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  • THE 49 DAYS OF DEATH. by Ballinger, Bill S. (1912-1980)
    Ballinger, Bill S. (1912-1980)
    THE 49 DAYS OF DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather than a suspense novel, which Ballinger was best known for, this is a "novel of the mysterious." A badly injured man is brought to a Buddhist monastery in Tibet and the aged guru there helps him to prepare for as good a death as he can. 214 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64575
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  • THE GIFTS OF THE BODY. by Brown, Rebecca.
    Brown, Rebecca.
    THE GIFTS OF THE BODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Stories, both moving and imbued with an understanding of death, narrated by an unnamed home care worker who assists people dying with AIDS. SIGNED on the title page. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-060171596.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67543
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  • THE GIFTS OF THE BODY. by Brown, Rebecca.
    Brown, Rebecca.
    THE GIFTS OF THE BODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories, both moving and imbued with an understanding of death, narrated by an unnamed home care worker who assists people dying with AIDS. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-060171596.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76160
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  • Didion, Joan.
    BLUE NIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book in which Didion reflects on the loss of her daughter, Quintana Roo, not long after the death of her husband, and on the memories woven into her life with Dunne and Quintana - of Quintana's childhood in Malibu and Brentwood, and of her wedding, just 7 years before this book opens. 188 pp. ISBN: 978-0307267672.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84900
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  • YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER: Poems by Eady, Cornelius.
    Eady, Cornelius.
    YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER: Poems

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

    New York: Henry Holt, (1995). First edition - The author's fifth collection, a slim book of 21 prose poems, in which he meditates on the dying of his cold and unloving father. 33 pp. ISBN: 0-805036687.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82511
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  • BLUE SKIES FALLING. by Knight, Arthur Winfield.
    Knight, Arthur Winfield.
    BLUE SKIES FALLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Sam Bonner is on a journey.He and his young wife, Sara, are traveling through the Southwest, visiting the sights that Sam himself immortalized as one of Hollywood's premier directors of a genre of film that captured a generation of viewers: the Western. There was a day when Sam ruled the industry, and death was but a far-off rumor" - but now the films are fading, and the end Sara is facing is coming inexorably closer. 283 pp. ISBN: 0-31287779X.

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

    Book ID: 63885
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  • SILVIE'S LIFE. by Rogoff, Marianne.
    Rogoff, Marianne.
    SILVIE'S LIFE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: Zenobia Press (1995). SIGNED first edition - A moving account of life with a new born baby, born profoundly brain-damaged, who was first given only days to live - but who survived seven months. INSCRIBED on title page, smaller size, 132 pp. ISBN: 1-57143-0458.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61319
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  • Rosenfeld, Stephen S.
    THE TIME OF THEIR DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1977 dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the death of both of his parents, of cancer, within a few months of each other. ISBN: 0-393-087719.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17707
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  • Sarton, May.
    A RECKONING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton,, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sarton's 16th novel, the story of a woman with inoperable cancer who wants only to be allowed to die in her own way, and realizes that it is the 'real connections' which matter most in these last days. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-393-088286.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (few light foxing spots on half title page and fore-edge.)

    Book ID: 35652
    Keywords: dying, Women Authors
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  • Sarton, May.
    A RECKONING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton,, (1978.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sarton's 16th novel, the story of a woman with inoperable cancer who wants only to be allowed to die in her own way, and realizes that it is the 'real connections' which matter most in these last days. INSCRIBED on the half title page "For . . . love from May" and dated in 1983. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-393-088286.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (one corner and upper edge bumped slightly, some light soiling and wear to the dj, now in an archival protector.)

    Book ID: 49396
    Keywords: dying, Women Authors
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  • Sarton, May.
    A RECKONING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton,, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sarton's 16th novel, the story of a woman with inoperable cancer who wants only to be allowed to die in her own way, and realizes that it is the 'real connections' which matter most in these last days. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-393-088286.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant, pc)

    Book ID: 2152
    Keywords: dying, Women Authors
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  • Sarton, May.
    A RECKONING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton,, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sarton's 16th novel, the story of a woman with inoperable cancer who wants only to be allowed to die in her own way, and realizes that it is the 'real connections' which matter most in these last days. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-393-088286.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36085
    Keywords: dying, Women Authors
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  • THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB. by Schwalbe, Will
    Schwalbe, Will
    THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - "The inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - "The inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn't the opposite of doing; it's the opposite of dying." Includes an appendix listing the books and authors they read. 336 pp. ISBN: 978-0307594037.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 66293
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  • SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU. by Seamon, Hollis.
    Seamon, Hollis.
    SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2013. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book for young adults. "Smart-mouthed and funny, sometimes raunchy, Richard Casey is in most ways a typical seventeen-year-old boy. Except Ritchie has cancer, and he s spending his final days in a hospice unit." 238 pp. ISBN: 1616202602.

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

    Book ID: 58548
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