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  • THE DARLING. by Banks, Russell .
    Banks, Russell .
    THE DARLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the US and Liberia during the years 1975-1991 - the story, told in the first person, of a woman, a member of the Weather Underground, who fled to Liberia and became involved in both the politics of that country and in the struggle to save endangered chimpanzees. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0197358.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65747
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  • WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES. by Fowler, Karen Joy.
    Fowler, Karen Joy.
    WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2013). SIGNED first edition - Fowler's tenth novel, one which Barbara Kingsolver called "a novel so readably juicy and surreptitiously smart, it deserves all the attention it can get." The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Award, the first American novel to be on that list. Liz Jensen in her Guardian review said "While one family's breakdown, rooted in an act of injustice, forms the bedrock of this astonishing work, the novel's real triumph is that the repercussions of the Cooke parents' broken pact with their chimpanzee child extend, by association, to the family of man and its dysfunctional relationship with the entire zoosphere. Many a novel has devoted itself to exploring variations of Larkin's lament…

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    New York: Putnam, (2013). SIGNED first edition - Fowler's tenth novel, one which Barbara Kingsolver called "a novel so readably juicy and surreptitiously smart, it deserves all the attention it can get." The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Award, the first American novel to be on that list. Liz Jensen in her Guardian review said "While one family's breakdown, rooted in an act of injustice, forms the bedrock of this astonishing work, the novel's real triumph is that the repercussions of the Cooke parents' broken pact with their chimpanzee child extend, by association, to the family of man and its dysfunctional relationship with the entire zoosphere. Many a novel has devoted itself to exploring variations of Larkin's lament about what mums and dads do to their kids. But if any other book has done it as exhilaratingly as the achingly funny, deeply serious heart-breaker that is Fowler's 10th novel, and made it ring true for the whole of mankind, I've yet to read it. This is a moral comedy to shout about from the treetops." SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy white wrappers (some toning to edges of textblock). An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 76980
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  • REASON FOR HOPE: A Spiritual Journey. by Goodall, Jane with Philip Berman.
    Goodall, Jane with Philip Berman.
    REASON FOR HOPE: A Spiritual Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A moving memoir which explores the life of a scientist whose "revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of 'humanity.' .. [She] endured the horrors of the London blitz and World War II, postwar hardships, vicious rumors and "establishment" assaults on the integrity of her work, a terrorist attack and hostage taking in Africa, and her husband's slow, agonizing death. But throughout, her religious convictions, although tested, have helped her survive." INSCRIBED by Goodall on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. xv, 282 pp. ISBN: 0-446522252.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (lower corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 80107
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