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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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  • 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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  • 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 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM IS EMPTY. by White, Edmund.
    White, Edmund.
    THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM IS EMPTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in White's "gay trilogy," a coming of age story set in the repressed 1950s and in the early years of gay liberation in the 1960s, ending with the Stonewall Riots of 1969. SIGNED on the title page. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-394-564448.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60522
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