Title: Durable Goods
Publisher: Random House, New York
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good -
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
First edition, stated; first printing, full number line (2-9 for Random House). The author's debut novel, signed on the title page: "Elizabeth Berg." Quarterbound in green paper-covered boards with a dark blue cloth, gold-lettered spine. Book is unmarked; spine slant; one corner, spine ends bumped; the front endpaper is corner-clipped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $17.00); small blue stain on inside at tail of spine. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 003947
Synopsis: On the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting: waiting to grow up; waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her; waiting for her breasts to blossom; waiting for the beatings to stop. Since their mother died, Katie and her older sister, Diane, have struggled to understand their increasingly distant, often violent father. While Diane escapes into the arms of her boyfriend, Katie hides in her room or escapes to her best friend?s house?until Katie?s admiration for her strong-willed sister leads her on an adventure that transforms her life.
Written with an unerring ability to capture the sadness of growth, the pain of change, the nearly visible vibrations that connect people, this beautiful novel by the bestselling author of Open House reminds us how wonderful?and wounding?a deeper understanding of life can be.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover:
?Rich...timeless.? ? The New Yorker
?Radiant...startling and delicate.? ? The Boston Globe
?Elizabeth Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love and hope. And the transcendence that redeems.? ? Andre Dubus
?This quietly told tale will find a place in your soul, and will stay there.? ? Christopher Tilghman
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