The first edition of this popular book was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1992. It was 213 pages long, and the original retail price was $19.00. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First edition, 1992 is stated on the copyright page with no references to subsequent printings. Boards are textured off-white with red cloth spine and gold lettering. Back of dust jacket has four reviews for That Night. Back dust jacket flap has photo of the author with a bio that refers only to her two novels prior to this one.
Picture of the 1992 first edition dust jacket for At Weddings and Wakes.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for At Weddings and Wakes.
Picture of dust jacket where original $19.00 price is found for At Weddings and Wakes.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of At Weddings and Wakes.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for At Weddings and Wakes.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of At Weddings and Wakes.
Picture of the first edition title page for At Weddings and Wakes.
Other first edition points for books by Alice McDermott include: Charming Billy.
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