The Stones of Summer

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Sterling Publishing Company, 1972 - Fiction - 552 pages
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The great "lost" novel is available again-after more than 20 years--And now there's a movie tie-in! Originally published to glowing reviews in 1972, Dow Mossman's first and only novel is a sweeping coming-of-age tale that spans three decades in the life of irrepressible 1950s teen Dawes Williams. Earning its author comparisons to no less than James Joyce, J. D. Salinger, and Mark Twain, this great American novel developed a passionate cult following-even as it went out of print for more than 20 years. But Mark Moskowitz's recent award-winning film Stone Reader, a passionate and deeply personal tribute to the book and its author, revived interest in Mossman's magnificent achievement.
 

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The stones of summer

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Published to mostly critical acclaim in 1972 -LJ's reviewer hated it-this book, along with its author, disappeared anyway. The story, however, has found new life via the film The Stone Reader, so you might want a copy. ... Read full review

Contents

A STONE OF DAY 19491950
1
STONES OF NIGHT 19561961
163
THE STONES OF DUST AND MEXICO 19671968
355
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About the author (1972)

Dow Mossman received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1969.

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