Binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Book appears un-read. 189 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1979. ISBN: 0671248170. The author brings us into a world of wealth and social privilege-and of two cultures clashing to control a young woman's life. At its center is the narrator, the daughter of prosperous and educated refugees from Hitler's Europe, immigrants who do not want or need the opportunities that assimilation into America offers. Written in a spare and elegant tone, the story takes place in New York, in Europe, at a college in New England, and on board luxury liners at sea, as the narrator travels along an interlocking chain of events that circles through her life.