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Beattie, Ann. SPECTACLES. New York City, NY: Ariel Books, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 37 pages. As New/As New.

The author's debut children's book. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A magical story about a young girl's encounter with the past, it shows once again that Ann Beattie seems to be blessed with the Midas touch: Everything she touches turns to gold. "So beguiling is Ann Beattie's writing that it isn't until you look again that you realize how rarely she reaches for metaphors or other figures of speech and how little she needs to" (The New York Times). A "must-have" title for Ann Beattie collectors. This title is no longer in print and is now highly collectible. It is increasingly difficult to find. This copy has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction 2000. One of the finest American writers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANN BEATTIE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0894809261. $20.00

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