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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIV: Best of the Small Presses, 1989 - 1990. by [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIV: Best of the Small Presses, 1989 - 1990.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Tess Gallager. SIGNED by Alberto Rios at his poem "Incident at Imuris." Poetry, essays and short stories by many authors, including Alistair MacLeod, Marilyn Hacker, Julian Barnes, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Brenda Hillman, Charles Baxter, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark Doty, Lorna Goodison and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. 534 pp. ISBN: 0-916366588.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Uncommon signed. A contributor's copy with a SIGNED letter laid in from Bill Henderson.

    Book ID: 73037
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE X: Best of the Small Presses, 1985 - 1986. by [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE X: Best of the Small Presses, 1985 - 1986.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Tenth anniversary edition with an introduction by George Plimpton. Poetry Editors: Stanley Plumly, William Stafford. SIGNED by Alberto Rios at "The Secret Lion." Poetry, essays and short stories by 53 other authors, including Tim O'Brien, T.C. Boyle, William Kittredge, Bukowski, Amy Clampitt, Russell Banks, Doris Lessing and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. xxiv, 499 pp. ISBN: 0-916366375.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 60035
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIII: Best of the Small Presses, 1988 - 1989. by [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIII: Best of the Small Presses, 1988 - 1989.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Richard Ford. SIGNED by Alberto Rios at his poem "What She Had Believed All Her Life." Poetry, essays and short stories by many authors, including Rick Bass, Sharon Olds, Francine Prose, William Kittredge, Tess Gallager, Stephen Dunn, Jane Hirshfield, Carol Muske and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. xxvii, 475 pp. ISBN: 0-916366529.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 60089
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  • ORANGE COUNTY: A Personal Memoir. by Arellano, Gustavo.
    Arellano, Gustavo.
    ORANGE COUNTY: A Personal Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second book by the author of "Ask a Mexican." This weaves Gustavo's family story with the history of Orange County and the current immigrant experience. SIGNED on the title page with the word "Gracias" 269 pp. ISBN: 1416540040.

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

    Book ID: 51380
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  • FACE OF AN ANGEL by Chavez, Denise
    Chavez, Denise
    FACE OF AN ANGEL

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1994.). Mexican American playwright's first novel. 467 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (slight curling to edges of covers).

    Book ID: 58722
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  • Chavez, Denise
    FACE OF AN ANGEL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mexican American playwright's first novel. 467 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 8529
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  • CARAMELO Or Puro Cuento. by Cisneros, Sandra.
    Cisneros, Sandra.
    CARAMELO Or Puro Cuento.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy.... Lala Reyes' grandmother is descended from a family of renowned 'rebozo,' or shawl. makers. The striped caramelo rebozo is the most beautiful of all." SIGNED on the title page. Chronology. 439 pp. ISBN: 0-679435549.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 40923
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  • CARAMELO o Puro Cuento (en Espanol.) by Cisneros, Sandra. (traducio por Liliana Valenzuela)
    Cisneros, Sandra. (traducio por Liliana Valenzuela)
    CARAMELO o Puro Cuento (en Espanol.)

    Edition: First Spanish language edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Libro en Espanol (book in Spanish), traducio por Liliana Valenzuela. "A multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy.... Lala Reyes' grandmother is descended from a family of renowned 'rebozo,' or shawl. makers. The striped caramelo rebozo is the most beautiful of all." Chronology. SIGNED on the title page. 467 pp. ISBN: 0-375-4150-2.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (bookplate on front endpaper, light spot on upper edge of textblock, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 45766
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  • DELIA'S SONG. by Corpi, Lucha.
    Corpi, Lucha.
    DELIA'S SONG.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press (1989.). First edition - The story of a young girl who leaves her male-dominated Mexican American family to attend the University of Berkeley during the time of the student antiwar and civil rights protest, this novel brings together literary fantasy and the world of social struggles. SIGNED on the title page. 119 pp. ISBN: 0-934770824.

    Condition: Very good- in blue and white wrappers (some wear to edges of covers, bookstore stamp on first page.)

    Book ID: 51664
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  • DELIA'S SONG. by Corpi, Lucha.
    Corpi, Lucha.
    DELIA'S SONG.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press (1989.). SIGNED first edition - The story of a young girl who leaves her male-dominated Mexican American family to attend the University of Berkeley during the time of the student antiwar and civil rights protest, this novel brings together literary fantasy and the world of social struggles. SIGNED on the title page. 119 pp. ISBN: 0-934770824.

    Condition: Very good in blue and white wrappers (long and rather interesting non-authorial inscription on the title page.)

    Book ID: 51509
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  • COYOTE SUN. by Cumpian, Carlos
    Cumpian, Carlos
    COYOTE SUN.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback.

    Chicago: March / Abrazo Press, (1990.). The first collection of poems from "a voice out of Third World Chicano Chicago". Cover praise from Sandra Cisneros and others. 63 pp. . ISBN: 1877636088.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (slight bend to covers.)

    Book ID: 50817
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  • AMERICAN RACISM: Exploration of the Nature of Prejudice. by Daniels, Roger and Kitano, Harry H. L.
    Daniels, Roger and Kitano, Harry H. L.
    AMERICAN RACISM: Exploration of the Nature of Prejudice.

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

    New York: Prentice-Hall, (1970). First edition - Looks at racism in practice from 1769-1942 as it affected Native Americans (the Mission system), Chinese, Japanese, Mexican Americans and African Americans,with a chapter on post-World War II racism. Includes a list of documents, suggestions for further reading, index. xii, 155 pp. ISBN: 0-130289930.

    Condition: Good condition (some curling to edges of covers, contents clean)

    Book ID: 79470
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  • SKIN DEEP. by Garcia, Guy.
    Garcia, Guy.
    SKIN DEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Chicano author's first novel - the story of a 2nd generation Chicano who leaves his East Los Angeles barrio for Harvard Law school. 186 pp. ISBN: 0-374-265739.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 18523
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  • TURTLE PICTURES. by Gonzalez, Ray
    Gonzalez, Ray
    TURTLE PICTURES.

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

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2000.). First edition - In these poems and brief prose pieces, Gonzalez 'has forged a new Chicano manifesto, a cultural memoir that traces both his personal journey and the communal journey that Mexican Americans have traveled throughout this century, across this land." 174 pp plus a list of works by Gonzalez. ISBN: 0-8165-19668.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47558
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  • A DREAM CALLED HOME: A Memoir. by Grande, Reyna.
    Grande, Reyna.
    A DREAM CALLED HOME: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An "account of one womans quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life . . . When Reyna Grande was nine years old, she walked across the USMexico border in search of a home, desperate to be reunited with her parents. What she found instead was an indifferent mother, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a school system that belittled her heritage. [She] finds refuge in words, and it is her love of reading and writing that propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz." SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1501171420.

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

    Book ID: 76783
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIV: Best of the Small Presses, 1989 - 1990. by Henderson, Bill, editor.
    Henderson, Bill, editor.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIV: Best of the Small Presses, 1989 - 1990.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Tess Gallager. Poetry, essays and short stories by many authors, including Alistair MacLeod, Alberto Rios, Marilyn Hacker, Julian Barnes, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Brenda Hillman, Charles Baxter, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark Doty, Lorna Goodison , Lydia Davis, Barbara Wilson, Brenda Hillman, Louise Gluck, Li-Young Lee and many others. SIGNED by Brenda Hillman at her poem "At a Motel." Index to the series, notes on contributors. 534 pp. ISBN: 0-916366588.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (spotting to lower edge of textblock, short closed tear to front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 71720
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE X: Best of the Small Presses, 1985 - 1986. by (Kittredge, William; T. C. Boyle and Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed) Bill Henderson, Bill, editor.
    (Kittredge, William; T. C. Boyle and Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed) Bill Henderson, Bill, editor.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE X: Best of the Small Presses, 1985 - 1986.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Tenth anniversary edition with an introduction by George Plimpton. Poetry Editors: Stanley Plumly, William Stafford. SIGNED by THREE contributors: by William Kittredge at "Agriculture; " T. C, Boyle at "The Hector Quesadilla Story" and by Alberto Rios at "The Secret Lion." Poetry, essays and short stories by 53 other authors, including Tim O'Brien, T.C. Boyle, Bukowski, Amy Clampitt, Russell Banks, Doris Lessing and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. xxiv, 499 pp. ISBN: 0-916366375.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 39267
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  • LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN. by Montes, Marisa; illustrated by Yuyi Morales.
    Montes, Marisa; illustrated by Yuyi Morales.
    LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Delightful award-winning book, SIGNED by BOTH the author and illustrator - the author on the title page, dated in the year of publication, and the illustrator with a full page drawing of ghosts, a crescent moon and a gravestone on the page facing the title page. "This lively Halloween poem introduces a spooky array of Spanish words that will open your ojos to the chilling delights of the season!" Glossary at back. Winner of the Pura Belpre Medal and the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8050-74295.

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

    Book ID: 57470
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  • HOUSE OF HOUSES by Mora, Pat
    Mora, Pat
    HOUSE OF HOUSES

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A family memoir told in the voices of ancestors by this Mexican American writer. SIGNED on the title page. Several pages of dichos/sayings at the end of the book. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-807072001.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75102
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  • WALE; OR, THE CORSE. by Rivera, Elena.
    Rivera, Elena.
    WALE; OR, THE CORSE.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Buffalo, NY: Leave Books, (1994.). First edition - A slim collection of poetry by this Mexican American writer, one of an edition limited to 300 copies. 32 pp. plus notes and colophon. Cover engraving by Sigurd Vasegaard.

    Condition: Fine in cream illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44910
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  • PETTY CRIMES. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    PETTY CRIMES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A collection of ten short stories, set in California's Central Valley, about the hard life on the streets for Mexican American kids. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 1999. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2016589.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58770
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  • BURIED ONIONS. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    BURIED ONIONS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1997.) dj. Hardcover - A young adult novel of a Mexican American kid trying to survive in a violence invested neighborhood in Fresno.SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best wishes." List of Spanish words, 148 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53380
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  • BURIED ONIONS. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    BURIED ONIONS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - A young adult novel of a Mexican American kid trying to survive in a violence invested neighborhood in Fresno.SIGNED on the title page. List of Spanish words, 148 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers. A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 50624
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  • Troncoso, Sergio.
    THE NATURE OF TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book, first novel - 'Intelligent and literate, [this is] a convention-challenging philosophical thriller' - this story of a young researcher of Mexican-German heritage working for a renowned Yale professor who comes upon a letter he wrote decades before mocking the Holocaust. SIGNED on the title page. A title in the Latino Voices series. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-810119919.

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

    Book ID: 37968
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  • QUEEN OF AMERICA. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    QUEEN OF AMERICA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - An epic novel of America in the early 20th century. Sequel to "The Hummingbirds Daughter." SIGNED on the title page. 479 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57271
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  • THE FEVER OF BEING. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    THE FEVER OF BEING.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Albuquerque: West End Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Mexican American writer's third book and first collection of poetry - most in English, but some in Spanish. Winner of the 1994 Western States Book Award for Poetry. INSCRIBED on the title page "-- Hermano, love" and signed simply Luis. 82 pp. ISBN: 0-931122-783.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to upper corner of front cover).

    Book ID: 59056
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  • THE FEVER OF BEING. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    THE FEVER OF BEING.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Albuquerque: West End Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Mexican American writer's second book and first collection of poetry - most in English, but some in Spanish. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 1994 Western States Book Award for Poetry. 82 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in cream printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 57160
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  • WALKING THE TWILIGHT II: Women Writers of the Southwest. by Wilder, Kathryn, editor.
    Wilder, Kathryn, editor.
    WALKING THE TWILIGHT II: Women Writers of the Southwest.

    Edition: First printing, a large square trade paperback.

    Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing, (1996.). First edition - Contributions from 25 women, edited and with an introduction by Wilder. Among the authors are Paula Gunn Allen, Denise Chavez, Pam Houston, Demetria Martinez, Mary Sojourner, Yoshiko Uchida, Terry Tempest Williams, Melissa Pritchard and seventeen others. A brief biographical note precedes each piece. x, 245 pp. ISBN: 0-87358-6484.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56436
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