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One of my favorite all-time books was out of print for ages and last year was re-released in trade size. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull is set in "modern" 80s Minneapolis/St. Paul, and covers a territory war between the Seelie and Unseelie Court of the Fey. The author had a girl band at one time, so music is highly used through-out. And the ending isn't the sort of make you throw the book anywhere.

Another book I enjoyed in college and finally "refound" was "Burning Down the Night" by Craig Key Strete (?), an "autobographical" novel from the POV of a 15 yo native american kid in LA in the 60s who meets and runs around with a pre-Doors Jim Morrison. The book wavers between hilariously funny to about as grim and dark as you could imagine. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I had recalled, but if you like Jim Morrison or that era of sex, drugs and rock and roll, you may find it of interest, if you can find it. An early amazon.com search found me a copy for $90 which I turned down. I think I ended up paying $30 or so.

If you want to find used/OOP books online, check www.half.com, part of E-bay. So far, I have found several books that I was looking for and couldn't find locally (usually history or anthropology books) and for usually decent prices (unless really scarce and really old).

Good hunting!
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