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  • DREAD OF WINTER. by Bickford, Susan.
    Bickford, Susan.
    DREAD OF WINTER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Kensington, (2019). SIGNED first edition - Thirteen years after she escaped from the remote town of Oriska, New York, Sydney Lucerno is called back as her mother is dying. William Kent Krueger praised this as having "a profound sense of place, the visceral evocation of a bitter winters cold, a dead-on depiction of the pit of despair that is the opioid epidemic, and language so beautiful on the page itll give you goosebumps." SIGNED on the title page. 264 pp. ISBN: 978-1496705969.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84995
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  • THE CHILDREN OF HAM. by Brown, Claude.
    Brown, Claude.
    THE CHILDREN OF HAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stein & Day, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a group of teenagers who have been squatting for two years in an abandoned tenement in Harlem. A moving picture of some of the forgotten members of our society, including their battles with the drug addicts who infest the neighborhood, by the author of the acclaimed 'Manchild in the Promised Land.' His second book. 224 pp. In a first issue dust jacket. ISBN: 0-8012-18377.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, dj has some short tears, minor edgewear, price of 10.00 still present)

    Book ID: 51232
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  • A LOT TO MAKE UP FOR. by Buell, John.
    Buell, John.
    A LOT TO MAKE UP FOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990). Hardcover first edition - The fifth novel by this Canadian writer. A story of "alienation and reintegration set in small-town Canada. Hoping to atone for past mistakes, Stan Hagan, a young recovering alcoholic, comes to Ashton seeking Adele Symons, his former girlfriend. . the novel has a gritty honesty about it that lends its well-worn truths the air of fresh discovery."(Library Journal). ISBN: 0-374191778.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86925
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  • NINE BELOW ZERO. by Canty, Kevin.
    Canty, Kevin.
    NINE BELOW ZERO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Second novel (third book) by this highly praised young Western writer. Set in Montana. SIGNED on the title page. 260 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 13660
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  • NINE BELOW ZERO. by Canty, Kevin.
    Canty, Kevin.
    NINE BELOW ZERO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel (third book) by this highly praised young Western writer. Set in Montana. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Harry Crews, Rick Bass and Jim Harrison. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-385-491603.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49051
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  • THE SCENE. by Cooper, Clarence L.
    Cooper, Clarence L.
    THE SCENE.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback reprint.

    New York: Norton, (1996.). Originally published in 1960, this is a classic novel of drug addiction and the world of narcotics use in any large city. Cooper was himself a heroin user, and he began this novel while serving a prison term as a form of therapy for himself, in an attempt to understand why he was a drug addict. A title in the Old School Books series edited by Marc Gerald and Samuel Blumenfeld, with a new introduction for this edition. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-393-314634.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 47697
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  • LIVING JONATHAN'S LIFE: A Doctor's Descent Into Darkness and Addiction. by Davis, Scott M., M.D,
    Davis, Scott M., M.D,
    LIVING JONATHAN'S LIFE: A Doctor's Descent Into Darkness and Addiction.

    Edition: First edition

    Deerfield Beach, FL Health Communications (2007). SIGNED first edition - "A true story of identical twin brothers, each fighting similar physical and emotional battles. One would lose his life; the other would nearly self-destruct." SIGNED by the author and dated on the title page. Appendices on resources available. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-7573-06497.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60739
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  • WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE YOU. by Elliott, Stephen.
    Elliott, Stephen.
    WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: MacAdam / Cage Publishing, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author' second novel, set in the underworld of Chicago's Halsted Street, a world of addiction, prostitution - love in the midst of brutality. INSCRIBED on the half title page. 195 pp. ISBN: 1-931561184.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (crinkling to back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 73764
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  • HALF BROKE: A Memoir. by Gaffney, Ginger.
    Gaffney, Ginger.
    HALF BROKE: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2020). First edition - A remarkable and unusual memoir - the author, a horse trainer, answers a call to help retrain the troubled horses at an alternative prison ranch in New Mexico, a facility run entirely by the prisoners. Both horses and residents arrive at the ranch broken in one way or many: "the horses are defensive and terrified, while the residents, some battling drug and alcohol addictions, are emotionally and physically shattered. . . Gaffney peels away the layers of her own story - a solitary childhood, painful introversion, and a transformative connection with her first horse, a filly named Belle - and she, too, learns to trust people as much as she trusts horses.…

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    New York: Norton, (2020). First edition - A remarkable and unusual memoir - the author, a horse trainer, answers a call to help retrain the troubled horses at an alternative prison ranch in New Mexico, a facility run entirely by the prisoners. Both horses and residents arrive at the ranch broken in one way or many: "the horses are defensive and terrified, while the residents, some battling drug and alcohol addictions, are emotionally and physically shattered. . . Gaffney peels away the layers of her own story - a solitary childhood, painful introversion, and a transformative connection with her first horse, a filly named Belle - and she, too, learns to trust people as much as she trusts horses. . . the group experiences triumphs and failures, brave recoveries and relapses, as well as betrayals and moving stories of trust and belonging." 244 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83760
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  • EXPOSURE. by Harrison, Kathryn
    Harrison, Kathryn
    EXPOSURE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (1993,). First edition - The author's second novel, the story of a woman who seems to have it all, but is secretly snorting methedrine and shoplifting, and whose vivid and painful memories of her life with her father, a noted photographer, are about to be exposed. Like her first novel, this was also selected as a New York Times Notable Book. 222 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43683
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  • EXPOSURE. by Harrison, Kathryn
    Harrison, Kathryn
    EXPOSURE.

    Edition: Full-size book club edition.

    New York: Random House, (1993,) dj. Hardcover - The author's second novel, the story of a woman who seems to have it all, but is secretly snorting methedrine and shoplifting, and whose vivid and painful memories of her life with her father, a noted photographer, are about to be exposed. Like her first novel, this was also selected as a New York Times Notable Book. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-379-409424.

    Condition: Good only in a very good dustjacket (binding cracked, but still a good reading copy.)

    Book ID: 43684
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  • EXPOSURE. by Harrison, Kathryn
    Harrison, Kathryn
    EXPOSURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1993,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, the story of a woman who seems to have it all, but is secretly snorting methedrine and shoplifting, and whose vivid and painful memories of her life with her father, a noted photographer, are about to be exposed. Like her first novel, this was also selected as a New York Times Notable Book. SIGNED on the half title page. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-379-409424.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64221
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  • EXPOSURE. by Harrison, Kathryn
    Harrison, Kathryn
    EXPOSURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1993,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, the story of a woman who seems to have it all, but is secretly snorting speed and shoplifting, and whose vivid and painful memories of her life with her father, a noted photographer, are about to be exposed. Like her first novel, this was also selected as a New York Times Notable Book. SIGNED on the title page. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-379-409424.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80848
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  • THE RIVER SORROW. by Holden, Craig.
    Holden, Craig.
    THE RIVER SORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Michigan author's first book, a highly praised literary thriller, featuring a young doctor, a former addict who had beaten his habit and gotten a 2nd chance, and an old-time police detective whose gut instincts tell him that the doctor is responsible for the murders that have shattered this small Midwest city. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-385-312075.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41554
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  • THE RIVER SORROW. by Holden, Craig.
    Holden, Craig.
    THE RIVER SORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Michigan author's first book, a highly praised literary thriller, featuring a young doctor, a former addict who had beaten his habit and gotten a 2nd chance, and an old-time police detective whose gut instincts tell him that the doctor is responsible for the murders that have shattered this small Midwest city. INSCRIBED on the title page "For .. . . thanks for the start" and dated in the year of publication. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-385-312075.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72762
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  • THE RIVER SORROW. by Holden, Craig.
    Holden, Craig.
    THE RIVER SORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Michigan author's first book, a highly praised literary thriller, featuring a young doctor, a former addict who had beaten his habit and gotten a 2nd chance, and an old-time police detective whose gut instincts tell him that the doctor is responsible for the murders that have shattered this small Midwest city. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-385-312075.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (some crinkling to upper edge of dj,)

    Book ID: 46475
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  • THE RIVER SORROW. by Holden, Craig.
    Holden, Craig.
    THE RIVER SORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Michigan author's first book, a highly praised literary thriller, featuring a young doctor, a former addict who had beaten his habit and gotten a 2nd chance, and an old-time police detective whose gut instincts tell him that the doctor is responsible for the murders that have shattered this small Midwest city. SIGNED by Holden on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Review copy with publisher's material laid in, including a letter of praise from James Ellroy. ISBN: 0-385-312075.

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

    Book ID: 29431
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  • BASEBALL JUNKIE: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of a World Series Champion. by Huff, Aubrey with Stephen Cassar.
    Huff, Aubrey with Stephen Cassar.
    BASEBALL JUNKIE: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of a World Series Champion.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Diego: DreamGrinder Press, (2017). First edition - Autobiography of a two-time World Series champion who reached the pinnacle of Major League Baseball before retiring at age thirty-six in 2012, but who balanced these victories with the crippling demons of addiction, divorce, anxiety, depression, and feelings of inferiority. v, 257 pp. ISBN: 978-1944903176.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85990
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  • Ladd, Jerrold
    OUT OF THE MADNESS: From the Projects to a LIfe of Hope

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, 1994. First edition - A memoir of growing up in the housing projects of west Dallas, among the drug dealers and the abandoned apartments, with a mother who was addicted to heroin.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 20255
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  • BLOODROOT. by Loehfelm, Bill.
    Loehfelm, Bill.
    BLOODROOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A gritty thriller set on Staten Island in New York City: college history instruction Kevin Curran attempts to help his brother stay away from heroin, but is instead dragged into an underworld plot of murder, mafia hit men and criminal espionage. Bloodroot is a fictional counterpart of the real horrors of Willowbrook. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780399155925.

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

    Book ID: 55097
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  • BLOODROOT. by Loehfelm, Bill.
    Loehfelm, Bill.
    BLOODROOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A gritty thriller set on Staten Island in New York City: college history instruction Kevin Curran attempts to help his brother stay away from heroin, but is instead dragged into an underworld plot of murder, mafia hit men and criminal espionage. Bloodroot is a fictional counterpart of the real horrors of Willowbrook. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780399155925.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62840
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  • Louria, Donald B., M.D .
    THE DRUG SCENE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Discusses the negative effects of drugs -both physical and social. Glossary, bibliography. 214 pp.

    Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket (boards slightly bent, creases to dj flaps.)

    Book ID: 24883
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  • Moody, Rick.
    THE BLACK VEIL: A Memoir with Digressions.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. An account of his mental breakdown - a life-threatening depression brought on by a decade of alcohol and drugs - and his eventual recovery. Cover praise from George Plimpton, Amy Bloon, Thomas Pynchon (who said " ..Rick Moody, writing with boldness, humor, generosity of spirit, and a welcome sense of wrath, takes the art of the memoir an important step into the future." ) and others. Includes Hawthorne's short story "The Minister's Black Veil", from which the title was taken, plus a selected bibliography. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-316578991.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36428
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  • Moody, Rick.
    THE BLACK VEIL: A Memoir with Digressions.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, 2002. First edition - An account of his mental breakdown - a life-threatening depression brought on by a decade of alcohol and drugs - and his eventual recovery. Thomas Pynchon commented " ..Rick Moody, writing with boldness, humor, generosity of spirit, and a welcome sense of wrath, takes the art of the memoir an important step into the future." Includes Hawthorne's short story "The Minister's Black Veil", from which the title was taken, plus a selected bibliography. 311 pp,

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (publisher's material laid in.)

    Book ID: 37993
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  • THE BLACK VEIL: A Memoir with Digressions. by Moody, Rick.
    Moody, Rick.
    THE BLACK VEIL: A Memoir with Digressions.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his mental breakdown - a life-threatening depression brought on by a decade of alcohol and drugs - and his eventual recovery. Cover praise from George Plimpton, Amy Bloon, Thomas Pynchon (who said " ..Rick Moody, writing with boldness, humor, generosity of spirit, and a welcome sense of wrath, takes the art of the memoir an important step into the future." ) and others. Includes Hawthorne's short story "The Minister's Black Veil", from which the title was taken, plus a selected bibliography. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-316578991.

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

    Book ID: 42342
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  • THE MISSOURI REVIEW: Out of Bounds: Winter 2005, Volume XXVIII Number 3. by Morgan, Speer, editor.
    Morgan, Speer, editor.
    THE MISSOURI REVIEW: Out of Bounds: Winter 2005, Volume XXVIII Number 3.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia: University of Missouri, 2005. First edition - "Discovering the best in fiction, essays and poetry," Includes fiction by Alex Mindt, Peter Levine, Susan Perabo, John Clayton; poetry by Lynn Aarti Chandhok, Ciaran Berry, and R.T. Smith and essays by Wendy Wacker, Scott Russell Saunders and Melanie Hammer, plus a pictorial liook at Russian costume designer Leon Bakst and an interview with A.M. Homes, cartoons and book reviews. 202 pp. plus advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 1879758458.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 58213
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  • MURDER AS A FINE ART. by Morrell, David.
    Morrell, David.
    MURDER AS A FINE ART.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition - first thus.

    Baltimore: Cemetery Dance Publications, 2016. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Literary thriller set in 19th century Victorian London. "Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater,"" is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier. The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives." Number 244 out of 500 copies, signed by Morrell on an illustrated limitation page. Includes an author's afterword and a conversation between Morrell and Robert Morrison, De Quincey's biographer. 406 pp. ISBN: 978-1587674181.

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

    Book ID: 82671
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  • IN HANUMAN'S HANDS: A Memoir. by Rao, Cheeni.
    Rao, Cheeni.
    IN HANUMAN'S HANDS: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperOne / Harper Collins, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first book (although he had short stories and plays published). Although Rao notes in his introduction that this is not a "factually accurate recounting of his life" but a book "pulled from my experiences and from the stories of my relatives." An account of how this "descendant of generations of Brahmin priests chose a tragic path to enlightenment. His powerful memoir describes in harrowing detail Raos troubles with crack addiction and the spiritual awakening that led to his recovery." (Washington Post) 399 pp. ISBN: 978-0060736620.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to pages)

    Book ID: 88874
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  • ROCKING THE BABIES. by Raymond, Linda
    Raymond, Linda
    ROCKING THE BABIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this African American writer. Winner of the Before Columbus Foundation award. Perhaps even more relevant now than when it was published, since it deals with the issue of whether or not cocaine-addicted mothers can be prosecuted. SIGNED by author. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-670-852635.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64242
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  • ROCKING THE BABIES. by Raymond, Linda
    Raymond, Linda
    ROCKING THE BABIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this African American writer. Winner of the Before Columbus Foundation award. Perhaps even more relevant now than when it was published, since it deals with the issue of whether or not cocaine-addicted mothers can be prosecuted. INSCRIBED on the title page (For -- with warm regards") and dated in the year of publication. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-670-852635.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70293
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