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  • RETURN TO SENDER. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    RETURN TO SENDER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2009.). First edition - After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. A moving story, with no easy answers, inspired by Alvarez's own work with the increasing number of Mexican farm workers and their children in Vermont. The title of the book refers to the name given by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (the ICE or "la migra") to their raids in 2006 - Operation Return to Sender. Unlike most ARCs, this advance issue has a very different cover than the design used on the dust jackets of the trade edition. Author's letter to the reader. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-375-858385.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45682
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  • RETURN TO SENDER. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    RETURN TO SENDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. A moving story, with no easy answers, inspired by Alvarez's own work with the increasing number of Mexican farm workers and their children in Vermont. The title of the book refers to the name given by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (the ICE or "la migra") to their raids in 2006 - Operation Return to Sender. SIGNED on the title page. Novel written for young adults or older children. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-375-858385.

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

    Book ID: 45722
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  • BORDERLINE. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    BORDERLINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon - set in Big Bend Mountain National Park in Texas. SIGNED on the title page. 399 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9780399155697.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58327
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  • THE WIDE HOUSE. by Caldwell, Taylor (Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell Reback, 1900-1985)
    Caldwell, Taylor (Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell Reback, 1900-1985)
    THE WIDE HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the 1850's in a small town of the shores of Lake Erie in northwestern New York State - the story of a matriach, Janie Cauder, a widow who immigrated to the US from England with her four children, but also a story of the waves of intolerance - anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism - that swept over parts of America in the 1850's. 533 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (some general edgewear to the dj, loss of about 1/8 inch at the top of the spine, but overall quite bright and reasonably attractive. Relatively uncommon in the first edition in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38942
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  • MONKEY BRIDGE. by Cao, Lan.
    Cao, Lan.
    MONKEY BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the coming-of-age story of a young girl who left Vietnam with her family in 1975, just before the fall of Saigon, and began life with her family in Maryland - and also the story of her mother, whose journey began in a rural village to a convent school and to life in Saigon with her wealthy husband - and then to a grocery store in Maryland. SIGNED on the title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-670873675.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81827
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  • THE VINE OF DESIRE: A Novel. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    THE VINE OF DESIRE: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sequel to "Sister of My Heart" although this exploration of the lifelong friendship between two women, from India, who emigrated to the United States stands on its own as an exploration of the ties that bind us. SIGNED on the title page. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-385-497296.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43028
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  • Dumke, Glenn S.
    THE BOOM OF THE EIGHTIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    San Marino, CA: Huntington Library Press, (1991, c 1944.) dj. Hardcover - A history of the unprecedented land boom in the years following the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1876 - when the rate war between railways reduced fares from Kansas City to one dollar, and tourists and prospective settlers swarmed in from most of the United States and many countries of Europe. The city of Los Angeles was the center of the boom and saw its size increased by 500 percent, while many new suburban towns, such as Inglewood, Monrovia, and Glendale were incorporated. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography and Index 313 pp. ISBN: 0-873280032.

    Condition: Very good+ in rust cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (remainder line, no dj).

    Book ID: 39670
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  • ZEITOUN. by Eggers, Dave.
    Eggers, Dave.
    ZEITOUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McSweeney's (2009). Hardcover first edition - The story of one man's experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his wife (born in Louisiana and a convert to Islam) and children leave for safety. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to assist other stranded residents, before being arrested at one of his rental properties along with three other men by an armed squad. They were swept into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality and imprisoned as suspected terrorists; for a long time all his family knew was that he had "disappeared." Highly praised at the time of its publication, this received…

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    San Francisco: McSweeney's (2009). Hardcover first edition - The story of one man's experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his wife (born in Louisiana and a convert to Islam) and children leave for safety. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to assist other stranded residents, before being arrested at one of his rental properties along with three other men by an armed squad. They were swept into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality and imprisoned as suspected terrorists; for a long time all his family knew was that he had "disappeared." Highly praised at the time of its publication, this received the American Book Award. A few years later, his wife filed for divorce and he was arrested and indicted not only for extremely violent abuse but for allegedly conspiring to have his ex-wife murdered. He was acquitted of the murder-related charges which came from a "non-credible" source, but convicted of abuse, and for some this cast doubt on the entire story - although itis undeniable that the government's response to Katrina was not only inadequate but focused more on protecting property than on saving lives. At the end of the book, Eggers portrays them as broken but hopeful - unfortunately, they were not only broken but destroyed. 347 pp plus ads. ISBN: 978-1934781630.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards. Band wrapped around back cover.

    Book ID: 72593
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  • ZEITOUN. by Eggers, Dave.
    Eggers, Dave.
    ZEITOUN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    San Francisco: McSweeney's (2009). SIGNED hardcover - The story of one man's experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his wife (born in Louisiana and a convert to Islam) and children leave for safety. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to assist other stranded residents, before being arrested at one of his rental properties along with three other men by an armed squad. They were swept into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality and imprisoned as suspected terrorists; for a long time all his family knew was that he had "disappeared." Highly praised at the time of its publication, this received the…

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    San Francisco: McSweeney's (2009). SIGNED hardcover - The story of one man's experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his wife (born in Louisiana and a convert to Islam) and children leave for safety. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to assist other stranded residents, before being arrested at one of his rental properties along with three other men by an armed squad. They were swept into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality and imprisoned as suspected terrorists; for a long time all his family knew was that he had "disappeared." Highly praised at the time of its publication, this received the American Book Award. A few years later, his wife filed for divorce and he was arrested and indicted not only for extremely violent abuse but for allegedly conspiring to have his ex-wife murdered. He was acquitted of the murder-related charges which came from a "non-credible" source, but convicted of abuse, and for some this cast doubt on the entire story - although itis undeniable that the government's response to Katrina was not only inadequate but focused more on protecting property than on saving lives. At the end of the book, Eggers portrays them as broken but hopeful - unfortunately, they were not only broken but destroyed. SIGNED on the title page. 347 pp plus ads. ISBN: 978-1934781630.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards. Band wrapped around back cover.

    Book ID: 73116
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  • Foster, Cecil.
    SLEEP ON, BELOVED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Random House of Canada, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon true first edition of the second novel by this Barbados born author. This is the moving story of a Caribbean immigrant woman who leaves behind everything - including, for too many years, her daughter - in order to build a better life for her family in Canada, only to find herself plunged into an alien culture and a painful struggle against racism and alienated from her beloved daughter.Dustjacket praise from E. Annie Proulx and Caryl Phillips, among others. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-39422387X.

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

    Book ID: 33339
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  • MONKEY HUNTING. by Garcia, Cristina.
    Garcia, Cristina.
    MONKEY HUNTING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A multi-generational story, which follows one family from China to Cuba in 1857 and to the United States in modern times. SIGNED on the title page. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-375-410562.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48953
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  • HUNGER WAS THEIR HERITAGE. by Grein, Ludwig (1896-1966)
    Grein, Ludwig (1896-1966)
    HUNGER WAS THEIR HERITAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pageant Press, (1952). Hardcover first edition - A novel loosely based on the author's experiences in Germany after the first World War and his immigration to America in 1925. Partially written to show the circumstances in Germany which helped to lead to the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Review copy stamped on front endpaper with "publication date Feb 4, 1953" Uncommon. 207 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in gray cloth with gold lettering on spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75931
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  • WORLD OF OUR FATHERS: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made, by Howe, Irving with assistance of Kenneth Libo.
    Howe, Irving with assistance of Kenneth Libo.
    WORLD OF OUR FATHERS: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made,

    Edition: Deluxe autographed edition.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1976). SIGNED hardcover - A book which tells the story of over 2 million Jewish immigrants who came to in America in four decades beginning with the 1880s, many settling in New York City, and how they strived to keep their Yiddish culture while making their way in the new society. SIGNED by Irving Howe on the half title page. Illustrated with photographs. Footnotes, reference notes, glossary of Yiddish terms, bibliographical notes, index, xx, 714 pp. ISBN: 0151463530.

    Condition: Near fine in blue buckram with silver lettering on the spine in a very good slipcase.

    Book ID: 79121
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  • SPEAK NO EVIL. by Iweala, Uzodinma.
    Iweala, Uzodinma.
    SPEAK NO EVIL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2018). First edition - The second award-winning novel (third book) by this Nigerian-American, who was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. In his letter to the reader bound in at the front, Iweala says that this is, among other things, a novel about police brutality and about immigration from an African perspective. The story of two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds, and a chain of events with devastating consequences. On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. . . . But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer- an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift.…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2018). First edition - The second award-winning novel (third book) by this Nigerian-American, who was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. In his letter to the reader bound in at the front, Iweala says that this is, among other things, a novel about police brutality and about immigration from an African perspective. The story of two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds, and a chain of events with devastating consequences. On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. . . . But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer- an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine." 207 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 83476
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  • THE GIFT OF GLOBAL TALENT: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society. by Kerr, William R.
    Kerr, William R.
    THE GIFT OF GLOBAL TALENT: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which combines insights from business practices, government policies and individual decision-making. "Talented individuals migrate much more frequently than the general population, and the United States has received exceptional inflows of human capital. This foreign talent has transformed U.S. science and engineering, reshaped the economy, and influenced society at large. . . . [this ranges from] joyous celebrations at the Nobel Prize ceremony to angry airport protests against the Trump administration's travel ban. It explores why talented migration drives the knowledge economy, describes how universities and firms govern skilled admissions, explains the controversies of the H-1B visa used by firms like Google and Apple, and discusses the…

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    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which combines insights from business practices, government policies and individual decision-making. "Talented individuals migrate much more frequently than the general population, and the United States has received exceptional inflows of human capital. This foreign talent has transformed U.S. science and engineering, reshaped the economy, and influenced society at large. . . . [this ranges from] joyous celebrations at the Nobel Prize ceremony to angry airport protests against the Trump administration's travel ban. It explores why talented migration drives the knowledge economy, describes how universities and firms govern skilled admissions, explains the controversies of the H-1B visa used by firms like Google and Apple, and discusses the economic inequalities and superstar firms that global talent flows produce." Extensive notes, index. xiv, 237 pp. ISBN: 978-1503605022.

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

    Book ID: 74147
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  • THE BEAN TREES: Tenth Anniversary Edition. by Kingsolver, Barbara.
    Kingsolver, Barbara.
    THE BEAN TREES: Tenth Anniversary Edition.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A tenth anniversary edition of this Kentucky-born author's very highly praised debut novel originally published in 1988. It tells the story of Taylor Greene, a young woman who after having grown up poor in rural Kentucky, buys an old car and heads west, where she winds up part of an extraordinary household in Tucson, Arizona. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0175796.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (stamp and initials on front endpaper, but overall a tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 82717
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  • THE BEAN TREES. by Kingsolver, Barbara.
    Kingsolver, Barbara.
    THE BEAN TREES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Kentucky-born author's very highly praised debut novel which tells the story of Taylor Greene, a young woman who after having grown up poor in rural Kentucky, buys an old car and heads west, where she winds up part of an extraordinary household in Tucson, Arizona. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0158638.

    Condition: Very good- in very good+ dust jacket (rust colored stain and a little crinkling to upper corner of textblock, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 45101
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  • CUTTING FOR SIGN. by Langewiesche, William.
    Langewiesche, William.
    CUTTING FOR SIGN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The border between the United States and Mexico covers 1,951 miles, and in this book Langewiesche attempts to understand and explain this no-man's land that exists between two countries and its effects on the people who live in the area. He "portrays not an imaginary line through the desert, but two distrustful, hopelessly unequal and increasingly zenophobic neighbor countries. 247 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679411135.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42173
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  • IF YOUR NAME WAS CHANGED AT ELLIS ISLAND. by Levine, Ellen. Illustrated by Wayne Parmenter.
    Levine, Ellen. Illustrated by Wayne Parmenter.
    IF YOUR NAME WAS CHANGED AT ELLIS ISLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon hardcover edition of this book written in a question and answer format that focuses on questions children might have about immigration - and specifically through Ellis Island, opened in New York Harbor in 1892, which processed more than 30 million immigrants over the next 30 years. "Did all immigrants come through Ellis Island?" (no); ""Did you have to have a job waiting for you?" (again, no; in fact, it was not allowed). It's evident that America has always been a polyglot magnet--even in 1643, 18 languages were spoken in one colonial area. It's also evident that there's been long-standing prejudice against certain immigrants (ability to read was required for…

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    New York: Scholastic, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon hardcover edition of this book written in a question and answer format that focuses on questions children might have about immigration - and specifically through Ellis Island, opened in New York Harbor in 1892, which processed more than 30 million immigrants over the next 30 years. "Did all immigrants come through Ellis Island?" (no); ""Did you have to have a job waiting for you?" (again, no; in fact, it was not allowed). It's evident that America has always been a polyglot magnet--even in 1643, 18 languages were spoken in one colonial area. It's also evident that there's been long-standing prejudice against certain immigrants (ability to read was required for entrance, and first and second class arrivals didn't have to sweat it out at Ellis Island). Most interesting here are the individual stories: the name change in the author's own family; the child who had never seen a banana and ate it whole; the "six- second"" medical exam. Illustrated by Wayne Parmenter with "nostalgically warm impressionistic paintings, suffused with sepia, simultaneously signal suffering and hope." Oblong format. 80 pp. ISBN: 0-590461346.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 82150
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  • Loftis, Anne.
    CALIFORNIA: Where the Twain did Meet

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "social geography" - the story of the various human layers - Native Americans, Spanish Americans and Mexicans, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and other Asian immigrants, African Americans, gold miners, Irish immigrants and more - and how a multicultural, multilingual - but 'strangely xenophobic' culture was built. References at the end of each chapter, index. 282 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, but missing the front endpaper, in a good dust jacket with some wear at the top of the spine, no markings.,

    Book ID: 37722
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  • THE BLOCK CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER. by Martinez, Demetria
    Martinez, Demetria
    THE BLOCK CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (2012). First edition - A poetic short novel set in Alburqueque and focusing on a young woman, an immigrant from Mexico, working as a waitress and expecting her first child. Volume 11 in the Chicana and Chicano Visions of the Americas series. 95 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63343
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  • KAFFIR BOY IN AMERICA: An Encounter With Apartheid by Mathabane, Mark.
    Mathabane, Mark.
    KAFFIR BOY IN AMERICA: An Encounter With Apartheid

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second volume of his autobiography: this begins when he arrives in the US as an 18 year old college student on a tennis scholarship - and it recounts his coming of age in a country overwhelmingly in its immensity, luxuriousness, poverty and despair - and not free from racism. Photographs. Index. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-684190435.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78547
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  • THE UNWELCOME IMMIGRANT: The American Image of the Chinese, 1785-1882, by Miller, Stuart Creighton
    Miller, Stuart Creighton
    THE UNWELCOME IMMIGRANT: The American Image of the Chinese, 1785-1882,

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley & Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which re-evaluates the negative impressions of the Chinese in the United States before the first exclusionary account, and which concludes that it was not California which was affected. Notes, bibliographical note, index. x, 259 pp

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (previous owner's name, overall edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 80460
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  • RED AZALEA: Life and Love in China by Min, Anchee
    Min, Anchee
    RED AZALEA: Life and Love in China

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first edition of her first book, a highly praised and very moving memoir of growing up during China's Cultural Revolution - first on a communal farm, and as a star of the Chinese film industry. SIGNED on the title page. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-575-055294.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 32529
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  • SAMFOW: The San Joaquin Chinese Legacy by Minnick, Sylvia Sun.
    Minnick, Sylvia Sun.
    SAMFOW: The San Joaquin Chinese Legacy

    Edition: First edition.

    Fresno, CA: Panorama West Publishing, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket : "The book is a revealing portrait of the Chinese emigres of western America, a people laughing, crying, fighting and loving in the Chinatown community of Stockton, California, the gateway to the Mother Lode and the San Joaquin Valley. Using a historical perspective, the author reviews why the Chinese left their native land and looks at the City of Stockton in which the Chinese settled. Being the third stop on the way to the gold fields, the development of a Chinese community within its township was a significant event. The author also discusses social and economic issues and the role of Chinese women…

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    Fresno, CA: Panorama West Publishing, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket : "The book is a revealing portrait of the Chinese emigres of western America, a people laughing, crying, fighting and loving in the Chinatown community of Stockton, California, the gateway to the Mother Lode and the San Joaquin Valley. Using a historical perspective, the author reviews why the Chinese left their native land and looks at the City of Stockton in which the Chinese settled. Being the third stop on the way to the gold fields, the development of a Chinese community within its township was a significant event. The author also discusses social and economic issues and the role of Chinese women and marriage in the culturally changing environment." Foreword by Thomas W. Chinn. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To ---- A wonderful person, I adore your total being. Gung Hay Fat Choy 1988!" Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Bibliography, index. Somewhat oversized format. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-944194-095.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 52016
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  • TIES THAT BIND, TIES THAT BREAK. by Namioka, Lensey.
    Namioka, Lensey.
    TIES THAT BIND, TIES THAT BREAK.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1999) dj. Hardcover - Novel for older children set in China in the early years of the 20th century, the story of a young girl who refuses to have her feet bound, and how this changed her life. 154 pp. ISBN: 0-385326661.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65080
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  • FOREIGN GODS, INC. by Ndibe, Okey.
    Ndibe, Okey.
    FOREIGN GODS, INC.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (2014). First edition - A novel that is both a "taut, literary thriller and an indictment of greed's power to subsume all things, including the sacred." Fueled by desperation, Ike, a Nigerian immigrant barely eking out a living as a New Yorl cab driver sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. A book described as "a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the 'exotic,' including the desire to own strange objects…

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    New York: SOHO Press, (2014). First edition - A novel that is both a "taut, literary thriller and an indictment of greed's power to subsume all things, including the sacred." Fueled by desperation, Ike, a Nigerian immigrant barely eking out a living as a New Yorl cab driver sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. A book described as "a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the 'exotic,' including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after ineffable illusions; and an exploration of the shifting nature of memory." 332 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to pages)

    Book ID: 82134
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  • A FEATHER ON THE BREATH OF GOD. by Nunez, Sigrid
    Nunez, Sigrid
    A FEATHER ON THE BREATH OF GOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised first novel - Jonathan Franzen called it a "strange, lucid story of the unwished-for child of unassimilated immigrants." 180 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0171510.

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

    Book ID: 4128
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  • BROWN: The Last Discovery of America. by Rodriguez, Richard.
    Rodriguez, Richard.
    BROWN: The Last Discovery of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His third book - as with the others, it is an interesting and very personal look at a changing America - "At the core of this book is an assessment of the meaning of Hispanics to the life of America. ... a book about America in the broadest sense full of surprising observations by a writer who is a marvelous stylist as well as a trenchant observer and thinker." 232 pp. ISBN: 0-670030430.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 56624
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  • LUCKY BOY. by Sekaran, Shanthi.
    Sekaran, Shanthi.
    LUCKY BOY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2016). SIGNED first edition - A moving and highly praised novel which "presents two very different American stories, tied together by the fate of a child. When Soli Castro-Valdez leaves her small Mexican village for the United States, she endures the difficult journey but arrives pregnant and undocumented. Meanwhile, Kavya Reddy, whose parents immigrated to the US from India, is living a more peaceful life with her husband in Berkeley. Unable to have a child, Kavya becomes a foster parent and when Soli winds up in immigrant detention, her son Ignacio winds up with Kavya." SIGNED on the title page. 472 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70930
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