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  • SELF-RELIANCE. by Brownstein, Michael.
    Brownstein, Michael.
    SELF-RELIANCE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1994. First edition - Novel set in New York City in the 1970s - cover praise from Philip Lopate and Paul Auster (who calls Brownstein a 'singular and haunting writer.' 338 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 65022
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  • THE VIADUCT: A Harlem Thriller. by Edwards, Grace (Yearwood)
    Edwards, Grace (Yearwood)
    THE VIADUCT: A Harlem Thriller.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (2004.). Hardcover first edition - Historical mystery set in Harlem in the 1970s - a story of the intersecting lives of two shattered men, one a Vietnam veteran and the other a man determined to avenge the death of his brother. 260 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79346
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  • STRESS. by Estleman, Loren D.
    Estleman, Loren D.
    STRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth novel in his Detroit series, set in Motown in the early 1970s when it has earned the reputation of the Murder Capitol of America - a city where a police crackdown squad (STRESS) had been formed, but the result was more dead young Black men, and a Black community outraged and aggrieved. Although set 50 years ago, the problems this deals with are still occuring today. In his afterword Estleman notes that one of Coleman Young's - the city's first Black mayor - first acts was to disband STRESS and the following year the murder rate declined for the first time in 13 years. SIGNED and dated on the title page. ISBN: 0-892965533.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80141
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  • IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND. by Hoagland, Edward.
    Hoagland, Edward.
    IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (2016). First edition - The 25th book by this award-winning author, published 60 years after his first. Set in the 1970s in far northern Vermont, this is the story of a 46 year old former stockbroker, going blind at age 46, who is living in a farmhouse near a hippie commune and bordering an old smuggling trail, not used to move drugs across the border. It is about learning to adjust to life with limitations, to be able to rely on the kindness of others, and is made more poignant by the fact that Hoagland himself has been dealing with diminishing vision for more than 10 years, 184 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69054
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  • The PETER MAX BOOK OF CROCHET . by Max, Peter and Betty Staal.
    Max, Peter and Betty Staal.
    The PETER MAX BOOK OF CROCHET .

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Pyramid Communications, (1972). First edition - The 1970s come to life in this book of crochet designs, with step by step instructions. Introduction by Peter Max. From the Back Cover "Look who's creating clever clothes in the latest love colors. You! With the aid of one small crochet hook, a minimal investment in yarn, and this Peter Max Book of Original Designs and Kicky Colors, you can be an expert in no time. Be casual in a colorful pullover, put on elegance with a fringed shawl, get nostalgic with a thirties cloche or beret. You'll find everything you need to join the crochet crowd." Illustrated with Max's exuberant drawings and photographs showing the actual items in both…

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    New York: Pyramid Communications, (1972). First edition - The 1970s come to life in this book of crochet designs, with step by step instructions. Introduction by Peter Max. From the Back Cover "Look who's creating clever clothes in the latest love colors. You! With the aid of one small crochet hook, a minimal investment in yarn, and this Peter Max Book of Original Designs and Kicky Colors, you can be an expert in no time. Be casual in a colorful pullover, put on elegance with a fringed shawl, get nostalgic with a thirties cloche or beret. You'll find everything you need to join the crochet crowd." Illustrated with Max's exuberant drawings and photographs showing the actual items in both black and white and full color. Index. 127 pp A Pyramid Gift Edition. Uncommon. ISBN: 0-515092975.

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    Condition: Very good (crease to upper corner of rear covers, corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 79731
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  • AFTER HER. by Maynard, Joyce.
    Maynard, Joyce.
    AFTER HER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County, California, in the late 1970s, 'After Her' is part thriller, part love story. . . a poignant, suspenseful, and painfully real family saga that traces a young girl's first explorations of sexuality, the loss of innocence, the bond shared by sisters, and the tender but damaged relationship between a girl and her father that endures even beyond the grave." SIGNED on the title page, with a drawing by Maynard. 309 pp. ISBN: 978-0062257390.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67382
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  • CAKEWALK: A Memoir. by Moses, Kate.
    Moses, Kate.
    CAKEWALK: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A funny and touching memoir of a crummy - and crumby - childhood in the 1960s and 70s. Each chapter includes a recipe. 350 pp. ISBN: 978-0385342988.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64930
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  • KING SUCKERMAN. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    KING SUCKERMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller set in 1970s Washington, D.C. which weaves together blaxploitation films, drug deals, soul music and the racial tensions of the time. A Dmitri Karas and Marcus Clay novel. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-316-695904.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 68964
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  • COP TOWN: A Novel. by Slaughter, Karin.
    Slaughter, Karin.
    COP TOWN: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974, in a city changed by the civil rights movement, and the end of the Vietnam War, this is the story of a woman in her first week on the force - a force which is not welcoming to women. Meanwhile a serial killer is stalking cops. Nominated for an Edgar award for best novel. SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. 398 pp. ISBN: 97-0804177412.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71719
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  • THE ART OF REDEMPTION. by Truluck, Bob.
    Truluck, Bob.
    THE ART OF REDEMPTION.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, set in the 1970s where a young draft dodger, Jimmy Cotton listens to and retells the "tall tales" of his partner, Joe Ready, "a 98-year-old former cop and kidnaper-hunter, on his deathbed, including run-ins with the twentieth century's notorious bad guys and some unfinished business." Dust jacket praise from James Crumley and Kent Anderson. 206 pp. ISBN: 978-0939767564.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72702
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  • THE SLOW FARM. by Wilson, Tarn.
    Wilson, Tarn.
    THE SLOW FARM.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Port Townsend, WA: Ovenbird Books, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's account of her early years on a Gulf island north of Vancouver in British Columbia - an attempt to look back and understand them, and also an account of revisiting this island - reconnecting with her father. "In the early 1970s, Tarn Wilson's father quit his job as the Brookings Institution's first computer programmer, packed his family into a converted school bus with 'Suck Nixon' painted on the side, and headed for the Canadian wilderness. He planned to give his two young children an Edenic childhood, free from the shadows of war, materialism, and middle class repression. Between each lyric chapter, told from the child's point of…

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    Port Townsend, WA: Ovenbird Books, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's account of her early years on a Gulf island north of Vancouver in British Columbia - an attempt to look back and understand them, and also an account of revisiting this island - reconnecting with her father. "In the early 1970s, Tarn Wilson's father quit his job as the Brookings Institution's first computer programmer, packed his family into a converted school bus with 'Suck Nixon' painted on the side, and headed for the Canadian wilderness. He planned to give his two young children an Edenic childhood, free from the shadows of war, materialism, and middle class repression. Between each lyric chapter, told from the child's point of view, Wilson incorporates 'artifacts' that reveal larger cultural forces shaping her parents' decisions: letters, photographs, timelines, newspaper clippings, excepts from radical approaches to child rearing." INSCRIBED on the title page. Foreword by Judith Kitchen. Photographs. 367 pp. ISBN: 978-1940906065.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some curling to the edges of the covers) .

    Book ID: 79578
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