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I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy

Ellen Gilchrist

A new Ellen Gilchrist collection is always an event for the legions of her loyal readers. In I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy, Gilchrist writes again of one of her most beloved characters, with the hilarity, wisdom, and poignancy that marks all of her fiction. Here, a clutch of stories are told in the voice of Rhoda--as a child, as a divorced mother of three sons, and as an old woman, recalling the curse and blessing of being the only daughter of Big Dudley. In "The Abortion," a young girl whose father is dying and the boy who loves her struggle with clashing notions of what makes life meaningful. In "Remorse," a small town hairdresser revisits the last days of his best friend's life and what he might have done to save her. There is a rich vein of sorrow here, but Gilchrist lightens the burden with a grasp of how both folly and grace are born of love. As her characters, both new and familiar, spin out their unlikely fates, Gilchrist proves once again that there is no other Southern writer quite like her.

A new Ellen Gilchrist collection is always an event for the legions of her loyal readers. In I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy, Gilchrist writes again of one of her most beloved characters, with the hilarity, wisdom, and poignancy that marks all of her fiction. Here, a clutch of stories are told in the voice of Rhoda--as a child, as a divorced mother of three sons, and as an old woman, recalling the curse and blessing of being the only daughter of Big Dudley. In "The Abortion," a young girl whose father is dying and the boy who loves her struggle with clashing notions of what makes life meaningful. In "Remorse," a small town hairdresser revisits the last days of his best friend's life and what he might have done to save her. There is a rich vein of sorrow here, but Gilchrist lightens the burden with a grasp of how both folly and grace are born of love. As her characters, both new and familiar, spin out their unlikely fates, Gilchrist proves once again that there is no other Southern writer quite like her.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A new Ellen Gilchrist collection is always an event for the legions of her loyal readers. In I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy, Gilchrist writes again of one of her most beloved characters, with the hilarity, wisdom, and poignancy that marks all of her fiction. Here, a clutch of stories are told in the voice of Rhoda--as a child, as a divorced mother of three sons, and as an old woman, recalling the curse and blessing of being the only daughter of Big Dudley. In "The Abortion," a young girl whose father is dying and the boy who loves her struggle with clashing notions of what makes life meaningful. In "Remorse," a small town hairdresser revisits the last days of his best friend's life and what he might have done to save her. There is a rich vein of sorrow here, but Gilchrist lightens the burden with a grasp of how both folly and grace are born of love. As her characters, both new and familiar, spin out their unlikely fates, Gilchrist proves once again that there is no other Southern writer quite like her.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amanda Meadows

Length:

8h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:33