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The Part of Fortune (Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Goldman, Laurel

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ISBN 10: 1555840043 / ISBN 13: 9781555840044
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate decal on front end page: "Jan. 1987, Best Wishes, Laurel Goldman". $15.95 price on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in the original 1987 review from New York Times Book Review. Also includes laid-in a handwritten SIGNED letter (ALS) form author mentioning 'Part of Fortune' and that she'd be happy to sign bookplate. Nice copy of author's second novel with associate letter. Bookseller Inventory # 004702

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Title: The Part of Fortune (Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The women of an old age home in the South tell the stories of their men, children, hopes, disappointments, jobs, lovers, and betrayals to Clara, a middle-aged woman who works as a storyteller

From Library Journal:

Goldman's second novel is a somewhat sobering tale of the young and the old, of dreams and reality. The author weaves together present and past as she describes the relationship between the storyteller, Clara; the inmates of Green Mansions, a nursing home where she tells tales based on the lives of the elderly residents; and Honora, the home's director. Clara and Johanna, a younger woman who makes daily pilgrimages to visit her beloved but ailing grandmother, are alike in their inability to share their inner selves. Goldman's writing is sometimes disjointed, switching between the inmates' recollections, Honora's narration of her life and lost loves, Clara's childhood remembrances, and the tales being told, but ultimately it is a work of imagination. Kimberly G. Allen, Supreme Court Lib., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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