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The Novel - James A. Michener

Secker & Warburg, 1991, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, more heavily so at the corners. Pages deeply tanned by age.

From the cover: “SET IN PENNSYLVANIA Dutch country — the land of the Amish — and New York City, James A. Michener’s new novel is an exciting story about people whose lives revolve around books: a writer, his editor and publisher, a critic and a reader. After years of struggle, Lukas Yoder has become one of America’s most popular authors. His novels about the world of the Pennsylvania Dutch are enormously successful, but in the final book of the series he is determined to try something different. Inside the frenetic world of publishing Yvonne Marmelle, Yoder’s editor, battles to preserve her integrity. Her firm is the target of a corporate takeover and she is forced to confront a crisis that threatens Yoder’s career and her own. Karl Streibert, a critic and teacher of literature, struggles with his feelings about Yoder’s success as his own ambitions for himself clash with his hopes for the work of his young students. Jane Garland has long been an avid reader of Yoder’s work. A patron of Streibert’s college, her grandson is his most promising student, author of a precociously brilliant first novel. As the lives of these characters intersect, their world is shattered by a mysterious act of violence — a crime that ultimately only Lukas Yoder can solve.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 464
ISBN: 0436279746