The Anna Papers: A Novel

The Anna Papers: A Novel

by Ellen Gilchrist


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Feeling unwell, uneasy about her own mortality, Anna Hand -- a rambunctious and passionate Southern writer -- returns home to make peace with her family. But in fact she turns the lives of loved ones upside down.

When Anna learns that she has cancer, she takes one last fling with her lover...then walks into the sea, taking her own life by drowning. A six-day wake, sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious, brings together Anna's old friends, sweethearts, family and kin.

"The celebration of a writer whose death brings with it a legacy of life, a legacy as large as that of her famous works." (Publisher's Source)

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ISBN-13: 9780316313209
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 5.23(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Ellen Gilchrist is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, including novels, short story collections, essays and poetry. Her new collection of stories, ACTS OF GOD, will be published in April 2014 by Algonquin, along with the paperback release of her novel A DANGEROUS AGE. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and teaches creative writing and contemporary fiction at the University of Arkansas.

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