Book #55820

The Condor Passes - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Shirley Ann Grau

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
ISBN: 0394472497

Price: $60.00

A Very Good+ first Edition/First Printing with sunning to the board edges and general agewear in a Nearly Fine dust-jacket with some edgewear. There is a letter H marked on the front flyleaf in red ink.

In The Condor Passes, Shirley Ann Grau tells the story of a young woman, her father, and their struggle to survive during the Dust Bowl. In 1933, a severe drought grips the Midwest, and the Graus are forced to leave their farm in Iowa and move to California, where they find work in the agricultural industry. The family's luck changes when they are hired to care for a condor breeding ground in the Sierras. The birds are a valuable tourist attraction, and the Graus are able to earn a decent living from the tourists who come to see them. But the drought continues, and the Graus are forced to leave the condor grounds in 1933. The Condor Passes is an inspiring story of resilience and hope, and it is a testament to the human spirit.; 8vo; 421 pages.