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  • Brownmiller, Susan.
    WAVERLY PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating first novel by this feminist writer. Based on an actual incident this has the immediacy of a documentary - as Brownmiller says 'the day the child died, I began to write, to imagine how the couple from my neighborhood whose image flashed repeatedly across my television screen - a lawyer and a woman with a bashed-in face who had once been a writer - could have traveled the distance from people I might have known to such a nightmare.' Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-8021-10908.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28972
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  • IN PURSUIT OF HONOUR. by Humphrey, James.
    Humphrey, James.
    IN PURSUIT OF HONOUR.

    Edition: Limited edition, a trade paperback.

    New York: Poets Alive Press, 2000. First edition - A book of poems about baseball - Humphrey was critically injured the first day of practice, ending his dreams - and child abuse (he is a counselor for abused homeless children) and disability. The final poem is for Bukowski "Maybe we'll meet at a basepark..." One of only 500 copies of the trade edition. Illustrated Small square format. 188 pp plus final comment and photograph. ISBN: 0-936641282.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79627
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  • BLOODROOT. by Loehfelm, Bill.
    Loehfelm, Bill.
    BLOODROOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A gritty thriller set on Staten Island in New York City: college history instruction Kevin Curran attempts to help his brother stay away from heroin, but is instead dragged into an underworld plot of murder, mafia hit men and criminal espionage. Bloodroot is a fictional counterpart of the real horrors of Willowbrook. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780399155925.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 55097
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  • BLOODROOT. by Loehfelm, Bill.
    Loehfelm, Bill.
    BLOODROOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A gritty thriller set on Staten Island in New York City: college history instruction Kevin Curran attempts to help his brother stay away from heroin, but is instead dragged into an underworld plot of murder, mafia hit men and criminal espionage. Bloodroot is a fictional counterpart of the real horrors of Willowbrook. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780399155925.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62840
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  • LIFE FOR DEATH: A True Story of Crime and Punishment. by Mewshaw, Michael.
    Mewshaw, Michael.
    LIFE FOR DEATH: A True Story of Crime and Punishment.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - A true crime story which is given much more immediacy because of the friendship between the author and the boy who shot his parents, and the fact that it was his family who fought to get Wayne a chance in the criminal system. "Harold and Shirley Dresbach seemed to be a perfect couple. . . . Wealthy and influential, they were active in politics and often entertained prominent visitors in their waterfront home on the Chesapeake Bay. So on a quiet January morning in 1961, when their nude bodies, riddled with bullets, were found, people in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C. were stunned. They were still more stunned…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - A true crime story which is given much more immediacy because of the friendship between the author and the boy who shot his parents, and the fact that it was his family who fought to get Wayne a chance in the criminal system. "Harold and Shirley Dresbach seemed to be a perfect couple. . . . Wealthy and influential, they were active in politics and often entertained prominent visitors in their waterfront home on the Chesapeake Bay. So on a quiet January morning in 1961, when their nude bodies, riddled with bullets, were found, people in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C. were stunned. They were still more stunned and horrified when the Dresbach's 15yr. old son, Wayne, was charged with the killings. The author, a childhood friend of Wayne's, was the first to learn of the tragic events that morning, and from the start he suspected some essential truth had been hidden. This is the account of his frustrating investigation into the crime and punishment of his friend. . . Played out behind a facade of propriety, it is a drama composed of almost entirely of unspeakable acts - black-market adoption, alcoholism, child and wife abuse, sexual experimentation, sadism, incest, and finally murder." 281 pp. ISBN: -385145055.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, tear at fold of rear flap, crease on back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 71655
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  • THE BASEMENT: Meditations on a Human Sacrifice. by Millett, Kate.
    Millett, Kate.
    THE BASEMENT: Meditations on a Human Sacrifice.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - More than just an account of the horrifying, prolonged torture and murder of 16 year old Sylvia Likens in Indianapolis in 1965, this is an attempt to understand how this could happen, and how so many people could be complicit in it. 342 pp plus an appendix with black and white photographs. ISBN: 0-671-247638.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61497
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  • TALE OF A SKY-BLUE DRESS. by Moss, Thylias.
    Moss, Thylias.
    TALE OF A SKY-BLUE DRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this award-winning African American poet. Set in the 1950's this is the story of a young girl, the only child of a maid and factory worker who moved from the South to Ohio, whose sheltered childhood was shattered by a babysitter, the girl in the sky-blue dress, who took pleasure in inflicting pain. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-380-975505.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new unread copy, remainder line.)

    Book ID: 14034
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  • TALE OF A SKY-BLUE DRESS. by Moss, Thylias.
    Moss, Thylias.
    TALE OF A SKY-BLUE DRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this award-winning African American poet. Set in the 1950's this is the story of a young girl, the only child of a maid and factory worker who moved from the South to Ohio, whose sheltered childhood was shattered by a babysitter, the girl in the sky-blue dress, who took pleasure in inflicting pain. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-380-975505.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 40239
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  • THE BASKET MAKER. by Niles, Kate.
    Niles, Kate.
    THE BASKET MAKER.

    Edition: First printing.

    GreyCore Press, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Poet's first novel, one which 'creates a world in which love, passion, abuse and the possiblity of healing all co-exist.' Set in Colorado. SIGNED on the title page. Praise on back cover from Kent Haruf and others. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-9742074-03.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48698
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  • THE BASKET MAKER. by Niles, Kate.
    Niles, Kate.
    THE BASKET MAKER.

    Edition: First printing.

    GreyCore Press, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Poet's first novel, one which 'creates a world in which love, passion, abuse and the possiblity of healing all co-exist.' Set in Colorado. Very warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page and signed simply "Kate" and dated 6/20/065. Praise on back cover from Kent Haruf and others. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-9742074-03.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Gold sticker on dust jacket that this was Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year.

    Book ID: 59360
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  • FLYING IN PLACE. by Palwick, Susan.
    Palwick, Susan.
    FLYING IN PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's prize-winning first book - Jane Yolen called it 'the strongest and wisest novel I have ever read about the problem of child abuse... the book is impossible to read without being moved to fury and tears.' SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Crawford Award for best first fantasy novel.179 pp. ISBN: 0-312-851839.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73536
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  • FLYING IN PLACE. by Palwick, Susan.
    Palwick, Susan.
    FLYING IN PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's prize-winning first book - Jane Yolen called it 'the strongest and wisest novel I have ever read about the problem of child abuse... the book is impossible to read without being moved to fury and tears.' SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Crawford Award for best first fantasy novel.179 pp. ISBN: 0-312-851839.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51277
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  • FLYING IN PLACE. by Palwick, Susan.
    Palwick, Susan.
    FLYING IN PLACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.). SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first book - Jane Yolen called it 'the strongest and wisest novel I have ever read about the problem of child abuse... the book is impossible to read without being moved to fury and tears.' SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Crawford Award for best first fantasy novel. 179 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (very different cover art from the final version.)

    Book ID: 20229
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  • Rakow, Mary.
    THE MEMORY ROOM.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (2002.). First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a woman coming to terms with her long-buried memories. Cover praise from Janet Fitch who states: "In her suspenseful, poetic, mysterious, and profound novel The Memory Room, Mary Rakow addresses the big question-how do we live with our knowledge of evil? And then what do we do with this knowledge, and how can we reconcile it with an equally profound awareness of the depth of the world's beauty and the possibility of faith? Approaching these fundamental issues not as a philosopher but as an artist using a subtle poet's touch, she explores the great paradoxes of the human condition without simplification or denial." 459 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 34853
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  • Ray, David.
    THE ENDLESS SEARCH: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at his harrowing childhood in Oklahoma in the 1930's, the abuse he suffered at the hands of a guardian, and his search for the father who abandoned him, for a home, for love and approval, by an award-winning poet and editor. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. 303 pp. ISBN: 1-887128-522.

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

    Book ID: 30295
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  • A HOLE IN THE WORLD: An American Boyhood. by Rhodes, Richard.
    Rhodes, Richard.
    A HOLE IN THE WORLD: An American Boyhood.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Boldly INSCRIBED on the title page. The story of his childhood and especially of the abuse and starvation he and his older brother endured at the hands of his stepmother, until - when he was age 12 and weighed just 80 pounds - his brother went to the police and the court sent them to the Andrew Drumm Institute. The title refers to the lack of love and nuture in his childhood - both because of the suicide of his mother when he was just one year old, and the inability of his father to stand up to his stepmother. Books - and especially the old science fiction pulps - became his refuge. Photographs. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-671-690663.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 24172
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  • A HOLE IN THE WORLD: An American Boyhood. by Rhodes, Richard.
    Rhodes, Richard.
    A HOLE IN THE WORLD: An American Boyhood.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the page facing the title page. The story of his childhood and of the abuse and starvation he and his older brother endured at the hands of his stepmother, until - when he was age 12 and weighed just 80 pounds - his brother went to the police and the court sent them to the Andrew Drumm Institute. The title refers to the lack of love and nuture in his childhood - both because of the suicide of his mother when he was just one year old, and the inability of his father to stand up to his stepfather. Books - especially the old science fiction pulps - became his refuge. Photographs. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-671-690663.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners somewhat bumped, otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 62511
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  • Skye, Grace Elizabeth.
    COMING HOME.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Dry Bones Press, 1996. First edition - Autobiographical account of a woman who was sexually molested as a young girl by a nun, a member of the same order as her aunt, and a visitor to her family's home - focuses on her struggle to reconcile her own desire to become a nun - to join the Poor Clares - and the conflict between her deep commitment to the spirituality of the Catholic Church and her anger in the way the situation of abuse was ignored or handled by the authorities. 82 pp. ISBN: 1-88938-252.

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

    Book ID: 31430
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  • BEAST. by Wild, Margaret.
    Wild, Margaret.
    BEAST.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning Australian author's first book for older children: the story of Jamie, who is afraid of everything - but especially of the beast who haunts the night darkness, and of Brendan, who bullies him at school. "An honest , unflinching story about the power of fear and the horror of abuse." 102 pp. ISBN: 0-590471589.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39078
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