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Hamilton, Jane. A MAP OF THE WORLD. New York City, NY: Doubleday, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 391 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, especially the "Oprah Book Club"-stamped edition. "A stunning exploration of how one careless moment can cause irrevocable and devastating change. Alice Goodwin is caring for her best friend's children when two-year-old Lizzy Collins wanders to the pond on the Goodwin farm and drowns. The consequences of this tragedy reverberate through a small Wisconsin community, which never accepted Howard and Alice Goodwin. Jane Hamilton has removed all doubts that she belongs among the major writers of our time" (San Francisco Chronicle). A masterpiece. A "must-have" title for Jane Hamilton collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Jane Hamilton. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1989 for "The Book of Ruth". One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JANE HAMILTON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385473109. $80.00

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