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1 Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers (translator) The Infinite Plan : A Novel
New York HarperCollins 1993 0-06-017016-6 / 9780060170165 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 380pp. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. Yet to be read. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page; this signature is accompanied by the author's usual flower-doodle.

"...In her first book to be set in the United States and portray American characters, Isabel Allende offers a powerful narrative that transforms one man's story into a universal tale of lonliness and love, betrayal and defeat, joy and intimacy, and eventual acceptance and reconciliation. It is the story of Gregory Reeves, the son of a self-styled preacher of 'The Infinite Plan,' who struggles to overcome his childhood of poverty and neglect, take control of his destiny, and make a place for himself in a violent and racist world..."

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The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children Ser.) , Auel, Jean M.
2 Auel, Jean M. The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children Ser.)
New York, NY, U.S.A. Crown Publishing Group, Incorporated 1985 0-517-55627-8 / 9780517556276 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Proofs. Near Fine in glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 645pps. There is light shelfwear and a faint pencil erasure in the upper corner of the half-title page. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No reading wear. A very nice copy. The publisher's Review materials, including a photo of the proposed cover-art, is laid in.

"...Follows the beautiful and independent heroine, Ayla, on her journey of adventure and self-discovery. Ayla sets out from the valley of horses with Jondalar, the golden-haired man she loves. Their travels take them to the Mammoth Hunters' dwelling where Ayla finds new friends, powerful allies, and dangerous foes..."

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Ill Wind , Barr, Nevada
3 Barr, Nevada Ill Wind
New York, NY, U.S.A. Putnam's 1995 0-399-14015-8 / 9780399140150 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proof. Very Good+ in beige cardstock wraps, trade-sized (pb). 319pps. There is very slight rounding to the tips and a couple of shallow reading creases in the spine. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the ffep.

"...In 'Ill Wind', Barr's powerful new novel, Park Ranger Anna Pigeon confronts death among the ruins. Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park is noted for its well-preserved cliff dwellings, the sole legacy of the Anasazi civilization, which vanished without any other trace in the twelfth century. Separated from friends and family and haunted by personal demons, Anna finds solace in these quiet ruins, their pinon-scented turrets and towers backlit by the fading blue of distant mountain ranges. But the rugged beauty of the park and the mystery of the Anasazi are cruelly overshadowed by danger and death. An unusually high number of medical rescues and the unexpected death of an asthmatic child are followed by the sudden demise of a fellow ranger who is found neatly curled up in one of the ancient kivas, his hat and shoes at his side. Anna had thought she'd found a friend in this man, had seen him as a kindred spirit, but his death transforms him into an enigma. Puzzled and more deeply wounded than she'd ever dare admit, Anna immerses herself in the ensuing investigation. As she sifts through shifting loyalties and struggles to honor the past, she must face forces both seen and unseen which threaten her career -- and her very life..."

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Flags Of Our Fathers, Bradley, James; Powers, Ron
4 Bradley, James; Powers, Ron Flags Of Our Fathers
New York Bantam 2000 0553111337 / 9780553111330 First Edition Soft Cover Advance Reading Copy (ARC) 
[2000]. Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 354pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The publisher's Review Slip is laid in. This is the book on which the Clint Eastwood film is based. ".In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima -- and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag. Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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5 Branton, Matthew The House of Whacks
New York, NY, U.S.A. Bloomsbury Publishing 1999 1582340242 / 9781582340241 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Proofs. As New in pink, pictorial wraps, trade-sized. 250pps. A flawless copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Brite, Poppy Z. Exquisite Corpse
New York, NY, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1996 0684822547 / 9780684822549 First Edition Original Wraps Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 240pps. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. ".To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his 'art' to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, and drawn to possess and destroy young boys, Compton inadvertently joins forces with Jay Byrne, a dissolute playboy who has pushed his 'art' to limits even Compton hadn't previously imagined. Together, Compton and Byrne set their sights on an exquisite young Vietnamese-American runaway. Tran, whom they deem to be the perfect victim. Swiftly moving from the grimy streets of London's Piccadilly Circus to the decadence of the New Orleans French Quarter, and punctuated by rants from radio talk show host Lush Rimbaud, a.k.a. Luke Ransom, Tran's ex-lover, who is dying of AIDS and who intends to wreak ultimate havoc before leaving this world, 'Exquisite Corpse' unfolds into a labyrinth of murder and love. Ultimately all four characters converge on a singular bloody night after which their lives will be irrevocably changed -- or terminated." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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March : A Novel, Brooks, Geraldine
7 Brooks, Geraldine March : A Novel
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Press 2005 0670033359 / 9780670033355 First Edition Original Wraps Advance Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 279pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

"...As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the American Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant, 'March' is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic, 'Little Women,' Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war, leaving his wife and daughters to make do in hard times. To evoke him, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father -- a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. In her telling, March emerges as an idealistic chaplain in the little known backwater of a war that will test his faith in himself and in the Union cause. As he recovers from a near mortal illness, he must reassemble his shattered mind and body, and find a way to reconnect with a wife and daughters who have no idea of the ordeals he has been through."

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The Da Vinci Code : A Novel , Brown, Dan
8 Brown, Dan The Da Vinci Code : A Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A. Doubleday 2003 0-385-50420-9 / 9780385504201 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Proofs. Good in glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 462pps. There are touches of curling and creasing to the corners of the wraps, and some slight warping to the bottom of the text as if it had gotten damp. Also, there is modest general reading wear. No previous ownership markings.

"...While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can deipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive hysterical truth -- will be lost forever..."

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Black Cherry Blues, Burke, James Lee
9 Burke, James Lee Black Cherry Blues
New York, NY, U.S.A. Little, Brown & Company 1989 0316116998 / 9780316116992 First Edition Soft Cover Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 294pps. There is very slight exterior rubbing. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No reading wear and no previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. A very nice, collector's-quality, advance copy of the third Robicheaux novel. ".Sweeps up from the lush, misty bayou country of southern Louisiana to the rugged landscape of Montana, where Robicheaux confronts Indians, oil company roughnecks, Mafia honchos, and a woman he could grow to love. James Lee Burke delivers a remarkable novel that shows him to be one of our most soulful, self-assured, and satisfying writers." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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10 Clarke, Breena River, Cross My Heart
New York, NY, U.S.A. Little, Brown & Company 1999 0316144231 / 9780316144230 First Edition Soft cover Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Advance Proof. Near Fine in cherry-red wraps, trade-sized (pb). There is a shallow crease in the upper corner of the front cover. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. Yet to be read. An excellent copy of the author's first novel. ".A remarkable new writer makes her debut -- with a novel of tragedy and triumph in the life of an African American family in Georgetown, circa 1925. Six-year-old Clara Bynum is dead, drowned in the Potomoc River in the shadow of an apparently haunted rock outcropping known locally as the Three Sisters. In scenes alive with emotional truth, River, Cross My Heart weighs the effect of Clara's absence on the people she has left behind: her parents, Alice and Willie Bynum, torn between the old world of their rural North Carolina home and the new world of the city, to which they have moved in search of a better life for themselves and their children; the friends and relatives of the Bynum family in the Georgetown neighborhood they now call home; and, most especially, Clara's sister, twelve-year-old Johnnie Mae, who must come to terms with the powerful and confused emotions sparked by her sister's death as she struggles to decide and discover the kind of woman she will become." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
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Free Fall (Elvis Cole Mystery Ser.), Crais, Robert
11 Crais, Robert Free Fall (Elvis Cole Mystery Ser.)
New York, NY, U.S.A. Bantam Books 1993 0553092421 / 9780553092424 First Edition Soft cover Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in glossy white wraps, trade-sized (pb). 280pps. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. There is very slight curling to the upper corner of the opening pages. No previous ownership markings. SIGNED and inscribed by the author -- 'To Scott, Who showed me a great time in Seattle!' -- on the title-page. ".In Free Fall Elvis gets caught up in his hottest case yet, a case that tests the limits of the human heart as Elvis uncovers a world of cops gone wrong in L.A.'s most explosive neighborhood. Jennifer Sheridan has a good job, a great future, and an engagement ring from the man she loves, a member of an elite LAPD plainclothes unit operating in the war zone known as South Central Los Angeles. But her great future is suddenly in jeopardy -- and it's her cop fiance who's the problem. Jennifer is certain that Mark Thurman is in some kind of trouble, and she wants Elvis Cole to find out what it is. Elvis never could say no to a woman in love, so he takes on the case.a case that turns deadly as Elvis and his enigmatic partner Joe Pike plummet into a world of racist cops, South Central street gangs, and conspiracies of silence." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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In Pursuit of Valis : Selections from the Exegesis, Dick, Philip K.; Sutin, Lawrence (editor)
12 Dick, Philip K.; Sutin, Lawrence (editor) In Pursuit of Valis : Selections from the Exegesis
Novato, CA Underwood-Miller 1991 0887330916 / 9780887330919 First Edition Original Wraps Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Advance Review Copy. Near Fine in plain yellow cardstock wraps, trade-sized (pb). 276pps. There is a bit of faint exterior spotting and a crease at the lower tip of the rear wrap. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. With an Introduction by Jay Kinney and an Afterword by Terrence McKenna. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of the rare advance issue. ".Rumors have circulated for years about the strange contents of a huge unpublished work by Philip K. Dick. 'In Pursuit of Valis' is the first publication of portions of the legendary 'Exegesis'. Dick's 'Exegesis' was the greatest undertaking of his life: some eight thousand pages written (mostly in longhand) during the last years of his life, when he was wrestling with a series of spiritual visions. These same 'mystical experiences' became the heart of Dick's novels 'Valis' and 'Radio Free Albemuth'. 'In Pursuit of Valis' contains autobiographical material, metaphysical diagrams, philosophical speculation, Dick's analysis of his own fiction and a self-contained short story. Here at last is Philip K. Dick's bizarre and fascinating New Age magnum opus." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Novel Ser., No. 1) , Evanovich, Janet
13 Evanovich, Janet One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Novel Ser., No. 1)
New York, NY, U.S.A. Scribner's 1994 0-684-19639-5 / 9780684196398 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 290pps. A flawless, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page.

"...Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie's opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey. She's a product of the 'burg,' a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, windows are clean, and (God forbid you should be late) dinner is served at six. Now Stephanie's all grown up and out on her own, living five miles from Mom and Dad's, doing her best to sever the world's longest umbilical cord. Her mother is a meddler, and her grandmother is a few cans short of a case. Out of work and out of money, with her Miata repossessed and her refrigerator empty, Stephanie blackmails her bail bondsman cousin, Vinnie, into giving her a try as an apprehension agent. Stephanie knows zilch about the job requirements, but she figures her new pal, fearless bounty hunter Ranger, can teach her what it takes to catch a crook..."

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14 Evanovich, Janet Two For The Dough : A Stephanie Plum Novel
New York Scribner 1996 0684196387 / 9780684196381 First Edition Original Wraps Advance Reading Copy (ARC) 
[1996]. Uncorrected Proofs. Glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 301pps. The wraps are mildly rubbed, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. An excellent, collector's-quality copy of the author's second Stephanie Plum mystery. ".Stephanie is after a new bail jumper, Kenny Mancuso, a boy from Trenton's burg. He's fresh out of the army, suspiciously wealthy, and he's just shot his best friend. With her bounty hunter pal Ranger stepping in occasionally to advise her, Stephanie staggers knee-deep in corpses and caskets as she traipses through back streets, dark alleys, and funeral parlors. And nobody knows funeral parlors better than Stephanie's irrepressible Grandma Mazur, a lady whose favorite pastime is grabbing a front-row seat at a neighborhood wake. So Stephanie uses Grandma as a cover to follow leads, but loses control when Grandma warms to the action, packing a cool pistol. Much to the family's chagrin, Stephanie and Granny may soon have the elusive Kenny in their sights. Low on expertise but learning fast, high on resilience, and despite the help she gets from friends and relatives, Stephanie eventually must face the danger alone when embalmed body parts begin to arrive on her doorstep and she's targeted for a nasty death by the most loathsome adversary she's ever encountered." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
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Cold Mountain, Frazier, Charles
15 Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
New York, NY, U.S.A. Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated 1997 0871136791 / 9780871136794 First Edition Original Wraps Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Manuscript. Fine in glossy, pictorial wraps, trade-sized. 367pps. There is a slight, superficial impression in the front wrap, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. An excellent, collector's-quality copy of the scarce pre-publication issue. ".A magnificent love story in the tradition of Ernest Hemingway's 'A Farewell To Arms', 'Cold Mountain' is a breathtaking account of one man's voyage home from the front at the end of the Civil War. Based on true stories passed down by the author's great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the war and back home to his pre-war sweetheart, Ada. Inman's odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada's struggle to revive her father's farm with the help of an intrepid young drifter named Ruby. As their long-separated lives begin to converge at the close of the war, Inman and Ada confront the vastly transformed world they've been delivered." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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Elvis, Jesus and Coca Cola, Friedman, Kinky
16 Friedman, Kinky Elvis, Jesus and Coca Cola
New York Simon & Schuster 1993 0671869221 / 9780671869229 First Edition Original Wraps Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proof. Near Fine in glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 302pps. The top corners of the front wrap and the first several pages are very slightly curled. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. SIGNED and dated ('98) by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. Includes the Review Slip from the publisher, laid in. A very nice, collector's-quality copy. ".When Tom Baker dies of a possible drug overdose, Kinky Friedman, who knew Baker probably better than anyone, suspects foul play. Adding to his suspicions is the fact that a documentary Baker had been making on Elvis impersonators has disappeared, along with the only person who has actually seen the film, Baker's assistant, Legs." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Ellen Foster, Gibbons, Kaye
17 Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1987 0912697520 / 9780912697529 First Edition Original Wraps Advance Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. In Near Fine condition. Tan wraps, interestingly produced of stitched signatures. A label bearing the publisher's information about the forthcoming novel is affixed to the front wrap. 146pps. There are a couple of slight ripples in the front wrap, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of an uncommon item. ".'When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy.' With that opening sentance we are introduced to the eleven-year-old heroine of 'Ellen Foster.' Ellen tells her own story, with an honesty, a perceptivity, and a quite un-selfconscious heroism. Her mother dies. She stays with her father until it becomes too dangerous. She lives with a teacher, a grandmother who blames her for her father's marriage, then with an aunt. At the close she discovers a home where at last she is wanted and loved. Kaye Gibbons' first novel is one to be read over and over. The little girl's absence of self-pity, her determination, and her gratitude to those who help her, make her a heroine who lives beyond the printed page. She takes a place in our hearts." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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Ellen Foster, Gibbons, Kaye
18 Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1987 0912697520 / 9780912697529 First Edition Original Wraps Advance Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. In Near Fine condition. Tan wraps, interestingly produced of stitched signatures. A label bearing the publisher's information about the forthcoming novel is affixed to the front wrap. 146pps. There are two faint and unobtrusive specks to the fore-edge, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. ".'When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy.' With that opening sentance we are introduced to the eleven-year-old heroine of 'Ellen Foster.' Ellen tells her own story, with an honesty, a perceptivity, and a quite un-selfconscious heroism. Her mother dies. She stays with her father until it becomes too dangerous. She lives with a teacher, a grandmother who blames her for her father's marriage, then with an aunt. At the close she discovers a home where at last she is wanted and loved. Kaye Gibbons' first novel is one to be read over and over. The little girl's absence of self-pity, her determination, and her gratitude to those who help her, make her a heroine who lives beyond the printed page. She takes a place in our hearts." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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Strip Tease , Hiaasen, Carl
19 Hiaasen, Carl Strip Tease
New York Knopf 1993 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in bright orange and blue wraps, trade-sized (pb). 358pps. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title page.

"...Congressman David Dilbeck has a bad problem. 'I should never,' he says, 'be around naked women.' But he just can't stay away. And late one night, at a gaudy Fort Lauderdale strip joint, Dilbeck loses control. He leaps onto the stage with the performers and proceeds to demonstrate his affections in a most unconventional way. The congressman barely escapes the scene, but not before being recognized by an odd little customer known as Mr. Peepers -- an unlikely blackmailer, but (it turns out) a cunning one. To save himself from an election-year sex scandal, David Dilbeck desperately turns to Malcolm 'Moldy' Moldowsky, a devious and cold-blooded political fixer. It is Moldy's mission to protect the congressman's reputation, shaky as it might be, and soon the stakes are murderously high..."

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Ordinary Wolves : A Novel , Kantner, Seth
20 Kantner, Seth Ordinary Wolves : A Novel
Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A. Milkweed Editions 2004 1-57131-044-4 / 9781571310446 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Near Fine in glossy white wraps, trade-sized (pb). 328pps. There is a bump to the upper front tip, otherwise as new: clean, tight, square, and bright. Yet to be read. The publisher's Review Slip and promotional material are laid in. A very nice copy of the author's first novel and winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize.

"...Depicts a life different from what many have ever known. The story is told by Cutuk Hawcly, a boy growing up in remote Alaska. He lives with his father, Abe ('our best friend, no dad at all'), and siblings in a sod igloo, with the pastel arctic sky overhead and animals -- wolves, moose, foxes, ravens -- all around. The Inupiaq village a day's sled drive away is their link to the outside world, one Cutuk knows only through what the mail plane brings and his brother's memories of Chicago.
Cutuk idolizes the Inupiaq hunter Enuk Wolfglove and is in love with Enuk's granddaughter, Dawna. In the village he sees the effect of government money on the Inupiaq and knows that he is different, not only because he is white, but also because his father lives in a way few Eskimo would anymore. As he grows older and his brother and sister abandon the tundra for the city, Cutuk -- shy, observant, self-mocking -- wonders if he must too.
With the voice of Abe in his head, Enuk's carved ivory in his pocket, and Dawna in his heart, Cutuk finds his way, navigating between sled-dogs and 'snowgos,' between the ancient ways of the wolf pack and the ever-approaching drone of the world beyond..."


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