Englewood, Pineapple Press, (1985). Her first book. Signed by the author in Miami in 1992. Together with a three page original story by Bell, in the form of letter, about a gang of three circus dogs gone bad that hang out behind Vinnie Tellarino's Steak House & Restaurant, emerging only to steal purses and books that need to be signed. The book has foxing to the endpages and page edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket foxed on verso. Blurbs by Anne Tyler, Gail Godwin and James Dickey. The letter/story is a dot matrix print out that is folded in thirds and is also signed by Bell. As best we can tell, the story has not been published. Bell wrote the novel that was the basis for the 1995 film, The Perez Family, with Marisa Tomei and Anjelica Huston. [#029439] $300
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