Open Then the Door

By: Carousso, Dorothee

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[modest shelfwear, very faint dampstain on top edge of text block, one-time owner's neat signature and date of purchase on ffep; shallow chipping at spine ends, a couple of other little edge-nicks]. The author's first (and apparently only) novel, set in Flushing, N.Y., about a young couple struggling to make it through the Depression after the husband loses his job as a magazine editor. The New York Times reviewer called it "a really appealing first novel [that] is light, modest in scale, not startlingly original, but [having] a quality of warmth and truth and naturalness that is rather rare." The author had published some poetry and quite a bit of magazine fiction prior to this book, and according to her jacket-blurb biography had "worked at a great variety of jobs -- usherette, chorus girl, real estate agent, lingerie saleswoman, artist's model. Her hobbies are equally numerous -- hunting, music, football, fishing." (Her husband, Georges Carousso, was also a magazine-fiction writer.)

Title: Open Then the Door

Author: Carousso, Dorothee

Illustrator: Illustrated by (photographic dust jacket)

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 21794

Keywords: Marriage Flushing, New York Great Depression