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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from…

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    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 37582
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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in…

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    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. 291 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38904
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  • REVOLUTION #9. by Abrahams, Peter.
    Abrahams, Peter.
    REVOLUTION #9.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1992. First edition - A post-Vietnam novel about people fragmented by their violence during the war. But not Vietnam vets- rather, anti-war radical terrorists. It is a thriller, a mystery, and a compelling novel of love and hate, good and evil, idealism and corruption, all deliberately chosen. 325 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40864
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  • GOB'S GRIEF. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    GOB'S GRIEF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-7679-02815.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50395
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  • DON'T GO FISHING ON WITCHES' DAY: A New Armitage Family Story. by Aiken, Joan (1924-2004); introduction by Lizza Aiken.
    Aiken, Joan (1924-2004); introduction by Lizza Aiken.
    DON'T GO FISHING ON WITCHES' DAY: A New Armitage Family Story.

    Edition: Advance except, slim paperback.

    Easthampton, MA: Big Mouth Press, 2008. First edition - A promotional chapbook with the first appearance of a new Armitage family story, plus the introduction to the October 2008 Collection "The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories" by Joan Aiken's Daughter, Lizza Aiken. vii 15 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled illustrated gold wrappers printed in black. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 83393
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  • LOST CITY RADIO. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    LOST CITY RADIO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Highly acclaimed first novel by this writer, born in Peru, raised in Alabama, and now living in California, and writing in English. A dystopian view of the future, set in a 'nameless, timeless South American country' where a war has been raging between the government and a guerrilla faction from the jungle. Alarcon's first book, a collection of short stories, won the Whiting Writer's Award and he was chosen by PW as one of the top debut writers of 2007 and In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 257 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light crease to front cover, more noticeable crease to back cover) . Promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 40986
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  • Alberts, Laurie.
    THE PRICE OF LAND IN SHELBY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, (1996.). First edition - Novel of a Vermont family over 30 years, set in a town torn between the past and the present where family farms are increasingly being divided into 'executive lots' for rich flatlanders to build expensive home.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 23799
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  • Allende, Isabel
    PAULA.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, 1994. dj. SIGNED first edition - A powerful memoir, inspired by the tragic death of Allende's daughter. SIGNED on the first page.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers, with a glossy preliminary dustjacket wrapped around them (the dj has only the cover illustration, no text, and since it is larger than the proof, has a some creasing the upper edge, but is otherwise fine.)

    Book ID: 11570
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  • CAVEDWELLER. by Allison, Dorothy
    Allison, Dorothy
    CAVEDWELLER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 1998. First edition - Novel about a woman who returns to Georgia, leaving behind the glitz of southern California, to reclaim the two daughters she left behind years ago. 588 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (one corner slightly bent.)

    Book ID: 41076
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  • Arnold, Janis
    DAUGHTERS OF MEMORY

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. First edition - The author's first book, the story of two sisters in a small town in Texas caught up in a bitter family rivalry, as they try to come to terms with their different memories of their childhood. Photograph of the author laid in.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 20873
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  • THE COLLECTORS. by Baldacci, David.
    Baldacci, David.
    THE COLLECTORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second suspense thriller in The Camel Club series, 'led by the mysterious and lethal Oliver Stone.' Illustrated endpapers. 438 pp. ISBN: 0-44653109X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43558
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  • FINDING CARUSO. by Barnes, Kim.
    Barnes, Kim.
    FINDING CARUSO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2003.). First edition - First novel by this Western author, preceded by two award-winning memoirs. Set in the late 1950's in a small town near the logging camps of Idaho. 303 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 50019
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  • FINDING CARUSO. by Barnes, Kim.
    Barnes, Kim.
    FINDING CARUSO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - First novel by this Western author, preceded by two award-winning memoirs. Set in the late 1950's in a small town near the logging camps of Idaho. SIGNED on the title page. 303 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42302
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  • THE BIG DIG. by Barnes, Linda.
    Barnes, Linda.
    THE BIG DIG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.). First edition - Mystery featuring Boston PI Carlotta Carlyle, and the construction of multibillion dollar Central Artery/Harbor Tunnel highway project. 275 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly curling)

    Book ID: 40343
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  • LUCID STARS. by Barrett, Andrea.
    Barrett, Andrea.
    LUCID STARS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delta, (1988.). First edition - Not only is this the ARC for Barrett's first novel, it is the first book to be published as a trade paperback original by the revised Delta Fiction imprint (in the 60's they published such writers as Vonnegut and Brautigan.) The advance issue of this title is printed on noticeably better paper stock than the trade edition and, as such, it is much less prone to browning.

    Condition: Very good- in glossy illustrated wrappers (some rubbing and edgewear to the covers, but a tight copy with no creases on the spine.)

    Book ID: 41649
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  • LUCID STARS. by Barrett, Andrea.
    Barrett, Andrea.
    LUCID STARS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delta, (1988.). SIGNED first edition - Not only is this the ARC for Barrett's first novel, it is the first book to be published as a trade paperback original by the revised Delta Fiction imprint (in the 60's they published such writers as Vonnegut and Brautigan.) The advance issue of this title is printed on noticeably better paper stock than the trade edition and, as such, it is much less prone to browning. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64677
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  • DOGS OF GOD by Benedict, Pinckney
    Benedict, Pinckney
    DOGS OF GOD

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. First edition - Author's first novel - a tale of malevolence and violence set in rural West Virginia.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated wrappers (slight curl to edge of covers.)

    Book ID: 4789
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  • RANGE OF MOTION. by Berg, Elizabeth
    Berg, Elizabeth
    RANGE OF MOTION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (1995.). SIGNED first edition - Third novel by this highly praised writer - a story about the power of love. SIGNED on the title page. 217 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease on front cover.) Very different cover art than the final version.

    Book ID: 37977
    Keywords: arc, proof, Women Authors
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  • THE ART OF MENDING. by Berg, Elizabeth
    Berg, Elizabeth
    THE ART OF MENDING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - Twelfth novel by this highly praised writer, a story of secrets long buried in a family resurfacing and an exploration of the possiblities of forgiving and healing.SIGNED on the title page. 237 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 67334
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  • CHECKMATE. by Bodman, Karna Small.
    Bodman, Karna Small.
    CHECKMATE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2007.). First edition - First novel from this Washington insider who served in the White House for six years, first as Deputy Press Secretary and later as Senior Director of the National Security Council. A high stakes thriller involving terrorists and the threat of nuclear warfare between India and Pakistan. 332 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40872
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  • Bohjalian, Chris.
    THE LAW OF SIMILARS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harmony, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - Another novel exploring the intersection of the world of law and prosecution and alternative medicine - in this case, homeopathy - by the highly praised writer of 'Midwives.' SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27059
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  • TAHOE SILENCE. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE SILENCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2007.). First edition - Fifth mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna and his Great Dane Spot. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin award for mystery/suspense. SIGNED on the title page. 352 pp

    Condition: Fine in glossy white wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 40036
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  • TAHOE SILENCE. by Borg, Todd.
    Borg, Todd.
    TAHOE SILENCE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original,

    South Lake Tahoe, California: Thriller Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Fifth mystery featuring ex-cop and detective Owen McKenna and his Great Dane Spot. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin award for mystery/suspense. 352 pp. ISBN: 9781931296151.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 42848
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  • THEORY OF WAR. by Brady, Joan.
    Brady, Joan.
    THEORY OF WAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition - Her third novel, winner of the Whitbread Prize. Based on her own grandfather's life, this powerful novel is narrated by the granddaughter of man who was sold into slavery - "bound over" - at the age of 4, for $15.00 - something that was not uncommon with the (white) children of dead or destitute soldiers after the end of the Civil War.) Much of the story is about working as a gandy dancer on the railroad, but it is shows how the "war" - experienced by one generation can still be present in later ones. 257 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers in a fine black slipcase, with an author's note printed on it.

    Book ID: 41338
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  • Brady, Joan.
    THEORY OF WAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition - Her third novel, winner of the Whitbread Prize. Based on her own grandfather's life, this powerful novel is narrated by the granddaughter of man who was sold into slavery - "bound over" - at the age of 4, for $15.00 - something that was not uncommon with the (white) children of dead or destitute soldiers after the end of the Civil War.) Much of the story is about working as a gandy dancer on the railroad, but it is shows how the "war" - experienced by one generation can still be present in later ones. 257 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers in a very good black slipcase, with an author's note printed on it. (tear to lower corner of slipcase.)

    Book ID: 41870
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  • Byrd, Max.
    JEFFERSON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1993.). SIGNED first edition - While best known for his award-winning suspense novels, Byrd is also an expert on 18th century literature, and he spent 5 years researching this historical novel about Thomas Jefferson in Paris. SIGNED on the title page. 424 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 37724
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  • SWEETHEART: A Thriller. by Cain, Chelsea.
    Cain, Chelsea.
    SWEETHEART: A Thriller.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Her second suspense novel - serial killer Gretchen Lowell and Portland detective Archie Sheridan return in this sequel to "Heartsick." Includes a CD with an excerpt read by Carolyn McCormick. SIGNED on the title page. With a planned first printing of 200,000 copies, this advance issue will remain much more uncommon than the trade edition. Two pages laying out the promotional plans bound in. 328 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in silver foil illustrated wrappers (an unread copy, but some bumping to the upper edge.)

    Book ID: 42083
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  • HEARTSICK: A Thriller. by Cain, Chelsea.
    Cain, Chelsea.
    HEARTSICK: A Thriller.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Her first suspense novel, introducing serial killer Gretchen Lowell and Portland detective Archie Sheridan. Includes an enhanced CD with additional clues. With a planned first printing of 200,000 copies, this advance issue will remain much more uncommon than the trade edition. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy red illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80553
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  • SWEETHEART: A Thriller. by Cain, Chelsea.
    Cain, Chelsea.
    SWEETHEART: A Thriller.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). First edition - Her second suspense novel - serial killer Gretchen Lowell and Portland detective Archie Sheridan return in this sequel to "Heartsick." Includes a CD with an excerpt read by Carolyn McCormick. SIGNED on the title page and dated May 30, 2008 - several months before publication of the hardcover. With a planned first printing of 200,000 copies, this advance issue will remain much more uncommon than the trade edition. Two pages laying out the promotional plans bound in. 328 pp.

    Condition: Fine in silver foil illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80558
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  • Cannell, Stephen J. (1941-2010)
    THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - Suspense novel involving a microbiology grad student and a super-secret bio-weapons program - more timely now than when it was first written. Boldly SIGNED on the first page.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28600
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