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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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  • INFANTS OF THE SPRING: The Memoirs of Anthony Powell. by Powell, Anthony (1905-2000.)
    Powell, Anthony (1905-2000.)
    INFANTS OF THE SPRING: The Memoirs of Anthony Powell.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first volume in his autobiographical series "To Keep the Ball Rolling." Powell who is best known for his landmark 12 volume series of novels, 'Dance to the Music of Time, ' was an Eton classmate of George Orwell and Cyril Connolly and a contemporary of Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and many others. Although this first volume of the memoirs only takes Powell to the age of 20 when he left Oxford for London, his commentary covers other periods and this book is notable for its 'memorials' to Orwell, Maurice Bowra and Connelly. llustrated with photographs. Index. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-030209919.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 47577
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  • Powning, Beth.
    HOME: Chronicle of a North Country Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Twenty-five years before, the author and husband left their native Connecticut for an abandoned farmhouse in New Brunswick, Canada. This book chronicles their life there in the country they made their own, illustrated with over 75 stunningly beautiful full-color photographs by the author. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout - a book to savor and enjoy. 143 pp. ISBN: 1-556704607.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38112
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  • Radford, Maisie and Evelyn.
    MUSICAL ADVENTURES IN CORNWALL

    Edition: First printing.

    Dawlish, England: David & Charles, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Frank Howes. Memoirs covering 50 years of lives of the Radford sisters. In addition to the obvious joy they found in music of all kinds - from small village concerts to folk-dancing tours and especially with the Falmouth Opera Singers - this includes a lot of social history of England in the first half of the 20th century: World War I, their recalcitrant automobile, etc. 103 pp.

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

    Book ID: 32483
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  • NOT BECOMING MY MOTHER: & Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way. by Reichl, Ruth
    Reichl, Ruth
    NOT BECOMING MY MOTHER: & Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2009. dj. Hardcover - A woman tells of her journey as she uncovered the real life her mother led, and learns lessons of self-acceptance, independence, and rebellion. A small volume filled with humor and wisdom. 112 pp. ISBN: 978-1594202162.

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

    Book ID: 54505
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  • STEPPING WESTWARD. by Richards, Laura E (1850-1943)
    Richards, Laura E (1850-1943)
    STEPPING WESTWARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1931. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by the daughter of the doctor and philanthropist Samuel Gridley Howe and writer Julia Ward Howe, the author of 'Battle Hymm of the Republic." Among those wth whom she grew up in Massachusetts were the Hawthornes, Louisa May Alcott and she recounts those early days, as well as her travels to London, Paris, Venice and Rome and her later days in Gardiner Maine. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 406 pp.

    Condition: Very good in beige boards with dark navy blue cloth spine, paper label, no dj (synopsis from the front flap of the dj is pasted on the rear endpaper)

    Book ID: 66797
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  • CONAMARA MAN. by Ridge, Seamus.
    Ridge, Seamus.
    CONAMARA MAN.

    Edition: First edition

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of these reminiscences about life on the island of Muighinis in a land called Conamara where he was born - he remembers the hard life of the fisherman, the myth-making, and the fierce opposition to the British. A member of the IRA, Ridge emigrated to the US in 1929 rather than take an oath to the king of England. 208 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some toning to the dj, small chip at top of dj spine).

    Book ID: 59804
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  • COAL TO CREAM: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race. by Robinson, Eugene.
    Robinson, Eugene.
    COAL TO CREAM: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Free Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thoughtful study of how his attitude towards race changed when he went to Brazil - a country which looks at people through a broad spectrum of colors, rather than black and white as in the US. He discovered in the process that racial identity is of great value rather than the burden it had seemed. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-684-857227.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 54193
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  • COAL TO CREAM: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race. by Robinson, Eugene.
    Robinson, Eugene.
    COAL TO CREAM: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Free Press, (1999.). First edition - A thoughtful study of how his attitude towards race changed when he went to Brazil - a country which looks at people through a broad spectrum of colors, rather than black and white as in the US. He discovered in the process that racial identity is of great value rather than the burden it had seemed. 271 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 54248
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  • Rodriguez, Richard.
    DAYS OF OBLIGATION: An Argument with My Mexican Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays, many dealing with the intersection and conflict of Mexican and United States culture in California. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-670-813966.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32931
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  • Rodriguez, Richard.
    DAYS OF OBLIGATION: An Argument with My Mexican Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays, many dealing with the intersection and conflict of Mexican and United States culture in California. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-670-813966.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38368
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  • AMONG THE USUAL DAYS, A PORTRAIT. by Sarton, May
    Sarton, May
    AMONG THE USUAL DAYS, A PORTRAIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Unpublished poems, letters, journals and photographs, selected and edited by Susan Sherman. Preface by May Sarton. Index. Slighly oversized, and profusely illustrated with photographs - a very attractive book. ISBN: 0-393-034518.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 7805
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  • GO WITH THE RIVER. by Shaw, Mary Wright.
    Shaw, Mary Wright.
    GO WITH THE RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, CA: Gander Publishing, Inc. (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Stories taken from the author's personal journal, sharing her experiences in childhood, as a student nurse at Massachusetts General in the 1930's, as an army nurse during World War II, as wife and widow, as a mother and grandmother of "brown babies and pink babies," and as an educator and public health advocate. INSCRIBED on the half title page "For -- with love and memories of so many years!" and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with photographs. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-9639586-07.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55212
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  • LIVING UP THE STREET: Narrative Recollections. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    LIVING UP THE STREET: Narrative Recollections.

    Edition: 3rd printing - a trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Strawberry Hill Press, (1988). SIGNED - Issued as a paperback original, this is the story of a boy's coming of age in the barrio of Fresno and beyond. Winner of the 1985American Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-894070649.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 68970
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  • AKE, THE YEARS OF CHILDHOOD by Soyinka, Wole
    Soyinka, Wole
    AKE, THE YEARS OF CHILDHOOD

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Random House, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of his childhood years (from roughly 1934-1944) in a sprawling parsonage compound in a small Yoruba town in Western Nigeria by the Nobel prize winning playwright, novelist and poet. 230 pp. Review laid in. ISBN: 0-394-528077.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42764
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  • HARVEST OF YESTERDAYS. by Taber, Gladys.
    Taber, Gladys.
    HARVEST OF YESTERDAYS.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1976.) dj. Hardcover - 'My Years Before Stillmeadow.' Reminiscences of her life before she moved to Stillmeadow, her family, her childhood in the mining country of Mexico and the southwest, her education, including college at Wellesley during World War I, her marriage to music instructor Frank Taber, and her life as a writer in New York City during World War II, and much more. Illustrated with sketches by Pamela Johnson. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-397011334.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket. (blacked out spot on front endpaper, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 46650
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  • SEVEN CARD STUD WITH SEVEN MANANGS WILD: An Anthology of Filipino-American Writings. by Toribo, Helen C., editor.
    Toribo, Helen C., editor.
    SEVEN CARD STUD WITH SEVEN MANANGS WILD: An Anthology of Filipino-American Writings.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: East Bay Filipino American National Historical Society, 2002. First edition - "An anthology of memoirs by Filipino Americans. The stories are culled from memories of growing up in different regions of the United States: from the urban jungle of Manhattan to the dusty farmlands of California. Contributing writers represent different generations, ranging from survivors of the Great Depression era in the 1930s to immigrants from the 1980s, escapees of an ancestral homeland in economic and political turmoil." Introductions by Toribio and James Sobredo. Includes 3-page glossary and 9-page Filipino American Timeline and notes on contributors. . xvii, 243 pp. ISBN: 1-887764569.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68499
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  • MY BROTHER, MY SISTER, AND I. by Watkins, Yoko Kawashima.
    Watkins, Yoko Kawashima.
    MY BROTHER, MY SISTER, AND I.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1994) dj. Hardcover - The author's third book, a true story of their live after World War II. "Living as refugees in Japan in 1947 while trying to locate their missing father, thirteen-year-old Yoko and her older brother and sister must endure a bad fire, injury, and false charges of arson, theft, and murder". 275 pp. Dust jacket art by Ed Young. ISBN: 0-02-7925269.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58368
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  • A HOMEMADE LIFE: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table. by Wizenberg, Molly.
    Wizenberg, Molly.
    A HOMEMADE LIFE: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An account of "a life with the kitchen at its center. From her mother's pound cake, a staple of summer picnics during her childhood in Oklahoma, to the eggs she cooked for her father during the weeks before his death, food and memories are intimately entwined." Full of great recipes. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrations by Camilla Engman. Recipe index. 320 pp. ISBN: 1416551050.

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

    Book ID: 58905
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