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Behold the Many: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282637

ISBN: 0374110158

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Publisher's card (also signed) laid in. A very nice copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 341 pp. Behold the Many is the eerily beautiful story of three young sisters, Anah, Aki, and Leah. In 1913, they are sent away from their family for treatment for tuberculosis to an orphanage in Hawaii’s Kalihi Valley. Of the three, two will die there, in spite of the nuns’ best efforts to save t... View more info

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Blu's Hanging: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282638

ISBN: 0374114994

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 261 pp. Blu's Hanging is the bittersweet story of a group of ragtag orphans reeling from the death of their mother, trying to stay together in the face of almost insurmountable odds. At once savagely funny and deeply moving, lyrical and wise, this novel confirms Yamanaka's reputation as one of the most vibrant new voices of her generation. View more info

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Father of the Four Passages: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282639

ISBN: 0374153876

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!. 233 pp. Hailed by Jamie James in The Atlantic Monthly as one of the most original voices on the literary scene, Lois-Ann Yamanaka is back with a novel about family and forgiveness. Set in Hawaii and Las Vegas, Father of the Four Passages tells the story of Sonia Kurisu, a street-wise young mother, who struggles to raise her child, Sonny Bo... View more info

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Heads by Harry: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282640

ISBN: 0374168504

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!. 311 pp. You can always count on a crowd outside Heads by Harry, the Yagyuu family's taxidermy shop in Hilo, where the regulars gather every day to drink beer, eat smoked meat, and pontificate into the pau hana hours. But above the shop, where the family lives, life isn't so predictable. Toni Yagyuu, the middle child, has enough on her han... View more info

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Name Me Nobody

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282641

ISBN: 0786804521

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 229 pp. Thirteen-year-old Emi-Lou feels like a nobody -- she's overweight, her mom lives in faraway California and rarely visits or calls, and she doesn't know who her father is. The only people who make her feel like somebody are her brave, blunt grandma, and her best girlfriend, Von. Where Von go, Louie-Louie go, their families a... View more info

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Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282642

ISBN: 0374290202

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 277 pp. Growing up in Hilo, Hawaii, in a family caught in the cultural gap between East and West, young Lovey Nariyoshi creates her own identity amid a world of pop culture and media that ignores the realities of the Japanese-American character. A first novel. View more info

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Revolutionary Road

By: Yates, Richard

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2207585

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Former library copy with usual marks. Previous owner attempted, clumsily, to remove the library mylar and lift the pasted-down jacket flaps from the endpapers - the result is two closed tears to the jacket panels (which we repaired on the reverse with Japanese tissue), and a ragged edge to the front jacket flap. The jacket is now protected under fresh mylar. Without the library marks, the book itself would be somewhere between very good and near fine. 1961 ... View more info

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All the Best Years

By: Young, Desmond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Borthers: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279760

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket reverse very faintly foxed, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. v, 342 pp. Young also write Rommel: The Desert Fox, the first biography of the WWII general. Illustrated with 24 pages of halftones. The author of the best-seller Rommel: The Desert Fox tells his own story in an autobiography as well-conceived and amusing as any of recent months. Born into a ship-salvaging family in Victorian England, the author's childhood of travel to exotic... View more info

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The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century

By: Young, Richard K.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272283

ISBN: 0806129689

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1997 Hard Cover. xiii, 362 pp. This comparative history of the Southern Ute and Mountain Ute peoples demonstrates how two culturally and historically related tribes, living side by side in southwestern Colorado, have taken very different paths in the modern era. Historian Richard K. Young makes a unique contribution to twentieth-century American Indian studies in his exploration of Colorado’s two remaining tribes’ divergent responses... View more info

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King Edward VIII: The Official Biography

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Collins: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285596

ISBN: 0002157411

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped, jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. xiv, 654 pp. This is the official biography of Edward VIII. Philip Ziegler has had full access to all the papers in the Royal archives - crucial letters to and from Edward's mother, Queen Mary, and his brother George VI, as well as diaries and letters of others in the household are quoted here for the first time. From his childhood to his restless adolescence as Prince... View more info

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Animal Husbandry: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282643

ISBN: 0385319002

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light spot on top page ridge. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. Author's first novel. Hers began as a simple Cow meets Bull story: she, Jane Goodall (no, not the Jane Goodall) was the single, overachieving prime-time talk show producer with her heart on the shelf; Ray was the young executive producer with the J. Crew good looks and, it seemed, a love life as lonely as Jane's. They ... View more info

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Dating Big Bird: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282644

ISBN: 0385333404

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. With the laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt wisdom that made Animal Husbandry a national bestseller, Laura Zigman's second novel introduces Ellen Franck, a successful single career woman whose one desire--a child of her own--throws her into the ever-growing ranks of the reproductively challenged. Ellen has a life many people dream ... View more info

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Her: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282645

ISBN: 037541388X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 209 pp. A smart, deeply satisfying romantic comedy about a woman's obsession with the return of her fiancé's ex. On the Delta Shuttle between New York and Washington, Elise finds herself sitting next to Donald—tall, with dark wavy hair, a big easy smile. She’s left the world of women's magazines in Manhattan for graduate school in D.C... View more info

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Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

By: Zoya; Follain, John; Cristofair, Rita

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274255

ISBN: 0060097825

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. 239 pp. Zoya's Story is a young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life. An epic tale of fear and suffering, courage and hope, Zoya's Story is a powerful testament to the ongoing battle to claim human rights for the women of Afghanistan. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most ... View more info

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New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques: The Indispensable Illustrated Practical Guide (American Horticultural Society)

By: [American Horticultural Society]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264667

ISBN: 1845334841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2009 Large Hardcover. 480 pp. A flagship practical book of step-by-step gardening techniques from the AHS that shows up-to-date skills to a new generation of gardeners. The AHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques is the new definitive guide to explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the American Horticultural Society, a leading gardening authority. All techniq... View more info

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Agatha Christie: The Art of Her Crimes -- The Paintings of Tom Adams

By: [Christie, Agatha]; Adams, Tom; Symons, Julian; Fowles, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Everest House: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275178

ISBN: 0896961443

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly toned. 1981 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Have you ever been intrigued by a Tom Adams' cover on one of Agatha Christie's novels and wondered what lay behind it? Very often the clues to the mystery of the cover only become clearer as the mystery between the covers begins to unfold at the hands of the master of crime-writing, Dame Agatha Christie. And sometimes even then all the symbolism of the cover isn't clear. This book will provide the extra c... View more info

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The Survivor (A Mitch Rapp Novel)

By: [Flynn, Vince]; Mills, Kyle

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Emily Bestler Books: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272356

ISBN: 1476783454

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. Spine slightly cocked. 2015 Hard Cover. 388 pp. A blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off, The Survivor is a no-holds-barred race to save America…and Mitch Rapp’s finest battle. When Joe “Rick” Rickman, a former golden boy of the CIA, steals a massive amount of the Agency’s most classified documents in an elaborately masterminded betrayal of his country, CIA director Irene Kennedy has no choice... View more info

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Samaras: The Photographs of Lucas Samaras

By: [Samaras, Lucas] Lifson, Ben

Price: $15.00

Publisher: An Aperture Book: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281485

ISBN: 0893812412

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1987 Large Hardcover. 182 pp. Photographer, painter, sculptor, Lucas Samaras is one of the most influential and provocative artists of our time. Once again available to readers, this long out-of-print volume presents a thorough compilation of Samara's photographic work, beginning with his earliest Auto-Polaroids. This exhaustive body of work paved the way for a generation of contemporary pho... View more info

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Unrepentant Ego: The Self-Portraits of Lucas Samaras

By: [Samaras, Lucas]; Prather, Marla; Kuspit, Donald

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Whitney Museum of American Art: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281489

ISBN: 087427138X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pages very faintly toned. 2003 Large Hardcover. 335 pp. The tie-in to an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art presents more than three hundred reproductions that chronicle the career of Lucas Samaras through a selection of his stunning self-portraits in a variety of media, accompanied by an illuminating biography of the artist. View more info

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The Busy, Busy World of Richard Scarry

By: [Scarry, Richard], Retan, Walter; Risom, Ole

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272160

ISBN: 0810940000

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 1997 Large Hardcover. 159 pp. A heartwarming biography of one of the most adored children's author-illustrators of all time ranges from his start in writing to his growing popularity and includes a step-by-step presentation of how he created his picture books, representations of all the most popular characters, and personal memoirs. View more info

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The Strike at Shane's: A Prize Story of Indiana

By: [Stratton-Porter, Gene]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The American Humane Education Society: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130423

Condition: Good


First edition. Possible variant state, differing from other 1893 editions we found in two ways: 1) does not include 10 pages of advertisements; 2) does not designate it as Gold Mine Series No. 2. 1 inch chip from corner of front wrapper, two tiny internal chips to front wrapper, light stain to top edge of front wrapper and first couple pages. 91 pp. Printed wrappers, stapled binding. Thought published anonymously, this short novel has recently been attributed to Gene Str... View more info