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Shadow Mountain

Segal, Harriet

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ISBN 10: 1556112041 / ISBN 13: 9781556112041
Published by Donald I Fine, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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ND on title page. A handsome copy hard bound in publisher's red and blue paper covered boards.463 numbered pages. Signed by author on title page. Half title page a bit loosened. No other wear. DJ is complete and is not price clipped -$19.95 - DJ has a bit of rubbing to a few edges. Nothing serious. Nice copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 062014

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Title: Shadow Mountain

Publisher: Donald I Fine, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Presentation Copy, Signed By Author

Edition: 1st Ed., 1st Printing, Stated.

About this title


Spanning the years of the Great Depression and World War II, this saga of a Southern Jewish family moves from New York to Paris, from Monte Carlo to London, but always it returns to its main setting, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
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From the Author:

When I was very young, I spent my summers with my mother's relatives in Asheville, North Carolina. We would board the Lehigh Valley Railroad sleeping car in Wilkes-Barre, and the car would be switched to the Pennsylvania Railroad in New York.  All through the night from my berth I could look out and see the passing cities...Washington, Baltimore, Richmond, Atlanta, until we finally stepped down at Biltmore Station, built by Commodore Vanderbilt when he commissioned a "castle" to be constructed at the top of the mountain. Asheville was a fairyland...a place where the air was fragrant with juniper and magnolia blossoms, the manicured lawns and flowering trees, the stately mansions and parks, and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains embedded themselves on my vivd imagination. The days were filled with picnics and swimming at Beaver Lake; at night, I would go for pony rides or to the Recreation Park, a twinkling dreamland where the lights of the ferris wheel and the organ-grinder music of the merry-go-round beckoned to a child who could never get enough of them. We had to drive through a tunnel to get there and I pretended it was a magic mountain, and on the other side was Shangra La. As I grew older, some of the fascination wore off, but I continued to be taken in by the langorous pace of the Southern days, the softness of the Southern nights. At summer's end, I would return to my home in the "coal regions" of northeastern Pennsylvania, having acquired a Southern accent. My friends soon laughed me out of that.  But that enchantment with the art deco city, a jewel in the mountainous region, remained with me and I knew that someday I would write a book about that magical place.

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