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  • A SIMPLE HABANA MELODY (from when the world was good.) by Hijuelos, Oscar
    Hijuelos, Oscar
    A SIMPLE HABANA MELODY (from when the world was good.)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," set in Havana, Cuba in the years after World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp plus a postscript. ISBN: 0-06-0175699.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61110
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  • Klein, Herbert S.
    SLAVERY IN THE AMERICAS: A Comparative Study of Virginia and Cuba.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In each section - Conquest, Colonization and the Establishment of Imperial Control; The Legal Structure; Anglicanism, Catholicism and the Negro Slave; Slavery and the Economy; the Freedman as an Indicator of Assimilation - the experiences of slaves in Virgina and Cuba are compared and the uniqueness of chattel slavery as it existed in the US is highlighter. Index. 267 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall good in a good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 31513
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  • SLAVERY IN THE AMERICAS: A Comparative Study of Virginia and Cuba. by Klein, Herbert S.
    Klein, Herbert S.
    SLAVERY IN THE AMERICAS: A Comparative Study of Virginia and Cuba.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Chicago: Elephant Paperbacks / Ivan R. Dee, (1989.). In each section - Conquest, Colonization and the Establishment of Imperial Control; The Legal Structure; Anglicanism, Catholicism and the Negro Slave; Slavery and the Economy; the Freedman as an Indicator of Assimilation - the experiences of slaves in Virgina and Cuba are compared and the uniqueness of chattel slavery as it existed in the US is highlighter. Index. xi, 270 pp. ISBN: 0-929587049.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (straight uncreased spine, clean contents).

    Book ID: 74618
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  • TELEX FROM CUBA. by Kushner, Rachel.
    Kushner, Rachel.
    TELEX FROM CUBA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2008.). First edition - Her first novel, set in the American community in Cuba - the 300,000 acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane - in the years leading up to Castro's revolution. Nominated for the National Book Award. 322 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (lower corner of back corner clipped, some toning to edges of textblock) An uncommon advance issue. .

    Book ID: 73189
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  • TELEX FROM CUBA. by Kushner, Rachel.
    Kushner, Rachel.
    TELEX FROM CUBA.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first novel, set in the American community in Cuba - the 300,000 acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane - in the years leading up to Castro's revolution. Nominated for the National Book Award. 322 pp. ISBN: 141656103x.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74753
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  • THE SUGAR ISLAND. by Lamazares, Ivonne.
    Lamazares, Ivonne.
    THE SUGAR ISLAND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. First edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, a story of the love and conflict between a mother and daughter in 1960's Cuba, at the height of the revolution, and in Miami. Praise from Bob Shacochis, Mary Morris and Russell Banks. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-395-860407.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (upper corner of back cover slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 46433
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  • THE SUGAR ISLAND. by Lamazares, Ivonne.
    Lamazares, Ivonne.
    THE SUGAR ISLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, a story of the love and conflict between a mother and daughter in 1960's Cuba, at the height of the revolution, and in Miami. Dustjacket praise from Bob Shacochis, Mary Morris and Russell Banks. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-395-860407.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44266
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  • Latour, Jose.
    HAVANA WORLD SERIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2003.). First edition - A 'dark novel of intrigue and violence that is rich with the flavor and rhythm of pre-communist Cuba'; set in 1958 when all of Cuba was riveted to the World Series with Mickey Mantle's Yankees playing the Milwaukee Braves. The 3rd novel written in English by this Cuban born author whom Martin Cruz Smith called a 'master of Cuba noir.' (his first was nominated for the Edgar award.)

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 28078
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  • WORLD GONE BY. by Lehane, Dennis.
    Lehane, Dennis.
    WORLD GONE BY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). SIGNED first edition - A complex novel which continues the story of Joe Coughlin, during the years of World War II, as he tries to raise his son in peace, and also to navigate the criminal underworld between Bautista's Cuba and Ybor City, Florida. SIGNED on the title page and dated 2015. 308 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers (the earlier of the two advance issues for this title, preceding the advance reading copy).

    Book ID: 67031
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  • WORLD GONE BY. by Lehane, Dennis.
    Lehane, Dennis.
    WORLD GONE BY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). First edition - A complex novel which continues the story of Joe Coughlin, during the years of World War II, as he tries to raise his son in peace, and also to navigate the criminal underworld between Bautista's Cuba and Ybor City, Florida. 308 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers (the earlier of the two advance issues for this title, preceding the advance reading copy).

    Book ID: 73106
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  • JOSE MARTI: Epic Chronicler of the United States in the Eighties. by [Marti, Jose] Gonz‡lez, Manuel Pedro
    [Marti, Jose] Gonz‡lez, Manuel Pedro
    JOSE MARTI: Epic Chronicler of the United States in the Eighties.

    Edition: Second edition, a trade paperback.

    Havana, Cuba: Center of Studies on Marti, 1961. Originally published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1953 for the North American public, this edition was designed to reach a wider audience. The first English language biography of the great Cuban patriot, author, poet, thinker and leader, focusing especially on the fifteen years Marti spent in the US - from 1881-1895, when he returned to Cuba and was killed in the fight for independence. Notes, xi, 79 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in wrappers (some rubbing and wear to the covers, contents near fine.)

    Book ID: 42161
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  • Menendez, Ana.
    LOVING CHE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2003.). First edition - Intimate portrait of Cuba as seen through the eyes of a young woman from Miami, who discovers her mother's secret of a love affair with Ernesto Che Guevara.

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

    Book ID: 28080
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  • A FOUNTAIN, A HOUSE OF STONE: Poems. by Padilla, Herberto (translated by Alastair Reed and Alexander Coleman.)
    Padilla, Herberto (translated by Alastair Reed and Alexander Coleman.)
    A FOUNTAIN, A HOUSE OF STONE: Poems.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Noonday Press / Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1992.). A bilingual edition, in English and Spanish, of this collection of poems by this Cuban poet who is now living in exile in the United States. 109 pp. ISBN: 0-374-157812.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68453
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  • Padilla, Herberto (translated by Alastair Reed and Alexander Coleman.)
    A FOUNTAIN, A HOUSE OF STONE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A bilingual edition, in English and Spanish, of this collection of poems by this Cuban poet who is now living in exile in the United States. 109 pp. ISBN: 0-374-157812.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28597
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  • Padilla, Herberto (translated by Alastair Reed and Andrew Hurley.)
    LEGACIES: Selected Poems

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first collection of this Cuban poet's work to be published in the United States. A bilingual edition. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-374-184720.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32721
    Keywords: bilingual, cuba, espanal, Poetry
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  • SUSPICION OF RAGE. by Parker, Barbara
    Parker, Barbara
    SUSPICION OF RAGE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, (2005.). First edition - Mystery featuring Florida attorneys Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana. Author's note. 372 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53896
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  • REX: A Novel. by Prieto, Jose Manuel.
    Prieto, Jose Manuel.
    REX: A Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel (and the conclusion to a trilogy) by this highly praised young author, born in Cuba, but who also lived in Russia for twelve years - Translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen. Author's note. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780--802118790.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (hint of cocking to spine, but appears unread.)

    Book ID: 50184
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  • EMBRACE THE SERPENT. by Quayle, Marilyn T. and Nancy T. Northcott
    Quayle, Marilyn T. and Nancy T. Northcott
    EMBRACE THE SERPENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A political thriller set in what was the near future at the time this was written - Castro is dead and the race is on to install a new leader, written by a political insider - . Quayle was the wife of the then vice-president, Dan Quayle, and Northcott is her sister. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-517588226.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 69067
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  • Randall, Margaret.
    GATHERING RAGE: The Failure of 20th Century Revolutions to Develop a Feminist Agenda.

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

    New York: Monthly Review Press, 1992. SIGNED first edition - Studies specifically the revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page "For.... in struggle". ISBN: 0-85345-8618.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 18718
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  • CHE ON MY MIND. by Randall, Margaret.
    Randall, Margaret.
    CHE ON MY MIND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2013. First edition - "An impressionistic look at the life, death, and legacy of Che Guevera by the feminist poet and activist Margaret Randall. . . She arrived in Cuba in 1969, less than two years after Che's death, and lived there until 1980. She became friends with several of Che's family members, friends, and compatriots. In this book she reflects on his relationships with his family and fellow insurgents, including Fidel Castro. She is deeply admiring of Che's integrity and charisma and frank about what she sees as his strategic errors." Photographs, notes, bibliography. 148 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58196
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  • Richards, Laura E (1850-1943)
    RITA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Dana Estes and Company, (1900). Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Margaret series" by this author. This is the story of a young woman, the daughter of an American father and a Spanish mother, set in Havana, Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Although Richards was best known for her many children's books, she was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography. She was the daughter of the doctor, abolitionist and philanthropist Samuel Gridley Howe and writer Julia Ward Howe, the author of 'Battle Hymm of the Republic." Among those wth whom she grew up in Massachusetts were the Hawthornes, and Louisa May Alcott and she travelled extensively, although most of her later years were spent in…

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    Boston: Dana Estes and Company, (1900). Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Margaret series" by this author. This is the story of a young woman, the daughter of an American father and a Spanish mother, set in Havana, Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Although Richards was best known for her many children's books, she was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography. She was the daughter of the doctor, abolitionist and philanthropist Samuel Gridley Howe and writer Julia Ward Howe, the author of 'Battle Hymm of the Republic." Among those wth whom she grew up in Massachusetts were the Hawthornes, and Louisa May Alcott and she travelled extensively, although most of her later years were spent in Gardine, Maine. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and seven internal glossy plates by Ethelred B. Barry. 246 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated gold cloth boards (previous owner's name, some soiling to the covers)

    Book ID: 69937
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  • KING BONGO: A Novel of Havana. by Sanchez, Thomas.
    Sanchez, Thomas.
    KING BONGO: A Novel of Havana.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set among the glamour, intrigue and corruption of 1950's Havana by this prize-winning writer. ISBN: 0-679-406964.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37064
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  • TOMORROW THEY WILL KISS. by Santiago, Eduardo.
    Santiago, Eduardo.
    TOMORROW THEY WILL KISS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boston: Little Brown / Back Bay, (2006.). First edition - First novel by this Cuban-American author, the story of the lives of three women from their childhood in a small town in Cuba to their lives in 1960's New Jersey, 282 pp plus a 14 pp reading group guide that includes an interview with Santiago. ISBN: 0-316-014125.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52065
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  • TOMORROW THEY WILL KISS. by Santiago, Eduardo.
    Santiago, Eduardo.
    TOMORROW THEY WILL KISS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown / Back Bay, (2006.). First edition - First novel by this Cuban-American author, the story of the lives of three women from their childhood in a small town in Cuba to their lives in 1960's New Jersey, 282 pp plus a 14 pp reading group guide that includes an interview with Santiago. Issued as a trade paperback original.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65071
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  • Simmons, Dan.
    THE CROOK FACTORY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Avon, 1999. First edition - From the back cover: ' In 1942, at the height of World War II, Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the U.S. Ambassador to Cuba to operate a spy ring out of his house in the Cuban countryside. This much is true: the author here expands this little known historical fact into a tour de force of historical suspense.'

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (corner bumped.)

    Book ID: 25794
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  • HAVANA BAY. by Smith, Martin Cruz
    Smith, Martin Cruz
    HAVANA BAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Arkady Renko mystery, set in modern Cuba where Russians are no longer welcomed and seen as friends. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award.329 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679-42662-0.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48501
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  • HAVANA BAY. by Smith, Martin Cruz
    Smith, Martin Cruz
    HAVANA BAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Arkady Renko mystery, set in modern Cuba where Russians are no longer welcomed and seen as friends. INSCRIBED on the title page. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award. 329 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679-42662-0.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52476
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  • HAVANA BAY. by Smith, Martin Cruz
    Smith, Martin Cruz
    HAVANA BAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Arkady Renko mystery, set in modern Cuba where Russians are no longer welcomed and seen as friends. INSCRIBED on the title page "to --- who taken a vow to read each and every Arkady book, Best wishes." Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award.329 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679-42662-0.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62203
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