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  • THE LEAVERS: A Novel. by Ko, Lisa.
    Ko, Lisa.
    THE LEAVERS: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, nominated for the National Book Award, 2017 and winner of the PEN/Bellweather Prize. "One morning, Deming Guos mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salonand never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all hes ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. Told from the perspective of…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, nominated for the National Book Award, 2017 and winner of the PEN/Bellweather Prize. "One morning, Deming Guos mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salonand never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all hes ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. Told from the perspective of both Daniel and Polly, Kos novel gives us one of fictions most singular mothers. Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another. Set in New York and China, 'The Leavers' is a vivid examination of borders and belonging." The jacket is the first state dust jacket with the Ann Patchett blurb on the front cover: "if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, 'The Leavers' is required reading. 335 pp. ISBN: 978-1616206888.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88196
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  • Liu, Aimee E.
    CLOUD MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her epic second novel, based on the true story of her grandparents' marriage - set in San Francisco in 1906 and Shanghai in 1911. SIGNED by the author. Chronology, 574 pp. ISBN: 0-446-519871.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37585
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  • RACIAL PREJUDICE. by Pascoe, Elaine.
    Pascoe, Elaine.
    RACIAL PREJUDICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of the vicious racial stereotypes which have affected tge treatment of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans from colonial times to the present. It analyzes the economic inequalities that continue to affect these minorities - hurting both them and the US as a whole - even after some of the most blatant discriminatory became a thing of the past. A title in the Issues in American History series. Photographs, suggestions for further reading, index. 118 pp. ISBN: 0-53110057X.

    Condition: Ex-library in a sturdy library binding, with the usual markings and a few penciled notations in the margins, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 79064
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  • SHANGHAI GIRLS. by See, Lisa.
    See, Lisa.
    SHANGHAI GIRLS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Random House, (2010.). SIGNED - Historical novel which begins in 1937 Shanghai, and follows the stories of two sisters, living a modern carefree life in the 'Paris of Asia' until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away all their wealth and they are to be sold as wives to Chinese men who have traveled from Los Angeles to find brides. SIGNED on the title page. This edition reprints an article about Chinatowns by See and includes reading group questions. 322 pp. ISBN: 9780812980530.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (lower corner bent.)

    Book ID: 56215
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  • DREAMS OF JOY. by See, Lisa.
    See, Lisa.
    DREAMS OF JOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel which continues the story of the sisters Pearl and May from The Shanghai Girls, and that of Joy, the daughter of Pearl, who runs away to China in 1957, in the midst of the upheaval in that country, to find her birth father. SIGNED on the title page. 349 pp. ISBN: 9781400067114.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60068
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  • DREAMS OF JOY. by See, Lisa.
    See, Lisa.
    DREAMS OF JOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel which continues the story of the sisters Pearl and May from The Shanghai Girls, and that of Joy, the daughter of Pearl, who runs away to China in 1957, in the midst of the upheaval in that country, to find her birth father. SIGNED on the title page. 349 pp. ISBN: 9781400067114.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61576
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  • SHANGHAI GIRLS. by See, Lisa.
    See, Lisa.
    SHANGHAI GIRLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel which begins in 1937 Shanghai, and follows the stories of two sisters, living a modern carefree life in the 'Paris of Asia' until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away all their wealth and they are to be sold as wives to Chinese men who have traveled from Los Angeles to find brides. SIGNED on the title page. 314 pp. ISBN: 978-1400067114.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80637
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  • DREAMS OF JOY. by See, Lisa.
    See, Lisa.
    DREAMS OF JOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel which continues the story of the sisters Pearl and May from The Shanghai Girls, and that of Joy, the daughter of Pearl, who runs away to China in 1957, in the midst of the upheaval in that country, to find her birth father. 349 pp. ISBN: 9781400067114.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88923
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  • SHAUNESSY FONG: Short Story Paperbacks # 60. by Wu, William F.
    Wu, William F.
    SHAUNESSY FONG: Short Story Paperbacks # 60.

    Edition: First printing, a small paperback, issued simultaneously with a limited edition hardcover.

    Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, (1991.). SIGNED first edition - First separate publication of this short story, the second in Wu's critically acclaimed series of stories about Jack Hong's search for his heritage . A slim volume, 44 pp. SIGNED on the title page. Rather uncommon, especially signed. Cover art by George Barr. ISBN: 1-56146-5607.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 34987
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