Kissing Cousins; a Memory

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Author: Calisher, Hortense

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Edition First Edition

Publisher New York Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1988

ISBN 1555841945 / 9781555841942

Seller ID 004326

Hortense Calisher conjures up the rich and varied texture of her childhood and her Southern Jewish family. Woven from observation, reflection and memory, the book moves back and forth through a lifetime, chronicling her relationship with her Southern roots and particularly her "kissing cousin" Katie Pyle. This book is an homage to memory, to the tenacious love that lasts a lifetime, and to the richness of language. A memoir gently nostalgic, quietly humorous, and unforgettably haunting, Kissing Cousins is a masterpiece of reminiscence by one of America's most eloquent writers. DJ has a 1/2" tear at the top, pretty invisible. Dust jacket is in a mylar cover. ; Octavo (standard book size); 118 pages

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