Two novellas by Edna Ferber, one "Nobody's in Town," looks at who actually lives in New York over the summer when all the rich folks go out to Long Island or Cape Cod. The sense of the heat and also the small pleasures of a summer evening are wonderfully described.
The second, "Trees Die at the Top," is about the death of a crotchety old pioneer and the thoughts of his family as his dying is drawn out. The present is intercut with the dying man's remembrances of crossing the prairie.
© 1937, 1938 Hardcover
Very good condition. Color-fade on cover, yellowed pages and previous owner's name on front end page.