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  • Dickson, Iva M.
    A WAY OF LIFE, ONLY A MEMORY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir about growing up on a farm near Spokane Missouri in the 30's - during the Great Depression. 58 pgs. photographs. ISBN: 0-533-068584.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9085
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  • THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY. by Franzen, Jonathan.
    Franzen, Jonathan.
    THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988. An amazing first novel, set in St. Louis (the "27th city " in size now) where a young woman from Bombay has just been chosen as the police chief - a story of suspense, conspiracy and love. Franzen was selected as one of the 20 best young American novelists by Granta magazine, and his latest novel, The Corrections, has already garnered several awards and catapulted him to the position of being one of the 'hottest' of young American writers. According to the information on the back cover, the first printing of this first novel was an unusually large 40,000 copies, and even this advance issue was produced in many copies, although obviously it is much less common than the hardcover issue. 517 pages.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of front cover, some rubbing to edges of covers, no creases on the spine.)

    Book ID: 53168
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  • BLACK FLAG: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865. by Goodrich, Thomas.
    Goodrich, Thomas.
    BLACK FLAG: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - An account of the almost unbelievable destruction along the Missouri-Kansas border from 1861-1865 and the greatest atrocities of the Civil War, including the massacres at Lawrence, Baxter Springs, & Centralia, based on contemporary documents - diaries, letters, and firsthand newspaper accounts. Illustrated, bibliography, index. 172 pp. ISBN: 9780253213037.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (prev owner's name, but otherwise a tight, clean copy which appears unread).

    Book ID: 41143
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  • SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAMA. by Haynes, David
    Haynes, David
    SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAMA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Granta author's second highly praised novel (and the first to be published in hardcover), set in a small, almost exclusively African American town in northern Missouri. Haynes was the only Granta winner who was published exclusively by small presses, which makes his selection even more unusual. SIGNED by the author. ISBN: 1571310037.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4907
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  • SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAMA. by Haynes, David
    Haynes, David
    SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAMA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Granta author's second highly praised novel (and the first to be published in hardcover), set in a small, almost exclusively African American town in northern Missouri. Haynes was the only Granta winner who was published exclusively by small presses, which makes his selection even more unusual. 340 pp. ISBN: 1571310037.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44838
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  • Haynes, David
    SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAMA

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed, 1995. dj. Hardcover - Granta author's second highly praised novel, set in a small, almost exclusively African American town in northern Missouri. Haynes was the only Granta winner who was published exclusively by small presses, which makes his selection even more unusual. ISBN: 1-57131-0037.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 29108
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  • CHAMELEON. by Kennett, Shirley.
    Kennett, Shirley.
    CHAMELEON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery featuring psychologist and computer forensics expert Dr PJ Gray, set in St. Louis. 328 pp. ISBN: 1575663473.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (upper corner slightly bumped, short tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 48491
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  • Lader, Lawrence.
    THE BOLD BRAHMINS: New England's War Against Slavery: 1831-1863.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of well-researched popular history and biographies of some of the New England abolitionists, including William Lloyd Garrison, John Quincy Adams, The Reverend Theodore Parker, Abby Kelley Foster, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts who was violently beaten on the floor of the senate for speaking out against slavery, and more. Illustrated. Bibliography, index. 318 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34449
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  • Lader, Lawrence.
    THE BOLD BRAHMINS: New England's War Against Slavery: 1831-1863.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of well-researched popular history and biographies of some of the New England abolitionists, including William Lloyd Garrison, John Quincy Adams, The Reverend Theodore Parker, Abby Kelley Foster, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts who was violently beaten on the floor of the senate for speaking out against slavery, and more. Illustrated. Bibliography, index. 318 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (slight fading to spine of dj - a tight, clean copy.)

    Book ID: 34800
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  • BITTERSWEET EARTH. by Massey, Ellen Gray, editor.
    Massey, Ellen Gray, editor.
    BITTERSWEET EARTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Selections from the quarterly magazine 'Bittersweet 'published by the high school students in Lebanon, Missouri to discover and preserve the lore of the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas. Among the articles are several on the rivers and ferries of the area, on the caves found in the river banks and elsewhere, on the people, and herbs and much more. SIGNED on the title page by the editor Ellen Massey. Illustrated with photographs and maps. xv, 405 pp. ISBN: 0-806119276.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 69153
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  • THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD. by McHugh, Laura .
    McHugh, Laura .
    THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Spiegel & Grau / Random House, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a suspense story about two mysterious disappearances and murders a generation apart, set in the small town of Henbane, Missouri, deep in the Ozark Mountains. Winner of the 2015 Thriller Award for best first novel, finalist for the Barry. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76668
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  • THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD. by McHugh, Laura .
    McHugh, Laura .
    THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Spiegel & Grau / Random House, (2014). First edition - The author's first novel, a suspense story about two mysterious disappearances and murders a generation apart, set in the small town of Henbane, Missouri, deep in the Ozark Mountains. Winner of the 2015 Thriller Award for best first novel, finalist for the Barry. . 297 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76669
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  • THE HOLY WARRIOR: The House of Winslow, Book 6. by Morris, Gilbert.
    Morris, Gilbert.
    THE HOLY WARRIOR: The House of Winslow, Book 6.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Carmel, NY: Guideposts, (1989.). Hardcover - Historical fiction set on the Missouri frontier in the late 18th century. 299 pp. ISBN: 1556610548.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 46942
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  • ENEMY WOMEN. by Paulette Jiles.
    Paulette Jiles.
    ENEMY WOMEN.

    Edition: First Canadian printing.

    Toronto: HarperFlamingo (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by Jiles, winner of the Governor General's award for her poetry, to be published by a major press. Set in southeastern Missouri, the story of Adair Coolley, falsely accused of being a Confederate spy after her home is destroyed and her father beaten, and of the Union major who helps her escape from prison, is an extraordinary story of survival and love in the midst of a torn nation's bitter agony. Each chapter of Enemy Women begins with excerpts from historical testimony about this terrible period in the Civil War, when marauding soldiers pillaged and murdered whole families and communities at will. SIGNED by Jiles on the…

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    Toronto: HarperFlamingo (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by Jiles, winner of the Governor General's award for her poetry, to be published by a major press. Set in southeastern Missouri, the story of Adair Coolley, falsely accused of being a Confederate spy after her home is destroyed and her father beaten, and of the Union major who helps her escape from prison, is an extraordinary story of survival and love in the midst of a torn nation's bitter agony. Each chapter of Enemy Women begins with excerpts from historical testimony about this terrible period in the Civil War, when marauding soldiers pillaged and murdered whole families and communities at will. SIGNED by Jiles on the title page and dated Toronto, 3/13/02, in the year of publication. Jiles has dual US / Canadian citizenship. 321 pages. ISBN: 0-00200514X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80664
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  • FRONT PORCH STORIES AT THE ONE-ROOM SCHOOL. by Tate, Eleanora E (illustrated by Eric Velasquez.)
    Tate, Eleanora E (illustrated by Eric Velasquez.)
    FRONT PORCH STORIES AT THE ONE-ROOM SCHOOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories told by Margie's father to her and her younger cousin about growing up in Nutbrush, Missouri and attending the one-room school there. A "celebration of family, friendship, and childhood - and of the storytelling tradition." Author's note - in which she states that while Nutbrush is fictional, it is based on the real Missippi River town of Canton, Missouri. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Eric Velasquez. 98 pp. ISBN: 0-553-083848.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45191
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  • THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS. by Wright, Harold Bell.
    Wright, Harold Bell.
    THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1981). Hardcover - Novel originally published in 1907, Wright's best-known and most beloved book, set in the Ozark hill country. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-448-010569.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 46943
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