Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xviii], 340,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1989.
A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition. Unread Fine condition, SIGNED by Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder.
The true story of a young teacher's daily life and work in the Kelly School, a part of the Holyoke, Massachusetts school system when teaching inner-city children, many from impoverished and broken homes. Her pupils are often ill-fed, victims of severe neglect, or worse. She agonizes over her pupils, one Clarence in particular. Kidder allows the reader to savor the small daily victories and taste the angst of failure. A warm, honest, refreshingly positive look inside a classroom.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best.