[Item #4826] Plainsong. Kent Haruf.
Plainsong
Plainsong
Plainsong
Plainsong
Plainsong
Plainsong

Plainsong

ISBN: 0375406182
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Kent Haruf. "A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl- her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house- is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known. From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together..." (from front flap) The acclaimed, best-selling novel by Kent Haruf (1943-2014), the award-winning American author & academician. A moving & quintessential story of the fabled Great Plains region of the USA & its inhabitants over several generations. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $24 price printed on front flap, "10/99" on rear flap), first edition as stated on copyright page. On the title page, Haruf has hand-written his signature in bold black ink. From the collection of George V. Buehler (1933-2020), who was a prominent real estate developer & collector in Massachusetts & Arizona. We found & have retained Buehler's receipt for this volume from the venerable Buddenbrooks booksellers dated May 15, 2015. The most important collectible in the Haruf oeuvre, in its rarest original form, signed & with distinguished provenance. Book in very fine condition with only a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a bit of rubbing to front, back covers, spine & flaps; hardly discernible wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4826]

Price: $100.00

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