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  • DARK SYMPHONY. by Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982)
    Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982)
    DARK SYMPHONY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Sheed and Ward, 1942. dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice even within the Church itself.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap, significant rubbing and edgewear to the black dust jacket. Original price of $2.50 still present).

    Book ID: 71780
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  • LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe) by Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)
    Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)
    LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe)

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Espanol (Knopf), (2000.). SIGNED - A collection of essays and poems by 21 writers - including Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, Cherie Moraga, Luis Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Elena Poniatowska, Nancy Mairs, Denise Chavez, Rosario Castellano, Pat Mora, Margaret Randall and others - exploring the concept and the role of the mother goddess, the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden, who miraculously appeared in the 16th century to a poor Mexican and who represents a combination of indigenous Aztec and Catholic traditions. SIGNED by TWO authors: Pat Mora at her contribution "Las Reglas de Coatlicue." and Cherie Moraga at "El Mito Azteca." Translated from the English by Mariela Dreyfus. EN ESPANOL. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-375703691.

    Condition: Very good condition (underlining on one page, brackets on another.)

    Book ID: 75092
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  • Di Prisco, Joseph.
    CONFESSIONS OF BROTHER ELI: A Novel by Joseph Di Prisco.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof.

    San Francisco: MacAdam/CagePublishing, 2000. Joseph Di Prisco is a poet and an essayist who writes reviews in numerous journals and has published two books of poetry. His first novel follows a Catholic Brother's journey through matters of faith, truth, money, envy, power, and food. Its landscape includes a Catholic prep school during the Vietnam War.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers (trade paperback format.)

    Book ID: 18944
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  • HOLY MOTHER. by Donnelly, Gabrielle.
    Donnelly, Gabrielle.
    HOLY MOTHER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a group portrait which captures the dilemma of a mostly secular world - how to live with both faith and doubt. Issued as a trade paperback original in the US. INSCRIBED on the title page "for ---- from one chocalic to another with best wishes" and dated in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-87113-1168.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 59399
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  • TANGLED PATHS. by Dorsey, Mrs. Anna Hanson (1815-1896)
    Dorsey, Mrs. Anna Hanson (1815-1896)
    TANGLED PATHS.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: D. & J. Sadlier, (1885). Hardcover - A novel by this author, a convert to Catholicism, who was considered a pioneer of Catholic fiction in the U.S. Her stories were written for a non-Catholic audience, and the plots were often melodramatic involving - as this one does - mistaken identity and false accusations. 465 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated gold cloth - a bit of foxing, corners bumped, previous owner's name dated in 1895.

    Book ID: 73328
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  • DAVID IN HEAVEN and Other Poems. by Gales, R. L. [Richard Lawson, 1862-1927]]
    Gales, R. L. [Richard Lawson, 1862-1927]]
    DAVID IN HEAVEN and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, n.d. [1914]. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems, many with religious themes, described by contemporary reviewers as 'quaintly mystical, audaciously simple' and 'lit with pleasant capriciousness.' Includes some translations of French folk-songs. 88 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in pale blue paper covered boards with a cream linen spine, paper labels. Some light soiling and toning to the boards, offsetting to the half title page from a laid-in newspaper clipping reviewing another book by Gales.(previous owner's name in pencil)

    Book ID: 62529
    Keywords: catholic, Poetry, religion
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  • THE CYPRESSES BELIEVE IN GOD. by Gironella, Jose Maria (1917-2003)
    Gironella, Jose Maria (1917-2003)
    THE CYPRESSES BELIEVE IN GOD.

    Edition: 3rd printing of the one volume edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. dj. Hardcover - The first book in his massive trilogy on the Spanish Civil War, the book upon which Gironella's reputation rests. Deeply Catholic and conservative, Gironella nevertheless attempted to write an even-handed account of that war, and its effect on the Basque Alvear family and on the ordinary people of Catalonia. This novel covers the years leading up to the outbreak of that war. Winner of the National Prize for Literature. Translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onis. Glossary of persons appearing in the novel. 1010 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. An attractive copy.

    Book ID: 57574
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  • LIGHT IN THE VALLEY: The Story of California's College of Notre Dame. by McNamee, Mary Dominica, S. N. D. de N.
    McNamee, Mary Dominica, S. N. D. de N.
    LIGHT IN THE VALLEY: The Story of California's College of Notre Dame.

    Edition: First edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Centennial edition. The story of this Catholic women's college, founded in 1851 in San Jose, where the students were originally taught in Spanish, the language of their parents. In 1868 it beame the first chartered women's college in Californial in adition to he history of the college, this tells the stories of many of the early students. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. ix, 338 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped. closed tear on front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 76267
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  • HOME COURSE IN RELIGION: New Poems. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    HOME COURSE IN RELIGION: New Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1991. First edition - A collection of reflective poems inspired by his Catholic boyhood in California's Central Valley. 77 pp. ISBN: 0-87701-857x.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean.

    Book ID: 65651
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  • HOME COURSE IN RELIGION: New Poems. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    HOME COURSE IN RELIGION: New Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1991. SIGNED first edition - A collection of reflective poems inspired by his Catholic boyhood. SIGNED on the title page. 77 pp. ISBN: 0-87701-857x.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name inside front cover, corner lightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 29744
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