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From the Realm of Morpheus

By: Millhauser, Steven

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20112

ISBN: 0-688-06501-5

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket similarly nice but for a surface-scrape mark at top of spine and some extremely minor edgewear]. "The adventures of Carl Hausman, a dreamy, dissatisfied young man who, while watching a baseball game one hot August afternoon, chases a foul ball into a thicket and discovered an opening into the underworld. Morpheus, the genial master of that realm, takes Carl on an epic tour that includes the lost kingdom of Atlantis, a library containing the conclusions of all the books that were never finished as well as all the books mentioned i... View more info

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Prudence and the Pill

By: Mills, Hugh

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1966 (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7180

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[mild shelfwear, top corners lightly bumped; jacket shows some wear/rubbing along top/bottom edges and at corners, front panel a bit wrinkled]. "What happens when a successful, middle-aged banker and pillar of society named Gerald Hardcastle discovers that his wife possesses a supply birth control pills, even though their relationship has been platonic for fifteen years? Why, naturally, he switches the pills for aspirin tablets and waits to see what happens next." Basis for the not-overly-amusing 1968 film starring David Niven and Deborah Kerr. View more info

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Thou Worm Jacob

By: Mirsky, Mark

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10004

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, bottom rear corner very lightly bumped, minor soiling/browning to fore-edge; jacket nice and clean, minor surface wear]. The author's first novel, a comic story set in the Blue Hill Avenue district, "the disintegrating Jewish ghetto of Boston, a crumbling neighborhood next to Irish and Negro slums." View more info

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Brownout on Breadfruit Boulevard

By: Mo, Timothy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Paddleless Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17659

ISBN: 0-9524193-0-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, very light wear to top page edges; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear]. "Set in Macau, the Philippines, Japan, and New York for as long as it take to drink a cup and a half of indifferent coffee, Timothy Mo's new novel can be read as a revenger's tragedy, a comedy of polyglot manners, or simply as the newest instalment in his candid commentary on the waxing and waning of the struggle between the ways of East and West." View more info

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The Stones of Summer

By: Mossman, Dow

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 2003 (c.1972)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 13132

ISBN: 0-7607-4884-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, as-new, no discernible wear to book; jacket shows very light surface wear to rear panel, slight wear at bottom edge of rear panel]. Reissue of the once-obscure 1972 novel that had effectively vanished into cult-status before being rejuvenated by Mark Moskowitz's 2002 documentary film "Stone Reader," about his own discovery of the novel and his subsequent obsessive search for its author. View more info

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El NiƱo

By: Munson, Douglas Anne [aka Mercedes Lambert]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15478

ISBN: 0-670-83134-4

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[lightly shelfworn copy, spine very slightly turned; jacket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, surface rubbing, top corners slightly dog-eared]. The author's first novel, about a 34-year-old L.A. lawyer, a court-appointed defense counsel for parents accused of child abuse, who is "struggling to overcome her own tragic past [while also] trying to untangle the difficult, delicate lives of her clients." (The author, who published two additional books under the name "Mercedes Lambert," passed away in 2003; a fair amount of the acclaim which eluded her during her rather tr... View more info

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Ethel: The Fictional Autobiography; a novel of Ethel Rosenberg

By: Nason, Tema

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7986

ISBN: 0-385-30168-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean solid copy; jacket has slight wear at corners, spine ends, and along top edge of rear panel]. The premise of this novel: "What if Ethel Rosenberg, put to death in 1953 for conspiracy after being found guilty of passing atomic bomb secrets to the Russians, had kept a diary in prison during the last year of her life?" View more info

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Unexpected Pleasures [*SIGNED*]

By: Naylor, Phyllis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15327

ISBN: 0-399-13198-1

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderate shelfwear to book, light fading to boards at top and bottom edges, browning and light soiling to page edges; jacket torn at spine corners, dog-eared at spine ends, worn along top edge, one small closed tear at top of rear panel, short diagonal crease at top of front flap]. INSCRIBED to TV producer/writer Joanna Lee and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. A "profoundly touching love story between a thirty-two-year-old bridgeworker and a sixteen-year-old refugee from a mobile home, a drunken father and two trollopy older sisters"; set against a backwater of blue-collar tidewater... View more info

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A Visit to Yazoo

By: Neider, Charles

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2585

ISBN: 0140134042

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine [just a trace of handling wear]. (Contemporary American Fiction) Series Trade PB A rich and ruthless banker, on his way to Florida, finds himself stranded by car trouble in a small backwoods Maryland town. "A dark, disturbing portrait of one man's fated collision with the very thing he craves-- control." A paperback original. View more info

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Naked Eye

By: Neider, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Horizon Press: 1964 (c.1962)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 3097

ISBN: 1125155418

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


[moderate wear, top edge dusty, agency stamp (H. N. Swanson) on ffep, tape marks on pastedowns & endpapers from formerly taped-down jacket; jacket edgeworn, faint water-stain near base of spine]. Novel about "the loves of a famous photographer"; blurbs on the front panel by Aldous Huxley, Mark Schorer and Max Eastman. View more info

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The Last Station

By: Nelson, Bobby Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15831

ISBN: 0-395-13948-1

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, minor shelfwear, agency label on ffep; jacket has a couple of tiny scrapes near top of front panel, minor soiling to rear panel]. First novel by this New Mexico-born author, "a memorable tale of a harsh life in a far country -- the story of an American named Bob who finds himself on a drought-ridden cattle station, 300 miles from the nearest town, in the burning waste of the great Australian outback, the world's last frontier." The author had spent some time there himself, according to his jacket bio. View more info

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Truckstop

By: Nelson, Indiana

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1979)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5096

ISBN: 0-312-82052-6

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[mild wear to bottom of book, top rear corner ever-so-slightly bumped; jacket has some wear at corners, and a 2" closed tear and associated wrinkling at the top of the front panel]. Novel centered in a small Arizona town, and populated by truckers, waitresses, and other denizens of the American road. Laid in to this copy is a brief story analyst's report from Walt Disney Productions; the reader allows as how the book "is both sensitive and well-written," but concludes that it's " overall tone is depressingly downbeat, and since it has no strong central story, I can't see anythi... View more info

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Whitey McAlpine; a tale of ambition

By: Ney, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3824

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


[moderate overall wear, some edge-soiling, blue mark on ffep; jacket chipped/edgeworn, bottom 1/2" of spine missing, original price marked over on front flap]. "A startling novel of men and women who strike a shrewd balance between moral bankruptcy and life on the gold standard. For the relatively large number of people who have never manipulated lives, indulged in sleight-of-hand with signed proxies, concocted unsavoury deals with relish, or committed sane relatives to mental institutions--but would like to know how the rich and ruthless do it--[this book] gives an engrossing opportu... View more info

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Hunters & Gatherers

By: Nicholson, Geoff

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Woodstock NY, The Overlook Press: 1994

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 13437

ISBN: 0-87951-559-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, appears unread, no discernible wear, NO remainder or other marks; jacket shows faint surface wear]. An author sets out to write a "mildly facetious study of that venerable institution, the English eccentric," but gets a lot more than he bargained for. His research "introduces him to a Felliniesque cast of characters, including an alluring woman named Victoria who collects lovers who collect cars," and eventually he himself becomes an obsessive collector, "eating, sleeping and breathing the works" of his primary quarry, reclusive novelist Thornt... View more info

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Everything and More

By: Nicholson, Geoff

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18414

ISBN: 0-575-05805-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very slight bumping to bottom corners and top of spine, agency label on ffep; jacket shows some surface wear, minor wrinkling along top and bottom edges, slight scrunching with one itsy-bitsy tear at base of spine]. "The very first Shopping and Terrorism novel," this book tells the story of what happens day and night in Haden Brothers, a vast West End department store that sells everything, and is "built along the lines of the Tower of Babel." View more info

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July, July [*SIGNED*]

By: O'Brien, Tim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17512

ISBN: 0-618-03969-4

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[lovely copy, in perfect as-new condition]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "Ten old friends join their classmates for a July weekend of dancing, drinking, flirting, reminiscing, regretting." The background is a 30th-anniversary reunion of the Class of 1969 at a Minnesota college. Signed by Author View more info

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Luke Benedict

By: Oliver, Mark (pseud. for Michael Tyler-Whittle)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8863

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid copy, minor soiling to top edge, tiny nick in cloth at top of spine; jacket moderately worn at edges/extremities, a couple of tiny tears/chips along top edge of rear panel, short closed tear at top right-hand corner of front panel]. "The story of an angry young man who takes action and refuses to despair. Virtually abandoned at an early age by his father, reared by his uncle, a university professor, who compassionately tell's Luke's story, Luke fought the world for love. At school, at the university, he questioned the values held up to him, rebelling against and yet silently submi... View more info

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Clara's Heart [*SIGNED*]

By: Olshan, Joseph

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: (c.1985)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15294

ISBN: 0-87795-744-4

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a decent solid copy, light bumping to all corners, minor shelfwear; jacket shows some wear at edges and corners, minor wrinkling along top of front panel]. INSCRIBED ("For ______________ / With Warmest / Wishes") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, additionally dated 23 June 1986 in his hand. The author's first novel, about the loving relationship between a black Jamaican woman and the young boy for whom she cares. Basis for a well-regarded 1988 film adaptation starring Whoopi Goldberg and (in his film debut) Neil Patrick Harris. Signed by Author View more info

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The Waterline [*SIGNED*]

By: Olshan, Joseph

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15293

ISBN: 0-385-26505-0

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[very nice copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. INSCRIBED warmly to friends and SIGNED by the author on the title page, additionally dated October 1989 in his hand; also laid in are two postcards promoting the book-signing event. Novel about the aftermath of the drowning of a seven-year-old boy, told in the voices of the members of the family that it most deeply affected. Signed by Author View more info

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Off to See the Wizard

By: Ort, Daniel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Mason/Charter: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11720

ISBN: 0884051048

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, light shelfwear, a couple of slightly bent bottom page corners; jacket shows a little wear at edges and top corners; review copy, with publisher's slip laid in]. The author's first novel, a comic tale (apparently) about a 35-year-old teacher/husband/father (with five kids and sixth on the way), who finds himself "bored with the homeowner routine of fixing leaky faucets in a house he hates. And so, with his equally fed up friend David, he masterminds a weekend plan to leave everyday reality behind. Leaving their credit cards at home, taking little cash, the two set off ... View more info