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

The author's second novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. 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 is neatly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by April Smith. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time even though it went into subsequent printing. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition 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. $40.00

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