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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

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Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith

By: Carter, Jimmy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Times Books / Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2298306

ISBN: 0812932366

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, [1], 252, [2] pp. 8vo. A companion to Living Faith. Former President Jimmy Carter has won the respect and affection of millions for his long career as a humanitarian, a peacemaker, and a model of faith in action. The Sunday school classes he leads at his hometown church in Plains, Georgia, are legendary. 'These weekly sessions . . . are remarkable for the ability of regular folks to walk in, grab a seat, and exchange views with the thirty-ninth president ... 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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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

ISBN: 093112249X

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. We have more books available by this author!. 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 ... 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

ISBN: 093477028X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Lightly toned. 1984 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 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 Cast... 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

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My Father Was a Toltec, and Selected Poems

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270637

ISBN: 0393037185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 158 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's... View more info

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My Daughter, My Son, the Eagle, the Dove

By: Castillo, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197088

ISBN: 0525458565

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2000 Hard Cover. Both a blessing to a child and a tribute to parenthood, this superb keepsake book by renowned Chicana poet and author Ana Castillo was inspired by ancient Aztec chants. It's the ideal gift to commemorate any of various momentous events in an older child's life--such as graduation, an important birthday, a quincea-era, or a family occasion. In words and pictures, the book's two sections--one for a daughter and one for a son--trace the milestones of growing up and reflect parental joy and pride in the process. Li... View more info

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Drums Against Frontenac

By: Chalmers, Harvey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Richard R. Smith: 1949

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2294953

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps previously taped to paste-down endpapers, tape ghosting on paste-down endpapers, jacket edges rubbed with a few creases. A couple faint spots on page ridges. 1949 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 440 pp. Historical fiction based on one of the final battles of the French and Indian War, the taking of Fort Frontenac by British Colonel Bradstreet. View more info

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The Arachnid Order Chelonethida (Stanford University Publications University Series, Biological Sciences, Volume VII, Number 1 [Vol. 7, No. I])

By: Chamberlin, Joseph Conrad

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1931

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2260279

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed to fellow arachnologist Robert L. Gering (from whose library this volume was acquired) and signed by author on dedication page, signed by author again without inscription on title page. Possible custom rebinding (we have another copy from the same collection in red cloth with gilt titles on the spine - this is plain brown cloth with no title on the exterior). Rear hinge a bit shaken. 1931 Hard Cover. 284 pp. 8vo. A study of pseudoscorpions by an arachnologist who spent much of his career as an expert in this particular field. Black-and-white diagrams throughout. View more info

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Among the Missing: Stories

By: Chaon, Dan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199479

ISBN: 0345441621

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Faint smell of smoke, top page edges lightly foxed. Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. xi, 258 pp. In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place. Chaon imagines today's family instinctively trying to stay together, only to find itself lost in the throes of a chaotic, modern world. In Safety Man, a young widow and her children become increasingly attached to an inflatable p... View more info

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On the Shoulders of Giants: The Bea Wright Story (Signed by Subject)

By: Chappell, Eleanor; O'Connor, Basil; Hayes, Helen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chilton Company - Book Division: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1905645

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Extensively inscribed, signed, and dated Nov. 8, 1961 by Bea Wright on front endpaper, to Mrs. Howard Wood, a worker in the Mothers' March. She mentions the March of Dimes, the charity founded by FDR, who also suffered from the disease. Lacks jacket. Spine lightly faded. 1960 Hard Cover. ix, 105 pp. A biography of the dedicated activist who fought to raise awareness of, and support research towards a cure for, polio - the disease that confined her to a wheelchair. View more info

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A New Pleiade: Selected Poems

By: Chappell, Fred; Cherry, Kelly; Dillard, R.H.W.; Galvin, Brendan; Garrett, George; Slavitt, David R.; Taylor, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: LSU Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2117909

ISBN: 0807123293

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed & signed by one contributor (Kelly Cherry) on title page ('To Abe, I thought this might interest you. Hope so! Love and admiration forever. Kelly, 11/98'). Rear jacket flap lightly creased. Very Good. 1998 Hard Cover. A New Pleiade is a celebration of close literary friendships among seven eminent American poets -- Fred Chappell, Kelly Cherry, R. H. W. Dillard, Brendan Galvin, George Garrett, David R. Slavitt, and Henry Taylor. The affection, fun, and mutual respect of this happy association of poets have resulted in this anthology, in which the selection from the work... View more info

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Face of an Angel: A Novel

By: Chavez, Denise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281673

ISBN: 0374152047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 467 pp. Winner of the American Book Award. Last in a long line of suffering Mexican women, Soveida Dosamantes is a survivor. Writing a handbook for waitresses called The Book of Service, Soveida reflects on her own service in life, the interconnected lives of work and family, and the role of women in a machismo society. An extraordinary novel full of passion and intensity. View more info

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Loving Pedro Infante: A Novel

By: Chavez, Denise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281674

ISBN: 0374194114

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. Winner of the American Book Award. An exuberant novel about a lovelorn woman obsessed with the Mexican film star Pedro Infante. Teresina (Tere) vila is a divorced, thirty-something Chicana working in the hinterlands of life in Cabritoville, New Mexico, a small dusty town near El Paso, Texas. The love of her life is Lucio, a smooth-talking ne'er-do-well who will never leave his wife and ties Tere's heart in knots with a string of empty promises. Her diver... View more info

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196017

ISBN: 0002258900

Condition: Near Fine


First edition in second state jacket (correction to 'Earring' on rear jacket panel). Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages toned, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. Inspiration for the motion picture starring Scarlet Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, and Cillian Murphy. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius ..... View more info

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The Lady and the Unicorn

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270473

ISBN: 0007140908

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages lightly to moderately toned. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 278 pp. The new novel from the author of the much-loved Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning. Tapestries give an appearance of order and continuity, as if designed and made by one person, belying the complicated process required to create them. Weavers, patrons, designers,... View more info

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Falling Angels

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270474

ISBN: 0007108257

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages lightly to moderately toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 403 pp. A fashionable London cemetery, January 1901: Two graves stand side by side, one decorated with an oversize classical urn, the other with a sentimental marble angel. Two families, visiting their respective graves on the day after Queen Victoria's death, teeter on the brink of a new era. The Colemans and the Waterhouses are divided by social class as well as taste. They would certainly not have become acquainted had not their two girls, me... View more info

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The Virgin Blue

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270646

ISBN: 0140265023

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 255, [7] pp. Author's first novel. Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin--two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to ... View more info

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From Julia Child's Kitchen

By: Child, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2293055

ISBN: 0394480716

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Jacket toned, 2 inch chip and a few closed tears along jacket edges, still presentable under fresh mylar. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, [2], 687, [1], xxvi, [2] pp. 8vo. One of the first and most important—and most successful—cookbooks by America's beloved Julia Child. Using a very accessible approach to French cooking from an American point of view, here are recipes and techniques for the beginner as well as the more advanced cook, using easily available ingredients for everything from soups and appetizers to dessert. Black and white lin... View more info

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Night School (A Jack Reacher Novel)

By: Child, Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2294800

ISBN: 0425286916

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 2016 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 369, [7] pp. 8vo. It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom—an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has re... View more info

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Letourneau's Used Auto Parts

By: Chute, Carolyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271031

ISBN: 0899195008

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. In this 'assured, complex and memorable tale' (Publishers Weekly), Chute once again makes a tiny corner of the world her own, a kind of Oz turned upside down with a wizard named Big Lucien, head of the Letourneau clan, another ragtag family that inhabits Egypt, Maine, and the nearby Miracle City. View more info

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Merry Men

By: Chute, Carolyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271032

ISBN: 0151592705

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 695 pp. The Barringtons' clan wins a reputation for eccentricity with the behavior of Unk Walty, who constructs life-like and life-size sculptures of Egypt, Maine, residents. By the author of The Beans of Egypt, Maine. View more info

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My Wicked Wicked Ways

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Third Woman Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200993

ISBN: 0943219019

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers and pages toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 93 pp. Poetry from the author of The House on Mango Street. Hailed as not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one (The New York Times Book Review), Sandra Cisneros has firmly established herself as an author of electrifying talent. Here are verses, comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken, that reveal why her stories have been praised for their precision and musicality of language. Keywords: SANDRA CIS... View more info

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Loose Woman: Poems

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200995

ISBN: 0679416447

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 115 pp. Poetry from the author of The House on Mango Street. A candid, sexy and wonderfully mood-strewn collection of poetry that celebrates the female aspects of love, from the reflective to the overtly erotic. Poignant, sexy. . . lyrical, passionate. . . cool and delicate. . . hot as a chili pepper.--Boston Globe. With her novel The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros introduced one of the most lyrically inventive voices ever to emerge from the barr... View more info

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Caramelo or Puro Cuento

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270192

ISBN: 0679435549

Condition: Fine


First edition, review copy with slip laid in. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine head and foot faintly pushed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443, [7] pp. 8vo. The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy—the very stuff of life. Lala Reyes’ grandmother is descended from a family of renowned rebozo, or shawl, makers. The striped ca... View more info

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Hairs / Pelitos : A Story in English and Spanish

By: Cisneros, Sandra; Valenzuela, Liliana

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Apple Soup / Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2198570

ISBN: 0679861718

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1994 Large Hardcover. This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us.  A Dragonfly Book in English and Spanish. A Parenting Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year. View more info