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  • Ablow, Keith
    DENIAL

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, 1997. First edition - Author's first novel, a psychological thriller about the pathology of murder. With an indicated first printing of 60,000 copies, this is obviously much less common than the hardcover edition. Ablow is himself a forensic psychiatrist. Cover praise from Jonathan Kellerman, among others.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 6408
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  • Ablow, Keith
    DENIAL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a psychological thriller about the pathology of murder. Ablow is himself a forensic psychiatrist. Cover praise from Jonathan Kellerman, among others. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-679-442111.

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

    Book ID: 35856
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  • DENIAL by Ablow, Keith
    Ablow, Keith
    DENIAL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a psychological thriller about the pathology of murder. Ablow is himself a forensic psychiatrist. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Jonathan Kellerman, among others. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-679-442111.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80852
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  • RESURRECTING MINGUS. by Adams, Jenoyne.
    Adams, Jenoyne.
    RESURRECTING MINGUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Free Press / Simon & Schuster, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young author's first novel, the story of a young beautiful lawyer whose life is falling apart, just as her parents' marriage is also coming to an end. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-684873524.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64149
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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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  • LOST CITY RADIO. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    LOST CITY RADIO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover 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 by the author. 257 pp. ISBN: 978-0060594794.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, remainder line)

    Book ID: 62359
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  • DEATH OF A THIN-SKINNED ANIMAL. by Alexander, Patrick.
    Alexander, Patrick.
    DEATH OF A THIN-SKINNED ANIMAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of an English assassin who was sent to Africa to kill an Idi Amin-type dictator. but someone blew his cover and he ended up in jail, and while the dictator is being wooed by the Brits for his country's oil and uranium. But now the assassin has escaped and he is determined to fulfill his mission. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-525089497.

    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (stains from glue on the endpapers and under the dj flaps.)

    Book ID: 80230
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  • Alexie, Sherman.
    THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories by this young Spokane/Couer d'Alene Indian. Selected as one of the Granta 20 & New Yorker 20 best young American writers. His first work of fiction, basis of the movie "Smoke Signals." SIGNED by author. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-5485.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket. (spine of dj sunned.)

    Book ID: 14865
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  • THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories by this young Spokane/Couer d'Alene Indian. Selected as one of the Granta 20 & New Yorker 20 best young American writers. His first work of fiction, basis of the movie "Smoke Signals." INSCRIBED and dated on the title page by the author. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-5485.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73898
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  • CHILDHOOD: A Novel. by Alexis, Andre.
    Alexis, Andre.
    CHILDHOOD: A Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel (second book) by this Afro-Canadian author, who was born in Trinidad. Set in southern Ontario in the 1950s and 1960s. SIGNED on the title page. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-805059814.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76808
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  • THE LOVE-ARTIST. by Alison, Jane.
    Alison, Jane.
    THE LOVE-ARTIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel inspired by the life of Ovid and his banishment to the edges of the Roman empire. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374231796.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63406
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  • RAILS UNDER MY BACK. by Allen, Jeffery Renard.
    Allen, Jeffery Renard.
    RAILS UNDER MY BACK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000. First edition - First novel by this young African American writer (preceded by a book of poetry), a long, beautfully written and complex work, one which explores the destinies of two brothers married to two sisters. 556 pp..

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66959
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  • WOMAN WHO OWNED THE SHADOWS. by Allen, Paula Gunn.
    Allen, Paula Gunn.
    WOMAN WHO OWNED THE SHADOWS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Spinsters, Ink, (1983.). First novel by this Native American writer, poet, feminist and activist (she was raised in New Mexico and describes herself as Laguna Pueblo/Sioux/Lebanese-American). Cover praise from Linda Hogan who describes this as "one of the first novels by and about contemporary Indian women. The writing is mythical in its telling of our origins, mystical in its relation to the world layers and human consciousness that derives from those layers." 213 pp. Cover art by Carol Lee Sanchez. ISBN: 0-933216-076.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56318
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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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  • FINAL THEORY: A Novel. by Alpert, Mark.
    Alpert, Mark.
    FINAL THEORY: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster / Touchstone Books, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first novel, combines cutting-edge science with suspense and adventure. Author's note. 359 pp. ISBN: 1416572872.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy) Circular hologram on front cover of dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57592
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  • HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS by Alvarez, Julia
    Alvarez, Julia
    HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised first novel by this author who was born in the Dominican Republic. Winner of the Pen/Oakland Award. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-572.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49371
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  • BLESS ME, ULTIMA. by Anaya, Rudolfo A.
    Anaya, Rudolfo A.
    BLESS ME, ULTIMA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Quinto Sol International, Publishers, 1972. First edition - Uncommon first printing of one of the most important works of Chicano literature, winner of the second Premio Quinto Sol literary award. Frontispiece photograph and illustrations by Dennis Martinez. 248 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ (reading crease on front cover, some light toning to the back cover, but overall a straight, clean and very attractive copy.)

    Book ID: 49744
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  • ASSASSIN. by Anderson, James.
    Anderson, James.
    ASSASSIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, and the first in the series featuring Mikael Josef Petros. Petros was awaiting death by hanging in a Central European death cell - and then he was offered a way out. He could buy his freedom by assassinating the President of the neighbouring state. To ensure his good faith. he was injected with a fatal drug that would kill him inside four months, unless he could prove that he had completed his mission and returned for the antidote. An Inner Sanctum mystery. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-671207741.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78672
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  • THE CURE FOR DEATH BY LIGHTNING . by Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    THE CURE FOR DEATH BY LIGHTNING .

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised Canadian writer's first novel, second book.Shortlisted for Canada's Giller Prize for Fiction. An offbeat coming of age novel set against the backdrop of a farm in remote Turtle Valley, British Columbia. INSCRIBED on the title page. Laid in is a bookmark of handmade paper also SIGNED by the author. Index to more than 40 remedies and recipes. 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-395-271846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64759
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  • DISCIPLES. by Andrews, Joseph.
    Andrews, Joseph.
    DISCIPLES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.). First edition - The author's first novel which "reinvents the spy thriller." 431 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black covers. With an unusually large first printing for a first novel of 100,000 copies, this advance issue is much more uncommon than the trade edition.

    Book ID: 45594
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  • Andrews, Joseph.
    DISCIPLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which "reinvents the American spy thriller." 428 pp. ISBN: 0-671-795996.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49253
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  • ICARUS. by Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers)
    Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers)
    ICARUS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, (2001). SIGNED first edition - The second thriller written under this pseudonym - one which "hearkens back to the classic Hitchcockian formula: an ordinary man finds himself faced with an inexplicable moral danger whose source he alone must root out." SIGNED on the title page as Russell Andrews aka Peter Gethers. 406 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68371
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  • GIDEON. by Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers and David Handler)
    Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers and David Handler)
    GIDEON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, (1999). SIGNED first edition - The first thriller written by these two authors under this pseudonym - the story of an innocent man on the run, "embroiled in a conspiracy greater than he can imagine." SIGNED on the title page as Russell Andrews aka Peter Gethers. 435 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black and white wrappers. A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 68361
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  • THE BECKET FACTOR. by Anthony, Michael David (1942 - 2003)
    Anthony, Michael David (1942 - 2003)
    THE BECKET FACTOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Colllins Crime Club, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, and the first in a short series of novels centered around Canterbury Cathedral. A blend of murder, espionage and politics, this features "Colonel Richard Harrison, retired from government service, acts as secretary to the Diocesan Dilapidations Board at Canterbury Cathedral and lives on the grounds with his crippled wife. Shortly after the mysterious death of Canon Cratchley, an old cohort asks Harrison to nose around: Cratchley's book-in-progress seems to blacken the character of the favored candidate for the new Archbishop of Canterbury. Crypt renovations, meanwhile, have uncovered a medieval coffin possibly containing the remains of Thomas Becket." (Library Journal) 254 pp. ISBN: 0-002323206.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77817
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  • WHORE. by Arcan, Nelly (pseudonym of Isabelle Fortier, 1973-2009)
    Arcan, Nelly (pseudonym of Isabelle Fortier, 1973-2009)
    WHORE.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grove Press / Black Cat, (2005). First edition - Canadian author's semi-autobiographical first novel, a look at the world's oldest profession by a writer who worked within it. "Cynthia," as the nameless narrator calls herself professionally, is a French-Canadian Catholic who escapes her strict upbringing and schooling by the nuns, and moves to Montreal where she finds work in a bar. One day she answers the ad of an escort agency, and so she is found by new calling. Translated from the French by Bruce Benderson. Finalist for both the Prix MŽdicis and the Prix FŽmina. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-802170021.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79690
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  • FLINT HOUSE. by Asay, Kathleen L.
    Asay, Kathleen L.
    FLINT HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Baltimore, MD: Bridle Path Press, (2013). SIGNED first edition - Author's first novel. "Burned-out journalist, Liz Cane, has seen too many sob stories in her career to have much sympathy for the tenants of a run-down boarding house in Sacramento that is about to be closed because the owner of the house has died, literally at Liz's feet. But when she's introduced to the mysterious older woman who lives upstairs, Liz is hooked. The others all think the woman can somehow save the house from closing. Liz has her doubts, but then the woman is attacked and Liz finds herself in a race to discover the woman's story before it's too late for them all." INSCRIBED on the title page. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0985233129.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77533
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  • PEBBLE IN THE SKY. by Asimov, Isaac
    Asimov, Isaac
    PEBBLE IN THE SKY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - Asimov's first published novel - the first of many! An accident in a research facility, sent Joseph Schwartz to a far future earth, still inhabited but the people of Earth are outcasts, because their tiny world is radioactive. Classic science fiction combining both time travel and post-apocalyptic themes. 223 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket A short closed tear to the base of the spine affecting both the book and the dj (dj has tape repair to interior), some other minor rubbing and wear mostly to the folds of the dj and the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 65181
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  • RADIX. by Attanasio, A. A.
    Attanasio, A. A.
    RADIX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first novel, and probably his best so far, set 13 centuries in the future on an earth devasted by alien energy, and populated by mutated humans. Nominated for the Nebula Award. Very uncommon in the hardcover edition, since this was published simultaneous in both hardcover and trade paperback. Reportedly the first hardcover publication was only 1000 copies, and many, if not most, probably went to libraries as this copy did. Attractive dust jacket art by Fred Marcellino. 467 pp. ISBN: 0-688001351.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, but in a very good unmarked dust jacket (some toning to bottom edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 32378
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