First edition, 2003 is stated near the top of the copyright page, and number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" is on the bottom. The dust jacket has three reviews on the back - by Michael Cunningham, Joan Didion, and Ann Patchett.
There is a Today's Book Club dust jacket that has a logo printed on the front, and a forth review by Anita Shreve on the back. The Today's Book Club dust jacket also has a different ISBN than the true first dust jacket. But oddly enough the books that come in both jackets are identical - both books have the same ISBN on the copyright page.
The Great Fire won the National Book Award.
Picture of the 2003 first edition dust jacket for The Great Fire.
The Today's Book Club dust jacket has a special logo printed on the front.
The Today's Book Club dust jacket has four reviews on the back, and ISBN 0-374-27821-0. The true first has just three reviews, and ISBN 0-374-16644-7.
Other first edition points for books by Shirley Hazzard include: The Evening of the Holiday .
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