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  • THE BOOKMAKER'S DAUGHTER: A Memory Unbound. by Abbott, Shirley.
    Abbott, Shirley.
    THE BOOKMAKER'S DAUGHTER: A Memory Unbound.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1991). Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, a memoir which is also a journey through family history, feminist insight, and southern mythology. Shirley Jean Abbott grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in the 1940s and 50s, the beloved daughter of Alfred Bemont Abbott, affectionately known as "Hat whose business was taking bets on horse racing. But he also loved to read, and he passed that love on to his daughter. xxi, 290 pp. ISBN: 0-899195180.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81557
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  • Allen, James Lane.
    THE HEROINE IN BRONZE, or A Portrait of a Girl, A Pastoral of the City.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan. 1912. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Very good + - attractive cover with bust of a young woman in a gold medallion on the front cover (light shelfwear, mild bumping to lower corners, signs of erasure on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 2988
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  • Allen, James Lane.
    THE METTLE OF THE PASTURE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan. 1903. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth, gilt top edge, gold lettering. Slight spine slant, wear to edges.

    Book ID: 8455
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  • Alther, Lisa
    ORIGINAL SINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Tennessee-born author's second novel, the story of 5 children - 4 white, and 1 black - growing up in a small town in the South of the fifties, sixties and seventies, a time of tumultous change. ISBN: 0-394-516850.

    Condition: Good in a good dustjacket (corners bumped, some staining to edge of dj, short closed tears.)

    Book ID: 14267
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  • Alther, Lisa
    ORIGINAL SINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Tennessee-born author's second novel, the story of 5 children - 4 white, and 1 black - growing up in a small town in the South of the fifties, sixties and seventies, a time of tumultous change. ISBN: 0-394-516850.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27153
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  • Anderson, Barbara Tunnell.
    THE DAYS GROW COLD.

    Edition: Literary Guild edition.

    New York Macmillan, (c.1941.) dj. Hardcover - Set in the deep South, story of an artist and of a lost age of glamour, as seen through the eyes of an 11 year old girl.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good dust jacket.( several closed tears to dj, prev owners name)

    Book ID: 28185
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  • THE SHERMANS OF MANNERVILLE. by Ansell, Jack.
    Ansell, Jack.
    THE SHERMANS OF MANNERVILLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which reveals the life of a Louisiana town, one near the Arkansas and Mississippi border - a town where people live in fine houses and in shacks, where some belong to the country club and others drink at Snake's Bar. - and also the story of a remarkable Jewish family who lived in that town. 346 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82046
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  • JELLY. by Ansell, Jack.
    Ansell, Jack.
    JELLY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel - "concerning a man of God (a devout, middle-aged rabbi, married and respectable) and his worldly obsession (a teen-aged girl named Jelly who knows what she wants)" Set in Dallas and New Orleans. 221 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black boards with a red cloth spine in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82058
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  • EGRETS TO THE FLAMES by Anton, Barbara.
    Anton, Barbara.
    EGRETS TO THE FLAMES

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Ipswich, MA: Oceanview Publishing, (2007). First edition - A family saga by this award winning writer, published posthumously. It opens with a flock of egrets diving into South Florida sugar cane fires in the early 1980s. "Hampton, the tough-talking but well-intentioned patriarch of the family sugar cane plantation Hampton House, near Belle Glade, feuds with the local environmentalists and cane cutters' union to keep his lucrative enterprise thriving as he struggles to hold together his dysfunctional family."(Publisher's Weekly) Includes vivid scenes of harvesting and processing the sugar cane and the hot subtropical setting, as well as of the continuing destruction of the environment and the exploitation of the workers - many Jamaican - in a world where growers, politicians…

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    Ipswich, MA: Oceanview Publishing, (2007). First edition - A family saga by this award winning writer, published posthumously. It opens with a flock of egrets diving into South Florida sugar cane fires in the early 1980s. "Hampton, the tough-talking but well-intentioned patriarch of the family sugar cane plantation Hampton House, near Belle Glade, feuds with the local environmentalists and cane cutters' union to keep his lucrative enterprise thriving as he struggles to hold together his dysfunctional family."(Publisher's Weekly) Includes vivid scenes of harvesting and processing the sugar cane and the hot subtropical setting, as well as of the continuing destruction of the environment and the exploitation of the workers - many Jamaican - in a world where growers, politicians and lobbyists reap millions. Promotional card laid in. 301 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85704
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  • DIXIE RISING: How the South Is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture. by Applebome, Peter.
    Applebome, Peter.
    DIXIE RISING: How the South Is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is even more true now than when it was written. The author "argues that the South is the region which is increasingly defining the whole United States. The roots of the major national debates on conservative politics, race, guns and states' rights are in the South - debates which the South once was losing, but has now reshaped. In a chapter on George Wallace, he traces the 1994 Republican take-over of Congress back to Wallace's racially charged campaigns that lost the white South for the Democratic party, changing the American political landscape. Applebome makes race the central issue, but also explores other southern influences like country…

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    New York: Crown, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is even more true now than when it was written. The author "argues that the South is the region which is increasingly defining the whole United States. The roots of the major national debates on conservative politics, race, guns and states' rights are in the South - debates which the South once was losing, but has now reshaped. In a chapter on George Wallace, he traces the 1994 Republican take-over of Congress back to Wallace's racially charged campaigns that lost the white South for the Democratic party, changing the American political landscape. Applebome makes race the central issue, but also explores other southern influences like country music and Southern Baptism." SIGNED on the half title page. Photographs, notes on sources, bibliography, index. xii, 385 pp. ISBN: 0-812926536.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79114
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  • Arnold, George.
    GROWING UP SIMPLE: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950's.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format) Revised edition.

    Austin, TX: Eakin Press, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Although described as 'a novel' the author admits that these interconnected stories of a boyhood in Waco and Austin, Texas in the 1950's are partly true. Foreword by Liz Carpenter. Sticker on front cover noting it was the winner of the 2003 Independent BookPublishers Award. SIGNED on the half title page by the author.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 29614
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  • Arnold, George.
    GROWING UP SIMPLE: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950's.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format) Revised edition.

    Austin, TX: Eakin Press, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Although described as 'a novel' the author admits that these interconnected stories of a boyhood in Waco and Austin, Texas in the 1950's are partly true. Foreword by Liz Carpenter. Sticker on front cover noting it was the winner of the 2003 Independent BookPublishers Award.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the half title page by the author. Fine (a new copy) Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 30013
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  • Arnold, Janis
    DAUGHTERS OF MEMORY

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. dj. Hardcover - The author's first book, the story of two sisters in a small town in Texas caught up in a bitter family rivalry, as they try to come to terms with their different memories of their childhood. ISBN: 0-945575-688.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 20871
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  • Arnold, Janis
    DAUGHTERS OF MEMORY

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. First edition - The author's first book, the story of two sisters in a small town in Texas caught up in a bitter family rivalry, as they try to come to terms with their different memories of their childhood. Photograph of the author laid in.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 20873
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  • EXCUSE ME FOR ASKING. by Arnold, Janis
    Arnold, Janis
    EXCUSE ME FOR ASKING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Texas born author, the story of an unlikely but strong friendship between two women, a friendship starting as freshmen roommates in college. 351 pp. ISBN: 1565120574.

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

    Book ID: 55542
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  • POEMS OF HERE AND THERE. by Austin, Grace Jewett.
    Austin, Grace Jewett.
    POEMS OF HERE AND THERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, TX: Story Book Press, (1948.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slim collection of poety, many telling stories of Texas and the South, others inspired by Austin's wide-ranging travels. The front cover of the dust jacket has a photograph of Austin and her daughter, with a St Bernard dog between them, in Switzerland in 1934, with a reference to one of the poems in this book ("Old Moritz.") Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1947.

    Condition: Near fine in a fair only dust jacket with many chips and edgewear.

    Book ID: 42741
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  • MISS HICKORY. by Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Ruth Gannett.
    Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Ruth Gannett.
    MISS HICKORY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1946 (1947) dj. Hardcover - A very early printing of this delightful story of a little wooden doll, winner of the Newbery Award in 1947. "When Great-granny Brown packed up and moved to the Women's City Club in Boston, Miss Hickory was faced with the problem of spending a severe New Hampshire winter alone. This might not have been so bad if Miss Hickory had not been a country woman whose body was an apple-wood twig and whose head was a hickory nut. This is the story of how she suvived those months, in the company of neighbors like Crow, Bull Frog, Ground Hog, and a host of others." Illustrated throughout with charming lithographs by Ruth Gannett. 123 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket with some overall rubbing and wear, price-clipped.

    Book ID: 75413
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  • THE FENNEL FAMILY PAPERS. by Baldwin, William P.
    Baldwin, William P.
    THE FENNEL FAMILY PAPERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning author's second novel set in South Caroline, "a wickedly funny academic satire, grafted onto a manic plot featuring murder, madness, incest, a ghost and spirit possession. Ambitious, reclusive history professor Paul Danvers, desperate to achieve tenure, starts an affair with his student, Ginny Fennel, in order to gain access to the private papers of her notorious family, lighthouse keepers since the American Revolution, whose ancestors include slave dealers, black marketers and adventurers." A book which takes "publish or perish" literally. 284 pp. ISBN: 1-565120698.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82178
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  • SOLDIER'S JOY. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    SOLDIER'S JOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - His 6th book, set in his native Tennessee in the early 1970's. 465 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-8368.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 41403
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  • ZERO db AND OTHER STORIES. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    ZERO db AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bell's fourth book and first collection of short stories, some set in New York City, others in the South and Montana. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-4893.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41319
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  • NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009. by Bell, Madison Smartt, editor. Tayari Jones, signed.
    Bell, Madison Smartt, editor. Tayari Jones, signed.
    NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - The 24th volume in this series, featuring the best short stories published during the year either by Southern writers or about the US South. Introduction by Madison Smartt Bell. SIGNED by Tayari Jones at her story "Something Blue." Also includes stories by Wendell Berry, Kelly Cherry, Jill McCorkle, Pinckney Benedict and more. Each story is followed by brief biographical notes on the author and a comment by the author about the genesis of the story. Appendices including lists of magazines consulted and a complete list of the stories in previous volumes. 357 pp.

    Condition: Fine in royal blue wrappers. Uncommon both as an advance issue and signed.

    Book ID: 57285
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  • NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009. by Bell, Madison Smartt, editor. Tayari Jones, signed.
    Bell, Madison Smartt, editor. Tayari Jones, signed.
    NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - The 24th volume in this series, featuring the best short stories published during the year either by Southern writers or about the US South. Introduction by Madison Smartt Bell. SIGNED by Tayari Jones at her story "Something Blue." Also includes stories by Wendell Berry, Kelly Cherry, Jill McCorkle, Pinckney Benedict and more. Each story is followed by brief biographical notes on the author and a comment by the author about the genesis of the story. Appendices including lists of magazines consulted and a complete list of the stories in previous volumes. 357 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in royal blue wrappers (minor wear to covers). Uncommon both as an advance issue and signed.

    Book ID: 77669
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  • Betts, Doris
    THE SCARLET THREAD

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel (third book) by this Southern writer. Set in the Carolina piedmont in 1897, the year plans are launched to bring a cotton mill to backwater Greenway.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, overall good condition in a very good unmarked dustjacket. A hard-to-find early book by a writer who is not nearly as appreciated as her writing merits.

    Book ID: 23000
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  • SOULS RAISED FROM THE DEAD. by Betts, Doris.
    Betts, Doris.
    SOULS RAISED FROM THE DEAD.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994 dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of "the slow death of a beloved child" in a Southern family. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-679-426213.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 14690
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  • SOULS RAISED FROM THE DEAD. by Betts, Doris.
    Betts, Doris.
    SOULS RAISED FROM THE DEAD.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of "the slow death of a beloved child" in a Southern family. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-679-426213.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55987
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  • Betts, Doris.
    THE ASTRONOMER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - A wonderful collection of seven short stories and a novella, set in North Carolina where Betts grew up. A rather difficult to find title by this author.

    Condition: Very good+ in a like dustjacket (light edgewear, crease on front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 14780
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  • Bingham, Sallie.
    SMALL VICTORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Zoland, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the 1950's this is the story of two sisters who live together in a small Southern town. ISBN: 0-944072-20-8.

    Condition: Very good in a like dustjacket (prev owner's stamp, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 16527
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  • Bingham, Sallie.
    SMALL VICTORIES.

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

    Cambridge, MA: Zoland, 1992. First edition - Set in the 1950's this is the story of two sisters who live together in a small Southern town. ISBN: 0-944072-25-9.

    Condition: Very good condition.

    Book ID: 16528
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  • Bingham, Sallie.
    THE TOUCHING HAND and Six Short Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Ex-library with usual pocket, stamps, etc. in a very good unmarked dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16529
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  • Bingham, Sallie.
    SMALL VICTORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Zoland, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the 1950's this is the story of two sisters who live together in a small Southern town. ISBN: 0-944072-20-8.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to corner of dj flap.)

    Book ID: 15792
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