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The Age of Grief (Signed First Edition)

Jane Smiley

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ISBN 10: 0394558480 / ISBN 13: 9780394558486
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (1987). First edition, first printing. Hardbound. Fine in fine dust jacket. A tight, clean copy. Long, warm author's inscription to Iowa friends on front fly leaf, followed by her signature (simply "Jane"). "The Age of Grief", first published in The Quarterly, has come to be recognized as one of the finest novellas of the last quarter century and has been made into the movie, "The Secret Lives of Dentists.". Bookseller Inventory # ws83

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Title: The Age of Grief (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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A collection of often humorous short stories by the prize-winning American writer, each of which is an account of contemporary domestic life in crisis.

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The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief" explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of A Thousand Acres."
In "The Pleasure of Her Company," a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of their happiness. In "Long Distance," a man finds himself relieved of the obligation to continue an affair that is no longer compelling to him, only to be waylaid by the guilt he feels at his easy escape. And in the incandescently wise and moving title novella, a dentist, aware that his wife has fallen in love with someone else, must comfort her when she is spurned, while maintaining the secret of his own complicated sorrow. Beautifully written, with a wry intelligence and a lively comic touch, The Age of Grief captures moments of great intimacy with grace, clarity, and indelible emotional power.

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