High Quality


Letter:

July 3, 1984

Dear Mary -

Could not get a hard cover of this except by order - up to 10 weeks. So I opted for this as I want to send it to you now.

If you care for it quite a lot - I'd like to give you a hard cover later. I re-read mine a lot. But this is at least a high quality paper back and won't fall apart in your hands.

The Tillie Olsen is a splendid hard cover - a remaindered book club edition I was able to get here. The paper of it are all poor quality. You'll relish her style - amazingly inventive and poetic, no matter what else.

Commemorations of a special time with you and Joseph.

Love,
Mary

Found in "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction" by J.D. Salinger. Published by Bantam, 1981.



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3 comments:

WhitePineLane said...

So cool! I was going to say "That one should stay with the book," but then that's not the book she's talking about, is it?

Michael said...

WPL - I think it might be referring to "Raise." The Olsen book mentioned was a hardcover, and she offers apologies for the paperback. You never know, but there's a good chance.

WistfulSparrow said...

Mary and Joseph, hmm.

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