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White Lotus.

By John Hersey.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage, 1990. Paperback First Edition Thus (1990), so stated. First printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1990), so stated. First printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a couple of pages mildly bumped at the upper corner tip mid-text and about twenty pages near the front of the book show a thin line of dampstaining at the outside edge; else flawless; the text pages have tanned ever so slightly, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. There are a couple of creases to the backstrip, but these have not been produced by the stress of reading, but came about in production. Free of any other creases to the covers. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of flaws, but no visible wear. Bright and clean. Doesn't appear to have ever been opened or read. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 1.4 inches). 683 pages. Language: English. Weight: 20.2 ounces. Trade Paperback. John Richard Hersey (1914 – 1993) was an American writer and journalist. He is considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University's journalism department.

$10.00

A Single Pebble.
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A Single Pebble.

By John Hersey.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage, 1989. Paperback First Edition Thus (1989), so stated. First printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: a single page has been dog-eared at the upper corner tip mid-text; a crease to the upper outside edge of the front panel; former owner's name at the top of the front endpaper; the text pages have tanned ever so slightly, due to aging; this is a REMAINDER, showing a mark at the bottom edge; else only a hint of wear to the outside edges; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and several minor flaws. NOT Book-Club or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.4 inches). 181 pages. Language: English. Weight: 6.9 ounces. First Edition Thus (1989), so stated. First printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Trade Paperback. John Richard Hersey (1914 – 1993) was an American writer and journalist. He is considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University's journalism department.

$1.91

The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel.
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The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel.

By Fforde, Jasper.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 2004. Paperback First Edition Thus in USA (2004); first printing thus, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus in USA (2004); first printing thus, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only slight spine lean and the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding remains perfedtly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.8 inches). xv, 375 pages. Color illustration precedes the text. Text is followed by a number of pages of duotone illustrations. Language: English. Weight: 10 ounces. Trade Paperback. Sequel to The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book.

$5.49

Blood and Grits.

By Harry Crews.

New York, NY Harper & Row: Perennial Library, 1988. Paperback First Edition Thus [1988], so stated; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus [1988], so stated; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of extremely careful use: very light wear to the extremities; a very faint crease at the upper corner of the front panel; just the mildest rubbing to the panels; the text pages have tanned considerably, due to aging; the faintest foxing to the endpapers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing the mildest visible wear and possessing a couple of minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.4 x 0.55 inches). x, 213 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9 ounces.Trade Paperback.

$63.70

Bogmail: A Novel with Murder.
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Bogmail: A Novel with Murder.

By Patrick McGinley.

New York, NY Ticknor & Fields: A Joan Kahn Book, 1985. Paperback First Edition USA (1981), so stated. Copyright is 1978. First Edition USA (1981), so stated (however, while this doesn't 'feel' or look like a book-club production, we cannot find a price on the covers, so it may be a remainder). Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; the very mildest rubbing to wrapper covers; very faint toning to the white background field of the rear panel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing only very mild wear. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches). 259 pages. Language: English Weight: 12.5 ounces. Copyright is 1978. Hardback with DJ.

$5.29

Daughters: A Novel.

By Paule Marshall.

New York, NY Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover First Edition (1991); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition (1991); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows the slightest bowing to the boards; faint indications of shelving along the bottom edge; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of very minor flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. The DJ shows barely discernible wear at the upper front corner; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.6 x 6.6 x 1.5 inches). 408 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 11.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$7.64

The Spymaster.
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The Spymaster.

By Donald Freed.

New York, NY Arbor House Publishing Co. , 1980. Hardcover First Edition [1980], unstated, in accordance with Arbor House's customary practice at the time of publication. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1980], unstated, in accordance with Arbor House's customary practice at the time of publication. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minor shelfwear; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a couple of minor flaws; but remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable: in fact, in overall appearance, remains close to 'As New'. The DJ shows a tiny nick at head of backstrip; some toning to white background field of the panels; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1.65 inches). 467 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 14 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$39.20

Dark Island.

By Vita Sackville-West .

London, UK The Hogarth Press: Leonard and Virginia Woolf, 1934. Hardcover First Edition (1934), so stated. First Edition (1934), so stated. Good+ : Shows moderate use: the boards are slightly bowed; a faint, superficial dampstain at lower corner the text block. The binding shows slight lean; light wear to the extremities; faint rubbing to the panels. The binding remains secure; the text is clean. The former owner's gift inscription at the front pastedown endpaper; which also contains the publisher's printed map of the island. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.35 x 5 x 1.5 inches). 317 pages. Apple green cloth boards with dark green titles at backstrip. End Paper Map of Island of Storn. Language: English. Weight: 13 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$19.60

Hearts Contending.

By Georg Schock.

New York, NY Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1910. Hardcover First Edition [1910], so stated. First Edition [1910], so stated. Very Good+: shows minimal wear to the extremities. The top edge shows dust-darkening. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. No longer absolutely pristine, but remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.55 x5.15 x 1.3 inches). 272 pages. Tissue-guarded frontispiece is a softly colored illustration of the protagonist. Gilt designs and titles at front panel and backstrip are quite bold. Weight: 18.4 ounces. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$49.00

The Current Climate.
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The Current Climate.

By Bruce Jay Friedman.

New York, NY Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989. Hardcover First Edition [1989]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition [1989]; First Printing, so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows just a hint of thumbing at the fore edge; very slight shelf rubbing along the bottom edge; the binding shows slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows some minor imperfections, but in overall appearance remains close to 'As New': clean, sturdy, and quite presentable, showing virtually no wear. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.3 x 1.15 inches). 200 pages. Weight: 18.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

You Never Know: Stories.

By Isabel Huggan.

New York, NY The Viking Press, 1993. Hardcover First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use: The Book shows shows faint sunning along top edge and light shelfwear along the bottom edge; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows mild overall rubbing; the price is intact; mylar-protected. A handsome, if imperfect copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.95 x 1 inches). 241 pages. White quarter cloth with grey boards; Blue titles at backstrip. Deckle Fore-Edge. Weight: 1 pound, 0.8 ounces. Hardback with DJ. This is a powerful collection of 12 short stories written about women, their intimacies, and the intricacies of their relationships. The stories are set in Canada, Kenya, and France--all places where Huggan herself has lived.

$9.41

The Messenger.
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The Messenger.

By Mayra Montero.

New York, NY HarperCollins: HarperFlamingo, 1999. Hardcover First Edition USA [1999], First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, dated June 1, 1999. First Edition USA [1999], First Printing indicated. Very Good only in Very Near Fine DJ: Book shows noticeable spine lean; minimal shelving wear; besides the author's inscription, the recipient of inscription's name and phone number are at the upper front free endpaper; the pages show some tanning, due to aging; the lower corner tips are mildly bumped; the binding remains perfectly secure; text clean. The DJ shows only barely discernible rubbing; the price is intact; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches). 218 pages. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Language: English. Weight: 14.2 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$19.60

Scar Lover.
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Scar Lover.

By Harry Crews.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster: Touchstone, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: moderate spine lean; very light wear to extremities; a very faint crease at the outside edge of the front panel and a heavier crease top to bottom of the backstrip; just a hint of curl near the upper front corner tip; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Show moderate wear, but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.35 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches). 284 pages. Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces. The hardcover edition appeared in the previous year. Trade Paperback.

$29.40

The Source of Trouble: Stories.
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The Source of Trouble: Stories.

By Debra Monroe.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1995. Paperback First Edition Thus [1995]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition Thus [1995]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing to the wrapper covers. The binding is ever so slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, inscriptions, notes, marks, labels, or stamps. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.4 inches). 164 pages. Shipping Weight: 7 ounces. The hardcover edition was first published in 1990. Trade Paperback. Trouble is usually a woman in these 10 stories, whose self-revealing characters unfold their make-do philosophies of life.

$9.41

A Regular Guy.
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A Regular Guy.

By Mona Simpson.

New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf: Borzoi Bks, 1996. Hardcover First Edition [1996], so stated. First Edition [1996], so stated. Very Good+ in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of very careful use; just a touch of shelving wear to the lower extremities; the binding leans slightly, but remains secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows fairly heavy smudging and soiling to the front panel; some inventory sticker remains at the lower rear panel; pretty much free of wear to the extremities; mild overall rubbing and faint soiling; the price is unclipped; free of ownership marks. A handsome, if lightly used copy in a soiled, but intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 372 pages. Deckle Fore-Edge. Hardback with DJ.

$5.29

Stop That Girl: A Novel in Stories.
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Stop That Girl: A Novel in Stories.

By Elizabeth McKenzie.

New York, NY Random House, 2005. Hardcover First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows the slightest wrinkle at at the upper front corner tip and a faint crease at the upper corner of the inside front flap; else flawless; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Not absolutely pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 207pp. Hardback with DJ. Just reading the first few delicious pages of Stop That Girl, I knew I was in for a treat (I remember sinking into it one night and I kept waking up my husband accidentally by laughing out loud so much). I read the opening story over twice, I found it so funny, witty, and qwirky but then the rest of the book turned out to be just as good. The stories are hilarious, but there is a underlining psychological thread that makes this go way beyond humor -- this is satisfying story-telling, poignant. The main character has alot of spunk and insight. She's brought up by a crazy family such as only California can produce. Rollicking, sad, sassy, and irreverent, this is a fun world to be in and includes an unforgetable sojourn in Europe with Dr. Frost the grandmother, a weird risk-taking mother, antics at a hamburger stand, an outrageous car ride with Alan Ginsberg. Delicious is the word that continues to come to mind. I'll watch this author closely.

$49.00

Stop That Girl: A Novel in Stories.
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Stop That Girl: A Novel in Stories.

By Elizabeth McKenzie.

New York, NY Random House, 2005. Hardcover First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book shows just a hint of shelving wear along the bottom edge and the binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows the mildest rubbing; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 207pp. Hardback with DJ. Just reading the first few delicious pages of Stop That Girl, I knew I was in for a treat (I remember sinking into it one night and I kept waking up my husband accidentally by laughing out loud so much). I read the opening story over twice, I found it so funny, witty, and qwirky but then the rest of the book turned out to be just as good. The stories are hilarious, but there is a underlining psychological thread that makes this go way beyond humor -- this is satisfying story-telling, poignant. The main character has alot of spunk and insight. She's brought up by a crazy family such as only California can produce. Rollicking, sad, sassy, and irreverent, this is a fun world to be in and includes an unforgetable sojourn in Europe with Dr. Frost the grandmother, a weird risk-taking mother, antics at a hamburger stand, an outrageous car ride with Alan Ginsberg. Delicious is the word that continues to come to mind. I'll watch this author closely. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$147.00

Peel My Love Like An Onion.
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Peel My Love Like An Onion.

By Ana Castillo .

New York, NY Random House: Doubleday, 1999. Hardcover First Edition [1999], so stated. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1999], so stated. Very Good+ in Near Fine Dust Jacket: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows upper corners bumped; a tiny ding at the bottom edge; else only the faintest shelf soiling; binding square and secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows only the mildest rubbing; price intact. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 213pp. Hardback with DJ. Confirming her reputation as a talented writer, Castillo's (So Far from God) sardonic and seductive novel flowers at the exotic intersection of Chicago's flamenco, Gypsy and Chicano communities, where Carmen Santos, a defiant ex-flamenco dancer, struggles with the end of her career and the dissolution of a passionate love triangle. Left with a crippled leg after a childhood bout of polio, Carmen has always been defined by those around herAher parents, the school for the disabled she attended, her lovers and her public, who know her as "La Coja" (the cripple). It is only when she is dancing that she is sure of her identity, and as polio belatedly reasserts itself in her 40-year-old body, she feels she is losing the core of her existence. Then, like her legs, her two Gypsy loversAAgust!n, the married leader of her troupe, and Manolo, a fiery young dancer and Agust!n's godsonAabandon her. After 17 years as a dancer and a sensual being, Carmen is reduced to working in a sweatshop, at an airport pizza joint and as a corn-on-the-cob peddler. Most difficult of all, she is forced to move back into the family home, where her crotchety mother erodes her spirit. Dependent, stubborn, naive and heartbreakingly vulnerable, Carmen is a realistically flawed and lively survivor. In the person of her indomitable protagonist, Castillo's trademark feminist and border-crossing concerns acquire a new depth and complexity. Her writing has matured, and she keeps her own voice unobtrusive, stitching a seamless narrative. The pace here does not match the breakneck velocity of her previous works, nor does the novel strain for elaborate effects or call upon magic realism, yet its verve is unflinching. As careful an achievement as the patient peeling of an onion, this compulsively readable narrative should delight, and expand, Castillo's audience. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$14.70

Mourning Doves: Stories.

By Judy Troy.

New York, NY Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993. Hardcover First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only a hint of shelfwear along the bottom edge; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows price intact; mylar-protected. 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 178 pp. Hardback with DJ. Troy's first collection of stories, set in mobile homes, Kmarts and blue-collar bars in small towns throughout the heartland. These brief, stunning pieces demonstrate an emotional depth often lacking in similar fiction. Troy's memorable characters refuse to allow their difficult circumstances to diminish their capacity to love and hope. The combined effect of these starkly realistic tales is richly satisfying.

$9.41

Useful Gifts: Stories.
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Useful Gifts: Stories.

By Carole L. Glickfeld.

Athens, GA, U.S.A. University of Georgia Press, 1989. Hardcover First Edition [1989]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [1989]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows barely discernible spine lean very faint shelfwear along bottom edge of cloth-covered boards; very faint, tiny stain at top edge. Binding secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library.8vo. 209pp. Hardback with DJ. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. In this collection of 11 interrelated stories, the world of Ruthie Zimmer, youngest child of Jewish deaf-mute parents, is captured wth aching authenticity. Ruthie is an exuberant, rollerskating, prepubescent girl when we first meet her, enjoying the close-knit yet multiethnic neighborhood of the Inwood section of Manhattan. The stories are redolent of a New York neighborhood that once was.

$5.29

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