A Family History
By (author) William Maxwell
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Family History by William Maxwell
Book DescriptionThe National Book Award-winning author of So Long, See You Tomorrow offers an astonishing evocation of a vanished world, as he retraces, branch by branch, the history of his family, taking readers into the lives of settlers, itinerant preachers, and small businessmen, examining the way they saw their world and how they imagined the world to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679759294
(203mm x 133mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Maxwell
Heavenly Tenants, Paperback (August 2017)
In this gloriously illustrated tale, a father teaches his four children about the wonders of the night sky and the constellations miraculously take a hand in protecting the family farm. Newbery Honor book.
All the Days and Nights, Paperback (July 2012)
In settings that range from small town Illinois to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this title includes stories that are distinguished by the author's inimitable wisdom and kindness, his sense of the small details that make up a life, and the nuances of joy and sadness that change its direction.
So Long, See You Tomorrow, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by William Maxwell
In rural Illinois two tenant farmers share much, finally too much, jealously leads to murder and suicide. A tenuous friendship between lonely teenagers - the narrator, whose mother has died young, and Cletus Smith, the troubled witness to his parent's misery - is shattered. After the murder and upheavals that follow, the boys never speak again.
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Author Biography - William Maxwell
William Maxwell was born in 1908, in Lincoln, Illinois. When he was fourteen his family moved to Chicago and he continues his education there and at the University of Illinois. After a year of graduate work at Harvard he went back to Urbana and taught freshman composition, and then turned to writing. He has published six novels, three collections of literary essays and reviews, and a book for children. For forty years he was a fiction editor at The New Yorker. From 1969 to 1972 he was president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, He received the Brandeis Creative Arts Award Medal and, for So Long, See You Tomorrow, the American Book Award and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in 2000."
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