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THE FLOATPLANE NOTEBOOKS.

Edgerton, Clyde.

ISBN 10: 0945575009 / ISBN 13: 9780945575009
Published by Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1988. dj, 1988
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. SIGNED by the author on the title page. His third novel, the story of the Copeland family of Listre, North Carolina - in 1956, the father Alfred began building a floatplane and in the notebook where he recorded his unsucessful attempts to fly the plane, he also kept track of the family's history - and in 1971 as the novel ends, his now grown sons, Meredith and Mark, are back from Vietnam, Meredith severely wounded but still with the tough Copeland sinew in him, and Alfred is still trying to fly the floatplane. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 30534

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Title: THE FLOATPLANE NOTEBOOKS.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1988. dj

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Copeland family of Listre, North Carolina, goes back a long way. Meredith Copeland's father, Albert, keeps a sort of written family record in some notebooks he bought to log the flights of his home-built floatplane, a project Albert first undertook in 1956, when his children were just kids. Now that the kids are grown -- Thatcher has a son of his own, Meredith and Mark are back from Vietnam, and Noralee is off dating hippies -- the notebooks are thick with the floatplane's failures to lift off and bulging with color Polaroids of the wisteria blossoms near the family plot, favorite family dogs, Thatcher and Bliss's wedding, records of Noralee's height and weight, a diagram of the graveyard, a newspaper story about wild-child Meredith's many backfired schemes. This novel travels back in time more than one hundred years, to the Copeland bride who first planted the wisteria by the back porch that would take over the surrounding woods, and then down to the present again to show how even though times change, people are pretty much the same.

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The Copeland family of Listre, North Carolina, gathers every May to clean up the graveyard and talk. Everyone of them has stories to tell, and it is Albert Copeland who writes it all down in the notebooks he started years ago. The notebooks know all the best-kept secrets--of love, loss adl earning to let go....
"Has all the marks of a new American classic."
ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION

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