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North Toward Home
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date August 1, 2000
Pages 438
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375724602
ISBN-10 0375724605
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The late journalist and author of My Cat Spit McGee offers a poignant memoir of coming of age during a time of dramatic cultural, social, and political change, rnaging from his childhood in the South to his sojourn in New York during the 1960s as editor of Harper's magazine. 12,500 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With his signature style and grace, Willie Morris, arguably one of this country's finest Southern writers, presents us with an unparalleled memoir of a country in transition and a boy coming of age in a period of tumultuous cultural, social, and political change.

In North Toward Home, Morris vividly recalls the South of his childhood with all of its cruelty, grace, and foibles intact.  He chronicles desegregation and the rise of Lyndon Johnson in Texas in the 50s and 60s, and New York in the 1960s, where he became the controversial editor of Harper's magazine.  North Toward Home is the perceptive story of the education of an observant and intelligent young man, and a gifted writer's keen observations of a country in transition. It is, as Walker Percy wrote, "a touching, deeply felt and memorable account of one man's pilgrimage."

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781578062669
 
from Univ Pr of Mississippi (December 1, 1999)
9781578062669 | details & prices | 438 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $28.00
About: With his signature style and grace, Willie Morris, arguably one of this country's finest Southern writers, presents us with an unparalleled memoir of a country in transition and a boy coming of age in a period of tumultuous cultural, social, and political change.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375724602 Book cover for 9780916242169
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Vintage Books (August 1, 2000)
9780375724602 | details & prices | 438 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.95
About: The journalist and author offers a memoir of coming of age during a time of great cultural, social, and political change, from his Southern childhood to his time in New York during the 1960s as editor of Harper's magazine.
from Yoknapatawpha Pr (March 1, 1982)
9780916242169 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In the 1940s at his home, Rowan Oak, in Oxford, Mississippi, Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner told ghost stories to the children in his family.

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