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  • HIGH COUNTRY. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    HIGH COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon - this one set at the Ahwahnee Hotel in California's Yosemite Park, where Pigeon has gone undercover to unravel the disappearance of four young seasonal employees. SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-151443.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65411
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  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). First edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death…

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    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). First edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Good in illustrated wrappers (some spotting to the white covers)

    Book ID: 60532
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  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental…

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    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. SIGNED on the half title page. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45923
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  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death…

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    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. SIGNED by the author. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 50260
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  • AN HOUR IN THE COUGAR'S GRACE. by Graham, Taylor.
    Graham, Taylor.
    AN HOUR IN THE COUGAR'S GRACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Johnstown, Ohio: Pudding House Publications, (2000.). First edition - A title in the Pudding House Publications chapbook series, a collection of poems, mostly set in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, where the author is also a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler. 28 pp. ISBN: 0-944754988.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated stapled wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 45039
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  • CIRCLING BLUE MOUNTAIN. by Levasseur, Conrad.
    Levasseur, Conrad.
    CIRCLING BLUE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Pleasant Hill, CA: Small Poetry Press. (1994). First edition - A collection of poems, many set in 'the author's backyard '- in the the Sierra Nevada mountains in northern California. 46 pp.

    Condition: Good conditon overall in stapled wrappers - covers have been laminated to protect them - contents clean.

    Book ID: 54522
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  • ANGELS IN THE WILDERNESS: The True Story of One Woman's Survival Against All Odds. by Racina, Amy.
    Racina, Amy.
    ANGELS IN THE WILDERNESS: The True Story of One Woman's Survival Against All Odds.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Santa Rosa, CA: Elite Books. (2009.). SIGNED - A first person account of a horrific fall in King's Canyon National Park, a 60 foot fall unto a granite ledge which left both legs shattered, of her own survival attempts, the 'angels' who rescued her and the others who were with her during her arduous recovery. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2009. Illustrated with photographs. 222 pp. ISBN: 1600700667.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53918
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  • NATURE NOIR: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierras. by Smith, Jordan Fisher.
    Smith, Jordan Fisher.
    NATURE NOIR: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierras.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - Smith worked as a California State Park Ranger in the Auburn Recreation area - land owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, and supposedly the site of a dam that was never built - his "account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat -- a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded -- brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures." Map. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-618224165.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small donation stamp on title page).

    Book ID: 64115
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  • NATURE NOIR: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierras. by Smith, Jordan Fisher.
    Smith, Jordan Fisher.
    NATURE NOIR: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierras.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. First edition - Smith worked as a California State Park Ranger in the Auburn Recreation area - land owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, and supposedly the site of a dam that was never built - his "account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat -- a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded -- brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures." Map. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-618224165.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65702
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  • NATURE NOIR: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierras. by Smith, Jordan Fisher.
    Smith, Jordan Fisher.
    NATURE NOIR: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierras.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. SIGNED first edition - Smith worked as a California State Park Ranger in the Auburn Recreation area - land owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, and supposedly the site of a dam that was never built - his "account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat -- a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded -- brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 2004 - that is, before publication. Map. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-618224165.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78459
    View cart More details Price: $28.50