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  • RABBI ON FORTY-SEVENTH STREET: The Story of Her Father. by Birstein, Ann.
    Birstein, Ann.
    RABBI ON FORTY-SEVENTH STREET: The Story of Her Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of Bernard Birstein (1892-1959) by his youngest daughter - an account of his emigrant travels, his struggles and his growing family, and finally his years as a rabbi whose synagogue, close to Broadway in New York City, attracted many actors and performers from the nearby theaters xv, 202 pp. ISBN: 0-385274297.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (light remainder speckle to bottom edge, short tear to dj)

    Book ID: 83318
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  • DEATH IN LACQUER RED. by Dams, Jeanne M.
    Dams, Jeanne M.
    DEATH IN LACQUER RED.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Walker, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - First mystery featuring immigrant Hilda Johansson, a young Swedish woman working in the South Bend, Indiana home of the Studebaker family at the turn of the century. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33298.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (bookstore stamp and black line on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 54869
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  • DEATH IN LACQUER RED. by Dams, Jeanne M.
    Dams, Jeanne M.
    DEATH IN LACQUER RED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery featuring immigrant Hilda Johansson, a young Swedish woman working in the South Bend, Indiana home of the Studebaker family at the turn of the century. ISBN: 0-8027-33298.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51299
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  • SILENCE IS GOLDEN. by Dams, Jeanne M.
    Dams, Jeanne M.
    SILENCE IS GOLDEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring immigrant Hilda Johansson, a young Swedish woman working in the South Bend, Indiana home of the Studebaker family at the turn of the century. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33735.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55124
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  • DEATH IN LACQUER RED. by Dams, Jeanne M.
    Dams, Jeanne M.
    DEATH IN LACQUER RED.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Walker, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - First mystery featuring immigrant Hilda Johansson, a young Swedish woman working in the South Bend, Indiana home of the Studebaker family at the turn of the century. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33298.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59690
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  • THE DEW BREAKER. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE DEW BREAKER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (2005) dj. A novel which explores the life of a man who buried his past - as a torturer (a dew breaker) for the repressive regime in Haiti -beneath his new life in Brooklyn, NY. 242 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 75967
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  • SEEING CALVIN COOLIDGE IN A DREAM. by Derbyshire, John.
    Derbyshire, John.
    SEEING CALVIN COOLIDGE IN A DREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's unusual first novel, a first-person novel written in the voice of Chai, a former Red Guard from Northeastern China who fled his country by swimming to Hong Kong, eventually making his way to the United States, and now living a version of the immigrant's dream, married to the sensible Ding and with one child. He has developed an obsession for the maxims of Calvin Coolidge, whose American frugality contrasts, in his mind, with the corruption of the Chinese Communist leaders. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-312140444.

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

    Book ID: 68132
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  • GOLDWYN: A Biography. by [Goldwyn, Samuel] Berg, A.Scott.
    [Goldwyn, Samuel] Berg, A.Scott.
    GOLDWYN: A Biography.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover - A massive and well-researched biography of one of the most powerful and influential men in Hollywood, from his days as a poor Polish immigrant through his steady climb to prominence. Photographs, notes, and sources, index. 579 pp. ISBN: 0-394-510593.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65105
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  • THE PASTOR: The Life of an Immigrant. by Gross, Fred.
    Gross, Fred.
    THE PASTOR: The Life of an Immigrant.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., (1973) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of a minister and missionary from his childhood as a German Russian in turn of the century Russia, his emigrating to the United States in 1914, his life years as a missionary in Brazil and Argentina and his final years in Lodi, California. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Illustrated with a map and several plates. Bibliography. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-805918434.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80156
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  • CHINESE VERSE. by Lum, Chung Park.
    Lum, Chung Park.
    CHINESE VERSE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Lop Quan & Co., 1927. Hardcover first edition - A bilingual collection of poetry with the original Chinese on the left and the English translation by Sui Peng on the right. The foreword notes that the author had been in the United States for almost 6 years at the time of publication. Illustrated with decorations on every page by Edna Francess Edell, although the dancing nudes endpapers seem unrelated to the book itself. 169 pp.

    Condition: Very good in light green paper-covered boards with an illustration within a gold frame on the front cover, lettering in black. (a clean, straight copy with minor wear to the edges of the boards)

    Book ID: 84695
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  • A DISTANT SHORE. by Phillips, Caryl.
    Phillips, Caryl.
    A DISTANT SHORE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A contemporary novel by this award-winning writer from St Kitts, about the fragile connection betwee two people - an English woman, a retired schoolteacher, and an African man, a former soldier who escaped his war-ravaged country and entered England illegally. 277 pp. ISBN: 1-400041090.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75639
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  • SNOW HUNTERS. by Yoon, Paul.
    Yoon, Paul.
    SNOW HUNTERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2013). First edition - The first novel by this writer whose first book, a collection of short stories, won several awards. This is a spare and beautifully written account of a Korean, who after two years as a prisoner-of-war refused repatriation to the North, and instead accepted a chance to go to Brazil, where he was placed in a job working for a Japanese tailor. 194 pp.

    Condition: Fine in yellow illustrated wrappers with self flaps. Letter from publisher bound in. .

    Book ID: 72628
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