27 August, 2015

The Love of a Good Woman

BY Alice Munro
Book Information1/1/0/CA/MS/1998/?  •  236x161x31  •  667  •  Nobel'13  •  NBCCA'98  •  Giller Prize'98

"The Love of a Good Woman" was published in late September 1998 by McClelland and Stewart's Douglas Gibson Books. The American version was published about two months later in November by Alfred Knopf. The jacket design is Paul Peel's "Le Repos". The book sold well in Canada - by June 1999, there were already five printings totaling 60,000 copies - and won the 1998 Giller Prize, Munro's first of two; its US edition won the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award.  

This is the first Canadian edition first printing with first state dust jacket that is unclipped, reflecting the correct price of $32.99. The book is bound in black board with gilt lettering, and has no topstain.  The copyright page should have a complete number line: "1 2 3 4 5 6 03 02 01 00 99 98". 

This book is not particularly rare and a VG copy can be purchased at eBay or abebooks at about $50. This is a NF- copy with a NF- dust jacket a NF book that is tight and clean. 
There are no official signed first editions but you can find signed copies of this edition. Munro's signature is rather simple, so caveat emptor.

* Thacker, Robert. (2011). Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives, A Biography. Random House.

















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