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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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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

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Strong Motion

By: Franzen, Jonathan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269287

ISBN: 0374271054

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Signed by author on title page, with a note pointing to a portion of the signature where the ink is lighter and stating 'I faint!' - While there may be an interesting story behind this, sadly we do not know it. A bit smoky, page ridge lightly foxed. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 508, [6] pp. 8vo. The second novel by the author best known for The Corrections. Louis Holland falls in ... View more info

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A Simple Habana Melody (From When the World Was Good) [Havana]

By: Hijuelos, Oscar

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199820

ISBN: 0060175699

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, advance promotional copy. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 2002 Hard Cover. 342 pp. 8vo. It is 1947 and Israel Levis, a Cuban composer whose life had once been a dream of music, love and sadness, is returning to Habana, Cuba, from Spain, where he has just recovered from the physical and spiritual malaise resulting from his experiences in Paris, then Buchenwald, during the Nazi occupation of France. (A ... View more info

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David's Copy: The Selected Poems of David Meltzer

By: Meltzer, David; Rothenberg, Jerome

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Penguin Poets: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2133105

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Minimal wear to edges. 2005 Trade Paperback. xxi, 263. [1] pp. One of the most respected poets of the Beat and San Francisco Renaissance periods, David Meltzer has kept alive interest in the interface between jazz and poetry that exploded in the 1950s. This new edition of selected poems includes previously unpublished material and serves as a map to this very prolific and interesting poet. View more info

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Thirteen [13] Ways of Looking at the Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196936

ISBN: 1400040590

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip and signed promotional photo of author laid in. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 591 pp. 8vo. Over an extraordinary twenty-year career, Jane Smiley has written all kinds of novels: mystery, comedy, historical fiction, epic. “Is there anything Jane Smiley cannot do?” raves Time magazine. But in the wake of 9/11, Smiley faltered in her hitherto... View more info

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Good Faith: A Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196939

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip and promotional photo of author laid in. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 417 pp. 8vo. Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts—comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, an ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit—to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. ... View more info

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At Paradise Gate

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269284

ISBN: 0671425986

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. Signed without inscription by author on title page. A bit smoky, top page ridge a bit foxed, light crease on front jacket flap corner. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. 8vo. The second novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. Jane Smiley is known for her exceptionally wide-ranging talent and keen takes on everyday life. Her novel A Thousand Acres was ma... View more info

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Nemesis: A Novel

By: Smith, Rosamond [Oates, Joyce Carol]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196935

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author (as Joyce Carol Oates, not pseudonymously) without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip laid in. Spine base faintly discolored. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. 8vo. A novel by National Book Award winning author Joyce Carol Oates, who has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize multiple times. Published under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith. Maggie teaches piano at the Conservatory. Beneath th... View more info

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf: The Book That Breaks Masonic Silence

By: Thorn, Richard P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: M. Evans & Company, Inc.: 1994

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200389

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('For Bob Zabel with best wishes, Richard P. Thorn, M.D.'). Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 1994 Hard Cover. 243 pp. 8vo. As the religious right spreads its influence throughout the U.S., it is inevitable that some of its more provocative speakers should tread on the toes of other groups, both religious and nonreligious. In Thorn's case, the fundamentalists have met their match. Thorn attacks the ... View more info