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  • THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir. by Alexander, Elizabeth.
    Alexander, Elizabeth.
    THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2015). First edition - A beautifully written and very moving account of the sudden death of her husband by this noted African American poet - and also a picture of a rich and loving marriage. Ficre Ghebreyesus, born in Eritrea and a refuge from the war there, was known both as a gifted artist and a creative chef, when he died at just 50. 209 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 63252
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  • A RECIPE FOR BEES . by Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    A RECIPE FOR BEES .

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised Canadian writer's second novel. Finalist for the Giller Prize for fiction. Illustrated with photographs. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-676971008.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87653
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  • THE HINDU WEDDING PLANNER: A Complete Guide to Planning and Performing the Engagement and Wedding Ceremonies. by Angirasa Muni.
    Angirasa Muni.
    THE HINDU WEDDING PLANNER: A Complete Guide to Planning and Performing the Engagement and Wedding Ceremonies.

    Edition: First printing, a large paperback.

    Fort Wayne, Indiana: Sacred Books Inc., 1999. First edition - The Angirasa Guide to planning a Hindu wedding; English and Hindi Edition - Includes prayers in English and Hindi, with some transliteration into the Roman alphabet. Large format, spiral-bound. 110 pp. ISBN: 1-893152103.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85053
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  • 72ND (SEVENTY-SECOND) AND RODEO. by Avrett, Roz.
    Avrett, Roz.
    72ND (SEVENTY-SECOND) AND RODEO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - the story of a bicoastal (Manhattan and Hollywood) marriage. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-5352.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58274
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  • ANOTHER YOU. by Beattie, Ann
    Beattie, Ann
    ANOTHER YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel, set in a small New England college town. SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-679-400788.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (closed tear on back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 17075
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  • ANOTHER YOU. by Beattie, Ann
    Beattie, Ann
    ANOTHER YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel, set in a small New England college town. SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-679-400788.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64818
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  • THE LAST OF THE TRUE BELIEVERS. by Birstein, Ann.
    Birstein, Ann.
    THE LAST OF THE TRUE BELIEVERS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1988) dj. Hardcover - Sunny is 22, her first novel just published, when she meets noted poet David Harvey, who's divorced, Jewish, and 15 years her senior. Instant attraction is followed by a marriage typical of the early 1950s, with Sunny a supportive wife and mother following where David's work takes them - and thru it all, despite his philandering, Sunny remains a "true believer." But when interest in his work wanes, and hers begins to catch the public interest, the 2 decade long relationship is in trouble. "While Birstein pokes fun at everyone involved in producing literature - writers, editors, critics - this is primarily a rueful story about the loss of passion." 315 pp. ISBN: 0-39302587X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85869
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  • TENDER MERCIES. by Brown, Rosellen.
    Brown, Rosellen.
    TENDER MERCIES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. dj. Hardcover - Second novel by this highly praised writer - the story of a marriage tested by the results of a horrible, careless accident. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-394-427416.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder mark, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 47524
    Keywords: marriage, Women Authors
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  • LITTLE BEE. by Cleave, Chris.
    Cleave, Chris.
    LITTLE BEE.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2009). SIGNED - The author's second novel, short listed for the Costa Award. "What happens on the beach is brutal. . . it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan (who calls herself Little Bee) and a well-off British couple - journalists trying to repair their strained marriage with a free holiday - who should have stayed behind their resort's walls. The tide of that event carries Little Bee back to their world - she shows us the infinite rifts in a globalized world, where any distance can be crossed in a day - with the right papers - and 'no one likes each other, but everyone likes U2.' Where you have to…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2009). SIGNED - The author's second novel, short listed for the Costa Award. "What happens on the beach is brutal. . . it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan (who calls herself Little Bee) and a well-off British couple - journalists trying to repair their strained marriage with a free holiday - who should have stayed behind their resort's walls. The tide of that event carries Little Bee back to their world - she shows us the infinite rifts in a globalized world, where any distance can be crossed in a day - with the right papers - and 'no one likes each other, but everyone likes U2.' Where you have to give up the safety you'd assumed as your birthright if you decide to save the girl gazing at you through razor wire, left to the wolves of a failing state." (Mari Malcolm) SIGNED on the title page with a green author's "Authorized" stamp. Notes. 271 pp plus a reading group guide and questions and answers with the author. ISBN: 978-1416589648.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74668
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  • A HERITAGE OF HER OWN: Toward A New Social History of American Woman. by Cott, Nancy F., and Elizabeth H. Pleck, editors.
    Cott, Nancy F., and Elizabeth H. Pleck, editors.
    A HERITAGE OF HER OWN: Toward A New Social History of American Woman.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979). Essays examining the day to day lives, aspirations, accomplishments and social relationships of women from the 17th century to modern day, from plantation wives to mill-workers, from enslaved women, to mother's wages, birth control, cookbooks and more. Among the authors included Gerda Lerner, Eugene Genovese, Linda Gordon and others. Introduction by the editors. Based on source material including divorce records and diaries. Notes at the end of each essays, suggestions for further reading, index, 608 pp. ISBN: 0-671-250698.

    Condition: Very good (minor shelfwear and usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 86234
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  • Factor, Jenny,
    UNRAVELING AT THE NAME.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (2002.). First edition - A collection of inter-related poems - "Optimistic, searching, and unforgiving, 'Unraveling' is arranged around a central narrative of shifting identities, as the book's speaker leaves a heterosexual marriage and sets off on an exploration of her own sexuality and difficulties and joys of single working motherhood. " Hayden Carruth Award Winner 2001 (selected by Marilyn Hacker, as the judge.) 81 pp. ISBN: 1-55659-1764.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38019
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  • THE FIRST TIME. by Fielding, Joy.
    Fielding, Joy.
    THE FIRST TIME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, (2000). First edition - A novel of a marriage at the crossroads. "After sixteen years of marriage, Mattie Hart has discovered that her husband Jake, a high-profile defense attorney, is ensconced in yet another affair. But it is only when Jake finally confesses his infidelity and leaves to live with his girlfriend that a far greater tragedy descends upon the embattled Hart family. Mattie receives some devastating news that will alter all of their lives. Racked with guilt, Jake returns home to take care of Mattie. Here, in this most daunting and unexpected of circumstances, Joy Fielding deftly reveals the astonishing power of love to defy the greatest odds and to heal the deepest wounds." 394 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light toning to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 79037
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  • GONE GIRL. by Flynn, Gillian,
    Flynn, Gillian,
    GONE GIRL.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Crown, (2012) dj. Hardcover - Told in alternating voices, this is a darkly witty and rather nasty story of a marriage gone very very wrong. A compulsive read. 419 pp. ISBN: 9780307588364.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61415
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  • THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE. by Freed, Lynn.
    Freed, Lynn.
    THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of sometime provocative and always entertaining essays, primarily on traveling and writing, but also on aging (and writing), growing up in South Africa under apartheid, marriage, and much more. SIGNED on the title page. 208 pp. ISBN: 978-1619029279.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71535
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  • THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE. by Freed, Lynn.
    Freed, Lynn.
    THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of sometime provocative and always entertaining essays, primarily on traveling and writing, but also on aging (and writing), growing up in South Africa under apartheid, marriage, and much more. INSCRIBED on the title page. 208 pp. ISBN: 978-1619029279.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71536
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  • VIRGIN WIVES: A Study of Unconsummated Marriges. by Friedman, Leonard J.
    Friedman, Leonard J.
    VIRGIN WIVES: A Study of Unconsummated Marriges.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Tavistock Publications. (1962) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of reports by ten doctors associated with Family Planning Association clinics, who participated with a psychoanalyst in a supervisory seminar in which new techniques were developed for dealing with problems of non-consummation. Includes the findings in 100 cases, with a detailed discussion of 16 of these. A title in the Minda and Medicine Monograph series, edited by Michael Balnit, and with a foreword by him. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Appendix, bibiolography, index, xiii, 161 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering in a near fine dustjacket (upper corner of front board bumped, sunning to spine of dj, and toning to back cover)

    Book ID: 85918
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  • THE SECRET DRAMA OF MY LIFE. by Gide, Andre.
    Gide, Andre.
    THE SECRET DRAMA OF MY LIFE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Paris: Boar's Head Books, 1951. First edition - The "secret drama" involved his marriage to Madeleine and the tensions in that relationship created by his homosexuality but their continuing love for each other despite everything. Because she was an intensely private person, he suppressed this account until after her death. Translated by Keene Wallis. Frontispiece drawing. 121 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed white wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 82372
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  • THE BEST DAY THE WORST DAY: Life With Jane Kenyon. by Hall, Donald.
    Hall, Donald.
    THE BEST DAY THE WORST DAY: Life With Jane Kenyon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - A moving memoir by this award-winning poet about his 23 year marriage to poet Jane Kenyon, most of it spent in New Hampshire at Eagle Pond Farm, his family's old house. Hall records her "growing power as a poet and the couple's careful accommodations toward each other as writers. This portrait of the inner moods of 'the best marriage I know about,; as Hall has written, is laid against the stark medical emergency of Jane's leukemia, which ended her life in fifteen months. Hall shares with readers as if we were one of the grieving neighbors, friends, and relatives the daily ordeal of Jane's dying, through heartbreaking and generous storytelling." Photographic frontispiece. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-618478019.

    Condition: Fine in a v ery near fine dust jacket (crease to rear flap of dj).

    Book ID: 79315
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  • LONDON LOVERS. by Hardy, Barbara
    Hardy, Barbara
    LONDON LOVERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Peter Owen, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this retired professor, best known for her literary criticism. INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- Another London lover" and dated in the year of publication. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-7206-0964X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 58278
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  • Haskell, Molly.
    LOVE AD OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at life, and at love, when her husband was suffering from a strange and terrifying illness.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dj (tear and associated creasing.)

    Book ID: 11455
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  • FOOTPRINTS. by Hearon, Shelby
    Hearon, Shelby
    FOOTPRINTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning Southern author's 14th novel, which "opens at a reception for the loved ones of deceased heart donors where, for the first time, Nan and Douglas Mayhall come face to face with the aging preacher who is the recipient of their twenty-two year old daughter's heart. Their very different reactions to this disturbing encounter sets them off on separate paths." 191 pp. ISBN: 0-679446419.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89060
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  • FIVE HUNDRED SCORPIONS. by Hearon, Shelby
    Hearon, Shelby
    FIVE HUNDRED SCORPIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1987. Hardcover first edition - A very different novel by this award-winning Southern author - "With remarkable skill, Hearon takes a contemporary story of a man who leaves his wife to 'find himself,' invests it with specificity and distinctiveness, and slowly segues into the heightened realm of metaphor and myth. Discontented with his wife Peg, whom he considers volatile and foolishly enthusiastic, Charlottesville lawyer Paul Sinclair suddenly decamps to join an anthropological expedition to the small Mexican town of Tepoztlan, near Cuernavaca. Enflamed by idealism and infatuated with one of the women on the project, Paul only gradually becomes aware that he has been duped as to the purpose of the study," (PW) 306 pp. ISBN: 0-689115849.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73527
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  • THE CIVIL WARS OF JULIA WARD HOWE: A Biography. by [Howe, Julia Ward, 1819 - 1910] Showalter, Elaine,
    [Howe, Julia Ward, 1819 - 1910] Showalter, Elaine,
    THE CIVIL WARS OF JULIA WARD HOWE: A Biography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is described as "the first biography to reveal Julia Ward Howe - the author of 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' - as a feminist pioneer who fought her own battle for creative freedom and independence. She was a heiress and aspiring poet when she married Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, an internationally-acclaimed pioneer in the education of the blind. Together the Howes knew many of the key figures of their era, from Charles Dickens to John Brown. But he also wasted her inheritance, isolated and discouraged her, and opposed her literary ambitions." Illustrated with photographs. Notes, index. xiv, 302 pp. ISBN: 978-1451645903.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning)

    Book ID: 80672
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  • RIFT: Poems. by Hyett, Barbara Helfgott.
    Hyett, Barbara Helfgott.
    RIFT: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2008. SIGNED first edition - A powerful and highly praised sequence of poems that describe the anguish of the break-up of a long term marriage and also the way back from this - Cover praise by Elie Wiesel, Maxine Kumin, Ellen Bass and more. Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page. 86 pp. ISBN: 1-557288658.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85700
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  • DOES THIS CHURCH MAKE ME LOOK FAT?: A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems. by Janzen, Rhoda.
    Janzen, Rhoda.
    DOES THIS CHURCH MAKE ME LOOK FAT?: A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2012). SIGNED first edition - The title almost says it all - although among the things which Janzen faces in this book is a diagnosis of cancer. "Breezy despite the weighty subject matter... Janzen's wit and love of fashion keep things light, but her conversion to Pentecostalism after a miraculous return to health sends the book into serious seekers' territory." (People). SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp.

    Condition: Fine in cream printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 86881
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  • UNVEILED: A Woman's Journey Through Politics, Love and Obedience. by Kanafani, Deborah.
    Kanafani, Deborah.
    UNVEILED: A Woman's Journey Through Politics, Love and Obedience.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Free Press (SImon and Schuster) 2008. First edition - Memoir by the Lebanese-American ex-wife of a former advisor to Yasser Arafat in which she recounts her involuntary relinquishment of American freedoms during her marriage and her post-divorce struggles to reclaim her children from the war-torn West Bank region where they were being held by their father. In addition to her own story, she includes the stories of Arab women bucking tradition to struggle for social justice,and much on Palestinian politics and Israeli-Palestinian peace effortsIncludes an appendix of organizations working for peace. x, 255 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed pale green wrappers.

    Book ID: 75942
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  • THE LOVE RIGHTS OF WOMEN (Little Blue Book Number 203) by [Little Blue Book] Ellis, Havelock (and Sigmund Freud)
    [Little Blue Book] Ellis, Havelock (and Sigmund Freud)
    THE LOVE RIGHTS OF WOMEN (Little Blue Book Number 203)

    Edition: Small booklet.

    Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Publications, n.d. (ca 1930s.). Contains three brief essays - 'The Love Rights of Women' and The Objects of Marriage' by Ellis, and 'The Sexual Enlightenment of Children' by Freud. Frontispiece of Ellis. 22 pp. This series of tiny pocket books began in 1919, originally reprinting works from fiction to socialist and philosophical tracts to advice manuals and humor. It later expanded to include original works as well.

    Condition: Very good in stapled wrappers (usual toning to the pages,)

    Book ID: 56273
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  • THE LANGUAGES OF LOVE. by Maitland, Sara.
    Maitland, Sara.
    THE LANGUAGES OF LOVE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this writer who is known both as a feminist and as a writer of religious fantasy, winner of the Somerset Maugham award in 1979. Maitland uses the experiences of one woman - who desperately wants a child but is unable to conceive - as an examination of the conflicts and choices faced by all women. 264 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket..

    Book ID: 87202
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  • WHERE LOVE GOES. by Maynard, Joyce.
    Maynard, Joyce.
    WHERE LOVE GOES.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (1995). SIGNED first edition - A novel on marriage, divorce, parenthood... "for those who have loved and lost and are still in the market." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing by Maynard. 358 pp.

    Condition: Very good in cream printed wrappers (some soiling to the covers, upper corner creased)

    Book ID: 67381
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  • THE CHARLES McCABE READER: The Best and the Last of Charles McCabe Himself. by McCabe, Charles.
    McCabe, Charles.
    THE CHARLES McCABE READER: The Best and the Last of Charles McCabe Himself.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Selections from his columns which appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for 22 years - on growing up in New York, and on journalism and San Francisco - but mostly on the quirks of life itself. Forewords by Gordon Pates and James P. Degnan. xvi, 368 pp. ISBN: 0-87701-325x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54301
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