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  • SINS OF THE SEVENTH SISTER: A Memoir of the Gothic South. by Curtiss, Huston.
    Curtiss, Huston.
    SINS OF THE SEVENTH SISTER: A Memoir of the Gothic South.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harmony, (2003). First edition - Although this advance issue calls this a memoir, when the book was actually published, it was described as a novel. In any case, it is too fantastic not to be based o a real story: " In May 1929, Billy-Pearl brought home a boy from the local orphanage. Stanley was sixteen, the age at which the orphanage kicked children out, and Billy-Pearl, knowing his sad history, could not allow him to end up on the streets. Stanley had witnessed his father beat his mother to death in a drunken rage and had taken a straight razor and slit his fatherÕs throat while he slept. A country judge had the boy castrated to…

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    New York: Harmony, (2003). First edition - Although this advance issue calls this a memoir, when the book was actually published, it was described as a novel. In any case, it is too fantastic not to be based o a real story: " In May 1929, Billy-Pearl brought home a boy from the local orphanage. Stanley was sixteen, the age at which the orphanage kicked children out, and Billy-Pearl, knowing his sad history, could not allow him to end up on the streets. Stanley had witnessed his father beat his mother to death in a drunken rage and had taken a straight razor and slit his fatherÕs throat while he slept. A country judge had the boy castrated to control his aggressive ways. . . . quickly a friendship developed between the two that would last a lifetimeÑa friendship that would survive murder, suicide, madness, and StanleyÕs eventual transformation into Stella, a singer who would live her adult life as a glamorous woman." 355 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76564
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  • Dawkins, Cecil
    CHARLEYHORSE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Grace Paley described this novel as "a sunny, windy, wide-open wild horse prairie on which four fierce, memorable women struggle alone and with each other to be truthful, to live outside the lives that have broken, darkened or closeted our women's lives."

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15576
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  • CHARLEYHORSE by Dawkins, Cecil
    Dawkins, Cecil
    CHARLEYHORSE

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Pandora, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Grace Paley described this novel as "a sunny, windy, wide-open wild horse prairie on which four fierce, memorable women struggle alone and with each other to be truthful, to live outside the lives that have broken, darkened or closeted our women's lives." 231 pp. Cover art by Sue Sluggett. ISBN: 0-86358-0963.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (some crinkling to the pages.)

    Book ID: 45025
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  • Dawkins, Cecil
    CHARLEYHORSE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Grace Paley described this novel as "a sunny, windy, wide-open wild horse prairie on which four fierce, memorable women struggle alone and with each other to be truthful, to live outside the lives that have broken, darkened or closeted our women's lives."

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (spine slant)

    Book ID: 8593
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  • LOUISIANA FEVER: An Andy Broussard / Kit Franklyn Mystery. by Donaldson, D.J.
    Donaldson, D.J.
    LOUISIANA FEVER: An Andy Broussard / Kit Franklyn Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring New Orleans medical examiner Andy Broussard criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn. A deadly Ebola-like virus has killed several people in New Orleans, and Kit has been kidnapped. Donaldson is a professor of anatomy and neurobiology, so the forensic science is well-done and accurate. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-312-143621.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52704
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  • A BAD HAIR DAY: An Eclaire Mystery. by Dunbar, Sophie
    Dunbar, Sophie
    A BAD HAIR DAY: An Eclaire Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery set in New Orleans and featuring spunky Cajun hairdresser Claire Claiborne. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-312139268.

    Condition: Good in a very good dust jacket. (binding flaw - cracking after first page, some rubbing and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 37832
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  • REQUIEM FOR A NUN. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    REQUIEM FOR A NUN.

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

    New York: Random House, (1951) dj. Hardcover - Part novel, part play, this is one of Faulkner's most successful experiments in narrative form. It continues the story of Temple Drake (from Sanctuary), although it centers around a crime: a Negro nursemaid is about to be hanged for killing her mistress's baby, This BOMC edition not only looks like the first edition: it has the same points as the first state: the error in the name of the dj artist -and the error on page 21. 286 pp,. Dust jacket by E. McKnight Kauffer.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (a tight straight copy, but with some uniform light tanning to the pages, dj has sunning to the spine, upper corner of front flap clipped, and 2 short closed tears to lower edge of back cover.)

    Book ID: 69534
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  • REQUIEM FOR A NUN. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    REQUIEM FOR A NUN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1953. dj. Hardcover first edition - Part novel, part play, this is one of Faulkner's most successful experiments in narrative form. It continues the story of Temple Drake (from Sanctuary), although it centers around a crime: a Negro nursemaid is about to be hanged for killing her mistress's baby, 251 pp,. Dust jacket by Paul Hogarth.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (2 lines of ink notations on rear endpaper, barely visible spotting to fore-edge, top edge a bit dusty.)

    Book ID: 71798
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  • THE REIVERS: A Reminiscence. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    THE REIVERS: A Reminiscence.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fauklner's last novel, winner of Pulitzer Prize in 1963, and basis for the 1969 film starring Steve McQueen. A comic classic, this is the story of 11 year old Lucius Priest who, in 1905, 'borrowed' his grandfather's car and with the connivance and assistance from his older friends part-Indian Boon Hogganbeck and Ned William McCaslin, a Negro, journeyed from Jefferson, Mississippi, to Memphis. 284 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some foxing to edges of textblock, previous owner's name, penciled marginal notes - erasable - price-clipped dj)

    Book ID: 75577
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE BAREFOOT MAILMAN. by Fleming, John Henry.
    Fleming, John Henry.
    THE LEGEND OF THE BAREFOOT MAILMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Faber & Faber, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "A mix of comedy, tragedy, and misdirected mail carries this beautiful novel about a naive European immigrant who seeks his fortune in 1880s South Florida. The area was still very much a frontier then, and to get the mail settlers had to walk the beach for 60 miles. Josef Steinmetz arrives from Europe to start a new life, but after several disastrous turns--including the loss of his wife, orchard, and new shoes--he hooks up with goofball entrepreneur Earl Shank and becomes the legendary mailman of the title." (Publishers Weekly review) SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Frederick Barthelme and Ernest Gaines, among others. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-571-198791.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56016
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  • POACHERS. by Franklin, Tom.
    Franklin, Tom.
    POACHERS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins / Perennial, (2000.). The author's first book, a very highly praised collection of short fiction about the Deep South - mostly south Alabama. The title novella won an Edgar Award. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-688-177719.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 59052
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  • POACHERS. by Franklin, Tom.
    Franklin, Tom.
    POACHERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a very highly praised collection of short fiction about the Deep South - mostly south Alabama. The title novella won an Edgar Award. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-688-167403.

    Condition: Very good in fine dust jacket (remainder line, lower edge of textblock bumped.).

    Book ID: 43949
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  • ELEANOR RUSHING. by Friedmann, Patty.
    Friedmann, Patty.
    ELEANOR RUSHING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book, set in New Orleans - a story of a young woman's obsession with a married minister is both a novel of pyschological suspense, and a look at the wilfulness of obsessive love and the power of memory to damage the soul. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 1582430039.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64937
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  • BELUGA. by Gavin, Rick.
    Gavin, Rick.
    BELUGA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second "Delta noir" novel, a sequel to his 'Ranchero', a story of drugs and trouble, 298 pp. ISBN: 978-1250015228.

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

    Book ID: 66390
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  • COUNTING COUP. by Gearino, G. D.
    Gearino, G. D.
    COUNTING COUP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a return both to his Southern roots and to his journalist background, in this portrayal of a bored and cynical newsman who rejects an appeal for help, but finds that maybe he has a second chance. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-684837269.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64566
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  • THE COURTS OF LOVE: Stories. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    THE COURTS OF LOVE: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 18 short stories, the first 9 featuring Nora Jane Whittington, now a happily married mother of twins. The second set of stories have as a common theme the hazards of attempting to revisit and revive old affairs. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-316-314781.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (wrap around advertising band on book, proof of purchase still present on rear flap of dj,)

    Book ID: 75791
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  • THE COURTS OF LOVE: Stories. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    THE COURTS OF LOVE: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 18 short stories, the first 9 featuring Nora Jane Whittington, now a happily married mother of twins. The second set of stories have as a common theme the hazards of attempting to revisit and revive old affairs. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-316-314781.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (proof of purchase still present on rear flap of dj,)

    Book ID: 54795
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  • THE DELIVERANCE: A Romance of the Virginia Tobacco Fields. by Glasgow, Ellen
    Glasgow, Ellen
    THE DELIVERANCE: A Romance of the Virginia Tobacco Fields.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904. Hardcover first edition - This novel, one which focuses on the dispossession of the Southern aristocratic class, both from the defeat of the Confederacy and from the requirement to confront a changing world, was both well-received critically at the time and a best-seller. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and three inserted plates by Frank E. Schoonover. 543 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth covered boards with gilt lettering (previous owner's name, minor wear to the edges.)

    Book ID: 21297
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  • Glasgow, Ellen (1973-1945).
    THE WOMAN WITHIN, an Autobiography.

    Edition: First thus - a hardcover reprint.

    New York: Hill & Wang, 1980. dj. Hardcover - A fascinating work by this Virginia writer, - although it still leaves many questions unanswered - originally published in 1954 (it was not published until after her death at her request.) Index. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-8090-97834.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (slight wear to dj.)

    Book ID: 32198
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  • THE RUNAWAY JURY. by Grisham, John.
    Grisham, John.
    THE RUNAWAY JURY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Doubleday, (1996.) dj. Hardcover - Legal thriller involving a landmark tobacco trial in Biloxi, Mississippi. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-385-472943.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52593
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  • THE BRETHREN. by Grisham, John.
    Grisham, John.
    THE BRETHREN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Legal thriller involving three former judges - one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi - who create a little mail scam that goes awry. 366 pp. ISBN: 0-385-496466.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket. (prev owner's mailing label)

    Book ID: 52595
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  • Grisham, John.
    THE RUNAWAY JURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Legal thriller involving a landmark tobacco trial in Biloxi, Mississippi. 401 pp. ISBN: 0-385-472943.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41784
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  • CROSSED BONES. by Haines, Carolyn.
    Haines, Carolyn.
    CROSSED BONES.

    Edition: First thus- large print edition.

    New York: Random House Large Print, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A mystery from the Mississippi Delta. SIGNED on the title page. 527 pp. ISBN: 0-375-432493.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48277
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  • DEAD OVER HEELS. by Harris, Charlaine.
    Harris, Charlaine.
    DEAD OVER HEELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring part-time librarian, Aurora Teagarden, set in a small Georgia town. SIGNED on the title page. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-7862-09852.

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

    Book ID: 60278
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  • LAST SCENE ALIVE. by Harris, Charlaine.
    Harris, Charlaine.
    LAST SCENE ALIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring part-time librarian, Aurora Teagarden, and true crime writer, Robin Crusoe, set in a small Georgia town. SIGNED on the title page. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-312-262469.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74300
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  • A FOOL AND HIS HONEY. by Harris, Charlaine.
    Harris, Charlaine.
    A FOOL AND HIS HONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring part-time librarian, Aurora Teagarden, set in a small Georgia town. SIGNED on the title page. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-312-203063.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61864
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  • DEAR MISS DEMEANOR by Hess, Joan.
    Hess, Joan.
    DEAR MISS DEMEANOR

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third bibliomystery featuring Claire Malloy, set in Arkansas. SIGNED on the title page. 186 pp. ISBN: 0-312-007027.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65589
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  • THE WIDOW OF THE SOUTH. by Hicks, Robert
    Hicks, Robert
    THE WIDOW OF THE SOUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, based on the true story of Carrie McGavock and the role she played during after the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, in the Civil War. Map frontispiece. 426 pp. ISBN: 0-446-500127.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (address label on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 61381
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  • THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL. by Iles, Greg.
    Iles, Greg.
    THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller set in Natchez, Mississippi, when attorney Penn Cage is now the mayor. "A deep river pit in Natchez, Mississippi, reputed to be the hiding spot for Jean Lafitte's hidden treasure and a dumping ground for numerous murder victims, becomes the site of a dangerous showdown for Cage." SIGNED on the title page. 577 pp. ISBN: 978-0743292511.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the edges of the textblock).

    Book ID: 72030
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  • THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL. by Iles, Greg.
    Iles, Greg.
    THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller set in Natchez, Mississippi, when attorney Penn Cage is now the mayor. "A deep river pit in Natchez, Mississippi, reputed to be the hiding spot for Jean Lafitte's hidden treasure and a dumping ground for numerous murder victims, becomes the site of a dangerous showdown for Cage." 577 pp. ISBN: 978-0743292511.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75829
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