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  • Chessman, Harriet Scott.
    SOMEONE NOT REALLY HER MOTHER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - A brief and rather moving novel about mothers and daughters and memory - as Hannah's memory loss and confusion from Alzheimer's disease worsens, other, long hidden and never discussed, memories of her girlhood in France, just before the Nazi invasion, and her years as a refugee in London, become more vivid. Unusual in that it is told mostly from the point of view of Hannah, the mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. SIGNED on the title page and dated in June 2006. 168 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 32320
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  • Clark, Robert.
    MR. WHITE'S CONFESSION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Picador, 1998. First edition - The author's second novel, a complex story of murder set in Minnesota in 1939, winner of the Edgar award for best novel of 1998.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 24603
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  • Connelly, Michael.
    BLOOD WORK

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, 1998. SIGNED first edition - Former FBI agent Terrell McCabe is the recipient of a heart transplant - and he agrees to investigate the murder of the woman whose heart he received. Grand Prix, Anthony, and Macavity Award Winner for Best Novel, and the basis for the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. SIGNED on the title page by the author.

    Condition: Fine in stiff printed wrappers

    Book ID: 25788
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  • Davidson, Diane Mott.
    THE CEREAL MURDERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, 1993. SIGNED first edition - The 3rd culinary mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp

    Condition: Very good (lower edge slightly bent) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 3978
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  • TAKE A NUMBER. by Dawson, Janet
    Dawson, Janet
    TAKE A NUMBER.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1993.). SIGNED first edition - The 3rd novel in the award-winning series featuring Oakland private investigator, Jeri Howard. SIGNED on the title page. An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed. 336 pp.

    Condition: Very good in yellow printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 48578
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  • Dorris, Michael.
    THE BENCHMARK. From the Collection 'WORKING MEN'.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1993.). Hardcover first edition - An advance publication of one of the stories from the collection "Working Men, "bound in cream linen cloth - an unusually attractive pre-publication issue, designed by Lucy Albanese and printed and bound by The Book Press of Brattleboro, Vermont. 20 pp.

    Condition: Fine condition.

    Book ID: 35483
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  • FLORIDA ROADKILL. by Dorsey, Tim.
    Dorsey, Tim.
    FLORIDA ROADKILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1999). SIGNED first edition - One of the wildest first novels to come along in years - described as Carl Hiassen with a lot of Hunter S. Thompson - crime, sex, drugs, and very violent and funny. INSCRIBED on the title page. 273 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A surprisingly uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 61129
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  • FLORIDA ROADKILL. by Dorsey, Tim.
    Dorsey, Tim.
    FLORIDA ROADKILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of the wildest first novels to come along in years - described as Carl Hiassen with a lot of Hunter S. Thompson - crime, sex, drugs, and very violent and funny. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp.

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

    Book ID: 74322
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  • Dukes, Carol Muske
    SAVING ST. GERM

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, 1993. SIGNED first edition - Second novel by this award winning poet. The story of a mother's fight to protect her child's way of being different. Set in Southern California.

    Condition: SIGNED by author on title page. Good only in printed green wrappers (front edge of textblock is bumped, crease to lower corner of back cover.)

    Book ID: 7477
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  • COP OUT. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    COP OUT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, 1997. SIGNED first edition - A Jill Smith mystery, set in Berkeley, California. SIGNED on the title page. 296 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in plain printed tan wrappers. An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 48584
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  • GEEK LOVE. by Dunn, Katherine (1945-2016)
    Dunn, Katherine (1945-2016)
    GEEK LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's breakthrough third novel, the story of a loving and fiercely protective carnival family. It "takes us so deeply inside the world of freaks that it challenges our notions of what is 'normal' and what is not." Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page and dated 3/30/89, in the year of publication. 348 pp. ISBN: 0-394-569024.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a hint of sunning to the spine of the orange dust jacket)

    Book ID: 71117
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  • ELLA MINNOW PEA: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable. by Dunn, Mark.
    Dunn, Mark.
    ELLA MINNOW PEA: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage, (2001.). First edition - First novel by this award-winning playwright - "a novel in letters" which is both a play on spelling and grammar and a story about free speech. 205 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in printed yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 44484
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  • Dunne, John Gregory
    PLAYLAND

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1994. Story of Blue Tyler, a child movie star who diasappeared from Hollywood in disgrace, and reappears, 45 years and 11 marriages later, in a trailor park outside Detroit - written by a novelist and screenwriter who really knows Hollywood.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 5942
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  • Dunne, John Gregory
    PLAYLAND

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1994. Story of Blue Tyler, a child movie star who diasappeared from Hollywood in disgrace, and reappears, 45 years and 11 marriages later, in a trailor park outside Detroit - written by a novelist and screenwriter who really knows Hollywood.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. This edition includes a letter to the publisher from Dunne at the front of the book.

    Book ID: 24387
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  • Dunne, John Gregory.
    HARP.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989.). SIGNED first edition - A 'free-wheeling investigation of Dunne's past - ... an examination of a family at once blessed with money and talent and scarred by suicide and other sorrows...Ranging from the Ireland of the Famine to the red-light district of today's Frankfurt,.. [this is] a brilliantly inventive reflection on what it means to be Irish in America." SIGNED on the title page. 235 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy wrappers (the usual toning to the pages), uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 39100
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  • Edgerton, Clyde
    KILLER DILLER

    Edition: Uncorrected proof.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. First edition - Wesley's back in trouble... Edgerton's 4th novel, set in North Carolina.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 10919
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  • Elam, Patricia.
    BREATHING ROOM.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, 2001. Young African American writer's first novel, the story of the friendship between two women, and the testing this bond receives.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 21306
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  • Elkins, Aaron.
    LOOT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - Suspense novel featuring ex-curator Ben Revere - half a century after a truck laden with masterpieces stolen by the Nazis disappeared in a mountain snowstorm, one of the paintings shows up in a seedy Boston pawnshop. 354 pp.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To ... may the good guys always win." Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 32668
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  • HIS MOTHER'S SON. by Emmons, Cai.
    Emmons, Cai.
    HIS MOTHER'S SON.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2002.). SIGNED first edition - A combination of psychological thriller and domestic drama - an 'extraordinarily assured' first novel by this playwright and filmmaker. SIGNED on the title page by the author. 384 pp

    Condition: Fine (as new) in printed gold wrappers.

    Book ID: 30511
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  • HIS MOTHER'S SON. by Emmons, Cai.
    Emmons, Cai.
    HIS MOTHER'S SON.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2002.). SIGNED first edition - A combination of psychological thriller and domestic drama - an 'extraordinarily assured' first novel by this playwright and filmmaker. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author. 384 pp

    Condition: Fine (as new) in printed gold wrappers.

    Book ID: 40588
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  • Fairstein, Linda.
    THE DEADHOUSE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. First edition - The 4th mystery featuring assisant DA Alexandria Cooper. Winner of the Nero Award.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 19478
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  • Ferre, Rosario
    ECCENTRIC NEIGHBORHOODS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998. First edition - Novel set in Puerto Rico by this National Book Award finalist.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with a wraparound band.

    Book ID: 24262
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  • Ferrigno, Robert
    THE CHESHIRE MOON

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (1993.). First edition - Author's second book, a noir novel set in the Los Angeles area, featuring Quinn, a disillusioned former investigative reporter. 283 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 35809
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  • Flanagan, Richard.
    DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2000.). First edition - Tasmanian author's very highly praised and prize-winning first novel, originally published in Australia in 1994: 'Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears... In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those lives stripped of their surface realities, and finds a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking.' Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for first fiction and the South Australian Premier's Award. In 2014 Flanagan won the Man-Booker Award. 326 pp.

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

    Book ID: 31747
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  • Francis, Dick.
    TO THE HILT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, 1996. First edition -

    Condition: Very good in printed orange wrappers.

    Book ID: 21072
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  • UPON THIS ROCK: The Miracle of a Black Church. by Freedman, Samuel G.
    Freedman, Samuel G.
    UPON THIS ROCK: The Miracle of a Black Church.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1994.). The story of Saint Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn New York and its controversial pastor, the Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood, and the work it has done in the community in building affordable housing, creating a school, programs for drug addicts and more. Bibliography. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0924594.

    Condition: Very good..

    Book ID: 52518
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  • UPON THIS ROCK: The Miracle of a Black Church. by Freedman, Samuel G.
    Freedman, Samuel G.
    UPON THIS ROCK: The Miracle of a Black Church.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, (1992.). First edition - The story of Saint Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn New York and its controversial pastor, the Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood, and the work it has done in the community in building affordable housing, creating a school, programs for drug addicts and more. Bibliography. 548 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed light blue wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 41791
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  • THE THIEF LORD. by Funke, Cornelia.
    Funke, Cornelia.
    THE THIEF LORD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic -The Chicken House, 2002. SIGNED first edition - Two orphaned children who run away to Venice to escape their nasty aunt are 'hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city.They are befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, The Thief Lord.' SIGNED on the title page. Funke is described on the cover as the '3rd most popular writer in Germany after Rowling and Stine' but this book is far more mature and satisfying than the works of those authors. Quoted at the beginning of this advance issue is a note from the publisher of Chicken House describing a letter he received from an 11 year old girl wanting to…

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    New York: Scholastic -The Chicken House, 2002. SIGNED first edition - Two orphaned children who run away to Venice to escape their nasty aunt are 'hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city.They are befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, The Thief Lord.' SIGNED on the title page. Funke is described on the cover as the '3rd most popular writer in Germany after Rowling and Stine' but this book is far more mature and satisfying than the works of those authors. Quoted at the beginning of this advance issue is a note from the publisher of Chicken House describing a letter he received from an 11 year old girl wanting to know why Funke was not published in English - well, now she is - and children's fantasy literature is the richer for it! Illustrated with a double page map of Venice, small drawings of the city at the head of each chapter and vignettes at the chapter end. Winner of the 2003 Mildred L. Batchelder award, the Zurich Children's Book Award and the Children's Book Award from the Vienna House of Literature. 352 pp (last several pages blank.)

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    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers. Uncommon advance issue, especially so signed.

    Book ID: 43053
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  • INKHEART. by Funke, Cornelia.
    Funke, Cornelia.
    INKHEART.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic -The Chicken House, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the innovative fantasy trilogy from the award-winning author of 'The Thief Lord' in the true first US printing with the original price of $19.95 on the dustjacket, and all of the other correct points. SIGNED on the title page by Funke. A tale of magic and adventure about a young girl living with her book-binder father (and with her 'bookworm' - book collecting - great aunt) who has the magical power to bring characters from books to life by reading them aloud. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Illustrated with drawings at the tail of each chapter. A lovely book in an unusual wide format. Cover illustration by Carol Lawson. 534 pp. ISBN: 0-439-531640.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53615
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  • INKDEATH. by Funke, Cornelia.
    Funke, Cornelia.
    INKDEATH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic -The Chicken House, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The final book in the innovative fantasy trilogy from the award-winning author of 'The Thief Lord. ' Life in the Inkworld has been more tragic than magical, ever since Maggie and her bookbinder father Mo were drawn into this world, but now Mo is inking a dangerous deal with death itself. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Includes a letter from Funke inside the front cover. Illustrated with drawings at the head of each chapter. A lovely book in an unusual wide format. Cover illustration by Carol Lawson. 663 pp. plus a list of names and places in the Inkworld trilogy.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new.)

    Book ID: 40972
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