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William Maxwell

by Christopher Carduff

Hardcover, 997 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $35 |


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A first of two omnibus volumes of best works by the twentieth-century American chronicler of small-town life includes the previously out-of-print "boarding house" comedy, Bright Center of Heaven, as well as an assortment of short stories and early signature novels.


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