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  • WATCH YOUR MOUTH. by Handler, David.
    Handler, David.
    WATCH YOUR MOUTH.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2002). SIGNED - The second novel for adults, written under his own name, by the author best known for his Lemony Snicket books. SIGNED on the title page. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-06-093817X.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 67314
    Keywords: Fiction, humor, incest, parody
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  • THEREAFTER JOHNNIE by Herron, Carolivia
    Herron, Carolivia
    THEREAFTER JOHNNIE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The highly praised first book by the African American writer whose more recent children's book "Nappy Hair" has been the subject of much controversy. Dustjacket praise from Gloria Naylor, Carlos Fuentes, and Henry Gates. SIGNED by author on title page. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-394-576446.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (rem line, crease on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 9047
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  • THEREAFTER JOHNNIE by Herron, Carolivia
    Herron, Carolivia
    THEREAFTER JOHNNIE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The highly praised first book by the African American writer whose more recent children's book "Nappy Hair" has been the subject of much controversy. Dustjacket praise from Gloria Naylor, Carlos Fuentes, and Henry Gates. SIGNED by author on title page. ISBN: 0-394-576446.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9048
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  • FLYING IN PLACE. by Palwick, Susan.
    Palwick, Susan.
    FLYING IN PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's prize-winning first book - Jane Yolen called it 'the strongest and wisest novel I have ever read about the problem of child abuse... the book is impossible to read without being moved to fury and tears.' SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Crawford Award for best first fantasy novel.179 pp. ISBN: 0-312-851839.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73536
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  • FLYING IN PLACE. by Palwick, Susan.
    Palwick, Susan.
    FLYING IN PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's prize-winning first book - Jane Yolen called it 'the strongest and wisest novel I have ever read about the problem of child abuse... the book is impossible to read without being moved to fury and tears.' SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Crawford Award for best first fantasy novel.179 pp. ISBN: 0-312-851839.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51277
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  • FLYING IN PLACE. by Palwick, Susan.
    Palwick, Susan.
    FLYING IN PLACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.). SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first book - Jane Yolen called it 'the strongest and wisest novel I have ever read about the problem of child abuse... the book is impossible to read without being moved to fury and tears.' SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Crawford Award for best first fantasy novel. 179 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (very different cover art from the final version.)

    Book ID: 20229
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  • BITTERROOT LANDING. by Reynolds, Sheri.
    Reynolds, Sheri.
    BITTERROOT LANDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - South Carolina born author's first novel, this introduces Jael, "born into a hard life, but a survivor. She will survive even River Bill." Dustjacket praise from Lee Smith: "Sheri Reynolds' haunting voice will stay with you long after you have finished her very scary and brilliant first novel." 239 pp. ISBN: 0-39913994X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 40873
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  • THE WAR ZONE. by Stuart, Alexander H.
    Stuart, Alexander H.
    THE WAR ZONE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Screenwriter's very highly praised second novel: Anthony Burgess stated "The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written.I was horrified but seduced from first to last." A controversial novel, this was awarded the prestigious Whitbread Prize, but the award was revoked when on judge complained of its treatment of incest. Basis for the 1999 film of the same name which was Tim Roth's directoral debut (and for which Stuart wrote the screenplay) and which one reviewer called the best movie of 1999, praising it for its incredible daring and its brutal but honest portrayal of the subject of sexual abuse and incest. Like the movie, this book is perhaps…

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    New York: Doubleday, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Screenwriter's very highly praised second novel: Anthony Burgess stated "The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written.I was horrified but seduced from first to last." A controversial novel, this was awarded the prestigious Whitbread Prize, but the award was revoked when on judge complained of its treatment of incest. Basis for the 1999 film of the same name which was Tim Roth's directoral debut (and for which Stuart wrote the screenplay) and which one reviewer called the best movie of 1999, praising it for its incredible daring and its brutal but honest portrayal of the subject of sexual abuse and incest. Like the movie, this book is perhaps too honest to be "commercially sucessful" but it is a well-written book about an often unrecognized but devasting "war zone" - that is, inside a seemingly happy family. ISBN: 0-385249535.

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    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35794
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  • THE WAR ZONE. by Stuart, Alexander H.
    Stuart, Alexander H.
    THE WAR ZONE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1990.). Screenwriter's very highly praised second novel: Anthony Burgess stated "The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written.I was horrified but seduced from first to last." A controversial novel, this was awarded the prestigious Whitbread Prize, but the award was revoked when on judge complained of its treatment of incest. Basis for the 1999 film of the same name which was Tim Roth's directoral debut (and for which Stuart wrote the screenplay) and which one reviewer called the best movie of 1999, praising it for its incredible daring and its brutal but honest portrayal of the subject of sexual abuse and incest. Like the movie, this book is perhaps too honest to be "commercially…

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    New York: Bantam, (1990.). Screenwriter's very highly praised second novel: Anthony Burgess stated "The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written.I was horrified but seduced from first to last." A controversial novel, this was awarded the prestigious Whitbread Prize, but the award was revoked when on judge complained of its treatment of incest. Basis for the 1999 film of the same name which was Tim Roth's directoral debut (and for which Stuart wrote the screenplay) and which one reviewer called the best movie of 1999, praising it for its incredible daring and its brutal but honest portrayal of the subject of sexual abuse and incest. Like the movie, this book is perhaps too honest to be "commercially sucessful" but it is a well-written book about an often unrecognized but devasting "war zone" - that is, inside a seemingly happy family. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-385249535.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56340
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  • MELYMBROSIA. by Woolf, Virginia (edited by Louise de Salvo.)
    Woolf, Virginia (edited by Louise de Salvo.)
    MELYMBROSIA.

    Edition: First thus.

    San Francisco: Cleis Press, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Woolf's first novel, completed in 1912 when she was 30 years old, but only published three years later, in a much tamer version, as "The Voyage Out." This novel was reconstructed from the original manuscripts held by the New York Public Library by Louise deSalvo, who also wrote the introduction to this edition. xxvii, 350 pp. ISBN: 1573441481.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48825
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