In 2009, the National Book Foundation named C.E. Morgan one of the nation's 5 under 35 honoring young writers. She was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel, The Sport of Kings. C. E. Morgan graduated from Berea College, and sets this novel on a farm in country reminiscent of the hills surrounding Berea, Kentucky. She wrote this novel while earning a masters at Harvard University. “Rarely in this reviewer's memory has a debut novel emerged with such a profound sense of place.... Descriptions are so vivid, yet so integrated and organic, that the reader can almost feel the lassitude of stifling humid air; smell the rich, warm earth; and see the furrowed fields, the dark mountains in the distance.... A slow, seductive dive into another time and place, a deep, quiet place.” ―Karen Campbell. “Those who read for character and landscape will feast on C. E. Morgan's uncommon debut." - Karen Long. A signed first edition of an author's first book is often a prized possession. I can only find one signed first edition of this book on line, and it is in three figures.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009. 199 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.