(New York): Viking, (1987). First edition. Basis for the 2009 movie starring Albert Finney, Jill Clayburgh, Kathryn Erbe, Kyle MacLachlan, and Ethan Hawke. ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED BY HUMPHREYS on title page, "For Walter & Jane/ with great pleasure/ at seeing you again --/ and in hopes of another/ meeting soon!/ Josephine Humphreys." Walter Sullivan (1924-2006) was an author, critic, longtime Vanderbilt University professor, authority on Southern literature and one of the founding members of The Fellowship of Southern Writers to which Humphreys was elected for membership in 2001. His wife, Jane Harrison Sullivan (1923-2022), taught English literature at Aquinas College. Fine in near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear.