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Ingalls, Rachel. SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT: STORIES. Boston, MA: Harvard Common Press, 1988. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 296 pages. Fine/Fine.

Landmark collection of novellas and short stories. One of the most important literary events of the year 1988. The first appearance of the collection in the United States. All of the pieces originally appeared in the United Kingdom under different titles and editions. "Devoted readers of this perceptive writer will recognize her subtle ability to reveal the most profound observations through seemingly small and ordinary happenings. Those not yet familiar with her work will find themselves inspired by her magical craftsmanship to closely examine their own experience as they seek answers about the world around them" (Publisher's blurb). Includes Ingalls' earliest works, the novellas "Theft" and "The Man Who Was Left Behind". One of the finest storyteller-writers of the late-20th century, Rachel Ingalls is a latter-day Isak Dinesen whose theme is the ultimate, sublime mystery of human existence. Once started, it is impossible to put down an Ingalls book. A "must-have" title for Rachel Ingalls collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time. This is one of very few copies of the First American Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a collector's copy. A very scarce copy thus. One of the finest American writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RACHEL INGALLS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0916782980. $50.00

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