When young Jamie Pike dies in a tragic accident, she leaves behind a family numbed with grief and torn with guilt and recrimination. In this compassionate and haunting novel Anne Tyler explores how each member of the family learns to face the future in their own way. "She's changed my perception on life." (Anna Chancellor). "One of my favourite ...
When young Jamie Pike dies in a tragic accident, she leaves behind a family numbed with grief and torn with guilt and recrimination. In this compassionate and haunting novel Anne Tyler explores how each member of the family learns to face the future in their own way. "She's changed my perception on life." (Anna Chancellor). "One of my favourite authors." (Liane Moriarty). "She spins gold." (Elizabeth Buchan). "Anne Tyler has no peer." (Anita Shreve). "My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world." (Nick Hornby). "A masterly author." (Sebastian Faulks). "Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good." (John Updike). "I love Anne Tyler." (Anita Brookner). "Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour." (Eudora Welty).
Near Fine in Good+ jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First printing. Gift inscription and previous owner's bookplate are on the front pastedown. Otherwise a fine, unmarked copy in a square, tight binding. The dust jacket is price-clipped and edgeworn, with chipped spine tail. There is a long, creased tear on the rear panel and a shorter tear on the front panel. The 10/65 date code is on the front flap. In Brodart archival dust jacket protector.
Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo A handsome First Edition/First Printing in seemingly unread, about Fine condition, trace of sunning to edges in Very Good+, lightly rubbed/chipped dust-jacket, little tanning to spine. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down; Anne Tyler's second novel after If Morning ever comes, showing how a young boy comes to terms with his little sister's death.
First edition. Her second book and one of her scarcest in nice condition. A strong willed 10-year-old girl is killed in a tractor accident and her mother, numbed by grief, leaves the rest of the family perplexed and foundering. Subtle discoloration to lower edge front board, otherwise bright and fine in very fainly soiled dust jacket with just a touch of sunning to top edge. Much nicer than usually seen.
First Edition. Fine and unread in an about Near Fine dust jacket, with a brilliant yellow topstain. Moderate toning to the jacket spine, with a small sticker shadow to the top o the rear panel, else Fine. An attractive and especially fresh copy of the author's second book.
First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 blue-gray paper over brown cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; yellow topstain; dustjacket; 273pp, . Bookplate signed by Tyler loosely laid in. Light foxing to pastedowns, endpapers and text edges, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with sunning to spine, rear panel and flap folds, and a few light, scattered spots to same; Very Good+. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's second book.
Near Fine dust jacket. Her second novel, a powerful and moving story of a young boy coming to terms with his little sister's death. A little foxing to top stain; else fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a couple faint spots and rubbing to the spine. A very nice copy.
Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Tyler on the title page. Laid in is a typed note with ink signature on 6x7 inch 20lb stock. "Louise: here is a peculiar little book which I was suppose (sic) to review but couldn't think of anything to say about--which is not to say I didn't like it. But it left me baffled. See what you think. It's coming out this month. Behave yourself. Either get rid of the whiskey or the scatter rugs. I know what I'd do. Love, (indecipherable first name signature-could be "Helen"). " The front board has a faint rust mark left by a paperclip; otherwise it is an exceptionally clean, tight copy; the dustjacket has the upper corners just touched, mildly sunned spine and a shallow paperclip impression on the front panel upper edge-see scan. The note is folded in half with few shallow wrinkles. Near Fine/Very Good+ with a Durafold mylar cover. Tyler's second novel. The image is of the book described; not a stock photo.
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