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  • THE JAPANESE LOVER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    THE JAPANESE LOVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, 2015. First edition - A "love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma BelascoÕs parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the familyÕs Japanese gardener." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 322 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67162
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  • ALEUTIAN SPARROW. by Hesse, Karen.
    Hesse, Karen.
    ALEUTIAN SPARROW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Margaret K. McElderry / Simon and Schuster, (2003). First edition - A novel for older children by this Newbery award winning author, written in unrhymed verse. Although fiction it is "Based on the true story of the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in the summer of 1942. A young Aleut girl tells what life was like when her small home of Kashega was taken over and she, along with her family and community, were put into internment camps in her own country." It is estimated that one out of every Aleuts died in the camps, and they returned to find their villages damaged and despoiled. 157 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76082
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of three generations of Japanese women - from an arranged marriage, which sent the matriach, Sava, to America, through their internment during World War II. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-04558.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73356
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN. by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2004.). SIGNED - First novel by the author of the classic "Farewell to Manzanar." The story of three generations of Japanese women, from an arranged marriage which sent the matriach, Sava, to America through their internment during World War II. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best Wishes." Glossary. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-04566.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 54060
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of three generations of Japanese women, from an arranged marriage which sent the matriach, Sava, to America through their internment during World War II. Glossary. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-04558.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47265
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of three generations of Japanese women - from an arranged marriage, which sent the matriach, Sava, to America, through their internment during World War II. INSCRIBED on the title page. Glossary. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-04558.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64256
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, (2003.). First edition - The author's first novel - the story of three generations of Japanese women, from an arranged marriage which sent the matriach, Sava, to America through their internment during World War II. Glossary. 329 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 48461
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  • BEFORE THE WAR: Poems as They Happened by Inada, Lawson Fusao
    Inada, Lawson Fusao
    BEFORE THE WAR: Poems as They Happened

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1971. Hardcover first edition - The first book by this award-winning third generation Japanese American poet and jazz musician, and possibly the first collection of poems published by a Japanese American about his family's experiences during World War II. " Before the war meant Fresno" and during the war meant internment camps in Fresno, Arkansas and Colorado. In 2006 Inada was named poet laureate of Oregon. 124 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (slight wear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 73438
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  • SHEDDING SILENCE: Poetry and Prose by Mirikitani, Janice
    Mirikitani, Janice
    SHEDDING SILENCE: Poetry and Prose

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Poems and pieces by this San Francisco author which present stunning images of urban life and of the internment experience which affected her own and many other Japanese American families. Glossary. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-89087-4964.

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

    Book ID: 74904
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  • WHERE THE BODY MEETS MEMORY: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity. by Mura, David
    Mura, David
    WHERE THE BODY MEETS MEMORY: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Anchor Books - Doubleday, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mura discusses his experience growing up Japanese American in a country which interned both his parents during World War II, simply because of their race and how being a 'model minority' has resulted in a loss of heritage and wholeness for generations of Japanese Americans. . . he suggests that the shame of internment affected his sense of sexuality, leading him to face troubling questions about desire and race: an interracial marriage, compulsive adultery, and an addiction to pornography which equates beauty with whiteness - but finally, this is an account of the triumph of love - his wife, his children, his family, SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-385-471831.

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

    Book ID: 75497
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  • WATER TOUCHING STONE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    WATER TOUCHING STONE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001). SIGNED first edition - The second novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 406 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, top edge of text block roughly trimmed).

    Book ID: 66029
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  • BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." Author's note. 360 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-277598.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79567
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  • BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the month of publication - April 2004. Author's note. 360 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-277598.

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

    Book ID: 78088
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  • MANDARIN GATE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    MANDARIN GATE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover - The seventh novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - to do so "Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams, while coping with growing doubts about his own identity and role in Tibet. Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, Shan's difficult and twisted journey to the truth…

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    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover - The seventh novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - to do so "Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams, while coping with growing doubts about his own identity and role in Tibet. Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, Shan's difficult and twisted journey to the truth becomes a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." Author's note. 309 pp. ISBN: 978-0312656041.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76316
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  • THE SKULL MANTRA. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    THE SKULL MANTRA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in this series introducing Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. When a headless corpse is found and the case must be solved before an American delegation arrives, the district commander of the prison has no option but to give Shan a temporary release. Failure means that his work brigade will be punished. "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by…

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    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in this series introducing Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. When a headless corpse is found and the case must be solved before an American delegation arrives, the district commander of the prison has no option but to give Shan a temporary release. Failure means that his work brigade will be punished. "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." Winner of the Edgar Award for best first novel. SIGNED on the page facing the title page. Author's note. 403 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73060
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  • WATER TOUCHING STONE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    WATER TOUCHING STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 419 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (spine somewhat loose)

    Book ID: 67869
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  • WATER TOUCHING STONE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    WATER TOUCHING STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the half title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 419 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

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

    Book ID: 77375
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  • BONE MOUNTAIN. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BONE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 424 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

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

    Book ID: 77366
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  • BONE MOUNTAIN. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BONE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 424 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75562
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  • NISEI DAUGHTER. by Sone, Monica.
    Sone, Monica.
    NISEI DAUGHTER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1979). A memoir by this Japanese American woman originally published in 1952. In it she describes growing up on Seattle's waterfront in the 1930s and what it was like to be "subjected to "relocation" during World War II. Along with some 120,000 other persons of Japanese ancestry--77,000 of whom were U.S. citizens--she and her family were uprooted from their home and imprisoned in a camp," Introduction by Frank Miyamoto. xvii, 238 pp. ISBN: 0-295956887.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 77571
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  • I AM AN AMERICAN: A True Story of Japanese Internment. by Stanley, Jerry.
    Stanley, Jerry.
    I AM AN AMERICAN: A True Story of Japanese Internment.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Crown, (1994) dj. Hardcover - A well-written history for older children, one which tells the story of young Shi Nomura a high school senior, who was among the 120,000 American citizens who lost everything when they were sent by the U.S. government to Manzanar, an interment camp in the California desert, only because of their Japanese ancestry. Illustrated with vintage photographs and maps. Bibliographic note, index. 102 pp. Slightly oversized square format. ISBN: 0-517597861.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77336
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