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  • Ansay, A. Manette
    VINEGAR HILL.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, (1998.). Set in 1972, this is the story of Ellen, who finds herself living with her in-laws, narrrow-minded, rigid, eccentric, former farmers, Catholics who live in a world 'as rigid, as precise as a church.' A quiet, intense novel, often poetic in its language - Amy Tan called the author ".a powerful storyteller with lyrical gifts and a wry, observant eye." 240 pp. ISBN: 0-670852538.

    Condition: Very good condition.

    Book ID: 47045
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  • MIDWIVES. by Bohjalian, Chris.
    Bohjalian, Chris.
    MIDWIVES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1998.). Author's highly praised novel of a midwife in rural Vermont, who takes desperate steps to save a baby's life, and finds herself on trial for murder. Winner of the NEBA Discover Award. 372 pp. ISBN: 0-375-706771.

    Condition: Very good condition (light crease on front cover.)

    Book ID: 37657
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  • Cleage, Pearl.
    WHAT LOOKS LIKE CRAZY ON AN ORDINARY DAY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, 1998. African American writer's first novel, set in a "sleepy North Michigan community." 244 pp. ISBN: 0-380-79487x.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 35543
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  • Danticat, Edwidge.
    BREATH, EYES, MEMORY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1998). SIGNED - Young Haitian's first book - in 1996, Danticat was one of 2 African American writers who were included in the Granta magazine's list of the 20 most promising young writers in the United States. This title was also an Oprah selection. SIGNED by the author, 234 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70504x.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 63632
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  • BREATH, EYES, MEMORY. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    BREATH, EYES, MEMORY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1998). SIGNED - Young Haitian's first book - in 1996, Danticat was one of 2 African American writers who were included in the Granta magazine's list of the 20 most promising young writers in the United States. This title was also an Oprah selection. SIGNED by the author, 234 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70504x.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages, crease to corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 63633
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  • Franzen, Jonathan.
    THE CORRECTIONS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001. dj. Hardcover - Franzen's massive third novel, winner of the National Book Award winner, finalist for Pulitzer Prize and a controversial Oprah pick, when he declined to appear on the Oprah show. 587 pp. ISBN: 0-374-129983.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38218
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  • Haynes, Melinda.
    MOTHER OF PEARL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's first book, a novel set in a small Mississippi town in the 1950s - dustjacket praise from Pat Conroy, Chita Divakaruni, Shelby Hearon and David Bradley - a varied and impressive list of authors. SIGNED on the title page. 448 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-66276.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47744
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  • Haynes, Melinda.
    MOTHER OF PEARL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1999. dj. Hardcover - Author's first book, a novel set in a small Mississippi town in the 1950s - dustjacket praise from Pat Conroy, Chita Divakaruni, Shelby Hearon and David Bradley - a varied and impressive list of authors. 445 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-66276.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 26048
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  • SHE'S COME UNDONE by Lamb, Wally
    Lamb, Wally
    SHE'S COME UNDONE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel (Walter Kirn called it a 'powerful, heartbreaking monster of a novel) - one which became very sought after as an early choice on Oprah. A New York Times Notable book. This is the true first edition in the dust jacket with a burgundy spine and back cover and illustrated by Greg Ragland. 405 pp. ISBN: 0-671-759205.

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

    Book ID: 56439
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  • SHE'S COME UNDONE by Lamb, Wally
    Lamb, Wally
    SHE'S COME UNDONE

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, (1992.) dj. First edition - Author's highly praised first novel (Walter Kirn called it a 'powerful, heartbreaking monster of a novel) - one which became very sought after as an early choice on Oprah. A New York Times Notable book. A surprisingly uncommon advance issue. 405 pp.

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

    Book ID: 56440
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  • SHE'S COME UNDONE by Lamb, Wally
    Lamb, Wally
    SHE'S COME UNDONE

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Washington Square Press Books, (1996.). Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel (Walter Kirn called it a 'powerful, heartbreaking monster of a novel) - one which became very sought after as an early choice on Oprah. A New York Times Notable book. 465 pp. Cover design by Jeanne M. Lee. ISBN: 0-671-003755.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 56441
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  • THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE. by Mathis, Ayana.
    Mathis, Ayana.
    THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's very highly praised first novel, the story of the children of the Great Migration in the 1920s. 243 pp. ISBN: 9780385350280.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (first issue dj without the Oprah sticker, crease to corner of flap of dj)

    Book ID: 63272
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  • GAP CREEK. by Morgan, Robert
    Morgan, Robert
    GAP CREEK.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1999. dj. Hardcover - The story of a strong Southern mountain woman. An Oprah selection with the seal on the front cover. 326 pp. ISBN: 1565122968.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48970
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  • SONGS IN ORDINARY TIME. by Morris, Mary McGarry.
    Morris, Mary McGarry.
    SONGS IN ORDINARY TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - New England writer's third novel, INSCRIBED on the title page. From the flap: 'Mary McGarry Morris has been compared to John Steinbeck and Carson McCullers. In her new novel-an ode to an American family, which in spite of turmoil and confusion refuses to be defeated-she weaves a tight and flawless tale that reveals the passionate and totally abosorbing story of the Fermoyles and of life in the small town of Atkinson, Vermont.... set in the summer of 1960-the last quiet times and America's innocence. It centers on Marie Fermoyle, a strong but vulnerable divorced woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - New England writer's third novel, INSCRIBED on the title page. From the flap: 'Mary McGarry Morris has been compared to John Steinbeck and Carson McCullers. In her new novel-an ode to an American family, which in spite of turmoil and confusion refuses to be defeated-she weaves a tight and flawless tale that reveals the passionate and totally abosorbing story of the Fermoyles and of life in the small town of Atkinson, Vermont.... set in the summer of 1960-the last quiet times and America's innocence. It centers on Marie Fermoyle, a strong but vulnerable divorced woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for the dangerous con man Omar Duvall.' This is the first printing, which preceded Oprah's rather problematical selection of this book - both because it was out of print at the time and because of its length. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful book, incredibly evocative of a place and era not quite forgotten - the title refers to the ritual of the Catholic Church for days which are not recognized as holy - 'ordinary time.' Despite it's length - at 740 pages - this is virtually impossible to put down. ISBN: 0-67086014X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38343
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  • SONGS IN ORDINARY TIME. by Morris, Mary McGarry.
    Morris, Mary McGarry.
    SONGS IN ORDINARY TIME.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1996.). New England writer's third novel. "Mary McGarry Morris has been compared to John Steinbeck and Carson McCullers. In her new novel-an ode to an American family, which in spite of turmoil and confusion refuses to be defeated-she weaves a tight and flawless tale that reveals the passionate and totally abosorbing story of the Fermoyles and of life in the small town of Atkinson, Vermont.... set in the summer of 1960-the last quiet times and America's innocence. It centers on Marie Fermoyle, a strong but vulnerable divorced woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for the dangerous con man Omar Duvall.' This is the first printing, which preceded Oprah's rather problematical…

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    New York: Penguin, (1996.). New England writer's third novel. "Mary McGarry Morris has been compared to John Steinbeck and Carson McCullers. In her new novel-an ode to an American family, which in spite of turmoil and confusion refuses to be defeated-she weaves a tight and flawless tale that reveals the passionate and totally abosorbing story of the Fermoyles and of life in the small town of Atkinson, Vermont.... set in the summer of 1960-the last quiet times and America's innocence. It centers on Marie Fermoyle, a strong but vulnerable divorced woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for the dangerous con man Omar Duvall.' This is the first printing, which preceded Oprah's rather problematical selection of this book - both because it was out of print at the time and because of its length. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful book, incredibly evocative of a place and era not quite forgotten - the title refers to the ritual of the Catholic Church for days which are not recognized as holy - 'ordinary time.' " Despite it's length - at 740 pages - this is virtually impossible to put down. An Oprah selection. ISBN: 0-14-0244824.

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    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 50342
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  • SULA. by Morrison, Toni.
    Morrison, Toni.
    SULA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Nobel prize winning writer, the story of the friendship of two young women, who met as twelve year old girls - both smart, both poor, both black - in a small Ohio town, but whose lives took very different paths. A pre-publication copy -laid in is a short typed note from a Knopf representative to a New York based film agency dated in November 1973, two months before the book was published, saying that "Here is the copy you asked to see . . . It will be published in January" and emphasizing that this is not an official submission. 174 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-394-480449.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - a tight copy with bright orange covers, and an attractive dustjacket with just a little toning to the white background on the flaps and back cover.

    Book ID: 56514
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  • Morrison, Toni.
    SULA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin / Plume, (1982.). Second novel by this Nobel prize winning writer, originally published in 1974. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-452-263492.

    Condition: Very good overall (corner slightly bumped, no spine creases).

    Book ID: 38101
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  • Oufkir, Malika (with Michele Fitouski)
    STOLEN LIVES: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1999.) dj. ÔMalika Oufkir was the eldest born daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide; she was adopted at age five by the King and raised as a companion to his little daughter. Malika grew to become one of the most eligible heiresses in the kingdom, surrounded by luxury and privilege. But when her father attempted to assassinate the King, Malika, her five siblings, and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a penal colony. They endured twenty years of imprisonment, isolation and pain until their daring escape. Stolen Lives is a heart-rending account of resilience in the face of extreme deprivation, of the courage and even humor with which one family faced their…

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    New York: Hyperion, (1999.) dj. ÔMalika Oufkir was the eldest born daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide; she was adopted at age five by the King and raised as a companion to his little daughter. Malika grew to become one of the most eligible heiresses in the kingdom, surrounded by luxury and privilege. But when her father attempted to assassinate the King, Malika, her five siblings, and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a penal colony. They endured twenty years of imprisonment, isolation and pain until their daring escape. Stolen Lives is a heart-rending account of resilience in the face of extreme deprivation, of the courage and even humor with which one family faced their tormented fate.Õ Translated by Ros Schwartz, 293 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-68619.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38128
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  • THE READER. by Schlink, Bernard.
    Schlink, Bernard.
    THE READER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1998.). Novel set in postwar Germany, a haunting and erotic tale of love and secrets, horror and compassion. A NY Times Notable book and a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway. Basis for the movie of the same name. ISBN: 0-375-707972.

    Condition: Very good in wrappers (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 47056
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  • DROWNING RUTH. by Schwarz, Christina.
    Schwarz, Christina.
    DROWNING RUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel set on a remote farm in Wisconsin in the years after World War I. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-385-502532.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dustjacket (with the Oprah seal on front cover.)

    Book ID: 41395
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  • DROWNING RUTH. by Schwarz, Christina.
    Schwarz, Christina.
    DROWNING RUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel set on a remote farm in Wisconsin in the years after World War I. SIGNED on the title page by the author. ISBN: 0-385-502532.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (with the Oprah seal on front cover.)

    Book ID: 15987
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  • DROWNING RUTH. by Schwarz, Christina.
    Schwarz, Christina.
    DROWNING RUTH.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's highly praised first novel set on a remote farm in Wisconsin in the years after World War I. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-385-49971X.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (neat prev owner's name, tear and bumping to side of spine on upper front cover, corners bumped.)

    Book ID: 26414
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