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Secret Harmonies

by Barrett, Andrea

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Fine/very good +
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New York: Delacorte Press, 1989. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. Dust jacket has a 1/4 inch closed tear to top edge of rear panel at center and light rubbing to edge extremities. Book is in excellent condition, pages are bright and clean. Author's "Ship Fever", a collection of novellas and short stories, won the National Book Award in 1996. Barrett received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001, and her book "Servants of the Map" was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.This book is inscribed on the title page to a fellow writer. The inscription reads, "For ___ --/ fellow writer and Bread Loafer--/ Andrea Barrett/ Bread Loaf/ 1990." The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, called by The New Yorker "the oldest and most prestigious writers' conference in the country" was founded in 1926. It is held every summer at the Bread Loaf Inn, near Bread Loaf Mountain, east of Middlebury, Vermont. The conference is sponsored by Middlebury College and at its inception was very closely associated with Robert Frost, who attended a total of 29 sessions, according to The New Yorker. Frost lived in nearby Ripton. Noted authors who have been associated with the conference over the years include James Brown, John Ciardi, Bernard DeVoto, Robert Frost, John Gardner, Richard Gehman, Donald Hall, John Irving, Shirley Jackson, Barry Lopez, Carson McCullers, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Linda Pastan, May Sarton, Anne Sexton, Eudora Welty, and Richard Yates. Recent Faculty have included Julia Alvarez, Andrea Barrett, Charles Baxter, and many more. A nice association copy by the award winning author. This is the Author's second book.

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Details

Bookseller
Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
74
Title
Secret Harmonies
Author
Barrett, Andrea
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
very good +
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Delacorte Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1989
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

(If photos of a book I have for sale are not included in the listing, I will be happy to provide one for you.) Fine is our highest grade; all book dust jackets are in archival covers. All our books that are described as First Editions are also First Printings, unless indicated otherwise. All books are guaranteed to be as described. We issue a full refund, including shipping costs, for returns due to an unstated defect or other mistake on our part. Please ask any questions before placing your order. All books are subject to prior sale. Books are shipped within 48 hours of payment confirmation.

About the Seller

Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

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About Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

Joseph S. Serrano, a collector turned bookseller of Modern First Editions, Ephemera, and books of scarcity and rarity. A Internet/mail order bookstore located in San Francisco, California. Specialties are Modern First Editions in Literature and Mystery; Californiana including Zamorano 80 and San Francisco Ephemera; also Rare Books in all subjects of interest. Joseph Serrano's development as a Bibliophile/Bookman was described on the pages of the highly acclaimed book, "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective,and a World of Literary Obsession" by Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead 2009.

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Association copy
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A.N.
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inscribed
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First Edition
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
title page
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jacket
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