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Surface of Earth, the (1975) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Surface of Earth charts the slow, inextricable twining of the Mayfield and Kendal families. Set in the plains of North Carolina and the coast and hills of Virginia from 1903 to 1944, it chronicles the marriage of Forrest Mayfield and Eva Kendal, the hard birth of their son, Eva's return to her father after her mother's death, and the lives of two succeeding generations.

Original title: The Surface of Earth
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindMultigenerational Sagas

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Great Circle: The Mayfield Trilogy, a (2001) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Reynolds Price

Edition #1: Surface of Earth, the

Surface of Earth, the (1975)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "The epic story of three generations torn by a simple act of love...Monumentally and tragically heroic." The New York Times
  • "Turn to any page and the writing beguiles you. Reynolds Price is at the peak of his extraordinary lyrical gifts." The Philadelphia Enquirer
  • "Tragic and moving...each page, each sentence, is well worth reading. A beautiful book. Like all good writing, and tradition itself, it will endure." The Baltimore Sun
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Surface of Earth, the (May 1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780684813394
Dimensions: 5.24 x 8.01 x 1.05 in
Pages: 508

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