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Gildner, Gary

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ISBN 10: 0870136399 / ISBN 13: 9780870136399
Published by Michigan State University Press, 2002
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Gildner, Gary. MY GRANDFATHER'S BOOK: GENERATIONS OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, c2002. First Printing. 253pp. 8vo. Signed by the author on New hardcover copy, with as new d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 57605

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Publisher: Michigan State University Press

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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     On Gary Gildner’s eleventh birthday, his Polish grandfather Steve Szostak was buried. Just before the undertaker closed the coffin, Gildner’s grandmother Nelly quietly placed the book she’d found her husband holding at his death in the casket. “Always this Korzeniowski—even on his last day—and why?” Nelly asked her grandson almost two decades later. It was in this moment—discovering his grandfather’s devotion to Joseph Conrad—that Gildner realized the man he had followed around on a northern Michigan farm was someone considerably more.        Inspired by Szostak’s love of Conrad, Gildner embarked on a journey of self discovery that took him from the Tatra Mountains in Eastern Europe to the Clearwater Mountains in Idaho, finding where the truth begins in his own life.

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Gary Gildner is a nationally recognized poet and writer, whose books include Somewhere Geese are Flying, Blue Like the Heavens,The Second Bridge, and The Warsaw Sparks. He has received the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, the William Carlos Williams and Theodore Roethke poetry prizes; Gary was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer to both Poland and Czechoslovakia. Gildner lives in Idaho’s Clearwater Mountains.


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