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Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Graywolf Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270797

ISBN: 1555974384

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 217 pp. Kate Braverman grew up in Los Angeles in the late 1950s at the time when glitz was just beginning to be manufactured. Her Los Angeles was made up of stucco tenements, welfare, and the marginalized. It wasn't a destination city, it was the end of the line. Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles chronicles the trajectory of Braverman's Left Coast generation with a voice of singular power. She was an antiwar activist in Berkele... View more info

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Lullaby for Sinners: Poems

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270798

ISBN: 0060104392

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 88 pp. A brilliant book of poetry by a legendary American author. View more info

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Lithium for Medea: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270799

ISBN: 0060104414

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 251 pp. Author's first novel. In this startling, intense novel, Kate Braverman uses the language and sensibilities of a poet to create a portrait of a young woman on the brink of self-discovery. View more info

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Squandering the Blue: Stories

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270800

ISBN: 0449905519

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. Single mothers, insolent daughters, blood sisters, and desperate friends people the tales in this twelve-story cycle, as they live out urban fairy tales and nightmares in the atmospheric landscape of Los Angeles. View more info

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Wonders of the West: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270801

ISBN: 0449906566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. Newly arrived at her brother's home in 1960s Los Angeles, teenager Jordan Lerner struggles to deal with her brother's terminal illness, her mother's dalliances with a string of men, and a school where she is considered an outcast. View more info

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The Incantation of Frida K.

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270802

ISBN: 1583224696

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 235 pp. I was born in rain and I will die in rain, begins Kate Braverman’s The Incantation of Frida K., an imagined life journey of Frida Kahlo. The book opens and closes inside the mind of Frida K., at 46, on her deathbed, taking us through a kaleidoscope of memories and hallucinations where we shiver for two hundred pages on the threshold of life and death, dream and reality, truth and myth. Defiant and uncompromising, Frida bears the wounds o... View more info

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Palm Latitudes: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Linden Press / Simon & Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270803

ISBN: 0671645420

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped, jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 384 pp. Tells the stories of Francisca Ramos, a prostitute, Gloria Hernandez, a young housewife, and Marta Ortega, an eldery half-breed, who live in the Los Angeles barrio. View more info

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The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People

By: Brinkley, Alan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285429

ISBN: 0679425489

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price clipped. 1993 Hard Cover. xxix, 912, A-39, SR-56, IC-2, I-42 pp. Perhaps never before has the writing of American history seemed so much an arena of diverse claims and discord. Scholars explore areas of the past that once seemed hidden from view. Newly assertive groups in the American population draw attention to their own distinctive pasts. The story of America sometimes seems to be many different stories, with nothing to tie them together. In The Unfinished Nation, Alan Brinkley provides a clear and intelligent account of the American past that strikes ... View more info

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The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your Brain

By: Brogaard, Berit; Marlow, Kristian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hudson Street Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267377

ISBN: 1594633681

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly bumped. 2015 Hard Cover. xii, 273 pp. Berit Brogaard, PhD, and Kristian Marlow, MA, study people with astonishing talents—memory champions, human echolocators, musical virtuosos, math geniuses, and synesthetes who taste colors and hear faces. But as amazing as these abilities are, they are not mysterious. Our brains constantly process a huge amount of information below our awareness, and what these gifted individuals have in common is that through practice, injury, an innate brain disorder, or even more unusual circumstances, they have ... View more info

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24 Hours

By: Bromfield, Louis

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265826

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, 1 inch chip from jacket spine base, with minor loss from other jacket corners, jacket toned. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Green Bay Tree, Possession, and Early Autumn. Inspiration for the film starring Clive Brook and Kay Francis, directed by Marion Gering. Originally published serially as Shattered Glass; this edition released simultaneously with a signed, limited edition of 500 copies (this copy is not signed). Bromfield was also known for his scient... View more info

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March: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200373

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. 8vo. March is a novel by Geraldine Brooks. It is a parallel novel that retells Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women from the point of view of Alcott's protagonists' absent father. Brooks has inserted the novel into the classic tale, revealing the events surrounding March's absence during the American Civil War in 1862. The novel won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. - Wikipedia View more info

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Caleb's Crossing: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274239

ISBN: 0670021040

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom corner lightly bumped. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 306 pp. Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. The narrator of Caleb's Crossing is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curi... View more info

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Zeppelin: Rigid Airships, 1893-1940

By: Brooks, Peter W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Putnam: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287336

ISBN: 0851778453

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1992 Large Hardcover. 221 pp. In the first decade of the twentieth century, the rigid airship looked more likely to be the future of air travel and transportation than the small, rather fragile airplane. Using a lifting gas enclosed within a metal or wooden framework, rigid airships could fly longer distances and carry more passengers or cargo. Zeppelin: Rigid Airships 1893-1940 examines the rise and decline of the airship by means of individual development histories of all the fifty types of airships built across four countries during a forty year period. Beg... View more info

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The Defenders of Shannara, in Three Volumes: The High Druid's Blade; The Darkling Child; The Sorcerer's Daughter

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Del Rey: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2280898

ISBN: 0345540700

Condition: Near Fine


First editions, all three volumes. First volume signed by author without inscription. Jackets of all three volumes near fine. 2014 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305; 300; 334 pp. The Defenders of Shannara, in three volumes. THE HIGH DRUID'S BLADE: Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon’s fireplace. Running his family’s modest shipping busi... View more info

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The Elf Queen of Shannara (Book Three of the Heritage of Shannara)

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284417

ISBN: 0345362993

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 403 pp. Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men! the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren. It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them -- except, finally, the Addershag. The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burning f... View more info

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Antrax (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 2)

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285461

ISBN: 0345397665

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine slightly cocked. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 375 pp. A new novel by Terry Brooks is always a cause for celebration. For more than twenty years, the New York Times bestselling author of the classic Shannara epic has proven himself one of the modern masters of fantasy, winning the hearts and minds of devoted readers around the world. In his last acclaimed novel, Ilse Witch, a brave company of explorers led by the last Druid, Walker Boh, traveled across unknown seas in search of an elusive magic. Yet perhaps Boh and his team were lured there... View more info

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Morgawr (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 3)

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285462

ISBN: 0345435729

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very faint stain on bottom page ridge. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 401 pp. New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks became the master of epic fantasy with the publication of his legendary debut, The Sword of Shannara. Since then, each new novel in the Shannara saga has brilliantly built upon and deepened the world of breathtaking magic, adventure, and intrigue he created. In The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara—his third enchanting series—he literally took his legions of loyal readers soaring to new heights as a colorful contingent of cha... View more info

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Straken (High Druid of Shannara, Book 3)

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285467

ISBN: 0345451120

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule. Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skills. View more info

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Origin: A Novel (Robert Langdon)

By: Brown, Dan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291457

ISBN: 0385514239

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Two 1/4 inch tears to front jacket corners, spine base pushed, small spot on rear endpaper. 2018 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 461, [9] pp. 8vo. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s prec... View more info

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Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography

By: Brown, David S.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282738

ISBN: 0226076407

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor sticker adhesive to jacket spine base, top corners of jacket bumped. Ink marginalia throughout first chapter. 2006 Hard Cover. xxiii, 291 pp. Richard Hofstadter (1916-70) was America’s most distinguished historian of the twentieth century. The author of several groundbreaking books, including The American Political Tradition, he was a vigorous champion of the liberal politics that emerged from the New Deal. During his nearly thirty-year career, Hofstadter fought public campaigns against liberalism’s most dynamic opponents, from McCarthy in the 1950s to Barry Goldwater ... View more info

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The Light of Paris: A Novel

By: Brown, Eleanor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285871

ISBN: 039915891X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2016 Hard Cover. 308 pp. Madeleine is trapped—by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears—in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. In Madeleine’s memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been—elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie’s bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defi... View more info

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Facing the Music (Bright Leaf Short Fiction VI [6])

By: Brown, Larry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199926

ISBN: 0912697911

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 167 pp. 8vo. Facing the Music, Larry Brown’s first book, was originally published in 1988 to wide critical acclaim. As the St. Petersburg Times review pointed out, the central theme of these ten stories “is the ageless collision of man with woman, woman with man--with the frequent introduction of that other familiar couple, drinking and violence. Most often ugly, love is nevertheless graceful, however desperate the situation.... View more info

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Buffalo: Lake City in Niagara Land

By: Brown, Richard C.; Watson, Bob; Helfter, Clyde Eller; Tropp, Margaret Colvin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Windsor Publications, Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291322

ISBN: 0897810368

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Quarter-inch by quarter-inch chip along bottom edge of front jacket panel, top edge of jacket rubbed with minor tears. A near fine copy in a good jacket. 1981 Large Hardcover. 335 pp. ...traces the pageant of Buffalo's past, from the scattered pioneers of the late 18th century through the incredible boom years of the 19th and early 20th centuries to the hard times of the mid-20th century--and the signs of economic and cultural renaissance in the 1980s. Includes more than 300 illustrations, many in color. View more info

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In Search of Mind: Essays in Autobiography (The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series)

By: Bruner, Jerome

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288034

ISBN: 0060151919

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by half-inch chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1983 Hard Cover. xii, 306 pp. The eminent psychologist reflects on the course of his work, examines the development of the study of psychology and his substantial contributions to its growth, and provides a glimpse of himself as thinker, teacher, and student of the mind. View more info

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The Courts of the Morning

By: Buchan, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261992

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Includes all three maps. Cover spine lightly soiled, jacket edges rubbed with a few creases and closed tears, and minor loss from corners. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 384 pp. 8vo. An early jacket design by Hubert Rogers, who became a renowned science fiction pulp illustrator in the 1940s, most notably for the cover art of Gray Lensman by E.E. Smith. He also contributed cover artwork for Astounding Science Fiction, Adventure, and Argosy, and created a number of Canadian war posters during World War II (source: The Korshak Collection). A... View more info

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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269486

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine very slightly cocked, spine head and spine base lightly rubbed. 1956 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. When Pearl S. Buck finished writing her autobiographical work, My Several Worlds, she found that the most vivid character memory of her childhood life was Tzu Hsi, the last Empress of China. This is the woman usually known to Westerners as the Empress Dowager, or Old Buddha. But how little the West really knows of her! She has figured in an occasional book, but never before in English, nor indeed in any language so far as we know... View more info

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Lincoln's Choice

By: Buckeridge, J.O.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Stackpole Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282746

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine head and spine base lightly rubbed, ink stamp and pencil notes on front endpaper recto and verso, pencil notes on rear endpaper verso. 1956 Hard Cover. xviii, 254 pp. Herein, for the first time, is revealed the impact and scope of the basic repeating rifle in the Civil War. Well documented, and supported by exciting on-the-spot reports, the author presents convincing evidence that the Spencer seven-shooter was a major factor--possibly the major factor in winding up the war which cost far more American lives than World War II. Christopher Spencer, the inventor an... View more info

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Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Volume I)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Eos: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288001

ISBN: 0061137588

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 355 pp. One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous accolades and awards, including the Nebula and Locus Awards as well as the fantasy and science fiction genre’s most prestigious honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel, four times (most recently for Paladin of Souls). With The Sharing Knife series, Bujold creates a brand new world fraught with peril, and spins an extraordinary romance between a young farm girl and the brave sorcerer-soldier... View more info

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The Hallowed Hunt (Chalion, Book 3)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Eos: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288002

ISBN: 0060574623

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 470 pp. An acclaimed legend in the field of fantasy and science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold returns to the vivid and perilous world of her previous masterworks, the Hugo Award-winning Paladin of Souls and Hugo and World Fantasy Award-nominated The Curse of Chalion, with an epic tale of devotion and strange destiny. Prince Boleso is dead -- slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile. Lord Ingrey kin Wolfcliff has been dispatched to the remote castle of the late, exiled, half-mad royal to transport ... View more info

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Komarr (A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Baen: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288003

ISBN: 0671878778

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 311 pp. Komarr could be a garden - with a thousand more years work. Or an uninhabitable wasteland, if the terraforming fails. Now the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The Emperor of Barrayar sends his newest Imperial Auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why. The choice is not a popular one on Komarr, where a betrayal a generation before drenched the name of Vorkosigan in blood. In the political and phy... View more info