A Singular Family

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A Singular Family

Rosacoke and Her Kin

By Reynolds Price

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780684851884, 640pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 1999

Description
FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE ENTIRE MUSTIAN CYCLE IN ONE VOLUME, WITH A PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR
Rosacoke Mustian initially "stood up, live from her first paragraph" in one of Reynolds Price's earliest short stories, "A Chain of Love," and Price made the beginning of her life with Wesley Beavers the subject of his dazzling first novel, A Long and Happy Life. Eventually, Price spent two more novels, A Generous Man and Good Hearts, with this single family, telling a story of devotion and endurance that is now the hallmark of one of the most illustrious careers in American letters.


Praise For A Singular Family

Janet Burroway
The New York Times Book Review

A chronicler of decency, pluck and joy, in novel after novel [Price] has given us the weight and worth of the ordinary.


Eudora Welty


Reynolds Price is the most impressive new writer I've come across in a long time.


Dorothy Parker
Esquire

Meticulously observed, beautifully told...it is indeed a lasting novel...a lovely novel, with the firm brilliance of its writing to keep its loveliness from sticking to your fingers.


William Hogan
San Francisco Chronicle

Lively, lusty, affectionate, preposterous, entertaining and well done.


The Washington Post


At the end, the reader has the sense that all has been resolved and explained as well as may be in a universe that, if full of mysteries, still makes fundamental sense....Delightful and thought-provoking.