signed first edition
1980 · New York
by SMILEY, Jane
New York: Harper and Row, 1980. First Edition. First Printing. Signed bookplate looseley laid in. Octavo (21.5cm); black cloth backstrip over red paper-covered boards, titled in silver on the spine; dustjacket; 218pp.; spine ends barely nudged; Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $9.95) with faint toning / rubbing mostly to upper jacket edge; Near Fine.
Author's first novel- "Kate's lifelong hopes to have her own Olympic equestrian...Her's is a hubris that proves dangerous for them all. At the summer's cimactic end, during the annual family horse show, an accident happens that shakes them terribly..." (from the dustjacket).
(Inventory #: 54033)