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During the Reign of the Queen of Persia: A Novel

Chase, Joan

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ISBN 10: 0060151366 / ISBN 13: 9780060151362
Published by Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins - SIGNED FIRST EDITION, 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: During the Reign of the Queen of Persia: A ...

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins - SIGNED FIRST EDITION

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

"Daily life exhilarated with the richness and evocativeness of poetry."

WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

The novel that is sweeping the country. A beautiful story of 20th-century womanhood, of Gram, the Queen of Persia herself, who rules a house where five daughters and four granddaughters spin out the tragedies and triumphs of rural life in the 1950's.
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About the Author:

Joan Chase was born and raised in Ohio. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in philosophy and history and later enrolled in the Writing Workshop of the University of Vermont. After being turned down by several publishers, During the Reign of the Queen of Persia was released by Harper & Row in 1983 and went on to win numerous prizes, including the PEN / Hemingway Foundation Award for first fiction by an American writer. Chase is also the author of the novel The Evening Wolves (1990) and the story collection Bonneville Blue (1991). She lives in Massachusetts.

Meghan O’Rourke, a former editor at The New Yorker and Slate, is the author of the poetry collections Once and Halflife and a memoir, The Long Goodbye. Her poetry and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, and teaches at NYU and Princeton.

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