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  • LOOKING FOR THE KLONDIKE STONE. by Arthur, Elizabeth.
    Arthur, Elizabeth.
    LOOKING FOR THE KLONDIKE STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of five perfect summers spent at a camp in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-679-418946.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43652
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  • THIRTEEN TANGOS FOR STRAVINSKY. by Cardona-Hine, Alvaro.
    Cardona-Hine, Alvaro.
    THIRTEEN TANGOS FOR STRAVINSKY.

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

    Santa Fe, NM: Sherman Asher Publishing, (1999). SIGNED first edition - The story of the poet's boyhood in California, where he arrived from his native Costa Rica in 1939 at age twelve. Cover praise from Marjorie Agosin, among others who called it a "lyrical memoir shaped by an exquisite language and a wise heart." IINSCRIBED on the half title page - "To --- the delights of meeting" and dated in 2000. 140 pp. ISBN: 1-890932078.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54529
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  • AN OPEN BOOK: Coming of Age in the Heartland. by Dirda, Michael .
    Dirda, Michael .
    AN OPEN BOOK: Coming of Age in the Heartland.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2003). First edition - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist recounts his 1950s and '60s childhood in the Midwestern steel town of Lorian, Ohio. The only boy of four children, he grew up in a blue-collar family with a father who "hated his lot in life with every particle of his moody, dissatisfied soul." To escape from home life, he buried himself in books - and describes many of them here. Photographs. Includes Dirda's book list. 330 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75890
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  • WITH HOLES IN OUR SHOES. by Forseth, Patricia Anne; Alvida Merriman and Annie Jaeger.
    Forseth, Patricia Anne; Alvida Merriman and Annie Jaeger.
    WITH HOLES IN OUR SHOES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Pollack Pines, CA: Foundapenny Storytellers, (2001). SIGNED first edition - Three women tell their "rollicking tales of how we conquered the Great Depression." Illustrated by Robin Suzanne. SIGNED by author Patricia Anne Forseth on the title page. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-97157460x.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. (inscription inside front cover)

    Book ID: 70391
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  • TO THE IS-LAND: An Autobiography. by Frame, Janet.
    Frame, Janet.
    TO THE IS-LAND: An Autobiography.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first volume in this great New Zealand's author's account of her life: this deals with her childhood in the 1920s and 1930s. 253 pp. ISBN: 0-8076-10429.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (one short closed tear.)

    Book ID: 55450
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  • RUMINATIONS: Poems and Drawings . by Garfinkel, Ada Amitin.
    Garfinkel, Ada Amitin.
    RUMINATIONS: Poems and Drawings .

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Published by the author 1987. SIGNED first edition - California author's "lighthearted commentary on her childhood and girlhood is delightful. " INSCRIBED on the title page:"For - - with Best Wishes." 96 pp. ISBN: 0-961946407.

    Condition: Near fine in red printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 59889
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  • WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A Memoir. by Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
    Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
    WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A Memoir.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. Hardcover - An account of growing up in a New York suburb in the 1950s by this Pulitzer Prize winning historian - a time of innocence, marked by the religious rituals of the Catholic and the dawn of a glorious era in baseball. But behind the tranquility was the paranoia of McCarthyism, the fear of nuclear war, and racial prejudice - a time which sowed the seeds of the 60s. Photographs. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-684824892.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64134
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  • HYPOCRISY OF DISCO: A Memoir. by Hayward, Clane.
    Hayward, Clane.
    HYPOCRISY OF DISCO: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of growing up (up to age 13) as the daughter of a wandering hippie mother and an absent father, in Northern California in the 1970's, and in New Mexico. Praise from Peter Coyote (who makes a brief appearance in this as a teacher at a free school) who calls this 'an insightful and riveting book about a hippie child gone bad.' SIGNED on the title page. 240 pp. ISBN: 9780811859455.

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

    Book ID: 39399
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  • McCarthy, Mary.
    HOW I GREW

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's candid and intimate memoir which focuses on eight formative years of her life, from age 13 to 21, from high school through college. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. Includes biographical glossary of some of the figures mentioned in the book, 278 pp. ISBN: 0-151421935.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33798
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  • ANGELA'S ASHES. by McCourt, Frank.
    McCourt, Frank.
    ANGELA'S ASHES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a memoir of his childhood, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "'When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.' So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he…

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    New York: Scribner, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a memoir of his childhood, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "'When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.' So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy -exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling-- does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story." Frontispiece, 363 pp. ISBN: 0-684874350.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75985
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  • Morris, Wright.
    WILL'S BOY: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning novelist's account of his childhood and youth. When his mother died when he was just 6, he was raised by his father Will - first in rural Nebraska and then in Chicago. Frontispiece. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-06-014856x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner on front endpaper, dj priceclipped.)

    Book ID: 36418
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  • WILL'S BOY: A Memoir. by Morris, Wright.
    Morris, Wright.
    WILL'S BOY: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning novelist's account of his childhood and youth. When his mother died when he was just 6, he was raised by his father Will - first in rural Nebraska and then in Chicago. Frontispiece. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-06-014856x.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (remainder mark, chip to lower corner of dj.)

    Book ID: 52287
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  • Morris, Wright.
    WILL'S BOY: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning novelist's account of his childhood and youth. When his mother died when he was just 6, he was raised by his father Will - first in rural Nebraska and then in Chicago. Frontispiece. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-06-014856x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33553
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  • CAKEWALK: A Memoir. by Moses, Kate.
    Moses, Kate.
    CAKEWALK: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A funny and touching memoir of a crummy - and crumby - childhood in the 1960s and 70s. Each chapter includes a recipe. 350 pp. ISBN: 978-0385342988.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64930
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  • MEMOIRS OF A PUBLIC BABY. by O'Connor, Philip. Introduction by Stephen Spender
    O'Connor, Philip. Introduction by Stephen Spender
    MEMOIRS OF A PUBLIC BABY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company. (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of poet and journalist for the BBC Philip O' Connor, focusing on his difficult and uncommon childhood. Includes both introductions by Stephen Spender, for the first edition in 1958 and to the new edition in 1988 in the UK. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-393-027635.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61364
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  • DIMESTORE: A Memoir in Stories. by Smith, Lee.
    Smith, Lee.
    DIMESTORE: A Memoir in Stories.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2016). First edition - First work of non-fiction by this Virginia-born author, one which tells the story of her early years in 15 essays set in Grundy, Virginia - "a place of coal miners, mountain music, and her daddyÕs dimestore." 200 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66531
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  • HARVEST OF YESTERDAYS. by Taber, Gladys.
    Taber, Gladys.
    HARVEST OF YESTERDAYS.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1976.) dj. Hardcover - 'My Years Before Stillmeadow.' Reminiscences of her life before she moved to Stillmeadow, her family, her childhood in the mining country of Mexico and the southwest, her education, including college at Wellesley during World War I, her marriage to music instructor Frank Taber, and her life as a writer in New York City during World War II, and much more. Illustrated with sketches by Pamela Johnson. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-397011334.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket. (blacked out spot on front endpaper, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 46650
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