Ancestors: A Family History
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 28, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
The 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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