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  • MONKEY KING. by Chao, Patricia.
    Chao, Patricia.
    MONKEY KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly acclaimed first novel by this young Chinese-American writer. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-06-018681x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43029
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  • RHAPSODY IN PLAIN YELLOW: Poems. by Chin, Marilyn
    Chin, Marilyn
    RHAPSODY IN PLAIN YELLOW: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third collection of poetry by this award-winning writer, born in China and raised in Portland, Oregon.Boldly SIGNED and dated on the title page. Notes. 108 pp. ISBN: 0-393-041670.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 39348
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  • THE RICE ROOM: Growing Up Chinese American, From Number Two Son to Rock 'N' Roll. by Fong-Torres, Ben.
    Fong-Torres, Ben.
    THE RICE ROOM: Growing Up Chinese American, From Number Two Son to Rock 'N' Roll.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this early writer for Rolling Stone, rock dj in San Francisco, who also had close ties to Chinatown in the late 60' s and early 70's: his brother, a probation officer dedicated to working with Chinese youth, was gunned down by gang members outside his apartment in the sunset. DJ praise from Jann Wenner, Amy Tan, Grace Slick, Steve Marting and others. ISBN: 0-7868-60022.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (long diagonal slit to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 70197
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  • THE DIM SUM OF ALL THINGS. by Keltner, Kim Wong.
    Keltner, Kim Wong.
    THE DIM SUM OF ALL THINGS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, (2004.). A funny and perceptive novel about a young woman, a third generation San Franciscan of Chinese descent. 344 pp. ISBN: 9780060560751.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 54005
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  • BUDDHA BABY. by Keltner, Kim Wong.
    Keltner, Kim Wong.
    BUDDHA BABY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Avon, (2005.). First edition - Sequel to 'The Dim Sum of All Things' - continues the adventures of Lindsay, a third generation San Franciscan of Chinese descent. 277 pp. plus additional material about the author. ISBN: 9780060753221.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 54007
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  • TIGER BABIES STRIKE BACK: How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom but Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side. by Keltner, Kim Wong.
    Keltner, Kim Wong.
    TIGER BABIES STRIKE BACK: How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom but Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013). SIGNED first edition - A memoir which "dives into the difficulties facing women today - Chinese American and otherwise. . [It] combines personal anecdotes and tough love advice for a humorous, provocative look at how our families shape our personal foundations." While Keltner resisted being a Tiger Mom herself, she also writes with humor and understanding about her mother's combination of tough love and high expectations. SIGNED on the title page. 254 pp. ISBN: 978-0062229298.

    Condition: Fine in red illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 72629
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  • CHINA BOY. by Lee, Gus.
    Lee, Gus.
    CHINA BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Warm, funny, and deeply moving. Set in San Francisco in the 1950s, this is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the rites of passage that are the universal perils of growing up "American." His highly praised first novel, with a long blurb by Amy Tan on the back cover. In the summer of 2005, this was the first book selected by San Francisco for the new 'one city, one book' program. Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page "for --- to a fellow writer with best wishes and admiration" and dated in the year of publication. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-525-24994x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67521
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  • CHINA BOY. by Lee, Gus.
    Lee, Gus.
    CHINA BOY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Plume / Dutton, (1994.). Warm, funny, and deeply moving. Although set in San Francisco in the 50s, this is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the rites of passage that are the universal perils of growing up "American." His highly praised first novel, the first book selected in San Francisco's "one city, one book" program. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-452-271584.

    Condition: Good only (some creasing and wear to the covers, contents clean.)

    Book ID: 47247
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  • CHINA BOY. by Lee, Gus.
    Lee, Gus.
    CHINA BOY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 1991. SIGNED first edition - Warm, funny, and deeply moving. Set in San Francisco in the 1950s, this is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the rites of passage that are the universal perils of growing up "American." His highly praised first novel, and the first book selected in San Francisco's "one city, one book" program. SIGNED on the half title page. 322 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67171
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  • CHINA BOY. by Lee, Gus.
    Lee, Gus.
    CHINA BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Warm, funny, and deeply moving. Although set in San Francisco in the 50s, this is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the rites of passage that are the universal perils of growing up "American." His highly praised first novel, with a long blurb by Amy Tan on the back cover. In the summer of 2005, this was the first book selected by San Francisco for the new 'one city, one book' program. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-525-24994x.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 15070
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  • CHINA BOY. by Lee, Gus.
    Lee, Gus.
    CHINA BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Warm, funny, and deeply moving. Although set in San Francisco in the 50s, this is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the rites of passage that are the universal perils of growing up "American." His highly praised first novel, with a long blurb by Amy Tan on the back cover. In the summer of 2005, this was the first book selected by San Francisco for the new 'one city, one book' program. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-525-24994x.

    Condition: Very good+ in a fine dust jacket (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 15071
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  • CHINA BOY. by Lee, Gus.
    Lee, Gus.
    CHINA BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Warm, funny, and deeply moving. Although set in San Francisco in the 1950s, this is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the rites of passage that are the universal perils of growing up "American." His highly praised first novel, with a long blurb by Amy Tan on the back cover. In the summer of 2005, this was the first book selected by San Francisco for the new 'one city, one book' program. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-525-24994x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 13977
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  • Lee, Gus.
    CHINA BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Warm, funny, and deeply moving. Although set in San Francisco in the 1950s, this is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the rites of passage that are the universal perils of growing up "American." His highly praised first novel, with a long blurb by Amy Tan on the back cover. The first book selected in San Francisco's "one city, one book" program. ISBN: 0-525-24994x.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 32707
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  • WINTER PLACE: Poems. by Lim, Genny.
    Lim, Genny.
    WINTER PLACE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Kearny Street Workshop Press, 1989. SIGNED first edition - First collection of poems by this Chinese American author, who grew up in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page with the words "in peace, love" Glossary. 71 pp. ISBN: 0-960963049.

    Condition: Very good in wrappers (reading crease on front cover.)

    Book ID: 63634
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  • THE COLUMBIA DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. by Odo, Franklin, editor.
    Odo, Franklin, editor.
    THE COLUMBIA DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Columbia University Press, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes original source documents from the first Naturalization Act in 1790 that banned nonwhite immigrants from citizenship through 2001 with commentary placing each in context. Index 590 pp. ISBN: 0-231110308.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a new copy but with some sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 63349
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  • CHINA DOLLS. by See, Lisa.
    See, Lisa.
    CHINA DOLLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Told in alternating voices, this is the story of three young women from very different backgrounds who meet, by chance, at the Forbidden City nightclub in San Franciso in 1938, in a city preparing for the World's Fair, and a world on the brink of war. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 383 pp. ISBN: 978-0812992892.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63683
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  • FIFTH CHINESE DAUGHTER. by Wong, Jade Snow.
    Wong, Jade Snow.
    FIFTH CHINESE DAUGHTER.

    Edition: Early printing (code of M-Z indicates Dec 1950, just 5 months after the first.)

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Memoir of growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown, in a very traditional household where only Chinese was spoken and where propriety reigned. Wong was only twenty-seven when she wrote this, but she had already won recognition as an artist. Illustrations by Kathryn Uhl. INSCRIBED by Wong on the half title page "To - - with warm regards and memories of a happy association during Kapiolani days" and dated in 1961 in San Francisco. Red illustrated endpapers. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very good (sticker on front endpaper, corners slightly bumped) in a fair only dust jacket. with a tape-repaired long diagonal tear on the front flap and other edgewear, especially at the ends of the spine - now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 57195
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  • CITY OF FIRE: City Trilogy I. by Yep, Lawrence.
    Yep, Lawrence.
    CITY OF FIRE: City Trilogy I.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in a new fantasy trilogy for older children by this award-winning writer. Set in an alternate 1941, in which twelve-year-old Scirye and her companions travel to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island created by magic, to enlist the aid of the volcano goddess Pele in an attempt to stop the evil threatening the world. Includes an author's afterword, a brief bibliography, a brief excerpt from the next book and a reader's guide. 320 pp. ISBN: 9780765319241.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to upper edge of front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 61674
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