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Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270822

ISBN: 0701138475

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 346 pp. Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed to the alliance o... View more info

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A Whistling Woman

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270824

ISBN: 0701173807

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 422 pp. This electrifying new novel forms the triumphant conclusion to the great “Frederica quartet” depicting the forces in English life from the early 50s to 1970. While Frederica -- the spirited heroine of Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower -- falls almost by accident into a career in television in London, tumultuous events in her home county of Yorkshire threaten to change her life and t... View more info

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Sugar and Other Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270825

ISBN: 0701131691

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. A.S. Byatt's short fictions explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder. View more info

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Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271601

ISBN: 0701168234

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (November 12th 1998) by author. A very nice copy. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. A new volume of stories from A.S. Byatt is always a joy, and this one is rich and rare indeed. The collected stories deal with betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, loneliness and passion -- the mysterious absences at the heart of the fullest lives, in settings ranging from the heat of Provence in summer to the cold forests of Scandinavia, from chalk-strewn classrooms to herb-scented hillsides, from suburban streets to rocky wilds. View more info

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Little Black Book of Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271603

ISBN: 0701173246

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women walk into a forest, as they did when they were girls, confronting their childhood fears and memories and the strange thing they saw -- or thought they saw -- so long ago. A distinguished male obstetrician and a young woman artist meet in a hospital. But both of them have very different ideas about body parts, birth and death. An innocent member of an evening class turns out to have her own dec... View more info

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The Biographer's Tale

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271606

ISBN: 0701169451

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 265 pp. In this witty, Borges-like fiction, A.S. Byatt weaves a dazzling fiction out of one man's search for fact. Fed up with stultifying criticism, Phineas G. decides to study the messiness of 'real life'. Doing nothing by halves he sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a 'whole life' is hard to find. How do we put the idea of a person together? Everywhere he looks he finds fragments and gaps: bones and husks, boxes of m... View more info

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Still Life

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271607

ISBN: 0701126671

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by publisher. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. From the author of The New York Times bestseller Possession, comes a highly acclaimed novel which captures in brilliant detail the life of one extended English family-and illuminates the choices they must make between domesticity and ambition, life and art. Toni Morrison, author of Beloved, writes of Byatt: When it comes to probing characters her scalpel is sure but gentle. She is a loving surgeon. View more info

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The Dragons and George

By: Cadigan, George L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G. Cadigan: 1987

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1528194

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed & signed by author. Spine faded. 1987 Trade Paperback. 255 pp. A history of the Cadigan family, from early times in Ireland to today, featuring various notes, documents, etc. View more info

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72 Hour Hold: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270467

ISBN: 1400040744

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Bottom edge of front board lightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. New York Times best-selling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful emotions and African-American roots, showcasing her best writing yet. Trina suffers from bipolar disorder, making her parano... View more info

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Singing in the Comeback Choir

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270468

ISBN: 0399142983

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light smudge on top edge, gilt of jacket titles slightly rubbed away. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Called one of the leading black novelists of the twentieth century by The Washington Post, the author of Brothers and Sisters follows a successful producer who tries to revitalize the ghetto of her youth. View more info

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What You Owe Me: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270469

ISBN: 0399147845

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Faint smudge on top page ridge. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 533 pp. Los Angeles, 1945: When Hosanna Clark, newly arrived from the farm fields of Texas, befriends Holocaust survivor Gilda Rosenstein, she opens the door to a new life for them both. Using Gilda's knowledge of cosmetics and Hosanna's energy and determination, they begin producing a line of lipsticks and lotions for black women. The two are more than partners: They are dear friends. Then Gilda suddenly disappears, taking all the assets. Hosanna ... View more info

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Brothers and Sisters

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270470

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Very faint smudge on top page ridge, pages very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 476 pp. Struggling with her own personal issues after the Los Angeles riots, Esther Jackson, a black employee at a downtown bank, is heartened when a black man is hired as senior vice-president, until he sexually harasses her white friend and coworker. View more info

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Sweet Summer: Growing Up with and Without My Dad

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270471

ISBN: 0399134158

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. Pages faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. The author recounts her relationship with her father, one that took place largely during the summer when they vacationed together, discussing how this shaped her as an adult and a woman. View more info

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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270472

ISBN: 0399137467

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with date: 12/2/92, Santa Monica. Faint smudge on top page ridge, pages very faintly toned. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 332 pp. The author of Sweet Summer turns her talents to fiction with a novel that records how a racist beating in a small Mississippi town rippled through generations, changing forever the lives of everyone involved in the incident. View more info

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Up and Down and Around: A Publisher Recollects the Time of His Life

By: Canfield, Cass

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper's Magazine Press / Harper & Row: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276395

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on front endpaper, with recipient's name erased ('with my warm regards, Cass Canfield, Oct 1971'). Jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss from spine head and foot. xiii, [3], 272 pp. 8vo. A biography of the president and chairman of Harper & Brothers / Harper & Row, who was responsible for launching the careers of James Thurber, E.B. White, and John Updike. Canfield also advocated for the right to birth control, and chaired the executive committee of Planned Parenthood. View more info

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263973

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #285 of 500, signed & numbered by Capote on colophon, which states 'Of the first edition of In Cold Blood five hundred copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound.' Lacks slipcase issued with this edition, but is only the more attractive for it (the slipcase was a rather plain red paper over cardboard). 1965 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full brown morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The collector who had these rebound include... View more info

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The Tax Inspector (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289808

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1991 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 279, [3] pp. 8vo. Full dark green leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Two-page color frontispiece by Nanette Biers. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. Granny Catchprice runs her... View more info

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The Speed of Light

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperTempest: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199491

ISBN: 0380978377

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Very good.Very Good. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. Summer. Baseball. Car Baseball. Sock Ball. Wall Ball. The Time Tower: can you get older faster? The speed of light: can it be measured? A carp, washed up in the riberbank: what's inside?Larry, Witt, and Rafferty have a whole summer to play all the different kinds of baseball, to build structures in the backyard, to find out what makes the world tick. We've got to keep busy, says Witt. I want to know everything. Not just part.Larry doesn't want ... View more info

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Plan B for the Middle Class: Stories

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269565

ISBN: 0393033708

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223, [1] pp. 8vo. A collection of stories about midlife includes tales of a single mother who keeps house on an aircraft carrier and a new father who is seduced by a motorcycle. By the author of Truants. View more info

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Truants: A Novel

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281549

ISBN: 0393013839

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, For Esta and Bob from their friend, Ron Carlson. Front jacket panel clipped with price intact. Very faint odor of smoke. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. Collin Elder and Louisa Berg, having trouble with their fathers, quit their home situations for life on the road and meet eighty-four-year-old Will Clare while searching for a future in the streets of Utah and Nevada. View more info

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The Hotel Eden: Stories

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $40.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269564

ISBN: 0393040682

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('For Steve, who has been true! Your friend, Ron Carlson'). A bit smoky, page ridges faintly foxed. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. 8vo. A dozen stories feature a young man who discovers that Eden is not a permanent residence, a baseball player who accidentally becomes a killer, and a teenager from Phoenix who experiences an unsettling sexual awakening. View more info

Ruffles and Flourishes

By: Carpenter, Liz

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1538223

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed & signed by author on front endpaper. Includes original jacket. Jacket toned, 1 inch tear on front jacket panel.Good. 1970 Hard Cover. xv, 341 pp. 9 3/8 x 6 1/2. A memoir of her service as a vice presidential aide and her White House years as Mrs. Johnson's staff director and press secretary. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Elizabeth Liz Sutherland Carpenter (September 1, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was a writer, feminist, former reporter, media advisor, speechwriter, political humorist, and public relations expert. Carpenter was born in historic Salado in southern Bell County, Te... View more info

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Man in Black

By: Cash, Johnny

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House: 1975

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276244

ISBN: 0310223229

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Signed without inscription by Johnny Cash on front endpaper. Light stain on top corner, jacket edges a bit rubbed, spine leans forward. 1975 Hard Cover. 244 pp. 8vo. The popular country-and-western singer chronicles the ups and downs of his life and career, profiling the people involved and describing his hard-found Christian faith. View more info

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Rainforests: An Activity Guide for Ages 6-9

By: Castaldo, Nancy F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chicago Review Press: 2003

Edition: 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2272723

ISBN: 1556524765

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('For Lance! Get wild about rainforests! Nancy F. Castaldo'). 2003 Large Softcover. x, 133, [1] pp. Provides facts and activities that explore tropical and temperate ancient forests, discusses how individuals can help preserve them, and describes well-known and unfamiliar creatures of the rain forest. View more info

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The Year of the Beasts

By: Castellucci, Cecil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Roaring Brook: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203247

ISBN: 1596436867

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED by author. First edition. An exceptional copy. 2012 Hard Cover. Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test.Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that wi... View more info

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My Father Was a Toltec: Poems

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $25.00

Publisher: West End Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201000

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Author's fullest collection of poetry in both English and Spanish. Lightly toned. 1988 Trade Paperback. 75 pp. Author's fullest collection of poetry in both English and Spanish. Mixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country’s most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of uncompromising commitment and passion. My Father Was a Toltec is the sassy and street-wise collection of poems that established and secured Castillo... View more info

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Women Are Not Roses (An Arte Publico Press Book)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Arte Publico Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201050

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Lightly toned. 1984 Trade Paperback. 64 pp. Author's first complete book of poems. Ana Castillo is one of the most widely published and anthologized voices from the Hispanic experience in the United States. Women Are Not Roses shatters the image of women as lovely, sweet adornments, more to be admired at a distance than handled, more beautiful to behold in silence than engaged in dialog. Castillo demands to be heard on this and on a variety of other social, political and esthetic issues.Ana Castillo (born June 15, 1953) is a Mexican-American... View more info

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So Far from God: A Novel

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270634

ISBN: 0393034909

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very minimally toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 251 pp. Sofia and her daughters, Fe, Esperanza, Caridad, and la Loca, endure hardship and enjoy love in the sleepy New Mexico hamlet of Tome, where the comic and the horrific, the real and the supernatural, reside. View more info

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Peel My Love Like an Onion: A Novel

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270635

ISBN: 0385496761

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 213 pp. Peel My Love Like an Onion is the breakthrough novel from Ana Castillo, author of the wildly praised So Far from God--a lyrical, steamy, and moving story of a love triangle set in the colorful world of flamenco dancing. Carmen La Coja (the cripple) Santos is a flamenco dancer of local renown in Chicago, despite the obstacle of a handicapped leg, the legacy of a childhood attack of polio. From the beginning of her professional career, she has carried... View more info

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Sapogonia: An Anti-Romance in 3/8 Meter

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270636

ISBN: 0916950956

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. No jacket. A nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. English text. A powerful, complex novel from the author of So Far From God. In the mythological land of Sapogonia--a metaphorical country where all mestizos (those of mixed European/Native Central or South American blood) come from--Maximo Madrigal becomes obsessed with a woman he can never control. View more info