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1 Abish, Walter Alphabetical Africa
New York New Directions 1974 0811205320 / 9780811205320 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A lovely copy of the author's first novel, an experiment in constrained writing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Harbor, Adams, Lorraine
2 Adams, Lorraine Harbor
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2004 140004233x / 9781400042333 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Adams on the title page. The uncertain lives of illegal Algerian immigrants are the subject of this debut novel. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Ali, Samina Madras on Rainy Days
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2004 0374195625 / 9780374195625 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A debut novel that explores the stifling world of Indian Muslim domestic life, and the odd partnership forged by husband and wife in an arranged marriage fraught with secrets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Rachel Papers, Amis, Martin
4 Amis, Martin The Rachel Papers
New York Harmony 1988 0517567776 / 9780517567777 First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Amis. First Harmony Books edition. On the eve of his twentieth birthday, Charles Highway reviews his campaign to win over a self-assured girl named Rachel. Only slight edgewear. A presentable copy of the author's first novel. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Turn of the Century, Andersen, Kurt
5 Andersen, Kurt Turn of the Century
New York Random House 1999 0375500081 / 9780375500084 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Andersen. A light bump to the top corner. A fiction debut for media insider Anderson (formerly editor-in-chief of New York magazine, co-founder of Spy) , this social satire draws fresh humor out of the overhyped territory of millennial madness. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Ansay, A. Manette Vinegar Hill
New York Viking 1994 0670852538 / 9780670852536 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Ansay on the title page. A faint smudge to the free endpaper. Set in a small town in Wisconsin, Ansay's debut novel reveals one woman's desperation to free herself from stifling, narrow-minded expectations. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 17.50 USD
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7 Asano, Suchi In Broken Wigwag
Norwalk, CT Rosset-Morgan 1997 080389399x / 9780803893993 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket 
The top edge of the rear board shows two bumps. A first novel of a young woman's struggle to reinvent herself in a new country. Dust jacket blurb from Iggy Pop, America's cultural ambassador to the world. 
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8 Ball, Pamela Lava
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1997 0393040240 / 9780393040241 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Hawaiian-born Ball's debut novel features a woman obsessed with the husband who deserted her. 
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9 Barnhardt, Wilton Emma Who Saved My Life (Includes Uncorrected Proof)
New York St. Martin's Press 1989 031202911x / 9780312029111 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Barnhardt on the title page. A bump to the bottom corners. The author's first novel, the story of a young aspiring actor just arrived from the Midwest in New York in the mid-'70s. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) is included. ; Signed by Author 
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10 Barrett, Joyce Durham Quiet-Crazy
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1993 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in yellow wrappers. Twenty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Miller, a woman dominated by her guilt-ridden mother and memories of her dead sister, feels herself slipping toward insanity and seeks the independence offered by a state asylum. A first novel. 
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11 Barthelme, Frederick Second Marriage
New York Simon & Schuster 1985 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
An Uncorrected Proof in the publisher's plain yellow wrappers. The marriage of Henry and Theo--her first, his second--falls on strange times and the two learn the virtues of patience and understanding as they grow into a mature relationship. 
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12 Bauman, Bruce And the Word Was (Includes Advance Reading Copy)
New York Other Press 2005 1590511417 / 9781590511411 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bauman. Taking the job of resident physician at the American Embassy in India after the tragic death of his son, Neil Downs seeks a philosophical refuge in the writings of Levi Fustenblum and forms a bond with Holika, the rebellious, activist niece of a prestigious family. A first novel. An Advance Reading Copy (not signed) in illustrated wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Bausch, Richard Real Presence
New York Dial Press 1980 0803777795 / 9780803777798 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bausch on the title page. Dust soiling to the rear board, and a bump to the bottom edge. The author's first novel. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14 Berg, Elizabeth Durable Goods
New York Random House 1993 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Good Signed by Author
Signed by Berg. An Advance Reader's Edition in illustrated wrappers. Moderate to heavy creasing to the covers. A debut novel about an Army brat named Katie, skating toward adolescence on a base in Texas in the early Sixties. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 17.50 USD
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15 Berg, Elizabeth Durable Goods
New York Random House 1993 0679422080 / 9780679422082 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Berg on the title page. A few light scratches to the back panel. A debut novel about an Army brat named Katie, skating toward adolescence on a base in Texas in the early Sixties. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Berlin, Adam Headlock
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2000 1565122666 / 9781565122666 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Twin addictions overlap in Berlin's noir, on-the-road debut novel. 
Price: 17.99 USD
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17 Blakeslee, Mermer Same Blood
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1989 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
An Uncorrected Proof in red wrappers. A first novel that evokes the mean lives of Catskill dirt farmers: wounded cars sprouting in every yard, a gaggle of illegitimate children, often conceived incestuously, endemic drunkenness and casual adultery. 
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18 Block, Valerie Was it Something I Said?
New York Soho Press 1998 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers. Tells the story of a romance that begins with an absurd meeting between a food product manager who hasn't had a date in a year, and an ambitious lawyer at a hotshot New York mergers and acquisitions firm. A first novel. 
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Beautiful Children, Bock, Charles
19 Bock, Charles Beautiful Children
New York Random House 2008 1400066506 / 9781400066506 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and dated by Charles Bock with an added caricature. A wide-ranging portrait of an almost mythically depraved Las Vegas, this debut novel takes in everything from the bland misery of suburban Nevada to the exploitative Vegas sex industry.; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.50 USD
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20 Bohjalian, Christopher A. A Killing in the Real World
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312017812 / 9780312017811 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bohjalian on the title page. The first novel by the author of Midwives. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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