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  • Published: New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Grove Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 280 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0802118380


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Returning to earth

by Harrison, Jim, 1937-

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult

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first chapter published in the New York Times


it starts as follows:

I'm laying here talking to Cynthia because that's about all I can do with my infirmity. We're living in Cynthia's old house in Marquette in order to be close to the doctors. Her brother David usually lives here but he's off taking a look at different parts of the world but mostly Mexico. Cynthia and I ran away in our teens and got married and now she's back where she started. My dad, Clarence, did the yard work for her family for about thirty years. My bed is in her father's den because it's too hard for me to get upstairs. One wall of the den is full of books with a moving ladder to get to the top shelves. Cynthia says her brother lives inside these books and never really got out. I'm forty-five and it seems I'm to leave the earth early but these things happen to people.

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