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AFRICAN RHYTHMS Selected Stories and Poems, Brooks, Charlotte K. (editor)
1 Brooks, Charlotte K. (editor) AFRICAN RHYTHMS Selected Stories and Poems
Washington Square Press 1974 0671487582 / 9780671487584 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Washington Square Press 1974 edition. 12mo (7 1/4" tall) . Light wear to edges, crease to spine, interior pages clean and tight. 238 pages. An excellent collection of little known stories of African literature, including early creation myths, photo essays, folklore, poetry, and contemporary tales. Illustrated, 238 pages. (os); 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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THE SURE HAND OF GOD, Caldwell, Erskine
2 Caldwell, Erskine THE SURE HAND OF GOD
Signet Books 1953 B002LSZCWU First Edition; Fourth Printing Softcover Good 
Paperback (1953) with fairly heavy wear to cover edges, several creases, edge rubbing, light soiling. Pages are clean and intact, with age tanning. Blowsy, warm-blooded Molly Bowser was determined that her daughter Lily would make a safe, respectable marriage before she was overtaken by the same fate that Molly's good looks and lusty animal spirits had attracted..... So she outlined a relentless campaign to get a man for Lily, and when it showed signs of bogging down, she fortified herself with vitamin shots and red wine, and started all over again! (110os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 2.95 USD
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THE WAR, Chiel, Deborah
3 Chiel, Deborah THE WAR
Jove 1994 0515114472 / 9780515114478 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice condition, clean and unmarked, age tanning inside covers. Cover has light edge/corner wear, no creases. ; Movie Tie-in; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 1 pages; A Southern family comes of age in the wake of the Vietnam War and their soldier father's absence, and come to terms with the changes in him and in themselves upon his return. Movie tie-in. (115-osl) 
Price: 1.95 USD
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THE FAMILY Introduction by Olga Lang, Chin, Pa
4 Chin, Pa THE FAMILY Introduction by Olga Lang
Doubleday Anchor 1972 0385057873 / 9780385057875 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice clean, tight condition - light corner wear to covers, a little age tanning to spine. Internal pages unmarked. 329 pages. Originally published in 1958. "This famous autobiographical novel..a searing exposure of a large disintegrating feudal household in China's turbulent twenties.... (190-noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 7.95 USD
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THE EXPATRIATE Collected Short Stories, Cohen, Matt
5 Cohen, Matt THE EXPATRIATE Collected Short Stories
Toronto General Publishing Company 1982 0773670181 / 9780773670181 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, a little corner curling, creasing. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. This collection gathers together all the stories previously published in Columbus and the Fat Lady and in Night Flights. Includes: The Watchmaker; The End; Our Passion Lit the Night; The Nurse from Outer Space; Keeping Fit; Uncle Philbert and His Big Surprise; Straight Poker; After Dinner Butterflies; The Empty Room; Too Bad Galahad; Brothers and several others... (230 Noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 7.95 USD
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6 Davies, Robertson FIFTH BUSINESS First in the Deptford Trilogy
Penguin 1977 014004387X / 9780140043877 Softcover Fine 
Very nice condition, 1977 printing, cover art is different than shown. Very light wear to covers, pages clean and intact. Fifth Business is the 1st novel in the celebrated "Deptford trilogy" that also includes The Manticore and World of Wonders; it also stands alone as the story of a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real. (200? Noto) ; 12mo - over 6" - 7" Tall 
Price: 2.00 USD
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FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES, Douglas, Lloyd C.
7 Douglas, Lloyd C. FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES
Pocket Books/Cardinal 1957 0671782959 / 9780671782955 Softcover Very Good 
Pocket Books/Cardinal, early 1957 printing. Good condition for it's age. Cover has light edge and corner wear, a little rubbing to spine edges, tiny tear spine bottom, green ink dot top edge of pages. Pages clean and intact, with no markings, age tanning. "He found happiness and love only when a secret from the past restored his faith in mankind...." (180os) ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 361 pages 
Price: 4.95 USD
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THREE WOMEN OF LIVERPOOL, Forrester, Helen
8 Forrester, Helen THREE WOMEN OF LIVERPOOL
Fontana Paperbacks 1984 0006170110 / 9780006170112 Softcover Very Good+ 
Fontana 1984 edition. Pages clean, tight and unmarked, light age tanning. Cover has light edge & corner wear. "Liverpool, May 1941, the worst week of the blitz. When the siren sounds on 1st May 1941, three women have no idea what the following week will bring..." (137-noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 256 pages; 
Price: 3.50 USD
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9 Gibson, John Frederic FILE ON HELEN MORGAN
Toronto Totem Books 1977 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edge and corner wear, small peel to upper corner where sticker was likely removed. Interior pages clean & unmarked. Age tanning to page edges and inside cover. A different world.. The inlet is narrow, the small bay exposed to Pacific gales. There is a government dock and across the water a reserve. A few houses are scattered along the shore below the tree-clad mountains. It is wild country and very beautiful. Andrew had lived there briefly as a child and had come back to look for his father's grave. In his parent's derelict house an Indian family of nine was living. Helen Morgan was one of them. She was 17, intelligent and proud.... (300-noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 6.50 USD
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THE LOST CITY, Gruhn, Carrie E.
10 Gruhn, Carrie E. THE LOST CITY
Chicago Moody Press 1969 Softcover Good+ 
Good condition with some wear and tear. Cover has moderate edge/corner wear, fairly heavy scuffing, light creasing. Pages are clean and intact, other than previous owner's name written inside cover and old price sticker residue/small tear on first endpage, age tanning of pages. Set against the backdrop of Petra and the Wadi Musa, this is the story of a Jewish girl who leaves Europe at the end of the war, but soon finds herself in need of the protection Petra affords. The plot leads on to the events foretold in Revelations, and are seen through the eyes and lives of those who undergo its tribulations...Prophetic fiction. (noto350) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 285 pages 
Price: 4.95 USD
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A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Hansberry, Lorraine
11 Hansberry, Lorraine A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Signet / NAL 1966 Softcover Good 
Cover has moderate edge/corner wear, creasing, corner creasing/curling, age tanning to pages. Pages all intact and clean other than previous owner's name written on first page. "The Original Screenplay of an American classic. This is a landmark volume of the epic, original film script written by Lorraine Hansberry, adapted from her stage play. But movie audiences did not know that nearly a third of her powerful screenplay had been cut. This edition restores all of these deletions and delivers the screenplay that is true to Hansberry's vision. " (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 1.95 USD
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THE DEPUTY, Hochhuth, Rolf
12 Hochhuth, Rolf THE DEPUTY
Grove Press 1964 First Edition Softcover Good 
Cover has moderately heavy edgewear and creasing, scuffing and light soiling. Interior is unmarked - first few pages were partially loose at bottom edge and have been neatly taped. 352 pages. Reading copy. "Upon its premiere, The Deputy stirred up more controversy and caused greater repercussions than any other postwar work. Based on Rolf Hochhuth's research into the Vatican activities during World War II, the play's treatment of Pope Pius XII the "deputy" of Christ on earth and the Church during the Nazi persecution of the Jews made it the object of impassioned praise and violent denunciation. It is a powerful, shocking work...." (250noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 1.95 USD
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THE TWO NUNS, Hure, Ann
13 Hure, Ann THE TWO NUNS
Popular Library 1964 Softcover Good+ 
Popular Library edition, 1964. Cover has moderate edgewear and edge rubbing, light creasing. Pages clean and intact, age tanning to page edges. First published in French in 1962, and was a bestseller in France. A brilliant novel of the spirit, the flesh and the mother church. "Powerful and compelling .... Includes many of the elements that made "A Nun's Story" so controversial"--Best Sellers (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.50 USD
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The Neon Jungle, John A. MacDonald
14 John A. MacDonald The Neon Jungle
Fawcett Gold Medal 1953 Softcover Very Good 
Very good condition. Cover has light wear to edges/corners, a couple small creases. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Age tanning inside covers and to page edges. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 174 pages; No writer captured the urban blight that befell postwar America in all its grime and commotion as well as noir legend John D. MacDonald. The Neon Jungle depicts a world in which the bright lights belie the turbulent lives of a lost generation. (130os,0514) 
Price: 4.00 USD
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A BELL FOR ADANO, John Hersey
15 John Hersey A BELL FOR ADANO
Bantam Books 1946 First Edition Softcover Good 
Bantam 1946. Cover has moderate edgewear, laminate on cover has some peeled areas, tears to spine bottom taped. Soiling/discoloration outer edge of pages and light watermark stain/wrinkling to bottom corner of numerous pages. Pages otherwise clean and intact, with some age tanning to pages and covers. " Adano was a small Italian town , and its heart was a 700-year-old bell. Farmers set off to their fields, bakers make their bread, and the faithful went to church by its resonant ringing. At the outbreak of the war, the Fascists took the bell to a factory in Milan to melt it down for guns and ammunition. " (140os) ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 2.95 USD
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FROM A SEASIDE TOWN, Levine, Norman
16 Levine, Norman FROM A SEASIDE TOWN
Deneau & Greenberg 1980 0888790430 / 9780888790439 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Deaneau & Greenberg 1980, reprint of 1970 Macmillan edition. Pages clean and intact, with no markings, couple tiny edge tears, and a little spotting to outer edge of pages. Cover has light edgewear, a few light creases, light corner curling and tiny tears at spine ends. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 220 pages; Joseph Grand, the hero of From a Seaside Town, is a travel writer struggling to eke out an existence in an English seaside town. He introduces us to the small circle of relatives and companions who figure in his life. As he explores the sequence of events that led him to his present state of limbo, it becomes apparent that his crisis is not merely financial but also a crisis of personal identity. A Canadian Jew, Grand has spent a lifetime seeking to submerge his past. Now as a consequence, he discovers that he belongs nowhere. By turns comic and moving, this beautifully observed and beautifully written novel is a striking example of Norman Levine's artistry. From a Seaside Town has quietly become a classic. It is a book which simply will not go away. [175-osl] 
Price: 8.50 USD
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THE VOLCANOES ABOVE US, Lewis, Norman
17 Lewis, Norman THE VOLCANOES ABOVE US
U. K. Penguin 1959 First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edge/corner wear, light creasing, age tanning to covers and pages. Small bookseller sticker on front cover and old price sticker. Pages are clean and intact. A Latin-American republic, rocked by revolution and violence, is caught between the opposing forces of industrial development and the ancient religion of its Mayan ancestors. (120osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 9.95 USD
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KING, QUEEN, KNAVE, Nabokov, Vladimir
18 Nabokov, Vladimir KING, QUEEN, KNAVE
Fawcett Crest 1969 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
1st Fawcett edition. Very light edge/corner wear, slight creasing/scuffing. Internal pages tight and unmarked. 224 pages. "The novel is the story of Dreyer, a wealthy and boisterous proprietor of a men's clothing emporium store. Ruddy, self-satisfied, and thoroughly masculine, he is perfectly repugnant to his exquisite but cold middle-class wife Martha. Attracted to his money but repelled by his oblivious passion, she longs for their nephew instead, the myopic Franz. Newly arrived in Berlin, Franz soon repays his uncle's condescension in his aunt's bed. " (120osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 8.55 USD
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JOHNNY I HARDLY KNEW YOU, O'Brien, Edna
19 O'Brien, Edna JOHNNY I HARDLY KNEW YOU
U. K. Penguin 1978 0140047727 / 9780140047721 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, slight creasing, age tanning to covers and page edges. Pages are clean and unmarked. 143 pages. Synopsis: A story of a woman who murders her lover, her son's best friend. It uncovers a world where love and hope walk hand in hand with barely concealed violence and despair, where a woman is driven, despite herself, to exact revenge for suffering.... (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 3.50 USD
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LOST MOORINGS, Simenon, Georges
20 Simenon, Georges LOST MOORINGS
Penguin Books 1960 Softcover Good 
Penguin Books 1960 printing. Includes two novels: Blind Path and Banana Tourist. Pages are clean and unmarked other than previous owner's name on endpage and green booksale stamps on top edge of pages (has leeched into top edge a bit). Cover has moderate edgewear, tears to spine ends and small piece torn from spine bottom. Complete and unabridged. (163-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.00 USD
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