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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories

(1970)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana and the basis of the movie A Christmas Story.

Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist and writer who spun the materials of his all-American childhood into immensely resonant - and utterly hilarious - works of comic art.

Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories is a universal (and achingly funny) orchestration of Midwestern puberty rites, from the gut-wrenching playground antics of one Delbert Bumpus, to the supernal glow surrounding unapproachable high school beauty Daphne Bigelow, to the memorable disaster that was Shepherd's (and everyone else's) junior prom.

A comic genius who bridges the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1970 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories
Author(s): Shepherd Jean, Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 0-8488-3278-7 / 978-0-8488-3278-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Limited
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Paperback Editions

December 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories
Author(s): Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 0-385-11632-2 / 978-0-385-11632-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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June 1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters
Author(s): Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 0-440-19045-2 / 978-0-440-19045-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Pub Co
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories: And Other Disasters
Author(s): Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
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