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  • SAILORS ON THE INWARD SEA. by Thornton, Lawrence.
    Thornton, Lawrence.
    SAILORS ON THE INWARD SEA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Free Press (Simon & Schuster), (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An absorbing new novel by the award-winning author of 'Imaging Argentine.' As Michael Cunningham states, 'begins with a fascinating premise - the unacknowledged source of Joseph Conrad's greatest novels (that is, the tragic accidental encounter at sea between a British minesweeper and a German submarine) - and takes it to considerable heights. By the novel's end, Thornton has cast a light not only onto Conrad's genius but onto the mystery of inspiration itself. SIGNED by the author on the title page. ISBN: 0-7432-60074.

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

    Book ID: 70269
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  • THE ANTAGONISTIC LINK: Joaquin Torres-Garcia / Theo von Doesburg by Torres-Garcia, Joaquin and von Doesburg, Theo
    Torres-Garcia, Joaquin and von Doesburg, Theo
    THE ANTAGONISTIC LINK: Joaquin Torres-Garcia / Theo von Doesburg

    Edition: First printing.

    Amsterdam: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a Foreword by Eduardo Lipschutz-Villa, a fascinating collection of letters between van Doesburg in Paris, and Torres-Garcia of Uraguay and commentary on their art and influence by the artists themselves and such writers as Sebastian Lopez, Nicolle Gast, and Jorge Castillo. Selected bibliography, many full color and black and white illustrations, illustrated endpapers. An attractive volume, bound in black cloth. ISBN: 90-800968-1-4.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16618
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  • Toure.
    SOUL CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Visiting the seemingly peaceful and culturally rich community of Soul City (where roses bloom in the cracks of the sidewalk along Cornbread Boulevard), journalist Cadillac Jackson finds himself in the midst of a hostile mayoral election and falls in love with a woman who challenges him to rethink his African-American identity. The author's first novel (second book), a mix of comic fantasy and social commentary and a send-up of popular culture trends, praised by such diverse authors as Tom Wolfe, Terry McMillan, Nelson George and others. SIGNED on the title page with a drawing. Wraparound dust jacket art by Christian Clayton. ISBN: 0-316741582.

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

    Book ID: 32672
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  • MONKEEWRENCH. by Tracy, P. J. (pseudonym for Patricia and Traci Lambrecht.)
    Tracy, P. J. (pseudonym for Patricia and Traci Lambrecht.)
    MONKEEWRENCH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2003.). First edition - Hightly praised first novel by this mother and daughter writing team: Grace McBride and the oddball crew of her software company have created a computer game where the killer is always caught, but this success terms to a nightmare when a serial killer begins re-enacting the murders. Winner of the Anthony Award for best first novel.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (faint vertical crease on front cover).

    Book ID: 49930
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  • Tucker, Lisa.
    THE SONG READER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Downtown Press / Pocket Books, (2003.). First edition - Highly praised debut novel, the story of a young woman with a unique gift that she called 'song reading.' John Dufresne called this 'an achingly beautiful and bittersweet tale.' SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-7434-64451.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30304
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  • Tucker, Lisa.
    THE SONG READER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Downtown Press / Pocket Books, (2003.). First edition - Highly praised debut novel, the story of a young woman with a unique gift that she called 'song reading.' John Dufresne called this 'an achingly beautiful and bittersweet tale.'. ISBN: 0-7434-64451.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 26557
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  • Vollmann, William.
    THIRTEEN STORIES AND THIRTEEN EPITAPHS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 13 short stories, each followed by a brief epitaph - another even shorter story - by one of the most extraordinary of contemporary writers. Steven Moore in reviewing his books in the Washington Post described his books as' tower[ing] over the works of his contemporaries by virtue of their enormous range, huge ambition, stylistic daring, wide learning, audacious innovation and sardonic wit...' While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. ISBN: 0-679-404392.

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

    Book ID: 31450
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  • Vollmann, William T.
    BUTTERFLY STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Andre Deutsch, 1993. SIGNED first edition - The true first edition, preceding the US edition, and only issued as a trade paperback in the UK. Typically indescribable novel by Vollmann - 'Butterfly Boy' is searching for love, in the company of a hedonistic photographer, in Cambodia and Thailand where 'Bendadryl and prostitutes with AIDS are his ever-present companions.' Illustrated with drawings by the author. While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. ISBN: 0-233-988084.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on first page. Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers with self- flaps. (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 31251
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  • Vollmann, William T.
    WHORES FOR GLORIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - First hardcover edition of his 4th novel, a gritty story of a man's attempt to recreate his love among the prostitutes of San Francisco's Tenderloin.While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. ISBN: 0-679-403426.

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

    Book ID: 31451
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  • Waldman, Ayelet.
    A PLAYDATE WITH DEATH.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Berkley, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover - The 3rd 'mommy-track' mystery featuring former public defender Juliet Applebaum. ISBN: 0-425-184730.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 29409
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  • Warren, Patricia Nell.
    HARLAN'S RACE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Beverly Hills, CA: Wildcat Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Sequel to her classic gay novel, 'The Front Runner' published in 1974. ISBN: 0-964109905.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page by the author. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 29589
    Keywords: Gay and Lesbian, new
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  • STONE TIME: Southern Utah: Portrait and a Meditation. by Watkins, T. H. (preface by Terry Tempest Williams).
    Watkins, T. H. (preface by Terry Tempest Williams).
    STONE TIME: Southern Utah: Portrait and a Meditation.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Fe: Clear Light Publishers, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - More than 50 striking black and white photographs of the ancient weathered landscape of the canyon country of southern Utah, one of the most beautiful and threatened places on the continent. Large format, 104 pp. ISBN: 0-940666-537.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 25285
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  • Wiggins, Marianne.
    ALMOST HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the American South by this award-winning writer. SIGNED on the title page. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-517-707624.

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

    Book ID: 32709
    Keywords: new, Women Authors
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  • THE FRACTURE ZONE: A Return to the Balkans. by Winchester, Simon.
    Winchester, Simon.
    THE FRACTURE ZONE: A Return to the Balkans.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The title comes from the following comment by Winchester: 'if the underlying crust of the earth in the Balkans is cracked and shifing along great fault lines, so the people of the Balkans are affectd by the faulty lines made by man.' Although written while the war in Kosovo was actually happening, this is not so much a book about the war as it is an intimate portrait of the area and the people painted during a time of war and conflict. It is also an attempt to understand what has led the region to violence - and the causes that will inevitably result in more violence in the…

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    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The title comes from the following comment by Winchester: 'if the underlying crust of the earth in the Balkans is cracked and shifing along great fault lines, so the people of the Balkans are affectd by the faulty lines made by man.' Although written while the war in Kosovo was actually happening, this is not so much a book about the war as it is an intimate portrait of the area and the people painted during a time of war and conflict. It is also an attempt to understand what has led the region to violence - and the causes that will inevitably result in more violence in the future. Includes some suggestions for further reading. 255 pp, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0195746.

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    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy but with lower corners bumped)

    Book ID: 51758
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  • NURSE LUGTON'S CURTAIN by Woolf, Virgina [1882-1941.]
    Woolf, Virgina [1882-1941.]
    NURSE LUGTON'S CURTAIN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A new edition, illustrated by Julie Vivas, of one of Woolf's most charming stories, probably written for her niece in 1924, but lost among the papers of "Mrs Dalloway" and not actually published until 1965. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-15-2005455.

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

    Book ID: 23004
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  • Woolf, Virginia (foreword by Doris Lessing, edited by David Bradshaw.)
    CARLYLE'S HOUSE AND OTHER SKETCHES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback original)

    London: Hesperus Press, 2003. First edition - The first publication of 7 short pieces by Woolf recently found in an early notebook among some personal papers. Promotional band on book.

    Condition: Fine in wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 26760
    Keywords: new, Women Authors
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  • Yoshikawa, Mako.
    ONE HUNDRED AND ONE WAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - ÔAn extraordinary debut novel ... the story of a woman, who, finding herself torn between two men and two cultures, turns for answers to an unknown Japanese grandmother, once a famous geisha.Õ Dust jacket praise from Lisa See, Jean Hegland and Chita Divakaruni (who called it Ôa thoughtful and magnetic taleÕ). ISBN: 0-553-110993.

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

    Book ID: 30029
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  • Zimler, Richard.
    THE ANGELIC DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the 1980's San Francisco, this is the third book by the author of 'The Last Kabalist of Lisbon', a highly praised historical mystery. ISBN: 0-393-048179.

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

    Book ID: 26037
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