Description - The Fires of Spring by James A Michener
An intimate early novel from James A. Michener, now remembered as the beloved master of the historical epic, The Fires of Spring unfolds with the bittersweet drama of a boy s perilous journey into manhood. David Harper is an orphan, seemingly doomed to loneliness and poverty. As an adolescent con artist and petty thief, David spends his days grifting at an amusement park, the place where he first learns about women and the mysteries of love. Soon he discovers that his longing to embrace the world is stronger than the harsh realities that constrain him. Featuring autobiographical touches from Michener s own life story, The Fires of Spring is more than a novel: It s a rich slice of American life, brimming with wisdom, longing, and compassion. Praise for The Fires of Spring A warm-hearted, readable story, crammed with lively incident and remarkable characters. The Atlantic Heartfelt . . . immensely readable . . . Michener is a born writer. The New York Times Michener is a gifted storyteller. Kirkus Reviews Brilliantly done. Library Journal"
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(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
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Author Biography - James A Michener
James A. Michener was one of the world s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety."