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  • THE CURE FOR DEATH BY LIGHTNING . by Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    THE CURE FOR DEATH BY LIGHTNING .

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised Canadian writer's first novel, second book.Shortlisted for Canada's Giller Prize for Fiction. An offbeat coming of age novel set against the backdrop of a farm in remote Turtle Valley, British Columbia. INSCRIBED on the title page. Laid in is a bookmark of handmade paper also SIGNED by the author. Index to more than 40 remedies and recipes. 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-395-271846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64759
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  • JUDO BOY. by Ball, John.
    Ball, John.
    JUDO BOY.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Pelham Books, (1968) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Pelham Sports Books series. Set in Southern California, this is "an adventure story for boys built around the ancient traditions of Judo, . . . Plenty of action, both on and off the Judo mat, keep this story of Rod Mitchell's self-development in Judo exciting. Based on accurate Judo data, it provides an original and valuable view of a new world of sports for boys." Not only does Rod learn restraint, and how to deal with a bully, this book also includes lessons on racial tolerance. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1976.) A classic work on martial arts. 158 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (label mostly hidden by dj flap, but otherwise a bright and clean copy.) Uncommon in this condition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 60430
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  • ANYTHING GOES. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    ANYTHING GOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A coming of age novel which "tells Jesse's story over the course of a year, during which he finds his life slowly being tempered by the unexpected: by a dad who wants to make up and be part of Jesse's life; by a female lead singer who suddenly makes the band sound a lot better than they have any right to be; and by the confidence Jesse begins to feel in his own musical talent." The novel incorporates lyrics to 6 original songs with music by Bell. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-375-421254.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53844
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  • THE MOON STOPS HERE. by Bennett, James Gordon
    Bennett, James Gordon
    THE MOON STOPS HERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a story of a road trip from Massachusetts to California - by way of the Amish Country, Graceland and the Alamo - a 60s novel - and a coming of age story: "Listening to Teddy tell the story, we are exactly back in the mind of a precocious boy in the late sixties. He's being bombarded with news about the moon landing and the conflicting feelings people are beginning to have about the Vietnam War, but his real concern is his disintegrating family." 356 pp. ISBN: 0-385-470959.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54313
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  • A HEART IN A BODY IN THE WORLD. by Caletti, Deb.
    Caletti, Deb.
    A HEART IN A BODY IN THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run?" And so Annabelle begins running, from Seattle to Washington D.C. SIGNED on the title page. A Michael Printz Honor Award book. 355 pp. ISBN: 978-1481415200.

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

    Book ID: 75301
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  • WHEELS FOR CONQUEST. by Carr, Harriet H.
    Carr, Harriet H.
    WHEELS FOR CONQUEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1957) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the sprawling frontier town of Pittsburgh - gateway to the West - this is the story of George, the son of a wagonmaker in the Conestoga Valley. 185 pp.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (foxing to the endpapers, significant rubbing and wear to the edges and folds of the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 62553
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  • BEIGE. by Castellucci, Cecil.
    Castellucci, Cecil.
    BEIGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel about a nice, quiet girl who winds up in the middle of the punk-rock scene in Los Angeles, when she is sent to spend a couple of weeks with her father, a recovering addict and drummer. Castellucci was a rock musician herself in Canada and Los Angeles - where she recorded under the name Cecil Seaskull. 307 pp. ISBN: 9780763630669.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60216
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  • THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH by Chabon, Michael
    Chabon, Michael
    THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, 1988. SIGNED first edition - Author's highly praised first book - called "thoroughly wonderful" (David Leavitt), an "extraordinary first novel" (MacDonald Harris), "the best first novel I've read in years" (Carolyn Forche.) SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63688
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  • THE CATFISH MAN: A Conjured Life. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    THE CATFISH MAN: A Conjured Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of growing up in the "Polish-Jewish enclave of Crotona Park, New York in the 1940s'" INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted collector Larry Owens from "catfish Jerome." 313 pp. ISBN: 0-877952493.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70202
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  • Eppes, Cindy.
    SOUTH OF REASON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Washington Square Press - Pocket Books, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this Southern author, the coming of age story of a young girl set in a small Texas town in 1967, during the Vietnam era. Dustjacket praise from David Haynes and Richard Russo, among others. ISBN: 0-7434-37993.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26844
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  • EFFIE'S HOUSE. by Hamilton, Morse.
    Hamilton, Morse.
    EFFIE'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first young adult novel: "a teenage girl with a terrible secret runs away from home, seeking counsel from the father she will not believe was killed in Vietnam." 208 pp. ISBN: 0-688093078.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69349
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  • CATALYST: A Novel of Alien Contact. by Hoffman, Nina Kiriki.
    Hoffman, Nina Kiriki.
    CATALYST: A Novel of Alien Contact.

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

    San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, (2006.). SIGNED first edition - A boy, fleeing a bullying classmate, inadvertently makes first contact with a race of aliens who live beneath the surface of his planet. SIGNED on the title page. 171 pp. ISBN: 1892391384.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53948
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  • SLAM. by Hornby, Nick
    Hornby, Nick
    SLAM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Just when it seems like everything going for him, including the real-life girl of his dreams, disaster strikes fifteen year old skateboarder, Sam. 309 pp. ISBN: 9780399250484.

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

    Book ID: 58727
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  • Ison, Tara.
    A CHILD OUT OF ALCATRAZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Faber & Faber, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, nominated by the Los Angeles Times for best first fiction of 1997. Described by Carolyn See as 'searingly original, brutal, unique' this is the story of a young girl growing up in the sheltered world of a 1950's American family - except that her family lives on the island , in the middle of the San Fransciso Bay, that houses one of the most notorious prisons in the US where her father works as a guard. 266 pp. ISBN: 0-571-199100.

    Condition: Presentation copy warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For .....The years, the years, Thanks for the support andthe friendship through the ages and the eras" and dated in 1998. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32345
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  • SHE'S COME UNDONE by Lamb, Wally
    Lamb, Wally
    SHE'S COME UNDONE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel (Walter Kirn called it a 'powerful, heartbreaking monster of a novel) - one which became very sought after as an early choice on Oprah. A New York Times Notable book. This is the true first edition in the dust jacket with a burgundy spine and back cover and illustrated by Greg Ragland. 405 pp. ISBN: 0-671-759205.

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

    Book ID: 56439
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  • SHE'S COME UNDONE by Lamb, Wally
    Lamb, Wally
    SHE'S COME UNDONE

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, (1992.) dj. First edition - Author's highly praised first novel (Walter Kirn called it a 'powerful, heartbreaking monster of a novel) - one which became very sought after as an early choice on Oprah. A New York Times Notable book. A surprisingly uncommon advance issue. 405 pp.

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

    Book ID: 56440
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  • SHE'S COME UNDONE by Lamb, Wally
    Lamb, Wally
    SHE'S COME UNDONE

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Washington Square Press Books, (1996.). Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel (Walter Kirn called it a 'powerful, heartbreaking monster of a novel) - one which became very sought after as an early choice on Oprah. A New York Times Notable book. 465 pp. Cover design by Jeanne M. Lee. ISBN: 0-671-003755.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 56441
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  • A FINE DARK LINE. by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    A FINE DARK LINE.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery, and a coming of age story set in a decaying small town in Texas in 1958, when 13 year old Stanley Mitchell discovers a trove of love letters, letters that lead him to a tragic house fire and the deaths of 2 young women. As compelling and as rich a novel as his Edgar award winning 'The Bottoms.' One of 600 copies individually SIGNED and numbered on a special preliminary page. Includes an introduction by Lansdale in which he discusses why he writes historical mysteries, and also the additional material included in this edition that does not appear in the trade edition. ISBN: 1-931081662.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66107
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  • Moynahan, Julian.
    WHERE THE LAND AND WATER MEET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a story told by Felix "Lefty" Murray, the younger son in an Irish-American family in the greater Boston area, and focusing on his 16th year, the summer before America entered World War II. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688034462.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80170
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  • WHERE THE LAND AND WATER MEET. by Moynahan, Julian.
    Moynahan, Julian.
    WHERE THE LAND AND WATER MEET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a story told by Felix "Lefty" Murray, the younger son in an Irish-American family in the greater Boston area, and focusing on his 16th year, the summer before America entered World War II. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688034462.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (corner of one page creased, some toning to the back cover and interior of the dust jacket).

    Book ID: 67919
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  • THE INSUFFIENCY OF MAPS: A Novel. by Pierce, Nora.
    Pierce, Nora.
    THE INSUFFIENCY OF MAPS: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York, NY: Atria Books, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young girl who must find her place in two cultures - the reservation on which she spent her first years, and the white suburban foster family with whom she was placed when her mother succumbs to schizophrenia, INSCRIBED on the title page by the author, "For ... Best Wishes..." Dust jacket praise from Sherman Alexie and Janet Fitch among others. 217 pp. ISBN: 978-0743292078.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55227
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  • SWEET THURSDAY. by Salisbury, Ray.
    Salisbury, Ray.
    SWEET THURSDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Andre Deutsch, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1983, this is the author's fourth novel evoking a Sussex childhood - in this case, the turbulence of early adolescence.. 298 pp. Dust jacket art by Pip Moon. ISBN: 0-233985719.

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

    Book ID: 59096
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  • SWEET THURSDAY. by Salisbury, Ray.
    Salisbury, Ray.
    SWEET THURSDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Andre Deutsch, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1983, this is the author's fourth novel evoking a Sussex childhood - in this case, the turbulence of early adolescence.. 298 pp. Dust jacket art by Pip Moon. ISBN: 0-233985719.

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

    Book ID: 57476
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  • SWEET THURSDAY. by Salisbury, Ray.
    Salisbury, Ray.
    SWEET THURSDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Andre Deutsch, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1983, this is the author's fourth novel evoking a Sussex childhood - in this case, the turbulence of early adolescence.. 298 pp. Dust jacket art by Pip Moon. ISBN: 0-233985719.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corner of front endpaper clipped.)

    Book ID: 50721
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  • WORLD OF PIES. by Stolz, Karen.
    Stolz, Karen.
    WORLD OF PIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story set in a small town in Texas in 1962 - a summer where Rozanne gets her first glimpse of life that isn't always fair or even nice. Epilogue with a cherry pie recipe. 161pp. ISBN: 0-7868-65504.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73487
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  • A MEASURE OF DUST. by Turner, Steven.
    Turner, Steven.
    A MEASURE OF DUST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story set in Depression-era Mississippi. 190 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-671-205528.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 53872
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