First edition. Inscribed & signed by author ('For Kathy, with best wishes - Andrea Barrett, June 26, 1993') on title page. Jacket lightly toned with minor sticker remnant on rear panel. We have more books available by this author!. 254 pp. National Book Award winner. A collection of stories that consider the struggles of love includes the title work, in which a young Canadian doctor, treating Irish immigrants who have been driven out by the Great Famine, experiences one of history's most tragic epidemics. By the author of The Middle Kingdom.