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A Summons to Memphis

by Taylor, Peter

Condition: Near fine/near fine


New York: Knopf, 1986. Review Copy. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Review Copy. Hardcover. 1985 Pulitzer prize, review post card laid-in. Minor shelf wear to head and heal of spine.


A Summons to Memphis is a 1986 novel by Peter Taylor which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1987. It is the recollection of Phillip Carver, a middle aged editor from New York City, who is summoned back to Memphis by his two conniving unmarried sisters to help them prevent the marriage of their elderly father to a younger woman.


  • Bookseller: Lyons Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 876
  • Title: A Summons to Memphis
  • Author: Taylor, Peter
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Jacket condition: near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Review Copy
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1986


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