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  • Bailey, Pearl.
    BETWEEN YOU AND ME: A Heartfelt Memoir on Learning, Loving and Living.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-385-262027.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 29425
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  • PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way. by Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at learning through experience of global culture - from her travels and living in Iran, the Philippines, Tibet, America and more. By the daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, who is herself a well-known anthropologist. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Sources. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168595.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookplate on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76312
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  • PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way. by Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at learning through experience of global culture - from her travels and living in Iran, the Philippines, Tibet, America and more. By the daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, who is herself a well-known anthropologist. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Sources. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168595.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43046
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  • PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way. by Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at learning through experience of global culture - from her travels and living in Iran, the Philippines, Tibet, America and more. By the daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, who is herself a well-known anthropologist. Sources. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168595.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy, but with a remainder line).

    Book ID: 43049
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  • MAMAN'S HOMESICK PIE: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen by Bijan, Donia.
    Bijan, Donia.
    MAMAN'S HOMESICK PIE: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2011. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is at once a memoir and a cookbook - In 1978, when the revolution in Iran threatened their safety, her family fled to California's Bay Area, where the familiar flavors of Bijan's mother's cooking formed a bridge to the life they left behind. She tells of her life from the Persian world of her youth, her teenage years in America, her studies at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and finally back to San Francisco, where she opened her own celebrated bistro. And she shares thirty recipes from her childhood (Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken and Eggplant and Orange Cardamom Cookies), her French training (Ratatouille…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2011. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is at once a memoir and a cookbook - In 1978, when the revolution in Iran threatened their safety, her family fled to California's Bay Area, where the familiar flavors of Bijan's mother's cooking formed a bridge to the life they left behind. She tells of her life from the Persian world of her youth, her teenage years in America, her studies at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and finally back to San Francisco, where she opened her own celebrated bistro. And she shares thirty recipes from her childhood (Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken and Eggplant and Orange Cardamom Cookies), her French training (Ratatouille with Black Olives and Fried Bread and Purple Plum Skillet Tart), and her cooking career (Roast Duck Legs with Dates and Warm Lentil Salad and Rose Petal Ice Cream). SIGNED on the title page. 250 pp. ISBN: 9781565129573.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers boards (a new copy), no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 55566
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  • Fanning, Leonard M.
    FOREIGN OIL AND THE FREE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1954.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive study, which looks at all the oil producing areas of the world - Mexico, Venezuala, Russia, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and more, policies such as the 50-50 profit sharing, etc. Includes an extensive statistical appendix. Photographs, map endpapers, index. 400 pp

    Condition: Fine in red cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30425
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  • PROTECT AND DEFEND. by Flynn, Vince.
    Flynn, Vince.
    PROTECT AND DEFEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2007,) dj. Hardcover first edition - A political thriller, which begins in the heart of Iran, where a nuclear bomb is being developed. 403 pp. ISBN: 9780743270410.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.(some light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56721
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  • A BITTER VEIL. by Hellmann, Libby Fischer.
    Hellmann, Libby Fischer.
    A BITTER VEIL.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    Chicago: Allium Press, (2012). SIGNED first edition - "A gripping literary thriller set against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. Anna and Nouri, both studying in Chicago, fall in love despite their very different backgrounds. . . .Beginning their married life together in 1978, their world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic.
    Under the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Republican Guard, life becomes increasingly restricted and Anna must learn to exist in a transformed world, where none of the familiar Western rules apply. Random arrests and torture become the norm, women are required to wear hijab, and Anna discovers that she is no longer free to leave…

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    Chicago: Allium Press, (2012). SIGNED first edition - "A gripping literary thriller set against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. Anna and Nouri, both studying in Chicago, fall in love despite their very different backgrounds. . . .Beginning their married life together in 1978, their world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic.
    Under the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Republican Guard, life becomes increasingly restricted and Anna must learn to exist in a transformed world, where none of the familiar Western rules apply. Random arrests and torture become the norm, women are required to wear hijab, and Anna discovers that she is no longer free to leave the country." SIGNED on title page. 297 pp plus author's note, reading list and publisher's ads. ISBN: 978-0983193814.

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    Condition: Very near fine in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 76969
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  • ABANDON: A Romance. by Iyer, Pico.
    Iyer, Pico.
    ABANDON: A Romance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - Dust jacket praise from Annie Dillard who says "Abandon . . . is everything that I love: a scholarly Englishman whose subject is Sufism, a vagabond California woman. . . and Pico Iyer's knockout prose." 354 pp. ISBN: 0-375-41505X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69774
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  • THE WALKING. by Khadivi, Laleh.
    Khadivi, Laleh.
    THE WALKING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2013.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Iranian born author's second novel (her first novel won the Whiting Writers 'Award), the story of two brothers who are forced to flee Iran when the 1979 revolution leads to a killing in their small mountain village. SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 9781596916999.

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

    Book ID: 57487
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  • CANNIBALS AND MISSIONARIES by McCarthy, Mary
    McCarthy, Mary
    CANNIBALS AND MISSIONARIES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1975: a plane on its way to Iran - full of liberals and art collectors - is highjacked and the passengers are held hostage. 369 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1153876.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44816
    Keywords: iran, Women Authors
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  • READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN: A Memoir in Books. by Nafisi, Azar.
    Nafisi, Azar.
    READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN: A Memoir in Books.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - For two years, before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered together 7 young women, former students of hers at the university, and together they read and discussed forbidden works of Western literature. 347 pp. ISBN: 0-375-504907.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some pencilled notations on rear endpaper, erasable.)

    Book ID: 47429
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  • CASPIAN RAIN. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    CASPIAN RAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McAdam/Cage, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a moving and lyrical account of the struggles of a young Jewish girl coming of age in an upper class family in Tehran, Iran in the decade before the Revolution. SIGNED on the title page. 208 pp. ISBN: 9781596922518.

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

    Book ID: 40293
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  • SUNDAY'S SILENCE. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    SUNDAY'S SILENCE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2001.). SIGNED first edition - Iranian-born author's third novel, the story of a conflict between two cultures, set in Appalachia. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-15-100627x.

    Condition: Fine in printed red wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50446
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  • MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Iranian-born author's second novel, an epic tale which follows Roxanna, born as a bad-luck child in the Jewish ghetto in Tehran, through the worlds of Iran's aristocracy to the whorehouses of Turkey and then to modern day Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page and dated April 1999, in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-15-1003882.

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

    Book ID: 47707
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  • SUNDAY'S SILENCE. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    SUNDAY'S SILENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Iranian-born author's third novel, the story of a conflict between two cultures, set in Appalachia. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-15-100627x.

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

    Book ID: 50936
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  • SUNDAY'S SILENCE. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    SUNDAY'S SILENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Iranian-born author's third novel, the story of a conflict between two cultures, set in Appalachia. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-15-100627x.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (foxing to the top of the text block.)

    Book ID: 47908
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  • MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Iranian-born author's second novel, an epic tale which follows Roxanna, born as a bad-luck child in the Jewish ghetto in Tehran, through the worlds of Iran's aristocracy to the whorehouses of Turkey and then to modern day Los Angeles. INSCRIBED on the title page ("To --- with best wishes") and dated March 1999, in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-15-1003882.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy but with crinkling and a short tear to the bottom of the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 28566
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  • THE CRY OF THE PEACOCK. by Nahai, Gina Barkhordar.
    Nahai, Gina Barkhordar.
    THE CRY OF THE PEACOCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, covering 200 years of the history of Jews in Iran. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-517-574799.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48482
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  • Naipaul, V. S.
    BEYOND BELIEF: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted People.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A follow-up to his book "Among the Believers" - a look at how the conversion to an Arabic religiion has affected the peoples of Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia (the largest Muslim population in the world), and Malyasia. Naipaul's accounts of the Islamic world were specifically cited in the announcement that he had won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001. Whether you agree with this or not, it is an important book. 408 pp. ISBN: 0-375501185.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light crease on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 74740
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  • THE UNVEILING. by Payne, Grace Fisher.
    Payne, Grace Fisher.
    THE UNVEILING.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Duarte, CA: Westminster Gardens, (1957) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "This is the story of Esmat, a woman of modern Iran, her struggle for the right to individuality in a land where for centuries women have held an inferior position." INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated 1973, but not personalized. Underneath her signature the author has commented "Written to show the problems which women living in a Moslem land who sincerely revere the Koran must overcome to fulfill the dictates of Islam." The author spent most of her married life in Iran as the wife of a missionary and as a teacher. 313 pp. Dust jacket art by Vera Bock.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Some minor notations to the title page and copyright page by the author, and updates to the author's biography on the dj flap.

    Book ID: 71882
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  • AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? My Encounters With Kurdistan. by Randal, Jonathan C.
    Randal, Jonathan C.
    AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? My Encounters With Kurdistan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A firsthand report on Kurdistan by an American war journalist. The account deals with the diplomacy and politics - and betrayals - of the Middle East as the Kurds attempt to achieve autonomy. Randal, with information from Kurdish leaders and diplomats, provides the historical and political background to the internecine wars, the mass migrations and the lifestyle of the nomadic Kurds, the world's largest ethnic group without a state of their own, who are deprived of their oil in one country, their national dress banned in another and their language forbidden in a third country. Notes, bibliography, index. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-374-102007.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57537
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  • NIGHT LETTER. by Sayres, Meghan Nuttall
    Sayres, Meghan Nuttall
    NIGHT LETTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Orange County, CA: Nortia Press, 2012. SIGNED first edition - A young adult novel, set in a Persia a hundred years ago, in a world on the brink of change. Anahita, a nomadic weaver, is kidnapped on the eve of her wedding and thrown into the world of slavery and the mystical Sufi faith. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary, double page map. references. 280 pp. Cover art by Rashin Kheirieh.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 59296
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  • THE EXPANSE OF GREEN: Poems of Sohrab Sepehry. by Sepehry, Sohrab; translated by David L. Martin.
    Sepehry, Sohrab; translated by David L. Martin.
    THE EXPANSE OF GREEN: Poems of Sohrab Sepehry.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: UNESCO / Kalimat Press (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Bi-lingual edition of Sepehry's poems, in both the original Persian, and with English translations by David L. Martin. The first English translation of a significant collection of Persian mystic poetry by one of the most important poets of modern Iran. Although influenced by classical Sufi poets, Sorab Sepehry broke with this tradition to write shi'r-i naw (new poetry). Introduced by the translator with an extended preface and commentary on the Sufi roots, the style, and the poetic thrust of Sepehry's work. Winner of the Van de Bovenkamp-Armand G. Erpf Award for excellence presented by the Translation Center at Columbia University. A title in the Unesco Collection of Representative Works: Persian Heritage Series. xi, 203 pp. ISBN: 0-933770421.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70558
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