You Can't Go Home Again
by Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1940
Number of pages: 656
A twentieth-century classic, Thomas Wolfe's magnificent novel is both the story of a young writer longing to make his mark upon the world and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe from the Great Depression through the years leading up to World War II.
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