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  • LUCID STARS. by Barrett, Andrea.
    Barrett, Andrea.
    LUCID STARS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delta, (1988.). SIGNED first edition - Not only is this the ARC for Barrett's first novel, it is the first book to be published as a trade paperback original by the revised Delta Fiction imprint (in the 60's they published such writers as Vonnegut and Brautigan.) The advance issue of this title is printed on noticeably better paper stock than the trade edition and, as such, it is much less prone to browning. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64677
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  • Barrett, Joyce Durham.
    QUIET-CRAZY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, (1993.). First edition - Southern author's first novel, a very unusual coming of age story - about a woman who learns who she is and how to be herself at age 28.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 28504
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  • THE LACE READER. by Barry, Brunonia.
    Barry, Brunonia.
    THE LACE READER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's very hard to describe first novel about a family of women from Salem, Massachusetts who can read the future in the patterns of lace. SIGNED on the title page. Author's disclaimer. 300 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 57593
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  • THE TESTAMENT OF YVES GUNDRON. by Barton, Emily.
    Barton, Emily.
    THE TESTAMENT OF YVES GUNDRON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which explores the two-edged sword of modern technology. Dust jacket praise from Thomas Pynchon who called it "Blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt-a story that moves with ease and certainty, deeply respecting the given world even as it shines with the integrity of dream." SIGNED on the title page. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-374221790.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82619
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  • THE WIDOW. by Barton, Fiona.
    Barton, Fiona.
    THE WIDOW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: New American Library - NAL, 2016. First edition - The author's first novel, part pyschological suspense and part examination of what a marriage is, one which explores the question of "how much do the wives of men who commit terrible crimes actually know.?" Told in alternate voices, from the perspective of the widow, the police detective and the reporter. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68113
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  • THE DEER PASTURE. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE DEER PASTURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    College Station: Texas A & M University Press, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, illustrated with drawings by Elizabeth Hughes. SIGNED on the title page. 123 pp. ISBN: 0-890962286.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 86974
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  • THE WATCH by Bass, Rick
    Bass, Rick
    THE WATCH

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (1989). SIGNED first edition - Author's highly praised first work of fiction, a collection of short stories. SIGNED on the half title page with the words "best of luck and wishes" and dated in Montana in December 1989. 191 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60610
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  • Bass, Rick
    THE WATCH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first work of fiction, a collection of short stories. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-393-02623x.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 14364
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  • Bass, Rick
    THE WATCH

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Washington Square Press Books, 1990. Author's first work of fiction, a collection of short stories. ISBN: 0-671-692224.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 8813
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  • THE WATCH by Bass, Rick
    Bass, Rick
    THE WATCH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first work of fiction, a collection of short stories. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-393-02623x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80581
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  • Bass, Rick
    THE WATCH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first work of fiction, a collection of short stories. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-393-02623x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17963
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  • Bauman, Beth Ann.
    BEAUTIFUL GIRLS:

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage (c.2002.) dj. Hardcover - A collection of short stories about the secret lives of girls and women, told with much humor and grace. ISBN: 1-931561-354.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy.)

    Book ID: 28477
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  • FIRST LIGHT. by Baxter, Charles.
    Baxter, Charles.
    FIRST LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - Paul Auster commented that it "moves backward in time, traveling from past to present as though through a tunnel of memory. . . . Baxter is both tough-minded and compassionate, and he never makes his characters more or less than what they are. They are human, and that in itself is a rare achievement for a writer, a thing to be celebrated above and beyond all other achievements in this splendid book. SIGNED on the title page. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-670817015.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81268
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  • Bayer, Valerie Townsend.
    CITY OF CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a novel within a novel in the tradition of Byatt's 'Possession' in which two researchers use letters and journals to recreate the lives of a Victorian novelist and her family. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page. ISBN: 0-312-06926x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15655
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  • Bayer, Valerie Townsend.
    CITY OF CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a novel within a novel in the tradition of Byatt's 'Possession' in which two researchers use letters and journals to recreate the lives of a Victorian novelist and her family. ISBN: 0-312-06926x.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 17124
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  • Bayer, Valerie Townsend.
    CITY OF CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a novel within a novel in the tradition of Byatt's 'Possession' in which two researchers use letters and journals to recreate the lives of a Victorian novelist and her family. ISBN: 0-312-06926x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 24016
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  • BEAT THE REAPER. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    BEAT THE REAPER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy for the first trade paperback edition.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2009). SIGNED first edition - The author's best-selling and very funny first novel. "Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital. He has a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden." SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp,

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67068
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  • BEAT THE REAPER. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    BEAT THE REAPER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's best-selling and very funny first novel. "Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital. He has a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden." SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp,. ISBN: 978-0316032223.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81223
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  • BEAT THE REAPER. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    BEAT THE REAPER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy for the first trade paperback edition.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2009). First edition - The author's best-selling and very funny first novel. "Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital. He has a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden." 304 pp,

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59171
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  • Beachy, Stephen.
    THE WHISTLING SONG.

    Edition: 1st printing.

    New York: Norton, 1991. Author's first book - an "on-the-road" novel -

    Condition: F/F.

    Book ID: 3630
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  • A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE. by Beagle, Peter S.
    Beagle, Peter S.
    A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: ROC - Penguin, (1992.). SIGNED - Author's classic first book, an enduring work of fantasy, about love which transcends the boundaries of the grave. The New York Times called this "one of literature's most beautiful works about ghostly places." This edition is illustrated by Darrell Sweet. INSCRIBED on the title page. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-451-450965.

    Condition: Very good (a tight straight copy but tanning to the pages)

    Book ID: 87407
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. ISBN: 978-0374246020.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64568
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  • A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Solder. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Solder.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - An incredible first hand memoir on how war looks to a child soldier - at the age of 13, he was involved in the fighting in Sierra Leone, but at 16, he was removed by UNICEF. Chronology. 229 pp. ISBN: 978-0374105235.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69288
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014). First edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. 240 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75463
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2013, before publication. 240 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76656
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  • THE BOYS OF MY YOUTH. by Beard, Jo Ann.
    Beard, Jo Ann.
    THE BOYS OF MY YOUTH.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1999) dj. The author's very highly praised first book, a collection of 'fierce, funny and wholly unforgettable' autobiographical essays, ranging from her childhood to the present day, forty years later. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-316086251.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 83801
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  • BLUESTOWN. by Becker, Geoffrey.
    Becker, Geoffrey.
    BLUESTOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Becker's second book, and first novel. His first book won the 1995 Drue Heinz prize for short fiction, and the final stories in that book was 'Bluestown' which became this novel. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-312-142234.

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

    Book ID: 80798
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  • DANGEROUS MEN by Becker, Geoffrey
    Becker, Geoffrey
    DANGEROUS MEN

    Edition: First printing.

    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of short stories that won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize in 1995 (selected by Charles Baxter) Dust jacket praise from Madison Smartt Bell who commented that Becker has a "musician's ear for the lives he listens to." 161 pp. . ISBN: 0-822938995.

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

    Book ID: 66947
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  • UNDER PEGASUS by Beckman, David
    Beckman, David
    UNDER PEGASUS

    Edition: First printing.

    Hampton, CT: Golden Grove Books, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this critically acclaimed poet and playwright - a hard-edged story in which a man comes to grips with his past and tests his values. The day after advertising executive achieves his flashiest coup, he comes across his former wife, a brilliant musician who is now a hallucinating homeless person living in the bowels of Grand Central station. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-96512441x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 87605
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  • Beckman, David
    UNDER PEGASUS

    Edition: First printing.

    Hampton, CT: Golden Grove Books, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this critically acclaimed poet and playwright - a hard-edged story in which a man comes to grips with his past and tests his values. The day after advertising executive achieves his flashiest coup, he comes across his former wife, a brilliant musician who is now a hallucinating homeless person living in the bowels of Grand Central station. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-96512441x.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (2 short closed tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 9773
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