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  • THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS. by Abella, Alex.
    Abella, Alex.
    THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Described as the first Cuban-American thriller, this is a story of witchcraft, crime and law, set in the Hispanic communities of Los Angeles. Charlie Morrell, himself Cuban, is a court-appointed investigator assigned to take on the case of two marielitos, followers of the santeria cult, who are accused of a vicious killing. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication, 308 pp. ISBN: 0-517-58509X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64477
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  • THE GREAT AMERICAN. by Abella, Alex.
    Abella, Alex.
    THE GREAT AMERICAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Cuban-American writer's second novel, the story of a dyed in the wool 'yanqui' - an ex-Marine from Ohio - who becomes caught up in the Revolution in Cuba, first rising to become Castro's right hand man, and then, disillusioned, involved in a plot to assassinate him, 445 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814277.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 58402
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  • THE GREAT AMERICAN. by Abella, Alex.
    Abella, Alex.
    THE GREAT AMERICAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Cuban-American writer's second novel, the story of a dyed in the wool 'yanqui' - an ex-Marine from Ohio - who becomes caught up in the Revolution in Cuba, first rising to become Castro's right hand man, and then, disillusioned, involved in a plot to assassinate him, 445 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814277.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46446
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  • THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS. by Abella, Alex.
    Abella, Alex.
    THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Described as the first Cuban-American thriller, this is a story of witchcraft, crime and law, set in the Hispanic communities of Los Angeles. Charlie Morrell, himself Cuban, is a court-appointed investigator assigned to take on the case of two marielitos, followers of the santeria cult, who are accused of a vicious killing. SIGNED on the half title page, 308 pp. ISBN: 0-517-58509X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52360
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  • Abufaiad, Eva Maria Daher.
    SOMBRAS DA ILUSAO.

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

    Belem: 1992. SIGNED first edition - Collection of poems, in Portuguese, illustrated with drawings by Frederico Mergulhao. INSCRIBED by the author.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated white wrappers.

    Book ID: 15314
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  • LANDSCAPES OF A NEW LAND: Short Fiction by Latin American Women. by Agosin, Marjorie, editor.
    Agosin, Marjorie, editor.
    LANDSCAPES OF A NEW LAND: Short Fiction by Latin American Women.

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

    Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, (1989.). First edition - An anthology containing twenty-two short stories by 20th century women writers from Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Columbia, Argentina, Costa Rica and Cuba - some well known internationally, others primarily known only in their own countries - edited and with an introduction by Agosin. Some of the authors include Maria Luisa Bombal, Hilda Hilst, Nellie Pinon, Clarice Linspector, Luisa Valenzuela, Elena Poniatowska, Alicia Steimberg and others. Notes on the contributors and on the translators. Cover painting by Emma Alvarez Pineiro. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-934834-962.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43661
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  • Aguilar, Alonso
    PAN-AMERICANISM FROM MONROE TO THE PRESENT: A View from the Other Side

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Monthly Review Press, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - A revised edition of a book originally published in Mexico in 1965. A look at the Monroe Doctrine from the point of view of those who have borne the burden of it: a survey of "the long and dishonorable record of bullying, financial manipulation, covert plots and open armed intervention." Translated by Asa Zatz. 192 pgs, index, bibliography.

    Condition: NF/VG+ (prev owner's name, light overall soiling to white background of dj.)

    Book ID: 8198
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  • LATIN AMERICA AND THE ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS. by Aguilar, Alonso.
    Aguilar, Alonso.
    LATIN AMERICA AND THE ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS.

    Edition: First printing, a slim pamphlet.

    New York: Monthly Review Press, 1963. First edition - Monthly Review Pamphlet series number 24. Translated from the Spanish by Ursula Wasserman. 36 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in red stapled wrappers (brackets and underlining on several pages)

    Book ID: 84492
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  • SEVEN SERPENTS AND SEVEN MOONS. by Aguilera Malta, Demetrio (1909-1981)
    Aguilera Malta, Demetrio (1909-1981)
    SEVEN SERPENTS AND SEVEN MOONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Austin: University of Texas Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel considered to be the most important by this influential and award-winning Ecuadorian writer, director, painter, and diplomat. He was a member of the Guayaquil Group of the 1930s, who used social realism in their writings, but this novel is notable for its use of magic realism - and humor - to "illustrate both symbolically and literally many of the essential problems that bedevil Latin America." Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. A title in the Texas Pan American Series. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-292775520.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 81927
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  • LOST CITY RADIO. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    LOST CITY RADIO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Highly acclaimed first novel by this writer, born in Peru, raised in Alabama, and now living in California, and writing in English. A dystopian view of the future, set in a 'nameless, timeless South American country' where a war has been raging between the government and a guerrilla faction from the jungle. Alarcon's first book, a collection of short stories, won the Whiting Writer's Award and he was chosen by PW as one of the top debut writers of 2007 and In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 257 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light crease to front cover, more noticeable crease to back cover) . Promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 40986
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  • AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel, third book, by this award-winning author born in Peru, but now living in California. In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 372 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning)

    Book ID: 82740
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  • LOST CITY RADIO. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    LOST CITY RADIO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly acclaimed first novel by this writer, born in Peru, but now living in California. A dystopian view of the future, set in a 'nameless, timeless South American country' where a war has been raging between the government and a guerrilla faction from the jungle. Alarcon's first book, a collection of short stories, won the Whiting Writer's Award and he was chosen by PW as one of the top debut writers of 2007 and In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED by the author. 257 pp. ISBN: 978-0060594794.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, remainder line)

    Book ID: 62359
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  • AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2013). First edition - The second novel, third book, by this award-winning author born in Peru, but now living in California. In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. 372 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72599
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  • THE DESERT REMEMBERS MY NAME: On Family and Writing. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    THE DESERT REMEMBERS MY NAME: On Family and Writing.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of "lyrical and entirely absorbing personal essays by the esteemed Chicana writer and gifted storyteller" which explore the many meanings of family. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2010. Notes. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-26273.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.) Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 46796
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  • MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Corvallis, OR: Calyx Books, 1992. First edition - Her first book, a collection of short fiction, SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. Says the author in the preface, "Many of the stories concern the women who came of age in the United States within a Mexican social structure, surrounded by a pre-Columbian landscape and sensibility." 170 pp. ISBN: 0-934971-250.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53414
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  • MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Corvallis, OR: Calyx Books, 1992. First edition - Her first book, a collection of short fiction, SIGNED on on the title page. Says the author in the preface, "Many of the stories concern the women who came of age in the United States within a Mexican social structure, surrounded by a pre-Columbian landscape and sensibility." 170 pp. ISBN: 0-934971-250.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82769
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  • MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Corvallis, OR: Calyx Books, 1992. First edition - Her first book, a collection of short fiction, SIGNED on the title page. Says the author in the preface, "Many of the stories concern the women who came of age in the United States within a Mexican social structure, surrounded by a pre-Columbian landscape and sensibility.". ISBN: 0-934971-250.

    Condition: Near fine- a few pencilled notes (erasable). Crease at bottom corner of front wrapper.

    Book ID: 19827
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  • THE FLOWER IN THE SKULL. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    THE FLOWER IN THE SKULL.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel (third book) by this Mexican American writer which begins in the Sonoran desert of Mexico in the 1870s, and following the stories of three generations of women. SIGNED on the title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-19167.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82786
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  • THE FLOWER IN THE SKULL. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    THE FLOWER IN THE SKULL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1998). SIGNED first edition - Second novel (third book) by this Mexican American writer which begins in the Sonoran desert of Mexico in the 1870s, and following the stories of three generations of women. SIGNED on the title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-19167.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82787
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  • TREASURES IN HEAVEN. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    TREASURES IN HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this Mexican American writer set in Mexico City in the late 1800s. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-14475.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74697
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  • Alegria, Claribel.
    LUISA IN REALITYLAND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An autobiographical prose/verse novel, a retrospect of the real, surreal and magical memories of her childhood in El Salvador, where the ugly realities of war begin to intrude on daily life. Translated by Darwin J. Flakoll. ISBN: 0-915306-70.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 23038
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  • Alegria, Claribel.
    LUISA IN REALITYLAND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An autobiographical prose/verse novel, a retrospect of the real, surreal and magical memories of her childhood in El Salvador, where the ugly realities of war begin to intrude on daily life. Translated by Darwin J. Flakoll. ISBN: 0-915306-7-0.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16289
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  • FAMILY ALBUM. by Alegria, Claribel.
    Alegria, Claribel.
    FAMILY ALBUM.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, (1991). First edition - Three novellas - the title story and 'The Talisman' and 'Village of God and the Devil' - which explore three critical stages in a woman's life. Translation from the Spanish by Amanda Hopkinson 191 pp. ISBN: 0-915306-948.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61355
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  • WOMAN OF THE RIVER / LA MUJER DEL RIO. by Alegria, Claribel.
    Alegria, Claribel.
    WOMAN OF THE RIVER / LA MUJER DEL RIO.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1988). First edition - A bilingual edition of this collection of poetry by "one of the major voices in Latin American poetry confronts the political realities of contemporary Central America. Many of the poems are political, direct, and condemnatory of the United States presence in Latin America, and they are rich, human documents rooted in Alegrias knowledge of and love for her subjects." Translated by D. J. Flakol. A title in the Pitt Poetry series. Notes. 95 pp. ISBN: 0-822954095.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 84504
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  • Alegria, Fernando.
    ALLENDE: A Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Originally published in Spanish in 1989, this accurate but imaginative portrait of Salvador Allende, former President of Chile, has been revised for this edition by the author, with a new preface and postscript by Alegria. Translated by Frank Janney. Foreword by Frederick M. Nunn. ISBN: 0-8047-19985.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 17536
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  • Alencar, Jose de. (1829-1877)
    O GUARANI.

    Edition: Trade paperback - Nova Edicao.

    Rio de Janeiro: Livaria H. Antunes, 1952. Includes brief biographical notes on (brevas notas sobre) Jose de Alencar. Historical novel originally published in 1857 and depicting the native peoples of Brazil uncorrupted by modern civilization. Text in Portuguese. Notas. 405 iii pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall (foxing inside covers, fading to spine, toning to pages.)

    Book ID: 30321
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  • LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida. by Algarin, Miguel.
    Algarin, Miguel.
    LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Scribner's, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of poetry by the Afro-Puerto Rican founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe - both a personal memoir and a portrait of life in NY's Lower East Side (Loisaida.) INSCRIBED on the first page and dated in the year of publication. Introduction by Ishmael Reed. Index of first lines. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-684-825171.

    Condition: Good only in stiff illustrated wrappers (some curling and edgewear to the covers, stain to lower edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 57509
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  • OF LOVE AND SHADOWS by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    OF LOVE AND SHADOWS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Chilean writer's second novel. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. ISBN: 0-394-549627.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 41402
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  • THE INFINITE PLAN. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    THE INFINITE PLAN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1993. dj. Hardcover - The fourth novel by this Chilean writer. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. ISBN: 0-06-0170166.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 14314
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  • IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which uses a madcap adventure involving three unlikely co-conspirators with illuminated the plight of undocumented immigrants and a transformation of three people who thought they were in the winter of their lives. It "opens with endearingly oblivious academic Richard Bowmaster, who is rattled after taking his cat to the vet, and rear-ends a car driven by Evelyn Ortega. Ortega is not in the country legally, its her bosss vehicle, and he's not the sort of person you want to cross (ask the dead body in the trunk)." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 340 pp. ISBN: 978-1501178139.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 82726
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