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  • Allende, Isabel
    PAULA.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, 1994. dj. SIGNED first edition - A powerful memoir, inspired by the tragic death of Allende's daughter. SIGNED on the first page.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers, with a glossy preliminary dustjacket wrapped around them (the dj has only the cover illustration, no text, and since it is larger than the proof, has a some creasing the upper edge, but is otherwise fine.)

    Book ID: 11570
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  • A BRIDGE FOR PASSING. by Buck, Pearl S.
    Buck, Pearl S.
    A BRIDGE FOR PASSING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Day, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of how an assignment in Japan helped Buck find her way back to life after the death of her husband. 256 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by flap, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 78276
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  • SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World. by Fergus, Charles.
    Fergus, Charles.
    SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / North Point, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a season spent by the author, his wife and young son, at a remote farm in Iceland - without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences - "Little Lava is a farm on the west coast of Icland. No roads lead to it; the way lies across a lagoon flooded twice a day by the tide. A lava field borders the farm. From the house, views give onto mountains, volcanoes, rugged coast, and the pure Icelandic sky".Map frontispiece, note on Icelandic. .289 pp. ISBN: 0-374525528.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64832
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  • Park, Barbara.
    MICK HARTE WAS HERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf / Apple Soup Books, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A girl remembers her brother, just ten months younger than her, and full of life and mischief - until he was killed in a bicycle accident. 89 pp. ISBN: 0-679-877355.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (creases to the corners of a couple of pages, but overall tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 50166
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  • A PERFECT FRIEND. by Price, Reynolds.
    Price, Reynolds.
    A PERFECT FRIEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first book for young readers, one which uses the friendship between a boy, grieving over the death of his mother, and an elephant to explore the boundaries between joy and sorrow. SIGNED by the author on a bookplate on the half title page. Frontispiece and dust jacket art by Maurice Sendak. 168 pp. ISBN: 0-689830297.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66354
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  • Sagan, Miriam
    SEARCHING FOR A MUSTARD SEED: One Young Widow's Unconventional Story.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Costa Mesa, CA: Quality Words in Print (QWP), (2003.). First edition - Poet's account of her attempt to deal with grief and to move on in her own life, when her husband, Robert, a Zen priest, died of colitis at the age of 36. The title refers to a Buddhist teaching story. 207 pp.

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

    Book ID: 29662
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  • EVER AFTER: A Father's True Story. by Wharton, William (pseudonym of Albert du Aime)
    Wharton, William (pseudonym of Albert du Aime)
    EVER AFTER: A Father's True Story.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Newmarket Press, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Published in the UK under the title 'Wrongful Death' this is the first nonfiction book by this award-winning novelist and artist. Wharton's daughter, her husband and two infant daughters were killed in a highway accident caused by poor visibility due to smoke from field burning - this is an account of how he dealt with his grief and of his fight to get the practice of burning outlawed. INSCRIBED on the dedication page. 246 pp. ISBN: 1557042233.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64272
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