The Folded Leaf

The Folded Leaf

Book - 1996
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Here is a classic novel from one of our most honored writers--the author of such acclaimed works as So Long, See You Tomorrow and All the Days and Nights." The Folded Leaf is the serenely observed yet deeply moving story of two boys finding one another in the Midwest of the 1920s, when childhood lasted longer than it does today and even adults were more innocent of what life could bring.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996
Edition: First Vintage International edition
ISBN: 9780679772569
0679772561
Branch Call Number: FIC MAXWELL 1996
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 21 cm

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This novel has been lauded as a gay coming-of-age story in which the lopsided friendship between two boys, Lymie and Spud, drives one of them to attempt suicide.


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patienceandfortitude Sep 18, 2012

This is a sad love story, that is beautifully written. Perhaps what makes it even sadder is that it could never be written today, in this age of expose everything and anything goes. William Maxwell is a little-known, but astonishingly good writer. I liked his They Came Like Swallows better, but still recommend this book for a glimpse of beauty from days long past.

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junquessa
Feb 07, 2011

coming of age story between 2 boys and their love for one girl and their own strong friendship. Spare, third person, engrossing

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