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  • HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater. by Acito, Marc.
    Acito, Marc.
    HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a quiet New Jersey town in 1983, this is a coming-of-age story of an 'overly theatrical and sexually confused' 17 year old. Boldly SIGNED on the half title page with the words 'Be Splendid!' 276 pp. ISBN: 0-76791841X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62220
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  • HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater. by Acito, Marc.
    Acito, Marc.
    HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a quiet New Jersey town in 1983, this is a coming-of-age story of an 'overly theatrical and sexually confused' 17 year old. Boldly INSCRIBED on the half title page with the words 'Be Splendid!' and with a small blue "property of Wallingford High School" stamp. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-76791841X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a crease on the rear flap of the dj, with a light impression on the last couple of pages)

    Book ID: 65704
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  • A CRIME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. by Berne, Suzanne.
    Berne, Suzanne.
    A CRIME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's unusual first novel, nominated for the Edgar, winner of the Orange Prize and a New York Times Notable book of the year. "In the summer of 1972, in a suburb of Washington, D.C., the body of a twelve-year-old boy was found near a shopping mall. He had been sexually molested and then murdered. The worst crime came later. . . As the adult Marsha looks back on that summer and recounts the events, she sees herself as an almost fanatically vigilant little girl edging as close as possible to every disturbance. When the summer dragged on and on without the police solving the murder, Marsha…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's unusual first novel, nominated for the Edgar, winner of the Orange Prize and a New York Times Notable book of the year. "In the summer of 1972, in a suburb of Washington, D.C., the body of a twelve-year-old boy was found near a shopping mall. He had been sexually molested and then murdered. The worst crime came later. . . As the adult Marsha looks back on that summer and recounts the events, she sees herself as an almost fanatically vigilant little girl edging as close as possible to every disturbance. When the summer dragged on and on without the police solving the murder, Marsha felt compelled to put the "evidence" she'd been collecting to use. How do crimes that we witness or commit as children continue to haunt us years later?" INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 285 pp. ISBN: 1-565121651.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86843
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  • BLOOD ON THE WIND: The Memoirs of Flying Horse Mollie, a Yampa Ute. by Bogue, Lucile.
    Bogue, Lucile.
    BLOOD ON THE WIND: The Memoirs of Flying Horse Mollie, a Yampa Ute.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Montrose, CO: Western Reflections Publishing Co, (2001). SIGNED first edition - A young adult novel based on the events of Colorado's Meeker Massacre. This describes the events of 1880 when U.S. Army troops expelled the Yampa Utes from Colorado to a Utah reservation through the eyes of a teenage Indian girl, who is trying to come to terms with these events and their effects on her life. INSCRIBED on the title page. Bbliography. 145 pp. ISBN: 1-890437506.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85588
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  • UPSTATE. by Buckhanon, Kalisha.
    Buckhanon, Kalisha.
    UPSTATE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St. Martin's Press 2004. First edition - First time author Kalisha Buckhanon turns "street life into poetry as she chronicles the lives of two young lovers torn apart by tragedy A coming to age story with a message of undeniable hope. Written in letter format. 247 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 59867
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  • THE BURNING WOMEN OF FAR CRY. by DeMarinis, Rick (1934-2019)
    DeMarinis, Rick (1934-2019)
    THE BURNING WOMEN OF FAR CRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fitfh novel, sixth book, by this award-winning writer. A "coming-of-age story about Jack, a shiftless young man in a very odd family," set in the small town of Far Cry in the 1950s. SIGNED on the title page. 315 pp . ISBN: 0-877958157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78829
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  • THE ZIGZAG KID. by Grossman, David.
    Grossman, David.
    THE ZIGZAG KID.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997. First edition - The fourth novel by this highly praised Israeli writer,, the story of a hijacked locomotive and the fantasy world of an imaginative young boy. Translated from the Hebrew by Betsy Rosenberg. 308 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88432
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  • YATES PAUL, HIS GRAND FLIGHTS, HIS TOOTINGS. by Hall, James Baker. Foreword by Ed McClanahan
    Hall, James Baker. Foreword by Ed McClanahan
    YATES PAUL, HIS GRAND FLIGHTS, HIS TOOTINGS.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky (2002). SIGNED - The author's first novel, originally published in 1963 -a " blackly comic coming -of-age novel unfolds through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Yates Paul." Foreword by Ed McClanahan. INSCRIBED on title page "with much love, with much gratitude" and dated Oct 14, 2002. 281 pp. ISBN: 0-8131-90355.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy wrappers (light crease on back cover). Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 60715
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  • KINGS OF COLORADO. by Hilton, David E.
    Hilton, David E.
    KINGS OF COLORADO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful coming of age story, both brutal and touching, set in the 1960s at a boy's reformatory on a ranch buried deep in the Colorado mountains. There the boys learn to break wild horses and the ranch breaks the boys. 278 pp. ISBN: 1439183823.

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

    Book ID: 52359
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  • LAKE WOBEGON SUMMER 1956. by Keillor, Garrison.
    Keillor, Garrison.
    LAKE WOBEGON SUMMER 1956.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A somewhat satirical, sometimes hilariously funny, but also sympathetic novel of growing up in small town Minnesota in the fifties, and coming of age as a writier, by the humorist who is the host and writer of PBS's 'A Prairie Home Companion.' 291 pp. ISBN: 0-670-030031.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 41209
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  • Kerr, Simon.
    THE RAINBOW SINGER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Irish writer's highly praised first novel, a darkly humorous story of what happened when a group of Irish teenagers - both Protestants and Catholics - are sent to Milwaukee as part of the US peace initiative, Project Ulster at the height of the troubles. Narrated by one of the teens, Wil Carson - a 'no-hoper' from the streets of Belfast - from behind the bars of a Wisconsin penitentiary. Nominated for the 2003 Impac award. First hardcover edition (originally published in the UK as a trade paperback.) 278 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67981.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32669
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  • THE RAINBOW SINGER. by Kerr, Simon.
    Kerr, Simon.
    THE RAINBOW SINGER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Irish writer's highly praised first novel, a darkly humorous story of what happened when a group of Irish teenagers - both Protestants and Catholics - are sent to Milwaukee as part of the US peace initiative, Project Ulster at the height of the troubles. Narrated by one of the teens, Wil Carson - a 'no-hoper' from the streets of Belfast - from behind the bars of a Wisconsin penitentiary. Nominated for the 2003 Impac award. First hardcover edition (originally published in the UK as a trade paperback.) 278 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67981.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. ('x' on front pastedown)

    Book ID: 88849
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  • THE CITY. by Koontz, Dean.
    Koontz, Dean.
    THE CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A coming of age story of a young boy, a musical prodigy, in "the City, a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart." SIGNED by Koontz on a blank preliminary page. 398 pp. ISBN: 978-0345545930.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 68348
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  • GOLDENGROVE. by Prose, Francine.
    Prose, Francine.
    GOLDENGROVE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2009.). SIGNED - A thirteen year old girl faces the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister.SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 9780066214115.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55597
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  • GOLDENGROVE. by Prose, Francine.
    Prose, Francine.
    GOLDENGROVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thirteen year old girl faces the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister.SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 9780066214115.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 51921
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  • HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares. by Shahani, Aarti Namdev.
    Shahani, Aarti Namdev.
    HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Celadon Books / Macmillan, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by this NPR journalist, a memoir, a coming of age story and "a love letter" from a modern woman to her old-world father. "The Shahanis came to Queens -from India, by way of Casablanca -in the 1980s. They were undocumented for a few years and then, with the arrival of their green cards, they thought they'd made it. This is the story of how they did, and didn't." This is the story of the mistakes that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 978-1250204752.

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

    Book ID: 79453
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  • PAPER WINGS. by Swick, Marly.
    Swick, Marly.
    PAPER WINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, after two collections of short stories. Set in the 1960s against the backdrop of the Kennedy assassination, this coming-of-age story is told through the voice of Suzanne, a young girl when the novel opens. SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-06017434x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82243
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