Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Doris Betts dies at 79

Doris Betts, an award winning novelist and short-story writer died on April 21 at age 79 at her home in Pittsboro, N.C. The cause was lung cancer. New York Times obituary by Paul Vitello

Her novel "The Sharp Teeth of Love" (1997) is about "a young woman fleeing from her fiance, a runaway child in desperate trouble, a charming wanderer."

"Souls raised from the Dead" (1994) which won the Southern Book Award (also an American Library Association Notable Book), is a novel about a family and how they react to their daughter's kidney disease. Book Discussion Guide (via NoveList)

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