MS. HEMPEL CHRONICLES.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel (the first was a finalist for the National Book Award.) "Ms. Beatrice Hempel, teacher of seventh grade, is new - new to teaching, new to the school, newly engaged, and newly bereft of her devoted father. Overwhelmed by her newness, she struggles to figure out what is expected of her in life and at work." Jonathan Franzen says that this "story of a love affair is pure pleasure to read." SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1014965.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.