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  • WRECKER. by Wood, Summer.
    Wood, Summer.
    WRECKER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2011). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, set in the early 1970s among the giant redwood trees of California's Lost Coast in Humboldt County, the story of a nearly broken and abandoned boy who finds a new home. SIGNED on the title page. 287 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66560
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  • YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE. by Wouk, Herman
    Wouk, Herman
    YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Collins, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - His massive novel, the story of the rise of a young novelist from the Kentucky hills. 766 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (prev owner's name, overall edgewear to the dj., chipping at ends of spine.)

    Book ID: 48180
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  • INSIDE, OUTSIDE. by Wouk, Herman.
    Wouk, Herman.
    INSIDE, OUTSIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic novel spanning 60 years of the 20th century, from the 20's and 30's through World War II, the assassination of Kennedy, and to the 1980's. 644 pp. ISBN: 0-316-955043.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42739
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  • Wouk, Herman
    YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1962 dj. Hardcover first edition - His massive novel, the story of the rise of a young novelist from the Kentucky hills. 753 pp.

    Condition: Good+ in a good- dust jacket (sunning to the spine of the dj, other rubbing and wear)

    Book ID: 47145
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  • LOWBOY. by Wray, John.
    Wray, John.
    LOWBOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's unusual third novel. "Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a sixteen-yearold paranoid schizophrenic, gets on an uptown B train alone. Like most people he knows, Will believes the world is being destroyed by climate change; unlike most people, he's convinced he can do something about it., . . the story of Will's fantastic and terrifying odyssey through the city's tunnels, back alleys, and streets in search of Emily Wallace, his one great hope, and of Violet Heller's desperate attempts to locate her son before psychosis claims him completely." In 2007, Wray was named by Granta magazine as one of America's best novelists. 258 pp. ISBN: 978-0374194161.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82072
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  • HACKS. by Wren, Christopher.
    Wren, Christopher.
    HACKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Satiric novel of adventure, love and cutthroat journalism set in a backwater African country by a respected and experienced foreign correspondent. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-684814137.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42001
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  • Wright, Stephen.
    M31: A Family Romance

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, a "funny, bizarre, and compelling story about family and religion in modern guise " featuring husband and wife Dot and Dash, who star on the UFO circuit as self-proclaimed descendants of aliens from the galaxy M31. Dustjacket praise from Russell Banks (who called this a 'wicked book, as if Thomas Pynchon had collaborated with J. D. Salinger'), Lucius Shepard, Joyce Carol Oates and others. ISBN: 0-517-568691.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30952
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  • GOING NATIVE. by Wright, Stephen.
    Wright, Stephen.
    GOING NATIVE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delta, (1995.). Advance issue for the trade paperback edition of his third novel, a story of the darkness that is at the heart of the American dream. This novel was praised by Toni Morrison (who called it 'astonishing-brilliantly executed') and by Don DeLillo who said Wright is 'a demon novelist who has written an ambitious American tale of the highway, the motel, and the floating identity. Going Native is strange, dark and funny, a slasher classic.' 305 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed gold wrappers.

    Book ID: 43745
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  • FLATS. by Wurlitzer, Rudolph
    Wurlitzer, Rudolph
    FLATS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1970. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second book by this experimental novelist. His first novel was compared to Pynchon's V and Pynchon himself contributed a blurb to this novel noting that this is "hopefully another sign that the novel of bullshit is dead. . . Wurlitzer is very, very good." Wurlitzer also wrote numerous screenplays including the 1971 Monte Hellman film "Two-Lane Blacktop," Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid", the cult film "Candy Mountain" with Tom Waits, (which he co-directed) as well as the wrote the libretto for Philip Glass's opera "In the Penal Colony." INSCRIBED and signed on the title page "For Larry Owens, All the way in Ponca City." 159 pp. ISBN: 0-525106456.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80708
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  • WHAT WE NEVER HAD. by Wyner, Zach
    Wyner, Zach
    WHAT WE NEVER HAD.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Los Angeles: Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book, (2016). SIGNED first edition - A smart and funny coming-of-age novel set in today's world. "Meet Josh, a paragon for the modern postcollegiate. He has a job with no upward path, and a dysfunctional relationship with his ex. . . After two shiftless friends take up residence in his apartment, using his couch as a podium to rail against the world, he takes stock of who he is versus who he wants to be." SIGNED on the title page. 222 pp. ISBN: 978-1942600688.

    Condition: Fine in black wrappers.

    Book ID: 76723
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  • LIARS IN LOVE. by Yates, Richard.
    Yates, Richard.
    LIARS IN LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second collection of short stories by this fine realistic writer. Ann Beattie called them "sharply focused, beautifully written and powerfully moving." 272 pp. ISBN: 0-440-049966.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (previous owner's name, some soiling to the top of the textblock, sunning to spine and edge of front cover of yellow dustjacket, 2 short closed tears.)

    Book ID: 50403
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  • LIARS IN LOVE. by Yates, Richard.
    Yates, Richard.
    LIARS IN LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second collection of short stories by this fine realistic writer. Ann Beattie called them "sharply focused, beautifully written and powerfully moving." 272 pp. ISBN: 0-440-049966.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (previous owner's name, partly hidden by dj flap, remainder spray, slight sunning to spine and edge of front cover of yellow dustjacket.)

    Book ID: 33302
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  • THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM. by Yglesias, Jose.
    Yglesias, Jose.
    THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: World Publishing Co., (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about a Spanish Cuban family in Tampa adjusting to the larger American scene of society - it "weaves back and forth in time and place: Cuba, Key West, Tampa, New York, from the middle of the 19th century to the present day." 215 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 79809
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  • AN ORDERLY LIFE. by Yglesias, Jose.
    Yglesias, Jose.
    AN ORDERLY LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1968.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Cuban-American author's third novel, fourth book - "The story of a man at the top, the money and the women he used to get there. . . a relentless and scathing indictment of the American way of life." 242 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some light spots to the top edge, toning to the endpapers.)

    Book ID: 53893
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  • FEARLESS. by Yglesias, Rafael.
    Yglesias, Rafael.
    FEARLESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of a plane crash and the aftermath for the only 2 survivors, basis for the movie of the same name with Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-446-517232.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27217
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  • DR. NERUDA'S CURE FOR EVIL. by Yglesias, Rafael.
    Yglesias, Rafael.
    DR. NERUDA'S CURE FOR EVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A massive and impressive novel by the author of 'Fearless.' SIGNED on the title page. 694 pp. ISBN: 0-446-520055.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48179
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  • ONLY CHILDREN. by Yglesias, Rafael.
    Yglesias, Rafael.
    ONLY CHILDREN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (1988). SIGNED first edition - An intimate look at the lives of two young couples in New York City, both of whom have a baby boy born the same year - a provocative look at the challenges of parenthood in the 1980s. SIGNED on the title page. 523 pp.

    Condition: Several black lines on bottom edge, otherwise just about fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (no creasing to the spine,etc - appears unread) .

    Book ID: 62974
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  • HOT PROPERTIES. by Yglesias, Rafael.
    Yglesias, Rafael.
    HOT PROPERTIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the world of blockbuster book publishing. SIGNED on the title page. 408 pp. ISBN: 0-525-244212.

    Condition: Good + in very good dust jacket (remainder dot, bumping to upper edge.)

    Book ID: 19667
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  • THE MARRIAGE BED. by Zeldis, Chayym.
    Zeldis, Chayym.
    THE MARRIAGE BED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, one which "alerts us to the ways we are pushed to make alliances which subvert our better selves and work toward our undoing. It is a sustained and penetrating examination of the good and evil within modern men and women, of the guises the two forces assume, .and of the manner in which they contend for supremacy--especially within the confines of the marriage bed." 275 pp. Dust jacket design by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-399-121382.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short tears to dj at ends of spine.)

    Book ID: 45144
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  • Zimler, Richard.
    THE ANGELIC DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the 1980's San Francisco, this is the third book by the author of 'The Last Kabalist of Lisbon', a highly praised historical mystery. ISBN: 0-393-048179.

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

    Book ID: 26037
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