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The Happening: A Carol for All Seasons

By: Wahtera, John

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book / Little, Brown and Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296701

ISBN: 0316917508

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small chip along bottom edge of front jacket panel. 1974 Hard Cover. 117 pp. Digby Bell is a struggling young artist who lives on one floor of a condemned tenement with his pregnant girlfriend Blossom, where they take in strays of all kinds--both animals and people. It is just before Christmas, and as Digby trudges home after having a commissioned portrait rejected, he notices a stray cat shivering in front of the orphanage down the street from his house. He firmly resolves not to take in another stray, but, shamed by the accusing stares of the orphans, he finally picks up the c... View more info

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The Star Lake Archaeological Project: Anthropology of a Headwaters Area of Chaco Wash, New Mexico

By: Wait, Walter K.; Nelson, Ben A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282748

ISBN: 0809309491

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, top corner of front board bumped. 1983 Hard Cover. xxviii, 466 pp. These fifteen essays inventory and evaluate the cultural resources discovered at the Star Lake Archaeological Research Project in northwestern New Mexico. Commissioned by the Peabody Coal Company to evaluate resources in a strip-mining area, the project turned up remains from the preceramic, Anasazi, and historic periods. The book is divided into three parts, the first of which provides background, with es­says by Walter Wait and Neal Lopinot. Part two presents chapters by Wait, Joseph K. Anderson, an... View more info

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Princess Louise: Queen Victoria's Unconventional Daughter

By: Wake, Jehanne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Collins: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285413

ISBN: 0002170760

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1988 Hard Cover. 478 pp. Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, VA, CI, GCVO, GBE, RRC, GCStJ (Louisa Caroline Alberta; 18 March 1848 – 3 December 1939) was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In her public life, she was a strong proponent of the arts and higher education and of the feminist cause. Her early life was spent moving among the various royal residences in the company of her family. When her father, the prince consort, died on 14 December 1861, the court went into a long period of mourning, to which with time Loui... View more info

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Giant Quarterback

By: Waldman, Frank

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282747

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, edges rubbed. 1950 Hard Cover. 153 pp. Illustrated by Robert Candy. A tale of the New York Giants. View more info

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Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197292

ISBN: 0679455841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxv, 225 pp. 8vo. America's beloved author of The Color Purple writes here about her life as an activist, in a book rich in belief in the world as savable, if only we will act on our beliefs. Here are a superb writer's thoughts on politics, culture, feminism, race, religion, raising a daughter, writing and living. View more info

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In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $750.00  $600.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196020

ISBN: 0151444056

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. White portions of jacket very faintly toned. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 138 pp. 8vo. A collection of thirteen short stories exploring the hardships of life as an African American woman in the South. Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker's power to depict black women-women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together. View more info

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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196021

ISBN: 0151997543

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine foot faintly pushed. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 167 pp. 8vo. A collection of fourteen short stories by the author who later became a household name with the publication of The Color Purple. Keywords: ALICE WALKER YOU CANT KEEP GOOD WOMAN DOWN SHORT STORIES SIGNED FIRST EDITION LITERATURE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER View more info

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By the Light of My Father's Smile: A Novel

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197287

ISBN: 0375501525

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 222 pp. 8vo. A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother.  And there, amid an endangered band of mixed-race Blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream.  Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters and their stories, Walker crosses conventional borders of all kinds as she ... View more info

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Now is the Time to Open Your Heart

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197288

ISBN: 1400061733

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 213 pp. 8vo. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar now gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey.  In Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, Alice Walker has created a work that ranks among her ?nest achievements: the story of a woman’s spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love.  Kate has always been a wan... View more info

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The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197290

ISBN: 0679455876

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 200 pp. 8vo. These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as ... View more info

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Banned

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Aunt Lute Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197306

ISBN: 1879960478

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 105 pp. Throughout her distinguished career, Alice Walker's work has been at the center of controversies around language, censorship, truth and art. Alice Walker Banned explores just what it is that various groups have found so threatening in Walker's work, bringing together the short stories Roselily and Am I Blue?, an excerpt from the novel The Color Purple, as well as testimonies, letters, and essays about attempts to censor Walker's work by the California State Board of Education. The introduction by S... View more info

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Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197956

ISBN: 0151400407

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 463 pp. 8vo. An anthology of poetry shares a keen historical perspective on the spiritual, social, and political issues of the last three decades, in works including Once and Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems. Keywords: PULITZER PRIZE WINNER LITERATURE POEMS POETRY ALICE WALKER HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Possessing the Secret of Joy

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197959

ISBN: 0151731527

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Tiny crease on front jacket flap corner. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 286 pp. 8vo. A provocative novel about an African tribal woman’s battle with madness after the trauma of a childhood genital mutilation. View more info

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By the Light of My Father's Smile: A Novel

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200640

ISBN: 0375501525

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 222 pp. 8vo. A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother.  And there, amid an endangered band of mixed-race Blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream.  Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters and their stories, Walker crosses conventional borders of all kinds as she explores in this magical novel the ways in which a w... View more info

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The Temple of My Familiar

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273036

ISBN: 0151885338

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 416 pp. 8vo. Described by the author as 'a romance of the last 500,000 years,' The Temple of My Familiar follows a cast of interrelated characters, most of African descent, and each representing a different ethnic strain—ranging from diverse African tribes to the mixed bloods of Latin America—that contribute to the black experience in America. View more info

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Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women

By: Walker, Alice; Parmar, Pratibha

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197291

ISBN: 0151000611

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by Alice Walker without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. 373 pp. 8vo. The author of The Color Purple travels to Gambia, Senegal, and Burkina to interview a group of women trying to eliminate the traditional practice of female clitoral circumcision, a practice forced on women by the men of those societies. View more info

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Fly-Tying As an Art

By: Walker, C.F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276799

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, top page ridge and boards lightly foxed. 1957 Hard Cover. 128 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; List of Illustrations; Artist or Craftsman?; Schools and Styles of Fly-dressing; Historical: The Sunk Fly - The Floating Fly; The Artist's Paintbox: Materials Old and New - Poultry Hackles - Collection and Storage; The Artist's Models; In the Studio - Duns, Spinners and Nymphs - Sedges, Gnats and Other Insects - Expedients and Devices; Index. View more info

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Jack London and the Klondike: The Genesis of an American Writer

By: Walker, Franklin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Huntington Library: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2122833

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed, signed, & dated by author on front endpaper ('Feb. 13, 1967, To Abraham Rothberg, with my compliments, Franklin Walker'). Lacks jacket. Top corner faintly bumped. 1966 Hard Cover. 288 pp. 8vo. An account of London's experience in the Klondike gold rush. View more info

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All Is Not Forgotten: A Novel

By: Walker, Wendy

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272870

ISBN: 1250097916

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2016 Hard Cover. 310 pp. Wendy Walker's All Is Not Forgotten begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his i... View more info

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Cracking the Symbol Code: Revealing the Secret Heretical Messages within Church and Renaissance Art

By: Wallace-Murphy, Tim

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Watkins Publishing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296802

ISBN: 1842931369

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped, minor sticker adhesive on jacket spine base. 2005 Hard Cover. ix, 309 pp. Expanding on issues touched on in The Da Vinci Code, this thought-provoking study explores the real story of Christianity—a story told by men and women condemned by the traditional, orthodox church, and one long hidden in mysterious codes and symbols. In medieval times, dissenters believed the established church ruthlessly suppressed the truth about Jesus and his ministry. Branded as heretics and subject to torture and execution for their beliefs, the dissenters—inclu... View more info

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The Fatal Five Minutes (Morrow Mystery)

By: Walling, R.A.J.

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278350

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket, spine head and spine base rubbed, spine slightly cocked, jacket flap tapped to front paste-down endpaper, rear hinge starting. 1932 Hard Cover. 296 pp. R. A. J. Walling's place in detective fiction is that of a competent practitioner of the British Golden Age novel. ... Philip Tolefree is the detective in most of Walling's books. Starting out as a private enquiry agent in non-criminal insurance matters, he takes on his first murder case in the Fatal Five Minutes. ... Tolefree has his own Watson, James Farrar, who narrates the first stories, is dropped, and then appear... View more info

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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

By: Walls, Jeannette

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2098150

ISBN: 1416586288

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. Author of The Glass Castle. 'Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did.' So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. ... View more info

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Jeremy and Hamlet

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2169670

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Minor biopredation to base of rear joint, jacket corners rubbed with minor loss. Very Good. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories in a fictional English town called Polchester. Walpole's second Jeremy book. CONTENTS: Come Out of the Kitchen; Conscience-Money; The Dance; Saladin and the Black Bishop; Poodle; The Night Raiders; Young Baltimore; The Ruffians; The Picture-Book; Uncle Percy; The Runaways; A Fine Day. Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was an English novelist. He was bor... View more info

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The Hidden Life of Emily Dickinson: A Biography

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289192

Condition: Good


First edition. Quarter inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel and spine base, jacket spine lightly toned, small stain on jacket spine. Spine slightly cocked. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. In this remarkable book, startling new evidence about Emily Dickinson's life is presented, all from primary sources and thoroughly documented, which at last fits the whole tantalizing puzzle together. Within a lucid, marvelously sustained narrative, John Evangelist Walsh offers revelations concerning Emily's art and personality which clarify much of the myst... View more info

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Auntie Tigress and Other Favorite Chinese Folktales

By: Wang, Gia-Zhen; Kung, Annie

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Purple Bear Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297707

ISBN: 1933327286

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor sticker adhesive on rear jacket panel. 2006 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Auntie Tigress, a fearsome child-eating monster who decorates her immense cape with trophies collected from her victims, finally meets her match in the unlikely form of a kindhearted little girl. How the girl triumphs makes for a story full of sly wit and intrigue, with echoes of Little Red Riding Hood. In the second tale, a hardworking, generous fisherman outwits his greedy landlord. The final tale, a Cinderella story, finds a foolish father discovering that the most valuable gifts aren’t the most... View more info

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Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography

By: Ward, Geoffrey C.; Duncan, Dayton; Burns, Ken

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297880

ISBN: 0375405615

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2001 Large Hardcover. xvi, 269 pp. Ernest Hemingway called Huckleberry Finn “the best book we’ve ever had. There was nothing before. There’s been nothing as good since.” Critical opinion of this book hasn’t dimmed since Hemingway uttered these words; as author Russell Banks says in these pages, Twain “makes possible an American literature which would otherwise not have been possible.” He was the most famous American of his day, and remains in ours the most universally revered American writer. Here the master storytellers Geoffrey W... View more info

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Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism

By: Ware, Susan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201245

ISBN: 0393035514

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Fine. Near Fine. 1993 Hard Cover. 304 pp. Amelia Earhart was first reported missing on 2 July 1937. Despite the ongoing fascination with her disappearance, Susan Ware argues that key aspects of Amelia Earhart's life are still missing. This biography analyzes Earhart as part of the history of women and feminism. A heroine of her era, Earhart is a figure of inspiration for women today. While loving adventure, Earhart saw aviation as liberating for women. Ware also portrays Earhart as a central figure in the development of popular culture in the 20th century. With her husband, Geor... View more info

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Kitchener: The Man Behind the Legend

By: Warner, Philip

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202518

ISBN: 0689118058

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. Jacket spine lightly toned. 1986 Hard Cover. viii, 247 pp. Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl of Khartoum and of Broome, was Britain's last great military hero, a legend in his own time, and in ours. His face became known to millions before his death in 1916 because it appeared on recruiting posters for World War I over the caption Your Country Needs You. Trained as an engineer in the army, his talents were for planning, organization, and attention to detail, yet his appetite was for battle. As a young officer in 1871, he very nearly created an international i... View more info

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Chronicle of the Russian Tsars: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Russia

By: Warnes, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295698

ISBN: 0500050937

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1999 Large Hardcover. 224 pp. This new Chronicle documents the lives of tsars famous and infamous in a lively series of biographical portraits stretching from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Discover the facts behind the reputations of rulers such as Ivan the Terrible, whose reign of terror was unparalleled in Russian history until Stalin; Peter the Great, dynamic reformer and dedicated Westernizer; Catherine the Great, the determined young German princess who usurped power and is remembered for her interest in the Enlightenment and for her... View more info

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Hunting Upland Birds

By: Waterman, Charles F.; Vance, Joel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Countrysport Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274338

ISBN: 092435772X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. 1997 Hard Cover. xi, 332 pp. Who could improve on Waterman? Nobody -- except Waterman. Originally published a quarter of a century ago, Charley Waterman's Hunting Upland Birds has been newly updated with the latest information for today's wingshooter, along with the timeless advice on strategy, equipment, and bird behavior that made the original book an essential for upland hunters. View more info