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  • C-TRAIN AND THIRTEEN MEXICANS: Dream Boy's Story. by Baca, Jimmy Santiago.
    Baca, Jimmy Santiago.
    C-TRAIN AND THIRTEEN MEXICANS: Dream Boy's Story.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grove Press, (2002.). First edition - Poems which form a "series of episodes from the life of Dream-boy, a young man who finds himself seduced, and later enslaved, by the siren song of cocaine. . . In Thirteen Mexicans, the author writes of the Chicano community and the gulf between the American dream and American reality." Born in New Mexico, of Chicano and Apache heritage, Baca was a runaway at 13, in prison at 21, and so he writes out of deep personal knowledge. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-39477.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43083
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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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  • 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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  • DRUGSTORE COWBOY. by Fogle, James.
    Fogle, James.
    DRUGSTORE COWBOY.

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

    New York: Delta, (1990.). First edition - First publication of this novel, set in Portland, Oregon in the early 1970's, after it was produced as an award-winning film of the same name in 1989, directed by Gus Van Sant and featuring Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch. Not only one of the best films of the year, but one of the most realistic and powerful movies ever made about drug addicts. Fogle knew that life well - this book is dedicated to a long list of his "pards" from 1974, "who all died that summer or shortly afterward in connection with the use and traffic of drugs." . Front cover is a still from the film of Dillon and Lynch…

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    New York: Delta, (1990.). First edition - First publication of this novel, set in Portland, Oregon in the early 1970's, after it was produced as an award-winning film of the same name in 1989, directed by Gus Van Sant and featuring Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch. Not only one of the best films of the year, but one of the most realistic and powerful movies ever made about drug addicts. Fogle knew that life well - this book is dedicated to a long list of his "pards" from 1974, "who all died that summer or shortly afterward in connection with the use and traffic of drugs." . Front cover is a still from the film of Dillon and Lynch and inside the rear cover is a photograph of the author in prison. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-38530224X.

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    Condition: Very good minus overall (crease to front cover, wear to corners and usual inevitable light toning to the pages, straight uncreased spine.)

    Book ID: 74927
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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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  • 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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  • 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: 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. 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • BUFFALO NICKEL: A MEMOIR. by Salas, Floyd.
    Salas, Floyd.
    BUFFALO NICKEL: A MEMOIR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This coming of age account of a young man at first following his older brother into a life of crime and drug use, and then struggling to save himself (and failing to save his brother) is an "autobiography that reads like a well-crafted novel in its recording of the excessive human costs of drug addication.". SIGNED and dated on the title page. 347 p. ISBN: 155885049X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (creasing to front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 52248
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  • HEROIN and Other Poems. by Smith, Charlie.
    Smith, Charlie.
    HEROIN and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2000( dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems on addiction, loss and remembrance. 96 pp. ISBN: 0-393-049973.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease on front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 60857
    Keywords: drug addiction, Poetry
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  • WEST OF THEN: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise. by Smith, Tara Bray.
    Smith, Tara Bray.
    WEST OF THEN: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book - "A dazzling, devastating memoir about one woman's search for her homeless mother, whose past is inextricably linked with the bittersweet history of the paradise from which she hails, Hawaii." 319 pp. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. ISBN: 0-7432-36793.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43131
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  • ORFE. by Voigt, Cynthia.
    Voigt, Cynthia.
    ORFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel derived from Greek mythology by this Newbery award winning writer. "Enny recounts the story of her best friend, Orfe, a talented artist known for the beauty of her music; Orfe's romance with Yuri, a recovering drug addict; and Orfe's doomed struggle to save Yuri - and herself." 120 pp. ISBN: 0-689317719.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (withdrawn stamp on front endpaper, but no signs that this was ever in a library - or even read!) .

    Book ID: 75946
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  • UPPER CUT: Highlights of My Hollywood Life. by White, Carrie.
    White, Carrie.
    UPPER CUT: Highlights of My Hollywood Life.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster - Atria Books, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Autobiography of one of Hollywood's most successful hairdressers - but also one which talks about being abused by a stepfather as a child, her use of alcohol, cocaine and heroin to fuel the frenetic pace of her life which eventually cost her her home, her career and almost her children - and her struggle to come back. SIGNED on the title page and dated just one month after publication, Illustrated with color photographs,. 386 pp. ISBN: 9781439199091.

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

    Book ID: 52130
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