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  • RUNNING THE RIFT. by Benaron, Naomi.
    Benaron, Naomi.
    RUNNING THE RIFT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second book, a novel which follows the story of Jean Patrick Nkuba "from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his countrys first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people." Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction (awarded every other year). SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 365 pp. ISBN: 978-1616200428.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (penciled vocabulary words on rear free endpaper - erasable)

    Book ID: 75923
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  • THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS. by Brandeis, Gayle.
    Brandeis, Gayle.
    THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (second book). Set in Southern California, in San Diego and at the Salton Sea, this is the story of a mixed race young woman's struggle to come to terms with her mother's terrible past (as a forced prostitute in Korea) while she searches for her own place in the world. Praise from Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison (who said this 'has an edgy beauty that enhances perfectly the seriousness of its contents), Susan Straight and Donna Gershten. Winner of the second annual Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an award in support of a literature of social responsibility sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver. ISBN: 0-06-0528036.

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

    Book ID: 41357
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  • THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS. by Brandeis, Gayle.
    Brandeis, Gayle.
    THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (second book). Set in Southern California, in San Diego and at the Salton Sea, this is the story of a mixed race young woman's struggle to come to terms with her mother's terrible past (as a forced prostitute in Korea) while she searches for her own place in the world. Praise from Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison (who said this 'has an edgy beauty that enhances perfectly the seriousness of its contents), Susan Straight and Donna Gershten. Winner of the second annual Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an award in support of a literature of social responsibility sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver. SIGNED on the title page. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 0-06-0528036.

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

    Book ID: 32172
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  • THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY. by Durrow, Heidi.
    Durrow, Heidi.
    THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young girl, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black GI, who is the sole survivor of a family tragedy - "a searing and heart-wrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society's ideas of race and class. It is the winner of the 2008 Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice." 264 pp. ISBN: 978-1565126800.

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

    Book ID: 63239
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  • THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY. by Durrow, Heidi.
    Durrow, Heidi.
    THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2010. dj. Hardcover - The author's first novel, the story of a young girl, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black GI, who is the sole survivor of a family tragedy - "a searing and heart-wrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society's ideas of race and class. It is the winner of the 2008 Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice." 264 pp. ISBN: 978-1565126800.

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

    Book ID: 63675
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