Ten North Frederick

Winner, National Book Awards 1956 for Fiction

first edition cover of Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara
ISBN 9780394448145
Random House

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This is the story of a family of the ‘best’ people, living in Gibbsville, Pa. Three generations of the Chapin family are portrayed with intimacy and uncompromising clarity. Many other people at all levels of the social ladder are portrayed as well, and what they do and say to one another is often shocking.