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  • RIVEN ROCK. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan [T.C.].
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan [T.C.].
    RIVEN ROCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His seventh novel, based on a true story: In 1904 when Stanley McCormick, the youngest son of Cyrus McCormick and heir to a fortune built on the Reaper, marries Boston socialite, Katherine Dexter, the first female MIT graduate in the sciences and a leader in the women's movement, it was called the "Wedding of the Century" - but shortly after the wedding, McCormick was diagnosed as a schizophrenic and moved to the prison-like Riven Rock near Santa Barbara, forbidden the company of all women, even his wife. SIGNED on the title page. 466 pp. ISBN: 0-670-878812.

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

    Book ID: 81915
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  • CLAIRVOYANT: The Imagined Life of Lucia Joyce. by Gold, Alison Leslie.
    Gold, Alison Leslie.
    CLAIRVOYANT: The Imagined Life of Lucia Joyce.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which recreates the life of Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce. In her twenties she was institutionalized and spent the remainder of her adult life in mental hospitals; after the outbreak of World War II, she never saw her parents again. James Joyce continually insisted his daughter was clairvoyant, not mentally ill. 158 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-9866.

    Condition: Near fine in a near dustjacket (hint of sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 61371
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  • THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. by Lopez, Steve.
    Lopez, Steve.
    THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A powerful - and moving - account of a chance encounter with a homeless street musician changed both the lives of Lopez, a journalist who at first saw only a column in the story, and that of the violinist. Basis for the movie of the same name with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. Boldly SIGNED by Lopez on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 9780399155062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy. but with a remainder mark.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 50837
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  • THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. by Lopez, Steve.
    Lopez, Steve.
    THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful - and moving - account of a chance encounter with a homeless street musician changed both the lives of Lopez, a journalist who at first saw only a column in the story, and that of the violinist. Basis for the movie of the same name with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. 273 pp. ISBN: 9780399155062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69791
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  • THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. by Lopez, Steve.
    Lopez, Steve.
    THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music.

    Edition: Trade paperback - movie tie-in edition.

    New York: Berkley, (2008.). SIGNED - A powerful - and moving - account of a chance encounter with a homeless street musician changed both the lives of Lopez, a journalist who at first saw only a column in the story, and that of the violinist. Basis for the movie of the same name with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. Boldly SIGNED by Lopez on the title page. 289 pp. ISBN: 9780425226001.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 50869
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  • Parker, Beulah
    A MINGLED YARN: Chronicle of a Troubled Family

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - Attractive copy of this classic psychological study of the development of mental illness (including one child who became schizophrenic) in a comfortable upper-middle class family. 333 pgs.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket with some edgewear.

    Book ID: 11485
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  • IF YOU'RE LUCKY. by Prinz, Yvonne.
    Prinz, Yvonne.
    IF YOU'RE LUCKY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2015). SIGNED first edition - "When seventeen-year-old GeorgiaÕs brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe LuckyÕs death was just bad luck. . . Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been LuckyÕs best friend. . . Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about LuckyÕs death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. . . her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what sheÕs saying." . 278 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67664
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  • IF YOU'RE LUCKY. by Prinz, Yvonne.
    Prinz, Yvonne.
    IF YOU'RE LUCKY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2015). SIGNED first edition - "When seventeen-year-old GeorgiaÕs brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe LuckyÕs death was just bad luck. . . Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been LuckyÕs best friend. . . Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about LuckyÕs death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. . . her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what sheÕs saying." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 278 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66483
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  • LOWBOY. by Wray, John.
    Wray, John.
    LOWBOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's unusual third novel. "Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a sixteen-yearold paranoid schizophrenic, gets on an uptown B train alone. Like most people he knows, Will believes the world is being destroyed by climate change; unlike most people, he's convinced he can do something about it., . . the story of Will's fantastic and terrifying odyssey through the city's tunnels, back alleys, and streets in search of Emily Wallace, his one great hope, and of Violet Heller's desperate attempts to locate her son before psychosis claims him completely." In 2007, Wray was named by Granta magazine as one of America's best novelists. 258 pp. ISBN: 978-0374194161.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82072
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