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  • NEW ORLEANS STORIES: Great Writers on the City. by [Anthology, signed] Miller, John and Genevieve Anderson, editors. Ishmael Reed, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Miller, John and Genevieve Anderson, editors. Ishmael Reed, signed
    NEW ORLEANS STORIES: Great Writers on the City.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1992). SIGNED first edition - Includes selections by twenty-two writers, from the past and present, including Walker Percy, Anne Rice, Lafcadio Hearn, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Truman Capote, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and more. Introduction by Andrei Codrescu. SIGNED by Ishmael Reed at his contribution, an excerpt from Mumbo Jumbo. vii, 217 pp. ISBN: 0-811844943.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps..

    Book ID: 76104
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  • A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD: Short Fictions. by Bocock, Maclin.
    Bocock, Maclin.
    A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD: Short Fictions.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Zoland Books, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first major collection of this award-winning writer's work - in her introduction Hoffman notes that Bocock is a writer who "has long been admired by other writers." Spanning over half a century, this collection of twelve short stories and one novalle introduces readers to Bocock's powerfully assured and accomplished short fiction. These are stories of courageous women facing crises of identity, oppression, and betrayal. The first five are set in the South where Bocock was born and raised. Introduction by Alice Hoffman. SIGNED on the bottom of the title page by Alice Hoffman, and uncommon thus. 246 pp. ISBN: 1-581950004.

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

    Book ID: 80875
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  • STORIES FROM THE BLUE MOON CAFE: Anthology of Southern Writers. by Brewer, Sonny, editor; Tom Cocoran, Suzanne Hudson, Tom Kelly, Brad Watson and others, signed.
    Brewer, Sonny, editor; Tom Cocoran, Suzanne Hudson, Tom Kelly, Brad Watson and others, signed.
    STORIES FROM THE BLUE MOON CAFE: Anthology of Southern Writers.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McAdam / Cage, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes contributions by thirty Southern writers - mostly stories, but also some essays and a poem - edited and with an introduction by Sonny Brewer. SIGNED by NINE authors: by Brewer on the half title page and by Tom Cocoran, Suzanne Hudson, Sidney Thompson, Jennifer Paddock, Frank Turner Hollon,Tom Kelly, Brad Watson, and one other on the front endpaper. Other contributors inclued Marlin Barton, Rick Bragg, Jill Conner Browne, C. Terry Cline, Pat Conroy, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, William Gay, Winston Groom, Melinda Haynes, Steve Yarbrough and more. Notes on contributors. 351 pp. ISBN: 1-931561095.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85595
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  • WILDWOOD FLOWER: Poems. by Byer, Kathryn Stripling.
    Byer, Kathryn Stripling.
    WILDWOOD FLOWER: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - 1992 Lamont Poetry selection (judges were Lucille Clifton, Jorie Graham and Robert Morgan.) Although the author says she was born in the flatlands of southwest Georgia, she was drawn to the mountains where her grandmother was born and this collection contains narrative poems written in the fictional voice of a woman around the early 1900s, inspired by the ballads and the lives of the Blue Ridge mountain women in North Carolina. Praise from Mary Oliver, Fred Chappel, Lee Smith and others. 52 pp. ISBN: 0-807117706.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (small name and date on lower corner of front endpaper).

    Book ID: 66139
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  • AMIGOLAND. by Casares, Oscar.
    Casares, Oscar.
    AMIGOLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Texas author's first novel, following a highly praised collection of short stories. Two feisty aging brothers and their housekeeper take a road trip to Mexico, to their past and into the history of their family. 357 pp. ISBN: 9780316159692.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of crinkling to the dj)

    Book ID: 67556
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  • THE PORTABLE FITZGERALD, (Viking Portable Library Series #14) by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (selected by Dorothy Parker, introduction by John O'Hara.)
    Fitzgerald, F. Scott (selected by Dorothy Parker, introduction by John O'Hara.)
    THE PORTABLE FITZGERALD, (Viking Portable Library Series #14)

    Edition: First printing (stated September 1945)

    New York: The Viking Press, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes the complete text of 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Tender is the Night' and a selection of nine of his short stories. Compiled by his friend Dorothy Parker and with an introduction by John O'Hara. At the time this was published, Fitzgerald was once again just beginning to be recognized as a major American writer. Viking Portable Library #14. xix, 835 pp. Small format.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth (front edge slightly bumped) in good only example of the fragile dust jacket. (overall edgewear to dj, short tear to side of spine of dj, chipping to top of dj, price of 2.00 still present, lists through #15 on back cover)

    Book ID: 86849
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  • ELLEN FOSTER. by Gibbons, Kaye.
    Gibbons, Kaye.
    ELLEN FOSTER.

    Edition: 6th printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's very highly praised first book, a small gem of a book which tells the story of "old Ellen" (as she calls herself), a very wise 11 year old. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1989. 146 pp. . ISBN: 0-912697-52.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58172
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  • HOW I SHED MY SKIN: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood. by Grimsley, Jim
    Grimsley, Jim
    HOW I SHED MY SKIN: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2015). First edition - A moving memoir by this acclaimed novelist - "Grimsley was eleven years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town was first integrated. Until then, blacks and whites didnt sit next to one another in a public space or eat in the same restaurants, and they certainly didnt go to school together.. . What he did not realize until he began to meet these new students was just how deeply ingrained his own prejudices were and how those prejudices had developed in him despite the fact that prior to starting sixth grade, he…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2015). First edition - A moving memoir by this acclaimed novelist - "Grimsley was eleven years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town was first integrated. Until then, blacks and whites didnt sit next to one another in a public space or eat in the same restaurants, and they certainly didnt go to school together.. . What he did not realize until he began to meet these new students was just how deeply ingrained his own prejudices were and how those prejudices had developed in him despite the fact that prior to starting sixth grade, he had actually never known any black people. Now, more than forty years later, he looks back at that school and those times - remembering his own first real encounters with black children and their culture." Booklist called this "a beautifully written coming-of-age recollection from the era of racial desegregation." 275 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88104
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  • HIGH LONESOME. by Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    Hannah, Barry (1942-2010)
    HIGH LONESOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen short stories - "darkly comic, fiercely tragic and always strikingly original." SIGNED on the title page. Hannah received the Pen/Faulkner award for short fiction, and this collection, the last to be published during his lifetime, was nominated for the Pulitzer. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-871136686.

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

    Book ID: 68372
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  • PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT. by Hughes, M. E.
    Hughes, M. E.
    PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the 1960s in the cane fields and among the old families of Belmont Parish, Louisiana. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-670824011.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69350
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  • CLEAR SPRINGS: A Memoir. by Mason, Bobbie Ann.
    Mason, Bobbie Ann.
    CLEAR SPRINGS: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A memoir by this award-winning author which tells her own story, and the story of the Kentucky farm family, the Masons of Clear Springs, which she grew up in. It takes us back to recapture a way of life that has all but disappeared, but it also tells the story of how a "misfit girl who dreamed of distant places grew up in the forties, fifties, and sixties, and fulfilled her ambition to be a writer." SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. xi, 298 pp. ISBN: 0-679449256.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80988
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  • SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell. by [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury
    [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury
    SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, (1991). Hardcover first edition - Biography of the author of "Gone With the Wind" - one which explores how her Southern upbringing, in which she was imbued from childhood with tales of the Civil War, affected the novel. Overall a sympathetic and perceptive look at a woman who in many ways defied the cultural expectations of her time. Photographs. Notes, index. xix, 533 pp. ISBN: 0-195052765.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70230
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  • THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SHELBY FOOTE AND WALKER PERCY. by [Percy, Walker and Foote, Shelby] Tolson, Jay, editor.
    [Percy, Walker and Foote, Shelby] Tolson, Jay, editor.
    THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SHELBY FOOTE AND WALKER PERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: W W Norton & Co / Center for Documentary Studies, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Letters between these two Mississippi writers, friends since their teenage years, which began in the late 1940s and continued until Percy's death in 1990. "Jay Tolson has selected, edited, and annotated the letters of these two remarkable writers to shed light on their relationship and their literary careers." Illustrated with photographs, index. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-393317684.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88430
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  • BEAUTY IN THE HEART Including MEET ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE, by Frank S Mead. by Rutledge, Archibald Hamilton (1883-17973).
    Rutledge, Archibald Hamilton (1883-17973).
    BEAUTY IN THE HEART Including MEET ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE, by Frank S Mead.

    Edition: Fourth printing.

    Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, (1953) dj. Hardcover - A brief book by this journalist, educator and the first poet-laureate of South Carolina, from 1934-1973, on the different forms beauty can take - the beauty born in storms, in friendship, in loyalty and more - preceded by a 16 page appreciation by Frank S. Mead. 63 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket. (several small chips and edgewear to the dj, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 84067
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  • FERAL, NORTH CAROLINA 1965. by Saraceno, June Sylvester.
    Saraceno, June Sylvester.
    FERAL, NORTH CAROLINA 1965.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Atlanta: SFK Press/ Southern Fried Karma, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a coming-of-age story - "Ten-year-old Willie Mae doesn't just live near the town of Feral; she's a bit feral herself. Spending her days eavesdropping, exploring on her bike, and avoiding her brutish big brother, she's determined to uncover the secrets adults are clearly trying to keep from her. Raised in a Holy Roller family, Willie discovers bleak realities and heart-wrenching lessons that shake her to the core of her soul." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 119 pp. ISBN: 978-1970137811.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88257
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  • ORACLE AT STONELEIGH COURT by Taylor, Peter
    Taylor, Peter
    ORACLE AT STONELEIGH COURT

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of shorter pieces by this Pulitzer prize winning author. Includes a novella, 10 stories and three one-act plays. set mostly in early 20th-century Tennessee, St Louis and North Carolina. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-701160020.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages found in UK editions)

    Book ID: 83164
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  • WAS HUCK BLACK? Mark Twain and African-American Voices. by [Twain, Mark] Fishkin,Shelley Fisher.
    [Twain, Mark] Fishkin,Shelley Fisher.
    WAS HUCK BLACK? Mark Twain and African-American Voices.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study on how African American voices, folklore and rhetorical traditions of his time influenced Twain's writing, and especially the character of Huck Finn. Extensive notes, works cited, index. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-195082141.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42584
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  • WAS HUCK BLACK? Mark Twain and African-American Voices. by [Twain, Mark] Fishkin,Shelley Fisher.
    [Twain, Mark] Fishkin,Shelley Fisher.
    WAS HUCK BLACK? Mark Twain and African-American Voices.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover - A study on how African American voices, folklore and rhetorical traditions of his time influenced Twain's writing, and especially the character of Huck Finn. Extensive notes, works cited, index. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-195082141.

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

    Book ID: 88682
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