SPECTATOR BIRD (signed): Stegner, Wallace SPECTATOR BIRD (signed): Stegner, Wallace SPECTATOR BIRD (signed): Stegner, Wallace

SPECTATOR BIRD (signed)

Stegner, Wallace

ISBN 10: 0385078900 / ISBN 13: 9780385078900
Verlag: Doubleday & Company, Garden City, 1976
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
Verkäufer Warren Berry (Ashville, NY, USA)

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C. 1976, otherwise no date. (Later printing.) Off-white flecked boards with black cloth spine with silver spine lettering. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "For_______, gratefully, Wallace Stegner/Los Altos Hills/June 24, 1982." (The recipient was his secretary.) The boards show a thin line of faint discoloration along the upper and lower edges, and a bit on the front edge of the rear board. Trace of wear to spine ends. Contents fine. Jacket, with $6.95 price intact, has light wear along the front fold, even lighter wear along the upper edge of the front panel, a tiny bit of chipping at corners and spine ends, and siightly darkened spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 901552

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Titel: SPECTATOR BIRD (signed)

Verlag: Doubleday & Company, Garden City

Erscheinungsdatum: 1976

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Very Good

Signiert: Inscribed and Signed By Author

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[Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.]

Winner of the National Book Award.

[Read by Edward Herrmann]

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, ''killing time before time gets around to killing me.'' His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator.

A postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before, a journey to his mother's birthplace, where he'd sought a link with the past. The memories of that trip, both grotesque and poignant, move through layers of time and meaning and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough.

About the Author:

WALLACE STEGNER (1903-1993) was the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including the National Book Award-winning The Spectator Bird (1976) and Crossing to Safety. Angle of Repose won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972.

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