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1979

The Family

By David Plante

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year: 

Fiction Winner That Year: Tim O’Brien for Going After Cacciato

Fiction Judges That Year: Alison Lurie, Mary Lee Settle, Wallace Stegner

The Year in Literature:

  • The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Odysseus Elytis won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: The Family is the first book in Plante’s Francoeur Trilogy, including The Country (1981) and The Woods (1982).

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