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  • TANGLED JUNE. by Albert, Neil
    Albert, Neil
    TANGLED JUNE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett. Based on the author's own search for his birth parents. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-802733050.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62297
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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 DEUCE. by Butler, Robert Olen
    Butler, Robert Olen
    THE DEUCE.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Reissue of the sixth novel by this Pulitzer prize winning author - an unusual coming-of-age novel, the story of an Amerasian boy, now 16, half Vietnamese, but brought up in the US by his American father, formerly an army officer, now a district attorney. SIGNED on the title page . 303 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-31979.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60592
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  • THE GIRL WHO SAW LIONS. by Doherty, Berlie
    Doherty, Berlie
    THE GIRL WHO SAW LIONS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Running Brook Press, (2007). First edition - The story of Abele, orphaned when her mother died of AIDS in Africa, abandoned in London by an uncle who had planned to sell her into slavery -written for older children by this award-winning author. 249 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63592
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  • THE MARTIAN CHILD: A Novel About A Single Father Adopting A Son. by Gerrold, David.
    Gerrold, David.
    THE MARTIAN CHILD: A Novel About A Single Father Adopting A Son.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback, movie tie-in edition.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2007.). SIGNED - "Based on a true story" - the experiences of this award-winning science fiction writer, who was determined to be a father to a young boy who was considered emotionally disturbed and unadoptable. SIGNED on the title page. Basis for the film of the same name starring John Cusack. 190 pp. ISBN: 9780765320032.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 42645
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  • SECRET DAUGHTER. by Gowda, Shilpi Somaya .
    Gowda, Shilpi Somaya .
    SECRET DAUGHTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010). First edition - The first novel by this Canadian born author, a story of two women bound together by the daughter they both love -one a poor woman in a village in India who gives up her baby for adoption hoping that she will be able to live, and the other an American doctor who adopts the baby. Glossary. 344 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to front cover).

    Book ID: 72890
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  • Hearon, Shelby.
    THE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh book by this Southern-born novelist, the story of a 15 year old girl who discovers that she was adopted.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dj (one short closed tear.)

    Book ID: 11543
    Keywords: adoption, Women Authors
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  • YO-HO AND KIM. by Jaynes, Ruth; edited by Ida Mulock and illustrated by Daniel Goozee.
    Jaynes, Ruth; edited by Ida Mulock and illustrated by Daniel Goozee.
    YO-HO AND KIM.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Lawerence Press, (1965.). Hardcover first edition - Beginning reader with stories of two orphaned Korean boys who are befriended by Sergeant Adams and the American soldiers of Troop 333. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Daniel Goozee. Includes a glossary of Korean words, and a list of vocabulary introduced in this book. First in a series. 58 pp.

    Condition: Very good in sturdy reinforced, illustrated orange cloth covers.

    Book ID: 43879
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  • MIND OF WINTER. by Kasischke, Laura.
    Kasischke, Laura.
    MIND OF WINTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - "On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly Judge awakens with the fragments of a nightmare floating on the edge of her consciousness. Something followed them from Russia. Thirteen years ago, she and her husband Eric adopted baby Tatty, their pretty, black-haired Rapunzel, from the Pokrovka Orphanage #2. Now, at fifteen, Tatiana is more beautiful than ever." As the novel moves back and forth to Siberia where they adopted their daughter to her years of growing up to the present, we begin to realize the secrets Holly refuses to admit exist... 276 pp. ISBN: 978-0062284396.

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

    Book ID: 69362
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  • Kim, Elizabeth.
    TEN THOUSAND SORROWS: The Extraordinary Journey of a Korean War Orphan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - As a young child she witnessed the murder of her mother by her grandfather and uncle because she had laid with an American soldier and had, not just a bastard, but
    but a honhyol--a mixed-race child, considered worth less than nothing, and brought dishonor on the family. Left at a Christian orphanage in postwar Seoul , adopted by a childless Fundamentalist pastor and his wife but constantly reminded that she wasn't good enough, she was married to an abusive and controlling man, and only after the birth of her daughter, was she then finally was able to save herself and her daughter. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-385496338.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37915
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  • TWO THOUSAND MINNOWS: An American Story. by Leigh, Sandra.
    Leigh, Sandra.
    TWO THOUSAND MINNOWS: An American Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of growing up and surviving in a dysfunctional family, with an abusive father. When Sandra was eight, "her mother went to the hospital to give birth--only to return without the baby.For the next ten years, her family--with her alcoholic father at the helm and her mother battling depression--traveled across the country from West Virginia to California and back again in search of stability, each destination holding out the elusive promise of 'making it.'" SIGNED on the title page and dated 5-31-03 - in the year of publication. 455 pp. ISBN: 1-585748544.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71279
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  • STORM RIDERS. by Lesley, Craig.
    Lesley, Craig.
    STORM RIDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, one which examines the conflicted love of a single father struggling to raise his adopted Native American son, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Winner of the Oregon Book Awards H.L. Davis Prize for Fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-312245548.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67548
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  • MEMOIRS OF A PUBLIC BABY. by O'Connor, Philip. Introduction by Stephen Spender
    O'Connor, Philip. Introduction by Stephen Spender
    MEMOIRS OF A PUBLIC BABY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company. (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of poet and journalist for the BBC Philip O' Connor, focusing on his difficult and uncommon childhood. Includes both introductions by Stephen Spender, for the first edition in 1958 and to the new edition in 1988 in the UK. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-393-027635.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61364
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  • MUDWOMAN. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    MUDWOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A riveting psychological thriller, taut with dark suspense, that explores the high price of repression in the life of a respected university president teetering on the precipice of a nervous breakdown." SIGNED on the title page. 428 pp. ISBN: 978-0062095626.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy but with a short remainder line.)

    Book ID: 69660
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  • FREEDOM: The Story of My Second Life. by Oufkir, Malika.
    Oufkir, Malika.
    FREEDOM: The Story of My Second Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2006). Hardcover first edition - The follow-up to her first book 'Stolen Lives', this tells the story of the years before her and her family's twenty-year imprisonment in a desert jail in Morocco, and of the years after 1996 when she was finally given a passport and allowed to go to France. 241 pp. ISBN: 1-401352065.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70303
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  • Reinhardt, Dana.
    A BRIEF CHAPTER IN MY IMPOSSIBLE LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Her first book, a young adult novel about a 16 year old girl, adopted but happy with her life and her family, who is contacted by her birth mother - a story about the meaning of family, and of finding yourself, of learning what love really is. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-385746989.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36080
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  • BIRTH MOTHER. by Scott, Joanna Catherine.
    Scott, Joanna Catherine.
    BIRTH MOTHER.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Fayetteville, NC: Longleaf Press, (2000.). SIGNED first edition - A sequence of poems by an American woman living in the Philippines about her adoption of three Korean children. SIGNED on the half title page. An interesting companion piece to her novel, "The Lucky Gourd Shop." 19 pp. ISBN: 0-9670994-4-7.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in stiff gray stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 46434
    Keywords: adoption, korean, Poetry
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  • Scott, Joanna Catherine.
    THE LUCKY GOURD SHOP.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: MacMurray & Beck, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel. The mother of three adopted Korean children, now teenagers, tries to help them find their birth parents in Korea. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 1-878448-013.

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

    Book ID: 21359
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  • LOOK AGAIN. by Scottoline, Lisa.
    Scottoline, Lisa.
    LOOK AGAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller by this Edgar award winning author. It begins with a single moment that changes one woman's life forever. Boldly INSCRIED on the half title page. 337 pp. ISBN: 978-0312380724.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 63606
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  • LOOK AGAIN. by Scottoline, Lisa.
    Scottoline, Lisa.
    LOOK AGAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller by this Edgar award winning author. It begins with a single moment that changes one woman's life forever. SIGNED on the title page. 337 pp. ISBN: 978-0312380724.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62998
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  • THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE. by See, Lisa.
    See, Lisa.
    THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, 2017. SIGNED first edition - A novel which "explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple." Set among the Akha, a Chinese ethnic minority living in remote Yunnan. SIGNED on the title page. 365 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70923
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  • LUCKY BOY. by Sekaran, Shanthi.
    Sekaran, Shanthi.
    LUCKY BOY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2016). SIGNED first edition - A moving and highly praised novel which "presents two very different American stories, tied together by the fate of a child. When Soli Castro-Valdez leaves her small Mexican village for the United States, she endures the difficult journey but arrives pregnant and undocumented. Meanwhile, Kavya Reddy, whose parents immigrated to the US from India, is living a more peaceful life with her husband in Berkeley. Unable to have a child, Kavya becomes a foster parent and when Soli winds up in immigrant detention, her son Ignacio winds up with Kavya." SIGNED on the title page. 472 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70930
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  • TRAIL OF CRUMBS: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home. by Sunee, Kim.
    Sunee, Kim.
    TRAIL OF CRUMBS: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2008). First edition - "When Kim Sunee was three years old, her mother took her to a marketplace, deposited her on a bench with a fistful of food, and promised she'd be right back. Three days later a policeman took the little girl, clutching what was now only a fistful of crumbs, to a police station and told her that she'd been abandoned by her mother.
    Fast-forward almost 20 years and Kim's life is unrecognizable.. . At the age of 21, she becomes involved with a famous French businessman and suddenly finds herself living in France, mistress over his houses in Provence and Paris, and stepmother to his eight year-old daughter. Kim takes…

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    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2008). First edition - "When Kim Sunee was three years old, her mother took her to a marketplace, deposited her on a bench with a fistful of food, and promised she'd be right back. Three days later a policeman took the little girl, clutching what was now only a fistful of crumbs, to a police station and told her that she'd been abandoned by her mother.
    Fast-forward almost 20 years and Kim's life is unrecognizable.. . At the age of 21, she becomes involved with a famous French businessman and suddenly finds herself living in France, mistress over his houses in Provence and Paris, and stepmother to his eight year-old daughter. Kim takes readers on a lyrical journey from Korea to New Orleans to Paris and Provence, along the way serving forth her favorite recipes." 372 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 73673
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  • THE INTRUDER. by Townsend, John Rowe.
    Townsend, John Rowe.
    THE INTRUDER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Perhaps the best known young adult novel by this rather prolific author and academic (he also wrote an important study of English children's literature.) Winner of the 1971 Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery. Map, 220 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a good only dust jacket (edgewear to the dj, fading to the spine, original price of 4.50 still present.)

    Book ID: 51159
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