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The Incorporation of Eric Chung

By Lo, Steven C.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1989. I1 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Book has remainder mark on the bottom page edges, dust jacket and book have light shelf wear. A novel in which the main character emigrated to the US when he was young, Taiwanese, and not very fluent in English. The story essentially is a satire of life in the modern corporation, as seen from the bottom and middle rungs of the job ladder. The main character earns an technical education at Texas Tech and the bulk of the story is his experiences as he climes up, down, and around the Texas corporate ladder. This is the author's first novel. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Remainder.

$5.00

Star Game

By Nevai, Lucia

Iowa City, Iowa, USA: University of Iowa Press, 1987. BG1 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in light blue cloth covered boards quarter bound in dark blue cloth with white lettering and a graphic on the spine with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear. This is a title in the publisher's The Iowa Short Fiction Award series. A collection of short stories that portray the lifes of a cross section of contemporary life. The author is a winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the PEN syndicated Fiction Award. 152p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.00

The Law of Love
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The Law of Love

By Esquivel, Laura

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1996. AC5 - An uncorrected proof trade paperback book signed and dated by the author in near fine condition that has a few light stains and light shelf wear. Dramatic color illustrations by Miguelanxo Prado, Spain's premier graphic novel artist. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. A romantic and humorous love story. Compared to a Mexican 'Midsummer Night's Dream'. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Trade Paperback. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$10.00

The Law of Love
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The Law of Love

By Esquivel, Laura

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1996. H4 - A first american edition book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shelf wear. Includes an unopened music CD. Dramatic color illustrations by Miguelanxo Prado, Spain's premier graphic novel artist. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. A romantic and humorous love story. Compared to a Mexican 'Midsummer Night's Dream'. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Prado, Miguelanxo. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The Law of Love
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The Law of Love

By Esquivel, Laura

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1996. E4 - A first american edition book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shelf wear. Includes an unopened music CD. Dramatic color illustrations by Miguelanxo Prado, Spain's premier graphic novel artist. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. A romantic and humorous love story. Compared to a Mexican 'Midsummer Night's Dream'. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Prado, Miguelanxo. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The Lost Glass Plates of Wilfred Eng
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The Lost Glass Plates of Wilfred Eng

By Orton, Thomas

Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1999. BP5 - A first edition hardcover book signed by the author in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shelf wear.An art dealer and historian stumbles upon long-lost glass negatives of a great Chinese-american Landscape photographer. They are nudes of a beautiful young woman dating back to 1874. They confirm the rumor of an affair between the photographer and the wife of his wealth white patron. Also, they should reestablish the dealer's reputation and finances after a scandal involving fake art. 245p. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

Black Maps
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Black Maps

By Spiegelman, Peter

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. BP5 - A first american edition hardcover book signed by the author in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket. Book has remainder mark on the bottom page edges, dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shelf wear. This is the author's first novel. The story is about a private investigator in New York City who is demonized by his past. He acquires a client who is a high flying Wall Street player who is being blackmailed because of a money-laundering conspiracy. This book is a winner of the Shamus Award from the the Private Eye Writers of America for best first private eye novel. 285p. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$7.50

Black Maps
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Black Maps

By Spiegelman, Peter

New York, New York, USA: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. BP1 - DJ has wrinkling and crease on some edges and corners, label residue on the back, rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has red dot on the bottom, some light stains on the top, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book was signed by the author on the title page. This is the author's first novel. The story is about a private investigator in New York City who is demonized by his past. He acquires a client who is a high flying Wall Street player who is being blackmailed because of a money-laundering conspiracy. This book is a winner of the Shamus Award from the the Private Eye Writers of America for best first private eye novel. 285p.. Signed by Author. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$7.50

And Both Shall Row: A Novella and Stories
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And Both Shall Row: A Novella and Stories

By Lordan, Beth

New York, New York, USA: Picador USA, 1998. BX3 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. Stated first edition with a sequence of numbers appearing on the copyright page with the "1" present and no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in white paper covered boards quarter bound in green paper with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and a label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a library label on the back plus the front and black endflaps glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A collection of short stories and a novella by a noted author of the short story form. The short stories are about the people of a small town in Tornado Alley. The novella, "And Both Shall Row," is about two sisters growing old together who finally face a lifetime of betrayals in the final moments of one sister's life. By the author of "August Heat." 178p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 5.75"x8.5". Ex-Library.

$2.00

The Devil's Own Work

By Judd, Alan

New York, New York, USA: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 1994. CC5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps on the top outside paper edges and front freepaper plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. 115p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 5.25"x7.75". Ex-Library.

$1.75

Winter Run
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Winter Run

By Ashcom, Robert L.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2002. BI4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light soiling on the top and bottom outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel about a boy growing u in rural Virginia in the late 1940s. The life is idyllic but he still loses his innocence in the process of growing up. He has a particular affinity for the land and its animals and is drawn to a group of older black men who work the farm his family lives on or who are neighbors. Despite the Jim Crow laws and the Ghost of Slavery, his character and interests endear him to these men and they watch out for him. By the author of "Lost Hound." 224p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

On Spec: A Novel of Young Hollywood
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On Spec: A Novel of Young Hollywood

By Rushfield, Richard

New York, New York, USA: St. Martin's Press, 2000. BC5 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in blue paper covered baords with silver lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are remainder marks on the top and bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall self wear. A novel about Hollywood and what it takes to make in that world. The book follows the paths of five Hollywood hopefuls as they experience the pitfalls and payouts of life in Hollywood. This is the author's first novel. 183p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$1.75

Black Maps
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Black Maps

By Spiegelman, Peter

London, United Kingdom: Century/Random House, 2004. BZ1 - DJ is mylar protected. A signed first UK edition book in very good+ condition. Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. The word PUBLISHED and the year along with a sequence of numbers with the "1" present appear on the copyright page with no additional printings indicated. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in textured black paper covered boards with silver lettering and graphics on the spine with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. This is the author's first novel. The story is about a private investigator in New York City who is demonized by his past. He acquires a client who is a high flying Wall Street player who is being blackmailed because of a money-laundering conspiracy. This book is a winner of the Shamus Award from the the Private Eye Writers of America for best first private eye novel. 285p. . Signed by Author. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

A Spiritual Divorce and Other Stories

By Miller, Heather R

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA: John F. Blair Publisher, 1974. BF6 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in tan cloth covered boards with metallic copper lettering on the spine with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus some very, very light edge wear on the top and bottom edges especially around the spine top edge plus there is some very light chipping on the top right corners. A collection of short stories centerd around the point when the relationships between people shift. The author has received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and two creative writing fellowships from the National Council on the Arts. By the author of "The Edge of the Woods" and "Tenants of the House." 134p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$7.00

Almost Strangers: A Novel
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Almost Strangers: A Novel

By Winer, Delsa

New York, New York, USA: Simon & Schuster, 2000. BX2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A sequence of numbers appears on back of the title page iwth the "1" present with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in white paper covered boards quarter bound in light blue paper with metallic red lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus the endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel about a 40 year old woman who lives alone and whose passion is books. Her mother's death causes her to retreat further and eventually flee her life because of her emotional turmoil. Another woman who is also fleeing her life happens to be on the same plane. The plane crashes, one of their bodies is not recovered and the other woman survives but horribly burned and with a seemingly permanent amnesia. At recovery, the survivor must accomplish a rebirth, without a memory. The author is a recipient of a fellowship from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts as well as the Capricorn Novel Award, awards from the Hackney National Short Story Contest and Hemingway Days plus she has been a Faulkner Pirate's Alley Novel competition finalist and twice an Iowa Short Fiction semifinalist. 234p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 5.75"x8.75". Ex-Library.

$2.00

Prize Stories 1995: The O. Henry Awards

By Abrahams, William (editor)

New York, New York, USA: Doubleday, 1995. BD6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in dark red cloth with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamp and label on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper plus a section (about 2"x4.5") cut out of the front endpaper as part of the library's withdrawal process plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the the original library mylar sleeve plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. With an introduction by William Abrahams. The 1996 edition of one of America's most respected annual collections of short stories. This collection is of 21 short stories. Author biographies, magazines consulted, 382p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.00

Incubus
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Incubus

By Arensberg, Ann

New York, New York, USA: Ballantine Books, 2000. CH5 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very, very minor overall shelf wear with a very small remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. A story set in a small, farming town in Maine. The town becomes the target of demonic infestation. It begins suddenly when a heat wave spikes in March and a three month drought begins. In addition the natural order of the town is disrupted. Most curious of all is it as if the town is living under a glass bell. The conditions in town extend only as far as the town border. On the other side of the town line the weather is seasonable and life is normal. The author is a winner of the American Book Award and her short stories have been included in the O. Henry Awards Prize Stories anthologies. By the author of "Sister Wolf" and "Group Sex." 322p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

Saint Maybe

By Tyler, Anne (Selected and Introduced by)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. BE6 - A tight, clean, sound copy quarter bound in black cloth with light pink paper covered boards and gold lettering on the spine and front with very light discoloration and shelf wear. The dust jacket has very minor shelf wear. The story of a young man haunted by guild over his older brother's fate. He meddles in his life and nothing can ever be the same. The author is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. By the author of "Breathing Lessons." 337p. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.00

Song of the Crow

By Maheu, Layne

Denver, Colorado, USA: Unbridled Books, 2006. BF6 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A novel told from the point of view of a crow about Noah, his building of his oddly shaped home so far from the sea, and the looming earth-changing the crow senses. This is the author's first novel. 244p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$5.00

Night Train
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Night Train

By Amis, Martin

New York: Harmony Books, 1998. BC4 - An ex-library hardcover book SIGNED by author on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), light discoloration and shelf wear. A mystery about a fifteen year veteran woman detective who is trying to solve a murder that seems to everyone else to be an apparent suicide. The victim was a darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop, now one of the top brass. He gets the detective involved when he asks her to take a second look at the case and she cannot refuse a grieving father such a request. 8.25"x5.5", 175 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$8.00

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