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Description - The Last Summer of the World by Emily Mitchell

In the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army. There he finds a country filled with poignant memories for him: early artistic success, marriage, the birth of two daughters, and a love affair that divided his family. Told with elegance and transporting historical sensitivity, Emily Mitchell's first novel captures the life of a great American artist caught in the reckoning of a painful past in a world beset by war. Reading group guide included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393331943
ISBN-10: 0393331946
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell's stories have been published in Harper's, Ploughshares, New England Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Maryland. Her novel The Last Summer of the World was published in 2007. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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