The Giver by Lois Lowry [FIRST EDITION] 1993
The Giver by Lois Lowry
FIRST EDITION  HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO.
Rare 1st. 32nd printing. Custom re-furbished ex-library copy.
Dust jacket has some light shelf wear; but is overall excellent; now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book itself is very good. All library contents have been removed with the exception of a stamp along top of text block; front endpapers fixed seamlessly to boards.
Pages show wear from reading: creasing, a few faint margin stains and two or three sealed edge tears. No markings. Reads nicely.
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time.
The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.