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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 very stuff of life. Lala Reyes’ grandmother is descended from a family of renowned rebozo, or shawl, makers. The striped ca... 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 devout Catholic, Levis had been mistakenly identified as a Jew because of his name.) When Levis arrives back in Habana, after... View more info

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David's Copy: The Selected Poems of David Meltzer

By: Meltzer, David; Rothenberg, Jerome

Price: $15.00

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 This new edition of selected poems includes previously unpublished material and serves as a map to this very prolific and interesting poet.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 unflagging impulse to write and decided to approach novels from a different angle: she read one hundred of them, from classi... 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. Her funny and moving new novel is about what happens when the American Dream morphs into a seven-figure American Fantasy.Joe ... 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 made into a critically acclaimed motion picture starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange, and her new novel, The All-True T... 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 the surface of the academic community, sinister passions are stirring. Suddenly, with a savage act of rape, Maggie's civilized ... 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 critics of Masonry, showing where they err in their assumptions and providing some good insights into the nature of the Mason... View more info