One Half So Precious

By: Farness, Kate

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(price-clipped) [minor wear evident at spine ends, a couple of tiny dents/nicks in bottom edges of covers; jacket has a couple of tiny chips and additional shallow chipping along top edge, small tears and slight paper loss at several corners, some wear along spine joints]. Novel set during the 1920s, with locations ranging from Florida to Minnesota, about a family man (wife and six children) who takes up cross-border bootlegging to make ends meet. The author's first and apparently only published book, although she seems to have later enjoyed a bit of a local reputation as a playwright in Tucson, Arizona; a scholarship in her name was established posthumously at the University of Arizona School of Education. (The jacket bio claims that she'd spent four years in Hollywood, "first as a writers' secretary and then as a continuity writer," although I've found no evidence that she achieved any screenwriting credits.)

Title: One Half So Precious

Author: Farness, Kate

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) Mircea Vasiliu

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: (c.1955)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 20770

Keywords: Twenties Bootleggers Family Life Fathers Florida Minnesota First Novel