Title: The Hat on the Bed
Author: O’Hara, John
Publisher: Random House, New York
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: G
Comments: Right corner of FFEP has small crease. D-j has chipping at top of spine and top of front cover.
Synopsis: Like most of the works of master-marketer John O’Hara, The Hat on the Bed, a collection of short stories, was a best seller when it was first released in 1962. As the titles of the first few stories in the collection (Agatha, Aunt Anna, Eminent Domain, Exterior: with Figure, The Flatted Saxophone, The Friends of Miss Julia, The Glendale People) suggest, these are stories in O’Hara’s usual vein: character sketches and comments on the social fabric of early to mid twentieth century America. Automobiles, cheating spouses, real estate values, and Gibbsville, PA, are all to be found in this volume.