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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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  • WEARING PURPLE. by Alexander, Lydia Lewis; Marilyn Hill Harper; Otis Holloway Owens and Mildred Lucas Patterson.
    Alexander, Lydia Lewis; Marilyn Hill Harper; Otis Holloway Owens and Mildred Lucas Patterson.
    WEARING PURPLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1954 four black women met at Talladega College and began a friendship that has lasted more four decades. Although they all lived in different parts of the country, they formed a 'working circle' friendship and wrote letters to each other, letters in which they explored their thoughts and feelings about their current and future life experiences. This book is a compilation of some of those letters. "Sharing these experiences, which range from raising children to approaching retirement to discussing sex and race issues, has helped these women find a truer, deeper meaning in their lives." 223 pp. ISBN: 0-517708345.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (initials on dj)

    Book ID: 86992
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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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  • BUILDING A BRIDGE. by Begaye, Lisa Shook; Libba Tracy, illustrator.
    Begaye, Lisa Shook; Libba Tracy, illustrator.
    BUILDING A BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - On the first day of kindergarten, both Juantia, a young Navajo girl and Anna, an Anglo girl are apprehensive about what school will bring, until, with the help of their teacher, they become friends as they build a beautiful bridge together using different colored blocks. Illustrated in full color by Libba Tracy. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-873585577.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards (crinkling to bottom edge of textblock) in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88252
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  • THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV. by Berg, Elizabeth.
    Berg, Elizabeth.
    THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2017). SIGNED first edition - After the death of his wife, Arthur Moses's days have looked the same, but then he encounters 18 year-old Maddy and, together with Arthur's neighbor Lucille, the unlikely trio band together and help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew. A story of "compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age." SIGNED on the title page. 218 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83469
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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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  • 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 WEDNESDAY SISTERS. by Clayton, Meg Waite.
    Clayton, Meg Waite.
    THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, the story of five women living in Palo Alto in California, each very different, but all originally defined by the roles as homemakers and mothers, who meet every Wednesday for thirty-five years. As time goes by and their children grow, they form a writers circle and they also experience "history in the making: Vietnam, the race for the moon, and a womens movement that challenges everything they have ever thought about themselves, while at the same time supporting one another through changes in their personal lives brought on by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success." 284 pp. ISBN: 978-0345502827.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 83160
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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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  • THE OTHER BLACK GIRL. by Harris, Zakiya Dalila
    Harris, Zakiya Dalila
    THE OTHER BLACK GIRL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2021) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, written when she was herself working for a publisher in Manhattan. A book which focuses on the compromises that Black women have to make to succeed (or even just to survive) in the mostly white corporate world, while also bringing in elements of a thriller and even horror. Basis for the television series of the same name. 357 pp plus "additional content exclusively for Barnes and Noble." Cover praise from Walter Mosley, Attica Locke, Terry McMillan and many others. ISBN: 978-1982187187.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89523
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  • Havill, Juanita.
    EYES LIKE WILLY'S.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In 1906, 10-year-old Guy's family leaves Paris to vacation in a small Austrian village, where he befriends a Viennese boy named Willy. Meeting every summer for several years, Guy and his sister, Sarah, grow closer to their friend. . In 1914, war puts an end to the family's vacations, and in 1915, Guy joins the army, painfully aware that Willy may be in the opposite trenches. . . A spare, thoughtful story [which] does a superb job of personalizing the pain of this brutal, futile war." (Booklist) INSCRIBED on the title page. 155 pp plus an author's note providing background information on World War I. ISBN: 0-688136729.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 89358
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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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  • HELLO. by Ikegami, Aiko.
    Ikegami, Aiko.
    HELLO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Creston Books, (2019). Hardcover first edition - A charming wordless story about a small visitor from another planet, overwhelmed and ignored until two children offer him friendship. ISBN: 978-1939547583.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards with a black cloth spine.

    Book ID: 88246
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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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  • SHADE. by Jordan, Neil.
    Jordan, Neil.
    SHADE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2004). First edition - The fourth novel by this award-winning director and writer. "Nina Hardy has been murdered. She dies in the garden of the house where she grew up, killed by George, her childhood friend. But her body is never found, and she remains a silent shade, watching-and retelling-the events of her life, and afterlife." 327 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (number on top of textblock)

    Book ID: 89444
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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. 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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  • 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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  • 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' featuring a cast of "amiably eccentric characters" Praise from Armistad Maupin, among others. \. ISBN: 0-671-70818X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28482
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  • BEYOND BINGO. by Miller, Joan Drummond; Julie Houy, and Carolyn Livingston.
    Miller, Joan Drummond; Julie Houy, and Carolyn Livingston.
    BEYOND BINGO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., (2000). First edition - The first novel by these three friends, written to dispel some stereotypes about old age, and especially older women, including that they are humorless people, and also to explore issues surrounding medical marijuana. "Several 'little old ladies' in Pacific Grove encourage one another to grasp life anew and act a bit outrageous. They begin by finding and supplying marijuana (for medicinal purposes) to a rich friend suffering from cancer. When the friend dies and leaves them cars and money, the ladies branch out: they still provide 'medicinal' brownies but catch the attention of the law and 'suspicious others' when they discover a dismembered corpse in a disused freezer. (Library Journal) 188 pp. ISBN: 0-887392849.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84512
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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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  • CHANCES ARE . . . by Russo, Richard.
    Russo, Richard.
    CHANCES ARE . . .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which explores friendship, aging, and memory. Three men, now in their sixties and friends for 40 years, since their college days, have arrived on Martha's Vineyard for a Memorial Day weekend. Not present is Jacy, with whom they were all in love, and what starts as a novel about aging baby boomers, opens up into a mystery as they try to uncover the events that led to Jacy's disappearance so long ago. 302 pp. ISBN: 978-1101947746.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small peeled spot at base of dj spine)

    Book ID: 84621
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  • SWING TIME. by Smith, Zadie.
    Smith, Zadie.
    SWING TIME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, 2016. First edition - A novel which moves from Northwest London to Africa, the story of two brown girls who dream of being dancers, although only one has talent. By the author of the award winning "White Teeth." A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 453 pp.

    Condition: Fine in gold wrappers. An uncommon ARC.

    Book ID: 84587
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