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Author Name:    GOVIER, Katherine

Title:   Random Descent. 1st in dj

Publisher:    Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1979, ISBN:0770517196 

Seller ID:   4051

GOVIER, Katherine. Random Descent. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, (1979). First Edition. Pp. 228. 8vo, orange cloth. The author's first novel.. "What was grandfather like? How did my parents meet? Who is this old woman who looks like me? At twenty-eight, Jennifer Beecham sets out in her maroon sportscar to answer these questions. Recently divorced and in a state of confusi on about her own life, she wants to find out all she can about the people in the faded photographs in her old family albums.In the course of a long visit her California grandparents, Jennifer moves back into their past [...].Random Descent is also about the search for the meaning of family: about t he toughness of the women who try, through good times and bad, to hold their families together; about the struggles to gain a foothold in this countryduring the difficult years of the Depression; and about the strength, the determination, and sometimes the cruelty needed to survive." - from the dj.Faint smudge to fore-edge and bottom edge, else vg-fine in dj. 30.00


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