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Carmen la Coja: Una Novela (Spanish Text)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vintage Espanol: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270631

ISBN: 0375724680

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 216 pp. Spanish text. Published to coincide with the Anchor Books edition of Peel My Love Like an Onion, this Spanish translation is a major addition to the Vintage Español list. Equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody, Carmen la coja is Ana Castillo's imaginative variation on the themes of Bizet... 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... 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 a... View more info

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Death Comes for the Archbishop

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1929

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2102810

Condition: Near Fine


First illustrated edition. Owner bookplate on front flyleaf, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Closely following the original 1927 printing, this edition was designed by Elmer Adler and printed by the Plimpton Press of Norwood, Massachusetts, on paper manufactured by Curtis and Brother of Newark, Delaware. Art deco illustrations by Harold Von Schmidt appear throughout, which were photo-engraved by F... View more info

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The Professor's House

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264160

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine a bit faded, light nickel-sized spot on front board, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 283, [5] pp. 8vo. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of O Pioneers! and My Antonia. A study in emotional dislocation and renewal--Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50's, has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called on to move to a more comfortable h... View more info

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200727

ISBN: 0007149824

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor wear to corners. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a multiple award-winning novel by American author Michael Chabon. The novel is a detective story set in an alternate history version of the present day, based on the premise that during World War II, a temporary settlement for Jewish refugees was established in Sitka, Alaska in 1941, and that the fledgling State of Israel was destr... View more info

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Wonder Boys: A Novel

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Villard Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201005

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. 8vo. Inspiration for the film starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDorman, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, and Robert Downey, Jr. Grady Tripp is a pot-smoking middle aged novelist who has stalled on a 2611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hol... View more info

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Moonglow: A Novel

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267380

ISBN: 0062225553

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pencil marginalia. 2016 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 430 pp. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael C... View more info

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The Conqueror's Child (The Holdfast Chronicles Book Four [4])

By: Charnas, Suzy McKee

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Tor / Tom Doherty Associates: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1504304

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 428 pp. McKee Charnas brings us the triumphant conclusion to the classic dystopian epic, The Holdfast Chronicles. The direct sequel to The Furies, which Publishers Weekly named one of the 5 best SF titles of 1994,it is the story of how the Free Fems reclaim the Holdfast from the men who ruled them. Charnas concludes her celebrated dystopian series, the Holdfast Chronicles, in a tale that picks up where ... View more info

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An Ear to the Ground

By: Chase, James Hadley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274274

ISBN: 070910328X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Quarter inch by quarter inch chip to jacket spine base, jacket faintly toned. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. The Esmaldi necklace was worth about $350,000: one hundred matched diamonds the size of garden peas, set in platinum. The sort of necklace people would murder for... And Al Barney, beachcomber and layabout, knew its history - a tale of hate, jealousy and violence; of beautiful,... View more info

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An Ace Up My Sleeve

By: Chase, James Hadley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274277

ISBN: 0709118007

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed. Page ridges very faintly foxed, ink scribble on front endpaper. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. From the moment Helga Rolfe, the elegant wife of one of the richest tycoons, picks up a gum-chewing boy young enough to be her son, events jump back and skid through a series of 180-degree turns. Games of bluff and counter bluff quickly develop into a dangerous and deadly battle and as the action hots u... View more info

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Architecture in Pen and Ink

By: Chen, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274335

ISBN: 0070110794

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1995 Large Hardcover. ix, 197 pp. Presents a wide range of drawings from rough freehand idea sketches to fully rendered presentation drawings, and including both exteriors and interiors, bird's eye views, close-ups of details, and landscapes by the likes of Helmut Jahn, Yi Gang Pen, Peter Eisenman, and other eminent architects. Includes discussion of each expert's approach, and of techniques for using the technical, fine line fe... View more info

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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

By: Cheney, Lynne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272323

ISBN: 0670025194

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few faint spots on page ridges. 2014 Hard Cover. x, 564 pp. Lin-Manuel Miranda's play Hamilton has reignited interest in the founding fathers; it features James Madison among its vibrant cast of characters. This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was th... 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

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. 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-... 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,... 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 Waterhou... 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 li... View more info

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The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

By: Chopra, Deepak

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276281

ISBN: 051770434X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 169 pp. In THE WAY OF THE WIZARD, Deepk Chopra sheds light on 20 life-enhancing principles for rediscovering the magic that we have lost, but that remains within our grasp. The result, in effect, is a practical and accessible guide to one of life's shortest but most rewarding journeys: the one into the realm of boundless possibilities that exist within and all ar... View more info

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Songs of the Helderhills

By: Christman, W.W.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harold Vinal: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1864014

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed without attribution and signed by author on front endpaper ('With good wishes W.W. Christman Delanson, N.Y., May 28 1932.'). Includes original jacket. Includes tipped-in cut of envelope used to originally ship the book and an invoice for its purchase in 1977.Jacket toned and lightly rubbed. 1926 Hard Cover. Author's first book. A collection of poetry by the noteworthy Catskills poet and transcendentalist, W.W. Christman.Keywords: POETRY CHRISTIAN... View more info

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The Untillable Hills

By: Christman, W.W.; Coffin, Robert P. Tristram

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Driftwind Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1874861

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Three separate ink gift notes on front flyleaf, jacket price inked out.Jacket rubbed & toned. 1937 Hard Cover. xxii, 103 pp. The fourth and final book by the Catskills poet and transcendentalist, printed in the year of his death. 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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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 ... View more info

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Noel and Cole: The Sophisticates

By: Citron, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274339

ISBN: 0195083857

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly toned. Top page ridge lightly foxed, faint odor of smoke. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 360 pp. Born an ocean apart--one in Peru, Indiana, to great wealth, the other in Teddington, England, to an itinerant piano salesman--Cole Porter and Noel Coward have come to represent the ultimate in sophistication and urbanity. You Do Something to Me, Gay Divorce, I Get a Kick Out of You, Just One of Those Things, ... View more info

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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living: A Novel

By: Clark, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274257

ISBN: 0375407251

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2000 Hard Cover. 345 pp. Author's first novel. Meet Evers Wheeling of Norton, North Carolina. A semi-dissolute judge, undistracted by children, hobbies, or a fulfilling marriage, he's moving down the road to nowhere at a furious clip -- until the morning he's confronted by Ruth Esther English, an attractive young woman whose dim-witted brother happens to be up on drug charges. Within ... View more info

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Where Are the Children?

By: Clark, Mary Higgins

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197668

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing. Minimal wear to corners, ink initials on front endpaper, jacket spine slightly faded, a couple tiny spots on page ridge. 1975 Hard Cover. 223 pp. 8vo. Author's first mystery, inspiration for the 1986 film starring Jill Clayburgh. Nancy Harmon had fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, the hostile front-page newspaper stories and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed h... View more info

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Airling... and Other Poems

By: Clarke, Gerald

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Golden Quill Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1522577

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on front endpaper ('-- Gerry Clarke March, 1980'). Jacket toned. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. Airling is a new word in our language, coined to suggest the writer's disenchantment with the clumsy and mechanistic realities of aircraft, for anyone who seeks to fly. Gulls and hawks move through their native element with grace but man's attempt to emulate them is awkward, at... View more info

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MacGregor School

By: Clarke, Gerald

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Golden Quill Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1522573

Condition: Very Good


First edition with promotional laid in. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('For Al - who embodies much of the spirit of this book. Gerry Clarke'). Jacket lightly toned. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. In this book, Gerald Clarke achieves a fusion of his careers as a poet and a teacher. The school portrayed on these pages becomes almost magically a symbol for the larger world we all live in, and many readers will be rem... View more info