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  • SAVING THE WORLD. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SAVING THE WORLD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2006.). First edition - A novel which goes back and forth between two centuries - from the fight against AIDS in the modern Dominican Republic to the 1803 smallpox expedition of Francisco Xavier Balmis. 368 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72659
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  • HOW TIA LOLA CAME TO (VISIT) STAY. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    HOW TIA LOLA CAME TO (VISIT) STAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story for older children: ten year old Miguel isn't sure he wants his aunt to stay - maybe she's a little bit magic or a little bit crazy - when she comes from the Dominican Republic to live with him and his mother and sisters in Vermont following his parents' divorce. SIGNED on the title page. 147 pp. ISBN: 0-375-802150.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 54039
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  • HOMECOMING. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    HOMECOMING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Very uncommon hardcover edition of the first book by this writer (who spent her earliest years in her parents' native Dominican Republic) to be published by a major press. Since this was issued simultaneously in both soft and hardcover, the hardcover printing was very small. The central section of these poems is called 'housekeeping; and reconstruct her experiences as her mother teaches her housewifery skills, there is the underlying irony that 'at 33' Alvarez is not the 'heroine of her mother's stories' for she has neither a house, husband nor children. A title in the Grove Press Poetry Series edited by Robert Pack. 93 pp. ISBN: 0-394-538552.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed edgetears , sunning to the edges of the back cover of the dj, as is common with this dustjacket.) Still a lovely copy of a very hard to find book.

    Book ID: 30635
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  • SAVING THE WORLD. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SAVING THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which goes back and forth between two centuries - from the fight against AIDS in the modern Dominican Republic to the 1803 smallpox expedition of Francisco Xavier Balmis. 368 pp. ISBN: 156512510x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47879
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  • SAVING THE WORLD. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SAVING THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which goes back and forth between two centuries - from the fight against AIDS in the modern Dominican Republic to the 1803 smallpox expedition of Francisco Xavier Balmis. INSCRIBED on the title page "for Mary" with a drawing of a heart and dated in the year of publication. 368 pp. ISBN: 156512510x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64330
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  • IN THE NAME OF SALOME. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    IN THE NAME OF SALOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel about 'la musa de la patria', Dominican poet Salome Urena and her daughter, Profesora Camila Henriquez-Urena. 357 pp. ISBN: 1-56512-273.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41365
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  • YO! by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    YO!

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1997. First edition - Third novel by this award-winning writer and poet: "This zesty, daring novel is about what happens when an author really does 'write what she knows.' At once funny and poignant, intellectual and gossipy, lighthearted and layered in meaning." 309 pp

    Condition: Near fine (light soiling to back cover.)

    Book ID: 41368
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  • A GIFT OF GRACIAS: The Legend of Altagracia by Alvarez, Julia; Beatriz Vidal, illustrator.
    Alvarez, Julia; Beatriz Vidal, illustrator.
    A GIFT OF GRACIAS: The Legend of Altagracia

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A delightful children's book based on legends in the author's native country of the Dominican Republic. It "begins as Papa returns home from a trip to the city with an overflowing basket of oranges, like those he used to eat in his native Spain. That night, after Papa warns the family that they may have to abandon their failing olive farm, young Maria dreams of planting orange seeds, and a beautiful lady with a crown of stars, Altagracia, materializes in an orange-laden grove.. . Argentina-born illustrator Vidal uses small brushes and gouache to create lovely, stylized folk-art-style paintings" [Booklist] SIGNED on the title page by Julia Alvarez. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-375924256.

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

    Book ID: 70185
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80030
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21369
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (appears unread but with some signs of handling or shelfwear.)

    Book ID: 42414
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  • THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER. by Diaz, Junot.
    Diaz, Junot.
    THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2012). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second collection of short stories (third book) - nine interconnected stories featuring Yunior and the women he loves. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 213 pp. ISBN: 978-1594487361.

    Condition: Very near fine in light blue boards with red lettering in a like dustjacket (stamp on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 70408
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  • THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER. by Diaz, Junot.
    Diaz, Junot.
    THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second collection of short stories (third book) - nine interconnected stories featuring Yunior and the women he loves. Finalist for the National Book Award. 213 pp. ISBN: 978-1594487361.

    Condition: Very near fine in light blue boards with red lettering in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72847
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  • THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO. by Diaz, Junot.
    Diaz, Junot.
    THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by a collection of short stories), a story of the ancient curse that has haunted Oscar's family as they moved from Santo Domingo to Washington Heights to New Jersey and back again. SIGNED on the half title page with the words "Hope for Hope!" . Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Diaz is a recipient of the MacArthur 'genius' award. 335 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-0418.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57187
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  • THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO. by [Modern Literature] Diaz, Junot.
    [Modern Literature] Diaz, Junot.
    THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by a collection of short stories), a story of the ancient curse that has haunted Oscar's family as they moved from Santo Domingo to Washington Heights to New Jersey and back again.SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Diaz is a recipient of the MacArthur 'genius' award. 333 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (publisher's letter laid in).

    Book ID: 72416
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  • BAY OF ARROWS. by Parini, Jay.
    Parini, Jay.
    BAY OF ARROWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel which juxtaposes events in the life of a professor (obsessed with writing an epic poem about Christopher Columbus, who is - in the nick of time - the recipient of a "genius" grant) and his family, with events in the life of Columbus. After receiving the award, Geno takes his family to a remote part of the Dominican Republic, an inlet called the Bay of Arrows, which was where Columbus first met resistance from the Taino Indians. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-16767.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy but with a faint remainder line and a binding flaw affecting the upper inner corners of several pages, crease to upper edge back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 70289
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  • GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME. by Perez, Loida Maritza.
    Perez, Loida Maritza.
    GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, 1999. First edition - Highly praised first book by this young writer from the Dominican Republic. Cover comments from Julia Alvarez. 324 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 41432
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  • Perez, Loida Maritza.
    GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised first book by this young writer from the Dominican Republic. Dust jacket comments from Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Conde. ISBN: 0-670-868892.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (an unread copy with 1 corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 17362
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  • THE FEAST OF THE GOAT. by Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    THE FEAST OF THE GOAT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2001.). First edition - Novel set in the Dominican Republic towards the end of the regime of terror of Trujillo - the 'goat' of the title. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 409 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (an unread copy, but some toning to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 76151
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