Dutton, 1953. Stated FIRST EDITION, first printing. Very good condition, brown textured cloth with gold spine title box faded. Inscribed and signed “To darling Becky with the author’s love . . Joy." No other markings. Clean and bright. Beatrice Joy Chute grew up in rural Minnesota. The youngest of three daughters, all of whom attained fame in the literary world, Chute eventually moved to New York City, where she taught creative writing at Barnard College. Chute, the author of numerous short stores and novels, including "The End of Loving," and "Katie: An Impertinent Fairy Tale," also served as a president of P.E.N. She died in 1987. 350 pages.