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We Had It So Good

Grant, Linda

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ISBN 10: 1451617402 / ISBN 13: 9781451617405
Published by Scribner, New York, 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page (signature only). $25.00 price present on DJ flap. Bookseller Inventory # 023202

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Title: We Had It So Good

Publisher: Scribner, New York

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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A generational novel which opens memorably in a fur storage house in Los Angeles with its American protagonist as a boy trying on Marilyn Monroe’s coat. When he grows up, Stephen goes to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and stays on to avoid the draft and Vietnam.  He marries an Englishwoman, and they experience many of the things the baby boomer generation went through.  Later the torch is passed to their children.  In addition, Stephen’s father Si makes a dramatic reappearance after Stephen’s mother dies.  This is a big, capacious novel, bursting with wonderful characters and ideas.

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Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Prize for the Art of Reportage in 2006. Her most recent novel, The Clothes on Their Backs, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008. She writes for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and Vogue.

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