October light

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Ballantine Books, 1976 - Fiction - 498 pages
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User Review  - Jenny D - Goodreads

It may just be because I'm a Vermonter, but I loved every second of this book. I know those people; I know stubborn old farmers and stubborn old women that say jeezem'crow all the time. I was a fan of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristen Barr - Goodreads

This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. I read it when it first came out and have read it many times since. The characterization, the absurdity of the situation, and the book-within-a book are tightly woven together to present a unique portrait of the human condition. 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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