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An American Childhood

Authors: Dillard, Annie
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO000000, BIO022000, BIO007000
ISBN: 9780061843136, Related ISBNs: 006184313X, 9780060915186, 9780061843136
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

"[An American Childhood] combines the child's sense of wonder with the adult's intelligence and is written in some of the finest prose that exists in contemporary America. It is a special sort of memoir that is entirely successful...This new book is [Annie Dillard's] best, a joyous ode to her own happy childhood."  — Chicago Tribune

A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s and 60s. 

Dedicated to her parents - from whom she learned a love of language and the importance of following your deepest passions - this narrative tale will resonate for everyone who has ever recalled with longing playing baseball on an endless summer afternoon, caring for a pristine rock collection, or knowing in your heart that a book was written just for you. 

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