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141 Morrison, Toni PARADISE
New York/Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. 0679433740 / 9780679433743 Publisher's reprint. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Morrison's first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, and it is possibly her best work of fiction to date."--NY Times. A "risk-taking major work that will have readers feverishly, and fearfully turning the pages."--Kirkus. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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142 Morrison, Toni SULA
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1993). 0394480449 / 9780394480442 Fifteenth printing. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Wendell Minor. 
Toni Morrison won the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature. "Lyrical and gripping, SULA is an honest look at the power of friendship amid a backdrop of family, love, race, and the human condition." --Gisele Toueg. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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143 Mosley, Walter FUTURELAND
(New York): Warner Books, (2001). 0446529540 / 9780446529549 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The author of the DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS transcends the genres in this collection of nine near-future stories where, in a couple of generations from now, the world is dominated by technology, and divided by racism and class warfare. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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144 Mosley, Walter WHITE BUTTERFLY
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1992. 039303366X / 9780393033663 First edition. Hardcover. Light spotting and soiling to the page edges, embossed ownership seal to the title-page, else a near fine copy; in an illustrated dust jacket with an embossed ownership seal to the front flap. 
The second Easy Rawlins mystery. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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145 Mowry, Jess SIX OUT SEVEN
New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, (1993). 0374220832 / 9780374220839 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth shelfback lettered in black and ruled in yellow, over bright canary-yellow boards; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Jacket photographs by Jess Mowry and Remony Burlingame and design by Cynthia Krupat. 
"Mowry's powerful third novel returns to the Oakland street scene of WAY PAST COOL and tells another coming-of-age story set among the black gangs of urban America. This time, however, his tale concerns a boy from the rural South seeking an escape."--PW. 
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146 Mowry, Jess SIX OUT SEVEN
New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, (1993). 0374220832 / 9780374220839 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Jacket photographs by Jess Mowry and Remony Burlingame and design by Cynthia Krupat. 
Mowry's second novel, following WAY PAST COOL, tells the story of a thirteen-year-old boy whose father is imprisoned in Mississippi, so he sets out for Oakland, finding gangs, crack dealers, and violent cops. A brutal novel written in street slang. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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147 Mowry, Jess WAY PAST COOL
New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, (1992). 0374286698 / 9780374286699 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Jacket photograph by James Cuebas, Impact Visuals, and design by Cynthia Krupat. 
A novel about street gangs in Oakland, that Terry McMillan describes as "...a stellar literary debut that should be read by all of mainstream America." Mowry won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for his collection of stories, RATS IN THE TREES. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Scholastic, Inc., (1992). 0590424114 / 9780590424110 First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, pictorial dust jacket. Jacket painting by Peter Caras. 
Jimmy's father, who Jimmy hasn't seen since he was baby, takes the boy on a trip halfway across the country to show his son who he was, and who he is. Juvenile novel from the award-winning author of FALLEN ANGELS, MOTOWN AND DIDI and THE YOUNG LANDLORDS. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Scholastic Hardcover/Scholastic, Inc., (1992). 0590424114 / 9780590424110 Third printing. Hardcover. Fine, in copper foil lettered blue cloth shelfback over pale blue boards; in a fine, if mildly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket--with silver, embossed Newbery seal. Jacket painting by Peter Caras. 
"A poignant story of motherless, 14-year-old Jimmy Little, whose convict father takes him on a search for truth, identity, and family."--Gerry Larson. 1993 Newbery Honor Book; 1993 Coretta Scott King Honor Book; 1992 Boston Globe-Horn Award Honor Book. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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150 Naylor, Gloria LINDEN HILLS
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. 089193579 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with vertical crease down length of spine. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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151 Naylor, Gloria MAMA DAY
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. 0899197167 / 9780899197166 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. A very nearly fine copy in bright orange wraps. 
The third novel by the African-American author of the American Book Award-winning THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). 0312112483 / 9780312112486 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
With her second Blanche White novel, featuring the domestic worker extraordinaire turned accidental sleuth, Neely addresses the issue of color-based bigotry within the black community. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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153 Neely, Barbara BLANCHE CLEANS UP
(New York): Viking, (1998). 0670876267 / 9780670876266 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The third book in the series featuring the cook-housekeeper/amateur sleuth, Blanche White "a queen-sized, middle-aged black woman rooted in working-class America." "Blanche White is a raconteur's dream." - Ntozake Shange. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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MONKOLOGY: The Ivan Monk Stories, Phillips, Gary
154 Phillips, Gary MONKOLOGY: The Ivan Monk Stories
(Tucson, Arizona): Dennis McMillan Publications, 2004. 093976749X / 9780939767496 First edition, first printing: One of 104 SIGNED lettered copies specially bound in quarter morocco and slipcased. This is letter QQQ. Hardcover. NEW in shrinkwrap; in publisher's black slipcase; CD in rear pastedown pocket; in color-photo-pictorial dust jacket designed to look like a vintage jazz album. 
Thirteen tough tales about Los Angeles private investigator Ivan Monk, including an original novelette, "The King Alfred Plan," written expressly for this collection. CD contains original jazz compositions and Phillips reading selections. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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155 Phillips, Gary SHOOTER'S POINT
(New York): Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., (2001). 1575666820 / 9781575666822 First edition, first printing. A new book! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The second crime novel featuring Martha Chainey, a former Las Vegas showgirl turned bounty hunter, this time involves heavy-weight boxers, heavy-duty side-betting, and murder. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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156 Phillips, Mike AN IMAGE TO DIE FOR
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1997). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A Sam Dean mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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157 Phillips, Mike POINT OF DARKNESS
New York: St. Martin's, (1995). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Sam Dean mystery. Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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158 Pierce, Tamora DAJA'S BOOK
New York: Scholastic Press, (1998). 0590553585 / 9780590553582 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Book Three in the Circle of Magic Quartet. When Daja was cast out of the Trader community, she made her own family with her fellow mages-in-training. But when danger faces the Traders, it is up to Daja to save the people who turned her away. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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159 Pinckney, Darryl HIGH COTTON
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1992). 0374169985 / 9780374169985 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration a detail from ''Dawn in Harlem'' by Winold Reiss and design by Chip Kidd. 
Pinckney's work has appeared in GRANTA and THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS, and was a recipient of a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. HIGH COTTON, his debut novel, centers on a young African-American man who is searching for his own blackness. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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160 Redding, J. Saunders NO DAY OF TRIUMPH
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1942). First edition. Introduction by Richard Wright. Literary agent Ann Watkins' copy with her rubberstamped name to the front endpaper. Hardcover. A very nearly fine, fresh copy in blue cloth with gilt spine titles and blind embossed decoration; in a chipped and shelfworn dust jacket with some tears and nicks to the extremities, and soiling and rubbing to the rear panel. 
Jay Saunders Redding, primarily a social critic who examined the place of blacks in American society, secured a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship in 1939 to travel through the South in preparation for this partly autobiographical work. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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