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  • Alfau, Felipe.
    CHROMOS.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Chicago: Dalkey Archive, (1999.). Although written in the 1940's, this was left unpublished until 1990, when it was finalist for the National Book Award. It is called " a true masterpiece of post World-War II fiction. ISBN: 1-56478-2042.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 28475
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  • GARBAGE. by Ammons, A. R.
    Ammons, A. R.
    GARBAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long narrative poem on garbage - sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful - inspired by the author's drive past a burning mountain of the stuff in Florida on I95. Winner of the National Book Award. and considered one of his best books. 121 pp. ISBN: 0-393-035425.

    Condition: Fine in fine first issue dust jacket without the award sticker on the cover.

    Book ID: 74390
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - National Book Award winner, NY Times Notable Book, Horn Book award winner and more. Although the two books in this series which follow the adventures of a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. 351 pp plus an author's note. ISBN: 9780763636791.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45281
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). First edition - National Book Award winner, NY Times Notable Book, Horn Book award winner and more. Although the two books in this series which follow the adventures of a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. 353 pp plus an author's note and a conversation with the author. ISBN: 9780763636791.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43623
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  • SELF-PORTRAIT IN A CONVEX MIRROR: POEMS . by Ashbery, John.
    Ashbery, John.
    SELF-PORTRAIT IN A CONVEX MIRROR: POEMS .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of thirty-six poems, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Rather uncommon in the hardcover first edition. 83 pp. ISBN: 0-670-63283X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (name of previous owner, that of poet Elizabeth Harrod, on front endpaper, some nicks to the upper edge of the dj.)

    Book ID: 46298
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  • SLAVES IN THE FAMILY. by Ball, Edward.
    Ball, Edward.
    SLAVES IN THE FAMILY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). First edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. "The story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). First edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. "The story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of Balls' estates to force emancipation. ... A nonfiction American saga that is part history, part journey of discovery. This is the story of black and white families who have lived side-by-side through three hundred years.." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Genealogy charts, notes, index. 489 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in printed cream colored wrappers (some creasing to the corners). A very uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 43608
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  • Ball, Edward.
    SLAVES IN THE FAMILY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. From the dj flap: this "is the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. From the dj flap: this "is the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of Balls' estates to force emancipation. ... A nonfiction American saga that is part history, part journey of discovery. This is the story of black and white families who have lived side-by-side through three hundred years.." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Genealogy charts, notes, index. 495 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-374-265828.

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    Condition: Near fine, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50839
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  • SLAVES IN THE FAMILY. by Ball, Edward.
    Ball, Edward.
    SLAVES IN THE FAMILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. From the dj flap: this "is the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. From the dj flap: this "is the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of Balls' estates to force emancipation. ... A nonfiction American saga that is part history, part journey of discovery. This is the story of black and white families who have lived side-by-side through three hundred years.." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Genealogy charts, notes, index. 495 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-374-265828.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36579
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  • SHIP FEVER and Other Stories. by Barrett, Andrea
    Barrett, Andrea
    SHIP FEVER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of short fiction, much of it (including the title novella) set in the nineteenth century. Winner of the National Book Award. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-393-03853X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (National Book Award seal on front cover)

    Book ID: 59515
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  • SHIP FEVER and Other Stories. by Barrett, Andrea
    Barrett, Andrea
    SHIP FEVER and Other Stories.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Norton, (1996.) dj. Hardcover - A collection of short fiction, much of it (including the title novella) set in the nineteenth century. Winner of the National Book Award. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-393-03853X.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription mostly hidden by dj flap, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 57874
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  • CHIMERA. by Barth, John.
    Barth, John.
    CHIMERA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of Dunyazade, younger sister of Scheherazade, Perseus and others from mythology and ancient tales. Winner of the National Book Award. 308 pp. Dust jacket by George Giusti. ISBN: 0-394-49139-9.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, short tear to upper edge of front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 46091
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  • CHIMERA. by Barth, John.
    Barth, John.
    CHIMERA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of Dunyazade, younger sister of Scheherazade, Perseus and others from mythology and ancient tales. Winner of the National Book Award. 308 pp. Dust jacket by George Giusti. ISBN: 0-394-49139-9.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (book 'overopened before first page.)

    Book ID: 53486
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  • FAR FROM THE TREE. by Benway, Robin.
    Benway, Robin.
    FAR FROM THE TREE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins / Harper Teen, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature - the judges described it as "the poignant story of three young people discovering the complicated ways that families love. Grace, Maya, and Joaquin's quest to bond as they search for their biological mother resonates across the many definitions of family. In Benway's able hands, readers feast on a big-hearted and uplifting story about growing up, daring to count on others, and most importantly, having the courage to reveal and embrace our own imperfections." More, this is a book which does not shy away from the discussing the effects of race on adoption and foster care. SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 978-0062330628.

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

    Book ID: 71532
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  • THE PERFORMANCE OF BECOMING HUMAN. by Borzutzky, Daniel.
    Borzutzky, Daniel.
    THE PERFORMANCE OF BECOMING HUMAN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Brooklyn Arts Press, (2016). A powerful collection by this poet whose writing Eileen Myles has described as "violent, perverse, and tender in its portrayal of American and global horror." Winner of the 2016 National Book Awar for poetry. 89 pp. ISBN: 978-1936767465.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 69594
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  • SPARTINA. by Casey, John.
    Casey, John.
    SPARTINA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, 1990. Winner of the National Book Award - Novel set in coastal Rhode Island, where Dick Pierce, a struggling fisherman is determined to finish building his boat, his 'Spartina,' despite the costs to his family and himself. Map. 375 pp. ISBN: 0-380-711044.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 53630
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  • SPARTINA by Casey, John
    Casey, John
    SPARTINA

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, 1990. Winner of the National Book Award - Novel set in coastal Rhode Island, where Dick Pierce, a struggling fisherman is determined to finish building his boat, his 'Spartina,' despite the costs to his family and himself. 375 pp. ISBN: 0-380-711044.

    Condition: Very good overall (slight edge wear, creases in binding, crinkling to a few pages)

    Book ID: 10786
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  • DALE LOVES SOPHIE TO DEATH. by Dew, Robb Forman.
    Dew, Robb Forman.
    DALE LOVES SOPHIE TO DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a woman who returns with her three young children to her hometown in Ohio, while her husband remains in Massachusetts to teach a summer course. Winner of the National Book Award in 1982 for best first novel. Harold Augenbraun, the executive director of the NBF, wrote "Of all the books I read as part of my National Book Awards Fiction reading, 'Dale Loves Sophie to Death' was the most startling. I thought the title was ridiculous, so 70s . . . But the book, well, this is a small masterpiece, a portrait of marriage, of small town life, of family,…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a woman who returns with her three young children to her hometown in Ohio, while her husband remains in Massachusetts to teach a summer course. Winner of the National Book Award in 1982 for best first novel. Harold Augenbraun, the executive director of the NBF, wrote "Of all the books I read as part of my National Book Awards Fiction reading, 'Dale Loves Sophie to Death' was the most startling. I thought the title was ridiculous, so 70s . . . But the book, well, this is a small masterpiece, a portrait of marriage, of small town life, of family, of quiet expectations learning to scream despite themselves." Dew is the granddaughter of poet John Crowe Ransom. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-374134502.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some minor fading to the edges of the boards)

    Book ID: 77587
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  • PARIS TROUT by Dexter, Pete.
    Dexter, Pete.
    PARIS TROUT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's powerful third novel - the story of a brutal killing (of a 14 year old black girl by a white man,named Paris Trout) and its effects on a small Georgia town. National Book Award winner. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-394-563700.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (spine slant, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 35653
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  • PARIS TROUT by Dexter, Pete.
    Dexter, Pete.
    PARIS TROUT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's powerful third novel - the story of a brutal killing (of a 14 year old black girl by a white man,named Paris Trout) and its effects on a small Georgia town. National Book Award winner. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-394-563700.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72800
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  • PARIS TROUT by Dexter, Pete.
    Dexter, Pete.
    PARIS TROUT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's powerful third novel - the story of a brutal killing (of a 14 year old black girl by a white man,named Paris Trout) and its effects on a small Georgia town. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper - "For -- Congratulations for making it to 41. Best wishes" National Book Award winner. 306 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-394-563700.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (spine slightly cocked, some slight sunning to the lettering on the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 45939
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  • THE ROUND HOUSE. by Erdrich, Louise.
    Erdrich, Louise.
    THE ROUND HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2012.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A moving novel which begins in 1988 when an Ojibwe woman is attacked on the reservation, an event which leaves her traumatized and her family devastated. Her most powerful novel, the recipient of the National Book Award for fiction. Afterword. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0062065247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, short tear at top of spine).

    Book ID: 73587
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  • Franzen, Jonathan.
    THE CORRECTIONS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001. dj. Hardcover - Franzen's massive third novel, winner of the National Book Award winner, finalist for Pulitzer Prize and a controversial Oprah pick, when he declined to appear on the Oprah show. 587 pp. ISBN: 0-374-129983.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38218
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  • COLD MOUNTAIN. by Frazier, Charles.
    Frazier, Charles.
    COLD MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing (first state.)

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a powerful historical novel set in the South during the Civil War. The early comments about this book include terms like 'heartbreakingly beautiful, so magificent, spare and eloguent, utterly convincing down to the last haunting detail.' Winner of the National Book Award, and basis for the critically acclaimed and award winning film of the same title. Map endpapers. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-6791.

    Condition: Very good in fine dust jacket. (gift inscription partially blacked out on half title page.)

    Book ID: 53648
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  • COLD MOUNTAIN. by Frazier, Charles.
    Frazier, Charles.
    COLD MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing (first state.)

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a powerful historical novel set in the South during the Civil War. The early comments about this book include terms like 'heartbreakingly beautiful, so magificent, spare and eloguent, utterly convincing down to the last haunting detail.' Winner of the National Book Award, and basis for the critically acclaimed and award winning film of the same title. Map endpapers. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-6791.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49790
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  • Gaines, Ernest.
    A LESSON BEFORE DYING.

    Edition: Book club edition (first edition stated, but no price on dj.)

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover - Powerful novel set in Cajun Lousiana in the 1940's. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. ISBN: 0-679-414770.

    Condition: Fine in very good dustjacket

    Book ID: 31403
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  • THREE JUNES. by Glass, Julia.
    Glass, Julia.
    THREE JUNES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's critically acclaimed debut novel, which was the surprise winner of the 2002 National Book Award. Dust jacket praise from Richard Russo, John Casey and Michael Cunningham ('almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains... it's extraordinary.') SIGNED on the title page. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-375421440.

    Condition: Near fine (lower corners slightly bumped) in a fine, first issue dustjacket (the uncommon true first printing with the correct ISBN in both the book and on the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 35059
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  • THREE JUNES. by Glass, Julia.
    Glass, Julia.
    THREE JUNES.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's critically acclaimed debut novel, which was the surprise winner of the 2002 National Book Award. Dust jacket praise from Richard Russo, John Casey and Michael Cunningham ('almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains... it's extraordinary.') SIGNED on the title page. 353 pp. Although this book has a complete number line beginning with a "1" it is not a true first, but is rather a special printing for the "Good Morning America" selection, with a different ISBN than the original publication. ISBN: 0-375421412.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine second issue dustjacket (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 40734
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  • LORD OF MISRULE. by Gordon, Jaimy.
    Gordon, Jaimy.
    LORD OF MISRULE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Kingston, NY: McPherson & Company, (2010) dj. Hardcover - Set in West Virginia, this is a novel about "the ruthless and often violent world" of cheap horse racing where everyone is struggling for an edge - or just to survive. Winner of the National Book Award. 225 pp. ISBN: 978-0929701837.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78712
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  • LORD OF MISRULE. by Gordon, Jaimy.
    Gordon, Jaimy.
    LORD OF MISRULE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kingston, NY: McPherson & Company, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in West Virginia, this is a novel about "the ruthless and often violent world" of cheap horse racing where everyone is struggling for an edge - or just to survive. Winner of the National Book Award. SIGNED by Gordon on the title page. 225 pp. ISBN: 978-0929701837.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.) First state dust jacket without the sticker.

    Book ID: 71369
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  • Ha Jin.
    WAITING.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - Powerful novel of love and loyalty, and the conflict between the traditional culture and modern life, set in contemporary China and spanning 17 years. Winner of the National Book Award. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-375-406530.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36212
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