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The eighth day / Thornton Wilder ; foreword by John Updike.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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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 Available -
Perry County Bookmobile BF WIL (Text) 70621000536815 BKM-Paperbacks Available -

Record details

  • 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.

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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
Subject: City and town life > Fiction.
Illinois > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Family > Fiction.

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