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  • THE DESERT REMEMBERS MY NAME: On Family and Writing. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    THE DESERT REMEMBERS MY NAME: On Family and Writing.

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

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of "lyrical and entirely absorbing personal essays by the esteemed Chicana writer and gifted storyteller" which explore the many meanings of family. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2010. Notes. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-26273.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.) Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 46796
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  • THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH: In Search of a Lost African Childhood. by Cooper, Helene.
    Cooper, Helene.
    THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH: In Search of a Lost African Childhood.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. Hardcover - The author grew to early adolescence in the priviledged strata of Liberian society, but after the 1980 bloody coup, she and her family fled to America. More than twenty years later she returned to try and find the foster sister left behind, and to find the home of her childhood. Map, photographs, family tree. 354 pp. ISBN: 9780743266246.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58712
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  • WAITING FOR CHILDHOOD. by Elliott, Sumner Locke.
    Elliott, Sumner Locke.
    WAITING FOR CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful moving novel by this writer who was born in Australia - the story of a large Australian family (6 boys, 1 girl, with outwardly conventional, but truly bizarre parents) and its gradual disintegration, beginning with the years just before the first World War and continuing through the decades after. Set in Sydney. 247 pp. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon,. ISBN: 0-06-0157976.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50193
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  • THE PAINTED DRUM. by Erdrich, Louise.
    Erdrich, Louise.
    THE PAINTED DRUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The discovery of a rare drum among a group of Native American artifacts being appraised is the beginning of this novel, which tracks the drum's origins from the the northern plains to New Hampshire, and explores the memories of those grieving for lost children. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0515104.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60140
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  • COMING OF AGE IN CALIFORNIA: Personal Essays. by Haslam, Gerald. Foreword by Floyd Salas
    Haslam, Gerald. Foreword by Floyd Salas
    COMING OF AGE IN CALIFORNIA: Personal Essays.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Walnut Creek: Devil Mountain Books, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - Essays on growing up in Oildale in California's great central valley - but most of all, essays about family and love. INSCRIBED on the first page by the author and signed at the end of a tribute to his Uncle Willie by his wife, Janice Haslam. Also SIGNED on the title page by Floyd Salas who wrote the foreword. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-915685-078.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (light crease on back cover.,)

    Book ID: 52189
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  • COMING OF AGE IN CALIFORNIA: Personal Essays. by Haslam, Gerald. Foreword by Floyd Salas.
    Haslam, Gerald. Foreword by Floyd Salas.
    COMING OF AGE IN CALIFORNIA: Personal Essays.

    Edition: "Revised edition" on cover, a trade paperback.

    Walnut Creek: Devil Mountain Books, (1990.). SIGNED - Essays on growing up in Oildale in California's great central valley - but most of all, essays about family and love. SIGNED by Floyd Salas, who wrote the foreword. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-915685-078.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the edge of the textblock.)

    Book ID: 55482
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  • BRAVO, GRACE! by Hoffman, Mary.
    Hoffman, Mary.
    BRAVO, GRACE!

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    London: Frances Lincoln, Ltd. (2005.). First edition - The third book of stories about Grace and the friendships, and good humor of this "high-spirited girl who weaves fantasy into whatever life brings her." Illustrated with drawings by June Allen. 112 pp. ISBN: 1845070577.

    Condition: Fine in printed purple wrappers.

    Book ID: 47556
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  • THE GOOD LIFE. by McInerney, Jay
    McInerney, Jay
    THE GOOD LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel considered one of his best books, since his first novel. It is story of "two Manhattan couples around the days of the events of September 11th. Luke and Sasha, wealthy Upper-East side socialites, and Russell and Corrine, a downtown literary editor and his wife, who were the subject of the earlier book Brightness Falls, are sleepwalking through their lives.. . Both end up working at a soup-kitchen near Ground Zero in the days immediately following the attacks on the World Trade Centers. They fall in love. They plan a future together. It's a simple story, a basic love story. . . [and] a very subtle, incredibly…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel considered one of his best books, since his first novel. It is story of "two Manhattan couples around the days of the events of September 11th. Luke and Sasha, wealthy Upper-East side socialites, and Russell and Corrine, a downtown literary editor and his wife, who were the subject of the earlier book Brightness Falls, are sleepwalking through their lives.. . Both end up working at a soup-kitchen near Ground Zero in the days immediately following the attacks on the World Trade Centers. They fall in love. They plan a future together. It's a simple story, a basic love story. . . [and] a very subtle, incredibly insightful, heartbreaking story about life in the New York, about marriage, about children and the choices they force us to make, about love and longing, about the search for meaning in our lives." 353 pp. ISBN: 0-375411402.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78812
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  • THE BREAKDOWN LANE. by Mitchard, Jacquelyn.
    Mitchard, Jacquelyn.
    THE BREAKDOWN LANE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An advice columnist finds her own life in turmoil as her husband of twenty years says that he wants a "sabbatical" from her and their three children. SIGNED on the title page. 382 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0587245.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60027
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  • THE PINE ISLAND PARADOX. by Moore, Kathleen Dean.
    Moore, Kathleen Dean.
    THE PINE ISLAND PARADOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exploration of the separations brought to us by Enlightenment philosophers: of human from nature, of things near and far away, and of the sacred from the mundane. "Moore disguises her philosophical explorations in stories: about vacationing on a tiny island in Alaska [the Pine Island of the title], visiting her father in the hospital, watching grouse perform their mating dance in the desert. Throughout, she shows that, when properly observed, the world is full of opportunities to find hidden connections." SIGNED on the title page. 251 pp. ISBN: 1-571312765.

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

    Book ID: 67641
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  • Reinhardt, Dana.
    A BRIEF CHAPTER IN MY IMPOSSIBLE LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Her first book, a young adult novel about a 16 year old girl, adopted but happy with her life and her family, who is contacted by her birth mother - a story about the meaning of family, and of finding yourself, of learning what love really is. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-385746989.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36080
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  • UP ISLAND. by Siddons, Anne Rivers.
    Siddons, Anne Rivers.
    UP ISLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Left adrift and angry by the death of her domineering mother, and a husband who leaves her after 20 years of marriage for a younger woman, Molly takes refuge by visiting some friends of Martha's Vineyard - and decides to stay there in a small cottage up island. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0176156.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a tight and clean copy but with the usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56343
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  • THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS: A Novella. by Smith, Lee.
    Smith, Lee.
    THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS: A Novella.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1996. dj. Hardcover - "This heartwarming story of three generations of Christmas letter writers is about family tradition, family love, family strength." Includes recipes. Small format. 126 pp. ISBN: 1565121562.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 62110
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