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Still Life

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271607

ISBN: 0701126671

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by publisher. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. From the author of The New York Times bestseller Possession, comes a highly acclaimed novel which captures in brilliant detail the life of one extended English family-and illuminates the choices they must make between domesticity and ambition, life and art. Toni Morrison, author of B... View more info

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Your Action World: Winners are Losers with an New Attitude

By: Byrne, David

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286740

ISBN: 0811826236

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1999 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. In his latest book, writer, photographer, musician, and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has created an extraordinary document and critique of the times we live in. Your Action World parodies the inspirational promotional materialsincluding books, tapes, and corporate advertising - with which we are inundated daily. Byrne's impulse is to fight back, to stem the ... View more info

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O'Malley of Shanganagh

By: Byrne, Donn

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Century Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1851507

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. First edition. Orange cloth boards with black titles. White jacket with illustration on front. Donn Byrne (born Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne) (20 November, 1889 – 18 June 1928) was an Irish novelist. He was born in New York City where, he claimed, his Irish parents were on a business trip at the time, and soon after returned with them to Ireland. He grew up b... View more info

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The Way of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving a Gentleman

By: Cabell, James Branch

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: New York: Robert M. McBride & Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130195

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks slipcase. Board fore-edge rubbed. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 209 pp. 8vo. Decorations by Frank C. Pape. 'Today, some recognize Cabell as one of the first contemporary writers from the South. He is also noted for his unique blending of classic myths and legends with his own imagination and is considered a pioneer of fantasy writing. The Way of Ecben is derived from the Norrovian legend upon which is based Feli... View more info

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Dynasty of Death: First Edition

By: Caldwell, Taylor

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202719

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed & chipped, tape along jacket spine, pages toned, stamping on endpapers. 1938 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 797 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900–August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback. In her f... View more info

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72 Hour Hold: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270467

ISBN: 1400040744

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Bottom edge of front board lightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. New York Times best-selling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful... View more info

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Singing in the Comeback Choir

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270468

ISBN: 0399142983

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light smudge on top edge, gilt of jacket titles slightly rubbed away. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Called one of the leading black novelists of the twentieth century by The Washington Post, the author of Brothers and Sisters follows a successful producer who tries to revitalize the ghetto of her youth. View more info

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What You Owe Me: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270469

ISBN: 0399147845

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Faint smudge on top page ridge. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 533 pp. Los Angeles, 1945: When Hosanna Clark, newly arrived from the farm fields of Texas, befriends Holocaust survivor Gilda Rosenstein, she opens the door to a new life for them both. Using Gilda's knowledge of cosmetics and Hosanna's energy and determination, they begin producing a line of lipsticks and lotions for black ... View more info

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Brothers and Sisters

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270470

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Very faint smudge on top page ridge, pages very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 476 pp. Struggling with her own personal issues after the Los Angeles riots, Esther Jackson, a black employee at a downtown bank, is heartened when a black man is hired as senior vice-president, until he sexually harasses her white friend and coworker. View more info

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Sweet Summer: Growing Up with and Without My Dad

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270471

ISBN: 0399134158

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. Pages faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. The author recounts her relationship with her father, one that took place largely during the summer when they vacationed together, discussing how this shaped her as an adult and a woman. View more info

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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270472

ISBN: 0399137467

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with date: 12/2/92, Santa Monica. Faint smudge on top page ridge, pages very faintly toned. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 332 pp. The author of Sweet Summer turns her talents to fiction with a novel that records how a racist beating in a small Mississippi town rippled through generations, changing forever the lives of everyone involved in the incident. View more info

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The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

By: Campbell, Joseph; Cousineau, Phil

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Element: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288993

ISBN: 1862045984

Condition: Very Good


First edition. One inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped. Owner's library stamp on front endpaper and half-title page and rear endpaper, ink gift note on half-title page, pages very faintly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. xxvii, 258 pp. The author of Hero With a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God series, and The Power of Myth here turns his powers of observation and analysis on his own life's journey and conveys the excitement of his l... View more info

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $2,250.00  $1,800.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263973

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #285 of 500, signed & numbered by Capote on colophon, which states 'Of the first edition of In Cold Blood five hundred copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound.' Lacks slipcase issued with this edition, but is only the more attractive for it (the slipcase was a rather plain red paper over cardboard). 1965 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full brown mor... View more info

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Music for Chameleons: New Writing

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288327

ISBN: 0394508262

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped, small tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 262 pp. At the centre of Music for Chameleons is Handcarved Coffins, a 'nonfiction novel' based on the brutal crimes of a real-life murderer. Taking place in a small Midwestern town in America, it offers chilling insights into the mind of a killer and the obsession of the man bringin... View more info

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The Hotel Eden: Stories

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269564

ISBN: 0393040682

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('For Steve, who has been true! Your friend, Ron Carlson'). A bit smoky, page ridges faintly foxed. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. 8vo. A dozen stories feature a young man who discovers that Eden is not a permanent residence, a baseball player who accidentally becomes a killer, and a teenager from Phoenix who experiences an unsettling sexual awakening. View more info

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Plan B for the Middle Class: Stories

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269565

ISBN: 0393033708

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223, [1] pp. 8vo. A collection of stories about midlife includes tales of a single mother who keeps house on an aircraft carrier and a new father who is seduced by a motorcycle. By the author of Truants. View more info

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Truants: A Novel

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281549

ISBN: 0393013839

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, For Esta and Bob from their friend, Ron Carlson. Front jacket panel clipped with price intact. Very faint odor of smoke. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. Collin Elder and Louisa Berg, having trouble with their fathers, quit their home situations for life on the road and meet eighty-four-year-old Will Clare while searching for a future in the streets of Utah and Nevada. View more info

Reporting Civil Rights, in Two Volumes: Part One: American Journalism, 1941-1963; Part Two: American Journalism, 1963-1973

By: Carson, Clayborne; Garrow, David; Kovach; Bill; Polsgrove, Carol

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Library of America: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289198

ISBN: 1598532197

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jackets. Near fine copies in near fine slipcases. Light smudge on front board of volume two. 2003 Hard Cover. xvi, 996; xv, 986 pp. Two volume set, each volume includes slipcase. This landmark two-volume anthology chronicles more than thirty tumultuous years in the African American struggle for freedom and equal rights. Here, in brilliant and inspiring dispatches from some of the finest reporters in the history of American journalism, is a panoramic por... View more info

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The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: Carter, Howard

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Excalibur: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285036

ISBN: 052570101X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear to front jacket panel. 1972 Hard Cover. 236 pp. The leader of the excavation offers a firsthand description of the remarkable events surrounding the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of Kings and of the unique and priceless treasures that were found there. Howard Carter did not live long enough to write further about his finds, and The Tomb of Tutankhamen stands as his only record of the extraordinary discovery. Abridge... View more info

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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel

By: Carter, Stephen L.

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272871

ISBN: 030727263X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2012 Hard Cover. 515 pp. Stephen L. Carter’s thrilling new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial... Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from O... View more info

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The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky: A Novel

By: Casale, Jana

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272659

ISBN: 1524731994

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2018 Hard Cover. 353 pp. We first meet Leda in a coffee shop on an average afternoon, notable only for the fact that it’s the single occasion in her life when she will eat two scones in one day. And for the cute boy reading American Power and the New Mandarins. Leda hopes that, by engaging him, their banter will lead to romance. Their fleeting, awkward exchange stalls before flirtation blooms. But Leda’s left with one imperative thought: ... View more info

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Napoleon: A Biography

By: Castelot, Andre

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285510

ISBN: 0060106786

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears, front jacket flap creased, jacket faintly toned. 1971 Hard Cover. vii, 627 pp. André Castelot was a French writer born in Belgium who wrote 65 biographies of famous persons in the History of France. He is perhaps best known for his biography of Josephine. His biography of Napoleon emphasizes not only his military campaigns, but his many love affairs and his many mistresses. It shows how his tumultuous relationsh... View more info

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Watercolor Women / Opaque Men: A Novel in Verse

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Curbstone Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270629

ISBN: 1931896208

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. A very nice copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. Watercolor Women / Opaque Men is a wild and raucous narrative of a single, working mother, the daughter of Chicano migrant workers, and her struggles for upward mobility. With a remarkable combination of tenderness, wicked humor, and biting satire, the main character, Ella-or She-moves toward establishing her sexual identity (she has affairs... View more info

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I Ask the Impossible: Poems (An Anchor Book Original)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270630

ISBN: 0385720734

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 121 pp. Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as una storyteller de primera, and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as impossible to resist, returns to her first love--poetry--to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fer... View more info

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Carmen la Coja: Una Novela (Spanish Text)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $35.00  $28.00

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  $12.00

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  $16.00

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  $28.00

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  $20.00

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  $200.00

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