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John Hersey

John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914 and lived there until 1925, when his family
returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis’s secretary, and then worked several years as a journalist. Beginning in 1947 he devoted his time mainly to writing fiction. He won the Pulitzer Prize, taught for two decades at Yale, and was president of the Authors League of America and Chancellor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Hersey died in 1993.

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Antonietta
Written by John Hersey
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1993
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74181-7 (0-679-74181-X)

A saga of a magnificent violin, Antonietta, named after a beautiful woman who was the inspiration of Antonio Stradivari's later years. As Hersey brings Mozart, Berlioz, and Stravinsky to life, he offers us a marvelous celebration of the changing character and eternal art and power of music. Read more






A Bell for Adano
Written by John Hersey
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1988
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-75695-0 (0-394-75695-9)

This classic novel and winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the story of an Italian-American major in World War II who wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700-year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Although stituated during... Read more






Blues
Written by John Hersey
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1988
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-75702-5 (0-394-75702-5)

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Hiroshima
Written by John Hersey
Vintage | Paperback | March 1989
$7.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72103-1 (0-679-72103-7)

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity"... Read more






Key West Tales
Written by John Hersey
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1996
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77263-7 (0-679-77263-4)

Alternating a tale of the past that has become a part of Key West legend with a contemporary story that reflects the pulse of life there today, Hersey weaves in these stories a brilliant human tapestry of the place that means a great deal to him. From the author of A... Read more






A Single Pebble
Written by John Hersey
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1989
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-75697-4 (0-394-75697-5)

A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites. Pulled on a junk hauled by forty-odd trackers, he is carried, too, into the settled, ancient way of life of the people of the Yangtze -- until the... Read more






The Wall
Written by John Hersey
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1988
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-75696-7 (0-394-75696-7)

Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty -- a gripping... Read more





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