Make a Wish (Signed 1st edition)

Make a Wish (Signed 1st edition)

Don Robertson was a true Clevelander. He was born and raised in Cleveland, and after stints in the Army and one year at Harvard, he returned to Cleveland and attended Case Western Reserve University for one year. He then became a reporter and columnist for The Plain Dealer (1950-1955 and 1963-1966), The Cleveland News (1957–1959), and The Cleveland Press (1968–1982). He wrote 18 published novels, most of which took place in Cleveland and the fictional town of Paradise Falls, Ohio. Robertson is probably best known for his trio of novels featuring Morris Bird III: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread (1965), The Sum and Total of Now (1966), and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1970).

Make a Wish, published in 1978, was called Robertson's most personal book to date. The book revolves around Philip Moore, a news commentator for an Ohio television station and a public figure whose concerns are largely private. Grace McElroy is a private citizen—or was; until she committed a horrifying public act that made her at once a household name and Phil's private obsession. Phil's story unfolds through -a series of six strikingly down-to-earth vignettes of contemporary life. Grace's story is revealed in a powerfully affecting play about a woman who murders her own children. The lives of Phil and Grace touch briefly. A sudden, shattering climax in the final novella depicts the public reaction to Grace's crime, and Phil's fascination with her.

Signed first edition; dust jacket in protective cover; top of spine lightly chipped; white cloth with gold lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG-

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