Just like Gilead, there have been claims that the true first edition was published in Canada by HarperCollins. While we have not heard back from Farrar, Straus, Giroux about their stance with Home, they did tell us that both versions of Gilead went on sale at the same time, and that they did the editorial and cover work for both books. So far we suspect the same holds true for Home. Like Gilead, the American edition of Home simply states "First edition", while the Canadian edition of Home states "FIrst Canadian Edition". So you be the judge.
There are four reviews on the back of the dust jacket. Binding is brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine.
Picture of the 2008 first edition dust jacket for Home.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Home.
Picture of dust jacket where original $25.00 price is found for Home.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Home.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for Home.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Home.
Picture of the first edition title page for Home.
Other first edition points for books by Marilynne Robinson include: Gilead, Housekeeping, Lila.
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