The first edition of this Oprah Book Club pick was published by Random House in 1998. It was 293 pages long, and the original retail price was $23.00. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: First Edition is stated on copyright page under Random House number line "2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3". The back flap of dust jacket has blurbs by Gail Sheehy, Michael Chabon, and Alice Hoffman.
Picture of the 1998 first edition dust jacket for Black and Blue.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Black and Blue.
Picture of dust jacket where original $23.00 price is found for Black and Blue.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Black and Blue.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Black and Blue.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Black and Blue.
Other first edition points for books by Anna Quindlen include: Object Lessons.
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