The Country of the Pointed Firs

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Melville House | Aug 31, 2010 | ISBN 9781935554103

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    Anchor | Feb 11, 1954 | 320 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780385092142

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    Melville House | Aug 31, 2010 | ISBN 9781935554103

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—Ron Rosenbaum, The New York Observer

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Time Out London

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—Adam Begley, The New York Observer

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The New Yorker

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—KQED (NPR San Francisco)

“Some like it short, and if you’re one of them, Melville House, an independent publisher based in Brooklyn, has a line of books for you… elegant-looking paperback editions …a good read in a small package.”
The Wall Street Journal

Table Of Contents

Preface by Willa Cather

The Country of the Pointed Firs

The White Heron

The Flight of Betsey Lane

The Dulham Ladies

Going to Shrewsbury

The Only Rose

Miss Tempy’s Watchers

Martha’s Lady

The Guests of Mrs. Timms

The Town Poor

The Hiltons’ Holiday

Aunt Cynthy Dallett

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