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  • THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN. by Braff, Joshua.
    Braff, Joshua.
    THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "To--- you have inspired a lot in me!" . Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "To--- you have inspired a lot in me!" . Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in a leafy green New Jersey town in the 1970s, and you've got the makings of a comic and heart-wrenching novel of suburbia.' 259 pp. ISBN: 1-565124200.

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

    Book ID: 65668
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  • THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN. by Braff, Joshua.
    Braff, Joshua.
    THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in a leafy green New Jersey town in the 1970s, and you've got the makings of a comic and heart-wrenching novel of suburbia.' 259 pp. ISBN: 1-565124200.

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

    Book ID: 37420
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  • THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN. by Braff, Joshua.
    Braff, Joshua.
    THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in a leafy green New Jersey town…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in a leafy green New Jersey town in the 1970s, and you've got the makings of a comic and heart-wrenching novel of suburbia.' 259 pp. ISBN: 1-565124200.

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

    Book ID: 74965
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  • LESSER GOODS and Other Poems. by Britten, Coburn.
    Britten, Coburn.
    LESSER GOODS and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Tenth Avenue Editions, (1987) dj. SIGNED first edition - His third collection of poems, many which reflect his life on a New Jersey farm. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the half title page (to another poet) "Ain't that some corn!" (referring to the photograph on the front cover) and dated in the year of publication. 61 pp. ISBN: 0-863161065.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed white wrappers in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63486
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  • JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANE: Urban and Suburban Sketches. by Bunner, H.C. [Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896]
    Bunner, H.C. [Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896]
    JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANE: Urban and Suburban Sketches.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Hardcover first edition - Six short pieces, alternating between New York City and the country. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and numerous en texte drawings by A.B. Frost, B. West Clinedinst, Irving R. Wiles and Kenneth Frazier. Bound in very dark blue clothe with art nouveau style decorations by Margaret Armstrong (with her monogram on the front cover) and lettering in gilt. Top edge gilt. xiv, 201 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good (gift inscription dated Christmas 1898, some fraying to the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 75106
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  • CLOSE TO SHORE: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence. by Capuzzo, Michael.
    Capuzzo, Michael.
    CLOSE TO SHORE: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the events of the summer of 1916, when a rogue great white shark attacked swimmers along the NJ shore - and even a mile from the coast in a creek - killing three adults and one boy, and leaving another badly injured, triggering mass hysteria & launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. While modern science now tells us that shark attacks are exceedingly rare and limited to just a few species, and it is still undecided on whether or not the concept of a "rogue shark" is accurate, these events helped inspire Peter Benchley's classic novel (and movie),"Jaws" . The story of the shark's…

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    New York: Broadway Books, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the events of the summer of 1916, when a rogue great white shark attacked swimmers along the NJ shore - and even a mile from the coast in a creek - killing three adults and one boy, and leaving another badly injured, triggering mass hysteria & launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. While modern science now tells us that shark attacks are exceedingly rare and limited to just a few species, and it is still undecided on whether or not the concept of a "rogue shark" is accurate, these events helped inspire Peter Benchley's classic novel (and movie),"Jaws" . The story of the shark's attacks is juxtaposed against a picture of America in the late Edwardian age, at the beginning of a period of rapid change, both culturally and technologically, an America not yet committed to participating in the war in Europe, but on the verge. Map, sources, bibliography. Illustrated endpapers. 317 pp,. ISBN: 0-767904133.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61811
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  • ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER. by Dulany, Harris
    Dulany, Harris
    ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel introducing Con Leeds, a private investigator from New Jersey and former NYC cop, who is hired to find the granddaughter and heir of a New York tycoon, who has run away to Atlantic City and fallen in with a drug-trafficking motorcycle gang. Leeds lives in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, and this book contrasts that area and Atlantic City. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-060177373.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a tight and straight copy, light toning)

    Book ID: 69058
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  • FOUR TO SCORE. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    FOUR TO SCORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - the first book in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun). This one was the winner of the Lefty Award for best humorous mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-312-18586-3.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60538
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  • OBSERVATIONS ON PROFESSIONS, LITERATURE, MANNERS, AND EMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, made during a residence there in 1832. by Fidler, Rev. Isaac
    Fidler, Rev. Isaac
    OBSERVATIONS ON PROFESSIONS, LITERATURE, MANNERS, AND EMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, made during a residence there in 1832.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A reprint of this work originally published in London in 1833. The author's had a rather negative but narrow view of American society based on his travels in and around New Jersey, New York, and New England, and a positive experience in Canada. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 433 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054521.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57384
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  • Katz, Jon.
    THE FAMILY STALKER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second in the Suburban Detective series featuring an ex-Wall Street trader turned detective; set in a small New Jersey town. Clippings of reviews laid in. ISBN: 0-385-469039.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22608
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  • THE COMPANY THAT BOUGHT THE BOARDWALK: A Reporter's Story of Resorts International Came to Atlantic City. by Mahon, Gigi.
    Mahon, Gigi.
    THE COMPANY THAT BOUGHT THE BOARDWALK: A Reporter's Story of Resorts International Came to Atlantic City.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A detailed examination of Resorts International's financial dealings and of the company's connections with Watergate and such figures as Bebe Rebozo and Robert Vesco draws on FBI Justice Department records." Review copy with author's photo laid in.Index. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-394509781.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71618
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  • KILLING THE POORMASTER: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression. by Metz. Holly.
    Metz. Holly.
    KILLING THE POORMASTER: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books / Chicago Review Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - When the federal government, despite the "new deal, " pulled back from direct relief, control was returned to local authorities. "On February 25, 1938, the reviled poormaster [of Hoboken, NJ], Harry Barck wielding power over who would receive public aid died from a paper spike thrust into his heart. . . News of the poormasters death brought national attention to the plight of ten million unemployed living in desperate circumstances. A team led by celebrated attorney Samuel Leibowitz of 'Scottsboro Boys' fame worked to save Scutellaro from the electric chair, arguing that the jobless mans struggle with the poormaster was a symbol of larger social…

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    Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books / Chicago Review Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - When the federal government, despite the "new deal, " pulled back from direct relief, control was returned to local authorities. "On February 25, 1938, the reviled poormaster [of Hoboken, NJ], Harry Barck wielding power over who would receive public aid died from a paper spike thrust into his heart. . . News of the poormasters death brought national attention to the plight of ten million unemployed living in desperate circumstances. A team led by celebrated attorney Samuel Leibowitz of 'Scottsboro Boys' fame worked to save Scutellaro from the electric chair, arguing that the jobless mans struggle with the poormaster was a symbol of larger social ills." We are still living in a time when these issues - endemic poverty, and the inadequacy of public assistance - are vital. Map, photographs, notes, index. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1613744185.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76498
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  • Rivera, Beatriz.
    MIDNIGHT SANDWICHES AT THE MARIPOSA EXPRESS.

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

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press, 1997. First edition - Cuban born author's first novel (and second book.). ISBN: 1-55885-216-6.

    Condition: Very good-.

    Book ID: 16654
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