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Rare First Edition, The Kiss of Kin, Mary Lee Settle, 1955, Southern Women, West Virginia, American Fiction, Mid Century

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The is a rare, first edition volume of Mary Lee Steele's, The Kiss of Kin, from Harper & Bros., 1955. The appropriate lettesr, G - E, are present on the copyright page to indicate the first edition. The text is in near fine condition, and the boards are very good, but for the residual tape from the mylar wrap, which has protected the dust jacket. Has deckle pages.

The Kiss of Kin, Settle's second and highly acclaimed novel, centers on the funeral, and last testament of Anna Mary Passmore. Drawn back to the Southern home place in West Virginia, members of the Passmore clan, all of whom nurse visions that the matriarch's bequests will solve their problems, grapple with the various ties that bind them and with the disturbing appearance of an unexpected heir. This mid century novel offers a compelling view of Southern women, as well as a sample of Settle's early writing.

184 p. 21 cm.

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