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  • A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2002). First edition - The sixth volume in Angelou's autobiography which began with "I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings." This opens as she is returning from a trip to Africa, and to the news that Malcolm X had been assassinated. 159 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers with a blue geometric border.

    Book ID: 66978
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  • THIRTEEN TANGOS FOR STRAVINSKY. by Cardona-Hine, Alvaro.
    Cardona-Hine, Alvaro.
    THIRTEEN TANGOS FOR STRAVINSKY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Santa Fe, NM: Sherman Asher Publishing, (1999). SIGNED first edition - The story of the poet's boyhood in California, where he arrived from his native Costa Rica in 1939 at age twelve. Cover praise from Marjorie Agosin, among others who called it a "lyrical memoir shaped by an exquisite language and a wise heart." IINSCRIBED on the half title page - "To --- the delights of meeting" and dated in 2000. 140 pp. ISBN: 1-890932078.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54529
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  • IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE: A Daughter's Story. by Chernin, Kim.
    Chernin, Kim.
    IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE: A Daughter's Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Ticknor & Fields, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of two generations trying to make sense of each other's lives: the mother, now 80, a Russian immigrant whose life encompassed 50 years in the American radical movement, including arrest and imprisonment during the McCarthy era, and the daughter, who remembered the discrimination she endured as the child of Communists, her disillusion with the movement and her search for her own identity. A story of conflict, confrontation and reconciliation. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-1673.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bookplate mostly hidden by dj flap, minor edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 62415
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  • SAILING IN A SPOONFUL OF WATER by Coomer, Joe
    Coomer, Joe
    SAILING IN A SPOONFUL OF WATER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A man, a family and a vintage wooden boat" - in 1992, Coomer bought a 60 year old motor sailer and spent the next 4 years learning to master it. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-312-156464.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63810
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  • THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH: In Search of a Lost African Childhood. by Cooper, Helene.
    Cooper, Helene.
    THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH: In Search of a Lost African Childhood.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. Hardcover - The author grew to early adolescence in the priviledged strata of Liberian society, but after the 1980 bloody coup, she and her family fled to America. More than twenty years later she returned to try and find the foster sister left behind, and to find the home of her childhood. Map, photographs, family tree. 354 pp. ISBN: 9780743266246.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58712
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  • THE BLACK NOTEBOOKS: An Interior Journey. by Derricotte, Toi.
    Derricotte, Toi.
    THE BLACK NOTEBOOKS: An Interior Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Realizing that her light skin and 'good hair' conspired to give her a unique, unasked-for perspective on the racial divide in the United States, African American poet Toi Derricotte inscribed her anguish in two decades' worth of journal entries. The Black Notebooks records countless moments when Derricotte was showered with offhand entitlements and racist confidences by whites who assumed she, too, was white" SIGNED on the title page. 205 pp. . ISBN: 0-393045447.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76363
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  • Dunne, John Gregory.
    HARP.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989.). SIGNED first edition - A 'free-wheeling investigation of Dunne's past - ... an examination of a family at once blessed with money and talent and scarred by suicide and other sorrows...Ranging from the Ireland of the Famine to the red-light district of today's Frankfurt,.. [this is] a brilliantly inventive reflection on what it means to be Irish in America." SIGNED on the title page. 235 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy wrappers (the usual toning to the pages), uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 39100
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  • SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World. by Fergus, Charles.
    Fergus, Charles.
    SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / North Point, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a season spent by the author, his wife and young son, at a remote farm in Iceland - without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences - "Little Lava is a farm on the west coast of Icland. No roads lead to it; the way lies across a lagoon flooded twice a day by the tide. A lava field borders the farm. From the house, views give onto mountains, volcanoes, rugged coast, and the pure Icelandic sky".Map frontispiece, note on Icelandic. .289 pp. ISBN: 0-374525528.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64832
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  • LONG AGO IN FRANCE: The Years in Dijon. by Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy], introduction by Jan Morris
    Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy], introduction by Jan Morris
    LONG AGO IN FRANCE: The Years in Dijon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Between 1929 and 1932, Fisher spent the first three years of marriage living in Dijon where she and her husband attended graduate school. In this collection of her writings, she describes the food - and the residents - in loving detail, and recounts what it was like to be an American living in a French provincial town in the years between the wars. Two page map of Dijon circa 1930. Introduction by Jan Morris and an afterword by Fisher. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-13-9295488.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (previous owner's name, price clipped.)

    Book ID: 47295
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  • MADELEINE (Et Nunc Manet in Te) by Gide, Andre.
    Gide, Andre.
    MADELEINE (Et Nunc Manet in Te)

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - A "letter" to his dead wife, written shortly after her death in 1938, and privately printed by Gide in an edition of only 13 copies for close friends, only only now, after his death in 1951, published along with suppressed pages from his Journals. Translated from the French, with an introduction and notes, by Justin O'Brien. Frontispiece portrait. xxiv, 98 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket ( a bit of toning to the dj spine, minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 72962
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  • FALLING THROUGH SPACE: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    FALLING THROUGH SPACE: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A portrait of the making of a writer and an exploration of the Mississippi plantation life that shaped her during childhood. Illustrated with many photographs. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-316-313157.

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

    Book ID: 66072
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  • ZUZU'S WONDERFUL LIFE IN THE MOVIES. by [Grimes, Karolyn.] Brunell, Christopher.
    [Grimes, Karolyn.] Brunell, Christopher.
    ZUZU'S WONDERFUL LIFE IN THE MOVIES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Seattle: Artful Dragon Press, (2001.). SIGNED - The life and career of the child actress Karolyn Grimes who is best known for her role as James Stewart's little girl, Zuzu, in "It's A Wonderful Life" (and for her memorable line in that movie "Look, Daddy, teacher says, 'Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.') INSCRIBED by both Grimes (as Karolyn Grimes and as Zuzu) on the title page with "To.... Have a wonderful life!' and also SIGNED by author Brunell on the "About the Author" page. Large oblong format illustrated throughout with many photographs and stills from her movies. Promotional postcard and bookmark laid in. 102 pp. ISBN: 0-970971001.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39957
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  • IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE. by Holmes, Peggy, aided and abetted by Joy Roberts/
    Holmes, Peggy, aided and abetted by Joy Roberts/
    IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Collins, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The Autobiography of a Pioneer" In 1919, the author arrived from Yorkshire as a Canadian war bride, and she and her husband homesteaded in Northern Alberta. She shares those early days of good times and difficult in these pioneer reminiscences. Photographs. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2166127.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (bookplate)

    Book ID: 58398
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  • Hunt, Violet [Isabel, 1862-1942.]
    I HAVE THIS TO SAY: The Story of My Flurried Years.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. Hardcover first edition - Surprisingly uncommon later autobiographical work - this covers the period from 1908 to 1915 with many digressions. Beginning with the preface where she describes walking as a little girl with John Ruskin, this is a glimpse into the lives of many important literary figures of the era, including D. H. Lawrence, Somerset Maugham, Henry James, Rebecca West and Joseph Conrad. Suffragettes, 'wild English women,' exile in Germany and life under wartime conditions, are all touched upon. Lively and entertaining. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 sepia toned plates. 306 pp.

    Condition: Very good in teal cloth covers with lighter turquoise lettering, lacking the dustjacket (missing front endpaper - as a substitute, the frontispiece was affixed to the blank prelim to give more stability to this first page, outer edges of boards slightly bumped.) Still a reasonably attractive copy of a title which is very difficult to find.

    Book ID: 33409
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  • HOW FEAR MOVES. by Jackson, Eugene
    Jackson, Eugene
    HOW FEAR MOVES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    n.p. By the author, 2007. SIGNED first edition - Memoir of a young man, who survived a childhood of poverty and neglect in Texas, and who joined, at age 21, the Marines - the trip to boot camp in San Diego was the first time he had left Texas - but he went on to serve in the Far East, the Gulf War, and Iraq - to become an officer and to earn a Master's Degree. SIGNED on the title page. 336 pp plus 2 pp photographs. ISBN: 9781419676932.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58829
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  • A CURE FOR GRAVITY. by Jackson, Joe.
    Jackson, Joe.
    A CURE FOR GRAVITY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Public Affairs, (1999). First edition - Jackson's memoir of growing up musical, from his impoverished childhood in a rough English port town to the Royal Academy of Music, London's punk and new wave scenes, and the brink of stardom. "An intelligent and passionate book about music, the creative process and coming of age as an artist." xiv, 277 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62042
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  • FOR THE DURATION. by Jacobsen, Eve Porter.
    Jacobsen, Eve Porter.
    FOR THE DURATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of memoirs which span the years from 1939 to 1946. When war was declared in England in 1939, the author joined the British Red Cross Society and was posted as a nurse to a London hospital and later is sent to India. Illustrated with photographs. 134 pp. ISBN: 1571970061.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65166
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  • FOR THE DURATION. by Jacobsen, Eve Porter.
    Jacobsen, Eve Porter.
    FOR THE DURATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of memoirs which span the years from 1939 to 1946. When war was declared in England in 1939, the author joined the British Red Cross Society and was posted as a nurse to a London hospital and later is sent to India. INSCRIBED on the title page "To dear --- with happy remembrances. Read and enjoy. Affectionately, Eve." Illustrated with photographs. 134 pp. ISBN: 1571970061.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (some shelfwear to bottom edge of boards.)

    Book ID: 60431
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  • BOYHOOD ALONG THE BROOK CALLED HORN. by Jeter, William F.
    Jeter, William F.
    BOYHOOD ALONG THE BROOK CALLED HORN.

    Edition: 2nd printing. Trade paperback.

    Seattle: Hara Publishing Group, (2003.). Recollections of growing up in a small town in the mountains of Northern California - in the Cottonwood Creek Valley. Illustrated. 126 pp. ISBN: 1-887542035.

    Condition: Near fine ("a r c" on bottom edge of textblock.)

    Book ID: 39626
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  • BOYHOOD ALONG THE BROOK CALLED HORN. by Jeter, William F.
    Jeter, William F.
    BOYHOOD ALONG THE BROOK CALLED HORN.

    Edition: 2nd printing. Trade paperback.

    Seattle: Hara Publishing Group, (2003.). SIGNED - Recollections of growing up in a small town in the mountains of Northern California - in the Cottonwood Creek Valley. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated. 126 pp. ISBN: 1-887542035.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.) Promotional bookmark laid in.

    Book ID: 39634
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  • [Lakeside Classics] Angle, Paul M., editor.
    PIONEERS: Narratives of Noah Harris Letts and Thomas Allen Banning 1825 - 1865.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Co. (Lakeside Press) 1972. Hardcover first edition - The 70th Lakeside Classic: the first publication of two manuscripts describing 19th century pioneer life in Illinois and the Midwest and in Texas. Includes historical introduction, illustrated with maps and drawings. Index. List of previous titles in series. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt (a little mottling to the cloth, binding tight, contents fine.)

    Book ID: 33396
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  • SAND IN MY EYES. by Laune, Seigniora Russell (Illustrated by Paul Laune)
    Laune, Seigniora Russell (Illustrated by Paul Laune)
    SAND IN MY EYES.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1956.) dj. Hardcover - An entertaining first hand account of life on the frontier in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. "A true story of a young wife and the town she helped to build. . . The very young Mrs. Laune first saw the new town of Woodward, Oklahoma Territory in 1896, three years after her husband had set up a tent beside the strip of sand which was to be the main street." Illustrated by her son, Paul Laune, with line drawings throughout and full color illustrated endpapers. 256 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (crinkling to the back cover of the dj, tape repair to interior.)

    Book ID: 56699
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  • HIGHWAY 50: Ain't That America. by Lilliefors, Jim.
    Lilliefors, Jim.
    HIGHWAY 50: Ain't That America.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing. (1993) dj. Hardcover - An account of the author's journey across America on Highway 50 - from aOcean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. Double page map. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 219 p. ISBN: 1555910734.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58345
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  • BLOOD TIES: A Woman's History. by Mander, Anica Vesel with Sarika Finci Hofbauer
    Mander, Anica Vesel with Sarika Finci Hofbauer
    BLOOD TIES: A Woman's History.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco & New York: Moon Books / Random House, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Part an account of the author's life - she was born in Yugoslavia in 1934, and with her family fled to Dalmatia during World War II, where they were interned on an Italian-controlled island - and part an oral history of her maternal grandmother (Hofbauer), a Jewish woman of Serbo-Croation heritage, who was 84 when this book was written. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Happy Birthday dear Sally and to us all" and signed as Ani, dated in San Francisco in 1978. Only of one 5000 copies. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-394407660.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages, short closed tear to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 72770
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  • Mason, Theresa Wattle.
    TRAIL OF THE PIONEERS.

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

    San Francisco: By the author, nd. (ca 1967.). First edition - An account of her family homesteading in the desert country of Eastern Washington around 1900. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by the author. SIGNED and dated 1967 by the author.

    Condition: Very good in stiff tan illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 16826
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  • A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller. by Mayes, Frances.
    Mayes, Frances.
    A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, The British Isles, elsewhere in Italy, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, and North Africa, Fez" Map endpapers. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-767910052.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41770
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  • THE LOONY BIN TRIP. by Millett, Kate.
    Millett, Kate.
    THE LOONY BIN TRIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "the gripping personal account of Kate Millett's struggle to regain control of her life after being diagnosed as a manic-depressive. Shockingly honest and compulsively readable,..[Millett] has the courage to show us from the inside what devastation the specter of madness can cause. A damning indictment of our system of mental institutions from the patient's perspective." A moving book by the author of 'Sexual Politics.' 316 pp. ISBN: 0-671679309.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39538
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  • [Murdoch, Iris] Bayley, John.
    IRIS AND HER FRIENDS: A Memoir of Memory and Desire.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A moving and unusual memoir, writtten by Iris Murdoch's husband as she is succumbing to Alzheimer's disease. Photographs. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-395-04856x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31560
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  • ELEGY FOR IRIS. by [Murdoch, Iris] Bayley, John.
    [Murdoch, Iris] Bayley, John.
    ELEGY FOR IRIS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Picador, (1999.). A moving account of his life with the writer Iris Murdoch, and especially of her last years as she descended into Alzheimers. Basis of the motion picture, Iris, starring Judi Dench. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-312-253826.

    Condition: Good condition.

    Book ID: 47454
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  • CLABBERED DIRT, SWEET GRASS by Paulsen, Gary.
    Paulsen, Gary.
    CLABBERED DIRT, SWEET GRASS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A lyrical tribute to a vanishing way of life - never before has such a farm story been told." A beautiful book - both handsomely produced and illustrated with full-page full-color paintings done by Ruth Wright Paulsen - and in the writing, an elegy to a disappearing way of life. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-151181012.

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

    Book ID: 40295
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