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Loverboys: Stories

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270632

ISBN: 0393039595

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated 8/23/96 by author. A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. Loverboys is the eagerly awaited new book by Ana Castillo, the acclaimed author of So Far from God: a collection of stories that display her unique perspective on the joys and sorrows of love. Here is the experience of love captured in its wildly varying modes, from rapturous beginnings to melancholy middles to bittersweet ends, and in its equally varying configurations - man and woman, man and man, woman and woman. From the infectious moodiness of Loverbo... 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 a handicapped leg, the legacy of a childhood attack of polio. From the beginning of her professional career, she has carried... 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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Shadows on the Rock

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195802

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine slightly cocked, spine heavily toned, boards toned, pages toned. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. Set in seventeenth-century Canada, an evocation of North American origins highlights the men and women who struggled to adapt to the new world even as they clung to the one they left behind.Keywords: WILLA CATHER LITERATURE FICTION NOVEL FIRST EDITION 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 Federal Photo-Engraving Corporation of New York. Willa Cather’s story of the missionary priest Father Jean Marie Latour and ... View more info

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Early Novels and Stories: The Troll Garden; O Pioneers!; The Song of the Lark; My Antonia; One of Ours (The Library of America 35)

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203802

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1336 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of works by the American novelist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (included in this volume), with chronology and notes following text. Her novels mainly focused on life in the Great Plains. Includes: The Troll Garden; O Pioneers!; The Song of the Lark; My Antonia; One of Ours. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is ... View more info

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My Antonia (Willa Cather Scholarly Edition)

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $9.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 2003

Seller ID: 2272737

ISBN: 080326433X

Condition: Very Good


Corner faintly stained. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Hailed by reviewers and readers for its originality, vitality, and truth, My Ántonia secured Willa Cather’s place in the first rank of American writers. Cather drew deeply on her childhood days in frontier Nebraska for her fourth novel, published in 1918. Ántonia Shimerda is memorable as the warm-hearted daughter of Bohemians who must adapt to a hard life on the desolate prairie. She survives and matures, a pioneer woman made radiant by spirit. View more info

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Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern Library)

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1927

Seller ID: 2286806

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pencil names on rear free endpaper recto. 1927 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. 1931-1936 printing, (no bio page after text). Death Comes for the Archbishop is a 1927 novel by American author Willa Cather. It concerns the attempts of a Catholic bishop and a priest to establish a diocese in New Mexico Territory. The novel was reprinted in the Modern Library series in 1931.[1] It was included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of 1924-1944.[2] It was also included on Time's 100 Best Englis... View more info

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Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern Library)

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1984

Seller ID: 2294929

ISBN: 0394605039

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 299 pp. Willa Cather’s story of the missionary priest Father Jean Marie Latour and his work of faith in the wilderness of the Southwest is told with a spare but sensuous directness and profound artistry. When Latour arrives in 1851 in the territory of New Mexico, newly acquired by the United States, what he finds is a vast desert region of red hills and tortured arroyos that is American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. Over the next four decades, Latour works gently and tireles... View more info

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh: A Novel

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201635

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages very faintly foxed.Jacket toned, rear jacket flap creased. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 297 pp. The enthralling debut from bestselling novelist Michael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complex friendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man’s sexual identity. Chabon masterfully renders the funny, tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein,whose confusion and heartache echo the tones of literary forebears like The Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield and The Great Gatsby’s Nick Carraway... View more info

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Werewolves in Their Youth

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201634

ISBN: 0679415874

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine.Near Fine. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 212 pp. In this superb book by Michael Chabon, called by Jonathan Yardley the young star of American letters, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us nine stunning short stories. Beautifully crafted, powerful in its impact, Werewolves in Their Youth takes us into the hearts and lives of young people and people in midlife caught at emotional moments of turning point and change. Brilliant, frightening, funny, these stories are shot through with Chabon's unique... View more info

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Among the Missing: Stories

By: Chaon, Dan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199479

ISBN: 0345441621

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Faint smell of smoke, top page edges lightly foxed.Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. xi, 258 pp. In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place. Chaon imagines today's family instinctively trying to stay together, only to find itself lost in the throes of a chaotic, modern world.In Safety Man, a young widow and her children become increasingly attached to an inflatable pro... View more info

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Sentimental Men: Mascultinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture

By: Chapman, Mary & Hendler, Glenn

Price: $3.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1999

Seller ID: 2202254

ISBN: 0520216229

Condition: Good


A bit curled. 1999 Trade Paperback. ix, 288 pp. The essays in this volume analyze a wide variety of cultural forms to demonstrate the centrality of masculine sentiment in American literary and cultural history from the early republic to the progressive era. Challenging the association of sentimentality exclusively with femininity in studies of American culture, the contributors analyze sentimentalism not just as a literary genre but as a structure of feeling manifested in many areas: temperance testimonials, begging letters, historiography, philanthropic performance, photography, portraiture, ... View more info

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A New Pleiade: Selected Poems

By: Chappell, Fred; Cherry, Kelly; Dillard, R.H.W.; Galvin, Brendan; Garrett, George; Slavitt, David R.; Taylor, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: LSU Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2117909

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed & signed by one contributor (Kelly Cherry) on title page ('To Abe, I thought this might interest you. Hope so! Love and admiration forever. Kelly, 11/98'). Rear jacket flap lightly creased.Very Good. 1998 Hard Cover. A New Pleiade is a celebration of close literary friendships among seven eminent American poets -- Fred Chappell, Kelly Cherry, R. H. W. Dillard, Brendan Galvin, George Garrett, David R. Slavitt, and Henry Taylor. The affection, fun, and mutual respect of this happy association of poets have resulted in this anthology, in which the selection from the work ... View more info

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Face of an Angel: A Novel

By: Chavez, Denise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281673

ISBN: 0374152047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 467 pp. Winner of the American Book Award. Last in a long line of suffering Mexican women, Soveida Dosamantes is a survivor. Writing a handbook for waitresses called The Book of Service, Soveida reflects on her own service in life, the interconnected lives of work and family, and the role of women in a machismo society. An extraordinary novel full of passion and intensity. View more info

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Loving Pedro Infante: A Novel

By: Chavez, Denise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281674

ISBN: 0374194114

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. Winner of the American Book Award. An exuberant novel about a lovelorn woman obsessed with the Mexican film star Pedro Infante. Teresina (Tere) vila is a divorced, thirty-something Chicana working in the hinterlands of life in Cabritoville, New Mexico, a small dusty town near El Paso, Texas. The love of her life is Lucio, a smooth-talking ne'er-do-well who will never leave his wife and ties Tere's heart in knots with a string of empty promises. Her diver... View more info

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Falconer

By: Cheever, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279107

ISBN: 0394483472

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint foxing, light smudge to top page ridge. Jacket spine faded. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Ezekiel Farragut was a drug addict and a college professor until he killed his brother. Now he's a drug addict and an inmate in Falconer Correctional Center in upstate New York. View more info

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The Wapshot Chronicle: A Novel

By: Cheever, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281634

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned. Bookplate partially removed from front endpaper. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. Based in part on Cheever’s adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Here are the stories of Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses’ adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald ... View more info

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The Return of Don Quixote

By: Chesterton, G.K.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2119246

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Boards lightly soiled, owner bookplate with ink name & date on front endpapers, top edge of front endpaper lightly stained. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 302 pp. 8vo. Chesterton utilizes the same farsical chivalry used by Cervantes to satirize the modern world. View more info

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In Love, In Sorrow: The Complete Correspondence of Charles Olson and Edward Dahlberg

By: Christensen, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Paragon House: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285114

ISBN: 1557782024

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Surface tears on rear jacket panel obscuring some text. Minor highlighting and underlining in Introduction. 1990 Hard Cover. xxiv, 231 pp. Begun in rapt affection in 1936, ending two decades later in bitter vituperation, the correspondence between Edward Dahlberg ( Can These Bones Live ) and Charles Olson ( The Maximus Poems ) presents an entertaining display of literary fireworks, edited and annotated by a professor at Texas A & M University. Both writers distrusted the Anglo-American literary tradition as a product of imperialism. Poet-essayist Olson found mythic inspiration i... 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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The Age of Revolution (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Volume Three [3])

By: Churchill, Winston S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2274053

Condition: Good


Book club edition. Jacket rubbed, large tear on rear jacket edge repaired with clear tape, several tiny chips along jacket edges. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 402 pp. Volume 3 of Winston Churchill’s four-volume sweeping historical account begins with Marlborough’s victorious 1704 campaign at Blenheim in support of William of Orange—and ends with Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815. Here, Churchill tells the story of how Britain rose to world leadership during the Age of Revolution in the eighteenth century. Churchill brings his considerable lite... View more info

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Loose Woman: Poems

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200995

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 115 pp. Poetry from the author of The House on Mango Street. A candid, sexy and wonderfully mood-strewn collection of poetry that celebrates the female aspects of love, from the reflective to the overtly erotic. Poignant, sexy. . . lyrical, passionate. . . cool and delicate. . . hot as a chili pepper.--Boston Globe.With her novel The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros introduced one of the most lyrically inventive voices ever to emerge from the barri... View more info

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My Wicked Wicked Ways

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Third Woman Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200993

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers and pages toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 93 pp. Poetry from the author of The House on Mango Street. Hailed as not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one (The New York Times Book Review), Sandra Cisneros has firmly established herself as an author of electrifying talent. Here are verses, comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken, that reveal why her stories have been praised for their precision and musicality of language.Keywords: SANDRA CISN... View more info

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Capote: A Biography

By: Clarke, Gerald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265318

ISBN: 1439187509

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A nice copy,. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 638 pp. An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in his teens, and for the next thirty years he was a comet of genius, fame, and finally self-destruction. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, published in 1948, was followed ten years later by Breakfast at Tiffany's, which introduced to the world one of American literature's most endearing heroines, the... View more info

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Capote: A Biography

By: Clarke, Gerald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196424

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages lightly toned, newspaper clipping and magazine clipping about Truman Capote inserted into book.Jacket very lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 631 pp. An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in his teens, and for the next thirty years he was a comet of genius, fame, and finally self-destruction. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, published in 1948, was followed ten years later by ... View more info

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Soul on Ice

By: Cleaver, Eldridge; Gismar, Maxwell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Delta: 1968

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2266364

ISBN: 0440181631

Condition: Very Good


Sixth printing. Spine faintly creased, wrappers and page ridges faintly foxed. 1968 Trade Paperback. xv, 210 pp. Soul On Ice is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in 1965, and published three years later in 1968, it is Cleaver's best known writing and remains a seminal work in African-American literature.[1][2] The treatises were first printed in the nationally-circulated monthly Ramparts and became widely read (even praised by Norman Mailer) for their illustration and commentary on Black America. Throughout his narrative, Cleaver d... View more info

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The Substance That is Poetry

By: Coffin, Robert P. Tristram

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company, New York: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2155324

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Presentation copy inscribed & signed by author with nature scene sketch on front endpaper ('To Katherine Scholl Smith with best wishes, Robert P. Tristram Coffin'). 1942 Hard Cover. xiii, 167 pp. 8vo. An analytical work about poetry by the writer and poet who served as professor at Wells College and Bowdoin College, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1936. View more info

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1876

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292791

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Not to be confused with the reprints issued in a smaller format. Nicely rebacked with original backstrip laid down, boards a bit rubbed (rear board more so) with minor loss of gilt, scattered light foxing throughout (mostly to margins and tissue guards). 1876 Large Hardcover. 12, [78] pp. Elephant folio. Original green cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped borders, all edges gilt. Numerous full-page engravings by Gustave Dore following text, captioned with the associated couplets. A visually striking edition of the famous nautical poem known for its (oft-misquoted) lines: W... View more info