Anne Lamott's poignant first novel, reissued in an attractive new edition. Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor. This catastrophic discovery sets off Anne Lamott's unexpectedly sweet and funny first novel, which is made dramatic not so much by Wallace's ...Read MoreAnne Lamott's poignant first novel, reissued in an attractive new edition. Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor. This catastrophic discovery sets off Anne Lamott's unexpectedly sweet and funny first novel, which is made dramatic not so much by Wallace's illness as by the emotional wake it sweeps under Jen and her brothers, self-contained Ben and feckless, lovable Randy. With characteristic affection and accuracy, Lamott sketches this offbeat family and their nearest and dearest as they draw ever closer in the intimacy Jen prizes "among the other estimable things: good music, good hard laughter, good sex, good industry, and good books."Read Less
Fine in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by author. Flat signed by author on title page. DJ with minor edge wear. Cover with beige boards and navy cloth spine; undamaged. Text clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Not ex-library. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 290 p. Audience: General/trade.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 0670361402. The author's first book. First edition. Light scuffing along bottom edge, else very good in a very good (two short edge tears), price clipped dust jacket.
Near Fine in very good + jacket. First edition, 1980. Cloth-backed boards in dust jacket, 290 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Very Good+ dust jacket, light paper-clip ghost on the front flyleaf, minor soiling or discoloration to the outer pages and the pages-edges, a bit of discoloration to the dust jacket, light wear to the dust jacket including some tears along the top edge. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Lamott's first book.
Very good in very good dust jacket. SIGNED/inscribed by author on first free endpaper "For Nanny, with love from your old friend, Anne Lamott". 1st edition, 1st printing, with erratum on page 141, line 16. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 290 p. Audience: General/trade. Dust jacket worn with nicks and a small tear, spotting on edges of page block. Author's first novel. By the author of 'Imperfect Birds' and 'Crooked Little Heart'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0670361402. Signed by Lamott on the title page. Lacking the errata slip. Staining to the rear endpaper, and last few pages. A brief gift inscription on the free endpaper. Slight rubbing to the price-clipped dust jacket. A twenty-four-year-old woman chronicles her family's confrontation with illness after it is discovered that her father suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. The author's first novel.; Signed by Author.
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