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  • RED HIGHWAYS: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland. by Aguilar, Rose.
    Aguilar, Rose.
    RED HIGHWAYS: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Sausolito, CA: PoliPoint Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A book which "challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about - and what they expect from their political leaders. As Aguilar writes in the first chapter, 'We breathe the same air, we live under the same political system, weve probably seen the same television and news shows, and most of us grew up going to public schools; yet because we might vote differently once every four years, we find ourselves stereotyped in the national media and separated by red and blue borders.'. . . an examination of what matters most in the heartland, what makes it tick, and…

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    Sausolito, CA: PoliPoint Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A book which "challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about - and what they expect from their political leaders. As Aguilar writes in the first chapter, 'We breathe the same air, we live under the same political system, weve probably seen the same television and news shows, and most of us grew up going to public schools; yet because we might vote differently once every four years, we find ourselves stereotyped in the national media and separated by red and blue borders.'. . . an examination of what matters most in the heartland, what makes it tick, and what issues get its citizens to vote." INSCRIBED on the half title page "----let's keep the conversation going." Index. 228 pp. ISBN: 978-0979482274.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67290
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  • THE MOON STOPS HERE. by Bennett, James Gordon
    Bennett, James Gordon
    THE MOON STOPS HERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a story of a road trip from Massachusetts to California - by way of the Amish Country, Graceland and the Alamo - a 60s novel - and a coming of age story: "Listening to Teddy tell the story, we are exactly back in the mind of a precocious boy in the late sixties. He's being bombarded with news about the moon landing and the conflicting feelings people are beginning to have about the Vietnam War, but his real concern is his disintegrating family." 356 pp. ISBN: 0-385-470959.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54313
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  • LOOSE NUTS ON THE WHEEL. by Brown, Opal Hartsell.
    Brown, Opal Hartsell.
    LOOSE NUTS ON THE WHEEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Antonio, Texas: The Naylor Company, (1963). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Shortly after the end of World War II, two "middle-aged, middle-classed and middle-western couples" took off on their first real vacation. This trek led to annual treks, and several years later, with a budget of just $600 each per year, they had visited all 48 states and 2 provinces of Canada and Mexico. This book recounts some of their adventures and misadventures. Illustrated with humorous full-page drawings. INSCRIBED on the half title page in ink by Opal Brown, and underneath, in pencil, is "and Gordon." Map endpapers showing their routes. xi, 279 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth in a good only dust jacket with a chip to the upper edge of the front cover, wear along the folds.

    Book ID: 75425
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  • GOING TO JERUSALEM. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    GOING TO JERUSALEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1967) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, fourth book, the story of a bizarre road trip in which a 6 year old chess prodigy dogs the footsteps of an old chess master, hoping to defeat him in a final confrontation. INSCRIBED on the half title page to Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. 180 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 64695
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  • BILL WARRINGTON'S LAST CHANCE. by King, James.
    King, James.
    BILL WARRINGTON'S LAST CHANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first published novel, a road story in which an elderly veteran who is developing AlzheimerÕs disease travels across the country with his rebellious 14-year-old granddaughter. Dust jacket praise from Sue Grafton who said ÒThis is what reading is about, and what a good book is supposed to do." Winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. 291 pp. ISBN: 978-0670021611.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67157
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  • McLaurin, Tim.
    THE RIVER LESS RUN: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    Asheboro, NC: Down Home Press, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - North Carolina writer's second memoir, one which finds him "smack-dab in middle age: he's a 45-year-old cancer survivor who has piled his brother, his two kids, and his mother into a Winnebago and set off west to see the Rocky Mountains. But this is no mere road trip re-creation; it's a series of funny, sad, always fascinating glimpses of a life that was often lived too close to the edge." (Booklist). Among the twists and turns of this book is the discovery that the cancer he thought he had beaten years before is back. 259 pp. ISBN: 1-878086855.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some rubbing to the folds of the dj).

    Book ID: 72184
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  • CARNIVAL WOLVES. by Rock, Peter.
    Rock, Peter.
    CARNIVAL WOLVES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Anchor Books / Doubleday, (1998). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, the story of a man and a dog's trip across the United States through landscapes of animals half-tamed and people gone wild. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-385-492091.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps. .

    Book ID: 60537
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  • A CURE FOR GRAVITY. by Rosenfeld, Arthur.
    Rosenfeld, Arthur.
    A CURE FOR GRAVITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida author's first novel -a story of love, trust and transition - "Mercury Gant climbs aboard his motorcycle and leaves behind his entire life. . . Umberto Santana walks out of a bank with $314,000 in stolen cash. At 17, he is still only a boy. . . , Graciela, beautiful, strong-willed and independent, is carrying Umberto's baby . . . Traveling the same route unknowingly, Gant and Umberto cross paths while flying without wings in the middle of a tornado." SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Neil Simon and Jack Parr, among others. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-312-874553.

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

    Book ID: 60790
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  • Thames, Susan
    I'LL BE HOME LATE TONIGHT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, first novel. Told from the point of view of the 12 year daughter, this is the story of a mother-daughter road trip in 1957, driving a jalopy, with dwindling cash, and in a South of racism, crude sexuality and a dim view of women travelling alone. ISBN: 0-679-419160.

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

    Book ID: 29459
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