First American Edition hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Appears un-read. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library edition with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 331 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1979. ISBN: 0316259861. Set against the background of Toronto in the 1930s, This is a compelling story of a high-spirited young woman who yearns to escape the relentless restrictions of her childhood poverty.