New York: The Viking Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. 214pp. Octavo [23 cm] 1/4 light gray paper with red paper covered boards, and a black ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. The extremities are lightly rubbed and bumped. There is a small gouge in the top edge of the rear cover. The edges of the text block are very subtly soiled and stained, and there are faint moisture stains on the bottom edges of the pages. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with minimal soiling. The edges are just a little bumped and chipped. There are a couple of small stains on the bottom edge (mainly visible on the verso of the jacket). There is a light vertical crease in the rear inside flap that runs from the top to the bottom. Item #30169
Harriet Doerr won a National Book Award for this title at age 73.