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  • EGRETS TO THE FLAMES by Anton, Barbara.
    Anton, Barbara.
    EGRETS TO THE FLAMES

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Ipswich, MA: Oceanview Publishing, (2007). First edition - A family saga by this award winning writer, published posthumously. It opens with a flock of egrets diving into South Florida sugar cane fires in the early 1980s. "Hampton, the tough-talking but well-intentioned patriarch of the family sugar cane plantation Hampton House, near Belle Glade, feuds with the local environmentalists and cane cutters' union to keep his lucrative enterprise thriving as he struggles to hold together his dysfunctional family."(Publisher's Weekly) Includes vivid scenes of harvesting and processing the sugar cane and the hot subtropical setting, as well as of the continuing destruction of the environment and the exploitation of the workers - many Jamaican - in a world where growers, politicians…

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    Ipswich, MA: Oceanview Publishing, (2007). First edition - A family saga by this award winning writer, published posthumously. It opens with a flock of egrets diving into South Florida sugar cane fires in the early 1980s. "Hampton, the tough-talking but well-intentioned patriarch of the family sugar cane plantation Hampton House, near Belle Glade, feuds with the local environmentalists and cane cutters' union to keep his lucrative enterprise thriving as he struggles to hold together his dysfunctional family."(Publisher's Weekly) Includes vivid scenes of harvesting and processing the sugar cane and the hot subtropical setting, as well as of the continuing destruction of the environment and the exploitation of the workers - many Jamaican - in a world where growers, politicians and lobbyists reap millions. Promotional card laid in. 301 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85704
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  • SHADES OF FORTUNE. by Birmingham, Stephen.
    Birmingham, Stephen.
    SHADES OF FORTUNE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Little Brown, (1989). First edition - A novel of a modern-day cosmetics empire and the dynamic family dynasty behind it - an uncommon advance issue, especially compared to the planned 100,000 first printing of the trade issue. 474 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83381
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  • THE VANISHING MOON. by Coulson, Joseph.
    Coulson, Joseph.
    THE VANISHING MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Archipelago, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning poet's first novel - an insightful look at the American working-class and the strength and strain of family bonds. "Set in Cleveland and Detroit, the novel chronicles two generations of the Tollman family, opening at the start of the Great Depression and moving forward through five decades to the Vietnam War." 330 pp. ISBN: 0-972869204.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76417
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  • THE FAMILY ORCHARD. by Eve, Nomi.
    Eve, Nomi.
    THE FAMILY ORCHARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a multigenerational saga spanning two hundreds years in the life of a Jewish family. Illustrated. SIGNED on the title page with the word "Enjoy!" 314 pp. ISBN: 0-375-410767.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64243
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  • THE FAMILY ORCHARD. by Eve, Nomi.
    Eve, Nomi.
    THE FAMILY ORCHARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a multigenerational saga spanning two hundreds years in the life of a Jewish family. Illustrated. 314 pp. ISBN: 0-375-410767.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59565
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  • THE HOUSE IN CLEWE STREET. by Lavin, Mary.
    Lavin, Mary.
    THE HOUSE IN CLEWE STREET.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Virago Press, (1987). A novel by this American-born writer who grew up and lives and writes in Ireland, originally published in 1945. This ediiton includes an afterword by Augustine Martin. A title in the Virago Modern Classic series. 472 pp. plus 4 pp of ads. ISBN: 0-86068-718X.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (covers have been protected by a clear laminate)

    Book ID: 67737
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  • HARPOON IN EDEN. by Mason, E. Van Wyck.
    Mason, E. Van Wyck.
    HARPOON IN EDEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel set in Nantucket and New Zealand in the 1830s during the great days of sperm whaling. Promotional book mark laid in. 430 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, some edgewear to dj, especially at head of spine)

    Book ID: 83986
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  • THE SON. by Meyer, Philipp.
    Meyer, Philipp.
    THE SON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press, (2013). First edition - The author's second novel - an "epic tale of more than 150 years of money, family, and power, told through the memories of three unforgettable narrators: Eli, now 100 and known simply as "the Colonel"; Eli's son Peter, called "the great disappointment" for his failure to meet the familyÕs vision of itself; and Eli's great-granddaughter Jeanne Anne, who struggles to maintain the McCullough empire in the economic frontier of modern Texas." 572 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. A rather uncommon proof copy.

    Book ID: 68219
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