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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME: A Memoir. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2017). First edition - A very highly praised memoir by this award-winning writer - a "look at the complicated relationship between a remarkable mother and an equally remarkable son, set, mostly, in the Spokane Indian Reservation where Alexie spent his childhood. His whip-smart, sometimes cruel mother saved the family when she stopped drinking, but was inexplicably tough on her kids something Alexie traces back to mental illness, sexual assault, and the Indian experience of violence and oppression." Response to this book has been complicated by charges of sexual harrassment against Alexie, and he declined the Carnegie Medal. 417 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72386
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  • STORIES FROM THE WARM ZONE AND SYDNEY STORIES. by Anderson, Jessica.
    Anderson, Jessica.
    STORIES FROM THE WARM ZONE AND SYDNEY STORIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Two collections of short stories by this award-winning writer - one of five stories, the other 3 stories - told from the viewpoint of a young girl growing up in Brisbane, Australia. Author's note, in which she describes the first collection as autobiographical fiction. 246 pp.

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

    Book ID: 82088
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  • THE MIDDLESTEINS. by Attenberg, Jami.
    Attenberg, Jami.
    THE MIDDLESTEINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, fourth book. "For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie's obsession with food - thinking about it, eating it - and if she doesn't stop, she won't have much longer to live." SIGNED on the title page. Finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize for 2013. 272 pp. ISBN: 978-1455507214.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82395
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  • THE MIDDLESTEINS. by Attenberg, Jami.
    Attenberg, Jami.
    THE MIDDLESTEINS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2012). SIGNED first edition - The author's third novel, fourth book. "For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie's obsession with food - thinking about it, eating it - and if she doesn't stop, she won't have much longer to live." SIGNED on the title page. Finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize for 2013. 272 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82396
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  • QUEEN SUGAR. by Baszile, Natalie.
    Baszile, Natalie.
    QUEEN SUGAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pamela Dorman Books / Viking, (2014). First edition - The author's first novel, a story of complicated family relationships. When a young African American California woman unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in southern Louisiana, she sees this as a chance to start over. She moves there with her 11 year old daughter determined to succeed, despite a mountain of debt and no idea what she is really getting into. Book was very loosely adapted as the basis for the highly praised Ava DuVernay produced television series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. 372 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79466
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  • QUEEN SUGAR. by Baszile, Natalie.
    Baszile, Natalie.
    QUEEN SUGAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pamela Dorman Books / Viking, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of complicated family relationships. When a young African American California woman unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in southern Louisiana, she sees this as a chance to start over. She moves there with her 11 year old daughter determined to succeed, despite a mountain of debt and no idea what she is really getting into. Book was very loosely adapted as the basis for the highly praised Ava DuVernay produced television series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. 372 pp. ISBN: 978-0670026135.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (toning to edges of textblock, pages).

    Book ID: 84791
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  • GRANDFATHER J. B.: Letters to My Grandson. by Bercovici, Joseph (1879 - 1966) Edited by Mary Hengstenberg Grossman.
    Bercovici, Joseph (1879 - 1966) Edited by Mary Hengstenberg Grossman.
    GRANDFATHER J. B.: Letters to My Grandson.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Letters from a Jewish immigrant, born in Romania in 1879 who emigrated to the US in 1904 - he was a self-taught linguist, philospher and journalist, and the author of one novel under a pseudonym. These letters begin in 1959 when his grandson Joel leaves New York City for graduate work at the University of Iowa, and end in November 1966, a short time before Bercovici's death in February 1967. Edited and with an introduction by Mary Hengstenberg Grossman, the wife of Joel. xiv, 210 pp. ISBN: 0-316089966.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (chip to lower edge of back cover, a few short closed tears).

    Book ID: 83491
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  • THE ART OF MENDING. by Berg, Elizabeth
    Berg, Elizabeth
    THE ART OF MENDING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - Twelfth novel by this highly praised writer, a story of secrets long buried in a family resurfacing and an exploration of the possiblities of forgiving and healing.SIGNED on the title page. 237 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 67334
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  • MY FATHER THE DOG. by Bluemle, Elizabeth.
    Bluemle, Elizabeth.
    MY FATHER THE DOG.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press (2008.). A delightfully humorous look at the traits shared by dogs and dads - "My father pretends to be human, but I know he is really a dog. Consider the evidence...." Large format, illustrated in full color by Randy Cecil. Unpaginated. ISBN: 9780763630775.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 41171
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  • Blume, Judy.
    JUST AS LONG AS WE'RE TOGETHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young adult novel about friendship and change in the lives of three 13 year old seventh graders - and the disruption caused for Rachel, a gifted student already juggling friendships and school activities, when Charles, her brother, is back at home after being expelled from boarding school. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-531057291.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 84951
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  • THE HISTORY OF LUMINOUS MOTION. by Bradfield, Scott
    Bradfield, Scott
    THE HISTORY OF LUMINOUS MOTION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bradfield's highly praised first novel, told in the voice of an eight-year old boy, one with no permanent home, as he travels with his mother across Southern California. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-394-578759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83312
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  • SMALL FRY: A Memoir. by Brennan-Jobs, Lisa.
    Brennan-Jobs, Lisa.
    SMALL FRY: A Memoir.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first book, a memoir by the daughter of Steve Jobs described as a coming of age story which is partially a portrait of a complex family and partly a love letter to California in the 70s and 80s. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Named one of the best books of the year by the NY Times, the New Yorker, NPR and many others. Illustrated with photographs. ISBN: 978-0802128232.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 74383
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  • GIDEON'S HOUSE. by Brody, Jean.
    Brody, Jean.
    GIDEON'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of two sisters, each in their different ways alienated from the past and themselves, who struggle to come together after the death of their mother, Set in Oklahoma, where a tornado is threatening the house. 206 pp. Review copy with publicity photo of author laid in. ISBN: 0-399-129375.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, blue line on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 66948
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  • WHY DO I LOVE THESE PEOPLE? Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families. by Bronson, Po.
    Bronson, Po.
    WHY DO I LOVE THESE PEOPLE? Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Twenty true stories of families - from Texas to China, from Jamaica to the Ozarks, and more - who survived tremendous hardships in their family lives and who managed to create a better experience today. Bibliography. 381 pp. ISBN: 1400062373.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56916
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  • WHY DO I LOVE THESE PEOPLE? Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families. by Bronson, Po.
    Bronson, Po.
    WHY DO I LOVE THESE PEOPLE? Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Twenty true stories of families - from Texas to China, from Jamaica to the Ozarks, and more - who survived tremendous hardships in their family lives and who managed to create a better experience today.INSCRIBED on the title page "---- may these stories echo your own." Bibliography. 381 pp. ISBN: 1400062373.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56920
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  • NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children. by Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Twelve / Hachette, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - In each chapter of this book, the authors explode a myth about child raising and offer new insights into the inner world of children. Provocative, entertaining and ver worthwhile. INSCRIBED on the title page and signed by Po Bronson. Sources and references. 327 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56917
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  • NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children. by Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Twelve / Hachette, (2009.). First edition - In each chapter of this book, the authors explode a myth about child raising and offer new insights into the inner world of children. Provocative, entertaining and ver worthwhile. Sources and references. 327 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59089
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  • NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children. by Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Twelve / Hachette, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - In each chapter of this book, the authors explode a myth about child raising and offer new insights into the inner world of children. Provocative, entertaining and ver worthwhile. SIGNED on the title page by Po Bronson. Sources and references. 327 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57005
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  • NO KIDDING. by Brooks, Bruce.
    Brooks, Bruce.
    NO KIDDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third young adult novel by this award-winning author. Set in the middle of the 21st century, in Washington DC, a 14 year old boy has the burden of deciding the fate of his younger brother after his mother is released from an alcoholic rehabilitation center. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-060207221.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line, light sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 80134
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  • THE DELIVERY ROOM. by Brownrigg, Sylvia.
    Brownrigg, Sylvia.
    THE DELIVERY ROOM.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2008). SIGNED first edition - Set is 1998 in London, in the safe haven of her office, "a room her husband jokingly calls The Delivery Room therapist Mira Braverman listens to the stories of her troubled patients. . . Once the last client closes the door behind them, however, Mira too has her share of concerns and dilemmas demanding acknowledgement, attention and (re)solution. But as she navigates the central relationships in her life - with her husband, and the son he didn't know about for years, with her war-ravaged homeland, and the sister who lives there still, with her various clients - she finds it's not always easy to keep home and work separate." SIGNED on the title page. 399 pp. ISBN: 978-1582434247.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76633
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  • THE ANIMAL, THE VEGETABLE AND JOHN D. JONES. by Byars, Betsy
    Byars, Betsy
    THE ANIMAL, THE VEGETABLE AND JOHN D. JONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - Two sisters are thrilled to be spending a vacation at a beach cottage with their divorced father - until they discover that a woman friend of their father and her son will also be there Realistic novel about the problems children face by this Newbery award winning author Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-440-001226.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some overall light edgewear to the dj, now in a mylar cover.)

    Book ID: 57872
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  • TAKEN IN. by Coyle, Beverly.
    Coyle, Beverly.
    TAKEN IN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida author's third novel the story of an ordinary family with two teenagers themselves, who become embroiled in the lives of a runaway girl and her violent boyfriend. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the title page by the author -"For ---who does such good things for books in the world" and dated in July 1998. Also laid in is a card "compliments of the author" with a hand-written note and a comment that this is an early copy - publication date was July 2, 1998. Uncommon signed. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-670-86398X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65115
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  • A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A Memoir. by Crawford, Arlo.
    Crawford, Arlo.
    A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book - a memoir about family and farming which teaches a lesson about the risks that make life worth living. Unsure of what he wanted to do, the summer he was thirty-one, Crawford returned home to work on the farm for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm - 75 acres tucked in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. INSCRIBED on the title page. 256 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76684
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  • A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A Memoir. by Crawford, Arlo.
    Crawford, Arlo.
    A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book - a memoir about family and farming which teaches a lesson about the risks that make life worth living. Unsure of what he wanted to do, the summer he was thirty-one, Crawford returned home to work on the farm for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm - 75 acres tucked in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. SIGNED on the title page with the words "My second autograph ever" and dated in 2013 . 256 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76685
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  • NECESSARY MADNESS. by Crowell, Jenn.
    Crowell, Jenn.
    NECESSARY MADNESS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (1997). First edition - The author's first novel (set in England, though Crowell is American), and written when she was just 18 - the story of 30-year-old Gloria Burgess coming to grips with the premature death from cancer of a beloved husband, a grief she has to deal with for the sake of her young son. Kirkus Reviews praised it for its fully developed characters and maturity of content. Publisher's material, including a glossy photograph of the author, laid in. 194 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84855
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  • THE KONKANS. by D'Souza, Tony.
    D'Souza, Tony.
    THE KONKANS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second novel, centering on the Konkans, a small but proud group of Indian Catholics. Francisco's mother had gone to India as a Peace Corp Worker, and there she met and married Lawrence D'Sai, an industrious young man. Later on, in 1973 Chicago, Lawrence, is doing his best to assimilate into American culture, drinking too much and talking little - but when his brothers show up things change. "Francisco's American mother, Denise, and his uncle Sam are passionate raconteurs set on preserving the family's Konkan heritage, feeding Francisco's imagination with proud visions of India and Konkan history." Very personally INSCRIBED on the title page, signed "Tony" and dated in the year of publication. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0151015191.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookplate on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 77723
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  • NECESSARY LIES. by Daugharty, Janice.
    Daugharty, Janice.
    NECESSARY LIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Southern author's second novel, third book, set in the backwoods of South Georgia. SIGNED on the title page. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-060171774.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81149
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  • ISLANDBORN. by Diaz, Junot.
    Diaz, Junot.
    ISLANDBORN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First book for children by this Pulitzer prize winning author, who was 'islandborn' himself - in the Dominican Republic. SIGNED on the title page and dated in April 2018. Illustrated by Leo Espinosa. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0735229860.

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

    Book ID: 72535
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  • Didion, Joan.
    BLUE NIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book in which Didion reflects on the loss of her daughter, Quintana Roo, not long after the death of her husband, and on the memories woven into her life with Dunne and Quintana - of Quintana's childhood in Malibu and Brentwood, and of her wedding, just 7 years before this book opens. 188 pp. ISBN: 978-0307267672.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84900
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  • CHEEVEY. by DiPego, Gerald.
    DiPego, Gerald.
    CHEEVEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little, Brown & Co. (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A debut novel about the heartache and personal trials and tribulations in growing up, within a dysfunctional family. At age 20, Cheevey lives in a house of ominous silence. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-316-185493.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (upper corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 83684
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