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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon

A Novel (P.S.)

by Kaye Gibbons

  • 291 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Fiction,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • General,
  • 1861-1865, Civil War,
  • Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • History,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages273
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9236637M
    ISBN 100060797142
    ISBN 109780060797140

    On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon (Book): Gibbons, Kaye: Emma Garnet, the heroine of Kaye Gibbons's sixth novel, takes the reader on a Southern journey through place and time, from to We see her first as a plantation owner's daughter, pampered by servants yet self-taught in subjects not then in the woman's sphere. As a girl, she does not question the South's peculiar. Emma Garnet, the heroine of Kaye Gibbons's sixth novel, takes the reader on a Southern journey through place and time, from to We see her first as a plantation owner’s daughter, pampered by servants yet self-taught in subjects not then in the w.

    Listen to On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon audiobook by Kaye Gibbons. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers . On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon. By: I've probably listened to hundreds of library audio books and this is one of my all time favorites. It is the first book I looked for when I joined Audible. The story is very good with characters you can care about; ones you love and hate in equal measure.

    Gibbons's emotional wisdom illuminates such passages. But readers will wish for more of them because ''On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon'' is finally a disappointment, its stark early chapters fizzling in the more generic horrors of the Civil War, a literary landscape many times mapped. Complete summary of Robert Lowell's My Last Afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of My Last Afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow. A moving.


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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon is Kaye Gibbon's first literary historical fiction entry. Set in the South, like all her books, this one takes place during the era of the Civil War. Near death, Emma Garnet Tate recounts her life, beginning with her childhood as a bright 12yo inon a Virginia plantation/5(54).

On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon has sat on my to-read pile for a while. Our library has an adult summer reading program, and one of the "rewards" we can earn is a free book. A summer or so ago, I was browsing the offerings and not finding anything that really rang my bell/5.

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Emma Garnet Tate, the daughter of a rich plantation owner on the James River in Virginia, is the narrator of Kay Gibbons¹s extraordinary sixth novel, a journey into the past and into the heart of a woman.

Although she lives a pampered life, wrapped in the love of her gentle mother and cared for by the warm and feisty servant Clarice, she must bear the crude dictates.

Kaye Gibbons is a consumate storyteller, and ON THE OCCASION OF MY LAST AFTERNOON is a stunning book. Kaye Gibbons at her best 5/5(5). On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon Kaye Gibbons, Penguin Group USA pp.

ISBN Summary Emma Garnet Tate, the daughter of a rich plantation owner on the James River in Virginia, is the narrator of Kay Gibbons¹s extraordinary sixth novel, a journey On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon book the past and into the heart of a woman.

On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon. As a prelude to this novel, Gibbons offers poetry by Allen Tate and Robert Lowell, poets who share her heroine¹s surnames. ON THE OCCASION OF MY LAST AFTERNOON. by Kaye Gibbons. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON (“Without my brother, I would not have known to use books as a haven, a place to go when pain has invaded my citadel”).

A book of saints, sinners, and sorrows offering much pleasure for history-snoopers (hospital scenes among the best) but finding no new ground. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon的话题 (全部 条) 什么是话题 无论是一部作品、一个人,还是一件事,都往往可以衍生出许多不同的话题。. Her other novels include The Virtuous Woman, A Cure for Dreams, Sights Unseen, On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, Divining Women, The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster, The Lunatics' Ball 4/5(7).

On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon. By KAYE GIBBONS G. Putnam's Sons. Read the Review. one I did not mean to kill the nigger.

Did not mean to kill him. This my father shouted out loud on slaughter day of I heard him from the kitchen, where I was shaping sausage into little rounds, a pleasant job for a girl of no domestic training.

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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, Kaye Gibbons’s novel of a Southern woman’s inner dialogue, stretches from to Her narrator, Emma Garnet Tate Lowell, creates the South in. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon. Kaye Gibbons Listen 2 weeks for free.

5h 7m. Narrator Polly Holliday Type Audiobook. Categories. Fiction Novels Historical Classics Classic Fiction. Share this book. NYTimes - On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon Reviews in the NY Times tend to be lengthy and literary, tracking the book's creation through the development and writing process, with a look at what makes both book and author unique.

A summary is balanced with details on the book. Polly Holliday of TV's Home Improvement won a Tony nomination on Broadway playing Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and she makes Clarice, the matriarch of Kaye Gibbons' Civil War story On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, sound very big of voice e is the slave who really runs things on Virginia's Seven Oaks plantation, no matter what her nasty, brutish owner, Samuel P.

Tate. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon. COMMENTARY. In the final analysis, a happy occasion. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon is the one Kaye Gibbons novel about which some critics might be right when they say she's preachy.

The story does seem to stop for long stretches to let her good characters to make their points, or to chastise the bad characters. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon audiobook, by Kaye Gibbons Like America in the mid-nineteenth century, Emma Garnet Tate is a woman at war with herself.

Born to privilege on a James River plantation, she grows up increasingly aware that her family's prosperity is 3/5. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon is the story of Emma Garnet Tate, the daughter of Southern plantation owner Samuel P.

Tate, "man of means, by God," who is fighting an eternal battle to overcome his lowly beginnings. Gibbons book 'falls into predictability' 'On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon' by Kaye Gibbons.

Penguin Putnam, $ Review by Ann Hastings. Octo. Title: On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon Author Name: Gibbons, Kaye Categories: Fiction, Civil War, Fiction: Historical, Edition: First Edition Publisher: New York, G.P.

Putnam's Sons: ISBN Number: ISBN Number Binding: Hard Cover Book Condition: Very Good Jacket Condition: Very Good Inscription: Signed Seller ID: RDOn the Occasion of My Last Afternoon Kaye Gibbons, Author Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author By the middle of the book.Sprawling in its scope but heartbreakingly exact in its depiction of a family torn apart, On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon is a magnificent novel in the great Southern tradition.

In the year on the afternoon she suspects might be the last of her long, eventful life--Emma Garnet Tate Lowell sets down on paper what came before, determined to make an honest account of it.