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  • Detrez, Conrad.
    ZONE OF FIRE.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: HBJ, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel to be published in English (posthumously) by this winner of France's Renaudot Prize; translated from French by Lydia Davis. Set in Nicaragua in 1979 as it recovering from an earthquake, plunging into a revolution.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a new, unread copy but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 12506
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  • THE UNKNOWN ERRORS OF OUR LIVES. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    THE UNKNOWN ERRORS OF OUR LIVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories set in India and the United States, which explore the tension between the old ways and the new; each story features a woman, young or old, often uprooted - whether by choice or deception or necessity - from her traditional life in India. SIGNED on the title page by this American Book Award winning author. ISBN: 0-385-49727x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's material laid in, including a photocopy of a brief autobiographical piece which Divakaruni wrote called 'Miss World.'

    Book ID: 30529
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  • THE UNKNOWN ERRORS OF OUR LIVES. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    THE UNKNOWN ERRORS OF OUR LIVES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of short stories set in India and the United States, which explore the tension between the old ways and the new; each story features a woman, young or old, often uprooted - whether by choice or deception or necessity - from her traditional life in India. SIGNED on the title page by this American Book Award winning author.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 30530
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  • Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    THE UNKNOWN ERRORS OF OUR LIVES.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Anchor Books, (2002.). SIGNED - A collection of short stories set in India and the United States, which explore the tension between the old ways and the new; each story features a woman, young or old, often uprooted - whether by choice or deception or necessity - from her traditional life in India.

    Condition: Fair condition only in creased covers, but SIGNED on the title page by this American Book Award winning author.

    Book ID: 47826
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  • Dorris, Michael.
    WORKING MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Volume of 14 short stories by this Native American author - his first collection of short stories.Dust jacket praise from Amy Tan and William Kittredge. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-22961.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new, unread copy.)

    Book ID: 12925
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  • Dunmore, Helen.
    WITH YOUR CROOKED HEART.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of dark and twisted love by the first winner of the Orange prize (for her 1996 novel, Talking to the Dead). This novel was described by the London Times reviewer as a 'powerful book which unites strong characterizations and a rip-roaring plot with an archetypal quality somewhere between a fairy story and a Greek tragedy.'. ISBN: 0-87113-7739.

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

    Book ID: 29512
    Keywords: new, Women Authors
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  • Forrest, Leon.
    RELOCATIONS OF THE SPIRIT:Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wakefield, RI: Moyer Bell - Asphodel Press, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 27 essays - several dealing with Chicago, others on Billie Holliday, jazz musician Roland Kirk, on Michael Jordan, the black Baptist church, sculptor Richard Hunt - book reviews and more, by this noted African American writer. ISBN: 1-55921-0680.

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

    Book ID: 79252
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  • BLACK AJAX. by Fraser, George MacDonald.
    Fraser, George MacDonald.
    BLACK AJAX.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: HarperCollins, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of this highly acclaimed novel based on the true story of the real-life bare-knuckle boxer Tom Molineaux, a Virginia slave who fought his way to freedom and to celebrity in England in the early 1880's. Although not officially part of the Flashman Papers - and set earlier in time during Regency England - Captain 'Mad Buck' Flashman, father of Harry Flashman, plays a large role in this wonderful novel. Glossary. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2255855.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 75339
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  • Fraser, George MacDonald.
    BLACK AJAX.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - A highly acclaimed novel based on the true story of the real-life bare-knuckle boxer Tom Molineaux, a Virginia slave who fought his way to freedom and to celebrity in England in the early 1880's. Although not officially part of the Flashman Papers - and set earlier in time during Regency England - Captain 'Mad Buck' Flashman, father of Harry Flashman, plays a large role in this wonderful novel. Glossary. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-7867-05531.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line,)

    Book ID: 39013
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  • Furniss, Graham.
    POETRY, PROSE AND POPULAR CULTURE IN HAUSA.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback.

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1996.). First edition - Comprehensive anthology, with extensive notes and commentary, of the many literary genres of Hausa - the language spoken in Nigeria, Niger, northern Ghana, Senegal and the Sudan. Includes both the original Hausa and translations of many works and places the development of each genre into a historical context. Notes, bibliography, index. 338 pp. ISBN: 1-56098-6956.

    Condition: Fine in glossy navy blue wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30325
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  • Galloway, Steven.
    ASCENSION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Canadian writer's gripping second novel which begins in the summer of 1976 as Salvo Ursari, a man of retirement age, is walking on a wire strung between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center. A story of gypsy and circus life set in Transylavania, Budapest and in the circuses and carnivals of Europe and America. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author .

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) Promotion postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 29615
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  • CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL. by Gold, Glen David.
    Gold, Glen David.
    CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, the story of a young master illusionist, set in the early years of the 20th century. Includes color illustrations of magic posters. 483 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45326
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  • CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL. by Gold, Glen David.
    Gold, Glen David.
    CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, the story of a young master illusionist, set in the early years of the 20th century. Includes color illustrations of magic posters. SIGNED on the title page. 483 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44877
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  • CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL. by Gold, Glen David.
    Gold, Glen David.
    CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, the story of a young master illusionist, set in the early years of the 20th century. Includes color illustrations of magic posters. SIGNED on the title page. 483 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy, but one corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 58645
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  • Goldman, Francisco
    THE DIVINE HUSBAND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.). First edition - Third novel by this award-winning writer, an 'exuberant tale of tragedy, human comedy and great love... it follows Maria de las Nieves Moran through the 19th century central America of convents, ballrooms and coffee plantations to the stately 5th Avenue addresses of New York City.' 465 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 36205
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  • Goldman, Francisco
    THE DIVINE HUSBAND.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Third novel by this award-winning writer, an 'exuberant tale of tragedy, human comedy and great love... it follows Maria de las Nieves Moran through the 19th century central America of convents, ballrooms and coffee plantations to the stately 5th Avenue addresses of New York City.' 465 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9154.

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

    Book ID: 35714
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  • Goldman, Francisco
    THE DIVINE HUSBAND.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover - Third novel by this award-winning writer, an 'exuberant tale of tragedy, human comedy and great love... it follows Maria de las Nieves Moran through the 19th century central America of convents, ballrooms and coffee plantations to the stately 5th Avenue addresses of New York City.'. ISBN: 0-87113-9154.

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

    Book ID: 29561
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  • "Q" IS FOR QUARRY. by Grafton, Sue.
    Grafton, Sue.
    "Q" IS FOR QUARRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Kinsey Milhone mystery: a 'Jane Doe' is found near a quarry off Highway 1 - the story was inspired by an actual unsolved homicide that occured in 1969, and a facial reconstruction of the real victim is at the back of the book, in the hopes that someone might still be able to identify her. SIGNED on the title page. 385 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149155.

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

    Book ID: 31696
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  • "Q" IS FOR QUARRY. by Grafton, Sue.
    Grafton, Sue.
    "Q" IS FOR QUARRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Kinsey Milhone mystery: a 'Jane Doe' is found near a quarry off Highway 1 - the story was inspired by an actual unsolved homicide that occured in 1969, and a facial reconstruction of the real victim is at the back of the book, in the hopes that someone might still be able to identify her. SIGNED on the title page. 385 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149155.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (lower corner of a few pages bumped).

    Book ID: 58461
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  • Guess, Carol.
    FEMME'S DICTIONARY.

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

    Corvallis, Oregon: Calyx Books, (2004.). First edition - Award-winning writer's powerful first collection of poetry - Cover praise from Donald Revell, Alice Bloch and Ellen Bass, among others. ISBN: 0-934971-862.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 31525
    Keywords: lesbian, new, Poetry
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  • FEMME'S DICTIONARY. by Guess, Carol.
    Guess, Carol.
    FEMME'S DICTIONARY.

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

    Corvallis, Oregon: Calyx Books, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - Award-winning writer's powerful first collection of poetry - Cover praise from Donald Revell, Alice Bloch and Ellen Bass, among others. SIGNED on the title page. 75 pp. ISBN: 0-934971-862.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 31354
    Keywords: lesbian, new, Poetry
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  • Hamilton, Virginia.
    BLUISH: A Novel

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic - The Blue Sky Press, (1999.). First edition - Story for older children by this prize-winning author. ' Courage comes in all colors. They are different from one another, all three girls. But the one who is most unusual - unlike anyone the kids at school have ever seen - is the new girl, the one who arrives in a wheelchair and always wears a knitted hat. Bluish, some of the kids call her. She is frail and tired, strange and frightening to the children around her. But one girl, Dreenie, is fascinated by Bluish. Dreenie's powerful curiosity, almost an obsession, leads her and another girl, Tuli, to reach beyond their fear.'

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29420
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  • [Himes, Chester]. Sallis, James.
    CHESTER HIMES: A LIFE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Walker, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A definite biography of the complex and under-rated African American writer who is best known for his Harlem cycle crime novels by a writer who is himself an acclaimed poet, novelist and critic. Photographs, list of works by Himes, notes, index. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-13629.

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

    Book ID: 29435
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  • Hoeye, Michael .
    NO TIME LIKE SHOW TIME: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third book featuring Hermux Tantamoq, watchmaker, accidental hero - and a mouse! SIGNED on the title page by the author. ISBN: 0-399-238808.

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

    Book ID: 29613
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  • Huck, Charlotte (illustrated by Lindsay Barrett George.)
    SECRET PLACES: POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems for young children, selected by Charlotte Huck and strikingly illustrated in full color by Lindsay Barrett George. From the Publishers Weekly review: Almost surrealistic, larger-than-life flowers and insects surround George's multi-ethnic cast of children, while varied perspectives and lighting enhance the unique intimacy of each poem. With few exceptions, Huck has selected favorites from well-known children's poets--A. A. Milne, Rachel Field, Gwendolyn Brooks, David McCord--and included only those verses that would appeal to youngest readers: 'Down among the cobwebs and grasshopper spittle /I can hide and peck around and be glad I am little' (Nancy Dingman Watson). Poems about hideouts of 'autumn leaves in a…

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    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems for young children, selected by Charlotte Huck and strikingly illustrated in full color by Lindsay Barrett George. From the Publishers Weekly review: Almost surrealistic, larger-than-life flowers and insects surround George's multi-ethnic cast of children, while varied perspectives and lighting enhance the unique intimacy of each poem. With few exceptions, Huck has selected favorites from well-known children's poets--A. A. Milne, Rachel Field, Gwendolyn Brooks, David McCord--and included only those verses that would appeal to youngest readers: 'Down among the cobwebs and grasshopper spittle /I can hide and peck around and be glad I am little' (Nancy Dingman Watson). Poems about hideouts of 'autumn leaves in a pile that high' (Aileen Fisher), about treasure boxes 'of important things that I'll never show / to anyone, anyone else I know' (Myra Cohn Livingston), about tents made from blankets and porch chairs, will reassure children seeking a place that may be 'dark and safe' (Elizabeth Coatsworth) or where they can 'linger alone . . ./ Lost / In a book' (Karla Kuskin). Large format, 32 pp. A beautiful book, surprisingly uncommon in the hardcover first edition. ISBN: 0-688-116698.

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

    Book ID: 29303
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  • Iggulden, Conn.
    EMPEROR: THE GATES OF ROME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (2003.). First edition - The author's first book, and the first in the Emperor series. An epic historical novel of the ancient Rome and the young Julius Caesar. Praise from Bernard Cornwell who called it 'a novel of vivid characters, stunning action and unrelenting pace.'

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29551
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  • MY MOVIE BUSINESS: A Memoir. by Irving, John.
    Irving, John.
    MY MOVIE BUSINESS: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - While Irving starts this memoir with an account of his obstetrican grandfather, and includes an essay on the politics of abortion, this is primarily an account of his involvement with the movies, from thirteen years of working on the screenplay for The Cider House Rules (which of, course, has as its central focus the issues surrounding abortion, and for which he won an Oscar) to the unsucessful attemtpts to get his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, made into a movie. Interesting discussion on the differences between a novel and making a film. 170 pp plus 32 pp of photographs. ISBN: 0-374-503684.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 29389
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  • Jacobs, Jonnie.
    MOTION TO DISMISS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery of legal suspense featuring San Francisco defense attorney Kali O'Brien. SIGNED on the title page. Promotional bookmark laid in. ISBN: 1-57566-3953.

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

    Book ID: 25756
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  • Jacobs, Jonnie.
    MOTION TO DISMISS

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Kensington, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Mystery of legal suspense featuring San Francisco defense attorney Kali O'Brien. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 1-57566-3953.

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

    Book ID: 25757
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  • Jacobs, Jonnie.
    MOTION TO DISMISS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery of legal suspense featuring San Francisco defense attorney Kali O'Brien. INSCRIBED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 1-57566-3953.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36534
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