(New York): Viking, (1994). First edition. Her first book. The story of a woman forced by circumstance to live with her in-laws “surrounded by the family’s obsession with an exacting, angry God and the disquieting ghosts of the past” (from the dust jacket). INSCRIBED BY ANSAY on title page, "For Walter Sullivan -- When/ you read this, be kind./ Vanderbilt, Fall, 1994/ A. Manette Ansay." Walter Sullivan (1924-2006) was an author, critic, authority on Southern literature, and longtime professor at Vanderbilt University, where Ansay taught creative writing at the time. Fine in fine dust jacket.