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  • MADRAS ON RAINY DAYS. by Ali, Samina.
    Ali, Samina.
    MADRAS ON RAINY DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel, the story of a young Indian woman who faces the choice of giving up freedoms she became used to the United States and submitting to the marriage arranged by her family or being banished from her family. SIGNED on the title page. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-374-195625.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52246
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  • Allen, Jennifer
    BETTER GET YOUR ANGEL ON

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a collection of short stories, set mostly in Southern California. 112 pp

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (rem line, fading to top edge of dj)

    Book ID: 6918
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  • BETTER GET YOUR ANGEL ON by Allen, Jennifer
    Allen, Jennifer
    BETTER GET YOUR ANGEL ON

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a collection of short stories, set mostly in Southern California. 112 pp

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 41371
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  • Allen, Richard
    NO ENEMY BUT WINTER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1972. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set on an Indian reservation in Montana - the story of a well-meaning do-gooder, the new Presbyterian minister, bucking tradition, and bringing tragedy upon a people.

    Condition: NF/VG+ (light edgewear, spine sunned.)

    Book ID: 8777
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  • Allison, Dorothy
    BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's first novel, and her break-through book. INSCRIBED by author on title page. While not a first, this is a very nice affordable alternative. ISBN: 0-525-934251.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9513
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  • BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA. by Allison, Dorothy.
    Allison, Dorothy.
    BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, and her break-through book. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-525-934251.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crinkling to the lower corner of a few pages, but overall a straight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 49602
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  • Allison, Dorothy
    BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's first novel, and her break-through book. INSCRIBED by author on title page. While not a first, this is a very nice affordable alternative. ISBN: 0-525-934251.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 18225
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  • BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA. by Allison, Dorothy.
    Allison, Dorothy.
    BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, and her break-through book. Finalist for the National Book Award. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-525-934251.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49694
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  • HOW I GAVE MY HEART TO THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS. by Allison, Karen Hubert.
    Allison, Karen Hubert.
    HOW I GAVE MY HEART TO THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a lighthearted look at the world of NY food - by the former owner of a 3 star restaurant in Manhattan. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-5225.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84804
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  • Allison, Karen Hubert.
    HOW I GAVE MY HEART TO THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a lighthearted look at the world of NY food - by the former owner of a 3 star restaurant in Manhattan. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-5225.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 19765
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  • OTIS: On the Occasion of His Foray into the Wilderness of Civilization, by Allman, Paul Limbert.
    Allman, Paul Limbert.
    OTIS: On the Occasion of His Foray into the Wilderness of Civilization,

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a funny, wild, imaginative and often bawdy odyssey. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-312-105193.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55541
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  • MY LIFE IN HEAVY METAL: Stories. by Almond, Steve.
    Almond, Steve.
    MY LIFE IN HEAVY METAL: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of twelve short stories that "take a clear-eyed view of relationships between young men and women who have come of age in an era without innocence." Stewart O'Nan calls it a "brilliant sexy debut." SIGNED on the title page. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-802116302.

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

    Book ID: 68127
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  • Alpert, Cathryn.
    ROCKET CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aspen, CO: MacMurray & Beck, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a novel set in the Southwest of empty motels, atomic test sites and love affairs in road-strung desert towns. DJ praise from James Crumley and Stephen Dixon, among others. 347 pp. ISBN: 1878448625.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 5096
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  • ROCKET CITY. by Alpert, Cathryn.
    Alpert, Cathryn.
    ROCKET CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aspen, CO: MacMurray & Beck, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a novel set in the Southwest of empty motels, atomic test sites and love affairs in road-strung desert towns. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from James Crumley and Stephen Dixon, among others. 347 pp. ISBN: 1878448625.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59318
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  • GIRLS OF RIYADH. by Alsanea, Rajaa.
    Alsanea, Rajaa.
    GIRLS OF RIYADH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Penguin Press, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - A debut novel, originally published in Arabic in Lebanon, which discusses frankly the " social, romantic and sexual tribulations of four young women from elite classes of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." Translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth. Includes glossary of names, 286 pp. ISBN: 978-1-59420-1219.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60695
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  • Alter, Stephen
    NEGLECTED LIVES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set at a nearly deserted hill station in India.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9768
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  • KINFLICKS by Alther, Lisa
    Alther, Lisa
    KINFLICKS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first book - the title refers to the uncensored home movies made by the heroine. 503 pp. ISBN: 0-394-498364.

    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket. (spine slant, significant sunning to spine of dj, as is common with this title, short closed tear.)

    Book ID: 6917
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  • SALT HOUSES. by Alyan, Hala.
    Alyan, Hala.
    SALT HOUSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a Palestinian family forced first from their home in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967 and then from Kuwait in 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded it. A book which tells the story of those caught up in Mideast conflicts. 312 pp. ISBN: 978-0544912588.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84332
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  • SALT HOUSES. by Alyan, Hala.
    Alyan, Hala.
    SALT HOUSES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2017. First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a Palestinian family forced first from their home in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967 and then from Kuwait in 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded it. A book which tells the story of those caught up in Mideast conflicts. 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71625
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  • AN UNDERACHIEVER'S DIARY. by Anastas, Benjamin.
    Anastas, Benjamin.
    AN UNDERACHIEVER'S DIARY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a novella "grounded in a very slim conceit. Of two brothers born into a trendy Cambridge, Massachusetts, household, one twin is set for success, the other for chronic failure. Although ill-fated William actually beat Clive into the world by seven minutes, it's straight downhill from there." Author Thomas Mallon comments that "His witty, sorrowful hero speaks in a voice that snares the listener as fully as Salinger's Seymour Glass once did. An Underachiever's Diary - the cleverest literary monologue in a long while - is in fact an extremely precocious debut." SIGNED on the title page. 147 pp. ISBN: 0-385319983.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80676
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  • TURN OF THE CENTURY. by Andersen, Kurt.
    Andersen, Kurt.
    TURN OF THE CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a satiric and knowledgeable look at the world of the year 2000, which focuses on a "power couple" in Manhattan, with three kids in a private school, he is a TV producer and she owns a software start-up. . A New York Times Notable Book of the year, 659 pp. ISBN: 0-375-500081.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) BEA sticker on front cover.

    Book ID: 37513
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  • TURN OF THE CENTURY. by Andersen, Kurt.
    Andersen, Kurt.
    TURN OF THE CENTURY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1999. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a satiric and knowledgeable look at the world of the year 2000, which focuses on a "power couple" in Manhattan, with three kids in a private school, he is a TV producer and she owns a software start-up. . A New York Times Notable Book of the year, SIGNED on the title page. A rather uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed. 677 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a illustrated wrappers (crease to upper corner of back cover)

    Book ID: 80757
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  • TURN OF THE CENTURY. by Andersen, Kurt.
    Andersen, Kurt.
    TURN OF THE CENTURY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1999. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a satiric and knowledgeable look at the world of the year 2000, which focuses on a "power couple" in Manhattan, with three kids in a private school, he is a TV producer and she owns a software start-up. . A New York Times Notable Book of the year, SIGNED on the title page. The earlier of two advance issues, quite uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed. Publisher's letter laid in. 677 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy blue and white wrappers.

    Book ID: 80758
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  • TURN OF THE CENTURY. by Andersen, Kurt.
    Andersen, Kurt.
    TURN OF THE CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a satiric and knowledgeable look at the world of the year 2000, which focuses on a "power couple" in Manhattan, with three kids in a private school, he is a TV producer and she owns a software start-up. . A New York Times Notable Book of the year, SIGNED on the half title page. 659 pp. ISBN: 0-375-500081.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80759
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  • TURN OF THE CENTURY. by Andersen, Kurt.
    Andersen, Kurt.
    TURN OF THE CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a satiric and knowledgeable look at the world of the year 2000, which focuses on a "power couple" in Manhattan, with three kids in a private school, he is a TV producer and she owns a software start-up. . A New York Times Notable Book of the year, 659 pp. ISBN: 0-375-500081.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37617
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  • Anderson, Garrett.
    BRENNAN'S BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - Described as 'a brawling novel of the bawdiest Irish playright ever to lift a glass.'. ISBN: 0-399-11065-8.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16156
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  • BILLAROOBY. by Anderson, Jim.
    Anderson, Jim.
    BILLAROOBY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1988). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, loosely based on events in his own childhood. Set in 1942 in Billarooby, a remote community in the Australian Outback, this is the story of 11 year old Lindsay who encounters a Japanese soldier who had escaped from a nearby prisoner of war camp. "Empathy between the boy and the prisoners strengthens as he secretly visits the encampment and sees them brutally treated. Tensions in the community are exacerbated by a devastating drought and by incitements to riot when Jack and fellow racists make Billarooby a war zone." (PW) 321 pp. ISBN: 0-899197361.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83667
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  • SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL. by Anderson, Kent.
    Anderson, Kent.
    SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an account of the Vietnam War which has become a modern classic. "Hanson joins the Green Berets fresh out of college. Carrying a volume of Yeatss poems in his uniform pocket, he has no idea of what he's about to face in Vietnam from the enemy, from his fellow soldiers, or within himself. In vivid, nightmarish, and finely etched prose, Kent Anderson takes us through Hanso's two tours of duty and a bitter, ill-fated return to civilian life in-between, capturing the day-to-day process of war like no writer before or since." SIGNED on the title page. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-385239432.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80975
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  • HUNTING HEMINGWAY'S TROUT by Anderson, Lauri
    Anderson, Lauri
    HUNTING HEMINGWAY'S TROUT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first work of fiction - a collection of interrelated stories set in many of the places Hemingway wrote about. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-689-131032.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54896
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  • Anderson, Lauri
    HUNTING HEMINGWAY'S TROUT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first work of fiction - a collection of interrelated stories set in many of the places Hemingway wrote about. ISBN: 0-689-131032.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (bookplate.)

    Book ID: 6624
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