The Astonishing World by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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A collection of essays exploring the world takes readers from Bensonhurst, to Budapest, to Morocco, to the Roman flat of Gore Vidal, and introduces them to such figures as Oprah Winfrey and Mario Cuomo. By the author of Italian Days. 12,500 first printing.

About Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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Barbara Harrison is a middle school English teacher and codirector of Children's Literature New England. She is coauthor with Daniel Terris of biographies of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, both based on the authors' award-winning HBO documentaries. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published July 14, 1992 by Ticknor & Fields. 285 pages
Genres: Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Essayist, novelist, and travel writer, Harrison (Italian Days, 1989, etc.) here collects pieces drawn from such disparate magazines as Partisan Review and European Travel and Life.

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