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T.C. BOYLE STORIES II

by T.C. Boyle (T. Coraghessan Boyle

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Published
2013
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Near Fine
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First Edition.
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New York: Viking Penguin, 2013. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. In 1998, "T.C. Boyle Stories" gathered the award-winning writer's first four short story collections in a single volume. This second volume, "T.C. Boyle Stories II," pulls together the work in his three most recent collections ("After The Plague," "Tooth and Claw," and "Wild Child") as well… Read more
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WHAT A BODY!

by Green, Alan

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Published
1949
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Very Good
Edition
Book Club.
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£7.81

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1949. Book Club. . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. This humorous locked room mystery won its author the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery in 1950. The body in question belongs to Merlin Broadstone, the health and fitness guru, shot to death about 6:30 in the morning at the brand new Broadstone luxury hotel… Read more
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DANCERS IN THE SCALP HOUSE

by Eastlake, William

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Published
1975
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780670254675
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£29.35

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New York: The Viking Press, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The fourth of Westlake's novels featuring the conflict between modern white America and the Native American and arguably his most accomplished in which the cunning savage has at long last decided to fight back against the Four Corners Power Plant and the nearly… Read more
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THE RATASTROPHE CATASTROPHE

by Stone, David Lee

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Published
2004
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Near Fine
Edition
First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
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9780786851287
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£12.67

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New York: Hyperion Books For Children, 2004. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Bob Lea. This first book of Stone's three-volume, "The Illmoor Chronicles," was a major success when published in England. It features Diek Wustapha, a normal shepherd boy under an evil spell who offers to free the ancient city of Dullitch from… Read more
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JACK IN THE BOX

by Kotzwinkle, William

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Published
1980
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780399125027
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£14.99

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/About Very Good. The 20th novel by Kotzwinkle, an award-winning satirist and fantasy author, is the life story of Jack Twiller, aka the Masked Man, Tailspine Tommy and Secret Agent X-9 and a dozen other comic book characters from the 1940s. The book asks the… Read more
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A HOLE IN TEXAS

by Wouk, Herman

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Published
2004
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Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
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9780316525909
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£12.04

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New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2004. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning Wouk's first novel in ten years features Guy Carpenter, a NASA scientist, happily married, living a quiet life, who suddenly finds himself at the center of an enormous, international scandal which gives Wouk ample opportunity to use both his deep insight… Read more
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TOKYO WOES

by Friedman, Bruce Jay

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Published
1985
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780917657337
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£11.82

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New York: Donald I. Fine, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus. The fifth novel from the author of "A Mother's Kisses" and "The Dick," Friedman's first since the 1970s, features Mike Halsey, a mostly modern, mostly normal sort of guy who suddenly has an urge to travel and finds himself on a tumultuous tour… Read more
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WILLING

by Spencer, Scott

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Published
2008
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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£14.99

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New York: HarperCollins, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The ninth novel from the National Book Award finalist who has been called the "contemporary American master of the love story" features Avery Jankowski, a 37-year-old New York writer scraping by as a freelancer, who's just learned his girl friend is having an affair. To cheer him… Read more
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CARPENTER'S GOTHIC

by Gaddis, William

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Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780670697939
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£21.12

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New York: Viking Penguin, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The third of this award-winning satirist's four novels, his shortest and probably most accessible, focuses on the the tempestuous marriage of a redhaired heiress and a Vietnam veteran lived out in their rented "carpenter gothic" house on the Hudson River, where their landlord, geologist McCandless,… Read more
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A CITY OF STRANGERS

by Barnard, Robert

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Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
ISBN
9780684191928
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£10.35

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Barnard's 23rd book continues his career as a master of the stylish, witty mystery, this time with the infamous Phelan family, well known to police and social services, whose head of household, Jack Phelan, dirty, potbellied, rude and selfish, has won big in… Read more
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I AM CHARLOTTE SIMMONS

by Wolfe, Tom

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Published
2004
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780374281588
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£12.46

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Wolfe's thirteenth book is a social satire of life on campus as seen through the eyes and mind of Charlotte Simmons, a wide-eyed, bookish freshman from a strict, devout, poor and poorly educated family from North Carolina; tiny creases on two pages… Read more
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THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS

by Raphael, Lev

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Published
1997
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780312155193
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£15.20

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The second novel in Raphael's satiric mystery series featuring Nick Hoffman, University of Michigan English professor and Edith Wharton scholar, who's trying to organize a quiet, non-controversial conference on Wharton only to have a couple of his colleagues turn into murder victims with Wharton's… Read more
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THE LIVING END

by Elkin, Stanley

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Published
1979
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Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780525070207
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£14.99

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. This, the seventh work of fiction by satirical humorist Elkin, is three related stories set in heaven, hell and Minneapolis-St. Paul, and features God, the Father, as well as Ellerbee, good sport and liquor store proprietor, and Jay Ladelhaus, small time robber who kills… Read more
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BABBITT

by Lewis, Sinclair

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Published
1946
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Near Fine to Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Paperback Edition.
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£16.89

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New York: Bantam Books, 1946. First Printing, First Paperback Edition. . Soft cover. Near Fine to Fine. Vintage Paperback, Bantam 22; Arguably the best of the five great novels written by the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, 'Babbit' is a satirical portrait of the American businessman that still maintains its relevance sixty years after… Read more
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SMOKEOUT

by Date, S.V.

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Published
2001
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Near Fine to Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Paperback Edition.
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9780425182758
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£4.43

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New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2001. First Printing, First Paperback Edition. . Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine to Fine. Date's second novel is a satirical look at Florida society and politics, featuring tobacco baron Bartholomew Simons, who is not about to let his billion dollar empire go up in smoke while blackmail, kidnapping and murder are still available… Read more
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BLUE ANGEL

by Prose, Francine

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Published
2000
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
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9780060195410
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£14.15

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New York: HarperCollins, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Prose's thirteenth book, nominated for a National Book Award, is a satirical look at academia through the eyes of Swenson, professor of creative writing at a small New England college, suddenly faced with Angela Argo, a pierced and tattooed student with real talent, who is… Read more
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HORNBOOK FOR THE DOUBLE DAMNED

by Elam, Samuel Milton

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Published
1962
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Good Plus to Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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£7.18

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Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Co., 1962. First Edition, First Printing. . Trade Paperback. Good Plus to Very Good. Vintage paperback, Meridian Books MG47; subtitled "An American Satiricon," this is a collection of dictionary definitions, primer entries and poetry satirizing America's 1960s era politics, culture, literature and most everything else; Paperback Original; First Printing of the First Edition;… Read more
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DIRTY MONEY

by Russell, Ray

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Published
1998
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
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9780312013684
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£7.18

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Russell's sixth novel features a man named Dodd, "the most amoral person I've ever known," according to Kittering, Dodd's redheaded girlfriend, who's no stranger to amorality or immorality herself. Dodd and Kittering track a cocaine trail across the U.S., then to South America in… Read more
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BLUEBEARD

by Vonnegut, Kurt

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Published
1987
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Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Trade Edition.
ISBN
9780385295901
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£14.99

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New York: Delacorte Press, 1987. First Printing, First Trade Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Satirist Vonnegut's novel about the abstract expressionism movement in New York City in the late 1940s that revolutionized modern art, as told in the autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, one of the founders of the movement, whose paintings all fell apart due to an unfortunate… Read more
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SON OF THE GREAT SOCIETY

by Buchwald, Art

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Published
1967
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Very Good to Near Fine
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First Printing, First Paperback Edition.
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£6.55

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Greenwich, CN: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1967. First Printing, First Paperback Edition. . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good to Near Fine. Vintage paperback, Fawcett Crest R1055; a collection of 1960s columns from one of the era's great humorists. Read a few and you'll note, as he might, the more things change, the more they remain the same. Cartoons by… Read more
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