American Beauty 1999
New York. 1999. March 1999. Henry Holt. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. ISBN: 080504065x. The Author Is The 1997 Recipient of The Whiting Writer's Award. 227 pages. hardcover. Cover phot by Bart Michiels. Cover design by John Candell. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Feeling disconnected from the wildly beautiful desert that she has known intimately for twenty years, award-winning writer Ellen Meloy embarks on a search for home that is historical, scientific, and spiritual.