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An Unfinished Season
WARD JUST

An Unfinished Season by Ward Just
23 reviews (2004) (256p)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist

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Book Description
From a distinguished chronicler of American social history and
political culture, An Unfinished Season captures the 1950s hauntingly. In a time of rabid anticommunism, worker unrest, and government corruption, even the small-town family could not escape the nationwide suspicion and dread of "the enemy within."
In rural Quarterday, on Chicago"s North Shore, nineteen-year-old Wilson Ravan watches as his father"s life unravels. Teddy Ravan — gruff, unapproachable, secure in his knowledge of the world — is confronting a strike and even death threats from union members who work at his printing business. Wilson soon finds himself straddling three worlds when he takes a job at a newspaper: the newsroom where working-class reporters find class struggle at the heart of every issue, the glittering North Shore debutante parties where he spends his nights, and the growing cold war between his parents at home. These worlds collide when he falls in love with the willful daughter of a renowned psychiatrist with a frightful past in World War II.


Other Award Winning Books by Ward Just
A Dangerous Friend by Ward Just
22 reviews (1999) (256p) (TIME) (ALA)
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Echo House by Ward Just
18 reviews (1997) (336p) (NBA)
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Ward Just Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 An Unfinished Season ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 1 Echo House ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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