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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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Harry and Tonto

By: Greenfield, Josh, and Paul Mazursky

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Saturday Review Press/E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16792

ISBN: 0-8415-0306-0

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid clean copy, a few tiny dents in top and bottom edges of both covers, very light wear to cloth at spine ends; jacket dog-eared along top edge of front panel, light surface wear, a bit of soiling and a small sticker-scar to front panel]. Novelization, more or less, of the duo's screenplay for the film of the same name -- the cross-country odyssey of a man and his cat, beautifully played on screen by Art Carney. The man, not the cat. View more info

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The Glory Circuit

By: Gregg, Jess

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20859

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[book itself is in beautiful condition, clean and tight with no discernible wear; jacket faded at spine, but otherwise just minimally edgeworn]. Novel about a "sincere if uneducated" itinerant preacher of the hellfire-and-brimstone variety, who attracts converts and repentant sinners in droves -- until he comes under the influence of a woman who persuades him to change his tune and message to that of "joy and loving kidness," which unfortunately causes his business to go right to Hell (so to speak). 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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That Water, Those Rocks [*SIGNED*]

By: Haake, Katharine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reno/Las Vegas, University of Nevada Press: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17627

ISBN: 0-87417-530-5

Condition: Very Good+


[soft creasing and light surface wear to front cover]. (Western Literature Series) Series Trade PB INSCRIBED ("For _______ / With all good wishes"), SIGNED and DATED (2003) by the author on the title page. "Shasta Dam, the graceful, curved centerpiece of California's Central Valley Project, lies at the heart of this multilayered work. The dam's construction, and the impact of its presence, becomes the obsession and occupation for all of Haake's characters [in this] brilliant novel that interlaces autobiographical writing, natural history, and reflections on the craft of writing i... View more info

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Erasmus -- With Freckles

By: Haase, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20802

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear to bottom edge of book, one-time owner's name and source annotation on ffep; jacket lightly soiled, a little tanned at spine, with a few small closed tears at top and bottom of front panel]. Comic novel about "an unorthodox poet and professor of poetry" whose self-created Utopia (on a ferryboat moored in San Francisco Bay, with his wife, his five chidren, and "a merry band of nymphs and bearded poet-disciples") is turned upside-down and inside-out when his eight-year-old son Erasmus (who plays the French horn and is utterly devoted to Brigitte B... 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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Midnight Cowboy

By: Herlihy, James Leo

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16929

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[moderately shelfworn book, especially at bottom edge and heel of spine, but clean inside and out; jacket somewhat nicer than the book, with a little surface- and edgewear]. The author's second novel, basis for John Schlesinger's excellent film, the Academy Award-winning "Best Picture" of 1969. View more info

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Ozuma in L.A. [*SIGNED*]

By: Hertz, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ojai CA, Minneola Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10301

ISBN: 0-9640165-0-8

Condition: Very Good


[some underlining/annotation in text, moderate edgewear, front cover slightly curled at fore-edge]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The book is "an open-ended meandering through the mind of Ozuma, a Japanese born graphic designer living in Los Angeles who attempts to find his way through the cliches of contemporary relationships. The result is a humorous stroll through uprooted layers of consciousness, sexual encounters and cultural stereotypes." (NOTE that there is a small amount of underlining/annotation in the text.) Signed by Author 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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The Known World

By: Jones, Edward P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Amistad/HarperCollins: (c.2003)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16753

ISBN: 0-06-055754-0

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful, as-new copy, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. "An ambitious, luminously written novel that ranges seamlessly between the past and future and back again to the present, [the book] weaves together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, white, and Indians -- and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of slavery." The author's second book (and first novel), winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. View more info