The Tie That Binds. Kent Haruf.
The Tie That Binds
The Tie That Binds
The Tie That Binds
The Tie That Binds
The Tie That Binds
The Tie That Binds

The Tie That Binds

ISBN: 0030719798
New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Kent Haruf. "In the tradition of Willa Cather's finest writing about our Western (USA) lands and people, The Tie That Binds rings with the authority and passionate voice of an American classic. Set in the spare country of Colorado's high plains, Kent Haruf's stunning story explodes with the force and directness of Greek tragedy. It introduces Edith Goodnough, a valiant woman of enduring purpose, who is caught by circumstances and duty in a situation the reader will find almost unbearable." (from front flap) The debut novel by Kent Haruf (1943-2014), the critically acclaimed, popular & award-winning novelist. A compelling, evocative, quintessentially American historic-fictional saga of the extreme difficulties encountered by pioneering Western homesteaders during the late nineteenth-early 20th century, focusing on the heroine Edith Goodnough. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $13.95 price & "1084" printed on front flap), first edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. On the title page, beneath his printed name, 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, between blank rear endpaper & paste-down, a printed-out document regarding Buehler's purchase of this volume during 2015, folded once vertically & in very fine condition. The foundational collectible by the Methodist minister's son who became a Great American Novelist, in its rarest original form & enriched by the late author's signature as well as distinguished provenance. Book in very fine condition with only very slight wear, browning & some tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine incl. mild fading of black surface color at cloth spine-edges & corners. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at lower corners of a few page leaves. Dust jacket very fine with only mild rubbing, browning to front, back covers, spine & flaps; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4953]

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