The rise and fall of Kaye Gibbons – Minneapolis Star-Tribune

On a spring day in 2006, as the sun set on the Duke University campus in North Carolina, novelist Kaye Gibbons strode across the lawn. She had just finished speaking at the Festival of the Book, and two of her three daughters trailed behind her. A bevy of fans awaited her book signing.

“She looks like a rock star,” said festival organizer Aaron Greenwald.