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  • GRACELAND. by Abani, Chris.
    Abani, Chris.
    GRACELAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Nigerian-born author's powerful first novel, the story of a teenage Elvis impersonator living in a sprawling slum of Lagos. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-374-165890.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69212
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  • Abercrombie, Barbara
    GOOD RIDDANCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - the story of a woman set adrift by her divorce but also of her ability to survive not only that, but a brutal rape, and to regain possession of herself.

    Condition: VG/VG (closed tears, pc.)

    Book ID: 8994
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  • DUEL SITE. by Abish, Walter.
    Abish, Walter.
    DUEL SITE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tibor de Nagy Editions, 1970. SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, and the last in the series of limited edition poetry pamphlets published by this press. Issued in a limited edition of only 300 copies. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the title page to poet Barbara Guest, one of the dedicatees - "Having stumbled on the secret platform, the cartographer serenely gazed into the blue . . . with my love, Walter. The poem dedicated to Guest is titled 'Don't Speak to Me about Cartographers.'

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to the back cover).

    Book ID: 60585
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  • Abraham, Pearl
    THE ROMANCE READER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books (Putnam), 1995. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a young girl in the Hasidic world in Brooklyn - a secret reader of Charlotte Bronte and Victoria Holt in violation of the prohibition against reading books in English.

    Condition: F/F.

    Book ID: 8544
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  • FOBBIT. by Abrams, David.
    Abrams, David.
    FOBBIT.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    New York: Black Cat / Grove Atlantic, (2012). SIGNED - The author's first novel, an "Iraq war comedy." SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Karl Marlantes (who called it "hilarious, but the subject matter is deadly serious"), Jonathan Evison ("it deserves a place alongside Slaughterhouse-Five and Catch 22 as one of our great comic novels about the absurdity of war") and more. 369 pp. ISBN: 9780802120328.

    Condition: Fine in wrappers with French flaps. Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 62815
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  • Abu-Jaber, Diana.
    ARABIAN JAZZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set among a large and loving Arab family living in a mostly poor-white small town in upstate New York - a community where "ethnics" are few and far between. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-151078629).

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39247
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  • ARABIAN JAZZ. by Abu-Jaber, Diana.
    Abu-Jaber, Diana.
    ARABIAN JAZZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set among a large and loving Arab family living in a mostly poor-white small town in upstate New York - a community where "ethnics" are few and far between. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-151078629).

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80849
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  • HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater. by Acito, Marc.
    Acito, Marc.
    HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a quiet New Jersey town in 1983, this is a coming-of-age story of an 'overly theatrical and sexually confused' 17 year old. Boldly SIGNED on the half title page with the words 'Be Splendid!' 276 pp. ISBN: 0-76791841X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62220
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  • HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater. by Acito, Marc.
    Acito, Marc.
    HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a quiet New Jersey town in 1983, this is a coming-of-age story of an 'overly theatrical and sexually confused' 17 year old. Boldly INSCRIBED on the half title page with the words 'Be Splendid!' and with a small blue "property of Wallingford High School" stamp. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-76791841X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a crease on the rear flap of the dj, with a light impression on the last couple of pages)

    Book ID: 65704
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  • JUMP. by Ackerman, Marianne.
    Ackerman, Marianne.
    JUMP.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Toronto: McArthur & Company, (2000). First edition - Set in Montreal, this is the first novel by this playwright - the story of a woman who is a freelance journalist, a single mother and a passionate Montrealer - her ex-husband is heading for a breakdown, her children are declaring their independence and she is trying to find a new sense of purpose. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-15528133X.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to pages)

    Book ID: 84506
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  • HARBOR. by Adams, Lorraine.
    Adams, Lorraine.
    HARBOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, one which chronicles the "desperate, confused, marginal lives of a group of Arab Muslims in Boston, Montreal, and Brooklyn. Aziz Arkoun arrives in Boston Harbor after 52 days as a stowaway in the hold of a tanker. He swims to shore through icy waters, arriving ill and disoriented.. . Adams does a masterful job of rendering Aziz's confusion as he confronts a strange language in an almost unknowable world, tries to suss out what illegal goings-on his cousin is up to, sleeps in a chair a few hours a night, and works in a low-paying job for a brutish boss."…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, one which chronicles the "desperate, confused, marginal lives of a group of Arab Muslims in Boston, Montreal, and Brooklyn. Aziz Arkoun arrives in Boston Harbor after 52 days as a stowaway in the hold of a tanker. He swims to shore through icy waters, arriving ill and disoriented.. . Adams does a masterful job of rendering Aziz's confusion as he confronts a strange language in an almost unknowable world, tries to suss out what illegal goings-on his cousin is up to, sleeps in a chair a few hours a night, and works in a low-paying job for a brutish boss." This book raises the question of who is a terrorist and it also shows that there are no easy answers. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, finalist for the Orange and Guardian First Book prizes, and selected by the New York Times as a Best Book, by the Washington Post as a Notable Book of the year. 292 pp. ISBN: 1-40004233X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 85134
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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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  • SWEET EYES. by Agee, Jonis.
    Agee, Jonis.
    SWEET EYES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by poetry and two highly acclaimed collections of short stories) set in a small midwestern town celebrating its centennial. "Honey Parrish of Divinity, Iowa, drinks too much, sleeps around and talks to her dead lover. . . .she is a woman drifting toward madness while searching for something that will anchor her to safety.. . Honey is also plagued by the voice of Clinton, her dead lover, until Jasper Johnson comes along. Johnson, the ``sweet eyes'' of the title, is the town's only black man. His tempestuous affair with Honey is the spark that fires a smoldering racism in the community, spearheaded by Sonny Boy…

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    New York: Crown, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by poetry and two highly acclaimed collections of short stories) set in a small midwestern town celebrating its centennial. "Honey Parrish of Divinity, Iowa, drinks too much, sleeps around and talks to her dead lover. . . .she is a woman drifting toward madness while searching for something that will anchor her to safety.. . Honey is also plagued by the voice of Clinton, her dead lover, until Jasper Johnson comes along. Johnson, the ``sweet eyes'' of the title, is the town's only black man. His tempestuous affair with Honey is the spark that fires a smoldering racism in the community, spearheaded by Sonny Boy [Honey's pyschotic brother]. Fearing that her brother's bigotry caused the death of a young black woman 15 years earlier, Honey launches a painful search for the truth." (Kirkus) A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 404 pp.,. ISBN: 0-517575159.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83383
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  • PANIC IN A SUITCASE. by Akhtiorskaya, Yelena.
    Akhtiorskaya, Yelena.
    PANIC IN A SUITCASE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of two decades in the life of a Russian immigrant family living in Brighton Beach - Brooklyn - and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream, when the dissolution of the Soviet Union makes returning just a matter of a plane ticket, and the Russian-owned shops in their adopted neighborhood stock even the most obscure comforts of home. 307 pp. ISBN: 978-1594632143.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75567
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  • Akins, Ellen.
    HOME MOVIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, about a 14-year old orphan rearing herself in Illinois and LA.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (faint line bottom edge)

    Book ID: 3946
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  • FOREST GATE. by Akinti, Peter.
    Akinti, Peter.
    FOREST GATE.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Free Press, (2010.). First edition - First novel by this young author, of Nigerian ancestry, raised in Forest Gate, London and now living in New York. A graphic, poetic and shattering story set among young Somalian refugees in the slums of London. Although drugs play a very significant role in the novel, Akinti wants to show that the tragedy of young men dying is about much more than that. This edition includes a reading guide and a question and answer section with the author. 210 pp. ISBN: 9781439172179.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 48609
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  • ST. BURL'S OBITUARY. by Akst, Daniel.
    Akst, Daniel.
    ST. BURL'S OBITUARY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver & Aspen: MacMurray and Beck, (1996.) dj. 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." 370 pp. ISBN: 1878448684.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56940
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  • ST. BURL'S OBITUARY. by Akst, Daniel.
    Akst, Daniel.
    ST. BURL'S OBITUARY.

    Edition: First printing.

    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. 370 pp. ISBN: 1878448684.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64248
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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. 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." 269 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83579
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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.). SIGNED 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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  • Alberts, Mimi.
    THE SECOND STORY MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fiction Collective, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's hard-to-find first novel, narrated by a 17 year old girl and set mostly in the bars and hangouts of New York's East Village in the 1950s.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dustjacket. (chip at bottom of spine.)

    Book ID: 15088
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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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  • Alden, Paulette Bates.
    FEEDING THE EAGLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of eleven interrelateds short stories which feature Miriam Batson, a native Southerner transplanted to the Midwest by marriage, as she confronts and comes to term with the shifting ground of her life. Alden was herself born in Greenville, South Carolina, and was writer in residence as the University of Minnesota at the time this was published. Dust jacket praise from Wallace Stegner and Scott Turow. 176 p. ISBN: 1-555971113.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30891
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  • Alexander, Lynne.
    SAFE HOUSES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised first novel, set in Budapest during World War II. ISBN: 0-689-11606-3.

    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (binding cracked at title page.)

    Book ID: 16747
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  • RICARDO: DIARY OF A MATINEE IDOL. by Alfieri, Richard.
    Alfieri, Richard.
    RICARDO: DIARY OF A MATINEE IDOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel & Co., 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the Hollywood of the 1920s and 1930s during the era of silent films, the story of a Jewish-Italian boy from the Bronx, presented to the public as a new Latin lover, Paramount's answer to Valentino. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-936784652.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 68024
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  • BRICK LANE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    BRICK LANE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this young writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England, the story of two sisters, one living in London, the other still in Bangladesh. . Short-listed for the Booker Prize. 369 pp. ISBN: 0-743243307.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80805
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  • BRICK LANE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    BRICK LANE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2003). First edition - First novel by this young writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England, the story of two sisters, one living in London, the other still in Bangladesh. . Short-listed for the Booker Prize. 268 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80806
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  • BRICK LANE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    BRICK LANE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Scribner, (2003). First novel by this young writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England, the story of two sisters, one living in London, the other still in Bangladesh.. Short-listed for the Booker Prize. 415 pp. ISBN: 0-38560484X.

    Condition: Very good (small address sticker inside front cover)

    Book ID: 73624
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  • BRICK LANE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    BRICK LANE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this young writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England, the story of two sisters, one living in London, the other still in Bangladesh. SIGNED on the title page. Short-listed for the Booker Prize. ISBN: 0-38560484X.

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

    Book ID: 70462
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