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by Oates, Joyce Carol

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Near Fine
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Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. Book. Illus. by Stroud, Steven H.. Near Fine. Full-Leather. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition.. 601 pages, 8vo. Signed by Joyce Carol Oates. Limited Edition, privately printed and individually signed. Illustrated by Steven H. Stroud. Bound in genuine leather. Two raised bands along hubbed spine. Includes bound ribbon bookmark. Silk moire free endpapers and inside covers. Gilt page edges. Minor shelfwear: light rubbing along edges, light fading along edges of front and rear endpapers and inside covers. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Near Fine condition..


Joyce Carol Oates is an American author born in 1938. Her novel, Them , was chosen as a National Book Award winner in 1970. The story is set in the turbulent ‘60’s and is Maureen Wendall’s struggle to survive and rise above the poverty and social straits into which she is born. She has been traumatized by her alcoholic father and also by her murderous younger brother. The reality of the families’ situation creeps up on them slowly and without realizing it, they find that a younger generation is exhibiting the same tendencies as the previous. A passionate storyteller, Oates depicts a family in peril and with fabulous perception, captivates the reader.


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Oates, Joyce Carol
Stroud, Steven H.
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Limited Edition.
The Franklin Library
Place of Publication
Franklin Center, Penn.
Date published

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Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1974, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco. We began as Sunset Bookstore in 1974, a small used bookshop servicing the Sunset District west of 19th Avenue, and have been in continual operation for the past 43 years. Over the years Sunset Bookstore has since closed and merged with Russian Hill Bookstore, which has grown to become also the best note card shop in the city, and a favorite place for toys and games for children of all ages.


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