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Light on Snow

By: Shreve, Anita

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282454

ISBN: 0316781487

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages faintly toned. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. A brilliant and beautiful contemporary novel about love and memory from the author of the bestselling novels All He Ever Wanted and The Pilots Wife.The events of a December afternoon, during which a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow, will forever alter the 11-year-old girls understanding of the world and the adults who inhabit it: a father who has taken great pains to remove himself from society in order to put an unthinkabl... View more info

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Sea Glass

By: Shreve, Anita

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282456

ISBN: 0316780812

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!. 378 pp. Honora and Sexton Beecher find their lives forever changed when they are rendered virtually penniless by the crash of the stock market, forcing Sexton to work in a nearby mill, a job that is plagued by violence, and as they try to reconstruct their marriage and home, they are confronted by passions of every kind, in a powerful novel by the author of The Pilot's Wife. View more info

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A Wedding in December: A Novel

By: Shreve, Anita

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282457

ISBN: 0316738999

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. Gathering to attend a wedding in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, seven former classmates find the reunion marked by the death of a spouse, a traumatic past event, a shocking secret, and health issues. View more info

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The Years: Memoirs of a Member of the Russian Duma, 1906-1917

By: Shulgin, V.V.; Sanders, Jonathan; Davis, Tanya

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hippocrene Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285491

ISBN: 0882548557

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1984 Hard Cover. xvii, 302 pp. Vasilii Vitalevich Shulgin's memoirs provide a unique vista for understanding the fateful years between Russia's 1905 and 1917 revolutions. Vasily Vitalyevich Shulgin (Russian: ????´??? ????´?????? ??????´?; 13 January 1878, Kiev – 15 February 1976, Vladimir) was a Russian conservative monarchist, politician and member of the White movement. View more info

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Ceremony

By: Silko, Leslie Marmon

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Richard Seaver / The Viking Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196040

ISBN: 0670209864

Condition: Near Fine


First edition in first issue jacket ('Some Comments on Leslie Silko' on rear flap - the second issue replaces 'Leslie Silko' with 'Ceremony'). Signed by author without inscription on title page. Minor fading to top board edge. Minimal wear to jacket corners. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 262 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel, following a volume of poetry published three years earlier. 'Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature—a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Masterfully written, filled with the somber ... View more info

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Storyteller

By: Silko, Leslie Marmon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Seaver Books: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196053

ISBN: 0394515897

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. An exceptional copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 278 pp. 8vo. Author's first collection of short stories. Silko, a Laguna Pueblo, was the first recipient of the MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Grant, and is widely acknowledged as an important force in the Native American Renaissance. Keywords: FICTION HISTORICAL NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE LESLIE MARMON SILKO STORYTELLER SHORT STORIES SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Gardens in the Dunes: A Novel

By: Silko, Leslie Marmon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197032

ISBN: 0684811545

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 479 pp. 8vo. Silko takes the reader on a Grand Tour of England and Europe in the era of Henry James (in a novel peopled with characters whose sensibility and language are brilliantly Jamesian), as seen through the eyes of a young Native American girl, Indigo, who is in flight from the destruction at the hands of the whites of her own tribal world. Indigo's fascination with the world of luxury and privilege never eclipses her instinctive faith in the traditions and the culture of her own people, ... View more info

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Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today

By: Silko, Leslie Marmon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197176

ISBN: 0684811537

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (4-2-96) by author without inscription on title page. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 205 pp. 8vo. Defiant essays on the culture of Native Americans and their position in society consider such topics as the earth, the weather, and the injustice of the Anglo-American legal system. View more info

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Laguna Woman: Poems

By: Silko, Leslie Marmon

Price: $400.00

Publisher: The Greenfield Review Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196143

ISBN: 0912678127

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Ink stamp inside rear wrapper, with minimal transfer to final blank. 1974 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 35 pp. The author's first collection of poetry, released shortly after the publication of her popular short story The Man to Send Rain Clouds. Includes illustrations by the author and Aaron Yava. The work was re-released on its twenty-year anniversary, but without the Yava illustrations. Silko, a Laguna Pueblo, was the first recipient of the MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Grant, and is widely acknowledged as an important f... View more info

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Typefounding in America, 1787-1825

By: Silver, Rollo G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University Press of Viriginia: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279315

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, a few minor surface tears on front board, ink note on front endpaper. 1965 Hard Cover. xiii, 139 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Typefounding as a Permanent Industry; Some Minor Typefounders and Punchcutters; Growth and Expansion; Inventions and Patents; The Importation of Type; Index. View more info

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Anywhere But Here: A Novel

By: Simpson, Mona

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282458

ISBN: 0394552830

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 406 pp. This novel about the dreams of three generations of a Midwestern family begins with twelve-year-old Ann August and her ambitious mother, as they travel to California in search of fame and fortune. View more info

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The Lost Father: A Novel

By: Simpson, Mona

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282459

ISBN: 0394589165

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 505 pp. In her highly acclaimed first novel, Anywhere But Here, Simpson created one of the most astute yet vulnerable heroines in contemporary fiction. Now Mayan Atassi--once Mayan Stevenson--returns in an immensely powerful novel about love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and the loyalties that shape us even when they threaten to destroy us. Now a woman of twenty-eight and finally on her own in medical school, Mayan becomes obsessed with the fathe... View more info

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Off Keck Road: A Novella

By: Simpson, Mona

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282460

ISBN: 0375410104

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!. 167 pp. In Green Bay, Wisconsin—here vividly realized and imagined—Bea Maxwell comes of age in the fifties, and Off Keck Road follows her extended circle along the arc of their lives, through their frustrations and occasional successes, well toward old age. A story of family and friends, of change and many generations, it gathers itself around this remarkable woman, who discovers much about the world from her experience in the one place she has always belong... View more info

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A Regular Guy: A Novel

By: Simpson, Mona

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282461

ISBN: 0679450912

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Anywhere But Here and The Lost Father have established Mona Simpson as one of our most accomplished writers. In her new novel--the portrait of a legendary, quintessentially American entrepreneur trapped by the age he helped to define--she brilliantly extends her achievement. More powerfully than ever before, Simpson uncovers the nature of longing and belonging, of blood relations and the human heart. View more info

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Another Pamela; or, Virtue Still Rewarded

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290335

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state. Pink cloth boards. Two quarter-inch chips to jacket spine head, jacket edges rubbed. Ink name on front endpaper. 1950 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 314 pp. Pink cloth boards. Upton Sinclair has taken a bus-man's holiday to write this new novel, his first since he completed his ten volume Lanny Budd series. He has gone back to that first great English bestseller, Richardson's Pamela of 1740, and used it as a model for a novel of our own times. His modern Pamela is a naive country girl, a devout Seventh-Day Adventist, who goes to work... View more info

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The Slave: A Novel

By: Singer, Isaac Bashevis

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1962

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287486

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Signed by author with inscription, To Betsy the daughter of a great editor and a great friend. No jacket. Spine and boards faintly toned, ink name on front endpaper. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 311 pp. Translated from the Yiddish by the author and Cecil Hemley. The Slave (Yiddish: ??? ??????, romanized: Der Knecht) is a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer originally written in Yiddish that tells the story of Jacob, a scholar sold into slavery in the aftermath of the Khmelnytsky massacres, who falls in love with a gentile woman. Through the eyes of... View more info

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The Company of Crows: A Book of Poems

By: Singer, Marilyn; Saport, Linda

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Clarion Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205899

ISBN: 0618083405

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2002 Hard Cover. 48 pp. You’d think I learned color from the cardinal or the goldfinch, But no— I learned it from the crow. As a group of crows travels through a small town, everyone has something to say about them—from the painter whom they inspire, to the pig who enjoys their company, to the birdwatcher who wonders what the crows think of people. Here are 23 poems, in the voices of humans, animals, crows, and other birds, that offer a unique perspective on the American crow, a bird commonly thought of as a symbol of bad luck. Whimsical, varied, and easily a... View more info

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Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath

By: Singmaster, Elsie

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290453

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes scarce original dust jacket. 1913 Hard Cover. 190, [2] pp. 8vo. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address precedes text. Includes frontispiece reproduced from a drawing by Sidney H. Riesenberg, and plates reproduced from drawings by Frederic Dorr Steele, C.E. Chambers, and F. Walter Taylor. A historical account of the deadliest battle of the American Civil War, which is often viewed as the turning point in the conflict. View more info

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Tibet: Through the Red Box

By: Sis, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272190

ISBN: 0439132576

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Caldecott Honor Book sticker on jacket front, two minor tears to jacket front along edges. Address label on front endpaper verso. 1999 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. The book is an illustrated memoir based on the author's childhood recollections of his father's experiences as a documentary filmmaker in China and Tibet during the early 1950s, as well as Sís's response to reading the diary his father kept in the titular red box for the first time, more than forty years later. View more info

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William Franklin: Son of a Patriot, Servant of a King

By: Skemp, Sheila L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295589

ISBN: 0195057457

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Rear jacket panel faintly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. xiv, 358 pp. When Benjamin Franklin flew his kite in a thunderstorm in his famous experiment, his illegitimate son William was his only companion. Together they traveled through the western wilds of Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War, fought in the colony's fractious political battles. Ben helped his son attain the post of Royal Governor of New Jersey, and William's government hired Ben to represent the colony in London. But when war came, father and son were split: one acclaimed as a patriot hero, the other a loyalist... View more info

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Star Giant

By: Skinkle, Dorothy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tower Book: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269610

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Front wrapper very lightly creased, pages faintly toned. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 154 pp. Ben-oni was a refugee, a political exile from the planet Liban sentenced to spend his life on Earth. He looked human, but he was taller than other men and had a brain like the most sophisticated computer. A study of Earth history taught him that many Libans before him had made their mark on Earth. There had been Atlas, Hercules, Goliath, the Amazons, the tribe of Watusi, Paul Bunyan, and even Abraham Lincoln... Ben adapted to life on the small planet, but when he w... View more info

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To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes

By: Slakey, Francis

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267549

ISBN: 1439198950

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2012 Hard Cover. 252 pp. A journey to the most extreme points on Earth and deep inside the human spirit. Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey set out to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean, he had shut himself off from other people. His lectures were mechanical; his relationships were little more than ways to fill the evenings. But as his journey veered dangerously off course, everything about him began to change. A gripping adventure of the body and mind, To the Last Breath depicts the quest that leads Slakey around... View more info

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Rhees of Rochester

By: Slater, John Rothwell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2292288

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed and inscribed by author: For Ed from John 22 Sept 73. Edward Atwater's copy. No jacket. Pencil name and date on front free endppaper. 1946 Hard Cover. 304 pp. Rush Rhees, American philospher, was born on March 19th, 1905 in Rochester, New York. CONTENTS: Alpha; Amherst; Minister; Teacher; Rochester; Utility; Citizen; Co-ordination; Educator; Administrator; Eastman; Beauty; Medicine; Expansion; Climax; Personality; Retirement; Departure; Tributes; Omega; Bibliography; Index. View more info

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A Thousand Acres

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196814

ISBN: 0394577736

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 371 pp. 8vo. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A thousand acres, a piece of land of almost mythic proportions. Upon this fertile, nourishing earth, Jane Smiley has set her rich, breathtakingly dramatic novel of an American family whose wealth cannot stay the hand of tragedy. It is the intense, compelling story of a father and his daughters, of sisters, of wives and husbands, and of the human cost of a lifetime spent trying to subdue the land and the passions it stirs. T... View more info

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The Life of the Body

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Coffee House Press / Espresso Editions: 1990

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2195965

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #101 of 170. Signed by author and artist on limitation page. Includes plexiglass case with a charming ribbon closure at the fore-edge. Minimal scuff to rear panel of case. 1990 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Illustrated with six hand-colored linoleum cuts by Susan Nees. From the limitation page: 'Handset in Jan van Krimpen's Romulus type with Michelangelo display. Printed on dampened Johanna, a 75% rag, 25% esparto grass paper, made in France. Designed by Allan Kornblum and printed on a Vandercook 219 by Julia Druskin and Jill Macke... View more info

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Greenlanders

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196815

ISBN: 0394551206

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Small spot on top page ridge, corners slightly pushed. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 558 pp. 8vo. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas. Set in the fourteenth century in Europe’s most farflung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains, The Greenlanders is the story of one family–proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter ... View more info

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Catskill Crafts: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196830

ISBN: 0517567008

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 174 pp. 8vo. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. 'In her first nonfiction work, the author of Barn Blind fashions what she calls a friendship quilt from interviews with artisans who see their choice to live in the the New York Catskill Mountains region as being significantly entwined with their decision to live by craftsmanship. Fourth-generation Catskill dwellers as well as recent escapees from Manhattan explore a diversity of craft, which ... View more info

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Moo: A Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196937

ISBN: 0679420231

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 414 pp. 8vo. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows wh... View more info

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The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196940

ISBN: 0679450742

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Single printed sheet headed Song of the Kansas Emigrants laid in. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 452 pp. 8vo. Six years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, A Thousand Acres, and three years after her witty, acclaimed, and best-selling novel of academe, Moo, Jane Smiley once again demonstrates her extraordinary range and brilliance. Her new novel, set in the 1850s, speaks to us in a splendidly quirky voice--the strong, wry, no-nonsense voice of Lidie Harkness of Quincy, Illinois, a ... View more info

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Ordinary Love & Good Will: Two Novellas

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197171

ISBN: 0394577728

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 197 pp. 8vo. Ordinary Love: At a reunion with her grown children, a woman recalls the long-ago affair that ended her relationship with their father?and changed all their lives irrevocably. Good Will: Despite the carefully self-sufficient life he has designed for his small family, a man discovers that even the right choices have unexpected consequences?sometimes heartbreaking ones. View more info