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  • DEATH AND THE EASTER BUNNY. by Berry, Linda,
    Berry, Linda,
    DEATH AND THE EASTER BUNNY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aurora, CO: Write Way Publishing, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, introducing Trudy Roundtree, who has returned from Atlanta to her hometown of Ogeechee, where she works as the only detective on the small police force headed up by her cousin, the chief of police. SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 1-88517344X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76307
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  • DEATH AND THE HUBCAP. by Berry, Linda,
    Berry, Linda,
    DEATH AND THE HUBCAP.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aurora, CO: Write Way Publishing, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery,featuring Trudy Roundtree, who has returned from Atlanta to her hometown of Ogeechee, where she works as the only detective on the small police force headed up by her cousin, the chief of police. INSCRIBED on the title page "For --- Some grits for Christmas" and dated in the year of publication. 224 pp. ISBN: 1-88517375X.

    Condition: Very good in fine dust jacket (binding flaw? final page has been tipped onto verso of rear endpaper - otherwise tight and clean) .

    Book ID: 79830
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  • DIRTY WORK. by Brown, Larry.
    Brown, Larry.
    DIRTY WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly acclaimed first novel by this firefighter from Oxford, Mississippi. The devastating tragedy that was the war in Vietnam is made vivid in the stories of two men, one black, one white, both born and raised in Mississippi, and both badly wounded in Vietnam, who lie in hospital beds next to each other, and talk. ISBN: 0-94557-5203.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34092
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  • LOOK TO THIS DAY. by Dykeman, Wilma.
    Dykeman, Wilma.
    LOOK TO THIS DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - North Carolina author's third novel - as woman watches the sunrise over the mountains, she reflects on her life and her experiences, and those of her mother, husband, and her two teenage sons. 342 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (tape reinforcement to interior edges of the dust jacket, caused some discoloration.)

    Book ID: 84777
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  • THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Random House, (c 1954) dj. Hardcover - Includes the complete 'The Sound and the Fury", selections from other novels, stories, Nobel Prize address and more, with a new foreword by Faulkner. xi, 682 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with black panels and gilt lettering in a good only dust jacket with a chip at the top of the spine, other edgewear and rubbing. .

    Book ID: 88307
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  • COLLECTED STORIES. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    COLLECTED STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of her stories, chosen by Gilchrist herself, from seven earlier collections, including her first volume of short stories "In the Land of Dreamy Dreams" to her National Book Award-winning "Victory Over Japan" through "Flights of Angels." 563 pp. ISBN: 0-316299480.

    Condition: Very good in a very good jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 79595
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  • THE HONK AND HOLLER OPENING SOON. by Letts, Billie
    Letts, Billie
    THE HONK AND HOLLER OPENING SOON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Time Warner, (1998). First edition - Award-winning author's second novel, the story of a down-and-out cafe owner, who came back from Vietnam in a wheelchair, and a young girl who walked into the Honk and Holler and changed his life. 309 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76608
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  • CREATURES OF HABIT. by McCorkle, Jill.
    McCorkle, Jill.
    CREATURES OF HABIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Press, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of twelve short stories set in her fictional home town of Fulton, North Carolina - each story matches people with animals - "In Billy Goats, Fulton's herd of seventh graders cruises the summer nights, peeking into parked cars, maddening the town madman. In Dogs, a single mother who works for a veterinarian compares him - unfavorably - with his patients. And, in the final story, Fish, a grieving daughter remembers her father's empathy for the ugliest of all fishes." Small format. 240 pp. ISBN: 1-565122569.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84561
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  • OLD JIM CANAAN. by Skinner, Margaret
    Skinner, Margaret
    OLD JIM CANAAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Southern author's first novel, set in Memphis, Tennessee in the years between 1890 and 1922, the story of an Irish family's struggle to make its way. Old Jim, the uncle of the family, is a tavern keeper, a prize fight promoter, a gambling and sporting house owner and political boss - and in the sights of the reform mayor, E. H. Crump. . ISBN: 0-945575378.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82895
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  • THE NO-NAME MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS. by Steele, William O.; illustrated by Jack Davis.
    Steele, William O.; illustrated by Jack Davis.
    THE NO-NAME MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1964). Hardcover first edition - Folklore inspired tale - "There were once three brothers who lived way back among the high hills of Tennessee... The youngest had no name at all, but he did have a farm on top of the highest mountain in Tennessee." Illustrated throughout with drawings by Jack Davis. 80 pp.

    Condition: Fine in orange cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75842
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  • MY SUNSHINE AWAY. by Walsh, M. O.
    Walsh, M. O.
    MY SUNSHINE AWAY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2015). SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, both a mystery and a coming-of-age story. In the summer of 1989, a quiet Baton Rouge neighborhood is rocked by a violent crime when a fifteen-year-old girl, a free spirit and track star, is attacked late one evening near her home. "As the dark side of this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia is revealed, the close-knit neighborhood is irreversibly transformed.. . [a book which] brilliantly juxtaposes the enchantment of a charmed childhood with the gripping story of a violent crime." SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2014, that is, before publication. 303 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85060
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  • MY SUNSHINE AWAY. by Walsh, M. O.
    Walsh, M. O.
    MY SUNSHINE AWAY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2015). SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, both a mystery and a coming-of-age story. In the summer of 1989, in a quiet Baton Rouge neighborhood where a fifteen-year-old girl, a free spirit and track star, is attacked late one evening near her home. "As the dark side of this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia is revealed, the close-knit neighborhood is irreversibly transformed.. . [a book which] brilliantly juxtaposes the enchantment of a charmed childhood with the gripping story of a violent crime." SIGNED on the title page. 303 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85100
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