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Magpie on the Gallows
(Port Townsend), Copper Canyon Press, 1982. The hardcover issue. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Andy -- with all the prayers I know, and, if need be, in tongues. Love, Madeline/ 12-18-82/ Amherst." The award-winning author spent nearly 40 years as a Catholic nun, and her inscription presumably alludes to that history. Light foxing to the edges of the text block and boards; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033902] $50

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