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An American Childhood [Signed Bookplate Laid in] by  Annie DILLARD - Signed First Edition - [1987] - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

An American Childhood [Signed Bookplate Laid in]

by DILLARD, Annie

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New York: Harper & Row, [1987]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (24cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [12],255pp. Jacket spine a bit faded else Near Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in.


A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s.




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