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  • MOON MADNESS. by Abel, E. L.
    Abel, E. L.
    MOON MADNESS.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Fawcett, (1976). First edition - "Incredible Facts About the Influence of the Moon on Man and Other Earth Beings." A discussion of the myths about the moon and its influence on man - including topics like suicide and murder rates, maternity, the growth of plants, lycanthropy (the werewolf syndrome) and more. Illustrated with small chapter headings. Bibliography. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-449-136973.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages, some wear to the covers, straight spine)

    Book ID: 63347
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  • THE YEAR OF SILENCE. by Bell, Madison Smartt
    Bell, Madison Smartt
    THE YEAR OF SILENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, SIGNED on the title page. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-4907.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (creasing and wear to the upper edge of the rather fragile dustjacket.)

    Book ID: 52317
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  • Bojunga Nunes, Lygia.
    MY FRIEND THE PAINTER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel for older children by this Brazilian writer who has won many awards for her work, including the international Hans Christian Anderson Award. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero. Illustrated by Christopher DeLorenzo. ISBN: 0-15-2563407.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (rem mark)

    Book ID: 17650
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  • THE NEW YORKER: October 13, 2003. by Byatt, A. S., Philip Levine and others, contributors.
    Byatt, A. S., Philip Levine and others, contributors.
    THE NEW YORKER: October 13, 2003.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Conde Nast, 2003. First edition - Features articles by David Remnick and Elizabeth Colbert, full-color comic strip by Aileen and R. Crumb, a short story by A. S. Byatt, poetry by Philip Levine and Paul Muldoon, book, movie and theater reviews, cartoons, advertisements and more. Cover by Anita Kunz. 84 pp.

    Condition: Very good (small peeled spot on front cover from removal of mailing label, upper corner lightly creased.)

    Book ID: 52053
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  • MAKE ME. by Child, Lee.
    Child, Lee.
    MAKE ME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 20th Jack Reacher novel - one which begins with him wondering why a town in the middle of grain fields in the midwest was called "Mother's Rest." 402 pp. ISBN: 9780804178778.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66882
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  • ST MICHAEL'S SCALES. by Connelly, Neil.
    Connelly, Neil.
    ST MICHAEL'S SCALES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2002) dj. First edition - Author's first novel - the story of a 16 year old boy who has spent his life feeling guilty because his twin brother had died shortly after birth. Han Nolan called this debut novel 'sad, tragic, yet beautiful.' 309 pp. ISBN: 0-439-194458.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65392
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  • ABOUT A MOUNTAIN. by D'Agata, John.
    D'Agata, John.
    ABOUT A MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief but provocative collection of essays, triggered by a move to Las Vegas one summer: D'Agata "begins to follow a story about the federal governmentÕs plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a place called Yucca Mountain, a desert range near the city of Las Vegas" and winds up with a re-examination of the future of human life. Notes. 236 pp. ISBN: 978-0393068184.

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

    Book ID: 66415
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  • THE HOLLOW MAN. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    THE HOLLOW MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reno, NV: Delta-West Publishing, Inc, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A successful business - commuting to San Francisco in his BMW - sees a young woman whom he had earlier glimpsed in passing, jumping to her death from the Bay Bridge, and finds his life totally upended as a result. SIGNED on the front endpaper. While Dokey's short stories have been highly praised and widely anthologized, this is his first full-length novel. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-9628923-43.

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

    Book ID: 45870
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  • THE HOLLOW MAN. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    THE HOLLOW MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reno, NV: Delta-West Publishing, Inc, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A successful business - commuting to San Francisco in his BMW - sees a young woman whom he had earlier glimpsed in passing, jumping to her death from the Bay Bridge, and finds his life totally upended as a result. Warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. While Dokey's short stories have been highly praised and widely anthologized, this is his first full-length novel. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-9628923-43.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60432
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  • Freeman, Walter, M.D.
    THE PSYCHIATRIST: Personalities and Patterns

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & London: Grune & Stratton, (1968). Hardcover first edition - A look at the human side of psychiatrists - the first section focuses on psychiatrists as critics of pyschiatry, while others look at the discovers, the theorists, the dynasties. Includes a detailed look at two Philadelphia clinicians - Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813, and S. Weir Mitchell, 1829-1913. Photographs, index. x, 293 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in green cloth in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 76875
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  • KEEPER OF THE NIGHT. by Holt, Kimberly Willis.
    Holt, Kimberly Willis.
    KEEPER OF THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young adult novel by this award-winning writer, set on the island of Guam (where the author lived for 2 years as a fifth and sixth grader), this is a story about a young girl's struggle to protect her family after her mother's suicide hits home. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-805063617.

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

    Book ID: 72921
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  • A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE. by Hutchins, Scott.
    Hutchins, Scott.
    A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in San Francisco and the high tech world of Silicon Valley, where an attempt is being made to create a computer not just with artificial intelligence, but actually sentient. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-1594205057.

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

    Book ID: 67187
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  • A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE. by Hutchins, Scott.
    Hutchins, Scott.
    A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in San Francisco and the high tech world of Silicon Valley, where an attempt is being made to create a computer not just with artificial intelligence, but actually sentient., INSCRIBED on the title page. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-1594205057.

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

    Book ID: 62816
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  • HOLD STILL. by LaCour, Nina.
    LaCour, Nina.
    HOLD STILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, described by Gayle Forman as "the truest depiction of the aching, gaping hole left in the wake of a suicide that I have ever read." Illustrated by Mia Nolting. SIGNED on the title page by the author and dated in the year of publication. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-525-421556.

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

    Book ID: 45747
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  • Landau, Elaine.
    DEATH: EveryoneÕs Heritage.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Messner, 1977. dj. An uncommon study - includes discussion of euthanasia, suicide, cryonics and more. Written for older children or young adults. Index. 128 pages.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj. A tight clean copy with very few markings.

    Book ID: 13174
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  • REMEMBER ME. by Lipsett, Suzanne.
    Lipsett, Suzanne.
    REMEMBER ME.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Southern California, this is a story told in a series of portraits of each member of the Jacobs family, who have been shut out from memories of their dead mother by the grief and bitterness of their father. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-916515982.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72925
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  • McCarthy, Mary.
    HOW I GREW

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's candid and intimate memoir which focuses on eight formative years of her life, from age 13 to 21, from high school through college. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. Includes biographical glossary of some of the figures mentioned in the book, 278 pp. ISBN: 0-151421935.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33798
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  • THE IMITATION GAME: Alan Turing Decoded. by Ottaviani, Jim; Leland Purvis, illustrator.
    Ottaviani, Jim; Leland Purvis, illustrator.
    THE IMITATION GAME: Alan Turing Decoded.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Abrams Comic Arts, (2016). First edition - A graphic novel which is "a factually detailed account of Turing's life and groundbreaking research: His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis [but he] was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for his openly gay lifestyle. His innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world." This advance edition is illustrated in black and white (except inside the covers) Bibliography, 234 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66710
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  • [Plath, Sylvia.] Butscher, Edward.
    SYLVIA PLATH: Method and Madness.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1977.). The first full biography of the gifted poet Sylvia Plath, whose life was cut short by her suicide at the age of thirty. Photographs, notes, index. 443 pp. ISBN: 0-671-809326.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages, light spine creases.)

    Book ID: 43096
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  • VISITS FROM THE DROWNED GIRL. by Sherrill, Steven.
    Sherrill, Steven.
    VISITS FROM THE DROWNED GIRL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - "what do you do when you see someone die?" - for Benny, who sees a lot from the tops of the towers where he repairs high tension lines, the answer is nothing. SIGNED on the title page. 241 pp. ISBN: 1400061520.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61544
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  • THE MEMORY OF A LIGHT. by Stork, Francisco.
    Stork, Francisco.
    THE MEMORY OF A LIGHT.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2017). Inspired by the author's own experience of depression, this is a young adult novel which focuses not on the events leading up to a suicide attempt, but on how to recover from one - how to go on living when life does not seem worthwhile. 325 pp plus author's note and a preview of his new novel 'Disappeared.'. ISBN: 978-1338032963.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 74541
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