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Edition: Trade paperback.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1999). A novel covering the years from 1917 through 1943, this is a testament to the strength of the immigrants who came to America in hopes of a better life. Young Hana Omiya arrives in San Francisco, California, in 1917, one of several hundred Japanese "picture brides." Her story is intertwined with others: her husband, Taro Takeda, an Oakland shopkeeper; Kiku and her husband Henry, who reject demeaning city work to become farmers .. . all are caught up in the cruel turmoil of World War II, when West Coast Japanese Americans are uprooted from their homes and imprisoned in desert detention camps." 216 pp. ISBN: 0-295976160.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 78683More details Price: $12.50
QUEEN OF AMERICA.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Boston: Little Brown, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - An epic novel of America in the early 20th century. Sequel to "The Hummingbirds Daughter." SIGNED on the title page. 479 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 57271More details Price: $35.00
Edition: First printing.
New York: Coward-McCann, 1929. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a simple Eastern European immigrant, a giant in size, but gentle at heart, who finds himself working in a bakery in Seattle. As one contemporary reviewer wrote "Ho, but this is the kind of workman that some people seem to think is the real thing. Ho! but unfortunately it is nothing more than an advanced case of amnesia. Ho! but who ever thought "Ho!" anyway.?" (Geoffrey Hellman, The Bookman). Still the story is not without its appeal. INSCRIBED on the title page "Autographed for Mr and Mrs H.O. Roberts. Best wishes and memories of Alaska. Seattle, July 29, 1929." 312 pp.
Condition: Very good in terra cotta cloth with dark green lettering and design on front cover, white and terra cotta block print endpapers.Book ID: 58674More details Price: $50.00