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  • THE EARTH MOVED: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms. by Stewart, Amy.
    Stewart, Amy.
    THE EARTH MOVED: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Inspired by Charles Darwin (who devoted his last year's to the study of worms) and by her own experiences as a gardener in coastal California, Stewart explores the rloe of the earthworm in the ecosystem. how it tills the soil, destroys microscopic organisms that cause plant disease, breaks down toxins, and turns the ground into rich compost. This witty, offbeat and always entertaining book proves that any topic can be fascinating in the hands of a good writer. SIGNED on the title page. Includes a selected bibliography and a list of resources. 215 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 34811
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  • PERFECT CIRCLE. A Novel. by Stewart, Sean.
    Stewart, Sean.
    PERFECT CIRCLE. A Novel.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Northhampton, MA: Small Beer Press, (2004.). First edition - Eighth novel by this award-winning author (the Arthur Ellis, Aurora, and World Fantasy Awards, as well as having two books selected as NY Times Notable books. ) "Sometimes a guy is haunted for a really good reason." 236 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed white wrappers (sticker ghost on front cover.)

    Book ID: 44417
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  • HEROES OF THE VALLEY. by Stroud, Jonathan.
    Stroud, Jonathan.
    HEROES OF THE VALLEY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof - an advance excerpt (thin trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - A new novel about a hero's quest by the author of the Bartimaeus Trilogy. This "exclusive excerpt" is SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in May 2008 before publication. 31 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled, printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 55640
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  • HOUSE OF LIGHT. by Thomas, Joyce Carol.
    Thomas, Joyce Carol.
    HOUSE OF LIGHT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.). First edition - The first novel for adults by this award-winning writer of books for young adults. . Praise from Maya Angelou and Alice Walker on back cover. 273 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed light gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 33588
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  • MASON'S RETREAT. by Tilghman, Christopher.
    Tilghman, Christopher.
    MASON'S RETREAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel (his second book, following a collection of short stories), the story of a family who return to the their crumbling family estate on the eastern shore of Maryland on the eve of World War II. A hardcover advance copy - a 'special preview edition' - with a different dustjacket than the trade edition. Publisher's letter laid in. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-67945200.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75565
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  • ANNETTE VALLON: A Novel of the French Revolution. by Tipton, James.
    Tipton, James.
    ANNETTE VALLON: A Novel of the French Revolution.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, the epic story of a courageous and independent, but now almost forgotten woman - born into a world of wealth in the French aristocracy, but shaped by the novels of Rousseau, she refuses to be married unless it is for passion - but she finds love with the English poet William Wordsworth. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 483 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39138
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  • Tuttle, Lisa.
    LOST FUTURES.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format.)

    New York: Dell, 1992. Horror novel, published as a paperback original.

    Condition: Fine in stiff yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 18127
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  • SACRED HUNGER. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    SACRED HUNGER.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1992. First edition - Epic novel, co-winner of the Booker Award (with Ondaatje's English Patient.), a book which explores one of history's greatest tragedy - the inhumanity of the slave trade. Beginning in 1752 Liverpool, this is the story of a slaving ship, of mutineers and African captives who establish a secret community in Florida, of hope and greed and a desire to start over again. An incredible achievement. 630 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated cream wrappers - a tight, apparently unread copy.

    Book ID: 55651
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  • SACRED HUNGER. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    SACRED HUNGER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Norton, (1993). Epic novel, co-winner of the Booker Award (with Ondaatje's English Patient.), a book which explores one of history's greatest tragedy - the inhumanity of the slave trade. Beginning in 1752 Liverpool, this is the story of a slaving ship, of mutineers and African captives who establish a secret community in Florida, of hope and greed and a desire to start over again. An incredible achievement. 630 pp. ISBN: 0-393-311147.

    Condition: Near fine

    Book ID: 61166
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  • Vaughn, Elizabeth Dewberry
    BREAK THE HEART OF ME

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. First edition - Second novel by this highly praised young Southern writer. Lee Abbott said her "characters are so real you can still hear their lies and dreams long after you've turned her last perfect page." SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 20256
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  • Vaughn, Stephanie.
    SWEET TALK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1990. Her first book, a collection of interconnected stories from this Ohio-born author - each features Gemma, a girl and then a young woman from the heartland. While this has the glossy illustrated cover found on ARCs, the text is typescript.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 19087
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  • Vaughn, Stephanie.
    SWEET TALK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1990. Her first book, a collection of interconnected stories from this Ohio-born author - each features Gemma, a girl and then a young woman from the heartland. While this has the glossy illustrated cover found on ARCs, the text is typescript.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 19140
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  • THE BRIMSTONE WEDDING. by Vine, Barbara [pseudonym for Ruth Rendell]
    Vine, Barbara [pseudonym for Ruth Rendell]
    THE BRIMSTONE WEDDING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harmony, (1995.). First edition - "Both a finely crafted mystery and a disturbingly honest depiction of the kinship between love and madness." 332 pp. ISBN: 0-517-703394.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 24536
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  • PAY THE PIPER by Williams, Joan
    Williams, Joan
    PAY THE PIPER

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 1988. Hardcover first edition - "A novel set in the Deep South about a woman's passionate dangerous affair with a prison convict" - the fifth novel by the author of 'The Morning and the Evening..' 312 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed stiff red wrappers.

    Book ID: 38934
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  • Wilson, Wayne.
    EDDIE AND BELLA.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 2001. First edition - Author's offbeat second novel, a love story of two people separated then brought back together later in life, only to fall in love all over again. 304 pp

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 27371
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  • THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Century, (1997). SIGNED first edition - The true first edition of this novel about a 3 strike loser, who happens to kill a Hell's Angel - and is offered a deal by the DEA. Great desert survival story - and a really good read! SIGNED on the title page. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-7126-77542.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wraps with self-flaps (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 70609
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  • Wolf, S. K.
    THE HARBINGER EFFECT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989.). First edition - Her second novel, an international espionage thriller which begins when a Soviet photojournalist sneaks into an American embassy in West Africa asking for asylum. 322 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 48946
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  • Woods, Stuart.
    DEAD EYES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, 1994. SIGNED first edition - Much less common than the first printing of this novel which was 100,000 copies. SIGNED on the title page.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 25480
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  • THE RUN. by Woods, Stuart.
    Woods, Stuart.
    THE RUN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000.). SIGNED first edition - Novel of suspense. SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed aqua wrappers (minor wear to covers.) An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 45577
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