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  • BLACK ULYSSES. by Panger, Daniel.
    Panger, Daniel.
    BLACK ULYSSES.

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

    Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, (1982.). First edition - Novel based on the travels of the Moroccan slave Estevan who accompanied the Spanish explorer Alvar Nunez, also known as Cabeza de Vaca, across the southern part of the New World - from what is now Florida to the Gulf Coast of Mexico - from 1527 to 1536. Maps. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page and dated in 1990. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-8214-06809.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52109
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  • SUSPICION OF RAGE. by Parker, Barbara
    Parker, Barbara
    SUSPICION OF RAGE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, (2005.). First edition - Mystery featuring Florida attorneys Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana. Author's note. 372 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53896
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  • KIDS THESE DAYS. by Perry, Drew .
    Perry, Drew .
    KIDS THESE DAYS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2013. SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, a very funny look at modern life. "Walter and Alice are expecting their first baby, but their timing is a bit off: Walter, once a successful loan officer, has been unexpectedly downsized.Theyve had to relocate to Florida so that they can live rent-freein Alices deceased aunts condo. When Alices brother-in-law Mid offers Walter a job, he literally cant refuse. But what he doesnt knowabout the nature of the job, about the depth of Mids shady dealings, about what hes really supposed to be doingfar outweighs what he does know. And soon enough, things escalate so out of control that Walter is riding shotgun with Mid…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2013. SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, a very funny look at modern life. "Walter and Alice are expecting their first baby, but their timing is a bit off: Walter, once a successful loan officer, has been unexpectedly downsized.Theyve had to relocate to Florida so that they can live rent-freein Alices deceased aunts condo. When Alices brother-in-law Mid offers Walter a job, he literally cant refuse. But what he doesnt knowabout the nature of the job, about the depth of Mids shady dealings, about what hes really supposed to be doingfar outweighs what he does know. And soon enough, things escalate so out of control that Walter is riding shotgun with Mid in a bright yellow Camarochased by the police. ." Kevin Wilson calls this a "wonderfully funny novel, not least of which is the way he so skillfully frames the uncertainty of parenthood against the larger uncertainty of simply living in these strange times. This is an astonishing book. Cover praise from Tim O'Brien, Mark Childress, Dave Barry and more. SIGNED on the title page. 311 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76673
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  • KIDS THESE DAYS. by Perry, Drew .
    Perry, Drew .
    KIDS THESE DAYS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2013. SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, a very funny look at modern life. "Walter and Alice are expecting their first baby, but their timing is a bit off: Walter, once a successful loan officer, has been unexpectedly downsized.Theyve had to relocate to Florida so that they can live rent-freein Alices deceased aunts condo. When Alices brother-in-law Mid offers Walter a job, he literally cant refuse. But what he doesnt knowabout the nature of the job, about the depth of Mids shady dealings, about what hes really supposed to be doingfar outweighs what he does know. And soon enough, things escalate so out of control that Walter is riding shotgun with Mid…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2013. SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, a very funny look at modern life. "Walter and Alice are expecting their first baby, but their timing is a bit off: Walter, once a successful loan officer, has been unexpectedly downsized.Theyve had to relocate to Florida so that they can live rent-freein Alices deceased aunts condo. When Alices brother-in-law Mid offers Walter a job, he literally cant refuse. But what he doesnt knowabout the nature of the job, about the depth of Mids shady dealings, about what hes really supposed to be doingfar outweighs what he does know. And soon enough, things escalate so out of control that Walter is riding shotgun with Mid in a bright yellow Camarochased by the police. ." Kevin Wilson calls this a "wonderfully funny novel, not least of which is the way he so skillfully frames the uncertainty of parenthood against the larger uncertainty of simply living in these strange times. This is an astonishing book. Cover praise from Tim O'Brien, Mark Childress, Dave Barry and more. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 311 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76674
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  • CROSS CREEK. by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
    Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
    CROSS CREEK.

    Edition: First edition with both the A and the Scribner seal on the copyright page.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Hardcover first edition - Her almost always entertaining account of life in an old farmhouse in an orange grove in a small hamlet in Florida, and especially of the people who lived there, black and white, and in some cases worked for her. Illustrated with drawings by Edward Shenton. While Rawlings was a very beloved writer in Florida, this book inspired a lawsuit by one of the neighbors described in it - on the basis of invasion of privacy. One can also see the other side of Rawlings as mistress to black house servants in the two autobiographies written by Idella Parker, who was her cook at Cross Creek for many years. 368 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, foxing in the margins of a few pages, rubbing to the silver lettering on the spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57228
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  • [Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan.] Tarr, Rodger L.
    MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS: A Descriptive Bibliography.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, dj. Hardcover first edition - This comprehensive and definite bibliography of the works of this popular author demonstrates the diversity of Rawlings's writings - it includes separate publications, first appearance contributions to books and pamphlets, and to journals, magazines, and newspapers, blurbs, translations, movie work, etc. Well illustrated. Index. xix, 283 pages. ISBN: 0-8229-39207.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in dark gray cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 27468
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  • DAY FOR NIGHT. by Reiken, Frederick.
    Reiken, Frederick.
    DAY FOR NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, one which "illuminates how disparate far-flung people can be connected." 323 pp. ISBN: 9780316077569.

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

    Book ID: 60844
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  • HE INCLUDED ME: The Autobiography of Sarah Rice. by Rice, Sarah, transcribed and edited by Louise Westling.
    Rice, Sarah, transcribed and edited by Louise Westling.
    HE INCLUDED ME: The Autobiography of Sarah Rice.

    Edition: First printing.

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A first-person account of life in the twentieth-century South, one which spans much of the 20th century - this book "weaves together the story of a black familyeight children reared in rural Alabama, their mother a schoolteacher, their father a minister - and the emerging self-portrait of a woman determined, like her parents, to look ahead." Illustrated with photographs. Chronology. Edited and with a preface by Louise Westling. xvi, 181 pp. ISBN: 0-820311413.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 74528
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  • EARLY BIRD: A Memoir of Premature Retirement. by Rothman, Rodney.
    Rothman, Rodney.
    EARLY BIRD: A Memoir of Premature Retirement.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2006). A book which is both funny and sad. The author, burnt out at twenty-eight, decides to retire early. He travels to southern Florida, where he moves in with an elderly piano teacher at a retirement community that is home to thousands of senior citizens. This is "an irreverent, hilarious, and ultimately warmhearted account of Rodney's journey deep into the heart of retirement. Rodney struggles for acceptance from the senior citizens he shares a swimming pool with and battles with cranky octogenarians who want him off their turf." Includes a brief epilogue not found in the hardcover edition. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-743270584.

    Condition: Near fine (some toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 70252
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  • MILE ZERO. by Sanchez, Thomas.
    Sanchez, Thomas.
    MILE ZERO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mile Zero marks the location of Key West - the cultural junction where the Anglo-Saxon, Latin and African worlds collide. An island with a legacy of the slave trade and revolution and a 'turbulent present of marijuana millionaires, threadbare illegal immigrants, proud homosexuals and hard-luck treasure hunters.' Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-578597.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36752
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  • MILE ZERO. by Sanchez, Thomas.
    Sanchez, Thomas.
    MILE ZERO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mile Zero marks the location of Key West - the cultural junction where the Anglo-Saxon, Latin and African worlds collide. An island with a legacy of the slave trade and revolution and a 'turbulent present of marijuana millionaires, threadbare illegal immigrants, proud homosexuals and hard-luck treasure hunters.' Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-578597.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (dampstaining to top edge of textblock near the spine, not affecting the pages.)

    Book ID: 57132
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  • MILE ZERO. by Sanchez, Thomas.
    Sanchez, Thomas.
    MILE ZERO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mile Zero marks the location of Key West - the cultural junction where the Anglo-Saxon, Latin and African worlds collide. An island with a legacy of the slave trade and revolution and a 'turbulent present of marijuana millionaires, threadbare illegal immigrants, proud homosexuals and hard-luck treasure hunters.' Map endpapers. SIGNED on the title page by the author and dated 'Los Angeles, 24 April 2005.'. ISBN: 0-394-578597.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name.)

    Book ID: 27856
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  • LOS GUSANOS. by Sayles, John.
    Sayles, John.
    LOS GUSANOS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in Miami, Florida in 1981, but spanning six decades of a family's history in Cuba and the US. The title is a derogatory term used by Castro to refer to those who fled Cuba after he came to power. SIGNED on the page facing the title page. 475 pp

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67169
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  • LOS GUSANOS. by Sayles, John.
    Sayles, John.
    LOS GUSANOS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Miami, Florida in 1981, but spanning six decades of a family's history in Cuba and the US. The title is a derogatory term used by Castro to refer to those who fled Cuba after he came to power. 473 pp. ISBN: 0-060166533.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63151
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  • MANGROVE SQUEEZE. by Shames, Laurence.
    Shames, Laurence.
    MANGROVE SQUEEZE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - His sixth humorous suspense novel, set in Key West, Florida. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-63013.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73839
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  • THE NAKED DETECTIVE. by Shames, Laurence.
    Shames, Laurence.
    THE NAKED DETECTIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Amusing and rather appealing suspense novel set in Key West, Florida, featuring a detective who never really meant to be one - the private investigator license was a tax dodge devised by his accountant. SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-375-50253x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73841
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  • VIRGIN HEAT. by Shames, Laurence.
    Shames, Laurence.
    VIRGIN HEAT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (1997). SIGNED first edition - Mystery novel set in Key West, Florida -" a touching and hilarious tale of love, the mob, revenge, redemption, and some minor cross-dressing." SIGNED on the title page. 274 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (publisher's material laid in)

    Book ID: 61409
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  • MANGROVE SQUEEZE. by Shames, Laurence.
    Shames, Laurence.
    MANGROVE SQUEEZE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His sixth humorous suspense novel set in Key West, Florida. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-63013.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61410
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  • THE NAKED DETECTIVE. by Shames, Laurence.
    Shames, Laurence.
    THE NAKED DETECTIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Amusing and rather appealing suspense novel set in Key West, Florida, featuring a detective who never really meant to be one - the private investigator license was a tax dodge devised by his accountant. SIGNED on the title page. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-375-50253x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61429
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  • MANGROVE SQUEEZE. by Shames, Laurence.
    Shames, Laurence.
    MANGROVE SQUEEZE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Hyperion, (1998) dj. Hardcover - His sixth humorous suspense novel set in Key West, Florida. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-63013.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68027
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  • THE LAW OF SECOND CHANCES. by Sheehan, James.
    Sheehan, James.
    THE LAW OF SECOND CHANCES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, a legal thriller set in Florida. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp.

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

    Book ID: 44491
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  • EPILOGUE FOR MURDER. by Shriner, Lewis.
    Shriner, Lewis.
    EPILOGUE FOR MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing Atlanta professor turned private investigator Bennett Cole, who is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of a noir novelist in a small town in the Florida panhandle. Review copy with publicity material laid in. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-31821.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61181
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  • Suarez, Virgil.
    HAVANA THURSDAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Cuban-American author's third novel (fourth book), an exploration of the changes which come to a multi-generational family of Cuban exiles, living a comfortable middle-class life in Miami, which is shattered when one member is stricken by a heart attack while on an expedition in the Brazilian jungle. SIGNED on the title page. 250 pp. ISBN: 1-55885-1437.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37980
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  • LOADED DICE. by Swain, James.
    Swain, James.
    LOADED DICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth thriller featuring Florida ex-cop Tony Valentine, set in the gambling world of Las Vegas casinos. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-345-463269.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61130
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  • SUCKER BET. by Swain, James.
    Swain, James.
    SUCKER BET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third thriller featuring Florida ex-cop Tony Valentine, who is still nabbing crooks, but a very special breed of them - hustlers trying to rob casinos, I SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-345-461754.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61131
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  • SUCKER BET. by Swain, James.
    Swain, James.
    SUCKER BET.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, (2003). First edition - The third thriller featuring Florida ex-cop Tony Valentine, who is still nabbing crooks, but a very special breed of them - hustlers trying to rob casinos. 304 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73823
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  • NEON FLAMINGO. by Taylor, Matt and Bonnie.
    Taylor, Matt and Bonnie.
    NEON FLAMINGO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery set in a "slick Floridacity with a wicked past" and featuring journalists A. J. Egan, a newcomer, and Palmer Kingston, a shrewd and legendary reporter. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-396-091709.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74280
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  • Trocheck, Kathy Hogan
    CRASH COURSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring retiree extraodinarie, Truman Kicklighter, set in Florida. ISBN: 0-06-0176423.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 27547
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  • Trocheck, Kathy Hogan
    LICKETY-SPLIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A Truman Kicklighter mystery, set in Florida. ISBN: 0-06-0176415.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 21949
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  • A BORDER OF BLUE: ALONG THE GULF OF MEXICO FROM THE KEYS TO THE YUCATAN. by Turner, Frederick
    Turner, Frederick
    A BORDER OF BLUE: ALONG THE GULF OF MEXICO FROM THE KEYS TO THE YUCATAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An exploration of the three and a half thousand miles of coastland that borders the Gulf of Mexico in the southern US and Mexico and a picture of the peope who inhabit these borderlands -from the Florida Keys in the spring to cities like New Orleans and Brownsville to Merida in Mexico. Bibliography. Index. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-20721.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53637
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