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  • DANCE REAL SLOW. by Jaffe, Michael Grant.
    Jaffe, Michael Grant.
    DANCE REAL SLOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, "the story of Gordon Nash, a part-time lawyer whose wife abruptly walks away from both marriage and motherhood, leaving Gordon sole responsibility for raising their child, Calvin. Father and son settle in a small Kansas town. .. where Calvin dreams of owning a horse someday, and where he displays the quirks and curious habits of a precocious four-year-old." Basis for the 1998 film "A Cool Dry Place." Dust jacket praise from Lorrie Moore, Rick Bass, Rosellen Brown, and Larry Watson. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374134669.

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

    Book ID: 84862
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  • Kellerman, Jonathan.
    WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, which introduced psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. Winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel. Basis for the movie of the same name. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-689-115199.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - not quite a perfect copy, but close to it.

    Book ID: 77893
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  • KILLSHOT by Leonard, Elmore
    Leonard, Elmore
    KILLSHOT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - One shot is all it takes - that is the kill shot. A veteran assassin and his dangerous partner pursue a couple who stumbled upon an extortion scheme. Basis for the movie of the same name starring Mickey Rourke. 287 pp. ISBN: 1-557-100411.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75133
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  • KILLSHOT by Leonard, Elmore
    Leonard, Elmore
    KILLSHOT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One shot is all it takes - that is the kill shot. A veteran assassin and his dangerous partner pursue a couple who stumbled upon an extortion scheme. SIGNED on title page and dated 4-29-89, in the year of publication. Basis for the movie of the same name starring Mickey Rourke. 287 pp. ISBN: 1-557-100411.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72643
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  • THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. by Mailer, Norman.
    Mailer, Norman.
    THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Modern Library, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mailer's first novel, originally published in 1948, and a book which almost immediately became a classic, and is considered one of the great war novels. It was based in part on his experiences with the 112th Cavalry Regiment during the Philippines Campaign in World War II. Basis for a 1958 film of the same title. Issued in 1961 as #321 in the Modern Library series. In the Toledano 8 binding of gray cloth with gold lettering on green block on front board and spine. Map frontispiece. 791 pp. Gray and white Kent end papers. Reverse side of jacket lists 403 titles.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67844
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  • MEN WITHOUT WOMEN: Stories. by Murakami, Haruki.
    Murakami, Haruki.
    MEN WITHOUT WOMEN: Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of seven short stories by this award-winning writer - all focused on "the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all." Includes the story "Drive My Car" that was made into the award winning film. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen. 228 pp. ISBN: 978-0451494627.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85006
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  • THE PEREGRINE READER by (Nelson, Antonya, signed; Carlson, Ron, signed; Wolff, Tobias; Unger, Douglas; Carver, Raymond; Doctorow, E. L.; O'Brien, Tim; Matthiessen, Peter, et als) Vause, Mikel and Porter, Carl, editors
    (Nelson, Antonya, signed; Carlson, Ron, signed; Wolff, Tobias; Unger, Douglas; Carver, Raymond; Doctorow, E. L.; O'Brien, Tim; Matthiessen, Peter, et als) Vause, Mikel and Porter, Carl, editors
    THE PEREGRINE READER

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs-Smith, 1996. SIGNED first edition - A retrospective collection of works read by participants at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference over the past 12 years - included are prose, poetry and essays by the authors shown above and by others including Richard Ford, Tess Gallager, Carolyn Forche, John Barth, John Edgar Wideman, Tobias Wolff, Robert Stone, Jeanne Houston, Maxine Kumin, George Garrett, Robert Olen Butler, Ray Bradbury and more. A wonderful anthology which includes previously unpublished essays on the reading and writing process. 348 pgs, a slightly oversized format. ISBN: 0-87905-8161.

    Condition: SIGNED by two contributors: Ron Carlson at his story "Keith" (basis for the film of the same name) and Antonya Nelson at "In the Land of Men." Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (plain pocket inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 45780
    Keywords: Anthology, movie basis
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  • TEN NORTH FREDERICK. by O'Hara, John (1905-1970)
    O'Hara, John (1905-1970)
    TEN NORTH FREDERICK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1955) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of three generations of a family of the "best people", who live in the "best" old section of Gibbsville, Pennsylvania. Winner of the 1956 National Book Award for fiction. Basis for the 1958 20th Century Fox film starring Gary Cooper. 408 pp, Dust jacket by Sam Sugar.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with a gilt and light blue title panel on the spine, in a very near fine dust jacket (bit of offsetting on the front endpaper, but ooriginal price of $3.95 still present on dust jacket flap)

    Book ID: 82691
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  • TEN NORTH FREDERICK. by O'Hara, John (1905-1970)
    O'Hara, John (1905-1970)
    TEN NORTH FREDERICK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1955) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of three generations of a family of the "best people", who live in the "best" old section of Gibbsville, Pennsylvania. Winner of the 1956 National Book Award for fiction. Basis for the 1958 20th Century Fox film starring Gary Cooper. 408 pp, Dust jacket by Sam Sugar.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with a gilt and light blue title panel on the spine, in a near fine dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, a bit of wear to ends of spine of dj, original price of $3.95 still present on dust jacket flap)

    Book ID: 82692
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  • SLIPPY McGEE, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man. by Oemler, Marie Conway (1875 -1932)
    Oemler, Marie Conway (1875 -1932)
    SLIPPY McGEE, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Company, 1920. Hardcover - Southern author's first novel, the story of a priest in a small and poor South Carolina town, who takes in the notorious safe-cracker Slippy McGee after he barely survives the loss of his leg from a train accident. Basis for two films, in 1923 and again in 1948. 405 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in dark green cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 72730
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  • IRON ORCHARD. by Pendleton, Tom (pseudonym of Edmund Pendleton Van Zandt Jr.)
    Pendleton, Tom (pseudonym of Edmund Pendleton Van Zandt Jr.)
    IRON ORCHARD.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's award-winning first novel, an epic story which begins in the thirties with Jim McNeely heading on foot from his hometown to begin a new life as a roustabout in the Permian Basin. He's not quite twenty, already orphaned, and has little more than the threadbare suit on his back. When he arrives at the Dead Lake man camp, he is subjected to the violent, brutal reality of the occupation, but even though he learns to survive there, he has bigger dreams. Sometimes referred to as "the wildcatter's Bible" this was published by Van Zandt under a pseudonym, since he was from a prominent Forth Worth family. Basis for the 2018…

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    London: Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's award-winning first novel, an epic story which begins in the thirties with Jim McNeely heading on foot from his hometown to begin a new life as a roustabout in the Permian Basin. He's not quite twenty, already orphaned, and has little more than the threadbare suit on his back. When he arrives at the Dead Lake man camp, he is subjected to the violent, brutal reality of the occupation, but even though he learns to survive there, he has bigger dreams. Sometimes referred to as "the wildcatter's Bible" this was published by Van Zandt under a pseudonym, since he was from a prominent Forth Worth family. Basis for the 2018 independent film of the same name, featuring the author's son, actor Ned Van Zandt and directed by Ty Roberts. 412 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some small holes to the front cover of the dj, minor edgewear - original price of 30s still present).

    Book ID: 78790
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  • THE BOOK OF NUMBERS. by Pharr, Robert Deane (1916-1989)
    Pharr, Robert Deane (1916-1989)
    THE BOOK OF NUMBERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Pharr's first and best known novel, basis for the 1973 film of the same name. The story of two men who create a numbers racket in the Black community of Richmond, Virginia in the 1930s - the two waiters, Blueboy Harris and Dave Greene, briefly achieved almost unimaginable success before seeing it all end in tragedy. When this was published, Pharr was 57 and he had spent many years working as a waiter himself, and was still doing so when the manuscript got to a publisher. His books are as relevant now as when they were published: he depicted policing as an unreformable system built to brutalize and oppress…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Pharr's first and best known novel, basis for the 1973 film of the same name. The story of two men who create a numbers racket in the Black community of Richmond, Virginia in the 1930s - the two waiters, Blueboy Harris and Dave Greene, briefly achieved almost unimaginable success before seeing it all end in tragedy. When this was published, Pharr was 57 and he had spent many years working as a waiter himself, and was still doing so when the manuscript got to a publisher. His books are as relevant now as when they were published: he depicted policing as an unreformable system built to brutalize and oppress Black bodies and others of color. As one writer said "The very things that keep Pharr obscure - his unwillingness to pander to white readers, his focus on writing about Black life at all levels of American society in a plain-spoken way, his anger at the way Black people have been abused and murdered in different ways by this society -are the reasons we need him right now." (Christopher Smith)

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, tear to dj at top of spine, other edgewear, price-clipped, but still a decent copy of an important but overlooked African American novel.)

    Book ID: 84178
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  • CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE. by Shellabarger, Samuel.
    Shellabarger, Samuel.
    CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, (ca 1962, c 1945) dj. Hardcover - Adventure novel set in 16th century Mexico, during the time of the Spanish Inquisition and Cortes' conquest. Basis for the film of the same name. A title in the "Best Seller Library." 474 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (light edgwear to dj)

    Book ID: 84936
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  • THE RUINS. by Smith, Scott.
    Smith, Scott.
    THE RUINS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's second novel. Trapped in the Mexican jungle on the Yucatan Peninsula, two young American couples and tourists they had befriended from Germany and Greece stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could imagine, and a lighthearted vacation becomes a struggle for survival. Basis for the film of the same name. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Stephen King and Gillian Flynn, among others. 319 pp. ISBN: 1-400043875.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76766
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  • DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free. by Tobar, Hector.
    Tobar, Hector.
    DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A detailed and in-depth account of the 69 day ordeal of these 33 miners by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 978-0374280604.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70044
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  • Toole, F. X. (pseudonym of Jerry Boyd.)
    ROPE BURNS: Stories from the Corner (includes 'Million $$$ [Dollar] Baby.')

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book, a powerful collection of five short stories and the title novella, by Boyd, whose years of experience as a 'cut-man' (the one who staunches the blood flow and allows fights to continue), gives these stories a sometimes heart-breaking authenticity. One of the stories - 'Million $$$ Baby' - was the basis for the 2004 Academy-award winning film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Hilary Swank. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0198206.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 44476
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  • STARTING OVER. by Wakefield, Dan.
    Wakefield, Dan.
    STARTING OVER.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1973) dj. Hardcover - The author's second novel, the story of two people recovering from a divorce, basis for the 1979 film starring Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen. 290 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84517
    Keywords: Fiction, movie basis
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  • BIRDY. by Wharton, William.
    Wharton, William.
    BIRDY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - An extraordinary first novel, the story of a boy - and later a man's - obsession with flight, an obsession that both liberates him and drives him to madness. Winner of the National Book Award. Basis for the film of the same name starring Nicholas Cage. 310 pp. Dust jacket by Fred Marcellino. ISBN: 0-394-425693.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (slit to front cover of dj beside the spine).

    Book ID: 61247
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  • BIRDY. by Wharton, William.
    Wharton, William.
    BIRDY.

    Edition: Paperback.

    UK: Penguin, (1980). An extraordinary first novel, the story of a boy - and later a man's - obsession with flight, an obsession that both liberates him and drives him to madness. Winner of the National Book Award. Basis for the film of the same name starring Nicholas Cage. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-394-425693.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 83168
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  • SOME MUST WATCH. by White, Ethel Lina (1876-1944)
    White, Ethel Lina (1876-1944)
    SOME MUST WATCH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1941) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller, originally published in the UK in 1933, which creates an atmosphere of growing terror and suspense. A young girl, who has not been able to speak since childhood, has taken a position as a "lady help" in a remote mansion and finds herself threatened by a killer who has a penchant for strangling handicapped young women. Basis for several films including the classic 1946 RKO suspense movie, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, and Elsa Lanchester. 319 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in maroon cloth in a like dustjacket. The book is missing the front free endpaper, has a slanted spine and somewhat bumped corners, rear hinge cracking. The dustjacket has significant edgewear, some minor loss at the ends of the spine, rubbing and wear to the folds, original price of 2.00 still present. A flawed, but still readable and possibly restorable copy of a very scarce book in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78819
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  • I MARRIED A DEAD MAN. by Woolrich, Cornell (William Irish)
    Woolrich, Cornell (William Irish)
    I MARRIED A DEAD MAN.

    Edition: First thus.

    Pleasantville, New York: ImPress Mystery, (2003). Hardcover first edition - A novel originally published in 1948 under the pseudonym of William Irish, a story of mistaken identity by the "father of noir fiction." A title in the Best Mysteries of All Time series. Includes 3 pp about the author. 263 pp. Brochure laid in. ISBN: 0-762188901.

    Condition: Very near fine in burgundy boards with silver lettering and copper decorations on the front cover, copper lettering on the spine (previous owner's name).

    Book ID: 84636
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