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  • THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY. by Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (2014). SIGNED first edition - Young adult novel by this award-winning writer, about a young girl trying to deal with her own anger and fears and to combat the demons that are haunting her father. SIGNED on the title page. 371 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61163
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  • THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY. by Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2014) dj. SIGNED first edition - Young adult novel by this award-winning writer, about a young girl trying to deal with her own anger and fears and to combat the demons that are haunting her father. SIGNED on the half title page. 391 pp. ISBN: 978-0670012091.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69285
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  • CONCERNING CASEY. by Bennett, Eve.
    Bennett, Eve.
    CONCERNING CASEY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Julian Messner, (1958) dj. Hardcover - "The trouble with Casey was that she loved her family so much, she was more concerned with their problems than her own." A coming of age story about a 17 year old girl in a large and loving family. 190 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (long closed tear on front cover of dj).

    Book ID: 67276
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  • CHEROKEE BAT AND THE GOAT GUYS. by Block, Francesca Lia.
    Block, Francesca Lia.
    CHEROKEE BAT AND THE GOAT GUYS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Her third book, a coming of age story for young adults or older children. SIGNED on the title page. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0202696.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57288
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  • NO MORE REUNIONS. by Bowers, John.
    Bowers, John.
    NO MORE REUNIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a coming-of-age story set in the 1940s. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-525168052.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71082
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  • NO MORE REUNIONS. by Bowers, John.
    Bowers, John.
    NO MORE REUNIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a coming-of-age story set in the 1940s. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-525168052.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 66991
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  • TUPELO NIGHTS. by Bradley, John Ed.
    Bradley, John Ed.
    TUPELO NIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Louisiana born author's first novel - a small-town, coming-of-age story with some wicked and humorous twists. John Fowles called it "a vividly imagined and sad-voiced novel of the sour end of the American dream." SIGNED on the front endpaper. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-1757.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.(appears unread but with a remainder line on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 64962
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  • TUPELO NIGHTS. by Bradley, John Ed.
    Bradley, John Ed.
    TUPELO NIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Louisiana born author's first novel - a small-town, coming-of-age story with some wicked and humorous twists. John Fowles called it "a vividly imagined and sad-voiced novel of the sour end of the American dream." 239 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-1757.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 16862
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  • SOLEMN. by Buckhanon, Kalisha.
    Buckhanon, Kalisha.
    SOLEMN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award winning African American writer, a coming of age story which focuses on Solemn Redvine, as well as life in the small Mississippi town of Bledsoe. "Solemn's life changes when a baby who could be her half-sibling is born to her neighbor Pearletta Hassle, and she sees Pearletta's husband throw the baby into a well. The plot becomes more complicated when Pearletta disappears and Earl Redvine, Solemn's father, commits a robbery, landing Solemn in a group home. . . This standout novel is anchored by its vulnerable and brave heroine." (Publisher's Weekly) 296 pp. ISBN: 978-1250091598.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 78444
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  • Conrad, Sybil.
    SORORITY REBEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1958.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Interesting picture of a time when women's roles were just beginning to questioned in the US. A young girl from a small town goes to a large public university, and participates in the sorority rush, even as she questions whether or not she wants her ability to choose her own life constrained by the expectations of being a Gamma. 158 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (some biopredation to the folds and edges of the dj, rear flap separating, but it is still quite attractive and protected now by a new archival cover.).

    Book ID: 54810
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  • GOD'S MOUNTAIN. by De Luca, Erri .
    De Luca, Erri .
    GOD'S MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2002). First edition - Translated from Italian by Michael Moore. The first book by this author to be published in the US, it is the story of a thirteen year old boy who lives in Montedidio (God's Mountains) in Naples in 1960. It is a year of discovery when he begins to become a man, has his first crush while working in a carpentry workshop. 168 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61305
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  • FIREBIRD: A Memoir. by Doty, Mark.
    Doty, Mark.
    FIREBIRD: A Memoir.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (1999). First edition - An account of his childhood and his coming of age by this award-winning poet. 198 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed yellow wrappers (appears unread, but the ink of the title is smeared, a printing flaw.)

    Book ID: 70438
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  • THE LOVE WE ALL WAIT FOR. by Doyle, Lee.
    Doyle, Lee.
    THE LOVE WE ALL WAIT FOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Walnut Creek, CA: Komenar, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in California's Salinas Valley in 1975, where 17 year old Sheila finds her world changing at an overwhelming pace. SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. 286 pp. ISBN: 9780981727103.

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

    Book ID: 63430
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  • A TOUCH OF INNOCENCE by Dunham, Katherine
    Dunham, Katherine
    A TOUCH OF INNOCENCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1959.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Noted African American dancer's memoir (written in the third person) of her childhood in the Midwest. Her second book, and quite uncommon in the first edition, especially in this condition. 312 pp. Dust jacket design by Jules Maidoff.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (minor chipping to the ends of the dj spine, one short closed tear on the back cover, soiling to white background of dj.)

    Book ID: 56788
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  • CANADA. by Ford, Richard.
    Ford, Richard.
    CANADA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press/ Harper Collins, (1912) dj. Hardcover first edition - "First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later." Gripping novel by this Pulitzer prize winning author. 420 pp. ISBN: 978-0061692048.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62865
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  • CANADA. by Ford, Richard.
    Ford, Richard.
    CANADA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press/ Harper Collins, (1912) dj. Hardcover first edition - "First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later." Gripping novel by this Pulitzer prize winning author. 420 pp. ISBN: 978-0061692048.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy but with a remainder dot)

    Book ID: 71941
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  • WATERBOYS. by Gabriel, Eric [Lehman,}
    Gabriel, Eric [Lehman,}
    WATERBOYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story set in the 1960s in New York City - "A well-written, finely tuned first novel about coming of age in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen in the 1960s. . . . Gabriel is a subtle writer - especially in his understanding of Matthew's prepubescent sexuality - and his characters catch at your heart and take hold." (Kirkus) SIGNED on the half title page and dated in San Francisco in the year of publication. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-916515-540.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual light toning to the pages, rem dot, a bit of wear to the ends of the dj spine) Books signed by Eric Gabriel Lehman are quite uncommon.

    Book ID: 62798
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  • WATERBOYS. by Gabriel, Eric [Lehman,}
    Gabriel, Eric [Lehman,}
    WATERBOYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story set in the 1960s in New York City - "A well-written, finely tuned first novel about coming of age in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen in the 1960s. . . . Gabriel is a subtle writer - especially in his understanding of Matthew's prepubescent sexuality - and his characters catch at your heart and take hold." (Kirkus) 234 pp. ISBN: 0-916515-540.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (rubbing and slight edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 76156
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  • Garnett, Gale Zoe.
    VISIBLE AMAZEMENT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999.). First edition - First novel by this Canadian (although born in New Zealand) writer and actress - the story a very precocious 14 year old girl's journey of discovery - from Eugene, Oregon to Malibu and more -

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

    Book ID: 31564
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  • THE BOY WHO WENT AWAY. by Gottlieb, Eli.
    Gottlieb, Eli.
    THE BOY WHO WENT AWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's "darkly funny" first novel, set in the summer of 1967, this is the story of an adolescent boy struggling to find suburban normality, despite a philandering mother, a father driven to drink and an autistic brother. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-312150709.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78943
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  • HELM. by Gould, Steven.
    Gould, Steven.
    HELM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stirring adventure of a young man's difficult coming-of-age on a lost colony planet. Third novel by one of the best of the young science fiction writers. SIGNED on the title page. 383 pp. Dust jacket art by Jim Burns. ISBN: 0-312-864604.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56421
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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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  • MARSBOUND. by Haldeman, Joe.
    Haldeman, Joe.
    MARSBOUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young girl and her family are selected by lottery to be among those going on an expedition to Mars. A coming of age novel set on the frontiers of space. SIGNED on the title page. 296 pp. ISBN: 9780441015955.

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

    Book ID: 51269
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  • Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    GERONIMO REX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1972) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mississippi-born author's first novel, a "grotesque coming of age novel" - a story of fifties adolescence, set in the redneck honky-tonk South - in this case, the town of Dream of Pines, Louisiana, . SIGNED on the half title page. Winner of the Faulkner award and short listed for the National Book Award. 337 pp. . ISBN: 0-670-337285.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper, crease to front flap of dj, but overall a decent copy of a rather uncommon first novel)

    Book ID: 61542
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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FLOOD: Stories. by Harfenist, Jean.
    Harfenist, Jean.
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FLOOD: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, 11 interconnected stories that follow the coming to age of a young woman living in rural small town Minnesota in the 1960s - at the same time as her family is disintegrating, from poverty, drugs and alcohol, and their house is literally sinking, Dustjacket praise from Kay Gibbons, Richard Russo (who described it as " like finding a hot slot machine in a casino. One winner after another") and Mark Childress, 212 pp. ISBN: 0-375-413936.

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

    Book ID: 67501
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  • GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT. by Hesse, Monica.
    Hesse, Monica.
    GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, 2016. First edition - The author's first novel, a carefully researched coming of age story for young adults, set against the horrors of war. Set in Amsterdam in 1943 where Hanneke spends her days dealing in black market goods - until an older woman asks her for helf in finding a Jewish teenager she had been hiding, "who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to…

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    New York & Boston: Little Brown, 2016. First edition - The author's first novel, a carefully researched coming of age story for young adults, set against the horrors of war. Set in Amsterdam in 1943 where Hanneke spends her days dealing in black market goods - until an older woman asks her for helf in finding a Jewish teenager she had been hiding, "who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate action." 301 pp plus an author's note on the historical accuracy.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67766
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  • SATISFIED WITH NOTHIN' by Hill, Ernest.
    Hill, Ernest.
    SATISFIED WITH NOTHIN'

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story which powerfully portrays the African American male experience. It starts in rural 1970s Louisiana where Jamie Ray Griffin is attending the newly integrated high school and chronicles Jamie Ray Griffin's difficult journey from naive teen to football star to cynical adult. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-684822598.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57723
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  • SATISFIED WITH NOTHIN' by Hill, Ernest.
    Hill, Ernest.
    SATISFIED WITH NOTHIN'

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story which powerfully portrays the African American male experience. It starts in rural 1970s Louisiana where Jamie Ray Griffin is attending the newly integrated high school and chronicles Jamie Ray Griffin's difficult journey from naive teen to football star to cynical adult. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-684822598.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57166
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  • THE SNOWMAN'S CHILDREN. by Hirshberg, Glen.
    Hirshberg, Glen.
    THE SNOWMAN'S CHILDREN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002. First edition - The author's first novel, a thriller about a serial killer known as the Snowman, who, in the 1970s, was stalking the streets of suburban Detroit. 324 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed gray wrappers (an unread copy, but the lower corner is slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 62782
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  • THE OUTCAST. by Jones, Sadie.
    Jones, Sadie.
    THE OUTCAST.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008). First edition - The author's debut novel, a "devastating portrait of 1950s hypocrisy and unexpected love." 347 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to upper corner of front cover, but appears unread).

    Book ID: 59624
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