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  • Alborough, Jez.
    MY FRIEND BEAR.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author-illustrator's third story about a small boy, Eddie and his teddy bear Freddie - in this story, they encounter a very large and very lonely bear. SIGNED on the half title page with a small drawing of a bear. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-763605832.

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

    Book ID: 37779
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  • BLUE BURT AND WIGGLES. by Anderson, Derek.
    Anderson, Derek.
    BLUE BURT AND WIGGLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Delightful story of an unlikely friendship between a bird and a worm, written and illustrated in full color by Derek Anderson. SIGNED opposite the title page with a drawing. Large square format. Unpaginated,. ISBN: 1416905936.

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

    Book ID: 45411
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  • Bayless, Julia.
    ROAR!

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Running Press Kids, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A moonlit tale of friendship and play" - a rambunctious lion cub tries to make new friends with the hippos and the giraffes, but roaring at them only chases them away - but then she meets a little rabbit who loves her roar and replies "more" A charming book, almost wordless. SIGNED on the front endpaper in silver with the word "Roar!" Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0762457502.

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

    Book ID: 65039
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  • DEAR GENERAL: The Private Letters of Annie E. Kennedy and John Bidwell 1866-1868. by [Bidwell, John, 1819-1900] Rawlings, Linda, editor.
    [Bidwell, John, 1819-1900] Rawlings, Linda, editor.
    DEAR GENERAL: The Private Letters of Annie E. Kennedy and John Bidwell 1866-1868.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sacramento: California Department of Parks and Recreation, (1994). Hardcover first edition - Bidwell was one of the organizers of the first overland wagon train to California, with Marshall at Sutter's Mill gold discovery, served as an officer in the Mexican American war, a founder of Chico, and one of California's great pioneers. In 1865 he was elected to a seat in Congress, and he met Annie Kennedy in Washington, D.C., a woman 20 years younger than himself and not, at first, interested in leaving Washington. These letters chart their friendship and growing love for each other. Illustrated. vii, 213 pp. ISBN: 0-941925129.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (very short tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 74624
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  • [Bukowski, Charles] Locklin, Gerald.
    CHARLES BUKOWSKI: A SURE BET.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, (1995). Hardcover first edition - Poet Gerald Locklin first met Bukowski in 1970, and they remained friends for over twenty years. A collection of memoirs, essays and poems about Bukowski from this first meeting and through his funeral in 1994. 69 pp. Cover illustration by R. Crumb. ISBN: 0-934953430.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 82162
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  • THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS. by Clayton, Meg Waite.
    Clayton, Meg Waite.
    THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Her third novel, the story of four women, friends since law school, who get together as one of them is awaiting Senate confirmation of her appointment to the Supreme Court. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780345517081.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56309
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  • THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS. by Clayton, Meg Waite.
    Clayton, Meg Waite.
    THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third novel, the story of four women, friends since law school, who get together as one of them is awaiting Senate confirmation of her appointment to the Supreme Court. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0345517081.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78845
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  • THE LOST CELT. by Conran, A. E.
    Conran, A. E.
    THE LOST CELT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Foster City, CA: Gosling Press, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Awarded-winning book for children, this is written in the voice of Mikey, a fourth-grader and his best friend Kyler who think they encounter a time-traveling Celtic warrior. A book which "throws a gentle light on some of the issues facing our veterans and their families, but it's the humor and infectious camaraderie throughout this book that makes it so memorable." Katherine Applegate called it "the best kind of childrens adventure story, full of taut suspense, riveting action, and, most importantly, humor and heart. Not to be missed. SIGNED on the title page with the words "be a champion always!" 253 pp plus 6 pp about the author and this book. ISBN: 978-1937463540.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated boards (an unread copy but with some rubbing and wear to the outer edge of the rear cover. )

    Book ID: 78951
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  • A MOUSE CALLED JUNCTION. by Cunningham, Julia; Illustrated by Michael Hague.
    Cunningham, Julia; Illustrated by Michael Hague.
    A MOUSE CALLED JUNCTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Wondering if there is more to life than the toys and treats and comfort of his home, the littlest and last of a large family of mice creeps out into the unknown world, ignoring bird's and squirrel's warning of danger. Beautifully illustrated in full color by Michael Hague. SIGNED by Cunningham on the title page (a color snapshot of Cunningham is taped onto the verso of the front endpaper) Small oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-394841123.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket (several short tears and overall edgewear to the dj, now protected by an archival cover).

    Book ID: 77528
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  • THE VINE OF DESIRE: A Novel. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    THE VINE OF DESIRE: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sequel to "Sister of My Heart" although this exploration of the lifelong friendship between two women, from India, who emigrated to the United States stands on its own as an exploration of the ties that bind us. SIGNED on the title page. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-385-497296.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43028
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  • GRAND AVENUE. by Fielding, Joy.
    Fielding, Joy.
    GRAND AVENUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which explores the bonds of friendship between four women, and how dreams turned to nightmares as the ties faded and lives were destroyed. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-743407075.

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

    Book ID: 75777
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  • THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA. by Graham, Laurie.
    Graham, Laurie.
    THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy.

    New York: Warner Books, (2002). First edition - A novel which begins in Norfolk, England in 1952, for five American Air Force wives. While the women's husbands are overseas, they fight off homesickness by gossiping, going to London to see Princess Elizabeth "get coronated", and casually meeting a sixth woman to add to their circle of friendship. 440 pp. Published as a trade paperback original,

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (an unread copy, but with a crease to lower corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 59859
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  • FOLLOWING THE TRAILS AT CAMP ALGONQUIN: A Story for Girls. by Haxton, Jane.
    Haxton, Jane.
    FOLLOWING THE TRAILS AT CAMP ALGONQUIN: A Story for Girls.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston & Chicago: W. A, Wilde Company, (1925). Hardcover first edition - A summer at a girls's camp on a lake in Vermont helps a rather overindulged young girl learn to have confidence in herself and her abilities, the importance of teamwork and persistence and much more. Illustrated with a color frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill. The author's only book and rather uncommon. 319 pp.

    Condition: Good in tan cloth with red lettering (usual toning to the pages, some wear to the cloth covers, but overall a clean and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 64842
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  • MY GRANDMA AND ME. by Javaherbin, Mina.
    Javaherbin, Mina.
    MY GRANDMA AND ME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the author's own memories of being a little girl in Iran, this is a story of friendship and family. Kirkus Review stated "This sweet story is intermingled naturally with details about Iranian and Islamic traditions and values and supported by such visuals as an easy mix of traditional and Western attire and thoughtful inclusion of Persian design elements. It peaks in a moment of solidarity between the two grandmothers, each praying for the other to go to heaven, but via their different Muslim and Christian religions." SIGNED on the title page by the author and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated by Lindsey Yankey. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0763694944.

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

    Book ID: 81461
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  • IN THE MEANTIME by Lippincott, Robin.
    Lippincott, Robin.
    IN THE MEANTIME

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy,

    New York & London: The Toby Press, (2006). First edition - The story of a friendship which grew out a chance between between three young children in the 1930s in a small midwestern town. 178 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59622
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  • TOO TALL HOUSES. by Marino, Gianna.
    Marino, Gianna.
    TOO TALL HOUSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Owl and Rabbit live in two small houses on the top of the hill, and they are good friends until Rabbit's garden blocks Owl's view and when Owl builds his house taller, he blocks the sun from Rabbit's garden. A modern parable, humorously told. INSCRIBED on the title page. Tall format (of course), unpaginated. ISBN: 9780670013142.

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

    Book ID: 66922
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  • TOO TALL HOUSES. by Marino, Gianna.
    Marino, Gianna.
    TOO TALL HOUSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Owl and Rabbit live in two small houses on the top of the hill, and they are good friends until Rabbit's garden blocks Owl's view and when Owl builds his house taller, he blocks the sun from Rabbit's garden. A modern parable, humorously told. SIGNED on the title page. Tall format (of course), unpaginated. ISBN: 9780670013142.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 56396
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  • McCauley, Stephen.
    THE EASY WAY OUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Simon & Schuster, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel from the author who wrote The Object Of My Affection. ISBN: 0-671-70818X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28482
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  • NEAR PERFECT. by Mitchell, Sharon.
    Mitchell, Sharon.
    NEAR PERFECT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American writer's third novel, a story of friendship, of a 'perfect life' in upheaval, and about confronting sometimes painful truths. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-525-946217.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56223
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  • AFTER THE SHOT DROPS. by Ribay, Randy.
    Ribay, Randy.
    AFTER THE SHOT DROPS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2018). SIGNED first edition - Told in alternating voices, this is the story of two teenage boys from a tough inner city neighborhood and how their lives change when one wins a basketball scholarship to an elite private school. SIGNED on the title page. 325 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73083
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  • WHAT I WAS. by Rosoff, Meg.
    Rosoff, Meg.
    WHAT I WAS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (2008). First edition - An old man nearing death looks back only his only true friendship back when he was 16. 209 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59625
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  • THE GLANCE: Songs of Soul Meeting. by Rumi [Jalaluddin Balkhi, 1207-1273], Coleman Banks and Nevit Ergin, translators.
    Rumi [Jalaluddin Balkhi, 1207-1273], Coleman Banks and Nevit Ergin, translators.
    THE GLANCE: Songs of Soul Meeting.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Viking / Arkana, (1999) dj. Hardcover - Includes an introduction by Coleman Banks and notes on the translations, references. xxi, 99 pp. ISBN: 1-884237002.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, otherwise as new)

    Book ID: 77873
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  • THE DELICACY AND STRENGTH OF LACE: Letters by Silko, Leslie Marmon and Wright, James (edited by Anne Wright)
    Silko, Leslie Marmon and Wright, James (edited by Anne Wright)
    THE DELICACY AND STRENGTH OF LACE: Letters

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

    St Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1986.). SIGNED first edition - A moving 18 month exchange of letters between two very different writers who only met twice: once at a writer's conference in 1975 and for a second time in the hospital room where the Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Wright lay dying of cancer. SIGNED on the title page by Silko. Edited and with an introduction by Anne Wright. Uncommon first issue with the $8.00 price on the rear cover. 106 pp. ISBN: 0-915308-746.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff glossy wrappers (a hint of fading to the spine.)

    Book ID: 53023
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  • THE ROAD TRIP: Two Senior Women with Two Walkers and Lots of Pills on the Open Road. by Stolhand, Melba and Carol Olson Lindahl.
    Stolhand, Melba and Carol Olson Lindahl.
    THE ROAD TRIP: Two Senior Women with Two Walkers and Lots of Pills on the Open Road.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    XLIBRIS, (2014). The two authors met at a local writer's group meeting in 2004, and developed a close friendship. However, despite their age and health problems, both women were adventurous and, using the excuse of visiting family in St Paul, they set off from California to the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and across the country on a 5000 mile road trip. The question was could they do this and still be friends at the end. 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1499079357.

    Condition: Good overall - some curling and wear to the covers, contents clean.

    Book ID: 78826
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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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  • OLIVE MY LOVE. by Walsh, Vivian and J. Otto Seibold.
    Walsh, Vivian and J. Otto Seibold.
    OLIVE MY LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A charming tale featuring two dogs and a fast-talking squirrel: Olive takes off on a journey to return Dexter's (Mr Lunch) heart. SIGNED by Vivian Walsh on the illustrated dedication page and dated in the year of publication. Colorfully illustrated throughout by J. Otto Seibold. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-15-2047204.

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

    Book ID: 55945
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  • JUNE AND AUGUST. by Walsh, Vivian; Illustrated by Adam McCauley.
    Walsh, Vivian; Illustrated by Adam McCauley.
    JUNE AND AUGUST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Two animals who share a love of the night sky meet in the daylight and are surprised to discover how different they are." SIGNED and dated in the year of publication, on the page opposite the title page, by both the author and illustrator. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 9780810984103.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60471
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