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Greenberg, Joanne

ISBN 10: 0805000348 / ISBN 13: 9780805000344
Published by Henry Holt & Company, LLC, 1986
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED (inscribed) by author on title page. $15.95 price on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in a handwritten SIGNED letter (ALS) from author. NY Times review laid-in. Bookseller Inventory # 000890

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Title: Simple Gifts (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, LLC

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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When a government agency persuades the Fleurises, a poor family who live unchangingly on a Colorado ranch, to turn their ranch into a tourist attraction, they learn that authentic does not necessarily mean real

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YA The Fleuris are poor. Their Colorado ranch has few modern improvements, and the family income is subsidized by selling illegal moonshine and deer out of season. Then Ralph Kelvin appears, representing a government agency called SCELPthe Social, Cultural and Ethnic Life Placement Program of the Department of the Interior. Mr. Kelvin thinks the Fleuri home is an ideal setting for an 1880s-type ranchan ethnic vacation for world-weary professionals who want authenticity and a change from modern times. Daddy Fleuri is dead set against it (with a countryman's innate fear of government meddling), but the rest of the family wants to take a chance. Daddy finally gives in, and the few modern signs of the 1980s disappear as the Fleuris resort to using the tools of their ancestors. The visitors come, and while they work the land, they also cause changes in various members of the family. Greenberg tells this story in viewpoint chapters, using the Fleuris and their guests to move the narrative along. The result is a rich blend of humor, pathos, history, and insight that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. Diana Hirsch, PGCMLS, Md.
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