Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Morrow, 1975.
A just about Fine first printing of the first edition in Fine dust-jacket.
In this beautifully written and deeply moving novel, Nicholas Delbanco tells the story of the Kavanagh family, who live in a small town in upstate New York in the early 1920s. The Kavanaghs are a close-knit family, and as the years go by, their lives start to change. First, Father goes off to fight in World War I, and then he comes back home, only to die a few years later from the Spanish Flu pandemic. Second, Mother starts working outside of the home, and the family begins to grow apart. Third, Daughter Ruth starts to experience her own growing pains as she starts to explore her sexuality. And finally, Son John starts to experience his own struggles as he starts to navigate the difficult waters of high school.
Though the family is falling apart, they are also growing in different ways. Through their struggles and joys, the Kavanaghs learn to love and care for one another in ways that; 8vo; $10.00.