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The Great American

By: Abella, Alex

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001488


445 pp., no markings, except for marking pen stroke on bottom edge. A novel about William Morgan, a Marine who goes to Cuba during the revolution, first supporting Castro, then trying to assassinate him. View more info

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The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson

By: Averill, Thomas Fox

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, BlueHen (Penguin): 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004579


261 pp. Nearly new, publication press release laid in. A paperback original in uncorrected galley proofs (wraps). A novel about a Scot youth in Kansas struggling with adolescence and love. Injured by his father's experiment in distilling Scotch, he becomes a teacher and a bagpipe instructor, devotee of Scottish culture and traditions. View more info

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Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men

By: Bateman,Colin

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Arcade Publishing: 1997

Edition: 1st American Edition.

Seller ID: 002366


325 pp. Near new, never read. A former Belfast journalist weaves a tale of a sportswriter who goes to N.Y. to cover a prize fight between a Northern Irish boxer and an American black. Racism turns the match ugly. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

He Got Hungry and Forgot His Manners

By: Breslin, Jimmy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Ticknor & Fields: 1988

Edition: Early Printing.

Seller ID: 009928


273 pp. Light chipping of dj. Ink line on bottom edge. Colored endpapers. No marking, text clean. Breslin, the late, great columnist pens a novel based on Howard Beach gang warfare. Number line starts with 1 but lacks a first-edition statement. Retail price on jacket flap. Breslin photo on rear of jacket. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

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A Closed Eye

By: Brookner, Anita

Price: $3.15

Publisher: NY, Vintage Contemporaries (Random House): 1993

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004556


263 pp. A few rear pages have corner creases, otherwise nearly new. No markings. Harriet moves from submissiveness and self-denial to a sexual awakening. View more info

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Perennial: 2008

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 010008


418 pp. plus study guide, glossary, Meet Michael Chabon section. Spine uncreased, fold-in flaps. A what-if novel about a forgotten 1940 plan to settle Jewish refugees in Alaska instead of Palestine. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

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I Am One of You Forever: A Novel

By: Chappell, Fred

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, L., Louisiana State Univ Press: 1987

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 007165


181pp. Nearly new. Previous owner's name and embossed mark on preliminary page. A novel about a boy growing up in North Carolina in the 1940s. Southern Magazine blurb: "Through a series of family vignettes that circle a central unspoken tragedy, Chappell combines dramatic and lyrical talents to produce a high-spirited elegey. Among living Southern writers, only Eudora Welty has this range of tone." View more info

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One Mississippi : A Novel

By: Childress, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown: 2006

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 005974


385 pp. Close to new, gift quality. Spine uncreased, text clean. A boy-bonding tale set in a Mississippi high school in the 1970s. View more info

Channeling Biker Bob II: Lover's Embrace

By: Colyer, Nik C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Nevada City, Calif., Henrioulle Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002538


332 pp. Publication marketing release laid in rear of book. New, unread, no markings. A cop meets up with freewheeling Biker Bob in this jaundiced look at male-female relations. Part 2 of a 4-part saga. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Being Dead

By: Crace, Jim

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, Picador (Farrar, Straus & Giroux): 2001

Edition: 1st American Edition.

Seller ID: 003130


195 pp. Bookstore stamp on preliminary page, otherwise no markings. Text has rippling, spine uncreased. The tale opens with the discovery of the bodies of a middle-aged husband and wife in the dunes and then backtracks into the circumstances that led to their demise. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Body

By: Crews, Harry

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey., Touchstone Books (Simon & Schuster): 1992

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 005972


240 pp. Browning of inside covers, text clean and bright. No spine creasing. No markings. A bodybuilder sets out to give a woman a spectacular body for a beauty pageant, but then her backwoods family show up to complicate things. View more info

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Scar Lover

By: Crews, Harry

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Touchstone Books (Simon & Schuster): 1993

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 007113


284 pp. Light rubbing along cover edges and spine corners. Corner crease on cover. No writing. Sprine uncreased. Light smudges on inside cover. Text clean. A Southern Gothic novel about a beautiful woman who takes control of her scarred lover. View more info

City of God

By: Doctorow, E.L.

Price: $2.75

Publisher: NY, Plume (Penguin Putnam): 2001

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004171


272 pp. Nearly new, slight thumbing. A cross disappears from a NY church only to show up across town at a synagogue. This is the introduction to a wide-ranging work of spiritual reflection. View more info

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House of Sand and Fog

By: Dubus III, Andre

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Vintage Books (Random House): 2000

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 0503003873


365 pp. Nearly new, no markings, spine uncreased. Book plate on inside cover. A novel about a clash of 3 characters -- a struggling woman homeowner, an Iranian immigrant who desires her home in the California hills and a sheriff. A National Book Award finalist. A first Vintage Contemporaries edition. View more info

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The Shipping News

By: E. Annie Proulx

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Tourchstone (Simon & Schuster): 1994

Edition: 16th Printing.

Seller ID: 009447


337 pp. Light crease on bottom corner. Toning on inside cover. Text clean, spine uncreased. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a widower who moves his young daughters to his family's ancestral homeland in Newfoundland. Size: 8vo --8.5 In Tall View more info

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Overnight Sensation

By: Eisenberg, Hal

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Eisenberg Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 009434


233 pp. Inscribed by author "to Betty." Lower corner of front corner creased. Small mark on fore edge. Text clean, spine uncreased. Novel written in first person about a 15 year-old who regards himself as a loser until he and his buddies form a rock band and find instant stardom. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Pastor Beloved: Finding the Spiritual in Religion

By: Ely, Eva Mae

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,., Rosedog Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Printing.

Seller ID: 007151


Ely is pseudonym for Mae Miner, of Port Orange, Florida. Former library book with card envelope and discard stampings. Light wear, slight chip to rear cover. No markings in text. Scarce. Miner's first novel tells of a woman's rocky romance with her pastor, which begins while he is still married. Interwoven through the plot are the author's unorthodox interpretations of various Scriptures, presented as sermons given by the pastor. Miner is a hospice nurse and nursing inst... View more info

COWBOY ANGST: A Novel

By: Emmons, Jasen

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner Paper Fiction: 1996

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009192


204 pp. Pages curled, and light vertical crease near upper right corner, but still close to new. Text clean A law school dropout strives for fulfillment in a country music band. First novel by Emmons. Size: 8vo --8 in Tall. View more info

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

By: Englander, Nathan

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 002444


205 pp. Water stains on dust jacket have smudged the title. Text clean. A collection of nine stories about modern Orthodox Jewish life. View more info

Malinche

By: Esquivel, Laura (Mestre-Reed, Ernesto, Trans.)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Atria Books:

Seller ID: 005318


191 pp. Close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. A historical novel about pre-Columbian Mexico and the Indian woman who served as a translator for conquistador Cortez. View more info