First edition, first prnt. Signed by Willard on the title page. Faint beginning foxing on the topedge (not immediately apparent); trifle sticker remains on the dustjacket front panel; unread copy in Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Selections from Nancy Willard’s acclaimed volumes of poetry and prose
This diverse collection features some of Nancy Willard’s most critically lauded poetry—including works from her Newbery Medal–winning volume, A Visit to William Blake’s Inn—as well as her short fiction and four unconventional essays on writing.
Hens, children, magic bottles, and the moon are just some of the characters running through the luminous musings gathered here. “How to Stuff a Pepper” becomes a heady discourse on the thoughts and sleeping habits of peppers. “The Doctrine of the Leather-Stocking Jesus” and “The Hucklebone of a Saint” are tales about the power of superstition to shape our lives. Other stories showcase favorite Willard themes about God, religion, and the magic and mysticism in everyday life—and the ancestors, guardians, saints, and spirits who, in Willard’s words, come back “once in a while to keep an eye on us, the living.”
A paean to the power of storytelling, A Nancy Willard Reader is an essential volume for poetry and fiction lovers.
About the Author:
Nancy Willard (1936–2017) grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was the author of two novels, seven books of stories and essays, and twelve books of poetry, including The Sea at Truro (2012). A winner of the Devins Memorial Award, she received NEA grants in both fiction and poetry. Her book Water Walker was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and her picture book A Visit to William Blake’s Inn was the first volume of poetry to receive the Newbery Medal, the country’s highest honor for children’s writing.
Title: A NANCY WILLARD READER
Publisher: Middlebury College Press
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Middlebury College Press/University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Printing. Binding is purple with silver-colored print on spine. Contents are tight sound and unmarked. 219 pages. One of Middlebury's Bread Loaf Contemporary Authors Series. Size: 5 3/4 X 9. Series. Bookseller Inventory # 003137
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Book Description Univ Pess of New England, Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 001441
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Book Description University Press of New England,1991. 0, 1991. HARDCOVER Poetry-A to Z . USED, Ex-library. Bookseller Inventory # 01978087451568801
Book Description University Press of New England, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First edition; first printing. (E-7.). Bookseller Inventory # 720110035
Book Description Middlebury, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0874515688
Book Description Middlebury. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0874515688 1st edition 1st printing - minor stain to page edge - otherwise dust jacket cover and binding fine contents clean - enjoy. Bookseller Inventory # 0I-CT5H-822W
Book Description Middlebury College Press; Published By University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1991. xi, 219p., dj (The Bread Loaf series of contemporary writers). Bookseller Inventory # 029297
Book Description Univ Pr of New England, Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Inscribed by author to Rochester, New York children book writer and storytelles Rafe Martin. Size: 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 057829