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  • MANY CALIFORNIAS: Literature from the Golden State by [Anthology] Haslam, Gerald W., editor. Floyd Salas, signed.
    [Anthology] Haslam, Gerald W., editor. Floyd Salas, signed.
    MANY CALIFORNIAS: Literature from the Golden State

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1992). SIGNED first edition - A wonderful anthology, covering a very broad range of writers - included are sections on the rise of regions in California, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Fresno poets and many more. Contributors range from Mary Austin to John Muir to Chandler, from Sherley Anne Williams, Wanda Coleman and Amy Tan to Ella Leffland, from Jack Kerouac to Charles Bukowski, Bob Kaufamn, Kate Braverman. and Maxine Hong Kingston. SIGNED by Floyd Salas at his poem "To Sergei, My Sweet Old Dog." Introductory essays to each section, and brief biographies of the writers included. 388 pgs. ISBN: 0-87417-1830.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64488
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  • IN A NEW LAND: An Anthology of Immigrant Literature. by [Anthology, signed] Grossman, Sari and Joan Brodsky Schur, editors. Frank Chin, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Grossman, Sari and Joan Brodsky Schur, editors. Frank Chin, signed.
    IN A NEW LAND: An Anthology of Immigrant Literature.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company, (1995.). SIGNED - An anthology which "relates the newcomer's experience in prose, poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama." Includes selections by such diverse writers as Joseph Bruchac (on Ellis Island), Jamaica Kincaid, Claude McKay, Amy Tan, Richard Rodriguez, W. S. Merwin, Frank Chin, Langston Hughes and more. SIGNED and dated by Frank Chin at this contribution. Glossary, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-8442-56277.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57897
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  • MANY CALIFORNIAS: Literature from the Golden State by [Anthology, signed] Haslam, Gerald W., editor; Maxine Hong Kingston and Floyd Salas, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Haslam, Gerald W., editor; Maxine Hong Kingston and Floyd Salas, signed.
    MANY CALIFORNIAS: Literature from the Golden State

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1992). SIGNED first edition - A wonderful anthology, covering a very broad range of writers - included are sections on the rise of regions in California, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Fresno poets and many more. Contributors range from Mary Austin to John Muir to Chandler, from Sherley Anne Williams, Wanda Coleman and Amy Tan to Ella Leffland, from Jack Kerouac to Charles Bukowski, Bob Kaufamn, Kate Braverman. SIGNED at TWO authors at their contributions : Maxine Hong Kingston and Floyd Salas (signed and dated) . Introductory essays to each section, and brief biographies of the writers included. 388 pgs. ISBN: 0-87417-1830.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63943
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  • THE AUNT LUTE ANTHOLOGY OF U. S. WOMEN WRITERS, VOLUME 2: THE 20TH CENTURY. by [Anthology, signed] Hogeland, Lisa Maria and Shay Brawn, editors; Sandra Cisneros, Susan Griffin. Lorna Dee Cervantes and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Hogeland, Lisa Maria and Shay Brawn, editors; Sandra Cisneros, Susan Griffin. Lorna Dee Cervantes and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge signed.
    THE AUNT LUTE ANTHOLOGY OF U. S. WOMEN WRITERS, VOLUME 2: THE 20TH CENTURY.

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

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - A massive book, SIGNED by FOUR authors at their contributions: Sandra Cisneros, Susan Griffin. Lorna Dee Cervantes and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge - "A comprehensive collection of twentieth-century US women's writing, this volume contains works by over 150 women writing in a variety of genres. Works include not only fiction, drama, and poetry, but various nonfiction forms (autobiography, movement writing, journalism, essay) as well as other creative forms (opera libretto, spoken word, song lyrics, stand-up comedy). A sample of the writers, A through C: Elmaz Abinader, Jane Addams, Etel Adnan, Marjorie Agosin, Ai, Elizabeth Alexander, Paula Gunn Allen, Dorothy Allison, Maya Angelou, Gloria Anzalda, Harriette Arnow, Mary Austin, Toni Cade Bambara,…

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    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - A massive book, SIGNED by FOUR authors at their contributions: Sandra Cisneros, Susan Griffin. Lorna Dee Cervantes and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge - "A comprehensive collection of twentieth-century US women's writing, this volume contains works by over 150 women writing in a variety of genres. Works include not only fiction, drama, and poetry, but various nonfiction forms (autobiography, movement writing, journalism, essay) as well as other creative forms (opera libretto, spoken word, song lyrics, stand-up comedy). A sample of the writers, A through C: Elmaz Abinader, Jane Addams, Etel Adnan, Marjorie Agosin, Ai, Elizabeth Alexander, Paula Gunn Allen, Dorothy Allison, Maya Angelou, Gloria Anzalda, Harriette Arnow, Mary Austin, Toni Cade Bambara, Djuna Barnes, Gwendolyn Bennett, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Bikini Kill, Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Bogan, Lucille Bogan, Marita Bonner, Kay Boyle, Beth Brant, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rita Mae Brown, Pauline Russell Browne, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Octavia Butler, Patrick Califia-Rice, Janet Campbell Hale, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Luisa Capetillo, Ana Castillo, Willa Sibert Cather, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Alice Childress, Marilyn Chin, Margaret Cho, Meg Christian, Chrystos, Frances Chung, Sandra Cisneros, Amy Clampitt, Michelle Cliff, Lucille Clifton, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Wanda Coleman, Lucha Corpi, Mae V. Cowdery, Ida Cox, Ina Cumpiano, Agnes Cunningham, and Silvia Curbelo. The writers D through Z are just as diverse, just as comprehensive." The volume includes a preface, headnotes, annotations, and author/title index. xxxi, 1456 pp. ISBN: 187996077X.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner bumped.) Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 55350
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  • YARDBIRD READER, VOLUME II (2, Two). by [Anthology, signed] Reed, Ishmael, editor. Al Young, Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Reed, Ishmael, editor. Al Young, Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin, signed
    YARDBIRD READER, VOLUME II (2, Two).

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, (1973.). SIGNED first edition - Second volume of this rather brief-lived, but extremely interesting, and 'cutting edge' journal, founded, according Reed's introduction, to 'publish the finest work by Afro-American artists without regard to ideological or aesthetic affiliation' and inspired by the creativity of jazz saxaphonist Charlie Parler, "Yardbird." By this issue, the contributors are no longer all African American but represent America in all its diversity - Afro-American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Filipino American, Anglo American, Franco American, Chicano, and more - and also African and Columbian. SIGNED by FOUR contributors: Al Young at his story "Boogie Sunday," Ishmael Reed at his interview with George Schuyler and by Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin…

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    Berkeley, CA: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, (1973.). SIGNED first edition - Second volume of this rather brief-lived, but extremely interesting, and 'cutting edge' journal, founded, according Reed's introduction, to 'publish the finest work by Afro-American artists without regard to ideological or aesthetic affiliation' and inspired by the creativity of jazz saxaphonist Charlie Parler, "Yardbird." By this issue, the contributors are no longer all African American but represent America in all its diversity - Afro-American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Filipino American, Anglo American, Franco American, Chicano, and more - and also African and Columbian. SIGNED by FOUR contributors: Al Young at his story "Boogie Sunday," Ishmael Reed at his interview with George Schuyler and by Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin at their essay "Aiieee! An Introduction to Asian American Writing." Also includes contributions from Joyce Thomas, Wilson Riles, Jr, Michael S. Harper, Jack Micheline, Melvin Dixon, Jay Wright, June Jordon, Nate Mackey, Charlotte Painter and others. 184 pages.

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    Condition: Just about fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (price stamped on top edge)

    Book ID: 67309
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  • HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley. by [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. Gary Soto and David St. John, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. Gary Soto and David St. John, signed.
    HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of works on California's Central Valley by more than seventy writers, from William Saroyan to Luis Valdez, from John Muir to Jediadiah Smith, from Mary Austin to David Mas Masumoto, Gerald Haslam, Lillian Vallee John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Gary Snyder, David St, John, Sherley Anne Williams, Gary Soto, Joan Didion and many others. SIGNED by TWO authors: David St John at his poem "The Olive Grove" and Gary Soto at "Hoeing." Double page map. Notes on contributors, index, and bibliography of their publications. xvii, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-82-7.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72536
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  • WE GON' BE ALRIGHT: Notes on Race and Resegregation. by Chang, Jeff
    Chang, Jeff
    WE GON' BE ALRIGHT: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Picador, (2016). SIGNED first edition - A collection of provocative essays which "look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. [This book] links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of 'diversity,' the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing." SIGNED on the title page. Notes. 182 pp. ISBN: 978-0312429485.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 70529
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  • Cho, Margaret.
    I'M THE ONE THAT I WANT.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York Ballantine, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir of the comedian, icon and TV star. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-345-440137.

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

    Book ID: 28148
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  • GOLD BY THE INCH. by Chua, Lawrence.
    Chua, Lawrence.
    GOLD BY THE INCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a picture of modern Bangkok, a city in the throes of changes, a city where the sex industry thrives. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-16264.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70088
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  • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE: Volume 31, Issue 2. March / April 2003 by Eiben, Therese, editor. T. C. Boyle, signed.
    Eiben, Therese, editor. T. C. Boyle, signed.
    POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE: Volume 31, Issue 2. March / April 2003

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Poets & Writers Inc., 2003. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the cover, on his portrait, by T. C. Boyle. Feature articles include a look at Boyle's work, writers' retreats, learning to write with Harry Crews and more. Advertisements and a long section of resources for writers. 152 pp.

    Condition: Near fine (remnants of mailing label.)

    Book ID: 55168
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  • SKIN DEEP: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity. by Featherston, Elena, editor.
    Featherston, Elena, editor.
    SKIN DEEP: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, (1994). First edition - Essays, memoirs and poetry - contributors include Saundra Sharp, Sapphire, Rita Arditti, Genny Lim, Rita Williams, Maria E. Barron, Nellie Wong and many others. Each selection is preceded by a photograph of the writer. Reading list, list of resources. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-895947080.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67475
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  • FREEMAN'S CALIFORNIA. by Freeman, John, editor.
    Freeman, John, editor.
    FREEMAN'S CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grove Press, (2019). First edition - The best new writing on California. An anthology of essays which capture some of the complexities of California as a proud melting pot, among other things: among the contributors are Lauren Markham, Robin Coste Lewis, HŽctor Tobar, Jennifer Egan, Oscar Villalon, Rachel Kushner, Xuan Juliana Wang, Elaine Castillo, Frank Bidart, D.A. Powell, Yi-Yun Lee, Juan Felipe Herrera, Tommy Orange, William Vollman and many others. Notes on contributors. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0802147875.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 79483
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  • FREEMAN'S CALIFORNIA. by Freeman, John, editor, signed.
    Freeman, John, editor, signed.
    FREEMAN'S CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grove Press, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The best new writing on California. An anthology of essays which capture some of the complexities of California as a proud melting pot, among other things: among the contributors are Lauren Markham, Robin Coste Lewis, HŽctor Tobar, Jennifer Egan, Oscar Villalon, Rachel Kushner, Xuan Juliana Wang, Elaine Castillo, Frank Bidart, D.A. Powell, Tommy Orange and William Vollman. SIGNED by Freeman on the title page. Notes on contributors. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0802147875.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 77606
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  • FILIPINO CUISINE: Recipes from the Islands. by Gelle, Gerry G.
    Gelle, Gerry G.
    FILIPINO CUISINE: Recipes from the Islands.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, (1997). A 'comprehensive guide to the exotic foods of the Philippines' by this second generation Filipino-American chef. Includes comments on the recipes and the traditions behind them, an insert of color photographs and smaller black and white photographs, a map and an index. Square format. xxii, 280 pp. ISBN: 978-0890135136.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76743
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  • THE DAY THE DRAGON DANCED. by Haugaard, Kay, signed (Carolyn Reed Barritt, illustrator.)
    Haugaard, Kay, signed (Carolyn Reed Barritt, illustrator.)
    THE DAY THE DRAGON DANCED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fremont, California: Shen's Books (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Charming multi-cultural children's story - a young African-American girl takes her skeptical grandmother to the Chinese New Year's Day parade - a parade climaxed by the dancing dragon - and as the dragon dancers emerge from beneath the dragon, Sugar recognizes her neighbors, including shopkeeper Mr. Chu, barber Mr. Johnson, teacher Mr. Gonzalez, and her own African-American daddy. Illustrated by Carolyn Reed Barritt with vibrant and colorful and lively paintings. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 9781885008305..

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

    Book ID: 38950
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  • ONE CAN THINK ABOUT LIFE AFTER THE FISH IS IN THE CANOE and Other Coastal Sketches / BEYOND MANZANAR: Views of Asian American Womenhood. by Houston, James D./ Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, James D./ Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    ONE CAN THINK ABOUT LIFE AFTER THE FISH IS IN THE CANOE and Other Coastal Sketches / BEYOND MANZANAR: Views of Asian American Womenhood.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1985. First edition - A third volume in the Capra Back-to-Back Series. Two collections of short pieces, both focusing in different ways on life in California, by this husband and wife. . 65 and 65 pp. ISBN: 0-88496230X.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71650
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  • CRACKER! THE BEST DOG IN VIETNAM. by Kadohata, Cynthia.
    Kadohata, Cynthia.
    CRACKER! THE BEST DOG IN VIETNAM.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Moving young adult novel by this Newbery award winning author, the story of a young soldier in Vietnam who bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog. Told in part thru the view of the dog. INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- happy reading" and with 'woof! woof!' under Kadohata's signature. 312pp. Dust jacket art by Shane Rebenschied. ISBN: 1416906371.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53278
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  • SHIVA DANCING. by Kirchner, Bharti.
    Kirchner, Bharti.
    SHIVA DANCING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which moves from the ethnic communities of the San Francisco area to the teeming "new" cities in India, to remove villages. A love story, and a cautionary tale of culture clash. SIGNED on the title page. 327 pp. ISBN: 0-525943676.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67546
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  • UNACCUSTOMED EARTH. by Lahiri, Jhumpa.
    Lahiri, Jhumpa.
    UNACCUSTOMED EARTH.

    Edition: First North American edition.

    New York & Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book by this Pulitzer prize winning author, a collection of eight longer and more complex stories with settings ranging from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand. 333 pp. ISBN: 9780307265739.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57789
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  • TREBLE. by Lau, Evelyn.
    Lau, Evelyn.
    TREBLE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Vancouver, BC: Raincoast Books, (2005). First edition - Fourth collection of poems by this award winning young Canadian author. 120 pp. ISBN: 1-551927896.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54527
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  • TALKING IN THE DARK: Stories. by Louis, Laura Glen.
    Louis, Laura Glen.
    TALKING IN THE DARK: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first collection of short stories by this award-winning writer, born in Hong Kong, who now lives in California. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1005222.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61028
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  • CHINESE IN HAWAII: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC SURVEY. by Lowe, C.H. (Chuan-hua)
    Lowe, C.H. (Chuan-hua)
    CHINESE IN HAWAII: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC SURVEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Taipei, Taiwan: C.H. Lowe / China Printing, (1972). First edition - Foreword by Senator Hiram L. Fong. Historical sketch, chronology and a detailed descriptions of 362 items in English and 38 in Chinese. Index. Foldout map in the back. One of only 1500 copies. vi, 148 pp.

    Condition: Very good in flexible light green linen covers with red lettering (tanning to the pages)

    Book ID: 69313
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  • CONJUNCTIONS 14. by Morrow, Bradford, editor; Jamaica Kincaid, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge and Peter Straub, signed.
    Morrow, Bradford, editor; Jamaica Kincaid, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge and Peter Straub, signed.
    CONJUNCTIONS 14.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Collier Macmillan. (1989.). SIGNED first edition - A bi-annual journal of new writing. SIGNED by THREE authors: Jamaica Kincaid at her story "Ovando"; Peter Straub at an excerpt from his forthcoming novel 'Mrs God' and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge at the poem 'Irises.' This issue includes contributions by Salman Rushdie, Walter Abish, Barbara Guest, John Edgar Wideman, William Vollman, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Peter Straub, Gary Indiana, Patrick McGrath and more. Notes on contributors. 287 pp plus advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-02-0352905.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 57484
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  • WHAT LIES BETWEEN US. by Munaweera, Nayomi.
    Munaweera, Nayomi.
    WHAT LIES BETWEEN US.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this award winning author, who was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Nigeria, and is now living in California - a story of a woman driven by the demons of her past. 305 pp. ISBN: 978-1250043948.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77740
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  • WHAT LIES BETWEEN US. by Munaweera, Nayomi.
    Munaweera, Nayomi.
    WHAT LIES BETWEEN US.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Second book by this award winning author, who was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Nigeria, and is now living in California - a story of a woman driven by the demons of her past. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67208
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  • THE NECESSARY HUNGER. by Revoyr, Nina.
    Revoyr, Nina.
    THE NECESSARY HUNGER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: St Martin's / Stonewall Inn, (1998.). SIGNED - The first novel by this author of Japanese and Polish ancestry who grew up in Tokyo and Los Angeles. The story centers on two high school women's basketball stars, one Japanese American, one African American, who are both intense rivals and friends. When their parents move in together, their relationship becomes even more complicated. SIGNED on the title page. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-312-181426.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54227
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  • THE NECESSARY HUNGER. by Revoyr, Nina.
    Revoyr, Nina.
    THE NECESSARY HUNGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author of Japanese and Polish ancestry who grew up in Tokyo and Los Angeles. The story centers on two high school women's basketball stars, one Japanese American, one African American, who are both intense rivals and friends. When their parents move in together, their relationship becomes even more complicated. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-312-181426.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73311
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  • WATER GHOSTS (original title Locke, 1928.) by Ryan, Shawna Yang.
    Ryan, Shawna Yang.
    WATER GHOSTS (original title Locke, 1928.)

    Edition: First hardcover edition.

    New York: Penguin, 2009. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, originally published in trade paperback only by a small press. Set in the Chinese town of Locke, in the Sacramento delta of California in 1928. Author's notes. SIGNED on the title page. 259 pp. ISBN: 978159420270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 67214
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  • LUCKY COME HAWAII. by Shirota, Jon.
    Shirota, Jon.
    LUCKY COME HAWAII.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Honolulu, Bess Press. (1988.). SIGNED - The story of an Okinawan family from Maui on the eve of World War II, originally published in 1965. SIGNED on the half title page with the words "Best wishes & aloho." Shirota was born on Maui, the son of Japanese-American parents; he was 14 when Pearl Harbor was bombed. "Shirota gifts us with an insider's view of people struggling to define their identities in the crucible of the coming war, men and women sometimes flawed and sometimes virtuous--which is to simply say, human beings--who experienced world-changing events through the particular prism of their own emigrant history" (author Wayne Karlin.) 248 pp,. ISBN: 0-935848-541.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57122
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  • THE LOWEST BLUE FLAME BEFORE NOTHING. by Stapleton, Lara.
    Stapleton, Lara.
    THE LOWEST BLUE FLAME BEFORE NOTHING.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (1998). SIGNED first edition - The first book by this award winning Filipina American writer, a collection of twelve short stories with settings ranging from Manila to the US Midwest. They "unerringly map that place in the human heart where exaltation and humiliation, hope and fear, merge." SIGNED by the author on the first page. 195 pp. ISBN: 1-879960540.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80086
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