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  • THE BOOKMAKER'S DAUGHTER: A Memory Unbound. by Abbott, Shirley.
    Abbott, Shirley.
    THE BOOKMAKER'S DAUGHTER: A Memory Unbound.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1991). Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, a memoir which is also a journey through family history, feminist insight, and southern mythology. Shirley Jean Abbott grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in the 1940s and 50s, the beloved daughter of Alfred Bemont Abbott, affectionately known as "Hat whose business was taking bets on horse racing. But he also loved to read, and he passed that love on to his daughter. xxi, 290 pp. ISBN: 0-899195180.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81557
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  • Allende, Isabel
    PAULA.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, 1994. dj. SIGNED first edition - A powerful memoir, inspired by the tragic death of Allende's daughter. SIGNED on the first page.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers, with a glossy preliminary dustjacket wrapped around them (the dj has only the cover illustration, no text, and since it is larger than the proof, has a some creasing the upper edge, but is otherwise fine.)

    Book ID: 11570
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  • IN THE WILDERNESS: Coming of Age in Unknown Country. by Barnes, Kim.
    Barnes, Kim.
    IN THE WILDERNESS: Coming of Age in Unknown Country.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Poet's highly acclaimed first book, winner of the 1995 PEN/ Jerard Fund Award for a work-in-progress by an emerging female writer - a candid account of a girl and young woman coming to terms with her family, her homeland in the logging wilderness and small towns of Idaho, with her parent's Pentecostal religion, and most of all with herself, SIGNED on the title page. Dustjacket praise from Ivan Doig, David James Duncan and Stewart O'Nan, among others. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-385-478216.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34548
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  • Barnes, Kim.
    IN THE WILDERNESS: Coming of Age in Unknown Country.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Poet's highly acclaimed first book, winner of the 1995 PEN/ Jerard Fund Award for a work-in-progress by an emerging female writer - a candid account of a girl and young woman coming to terms with her family, her homeland in the logging wilderness and small towns of Idaho, with her parent's Pentecostal religion, and most of all with herself, Dustjacket praise from Ivan Doig, David James Duncan and Stewart O'Nan, among others. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-385-478216.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34672
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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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  • IN PATAGONIA. by Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    IN PATAGONIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Chatwin's first book, one which redefined travel writing, a record of a six month stay in Patagonia in 1974 but much more, including reflections on his childhood and the stories of other travellers to the area. Chatwin himself called it a "Quest or Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile and its structure is as old as literature itself." Sources. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-671-400452.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to corner of front flap of dj).

    Book ID: 72891
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  • COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME. by Chen, Chen.
    Chen, Chen.
    COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Marlowe & Company (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of upheaval and revolution in China. In the 1940s, the Chen family fled their native China and escaped to the U.S. during the civil war, after being persecutied in Chunking during the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-45..However, when they were repatriated in the 1950s, they had to endure the Cultural Revolution, separation, imprisonment and re-education, xii, 322 pp. ISBN: 1-56924-7420.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (short tear to upper edge of dj, with interior tape repair)

    Book ID: 60694
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  • THE MIDDLE PLACE. by Corrigan, Kelly.
    Corrigan, Kelly.
    THE MIDDLE PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion / Voice , (2008.). Hardcover first edition - A coming of age story about a woman who loved being a girl and the things that made her finally grow up - debut memoirist Kelly Corrigan brilliantly captures her larger-than-life, Irish-American father and describes how they each - - successfully for now - battled with cancer. 262 pp. plus a final photograph. ISBN: 978-1401303365.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83565
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  • THE MIDDLE PLACE. by Corrigan, Kelly.
    Corrigan, Kelly.
    THE MIDDLE PLACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion / Voice , (2008.). SIGNED first edition - A coming of age story about a woman who loved being a girl and the things that made her finally grow up - debut memoirist Kelly Corrigan brilliantly captures her larger-than-life, Irish-American father and describes how they each - - successfully for now - battled with cancer. SIGNED on the title page. 264 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 57835
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  • DEEP SOUTH: Discovering My True Sexuality. by Dixon, Jody,
    Dixon, Jody,
    DEEP SOUTH: Discovering My True Sexuality.

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

    Fort Bragg, CA: Cypress House, (2006). SIGNED first edition - Memoir of a man, born in Georgia in 1930, who, at every step of the way from farm boy to college student to married family man, father and prosperous businessman, did all that was expected of a Southern gentleman, until finally at the age of seventy he could finally admit to himself and the world that he was a man who loved men. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Be good to yourself." Photographs. 219 pp. ISBN: 1879384655.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58903
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  • A TOUCH OF INNOCENCE by Dunham, Katherine
    Dunham, Katherine
    A TOUCH OF INNOCENCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1959.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Noted African American dancer's memoir (written in the third person) of her childhood in the Midwest. Her second book, and quite uncommon in the first edition, especially in this condition. 312 pp. Dust jacket design by Jules Maidoff.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (minor chipping to the ends of the dj spine, one short closed tear on the back cover, soiling to white background of dj.)

    Book ID: 56788
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  • WHAT HAPPENED TO MY MOTHER (Not To Mention the Rest of Us) by Edwards, Henry.
    Edwards, Henry.
    WHAT HAPPENED TO MY MOTHER (Not To Mention the Rest of Us)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir about how mental illness can affect a family - with a focus both on the challenges this brings but on the increased strength of the family as it deals with these issues. 174 pp. Praise on dj from Elizabeth Forsyth Hailey, Liz Smith and Rod McKuen. ISBN: 0-060110880.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83597
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  • LITTLE EDEN: A Child at War. by Figes, Eva.
    Figes, Eva.
    LITTLE EDEN: A Child at War.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Persea Books, (1978). An account of her childhood years in England, as a German-Jewish refugee, and especially of the time spent at an unusual school in the ancient town of Cirencester, where she and her brother and mother were among the evacuees from London. 140 pp. ISBN: 0-892551372.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82641
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  • FINDING FISH: A Memoir. by Fisher, Antwone Quenton.
    Fisher, Antwone Quenton.
    FINDING FISH: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, 2000. First edition - Born in prison to a single mother, author Antwone Fisher was a ward of Cleveland's foster care system until he broke free at age 17, only to face the hardships of life on the streets. Yet Fish, as he was called, resisted the lure of crime and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he found a "family" of his own. Before he could make peace with his past, he journeyed from the mean streets of Cleveland to high society Hollywood in a triumphant feat of self-discovery. Basis for the Denzel Washington movie of the same name. 340 pgs.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 18969
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  • Frankel, Max.
    THE TIMES OF MY LIFE and My Life with The Times.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - Memoir of the noted journalist told in tandem with the "big news stories" of the time, starting with his boyhood in Nazi Germany and his wartime escape with his mother to New York. During the next half century he worked at the NY Times, he held just about every important position on the paper-- foreign correspondent (winner of Pulitzer Prize), Washington Bureau chief, executive editior, etc. Photographs. Index. 546 pp. ISBN: 0-679448241.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34748
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  • JUNGVOLK: The Story of a Boy Defending Hitlers Third Reich. by Gehlen, Wilhelm and Don Gregory.
    Gehlen, Wilhelm and Don Gregory.
    JUNGVOLK: The Story of a Boy Defending Hitlers Third Reich.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Drexel, PA Casemate (2008). First edition - The wartime memoir of Will, the nephew of Reinhard Gehlen, head of Nazi Germany intelligence agency, Foreign Armies East. He was only 10 when the war began but as a member of the Jungvolk, and lived in a small town near the Westwall, but he became a helper with the local Luftwaffe flak battery. Photographs, ix, 318 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner bumped)

    Book ID: 60737
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  • THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth. by Goldberg, Natalie.
    Goldberg, Natalie.
    THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this…

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    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this story is finally a search for truth." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing of a heart. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0733993.

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

    Book ID: 65703
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  • THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth. by Goldberg, Natalie.
    Goldberg, Natalie.
    THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this…

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    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this story is finally a search for truth." INSCRIBED on the title page "For Jennifer" with a drawing of a heart. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0733993.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47882
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  • FROM HARVEY RIVER: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island. by Goodison, Lorna.
    Goodison, Lorna.
    FROM HARVEY RIVER: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2008). First edition - A memoir by this Jamaican born-poet - an account of her mother's two lives - in the country at Harvey River where she was the privileged daughter of a large family, and in Kingston after her marriage where she raised nine children in "hard times." 285 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58792
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  • ROADS TO QUOZ: An American Mosey. by Heat-Moon, William Least.
    Heat-Moon, William Least.
    ROADS TO QUOZ: An American Mosey.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little, Brown & Co. (2008). First edition - A personal account of a series of journeys into small towns across America. 566 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60705
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  • Huffaker, Clair.
    ONE TIME, I SAW MORNING COME HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A poignantly moving story of HuffakerÕs parents, a young couple growing up in a small Utah town. A suprisingly uncommon title by this very popular Western writer.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (dj- edge wear)

    Book ID: 13188
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  • SNOWBALL ORANGES: A Winter's Tale on a Spanish Isle. by Kerr, Peter.
    Kerr, Peter.
    SNOWBALL ORANGES: A Winter's Tale on a Spanish Isle.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - "It's the stuff of dreams: a Scottish family giving up relative sanity and security to go and grow oranges for a living in a secluded valley in the mountains of the Mediterranean island of Majorca. But dreams, as everyone knows, have a nasty habit of not turning out quite as intended. Being greeted by a freak snowstorm is only the first of many surprises and "experiences," and it isn't long before they realize that they have been sold a bit of a lemon of an orange farm by the wily previous owners." Illustrated with drawings at the beginning of each chapter. 226 pp. ISBN: 1-585745480.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76589
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  • MANANA, MANANA: One Mallorcan Summer. by Kerr, Peter.
    Kerr, Peter.
    MANANA, MANANA: One Mallorcan Summer.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second memoir, a sequel to Snowball Oranges. "Spring is approaching; the neighboring rooster, General Franco, is crowing earlier and louder; and the author, a Scottish farmer who, with his family, has left his homeland to grow fruit in Mallorca, is up to greet the gorgeous island dawn. . . As Kerr and his family try to adjust their Scottish farming experience to the Mallorcan climate, they are on a steep learning curve, both cultural and agricultural. " Illustrated with drawings at the beginning of each chapter. 231 pp. ISBN: 1-585746371.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76590
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  • Kilgore, Hermina Gertrude.
    ROUGH ROAD IN THE ROCKIES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Denver: Big Mountain Press, (1961.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, an account of living with her new husband in a log cabin in the Colorado Rockies during the Depression. SIGNED by author on half title page. Illustrated with photographs. 135 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 56932
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  • THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE. by Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A blend of fiction and memoir, this is in part a recreation of her lost novel, a sequel to China Men titled 'The Fourth Book of Peace," which was destroyed in the fires that burned in the Oakland hills, and an account of her attempts to remake her life after the fire and her experiences working with Vietnam veterans in writing workshops. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-679-440755.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64095
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  • THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE. by Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A blend of fiction and memoir, this is in part a recreation of her lost novel, a sequel to China Men titled 'The Fourth Book of Peace," which was destroyed in the fires that burned in the Oakland hills, and an account of her attempts to remake her life after the fire and her experiences working with Vietnam veterans in writing workshops. SIGNED on the title page 402 pp. ISBN: 0-679-440755.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54224
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  • Kozhina, Elena.
    THROUGH THE BURNING STEPPE: A Wartime Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Written as a tribute to her mother's heroism, this is the story of an 8 year old girl and her mother, evacuted with her family from Leningrad when the Germans laid seige to it in 1941. Her brother, sister and grandmother all died on the journey or shortly after their arrival in a remote Cossack village, leaving only Elena and her mother to struggle for survival. Translated from the Russian by the author's son, Vadim Mahmoudov. 176 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-1538.

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

    Book ID: 27447
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  • OFF MIKE: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life. by Krasny, Michael .
    Krasny, Michael .
    OFF MIKE: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mix of memoir and reportage, this moves from Krasny's coming of age during the 1960s in the San Francisco area, with their blend of the civil rights movement and political activism, to his career as a struggling novelist, as an educator and, almost by accident, as a radio host. Each chapter highlights interviews with four authors, from Joyce Carol Oates, to Rusell Banks, David Mamet, Edward P. Jones, Alice Walker, Paul Auster, Studs Terkel, and Umberto Eco, to name only a few. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Photographs. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-804756716.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62206
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  • PERFUME DREAMS: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora. by Lam, Andrew.
    Lam, Andrew.
    PERFUME DREAMS: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, (2012). SIGNED - A collection of essays in which Lam "explores his identity as a Viet Kieu (a Vietnamese national living abroad) residing in the United States. On April 28, 1975, 11-year-old Lam and his family fled Saigon aboard a crowded C130 cargo plane just two days before the fall of Saigon to Communist forces. His father, a respected South Vietnamese general, followed soon after, reuniting with the family in California, where they would begin at the bottom rung as they struggled to fulfill the American Dream." Robert Olen Butler comments that "Lam brilliantly illuminates the universal issues of self and home and human striving. He speaks to each of us quite individually and personally, with…

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    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, (2012). SIGNED - A collection of essays in which Lam "explores his identity as a Viet Kieu (a Vietnamese national living abroad) residing in the United States. On April 28, 1975, 11-year-old Lam and his family fled Saigon aboard a crowded C130 cargo plane just two days before the fall of Saigon to Communist forces. His father, a respected South Vietnamese general, followed soon after, reuniting with the family in California, where they would begin at the bottom rung as they struggled to fulfill the American Dream." Robert Olen Butler comments that "Lam brilliantly illuminates the universal issues of self and home and human striving. He speaks to each of us quite individually and personally, with wit and compassion, about the things that connect us all at the deepest level." SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. Foreword by Richard Rodriguez. xv, 141 pp. ISBN: 978-1597140201.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82665
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  • ANGELA'S ASHES. by McCourt, Frank.
    McCourt, Frank.
    ANGELA'S ASHES.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996) dj. Hardcover - The author's first book, a memoir of his childhood, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "'When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.' So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his…

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    New York: Scribner, (1996) dj. Hardcover - The author's first book, a memoir of his childhood, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "'When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.' So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy -exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling-- does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story." Frontispiece, 363 pp. ISBN: 0-684874350.

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

    Book ID: 84115
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