The eighth day / Thornton Wilder ; foreword by John Updike.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch||FIC WILDER (Text)||33946001947733||Fiction . 2nd Floor||Available||-|
|Jefferson County Public Library - Madison||AWARD NTL 1968 (Text)||39391006757098||Award - Fic||Available||-|
|Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville||FIC WIL (Text)||78551000523102||Fiction||Reshelving||-|
|Perry County Bookmobile||BF WIL (Text)||70621000536815||BKM-Paperbacks||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0060088915 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780060088910 (alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xvii, 481 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
- Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006.
|General Note:|| "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1967 by the Union & New Haven Trust Company, by arrangement with Harper & Row Publishers"--T.p. verso.
"National Book Award winner"--Cover.
|Summary, etc.:|| In 1962 and 1963, Thornton Wilder spent twenty months in hibernation, away from family and friends, in the Rio Grande border town of Douglas, Arizona. While there, he launched "The Eighth Day," a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim's wife and children. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, "The Eighth Day" is a "suspenseful and deeply moving" ("New York Times") work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic.--Publisher
|Awards Note:|| National Book Award, 1968
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