The Grass Harp

Finalist, National Book Awards 1952 for Fiction

first edition cover of Truman Capote's The Grass Harp
ISBN 9780679745570
Vintage | Random House
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Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, The Grass Harp tells the story of three endearing misfits—an orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladies—who one day take up residence in a tree house. As they pass sweet yet hazardous hours in a china tree, The Grass Harp manages to convey all the pleasures and responsibilities of freedom. But most of all it teaches us about the sacredness of love, “that love is a chain of love, as nature is a chain of life.” [Vintage]