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My Old Sweetheart.

MOORE, Susanna.

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ISBN 10: 0395325161 / ISBN 13: 9780395325162
Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1982
Condición: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Encuadernación de tapa dura
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The author's first book. First printing. Fine in a very near fine (tiny closed edge tear at the top of the rear panel), price clipped dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 14245

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Título: My Old Sweetheart.

Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Año de publicación: 1982

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Susanna Moore displays a naturalist's eye for the landscape of her native Hawaii and an uncanny sensitivity to the despairing love between mothers and daughters. Lily Shields grows up amid the heady atmosphere of her mother's madness. For if Anna Shields is an island unto herself - fragile, glamorous, and fearfully needy - Lily is the bridge that connects her to reality. But now Lily is a young woman and a mother herself, self exiled from Hawaii but still attached to Anna's tragedy. And as she tries to untangle those threads of love and loyalty, Moore gives us a novel of shimmering beauty and sadness. "My Old Sweetheart" is a small classic, perfectly formed and mysteriously wise.

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"Susanna Moore's novel astonished me--one of those brilliant objects that come along only rarely, all light on clear water, and then one realizes the faster currents underneath, the terrible swiftness of sex and time."
--Joan Didion
In this mesmerizing novel, Susanna Moore displays a naturalist's eye for the landscape of her native Hawaii and an uncanny sensitivity to the despairing love between mothers and daughters. Lily Shields grows up amid the fragrance of night-jasmine and burning sugar cane, and the heady atmosphere of her mother's madness. For if Anna Shields is an island unto herself--fragile, glamorous, and fearfully needy--Lily is the bridge that connects her to reality.
But now Lily is a young woman and a mother herself, self-exiled from Hawaii but still attached to Anna's tragedy. And as she tries to untangle those threads of love and loyalty, Moore gives us a novel of shimmering beauty and sadness. My Old Sweetheart is a small classic, perfectly formed and mysteriously wise.
"Susanna Moore is a gifted and compelling novelist . . . in possession of her own unique voice."
--The New York Times Book Review
"I can't recall another novel like this about mothers and daughters. . . . Lily's mysterious, half-told tale delighted and touched me."
--Susan Lydon, Village Voice

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