963-1969 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781400064335
ISBN-10: 1400064333
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Unfinished Desires
2010 - Unfinished Desires (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345483218
ISBN-10: 0345483219
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 13

Unfinished Desires
2009 - Unfinished Desires (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345483201
ISBN-10: 0345483200
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 11

Queen of the Underworld
2007 - Queen of the Underworld (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345483195
ISBN-10: 0345483197
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 7

The Making of a Writer Journals 1961-1963
2007 - The Making of a Writer Journals 1961-1963 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812974690
ISBN-10: 0812974697
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Queen of the Underworld
2006 - Queen of the Underworld (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345483188
ISBN-10: 0345483189
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 8

The Odd Woman
2005 - The Odd Woman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345389916
ISBN-10: 0345389913
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 7

Violet Clay
2005 - Violet Clay (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345389930
ISBN-10: 034538993X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Heart A Personal Journey Through Its Myth and Meanings
Evenings at Five
2003 - Evenings at Five (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780345461025
ISBN-10: 0345461029
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 12

The Good Husband
2002 - The Good Husband [Virago Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781860499135
ISBN-10: 1860499139
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Heart A Natural History of the Heart-Filled Life
2002 - Heart a Natural History of the Heart-filled Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780380808410
ISBN-10: 0380808412
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Odd Woman
2001 - Odd Woman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781860498589
ISBN-10: 1860498582
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Heart A Personal Journey Through Its Myths and Meanings
2001 - Heart a Personal Journey Through Its Myths and Meanings (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780380977956
ISBN-10: 0380977958
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Medicine
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Evensong
1999 - Evensong [Thorndike Large Print Basic Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786220083
ISBN-10: 0786220082
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Evensong
1999 - Evensong (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780965685351
ISBN-10: 0965685357
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

1987 - Perfectionists [Pavanne Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - The Perfectionists [Contemporary American Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Corazsn [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)