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ALLEN, JAMES LANE.
THE HEROINE IN BRONZE, or A Portrait of a Girl, A Pastoral of the City.
New York: Macmillan. 1912. First printing. Very good + - attractive cover with bust of a young woman in a gold medallion on the front cover (light shelfwear, mild bumping to lower corners, signs of erasure on front endpaper.)
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Book number: 2988
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ALLEN, JAMES LANE.
THE METTLE OF THE PASTURE
New York: Macmillan. 1903. First printing. Very good in dark red cloth, gilt top edge, gold lettering. Slight spine slant, wear to edges.
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Book number: 8455
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ALTHER, LISA
ORIGINAL SINS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. dj First printing. Tennessee-born author's second novel, the story of 5 children - 4 white, and 1 black - growing up in a small town in the South of the fifties, sixties and seventies, a time of tumultous change. Good in a good dustjacket (corners bumped, some staining to edge of dj, short closed tears.) ISBN: 0394516850
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Book number: 14267
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ALTHER, LISA
ORIGINAL SINS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. dj First printing. Tennessee-born author's second novel, the story of 5 children - 4 white, and 1 black - growing up in a small town in the South of the fifties, sixties and seventies, a time of tumultous change. Very good in very good dust jacket. ISBN: 0394516850
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Book number: 27153
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ANDERSON, BARBARA TUNNELL.
THE DAYS GROW COLD.
New York Macmillan, (c.1941.) dj Literary Guild edition. Set in the deep South, story of an artist and of a lost age of glamour, as seen through the eyes of an 11 year old girl. Very good+ in very good dust jacket.( several closed tears to dj, prev owners name)
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Book number: 28185
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9781250019691 ANDREWS, MARY KAY., SAVE THE DATE.
ANDREWS, MARY KAY.
SAVE THE DATE.
New York: St Martin's, (2014) dj First printing. Fast-paced and romantic novel by this Southern author. Can this wedding be saved? Up-and-coming floral designer Cara Kryzik is about to score the wedding of a lifetime - one that will solidify her career for Savannah society nuptials. The only problem is, life seems to be conspiring against her. SIGNED by the author on a blank preliminary page. 435 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. ISBN: 9781250019691
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Book number: 73512
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ARNOLD, JANIS
DAUGHTERS OF MEMORY
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The author's first book, the story of two sisters in a small town in Texas caught up in a bitter family rivalry, as they try to come to terms with their different memories of their childhood. Photograph of the author laid in. Fine.
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Book number: 20873
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ARNOLD, JANIS
DAUGHTERS OF MEMORY
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. dj Book club edition. The author's first book, the story of two sisters in a small town in Texas caught up in a bitter family rivalry, as they try to come to terms with their different memories of their childhood. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. ISBN: 0945575688
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Book number: 20871
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1565120574 ARNOLD, JANIS, EXCUSE ME FOR ASKING.
ARNOLD, JANIS
EXCUSE ME FOR ASKING.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1994. dj First printing. Second novel by this Texas born author, the story of an unlikely but strong friendship between two women, a friendship starting as freshmen roommates in college. 351 pp. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.) ISBN: 1565120574
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Book number: 55542
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ARNOLD, GEORGE.
GROWING UP SIMPLE: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950's.
Austin, TX: Eakin Press, (2003.) Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format) Revised edition. Although described as 'a novel' the author admits that these interconnected stories of a boyhood in Waco and Austin, Texas in the 1950's are partly true. Foreword by Liz Carpenter. Sticker on front cover noting it was the winner of the 2003 Independent BookPublishers Award. SIGNED on the half title page by the author. Fine (a new copy) Promotional postcard laid in.
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Book number: 29614
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ARNOLD, GEORGE.
GROWING UP SIMPLE: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950's.
Austin, TX: Eakin Press, (2003.) Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format) Revised edition. Although described as 'a novel' the author admits that these interconnected stories of a boyhood in Waco and Austin, Texas in the 1950's are partly true. Foreword by Liz Carpenter. Sticker on front cover noting it was the winner of the 2003 Independent BookPublishers Award. INSCRIBED on the half title page by the author. Fine (a new copy) Promotional postcard laid in.
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Book number: 30013
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 AUSTIN, GRACE JEWETT., POEMS OF HERE AND THERE.
AUSTIN, GRACE JEWETT.
POEMS OF HERE AND THERE.
Dallas, TX: Story Book Press, (1948.) dj First printing. A slim collection of poety, many telling stories of Texas and the South, others inspired by Austin's wide-ranging travels. The front cover of the dust jacket has a photograph of Austin and her daughter, with a St Bernard dog between them, in Switzerland in 1934, with a reference to one of the poems in this book (Old Moritz.) Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1947. Near fine in a fair only dust jacket with many chips and edgewear.
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Book number: 42741
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Keywords: poetry, texas, travel,

 BAILEY, CAROLYN SHERWIN (1875-1961), ILLUSTRATED BY RUTH GANNETT., MISS HICKORY.
BAILEY, CAROLYN SHERWIN (1875-1961), ILLUSTRATED BY RUTH GANNETT.
MISS HICKORY.
New York: The Viking Press, 1946 (1947) dj 2nd printing. A very early printing of this delightful story of a little wooden doll, winner of the Newbery Award in 1947. When Great-granny Brown packed up and moved to the Women's City Club in Boston, Miss Hickory was faced with the problem of spending a severe New Hampshire winter alone. This might not have been so bad if Miss Hickory had not been a country woman whose body was an apple-wood twig and whose head was a hickory nut. This is the story of how she suvived those months, in the company of neighbors like Crow, Bull Frog, Ground Hog, and a host of others. Illustrated throughout with charming lithographs by Ruth Gannett. 123 pp. Very good in a fair dust jacket with some overall rubbing and wear, price-clipped.
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Book number: 75413
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Keywords: newbery award, new england, new hampshire,

 
BECKER, MAY LAMBERTON.
GOLDEN TALES OF THE OLD SOUTH.
New York: Dodd Mead, 1930. dj First edition. An anthology selected, and with an introduction by May Lamberton Becker. Among the authors included are George Cable, Lafcadio Hearn, Poe,. James Weldon Johnson, O Henry, Joel Chandler Harris and Don Marquis. INSCRIBED on the half title page as follows May Lamberton Becker, who hopes others will enjoy reading these as much as she did looking for them. Near fine in a good only dust jacket (wear at ends of spine, dw has some loss of paper at top edge of spine and front cover, less loss at the bottom, and chips missing from back cover - an attractive wrap around design of an antebellum mansion, moss-draped trees.
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Book number: 2868
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 BELL, MADISON SMARTT, EDITOR. TAYARI JONES, SIGNED., NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009.
BELL, MADISON SMARTT, EDITOR. TAYARI JONES, SIGNED.
NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: The Year's Best, 2009.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2009.) Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The 24th volume in this series, featuring the best short stories published during the year either by Southern writers or about the US South. Introduction by Madison Smartt Bell. SIGNED by Tayari Jones at her story Something Blue. Also includes stories by Wendell Berry, Kelly Cherry, Jill McCorkle, Pinckney Benedict and more. Each story is followed by brief biographical notes on the author and a comment by the author about the genesis of the story. Appendices including lists of magazines consulted and a complete list of the stories in previous volumes. 357 pp. Fine in royal blue wrappers. Uncommon both as an advance issue and signed.
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Book number: 57285
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