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An American Childhood

An American Childhood
Author: Annie Dillard
ISBN 13: 9780060915186
ISBN 10: 60915188
Edition: 1st Perennial Library Ed
Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers
Publication Date: 1989
Format: Paperback
Pages: 255
List Price: $14.99

A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s.

Newark Star-Ledger

[An American Childhood] combines the child's sense of wonder with the adult's intelligence and is written in some of the finest prose that exists in contemporary America. It is a special sort of memoir that is entirely successful. . . This new book is [Annie Dillard's] best, a joyous ode to her own happy childhood.