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  • CRESCENT. by Abu-Jaber, Diana
    Abu-Jaber, Diana
    CRESCENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, the story of a thirty-nine year old, and still unmarried, Iraqi-American woman who lives and works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant in the Persian and Arab-American community of Los Angeles known as Irangeles - a novel both sensible, realistic and romantic. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Sigrid Nunez, Whitney Otto and others. 349 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-39305747X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80920
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  • CHEATERS and Other Stories. by Albarelli, Dean.
    Albarelli, Dean.
    CHEATERS and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of nine stories about men (mostly) on the brink of decisions that will change their lives - among them is "Honeymoon" about a young IRA terrorist, which was included in "20 Under 30: Best Stories by America's Young New Writers." SIGNED on the title page. Laid in is a promotional postcard with a handwritten note by Albarelli to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-312142943.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82809
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  • SONG OF THE TURTLE: American Indian Literature, 1974-1994. by Allen, Paula Gunn
    Allen, Paula Gunn
    SONG OF THE TURTLE: American Indian Literature, 1974-1994.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A survey of two decades of American Indian literature which brings together the works of both well-known and established authors and emerging writers. The selections are drawn from many genres: memoirs, oral histories, short stories, novels. Edited and with an introduction by Allen. Among the contributors are Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Diane Glancy, Linda Hogan, Dean Ing, Roxy Gordon, Martin Cruz Smith, Joy Harjo, Luci Tapihonso and more. Notes on the authors, supplementary readings. ix, 353 pp. ISBN: 0-345375254.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 81099
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  • INTERZONE: The 2nd (Second) Anthology: New Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. by [Anthology, signed] Clute, John; David Pringle and Simon Ounsley, editors; Gregory Benford and John Shirley, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Clute, John; David Pringle and Simon Ounsley, editors; Gregory Benford and John Shirley, signed.
    INTERZONE: The 2nd (Second) Anthology: New Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology containing some of the best stories from the previous year. Introduction by John Clute. SIGNED by TWO authors: Gregory Benford at his story "Freezeframe" and John Shirley at the story he co-wrote with Bruce Sterling "The Unfolding." Also includes stories by Brian Stableford, J. G. Ballard, Thomas M. Disch, Ian Watson, Scott Bradfield, Rachel Pollack, John Shirley and more. x, 208 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-312-013256.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52044
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  • Anthony, Patricia
    GOD'S FIRES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In Portugal, during the Inquisition, a space ship has landed - three creatures emerge from the ship and are captured and imprisoned by the Jesuits - are they angels or devils? A thought-provoking novel about confronting the unknown. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 370 pp plus an author's note. ISBN: 0-441-004075.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35366
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  • BLESSED IS THE FRUIT. by Antoni, Robert.
    Antoni, Robert.
    BLESSED IS THE FRUIT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this award winning writer, one which tells the life stories of two West Indian women in their own voices: Lilla, the white mistress of a dilapidated colonial mansion, and Vel, the Black servant who has been her only companion for ten years. The two women have always treated each other with a distant formality, but when Vel finds herself pregnant, Lilla puts her to bed in her own bedroom and finds herself caring for her. Praise from Christina Garcia, Rosario Ferre, Steven Dixon and Robert Olen Butler (who calls this an extraordinary and enduring work of art.) Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-805049258.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82295
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  • BLESSED IS THE FRUIT. by Antoni, Robert.
    Antoni, Robert.
    BLESSED IS THE FRUIT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this award winning writer, one which tells the life stories of two West Indian women in their own voices: Lilla, the white mistress of a dilapidated colonial mansion, and Vel, the Black servant who has been her only companion for ten years. The two women have always treated each other with a distant formality, but when Vel finds herself pregnant, Lilla puts her to bed in her own bedroom and finds herself caring for her. Praise from Christina Garcia, Rosario Ferre, Steven Dixon and Robert Olen Butler (who calls this an extraordinary and enduring work of art.)SIGNED by the author. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-805049258.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82296
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  • FEAST OF STEPHEN. by Aubert, Rosemary.
    Aubert, Rosemary.
    FEAST OF STEPHEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bridgehampton, NY: Bridge Works Publishing, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the uncommon and award-winning Ellis Portal series featuring a disgraced judge, the son of Italian immigrants, who is now homeless and living in a makeshift shelter in a river valley that is a wilderness preserve running through the center of Toronto. In this, his friend Queenie tells him of a person who apparently froze to death. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 1999 Arthur Ellis Award. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 321 pp. ISBN: 1-882593278.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83863
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  • WILD INFERNO. by Ault, Sandi.
    Ault, Sandi.
    WILD INFERNO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in her award-winning series featuring Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild, and her wolf Mountain. Set in New Mexico - the culture of the Pueblo Indians is an important part of each novel. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Like her protagonist, Ault lives with a wolf and worked as a wildland firefighter. Review copy with publisher's material and promotional postcard laid in. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0425219225.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82400
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  • WILD INFERNO. by Ault, Sandi.
    Ault, Sandi.
    WILD INFERNO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in her award-winning series featuring Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild, and her wolf Mountain. Set in New Mexico - the culture of the Pueblo Indians is an important part of each novel. SIGNED on the title page. Like her protagonist, Ault lives with a wolf and worked as a wildland firefighter. Promotional brochure laid in. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0425219225.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82401
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  • WILD SORROW. by Ault, Sandi.
    Ault, Sandi.
    WILD SORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third in her award-winning series featuring Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild, and her wolf Mountain. Set in New Mexico, and the culture of the Pueblo Indians is an important part of each novel. 293 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 9780425225837.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 57760
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  • ONCE TWO HEROES. by Baker, Calvin.
    Baker, Calvin.
    ONCE TWO HEROES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2003). Hardcover first edition - Young African American author's second novel, set in the aftermath of World War II. Two men, one an African American raised in France who enlists after his parents are killed trying to flee France, and the other a white Southerner from Mississippi, serve together during World War II only to confront the painful post-war realities of American racism. Mather is denied the Medal of Freedom because of his race, and after a futile visit to Washington DC, he is driving back to Los Angeles through Mississippi where a confrontation with a racist winds up with the white man's death, and his brother vowing revenge. 275 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-67003164X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81093
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  • ONCE TWO HEROES. by Baker, Calvin.
    Baker, Calvin.
    ONCE TWO HEROES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young African American author's second novel, set in the aftermath of World War II. Two men, one an African American raised in France who enlists after his parents are killed trying to flee France, and the other a white Southerner from Mississippi, serve together during World War II only to confront the painful post-war realities of American racism. Mather is denied the Medal of Freedom because of his race, and after a futile visit to Washington DC, he is driving back to Los Angeles through Mississippi where a confrontation with a racist winds up with the white man's death, and his brother vowing revenge. SIGNED on the title page. 275…

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    New York: Viking, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young African American author's second novel, set in the aftermath of World War II. Two men, one an African American raised in France who enlists after his parents are killed trying to flee France, and the other a white Southerner from Mississippi, serve together during World War II only to confront the painful post-war realities of American racism. Mather is denied the Medal of Freedom because of his race, and after a futile visit to Washington DC, he is driving back to Los Angeles through Mississippi where a confrontation with a racist winds up with the white man's death, and his brother vowing revenge. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-67003164X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81094
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  • THE BONE FIRE. by Barber, Christine.
    Barber, Christine.
    THE BONE FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book (her first won the Tony Hillerman Prize), a mystery set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, featuring Detective Sergeant Gilbert Montoya. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-312-593503.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65407
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  • SIN OF ORIGIN by Barnes, John
    Barnes, John
    SIN OF ORIGIN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Congdon & Weed, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon hardcover edition of Barnes' second novel - a title in the "Isaac Asimov Presents" series with an introduction by Asimov. ISBN: 0-86553-1951.

    Condition: Near fine in a find dustjacket (toning to paper, as is almost inevitable with this title.) Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 38827
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  • THE AIR WE BREATHE. by Barrett, Andrea.
    Barrett, Andrea.
    THE AIR WE BREATHE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2007). Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the fall of 1916 as "Americans debate whether to enter the European war. 'Preparedness parades' march and headlines report German spies. But in an isolated community in the Adirondacks, the danger is barely felt. At Tamarack Lake the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium." But the well-intended gesture meaning of a newly arrived patient leads to both a to a tragic accident and a surge of anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilante sentiment. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 297 pp plus a family tree. ISBN: 978-0393061086.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82964
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  • THE MAN WHO WAS LATE. by Begley, Louis.
    Begley, Louis.
    THE MAN WHO WAS LATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this award winning and highly praised author, the story of a Holocaust survivor (as was Begley himself) who is left without a country or family, but who recreated himself as a brilliant financier, only to find in the end that he was irremediably late for everything he ever wanted. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted collector Larry Owens. Review copy with publisher's slip and photograph laid in. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-679415114.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82879
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  • Bell, Derrick
    GOSPEL CHOIRS: Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9160
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  • JOY SCHOOL by Berg, Elizabeth
    Berg, Elizabeth
    JOY SCHOOL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A coming-of-age story set in Missouri. SIGNED on the title page by the author. 208 pp. Review copy with author's publicity photo laid in. ISBN: 0-679-449434.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56856
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  • MOMENTS OF FAVOR. by Bergner, Daniel.
    Bergner, Daniel.
    MOMENTS OF FAVOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which explores the dangerous appeal of celebrity status. At college Peter Bram avoided fellow student Michael Marr, son of a president-elect who died before taking office, but several years later in Manhattan where Peter is a struggling musician and songwriter, he is reacquainted with Michael and becomes part of his circle. Seduced by the perks of being best friend to a legend, Peter changes. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-671704575.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 83513
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  • Biederman, Marcia.
    POST NO BONDS.

    New York: Scribner, 1988. dj First printing. Hardcover first edition - Review copy with material laid-in. Author's second novel, introduces Grace Stark, a 52 yr old Massachusetts housewife who is suddenly plunged into the sordid world of the bail bondsman. The NY Times called Biederman one of the new breed of women mystery writers who are "redefining the genre."

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 1718
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  • MAN OF THE HOUR. by Blauner, Peter.
    Blauner, Peter.
    MAN OF THE HOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Edgar award winning author's fourth novel, a thriller about terrorism, heroism and the damage done by unfounded media accusations. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 424 pp. ISBN: 0-316038172.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 82434
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  • SEQUENCE OF SHAME. by Bolitho, Janie (Dust jacket art by Terry Pastor).
    Bolitho, Janie (Dust jacket art by Terry Pastor).
    SEQUENCE OF SHAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's sixth mystery novel, featuring Detective Chief Inspector Ian Roper. set in a small town in Cornwall. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 176 pp. Dust jacket art by Terry Pastor who SIGNED the front flap of the jacket (an award-winning illustrator, Pastor is perhaps best known for his iconic album covers for David Bowie.). ISBN: 0-094765006.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (light toning to the pages). Rather hard to find, and especially so with Pastor's signature.

    Book ID: 74009
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  • MURDER MACHREE: A Clara Gamadge Mystery. by Boylan, Eleanor.
    Boylan, Eleanor.
    MURDER MACHREE: A Clara Gamadge Mystery.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel by the niece of Elizabeth Daly, the original creator of sleuth Henry Gamadge and his wife Clara. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-805019693.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67152
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  • GIDEON'S HOUSE. by Brody, Jean.
    Brody, Jean.
    GIDEON'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of two sisters, each in their different ways alienated from the past and themselves, who struggle to come together after the death of their mother, Set in Oklahoma, where a tornado is threatening the house. 206 pp. Review copy with publicity photo of author laid in. ISBN: 0-399-129375.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, blue line on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 66948
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  • THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND. by Burman, Ben Lucien.
    Burman, Ben Lucien.
    THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wieser & Wieser, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - After a catastrophic event in the normally quiet Mississippi community, the Catfish Bend animals visit the outback of Australia and the jungles of India. Illustrations adapted from sketches by Alice Caddy. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-914373-005.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder dot, some foxing to top edge of textblock, one short closed tear to dj)

    Book ID: 78888
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  • THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND. by Burman, Ben Lucien.
    Burman, Ben Lucien.
    THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wieser & Wieser, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - After a catastrophic event in the normally quiet Mississippi community, the Catfish Bend animals visit the outback of Australia and the jungles of India. Illustrations adapted from sketches by Alice Caddy. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-914373-005.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Review copy with promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 58555
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  • BODY GUARD. by Burns, Rex.
    Burns, Rex.
    BODY GUARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring private investigator Devlin Kirk and his bear-sized partner Bunchcroft. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 264 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. Also included is a signed author photograph and a postcard with a handwritten note on the verso commenting on the dust jacket art (by Doug Dawson). ISBN: 0-670-833207.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81224
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  • Butler, Jack.
    DREAMER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fifth novel, a thriller set in New Mexico, and involving dream research, the CIA and artificial intelligence. 413 pp. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. ISBN: 0-679-446650.

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

    Book ID: 35861
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  • THAT SWEETEST WINE: Three Novellas. by Cabot, Robert.
    Cabot, Robert.
    THAT SWEETEST WINE: Three Novellas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McPherson & Co., (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes Breath of the Earth;" A Rat in the Boardroom, and Touch of dust. One of 1000 copies the autographed first edition, SIGNED by the author on a special limitation page (this copy is not numbered). Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-929701607.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82539
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