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  • RESERVATION BLUES. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    RESERVATION BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this Native American poet and writer - the "mythic and magical tale of Coyote Springs, an all-Indian Catholic rock and roll band." Winner of The American Book Award. INSCRIBED on the title page with the word "peace" and dated in the year of publication. 306 pp Dust jacket art by Wendell MInor. ISBN: 0-87113-5949.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73903
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  • RESERVATION BLUES. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    RESERVATION BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1995.). Hardcover first edition - First novel by this Native American poet and writer - the "mythic and magical tale of Coyote Springs, an all-Indian Catholic rock and roll band." Winner of The American Book Award. 306 pp Dust jacket art by Wendell MInor. ISBN: 0-87113-5949.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69214
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  • VOICES OF PROTEST: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression. by Brinkley, Alan.
    Brinkley, Alan.
    VOICES OF PROTEST: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1983). A study of two demagogic figures and their popularity during the Depression years. Winner of the American Book Award for History. Extensive notes, Index. xiii, 348 pp. ISBN: 0-394-716280.

    Condition: Good only - a tight sturdy copy but with underlining througout.

    Book ID: 74648
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  • THE RED MAGICIAN by Goldstein, Lisa
    Goldstein, Lisa
    THE RED MAGICIAN

    Edition: First hardcover printing.

    New York: TOR, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Author's first book, originally published in paperback only in 1982, Winner of the American Book Award, and called both a masterpiece of fantasy literature and a notable book about the Holocaust. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-312-854625.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 5830
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  • THE LAST PARADISE. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    THE LAST PARADISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in Hawaii, where Travis Doyle, a Vietnam vet and insurance claims adjuster, has been sent to investigate a fire at the site of geothermal evacuations near an active volcano. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 1999 American Book Award. The second volume in the Literature of the American West series. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-806130334.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 72877
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  • THE LAST PARADISE. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    THE LAST PARADISE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1998). Novel set in Hawaii, where Travis Doyle, a Vietnam vet and insurance claims adjuster, has been sent to investigate a fire at the site of geothermal evacuations near an active volcano. Winner of the 1999 American Book Award. The second volume in the Literature of the American West series. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-806132906.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72511
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  • WODE SHUOFA (My Way of Speaking) by Lau, Carolyn [Lei-Lanilau]
    Lau, Carolyn [Lei-Lanilau]
    WODE SHUOFA (My Way of Speaking)

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Fe: Tooth of Time Books, 1988. SIGNED first edition - Chinese-American poet's uncommon - and quite wonderful - first collection, issued in an edition of only 750 copies. INSCRIBED at the back (opposite her photograph) "to -- - thank you for your interest." and dated in 1990. American Book Award winner 1989. Notes. 71 pp. Cover drawing by Elizabeth Ennis. ISBN: 0-940510-154.

    Condition: Fine in stiff black illustrated wrappers

    Book ID: 53540
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  • MacDonald, John D.
    THE GREEN RIPPER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lippincott, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 18th Travis McGee novel. Won the American Book Award for Best Mystery of 1979. ISBN: 0-397-013620.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 31010
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  • THE GREEN RIPPER by MacDonald, John D.
    MacDonald, John D.
    THE GREEN RIPPER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lippincott, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 18th Travis McGee novel. Won the American Book Award for Best Mystery of 1979. ISBN: 0-397-013620.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 23313
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  • THE GREEN RIPPER by MacDonald, John D.
    MacDonald, John D.
    THE GREEN RIPPER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lippincott, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 18th Travis McGee novel. Won the American Book Award for Best Mystery of 1979. ISBN: 0-397-013620.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 12460
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  • McCunn, Ruthanne Lum (You-shang Tang, illustrator)
    PIE-BITER.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Design Enterprises of San Francisco. (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the true story of a young boy, brought from China to work on building the trans-continental railroad, who grew from a skinny boy to a strong man by eating lots of pies, and thus earned the nickname Pie-Biter. When work on the railroads was finished, he learned how to run a pack-horse business, and after 15 years as a successful businessman in the Northwest, he finally returned to China INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by McCunn "For.... may you have the strength, ingenuity and humor of Pie-Biter - but not the appetite!" Illustrated by You-Shang Tang using a combination of Chinese and Western art techniques. American Book Award winner 1984. Oval format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-932538096.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards (prev owner's name) in a very good- dustjacket with a gold award sticker on the front cover.

    Book ID: 37210
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  • BRUISED HIBISCUS. by Nunez, Elizabeth.
    Nunez, Elizabeth.
    BRUISED HIBISCUS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Seattle: Seal Press, 2000. First edition - Author's second book, but her third to be published - a novel set in her native Trinidad, in the 1950s. Based on actual events, this is the story of two women, once childhood friends, who are reunited when the body of a murdered white woman is pulled from the sea. 288 pp plus author's notes. Winner of the American Book Award.

    Condition: Very near fine illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64740
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  • BRUISED HIBISCUS. by Nunez, Elizabeth.
    Nunez, Elizabeth.
    BRUISED HIBISCUS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Armistad Press, 1994. First edition - Author's second book - a novel set in her native Trinidad, in the 1950s. Based on actual events, this is the story of two women, once childhood friends, who are reunited when the body of a murdered white woman is pulled from the sea. 312 pp plus author's notes. Despite the fact that this advance issue was produced, Amistad never actually published this novel. In 2000, it was finally published by Seal Press (now described as her third novel) - and won the American Book Award!

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 11858
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  • BRUISED HIBISCUS. by Nunez, Elizabeth.
    Nunez, Elizabeth.
    BRUISED HIBISCUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Seal Press, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, but her third to be published - a novel set in her native Trinidad, in the 1950s. Based on actual events, this is the story of two women, once childhood friends, who are reunited when the body of a murdered white woman is pulled from the sea. 286 pp plus author's notes and publisher's ad. Winner of the American Book Award. ISBN: 1580050360.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64783
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  • MY YEAR OF MEATS. by Ozeki, Ruth.
    Ozeki, Ruth.
    MY YEAR OF MEATS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.). SIGNED first edition - The debut novel from this independent filmmaker features Jane Tagaki-Little, a struggling filmmaker in New York, who is given her big break - a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the American Book Award and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction. Bibliography, notes, 364 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly creased) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 36813
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  • MY YEAR OF MEATS. by Ozeki, Ruth.
    Ozeki, Ruth.
    MY YEAR OF MEATS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The debut novel from this independent filmmaker features Jane Tagaki-Little, a struggling filmmaker in New York, who is given her big break - a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. SIGNED on the title page. Dustjacket praise from Arthur Golden ("Romance, agri-business,self-discovery, cross-cultural misunderstanding - it takes a talent like Ruth Ozeki's to blend all these together") and John Sayles. Winner of the American Book Award and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction. Bibliography, notes, 366 pp. ISBN: 0-670-879045.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60358
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  • Scofield, Sandra.
    BEYOND DESERVING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Permanent Press, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, short-listed for the National Book Award and winner of the American Book Award in 1992. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 1-877946-079.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket..

    Book ID: 7504
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  • Scofield, Sandra.
    BEYOND DESERVING

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Permanent Press, 1991. Author's second novel, short-listed for the National Book Award and winner of the American Book Award in 1992. ISBN: 1-877946-07-9.

    Condition: Good condition.

    Book ID: 16483
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  • Scofield, Sandra.
    BEYOND DESERVING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Permanent Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, short-listed for the National Book Award and winner of the American Book Award in 1992. ISBN: 1-877946-07-9.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 16514
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  • LIVING UP THE STREET: Narrative Recollections. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    LIVING UP THE STREET: Narrative Recollections.

    Edition: 3rd printing - a trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Strawberry Hill Press, (1988). SIGNED - Issued as a paperback original, this is the story of a boy's coming of age in the barrio of Fresno and beyond. Winner of the 1985American Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-894070649.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 68970
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  • SOMETIMES THE SOUL: Two Novellas of Sicily. by Timpanelli, Gioia.
    Timpanelli, Gioia.
    SOMETIMES THE SOUL: Two Novellas of Sicily.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999). Winner of an American Book Award from the before Columbus Foundation. A novel about " two young women and the transformative power of art. . . a baroness locks herself up in the Green Palace, only to have her seclusion interrupted by a parrot that flies through the window. When a sailor arrives to retrieve his companion, the young man and his pet delight her with three inspiring stories, while an unscrupulous suitor schemes to lure her out of her house and into his arms." 183 pp. ISBN: 0-375-707220.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61297
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  • SEVENTEEN SYLLABLES AND OTHER STORIES. by Yamamoto, Hisaye.
    Yamamoto, Hisaye.
    SEVENTEEN SYLLABLES AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: 2nd printing - trade paperback.

    New York: Kitchen Table:Women of Color Press, (1988). A collection of fifteen short stories that span over Yamamoto's career- although seh has been writing for over forty years, this is her first book to be published in the US. Yamato received the American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1986. Introduction by KIng-Kok Cheung. Annotated bibliography. 134 pp. ISBN: 0-913175-145.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59816
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