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GIVE THEM STONES.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Morrow (Beech Tree Books), (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Irish author's very highly praised second book, first novel, a simple but moving view of the strife in Belfast over a period of almost 60 years as shown through the eyes of an ordinary woman trying to raise her four sons and keep her family safe. ISBN: 0-688-075622.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.Book ID: 30345More details Price: $20.00
SPYING ON MISS MULLER.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Clarion, (1995). First edition - A book for older children - "A nostalgic look at life in a Belfast boarding school during World War II and an examination of the meaning of loyalty. Miss Muller, the language teacher whom all the girls once worshiped, is now the object of their suspicions. It's bad enough that she's German, but her furtive late-night walks seem to coincide with enemy air raids?could Miss Muller be a spy? Against her kinder instincts, the narrator, Jessie, gets caught up in her classmates' clandestine investigation." (From Publishers Weekly) 181 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 86472More details Price: $16.50
THE SHANKILL BUTCHERS: The Real Story of Cold-Blooded Mass Murder.
Edition: First American edition, a trade paperback.
New York: Routledge, (1999). SIGNED first edition - From Kirkus Reviews: "A chilling, stomach-turning study of Northern Ireland's infamous Shankill Butchers, a Loyalist gang of murderers who preyed on Belfast's Catholic population" by investigative journalist Dillon. SIGNED on the half title page. Index. xxii, 291 pp. ISBN: 0-415-922313.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 59530More details Price: $35.00
EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY MUST: A Novella and Two Stories.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Henry Holt, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novella and two stories, works of quiet mastery which show the impact of the Troubles in Northern Ireland on the lives of ordinary people, and especially on children. The unwritten final word in the title is, of course, "die." INSCRIBED on the title page "For Jim with all best wishes and thanks" and dated in the year of publication. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-63986.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 52903More details Price: $35.00
A SON CALLED GABRIEL.
Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.
New York: Pegasus Books, (2017). SIGNED first edition - The author's award-winning first novel, originally published in 2004 but revised for this edition. Set in the 1960s and 1970s, it weaves together two story lines: Gabriel's struggle to come to terms with who he is throughout a loving but often brutal childhood, and a family mystery that Gabriel intuitively senses but cannot solve. Both issues are intrinsically related to growing up Catholic in a small town in Northern Ireland. SIGNED by the author. Includes a new afterword for this edition in which he explains why he made the changes he did. 390 pp. ISBN: 978-1681775043.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 83473More details Price: $25.00