Pocket Books. 1993. First Edition. 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.Keywords: HISTORICAL FICTION NOVEL SHORT STORIES SIGNED FIRST EDITION Condition Notes: 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.