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The Floatplane Notebooks

Edgerton, Clyde

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ISBN 10: 0945575009 / ISBN 13: 9780945575009
Published by Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Author of Raney and Walking Across Egypt. STATED FIRST EDITION. Book is in NEAR FINE condition with slight cant to spine. DJ is VERY GOOD+ with shelf wear, bumpings to spine, and age discoloration. This is not a remainder, nor is it price clipped. Excellent collector's copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000177

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Title: The Floatplane Notebooks

Publisher: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First 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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