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Eclipse Fever

By: Abish, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11676


A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. A slight wrinkle to the front panel. Preston Hollier, a wealthy American developer, has traduced two young rising-star Mexican intellectuals into doing his bidding under the guise of undertaking restoration and conservation of the Mayan pyramids and antiquities. View more info

Thirst

By: Amidon, Stephen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19147


A remainder mark to the bottom page edges. The author's second novel, a story involving business chicanery and Native Americans.; Remainder View more info

Bow's Boy

By: Babcock, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19233


Set in Laroque, WI, during the mid-1960s, Babcock's novel takes a close look at growing up in small-town America when the Vietnam War is just beginning to take its toll on the young. View more info

There is Room for You

By: Bacon, Charlotte

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19240


A trip to India reveals long-hidden secrets and helps a daughter reconcile with her difficult mother in this novel by the author of A Private State. View more info

A Weekend with Claude

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1982

Edition: First Revised Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17893


Light rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards. While spending the weekend in the country with friends, a woman tries to convince her new boyfriend that he is the father of her unborn child. Originally published in 1967, this edition has been essentially rewritten by the author. View more info

Behindlings

By: Barker, Nicola

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ecco: 2002

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19363


The tale of the hero-worshipped Wesley, who is constantly trailed by a flock of adoring "behindlings." View more info

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The King

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 21351


Briefly inscribed by Moser. A crease to the top of the front flap. A 20th-century parable, in which Barthelme transposes King Arthur and his Round Table to 1940s England under Nazi bombardment. ; Signed by Illustrator View more info

Tracer

By: Barthelme, Frederick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17926


An Uncorrected Proof in the publisher's plain yellow wrappers. This novella introduces more of the writer's whacked-out middle-aged couples, divorced and sleeping with the wrong people (i.e., marital relatives). View more info

Two Against One

By: Barthelme, Frederick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17929


An Uncorrected Proof in plain blue wrappers with publisher's slip laid in. A small ink notation to the spine. Appearing unexpectedly on Edward's fortieth birthday, his estranged wife, Elise, triggers a series of events that will embroil them in a bizarre triangle and strain their marriage to the breaking point. View more info

Hollywood & Hardwood

By: Bauer, Tricia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bridgehampton, NY, Bridge Works Publishing Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17914


A couple from working-class roots seeks to transcend their origins through careers in film and theater, struggling with career ambition and relationship problems along the way. View more info

Rebel Powers (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Bausch, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17918


Signed by Bausch on the title page. A decorated Air Force officer and former POW returns from Vietnam alive but faces a dishonorable discharge and a two-year prison term. A signed Advance Reading Copy is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

Saul and Patsy

By: Baxter, Charles

Price: $18.99

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4478


Signed by Baxter. An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers. A seemingly happy domestic scene is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of a troubled sixteen-year-old boy. ; Signed by Author View more info

A Perfect Arrangement (Includes a Signed Uncorrected Proof)

By: Berne, Suzanne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11485


The stress in a modern-day marriage of opposites is exacerbated by the arrival of a seemingly perfect nanny in this second novel by the author of A Crime in the Neighborhood. A signed Uncorrected Proof is included. View more info

The Son

By: Berriault, Gina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New American Library: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11418


Moderate rubbing and edgewear to the price-clipped dust jacket. A novel about a mother's incestuous relationship with her son. View more info

Getting There

By: Bloom, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1973

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17987


A novel about a businessman trying to exploit the 70's counterculture. View more info

A Room on the Route

By: Blunden, Godfrey

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20212


Soiling to the rear panel. Publisher's price of $3.00 on the front flap. A postwar novel set in the Soviet Union. View more info

The Blue Afternoon

By: Boyd, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19573


A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. An L.A. architect is drawn into a transcontinental, turn-of-the-century murder mystery and love story. By the author of Any Human Heart. View more info

Armadillo

By: Boyd, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19579


A social satire about a London insurance aduster who discovers a hanged man at a business appointment. View more info

Sombrero Fallout

By: Brautigan, Richard

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18003


A few small stains to the top of the page edges. Moderate rubbing to the dust jacket. The author's seventh novel concerns a writer trying to cope with the break-up of a relationship. View more info

Too Cool

By: Brenna, Duff

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19601


Set during a Colorado blizzard, a novel that follows an antisocial youth bent on violence and self destruction. View more info