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  • Allie (Vern) / Trout (Ron.)
    KISS LOST EDEN GOODBYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sunnyvale, CA; Workshop Associates, (1966.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of two crazy Californians who wind up in the remote reaches of the Ozarks - the 'lost eden' of the title. INSCRIBED by author Ron Trout on the blank page following the copyright (the recto of the dedication page) - and this full page inscription tells some of the story behind the book: ".... these other two, my brother - talented - and I, toured this country doing the easy marks (suckers twice) as entertainers, musicians, Shakespeareans, finally going broke in these lovely Ozarks, and living among these characters for nine lovely month...." Dated March 16, 1966, in the year of publication. Illustrated with drawings by…

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    Sunnyvale, CA; Workshop Associates, (1966.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of two crazy Californians who wind up in the remote reaches of the Ozarks - the 'lost eden' of the title. INSCRIBED by author Ron Trout on the blank page following the copyright (the recto of the dedication page) - and this full page inscription tells some of the story behind the book: ".... these other two, my brother - talented - and I, toured this country doing the easy marks (suckers twice) as entertainers, musicians, Shakespeareans, finally going broke in these lovely Ozarks, and living among these characters for nine lovely month...." Dated March 16, 1966, in the year of publication. Illustrated with drawings by the authors (Allie Vern has since achieved recognition as an artist) and Conrad Diethelm. 216 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jack (several chips to the dj edges). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 38602
    Keywords: Fiction, ozarks
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  • KISS LOST EDEN GOODBYE. by Allie (Vern) / Trout (Ron.)
    Allie (Vern) / Trout (Ron.)
    KISS LOST EDEN GOODBYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sunnyvale, CA; Workshop Associates, (1966.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of two crazy Californians who wind up in the remote reaches of the Ozarks - the 'lost eden' of the title. INSCRIBED by author Ron Trout on the blank page following the copyright (the recto of the dedication page) - and this full page inscription tells some of the story behind the book: ".Remember those goddamn Depression days back in the thirties? This story is about my bastard brother and me in the Ozark Mountains in 1933 & 1934. By god, we had a ball until the hillbillies caught up with us." Illustrated with drawings by the authors (Allie Vern has since achieved recognition as an artist) and Conrad Diethelm. 216 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gold lettering in a fair only dust jack (several chips to the dj edges, tear along the fold). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 79960
    Keywords: Fiction, ozarks
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  • ENDURING. by Harington, Donald
    Harington, Donald
    ENDURING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New Milford, Connecticut: Toby Press, (2009). First edition - Novel set in Harington's fictitious town of Stay More, hidden in the hills of the Ozarks - this one centers on Latha Bourne, who appears in many of the novels, but whose full story had never been told. Harington has received many awards over the years - but in 2006, he received the first Oxford American award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. 502 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67793
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  • WHEN ANGELS REST by Harington, Donald.
    Harington, Donald.
    WHEN ANGELS REST

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Inspired by Harington's own childhood in the Ozark Mountains, this is a prequel to the Stay More novels. During World War II, the children's lives are wrapped up in ongoing war games between the dominant allies and the despised Axis, but when soldiers preparing for an invasion of Japan occupy the hills, the real war reaches closer to home. 250 pp. ISBN: 1-887178074.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (line on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 78123
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  • FARTHER ALONG. by Harington, Donald
    Harington, Donald
    FARTHER ALONG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New Milford, Connecticut: Toby Press, (2008). First edition - Novel set in the Ozarks, the story of a man wanting to get away from it all who goes to live in the mountains for 6 years, only to realize "that what he is actually trying to get away from is himself." 225 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66448
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  • WHEN ANGELS REST by Harington, Donald.
    Harington, Donald.
    WHEN ANGELS REST

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Inspired by Harington's own childhood in the Ozark Mountains, this is a prequel to the Stay More novels. During World War II, the children's lives are wrapped up in ongoing war games between the dominant allies and the despised Axis, but when soldiers preparing for an invasion of Japan occupy the hills, the real war reaches closer to home. 250 pp. ISBN: 1-887178074.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80251
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  • Hubbell, Sue.
    FAR-FLUNG HUBBELL: Essays from the American Road.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen essays, many originally published in the New Yorker, which take the reader on a series of journeys across the United States. "Because she traveled widely in her three-quarter-ton pickup delivering the honey she made on her Ozark farm, several of Hubbell's pieces evoke life at truck stops and in the small towns she passed through. In 'The Great American Pie Expedition,' she describes the mouthwatering, summer-long odyssey across the U.S. she embarked on in search of the best restaurant pies and concludes, 'Never eat pie within one mile of an interstate highway.' In other articles, she interviews a woman who recently sighted Elvis, examines the…

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    New York: Random House, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen essays, many originally published in the New Yorker, which take the reader on a series of journeys across the United States. "Because she traveled widely in her three-quarter-ton pickup delivering the honey she made on her Ozark farm, several of Hubbell's pieces evoke life at truck stops and in the small towns she passed through. In 'The Great American Pie Expedition,' she describes the mouthwatering, summer-long odyssey across the U.S. she embarked on in search of the best restaurant pies and concludes, 'Never eat pie within one mile of an interstate highway.' In other articles, she interviews a woman who recently sighted Elvis, examines the state of five-and-dime stores, visits a magicians' convention and shares her love of the outdoors." (Publishers Weekly) xvi, 187 pp. ISBN: 0-67942833X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (very light foxing on top edge)

    Book ID: 84954
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  • THIS SAVAGE RACE. by Jones, Douglas C.
    Jones, Douglas C.
    THIS SAVAGE RACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning author, which tells the story of the Boone Fawley family's trek in 1808 from St. Louis, Missouri to Point of Rocks, Arkansas, and finally into the untamed wilderness of the Ozarks, a book which is a tribute to the pioneer spirit of many who are now unknown, but who braved the dangers of the frontier. 401 pp. ISBN: 0-805022430.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 83997
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  • BONEGRINDER by Lutz, John.
    Lutz, John.
    BONEGRINDER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's uncommon second book, a "superb tale of horror, vengeance and concealed madness" which begins when a child's mutilated body is found near a lake shore in the Ozarks. SIGNED on the title page. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-399-119906.

    Condition: Fine in very good+ dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43477
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  • BITTERSWEET EARTH. by Massey, Ellen Gray, editor.
    Massey, Ellen Gray, editor.
    BITTERSWEET EARTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Selections from the quarterly magazine 'Bittersweet 'published by the high school students in Lebanon, Missouri to discover and preserve the lore of the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas. Among the articles are several on the rivers and ferries of the area, on the caves found in the river banks and elsewhere, on the people, and herbs and much more. SIGNED on the title page by the editor Ellen Massey. Illustrated with photographs and maps. xv, 405 pp. ISBN: 0-806119276.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 69153
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  • THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD. by McHugh, Laura .
    McHugh, Laura .
    THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Spiegel & Grau / Random House, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a suspense story about two mysterious disappearances and murders a generation apart, set in the small town of Henbane, Missouri, deep in the Ozark Mountains. Winner of the 2015 Thriller Award for best first novel, finalist for the Barry. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76668
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  • THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD. by McHugh, Laura .
    McHugh, Laura .
    THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Spiegel & Grau / Random House, (2014). First edition - The author's first novel, a suspense story about two mysterious disappearances and murders a generation apart, set in the small town of Henbane, Missouri, deep in the Ozark Mountains. Winner of the 2015 Thriller Award for best first novel, finalist for the Barry. . 297 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76669
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  • THE WOWZER. by Wheeler, Frank Jr.
    Wheeler, Frank Jr.
    THE WOWZER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Seattle: Thomas & Mercer (2012.). First edition - The author's first novel, issued as a trade paperback original by Amazon publishing. "In the Arkansas Ozarks, old-timers spin tales of the Wowzer, a giant panther-like creature that decapitates those who wander too far into the woods. County sheriffs deputy Jerry was raised on Wowzer stories, but they arent enough to stop him from carrying out his own business in the remote hills. Jerrys more than a sheriffs deputy; he moonlights as muscle for local drug traffickers, who sometimes need people to get hurtor get dead. Fortunately, Jerrys pretty good at his job. And since Tom Haskell runs the sheriffs office and the drug-protection racket, Jerry doesnt see much of a…

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    Seattle: Thomas & Mercer (2012.). First edition - The author's first novel, issued as a trade paperback original by Amazon publishing. "In the Arkansas Ozarks, old-timers spin tales of the Wowzer, a giant panther-like creature that decapitates those who wander too far into the woods. County sheriffs deputy Jerry was raised on Wowzer stories, but they arent enough to stop him from carrying out his own business in the remote hills. Jerrys more than a sheriffs deputy; he moonlights as muscle for local drug traffickers, who sometimes need people to get hurtor get dead. Fortunately, Jerrys pretty good at his job. And since Tom Haskell runs the sheriffs office and the drug-protection racket, Jerry doesnt see much of a moral dilemma. That is, until he starts thinking about getting out of the trade, and then things get complicated fast." 290 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy black and white wrappers.

    Book ID: 53737
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  • THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS. by Wright, Harold Bell.
    Wright, Harold Bell.
    THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1981). Hardcover - Novel originally published in 1907, Wright's best-known and most beloved book, set in the Ozark hill country. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-448-010569.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 46943
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