Jonathan Yardley called A Family Trust "his longest, his most ambitious and his best...a book with serious purposes that manages to entertain at the same time...rich in carefully observed details, in quick, sharp perceptions that reveal more than one at first understands...a fine, satisfying, rewarding book, the work of a mature and accomplished novelist," upon the book's initial publication in 1978. The passing of Amos Rising, town elder and editor of The Dement Intelligencer, leaves the Rising family without a patriarch and the town with a hole in its center. The ambitions and talents of the Risings, the changing face of the town and the life of the spirited, intelligent, and attractive Dana Rising fill the pages of this extraordinary novel. Ward Just's A Family Trust is about the public face and private souls of America's Heartland in the same way his other novels are about Germany, Vietnam, or Washington D.C. The time has come to bring A Family Trust back into print.
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(210mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
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Author Biography - Ward Just
Ward Just is the author of twelve novels, including, most recently, A Dangerous Friend, the National Book Award finalist Echo House, and Jack Gance. His groundbreaking book about Vietnam, To What End, is available from PublicAffairs. Just was recently named one of the first recipients of a Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy. He lives in Martha's Vineyard with his wife, Sarah Catchpole.