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  • Brown, Rosellen.
    STREET GAMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her rather uncommon second book, and her first work of fiction, a collection of short stories about the lives of people on one street in Brooklyn, NY. ISBN: 0-385-098979.

    Condition: Very good in good only dust jacket (some wear, chips and creasing at the ends of the spine of the dj, and the corners, other wear.)

    Book ID: 20835
    Keywords: brooklyn, ny, Women Authors
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  • DEAD IN THE WATER. by Cole, Meredith.
    Cole, Meredith.
    DEAD IN THE WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - "Photographer Lydia McKenzie is taking portraits of prostitutes on the waterfront of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when her art project takes a deadly turn. She discovers the body of Glenda, the star of her series, floating in the East River." 259 pp. ISBN: 978-0312625047.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69105
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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: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1993. dj. Hardcover 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. 373 pages. ISBN: 0-06-016610X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 40377
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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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  • 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: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1993. dj. Hardcover 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. 373 pages. ISBN: 0-06-016610X.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket. (an unread copy, tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 15404
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  • Glynn, Thomas.
    THE BUILDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a decaying apartment building in a Brooklyn slum and of its tenants - "whose minds and bodies are touched by every lunacy and perversion known to man, and some that Glynn had to invent... a rollicking nightmare of urban collapse." 371 pp. ISBN: 0-394-545826.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 35043
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  • AND I HEARD A BIRD SING. by Guy, Rosa.
    Guy, Rosa.
    AND I HEARD A BIRD SING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel set in Brooklyn, NY, which follows the story of Imamu Jones as he ventures into a world of mystery and a whole new life. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-385295634.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62164
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  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: African-American Notes on the State of the Union. by Jordan, June.
    Jordan, June.
    TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: African-American Notes on the State of the Union.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Personal reflections on growing up in Brooklyn, insights into the relationship between poetry and politics and discussion on race and class in the US. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-679-406255.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57444
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  • Jordan, June.
    TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: Selected Political Essays

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London: Virago Press, 1992. Personal reflections on growing up in Brooklyn, insights into the relationship between poetry and politics and discussion on race and class in the US.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 49194
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  • DAY OF ATONEMENT. by Kellerman, Faye.
    Kellerman, Faye.
    DAY OF ATONEMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th mystery featuring Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker and his Orthodox Jewish wife, Rina Lazarus. SIGNED on the title page. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-688-086047.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75500
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  • THE SUNLIT FIELD. by Kennedy, Lucy.
    Kennedy, Lucy.
    THE SUNLIT FIELD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1950.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of two young Irish immigrants who arrived in 1850s Brooklyn. The young man is involved in the rivalry of some of the legendary early baseball clubs of Brooklyn, the Atlantics and the Excelsiors. Kennedy's first novel (although preceded by award winning plays and short stories), which has been credited as the first with a baseball theme to be written for adults by a woman author. 333 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a tiny bit of bumping, but overall a lovely copy of this 1950s novel.

    Book ID: 55511
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  • PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN DROWNING. by Perry, Charles.
    Perry, Charles.
    PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN DROWNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young African American writer's first and only published novel. Based on his own experience of juvenile gangsters in his Brooklyn neighborhood, this is an unusual book in that it is one of the few from this period by a black writer which features almost exclusively white characters - a decision made, according to Perry's daughter, out of a fear that issues of race could cloud the humanity of the characters. Kay Boyle called this "one of the most powerful and disturbing novels I've read in years." 307pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58577
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  • VISITATION STREET. by Pochoda, Ivy.
    Pochoda, Ivy.
    VISITATION STREET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a "riveting literary mystery set against the rough-hewn backdrop of the New York waterfront in Red Hook. ItÕs summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore; semi-conscious in the weeds." SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp. ISBN: 978-0062249890.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72566
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  • VISITATION STREET. by Pochoda, Ivy.
    Pochoda, Ivy.
    VISITATION STREET.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2013). First edition - The author's second novel, a "riveting literary mystery set against the rough-hewn backdrop of the New York waterfront in Red Hook. ItÕs summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore; semi-conscious in the weeds." Printed letter from Dennis Lehane bound in. 304 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72630
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  • Santiago, Esmeralda.
    WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Addison-Wesley, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first book, a memoir of a childhood in two worlds - Puerto Rico where she lived until she was 13, and a Brooklyn tenement. ISBN: 0-201-581175.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 14431
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  • THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. by Sayers, Valerie.
    Sayers, Valerie.
    THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. First edition - Author's fourth novel, one which reveals her own brand of Southern humor as she follows her heroine from her girlhood in South Carolina and all the romantic detours in betwen.. 520 pp. Publisher's material laid in.

    Condition: Very good in glossy yellow wrappers - indentation in middle of front cover, affecting the first few pages.

    Book ID: 63956
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  • STEELWORK. by Sorrentino, Gilbert.
    Sorrentino, Gilbert.
    STEELWORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - "Like a series of snapshops, this novel presents a picture of a particular Brooklyn neighborhood between the years 1935 and 1951, covering the Depression, World War II, the beginnings of the Cold War, and the Korean War." 177 pp. ISBN: 0-394447107.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (usual sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 74620
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  • LEVINE. by Westlake, Donald E.
    Westlake, Donald E.
    LEVINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1984). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of six novellas - most written between 1959-1964, but including one first published in this book- which examine the life of a Brooklyn cop. SIGNED on the title page. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-0639.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68682
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  • FRESH KILLS. by Wheat, Carolyn.
    Wheat, Carolyn.
    FRESH KILLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third mystery featuring Brooklyn defense attorney Cass Jameson. SIGNED on the title page. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-425-147851.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63550
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  • MEAN STREAK. by Wheat, Carolyn.
    Wheat, Carolyn.
    MEAN STREAK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring Brooklyn defense attorney Cass Jameson. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-425-153177.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62390
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  • SWORN TO DEFEND. by Wheat, Carolyn.
    Wheat, Carolyn.
    SWORN TO DEFEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth mystery featuring Brooklyn defense attorney Cass Jameson. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-425-163032.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66509
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  • WHERE NOBODY DIES. by Wheat, Carolyn.
    Wheat, Carolyn.
    WHERE NOBODY DIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Brooklyn defense attorney Cass Jameson (the first in the series was nominated for an Edgar). 277 pp. ISBN: 0-312-86700x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to edges of dj)

    Book ID: 66510
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