Too Strange a Hand
Quick, Dorothy

New York: Arcadia House, 1959. F 222 pages; Inscribed and signed in the year of publication on the front endpaper by the author "For Joseph Lawrence with many thanks for his interest in my work Sincerely Dorothy Quick April 19th 1959" (from the dustjacket information): "...origin of the feud between the Cromwells and the Hawkinses was obscured by the mists of Sag harbor history..."; the author notes in a preliminary that "Sag Harbor is as I have described it...the people I have written about exist only in my imagination-with the exception of the lady with the parrot, who daily provides local color as she takes her pet walking."; dustjacket art by Herb Otman; light tips, edge wear, soiling to dustjacket; volume in very good condition; interesting fictional representation of this Long Island east end village; Dorothy Quick(1896 - 1962) American writer and poet who became friends with Mark Twain as a girl - she is considered one of his 'angelfish' friends - Twain encouraged her writing, which included a couple of columns for local newspapers as well as extensive poetry and prose publications; her reminiscences regarding Twain were also published. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 23231)


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