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  • THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS. by Brandeis, Gayle.
    Brandeis, Gayle.
    THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (second book). Set in Southern California, in San Diego and at the Salton Sea, this is the story of a mixed race young woman's struggle to come to terms with her mother's terrible past (as a forced prostitute in Korea) while she searches for her own place in the world. Praise from Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison (who said this 'has an edgy beauty that enhances perfectly the seriousness of its contents), Susan Straight and Donna Gershten. Winner of the second annual Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an award in support of a literature of social responsibility sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver. ISBN: 0-06-0528036.

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

    Book ID: 41357
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  • THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS. by Brandeis, Gayle.
    Brandeis, Gayle.
    THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (second book). Set in Southern California, in San Diego and at the Salton Sea, this is the story of a mixed race young woman's struggle to come to terms with her mother's terrible past (as a forced prostitute in Korea) while she searches for her own place in the world. Praise from Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison (who said this 'has an edgy beauty that enhances perfectly the seriousness of its contents), Susan Straight and Donna Gershten. Winner of the second annual Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an award in support of a literature of social responsibility sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver. SIGNED on the title page. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 0-06-0528036.

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

    Book ID: 32172
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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 76529
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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76264
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  • BLUE LABYRINTH. by Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child.
    Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child.
    BLUE LABYRINTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central, (2014.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring FBI Special Agent Pendergast - a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of a murdered man deposite on his doorstep leads him to an abandoned mine at the edge of the Salton Sea in California, SIGNED by Douglas Preston on the title page. 403 pp. ISBN: 978-1455525898.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71989
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  • THE GOD OF WAR. by Silver, Marisa.
    Silver, Marisa.
    THE GOD OF WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1978 at the edge of the Salton Sea in the California desert. SIGNED on the title page. Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Fiction. 271 pp. ISBN: 1416563164.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 56744
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  • THE GOD OF WAR. by Silver, Marisa.
    Silver, Marisa.
    THE GOD OF WAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in 1978 at the edge of the Salton Sea in the California desert. Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 271 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56800
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