The Width of Waters

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The Width of Waters
First edition
Author Alfred Kern
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date
1959 (©1958)
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 266 pp
OCLC 3714241
Followed by Made in U.S.A.

The Width of Waters is a novel by the American writer Alfred Kern.[1]

The story is set in 1953 in Buchanan, Pennsylvania (a fictionalized Meadville, north of Pittsburgh). The town is celebrating its sesquicentennial and Jack Gaitz, a young public relations man, is in charge of the festivities, all in the shadow of the Korean War as well as that of the Wolfe family, owners of the textile mill that is Buchanan's sole industry.[2]


  1. ^ "Alfred Kern, Contemporary Authors Online, Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2002". 
  2. ^ "The Width of Waters, Publishers Weekly, 1959".