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Smith, April. BE THE ONE. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 319 pages. As New.

The author's second novel. Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reader's Edition. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Glossy pictorial softcovers with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Text by April Smith. Without DJ, as issued. Fulfills the great promise April Smith showed with her debut novel. "Smith's characters are sharply drawn, and she is firmly in command of her milieu: The day-to-day life of a baseball scout is brilliantly explicated, the pacing is expert, and the back-stories are well told in flashback. Cassidy is a fascinating woman: Hard-working, hard-drinking, and wholly human and vulnerable. Even if you're not a baseball fan, you'll root for her to win" (Jane Adams). A "must-have" title for April Smith collectors. This copy of the Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reader's Edition is prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by April Smith. This edition was not sold commercially and is now difficult to find. This is one of few signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most talented living American novelists. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER APRIL SMITH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0679450963. $50.00

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