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Fannie Hurst

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Fannie Hurst (1889-1968) was an American novelist. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1909. Hurst was a member of the Lucy Stone League, the Urban League, and was appointed to the National Advisory Committee to the Works Progress Administration in 1940. She was also a delegate to the World Health Organization in 1952. She published over twenty novels and story collections in her lifetime, including Stardust, Lummox, A President Is Born, Back Street, and Imitation of Life.

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Back Street
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Fannie Hurst
Foreword by Cari Beauchamp


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $14.95

The bestselling story behind Ross Hunter’s classic melodrama starring Susan Hayward and John Gavin. 
 
When “fly girl” and gorgeous socialite Ray Schmidt first meets Walter Saxel in Cincinnati, their attraction is instant and everlasting. As their bond deepens, Ray finds herself envisioning a future with Walter, until one fateful day when the... Read more >
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Back Street
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Fannie Hurst
Foreword by Cari Beauchamp


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $11.99

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