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My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HaperCollinsPublishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200717

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Front bottom right corner of jacket lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 199 pp. Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The large old house on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. It appears again at the beginning of Allende's playful, seductively compelling memoir My Invented Country, and le... View more info

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Forest of the Pygmies

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200770

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Fine.Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 296 pp. Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head -- with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photography crew -- to the blazing, red plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches their camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue, ... View more info

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Homecoming: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1984

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201052

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Signed by author without inscription. 1984 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 93 pp. Alvarez's first published collection of poetry, a work of great subtlety and power in which the young poet returned to her old-world childhood in the Dominican Republic.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist.Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include Homecoming (1984) and The ... View more info

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200720

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s daughter. So when Dr. García’s part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee. They arrive in New York City in 1... View more info

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In the Name of Salome: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200759

ISBN: 1565122763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 357 pp. In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another.Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only now as she sorts through family papers does she begin to know the woman behind the legend of her mother, the revered Salome Urena,... View more info

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How Tia Lola Came To [Visit] Stay

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200758

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 147 pp. Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez’s first middle-grade book sparkles with magic as it illuminates a child’s experiences living in two cultures.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dom... View more info

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Before We Were Free

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200755

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 167 pp. Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship.Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, ... View more info

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The Other Side (El Otro Lado): Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200756

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Promotional postcard laid in. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. English text. Characterized by respect for the past, delight in the sensory details of the present, and tentative but cherished hope for the future, a collection of poems culminates in the title poem about the poet's return to her native Dominican Republic.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist.Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Los... View more info

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Something to Declare: Essays

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200751

ISBN: 1565121937

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 300 pp. In her first book of nonfiction, Julia Alvarez takes us behind the scenes and shares the lessons she's learned on her way to becoming an internationally acclaimed novelist. In 1960, when Alvarez was ten years old, her family fled the Dominican Republic. Her father participated in a failed coup attempt against the dictator Rafael Trujillo, and exile to the United States was the only way to save his life. The family settled in New York City, where Dr... View more info

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In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200739

ISBN: 1565120388

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Top corner edge of jacket near spine bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictat... View more info

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The Woman I Kept to Myself: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200725

ISBN: 1565124065

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s clear voice sings out in every line. Here, in the middle of her life, she looks back as a way of understanding and celebrating the ... View more info

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Finding Miracles

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200723

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 264 pp. Milly Kaufman is an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story... View more info

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iYo!

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200719

ISBN: 1565121570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309 pp. Yolanda Garcia has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those first tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everybody from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo's character, motivations, and behavior, Yo herself never speaks on her own behalf, even though, in her native Spanish, her nickname... View more info

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My Lord, What a Morning

By: Anderson, Marian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1956

Seller ID: 2266782

ISBN: 0670500119

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, boards lightly foxed, gift note on front endpaper. 1956 Hard Cover. viii, 312 pp. Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993)[1] was an American singer. Anderson was one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said: Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty.[2] Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Although offered roles with many important European opera companies, Anders... View more info

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Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy

By: Arnold, Edwin T.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Mississippi: 1999

Seller ID: 2197021

ISBN: 1578061059

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper. 1999 Trade Paperback. Originally published in 1993, this was the first volume of essays devoted to the works of Cormac McCarthy. Immediately it was recognized as a major contribution to studies of this acclaimed American author. American Literary Scholarship hailed it as a model of its kind. It has since established itself as an essential source for any McCarthy scholar, student, or serious reader.In 1993, McCarthy had recently published All the Pretty Horses (1992), the award-winning first volume of the Border Trilogy. The second volume, The Crossing, appeared i... View more info

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New Voices in the American Theatre (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 258)

By: Atkinson, Brooks; Williams, Tennessee; Miller, Arthur; Inge, William; Axelrod, George; Anderson, Robert; Wouk, Herman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library, New York: 1955

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1956425

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Printed between 1969 and 1975 based on jacket design. Jacket lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1955 Hard Cover. xi, 559 pp. 2-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, silver titles & rules on spine, blind-stamped emblem & border on front board. A collection of American plays, with a foreword by Brooks Atkinson. Includes: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge; The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod; Tea and Sympathy by Robert Anderson; and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial by ... View more info

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The Winthrop Covenant (The First Edition Society)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Houghton Mifflin trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 294 pp. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. A collection of short stories thematically focused on the Puritan ethic, by the lawyer and novelist. View more info

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Eben Holden's Last Day A-Fishing

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202227

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, ink name to front endpaper, pages toned. 1907 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 60 pp. Excerpt from Eben Holden's Last Day A-Fishing'Always, when our train went roaring into the quiet village, we used to look out of the car-window down across the river and a smooth stretch of fields into the edge of the little town. At a small, familiar opening in the shade trees, almost half a mile from the train, we never failed to see the ?icker of a white handkerchief. It signaled their welcome. And then - well, I doubt if any one may have in this wo... View more info

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Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lothrop Publishing Company: 1900

Seller ID: 2202217

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, front hinge starting, rear board edge slightly bumped, ink name and date to front endpaper, pages toned. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 432 pp. A story of the hardy wood-choppers of Vermont, who founded their homes in the Adirondack wilderness. Eben, the hero, is a bachelor with an imagination that is a very wilderness of oddities.Irving Bacheller (1859-1950) was an American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States.Keywords: IRVING BACHELLER EBEN HOLDEN TALE OF NORTH COUNTRY VERMONT ADIRONDACK OU... View more info

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The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (Enlarged Edition)

By: Bailyn, Bernard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2208547

ISBN: 0674443020

Condition: Very Good


Enlarged edition. Faint spot to bottom page ridge, minimal highlighting. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 396 pp. A Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the political and philosophical foundations of the American Revolution. To the original text of what has become a classic of American historical literature, Bernard Bailyn adds a substantial essay, Fulfillment, as a Postscript. Here he discusses the intense, nation-wide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national governm... View more info

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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203727

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine slightly cocked, page ridges foxed.Jacket creased. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 478 pp. In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding tackled Freud, feminism, communism, language and belief, sexuality, and the coming of age of the American dream. Her range of associations includes writers such as Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. Now comes a brilliantly original biography of her life. 16 pages of photographs.Keywords: DEBORAH BAKER IN EXTREMIS LIFE OF LAURA RIDING BIOGRAPHY LITERARY... View more info

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Another Country

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1962

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2290972

Condition: Good


3rd printing. Boards lightly soiled, edges lightly foxed, jacket foxed and lightly toned with minor loss from corners, ink number on front endpaper. 1962 Hard Cover. 436, [4] pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of Notes of a Native Son, whose works became an important part of dialogue in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement, advocating not only for African Americans, but for gays and bisexuals as well. Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intens... View more info

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Little Black Sambo

By: Bannerman, Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The American Crayon Co.: 1943

Seller ID: 2281481

Condition: Good


Wrapper edges rubbed, page corners dog-eared. 1943 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Color plates by Fern Bisel Peat, other illustrations colored in with crayons. The Story of Little Black Sambo is a children's book written and illustrated by Scottish author Helen Bannerman, and published by Grant Richards in October 1899 as one in a series of small-format books called The Dumpy Books for Children. The story was a children's favourite for more than half a century. Critics of the time observed that Bannerman presents one of the first black heroes in chi... View more info

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Sentimental Tommy: The Story of His Boyhood

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1896

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2286787

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. No jacket. Ink name and date on front endpaper, light general wear. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 478 pp. Illustrated by William Hatherell. A story that traces the boyhood of a man about town - beginning at age five, in England, his trials and tribulations, on to becoming a young man. The celebrated Tommy first comes into view on a dirty London stair and he was in sexless garments which were all he had and he was five and so though we are looking at him we must do it sideways lest he sit down hurriedly to hide them. That inscrutable ... View more info

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The Little Minister

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Publishers Corporation: 1897

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2077493

Condition: Fine


First thus. An exceptional copy. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 375, [6] pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & elaborate gilt decorations, top edge gilt. A new edition revised by the author, with a literary and biographical portrait preceding text, photographic frontispiece, and several engraved plates. A novel by the creator of Peter Pan, and inspiration for the 1934 Katharine Hepburn film, originally 'published in 1891 and dramatized in 1897. The Little Minister is set in Thrums, a Scottish weaving village based on Barrie’s birthplace, and concerns Gav... View more info

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Sabbatical: A Romance

By: Barth, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281616

ISBN: 0399127178

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, jacket faintly toned. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 366 pp. The story of a young associate professor of early American literature and her husband, a fifty-year-old ex-CIA officer, and their life aboard a cruising sailboat. View more info

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City Life

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277343

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper lightly creased, ink name on blurb page, pages lightly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. Barthelmes latest collection of fiction is the most successfull example of a new strand of American writing that draws on surrealism, Kafka and Borges. Barthelme uses exact and simple language to describe dreamlike rearrangements of private, literary and public situations, in a play of elegant anachronisms and ambiguities. City Life seems notable less formalistic than Barthelme's previous works and is made even m... View more info

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Big Brother, and Other Stories

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Brother Publishers: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202692

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, two faint one inch stains to front board, pages foxed, ink note to front endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 367 pp. CONTENTS: Big Brother; The White Brant; Recoil; The Obvious Thing; The Talking Vase; Too Fat to Fight.Keywords: REX BEACH BIG BROTHER OTHER STORIES FICTION AMERICAN LITERATURE HISTORICAL AMERICAN WEST WESTERNS View more info

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The Ne'er-Do-Well

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202013

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 401 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on front board. Cover art, frontispiece, and illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, known as the creator of the 'Christy girl'. View more info

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Deceiving to Convey Truth

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harbourfront Reading Series: 1997

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200923

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #48 of 150 signed, numbered copies, from a total edition of 550. Faint smudge to rear wrapper. 1997 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 25 pp. Ann Beattie discusses what it is to be a writer, analyzing her own writings and the writings of others.Keywords: ANN BEATTIE DECEIVING TO CONVEY TRUTH AMERICAN LITERATURE ESSAYS LITERARY CRITICSIM BIOGRAPHY View more info