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The Shallow Man [*SIGNED*]

By: Felske, Coerte V.W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15548

ISBN: 0-517-70035-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy with just the slightest bit of wear at base of spine; jacket shows faint surface wear, very minor wrinkling along top edge]. INSCRIBED humorously and rather extravagantly (covering the whole page) and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. The story of Nick Laws, hand model and party promoter. "Nick's world is a social network run by Thing, his generic name for gorgeous fashion models and other beautiful women. ... an elusive but fascinating arena populated by Bookers, Dromes, Donuts, Civilians, Snappers, 4B Girls, Guy, and, of course, Thing -- a world of fas... View more info

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Night People

By: Gifford, Barry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1992

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 15352

ISBN: 0-8021-1538-1

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, tight/clean/unread, no discernible wear; jacket a tiny bit rubbed on the rear panel]. Four related novellas comprising a "road map of the American nightmare." The book "reaches even deeper into the vision of our world that Barry Gifford has painted in his earlier novels, and its pure light is often shocking. Yet no matter how odd, innocent, evil, or downright unearthly his characters are, Gifford dives into their souls, finds the truth of their lives, and delivers it to us with the energy and economy of a Picasso ink drawing." (All right, fine, but are we a... View more info

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Sisters

By: Goodwin, Suzanne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1984)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 12702

ISBN: 0-312-72748-8

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket shows minor wear at a couple of corners, small closed tear at bottom front hinge]. "A novel of love and war in the classic tradition, [this book] is a brilliant and penetrating work set in England during the Second World War. Americans, New Zealanders, Free French -- they were all attracted to the Tyrrell girls. Ostensibly free spirits, the three sisters longed for an end to the miseries of wartime; for a day when there would be no rationing and no blackouts, no terrifying nights huddled under the table -- no agonized waiting fo... View more info

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Benjamin grabbed his Glicken and ran: an autobiography

By: Gordon, Fred

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11761

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[solid copy, light soiling to covers and page edges, black remainder stripe on top edge; jacket shows light surface/edge wear, very minor chipping at spine ends, some creasing to both flaps]. "This first novel introduces a young writer whose imagination offers a unique literary and visceral experience," and purports to be the autobiography of one "Benjamin Hackett -- frightening, fascinating, dangerous, lovable, a twenty-three-year-old living on the edge of madness -- [who] tries to explore the most remote corners of his mind." His instrument is his notebooks, in which he ... View more info

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Sheepshagger

By: Griffiths, Niall

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 11997

ISBN: 0-312-30073-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, one single page has short diagonal crease at top corner, NO remainder or other marks; jacket shows itsy-bitsy traces of edgewear here and there]. "This is the story of Ianto: the feral, inarticulate, inbred, ignoble savage; haunter of mountains, killer of innocents, Ianto is a sheepshagger -- a yokel, a Welsh redneck. But Ianto is also a seer, a visionary -- the genius loci -- who comprehends nature with a Blakean intensity, and is at one with the world he lives in: the moss and lichen, the lamb and the raven, the summit and the scree. Robbed of his ancestral hom... View more info

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Something of Courage

By: Guglielmino, Terese S.F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Courage Publishing, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8196

ISBN: 0-9619205-0-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, just very slight wear to book and jacket]. A novel of the 1960's, apparently self-published, by a woman who (it sez here) "grew up in San Francisco in those incredible days chronicled in this novel [and] is one of those battered by the events of 60s and 70s ( which is to say that she is an American)." Although this very wordy book appears to be very much like a stream-of-consciousness journal, the author denies that it's autobiographical, claiming instead that the protagonist is "who she would like to have been." View more info

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No Sanctuary

By: Harriott, Ted

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1983

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 13003

ISBN: 0-436-19108-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [good solid copy, light shelfwear, faint dust-soiling to top edge, very light bumping to top corners; jacket moderately edgeworn, one tiny tear at top of rear panel]. Third novel by this journalist (who is also a poet, librettist, and author of children's books) whose first book, "Keep on Running," was the 1980 David Higham Award winner for best first novel. In this tale of the "Troubles," the protagonist, Michael Sullivan, becomes obsessed with the legend of the Black Irishman, "the wildest of the wild boys, the one the girls can't resist and the men hav... View more info

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From an Inland Sea [*SIGNED*]

By: Harsent, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12069

ISBN: 0-670-80395-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[one very light spot on top edge, otherwise just the faintest bit of shelfwear; jacket shows some uneven fading to front panel, spine sunned]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the colophon page (preceding the title page), and additionally SIGNED above his printed name on the title page itself. The novel, the first by this writer (better known as a poet), "charts the progress of an obsession. We first encounter the novel's protagonists during one of their frequent trips abroad, and at once they become strikingly present to the reader: he clever, heated, questioning; she cool, success... View more info

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I Killed Hemingway [*SIGNED*]

By: Henderson, William McCranor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6502

ISBN: 0-312-08816-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[tight, unread copy, bottom of spine slightly bumped; mild surface wear to jacket]. SIGNED by the author on the title page (signature only, no inscription). Signed by Author View more info

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Stark Raving Elvis

By: Henderson, William McCranor

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9837

ISBN: 0-525-24264-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [tight clean copy, very minor shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket has minor wrinkling at bottom of front panel, otherwise flawless except for price-clipping]. The author's first novel, about the Elvis impersonator to end all Elvis impersonators, and his rise to the pinnacle of a very strange world. "The conclusion is a veritable orgy of Elvis worship: the colossal Battle of the Elvises, where the cream of the world's would-be Elvises vie to become the New King of Rock 'n' Roll and where [the protagonist's] madness explodes like a bomb." View more info

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Brother Holyfield [*SIGNED*]

By: Higginbotham, Jay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas-Hull & Co.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8960

ISBN: 0-913208-01-9

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, with some wear to cloth at top/bottom edges; jacket clean and bright, with just a couple of tiny edge-tears]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author (in 1999) on the ffep. Novel about a Southern Baptist preacher in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Signed by Author View more info

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Meeting for Burial

By: Hitchman, Janet

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1968

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 11723

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[good solid copy, bottom corners lightly bumped; jacket a tiny bit dog-eared at top of spine]. Novel set against the background of a Quaker community, examining the life of Mildred Moore through the narrative device of remembrances at her funeral service. "What was the meaning of Mildred Moore's work in France during the First World War, in Russia during the famine of the twenties, in Depression-torn mining villages of Wales? Had she loved herself more than God's people? Was her goodness preferable to another's evil? Such questions bedevil the minds of those come to mourn. With love, ... View more info

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The Buddy System

By: Hoffman, Michael

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2109

ISBN: 0-03-085994-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[trace of exterior wear to book; jacket folded onto book slightly off-center, wrinkling at top of rear flap, no tears or chips]. "Nobody but Buddy Solloway, the disaffected, flip, ironic, and blackly funny hero of Michael Hoffman's first novel, could cram so much into one summer -- the summer between high school and college. He manages to get into trouble with the black gang that hangs around the neighborhood drugstore where he works; to have a fling with a friend's mother who then kills herslef; and, when he rejects his parents and their middle-class lives, to fall completely out of the n... View more info

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Our Only May Amelia [*SIGNED*]

By: Holm, Jennifer L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10594

ISBN: 0-06-027822-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, very light abrasion on top edge near spine; jacket has a tiny dampstain at top of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The title character in this, the author's first novel (inspired by the diary of her Finnish-American grandaunt), "is the only girl ever born on the Nasel River -- A Real Miracle, her family says. And with seven brothers she believes it. Most of the time she forgets that she's a girl, like when she wears her overalls to go fishing with Wilbert or helps Uncle Aarno and the boys make the fishing nets." 2000 Newbery Hon... View more info

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A Dream of Silence

By: Jewell, Bruce and Wanda

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12737

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, very light wear at extremities; jacket shows just a trace of wear at a few corners]. Novel about a "half-breed" boy, Jamie, who "lives in an average American suburb, loves his mother, idolizes his father, and is appealing and normal in every way. Except that he refuses to talk," except to an invisible companion, Mr. Bow, who is "not quite a mystic, but has qualities of a sachem or guru." The authors, per the jacket blurb, were personally acquainted with "a number of medicine men of various American Indian tribes [and had] lived with the Ch... View more info

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Thanksgiving

By: Jordan, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4673

ISBN: 0-525-21553-0

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[moderate shelfwear, top corners rather heavily bumped; jacket rubbed, some wear at corners/edges, both ends of spine chipped and heavily dog-eared]. Novel about a group of Sixties activists who decide, despite their commitment to peaceful change through the democratic process, to blow up a Long Island country club using homemade bombs. At first the bombing is planned for after the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration, when the club is empty. However, after a passionate exploration of their motives, their frustrations, and the morality of their actions, they decide that a symbolic act is not en... View more info

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Six Months with an Older Woman

By: Kaufelt, David A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11843

ISBN: 0-399-11154-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[tight and clean, just the faintest bit of smudging to top edge; jacket rubbed/scuffed, mild edgewear, a little soiling]. The author's first novel, "the story of a unique love affair. It begins in the publicity department of a large New York publishing house, where thirty-year-old Robert Fine and forty-five-year-old Isobel Ross meet. Robert has a string of ex-girlfriends all embodies in the carnivorous Rhoda; he also has a mother who makes Mrs. Portnoy look like a lamb and a psychiatrist whose specialty is meaningful silences." View more info

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Stradivarius

By: Ladew, Donald P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8598

ISBN: 0-7867-0136-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, mild wear at base of spine but appears unread; jacket has some very minor wrinkling and one tiny closed tear at top of front panel]. "An inspirational story of young love and the transforming power of music -- a novel that will engage and delight everyone who believes that wonderful things can happen to good people. On the Korean peninsula during the freezing winter of 1951, a wounded American soldier finds a rare violin hidden in the wall of a farmhouse where he has taken refuge. This is the beautifully told story of how a centuries-old Stradivarius came to be in... View more info

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The Horned Man

By: Lasdun, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 14294

ISBN: 0-393-00336-1

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[slight bump to top front corner, otherwise tight, clean, as new; jacket is flawless]. First novel by this much-honored poet and short-story writer. It "opens with a man losing his place in a book, then deepens into a dark and terrifying tale of a man losing his place in the world. As Lawrence Miller, an English expatriate and a professor of gender studies, tells the story of what appears to be an elaborate conspiracy to frame him for a series of brutal killings, we descend into a world of subtly deceptive appearances where persecutor and victim continually shift roles, where paranoia as... View more info

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Arkansas: Three Novellas [The Term Paper Artist; The Wooden Anniversary; Saturn Street] [*SIGNED*]

By: Leavitt, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11733

ISBN: 0-395-83704-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, no discernible wear, appears unread, tiny smudge at top of half-title page; rear panel of jacket shows some scuffing and surface-scratching, otherwise quite presentable]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Signed by Author View more info