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  • AMERICAN DERVISH. by Akhtar, Ayad.
    Akhtar, Ayad.
    AMERICAN DERVISH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - A coming-of-age novel by this Pulitzer prize winning playwright, set in the American Midwest, which focuses on the forces affecting young Muslims growing up in the US. 352 pp. ISBN: 978-0316183314.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64713
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  • ARIA OF THE SEA. by Calhoun, Dia.
    Calhoun, Dia.
    ARIA OF THE SEA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Florida & NY: Winslow Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel for young adults which blends fantasy and adventure with a coming-of-age story. This is set on the island of Normost in the kingdom of Windward, where 13 year old Cerinthe Gale is a folk healer who dreams of being a dancer. SIGNED on the title page. 264 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Gennady Spirin. ISBN: 1890817252.

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

    Book ID: 50565
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  • CATCH A FALLING STAR. by Culbertson, Kim.
    Culbertson, Kim.
    CATCH A FALLING STAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Point / Scholastic, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young adult novel: "Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. .. . [and Carter gets a] secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake." SIGNED on the title page. 299 pp. ISBN: 978-0545627047.

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

    Book ID: 72227
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  • Guy, Rosa.
    MIRROR OF HER OWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1981, dj. Hardcover first edition - Coming of age novel set in the African American upper class social world of Oak Bluff on Martha's Vineyard, an island off Cape Cod. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-440-05513X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (remainder spray, tear on back cover of dj, crease to flap.)

    Book ID: 18645
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  • GIRL IN TRANSLATION. by Kwok, Jean.
    Kwok, Jean.
    GIRL IN TRANSLATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story about "an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures. When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings." Kwok herself immigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, and worked with her family in a sweatshop. 290 pp. ISBN: 978-1594487569.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78825
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  • THE ORCHARD ON FIRE. by Mackay, Shena.
    Mackay, Shena.
    THE ORCHARD ON FIRE.

    Edition: First edition, as stated

    Wakefield, Rhode Island & London: Moyer Bell, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in a small English village in the 1950s, this is the story of 8 year old April Harlency's coming of age, despite encountering prejudice, gossip and child abuse. The third novel by this New Zealand writer, 215 pp. ISBN: 155921-175X.

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

    Book ID: 59497
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  • JOHN THE REVELATOR. by Murphy, Peter.
    Murphy, Peter.
    JOHN THE REVELATOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009. dj. Hardcover first edition - "This is the story of John Devine - stuck in a small town in the otherworldly landscape of southeast Ireland, worried over by his single, chain-smoking, bible-quoting mother. . . " Irish author's very highly praised first novel - Colm Toibin called it "an absolutely wonderful novel . . so original and so disturbing and so brave..." 254 pp. ISBN: 9780151014026.

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

    Book ID: 45344
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  • SNOW ANGELS. by O'Nan, Stewart.
    O'Nan, Stewart.
    SNOW ANGELS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.). First edition - His first novel, second book (his first book, a collection of short stories was winner of the 1993 Drue Heinz Literature Prize ),winner of the Pirates Alley William Faulkner Prize for this novel. Set in Western Pennsylvania in 1974, this 'weaves together two haunting stories.' O'Nan was named one of America's young novelists by Granta Magazine. 305 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed white wrappers (a bit of crinkling to bottom of front cover.)

    Book ID: 50487
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  • TO SIBERIA. by Petterson, Per (translated by Anne Born).
    Petterson, Per (translated by Anne Born).
    TO SIBERIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in rural Denmark during World War II, this was originally translated into English in 1998, but not published in the US until this edition. The narrator "vividly captures that unease which undercuts the adolescent's sense of expanding physical powers" - "The book builds up slowly, casting a spell of beauty and devastation that matches the bleak but dazzling climate that enshrouds Sistermine's young life." [Publishers Weekly] SIGNED by Petterson on the title page. Translated by Anne Born from the Norwegian. 245 pp. ISBN: 9781555975067.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket (tiny remainder dot, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 54442
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  • MY BLUE-CHECKER CORKER AND ME. by Radley, Paul John.
    Radley, Paul John.
    MY BLUE-CHECKER CORKER AND ME.

    Edition: First US printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1986. First edition - The second book in the author's award-winning Boomeroo trilogy - a "racy, rambunctious, coming of age story" set in New South Wales, Australia. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-899194729.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79094
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  • Radley, Paul John.
    JACK RIVERS & ME.

    Edition: First US printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1986. First edition - Winner of the Australian Vogel award, the first book in the Boomeroo trilogy.

    Condition: Good overall - edge wear, crease along edge front cover, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 14464
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  • BURIED ONIONS. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    BURIED ONIONS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1997.) dj. Hardcover - A young adult novel of a Mexican American kid trying to survive in a violence invested neighborhood in Fresno.SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best wishes." List of Spanish words, 148 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53380
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  • BURIED ONIONS. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    BURIED ONIONS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - A young adult novel of a Mexican American kid trying to survive in a violence invested neighborhood in Fresno.SIGNED on the title page. List of Spanish words, 148 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers. A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 50624
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  • EDEN. by Vernon, Olympia.
    Vernon, Olympia.
    EDEN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2002). First edition - The author's first novel, a story of a young black girl in the Deep South who comes to confront the realities of sex, race, disease, and the brutal finality of death, as she watches her tough, strong-minded aunt waste away. 263 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 63473
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