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THE STONES OF SUMMER

MOSSMAN, Dow (Introduction by John Seelye)

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ISBN 10: 0760748845 / ISBN 13: 9780760748848
Published by Barnes and Noble, New York, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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8vo. Fine in like jacket. Bright, tight, clean, and sound. Dated and SIGNED by author Mossman to title page in year of publication. First printing of the second edition (with introduction, first thus) of this long out-of-print modern classic that served as inspiration for the documentary "The Stone Reader.". Bookseller Inventory # 17509

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Title: THE STONES OF SUMMER

Publisher: Barnes and Noble, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition thus.

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Synopsis:

Originally published to glowing reviews in 1972, Dow Mossman's extraordinary debut is a sweeping coming-of-age novel that developed a passionate cult following - even as it went out of print for more than twenty years. It recently inspired director Mark Moskowitz's award-winning documentary film Stone Reader, which was embraced by readers across the country and described by Peter Rainer in New York magazine as "a marvelous literary thriller that gets at the way books can stay with people forever."

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Dow Mossman received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his M.F.A. from the Iowa WriterÂ’s Workshop in 1969.

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