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Ancestors

(1971)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The National Book Award-winning author of So Long, See You Tomorrow offers an astonishing evocation of a vanished world, as he retraces, branch by branch, the history of his family, taking readers into the lives of settlers, itinerant preachers, and small businessmen, examining the way they saw their world and how they imagined the world to come.



Praise for this book

"William Maxwell's sensitive prose is the good and careful tool of an artist who is always doing exactly what he means to do." - Eudora Welty


Used availability for William Maxwell's Ancestors

Hardback Editions

January 1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ancestors
Author(s): William Maxwell
ISBN: 0-394-43522-2 / 978-0-394-43522-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ancestors: A Family History
Author(s): William Maxwell
ISBN: 0-679-75929-8 / 978-0-679-75929-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ancestors: A Family History
Author(s): William Maxwell
ISBN: 0-87923-574-8 / 978-0-87923-574-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ancestors: A Family History
Author(s): William Maxwell
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon CA