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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from…

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    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 37582
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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in…

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    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. 291 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38904
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  • WHITE PLAGUE. by Abel, James (pseudonym of Bob Reiss)
    Abel, James (pseudonym of Bob Reiss)
    WHITE PLAGUE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Berkley, (2014). First edition - The first book in a new series of science-based thrillers, and the first published by Reiss under this pseudonym. "In the frozen waters of the Arctic, Marine bioterror expert Joe Rush races to save a submarine crew from a lethal threat." 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in embossed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 63496
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  • REVOLUTION #9. by Abrahams, Peter.
    Abrahams, Peter.
    REVOLUTION #9.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1992. First edition - A post-Vietnam novel about people fragmented by their violence during the war. But not Vietnam vets- rather, anti-war radical terrorists. It is a thriller, a mystery, and a compelling novel of love and hate, good and evil, idealism and corruption, all deliberately chosen. 325 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40864
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  • ORIGIN. by Abu-Jaber, Diana
    Abu-Jaber, Diana
    ORIGIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2007). First edition - Her third novel, fourth book - a suspenseful literary mystery set in Syracuse, New York, where there is a number of unexplained 'crib deaths.' 388 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 58218
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  • Ackroyd, Peter
    THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. First edition - Historical novel set in Victorian England, with Ackroyd's usual fiendish - and brilliant - mixing of fact and fiction.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9039
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  • THE GIRL IN A SWING. by Adams, Richard.
    Adams, Richard.
    THE GIRL IN A SWING.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    London: Allen Lane, (1980.). SIGNED first edition - A very different novel by the author best known for 'Watership Down.' A love story with a steadily growing undertone of horror. It is ironical - in light of the fact that in the preface to this book, Adams says that he "cannot be sure of unraveling the experienced from the imagined" - that this novel was the subject of a libel suit, and the first printings were suppressed and the name of the main character - Kathe - was changed (this proof copy is, of course, the first state with the original name.) INSCRIBED by Adams on the first page "To - yours sincerely." 397 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue covers - an uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 57321
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  • NO EXIT. by Adams, Taylor.
    Adams, Taylor.
    NO EXIT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2019). First edition - The author's third novel - "A brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman desperate to unmask and outwit a vicious psychopath. . . On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, shes forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers.." Outside is a little girl locked in a van. 335 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76275
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  • THE ALEXANDER CIPHER. by Adams, Will.
    Adams, Will.
    THE ALEXANDER CIPHER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2009). First edition - The first international thriller featuring archeologist Daniel Knox and linguist Gaille Bonnard, set in Egypt - in Alexandria, the desert and Siwa. A fast moving, action packed story. 320 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrapper (upper corner bumped).

    Book ID: 70004
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  • SAINT FRIEND. by Adamshick, Carl.
    Adamshick, Carl.
    SAINT FRIEND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (slim trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: McSweeney's Publishing, (2014). First edition - A title in the McSweeney's Poetry Series and the author's second collection of poetry (his first received the Walt Whitman Award), This is "a freewheeling explosion of celebrations, elegies, narratives, psychologically raw persona pieces (one in the voice of Amelia Earhart), and a handful of punchy lyric poems with a desperate humor.. . Opening with a five-page anthem called 'Layover,' it begins:'They keep paging Kenneth Koch at the airport./Someone should let the announcer know/ he is dead, that there is no city he can go to,/ that no one is expecting him. Once, I applied/ to be a horse'." 59 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77670
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  • A WALK ACROSS THE SUN. by Addison, Corban.
    Addison, Corban.
    A WALK ACROSS THE SUN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & London: SilverOak, (2012. SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, interwoven stories of two young Indian girls who are swept up into the international sex trade and the young American lawyer who becomes involved in trying to rescue them. INSCRIBED on the half title page. 370 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54938
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  • Addison, Corban.
    A WALK ACROSS THE SUN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & London: SilverOak, (2012. SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, interwoven stories of two young Indian girls who are swept up into the international sex trade and the young American lawyer who becomes involved in trying to rescue them. SIGNED on the half title page. 370 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54939
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  • AMERICANAH. by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
    AMERICANAH.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition - Nigerian born author's third novel, fourth book. "Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. . . Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and re-ignite their passion for each other and for their homeland." Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. The Los Angeles…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition - Nigerian born author's third novel, fourth book. "Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. . . Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and re-ignite their passion for each other and for their homeland." Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. The Los Angeles Times called it "Part love story, part social critique, and one of the best [novels] you'll read this year!" 477 pp.

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    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in printed red wrappers with a sample of the finished cover art bound in. A surprisingly uncommon advance copy.

    Book ID: 72631
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  • GOB'S GRIEF. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    GOB'S GRIEF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-7679-02815.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50395
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  • GOB'S GRIEF. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    GOB'S GRIEF.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Broadway Books, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. Based on his classic short story "Every Night for a Thousand Years" published in The New Yorker in 1977, this is described as ""Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, yet otherwordly in its discussion of grief and longing." In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under…

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    New York: Broadway Books, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. Based on his classic short story "Every Night for a Thousand Years" published in The New Yorker in 1977, this is described as ""Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, yet otherwordly in its discussion of grief and longing." In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 573 pp plus author's note.

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    Condition: Very near fine in printed light yellow wrappers. The earlier of two advance issues, set in typescript, and very uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 80812
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  • GOB'S GRIEF. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    GOB'S GRIEF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Broadway Books, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. Based on his classic short story "Every Night for a Thousand Years" published in The New Yorker in 1977, this is described as ""Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, yet otherwordly in its discussion of grief and longing." In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under…

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    New York: Broadway Books, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. Based on his classic short story "Every Night for a Thousand Years" published in The New Yorker in 1977, this is described as ""Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, yet otherwordly in its discussion of grief and longing." In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp plus author's note.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80813
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  • IN THE LAND OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Ahmed, Qanta.
    Ahmed, Qanta.
    IN THE LAND OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, (2008). First edition - When she was denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, accepted a position in Saudi Arabia. She saw this as more than a new job, but also a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands, a place she hopes she will belong. Instead she discovers that The Kingdom is a world apart - she finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her, but also humor, honesty, loyalty and love - and she finds a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith. Endnotes. ix, 444 pp plus a reading group guide.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79367
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  • ST. BURL'S OBITUARY. by Akst, Daniel.
    Akst, Daniel.
    ST. BURL'S OBITUARY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Denver & Aspen: MacMurray and Beck, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised -and genuinely original - first novel: "A burlesque on death, resurrection and dinner. . When Bennett stumbles one night into a gangland slaying, his life of moral virtue and culinary vice is turned upside down." SIGNED on the title page and dated 7/9/96, in the year of publication. 269 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80690
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  • LOST CITY RADIO. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    LOST CITY RADIO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Highly acclaimed first novel by this writer, born in Peru, but now living in California. A dystopian view of the future, set in a 'nameless, timeless South American country' where a war has been raging between the government and a guerrilla faction from the jungle. Alarcon's first book, a collection of short stories, won the Whiting Writer's Award and he was chosen by PW as one of the top debut writers of 2007 and In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 257 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light crease to front cover, more noticeable crease to back cover) . Promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 40986
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  • AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2013). First edition - The second novel, third book, by this award-winning author born in Peru, but now living in California. In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. 372 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72599
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  • Albert, Susan Wittig.
    INDIGO DYING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Berkley, (2003.). First edition - A China Bayles mystery, one set in a small town in Texas which is undergoing a revival as artists flock there.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 22718
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  • INDIGO DYING. by Albert, Susan Wittig.
    Albert, Susan Wittig.
    INDIGO DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Berkley, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A China Bayles mystery, set in a small town in Texas which is undergoing a revival as artists flock there. INSCRIBED on the title page. Includes a note to the reader, list of resources. x. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-425188280.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78149
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  • A DILLY OF A DEATH. by Albert, Susan Wittig.
    Albert, Susan Wittig.
    A DILLY OF A DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Berkley, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A China Bayles mystery, set in a small town in Texas which is hosting the annual pickle festival. SIGNED on the title page. Includes a note to the reader, resources and recipes. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-425193993.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78524
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  • LEELA'S BOOK. by Albinia, Alice.
    Albinia, Alice.
    LEELA'S BOOK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2011). First edition - The author's first novel (second book). Set in India, this has been described as a 'multi-threaded, raucous epic about family and faith.' 422 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58227
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  • SEASONS IN FLIGHT. by Aldiss, Brian.
    Aldiss, Brian.
    SEASONS IN FLIGHT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atheneum, 1985. First edition - A collection of short stories "where the clash of ancient and modern cultures and the ever-present threat of war are constant themes." 157 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in pale blue printed wrappers (name of book has been written in blue pencil on the spine.) A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 56061
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  • KIET AND THE GOLDEN PEACOCK by Alexander, Gary
    Alexander, Gary
    KIET AND THE GOLDEN PEACOCK

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, 1989. SIGNED first edition - Third in the Inspector Bamsan Kiet series, set in the fictional Indochinese country of Luong. SIGNED on the title page.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 1771
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  • BLOOD SACRIFICE: A Mystery of the Yucatan. by Alexander, Gary
    Alexander, Gary
    BLOOD SACRIFICE: A Mystery of the Yucatan.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.). First edition - First mystery featuring Luis Balam, full-blooded Mayan, ex-policeman, turned tour guide and part-time detective. 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 49196
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  • THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS: A Lady Emily Mystery. by Alexander, Tasha.
    Alexander, Tasha.
    THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS: A Lady Emily Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014). First edition - A novel of historical suspense combining mystery, romance and intrigue, set in the 1890s and featuring Lady Emily Ashton, now Lady Emily Hargreaves. Author's note. 292 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64199
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME: A Memoir. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2017). First edition - A very highly praised memoir by this award-winning writer - a "look at the complicated relationship between a remarkable mother and an equally remarkable son, set, mostly, in the Spokane Indian Reservation where Alexie spent his childhood. His whip-smart, sometimes cruel mother saved the family when she stopped drinking, but was inexplicably tough on her kids something Alexie traces back to mental illness, sexual assault, and the Indian experience of violence and oppression." Response to this book has been complicated by charges of sexual harrassment against Alexie, and he declined the Carnegie Medal. 417 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72386
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  • BLASPHEMY: New and Selected Stories. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    BLASPHEMY: New and Selected Stories.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2012.). SIGNED first edition - Collects fifteen of his best stories along with sixteen new stories. A fantastic collection by this award-winning (National Book Award, Pen-Faulkner and more) Native American author.SIGNED on the title page. 464 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 55193
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