Title: The Golden Chair
Author: Oren Arnold
Description: Inscribed by the author on the ffep and the rear paste-down. Missing rear fep. Dust jacket chipped at head of spine at corners and fore-edges; missing bottom 1/3 of spine; not price clipped (3.75). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 288 pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches.
Arnold inscribed the book to his neighbor and druggist in Phoenix, Ken Crum (in 1954 Crum worked at Maza Drugs on Central Avenue). On the rear paste-down Arnold writes again to Crum, but in the voice of the book's main character, Sidney. Oren Arnold (1900-1980) was an American writer and editor and a long-time resident of Arizona. This novel is set in Henderson (Rusk County), Texas in 1920. A story about growing up in a small town, seen through the eyes of Sidney, a twelve-year old boy who is surrounded by his extended family and the small community.
The Golden Chair was the 1954 Elsevier Press's Southwest Literary Award, given for the best novel (in manuscript) by a Southwestern author.
Jacket Condition: Fair
Publisher: Elsevier Press
Keywords: novel, fiction, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, Arizona authors, Elsevier Press, Southwest Literary Award,
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