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Sweet Land Stories

Doctorow, E. L.

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ISBN 10: 1400062047 / ISBN 13: 9781400062041
Published by Random House, New York, 2004
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "E. L. Doctorow." The book is unmarked; slight spine slant; corners sharp; spine ends unbumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $22.95); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006742

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One of America?s premier writers, the bestselling author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, The Book of Daniel, and World?s Fair turns his astonishing narrative powers to the short story in five dazzling explorations of who we are as a people and how we live.

Ranging over the American continent from Alaska to Washington, D.C., these superb short works are crafted with all the weight and resonance of the novels for which E. L. Doctorow is famous. You will find yourself set down in a mysterious redbrick townhouse in rural Illinois (?A House on the Plains?), working things out with a baby-kidnapping couple in California (?Baby Wilson?), living on a religious-cult commune in Kansas (?Walter John Harmon?), and sharing the heartrending cross-country journey of a young woman navigating her way through three bad marriages to a kind of bruised but resolute independence (?Jolene: A Life?). And in the stunning ?Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden,? you will witness a special agent of the FBI finding himself at a personal crossroads while investigating a grave breach of White House security.

Two of these stories have already won awards as the best fiction of the year published in American periodicals, and two have been chosen for annual best-story anthologies.
Composed in a variety of moods and voices, these remarkable portrayals of the American spiritual landscape show a modern master at the height of his powers.

About the Author: E. L. DOCTOROW is the author of City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, World?s Fair, Billy Bathgate, and The Waterworks. Among his honors are the National Book Award, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. Doctorow lives and works in New York.

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Title: Sweet Land Stories

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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