October light

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Ballantine Books, 1976 - Fiction - 498 pages
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User Review  - Marion - Goodreads

As a longtime fan of Gardner's work, I had not gotten around to reading this one. I can't believe it won a National Book Award. I gave it two stars because the writing was lovely in fits and starts ... Read full review

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What a delightful/phenomenal novel. The conceit of including an interior book--with pages missing was entirely riveting. Well worth reading again and again. Read full review

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About the author (1976)

John Gardner was born in 1933 and raised outside of Batavia, New York and graduated from Batavia High School in 1951. He was a poet, novelist, dramatist, translator and teacher as well as composing operas, librettos and paintings. Gardner wrote three works on the art of writing, which were "On Becoming a Novelist," "The Art of Fiction," and "On Moral Fiction." He also wrote the children's story "Dragon, Dragon" and the play "Days of Vengeance," which he wrote for his mother Priscilla. John C. Gardner died in 1982.

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