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"Brother Francis Gerard of Utah might never have discovered the blessed documents, had it not been for the pilgrim with girded loins who appeared during that young novice's Lenten fast in the desert."

Walter Miller, Jr. the First Line of A Canticle for Leibowitz

Originally Published Jan. 1, 1960

Paperback edition:

313 pages - Aug. 1, 1976