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  • A MODEL FOR A BETTER FUTURE. by Alexis, Kim.
    Alexis, Kim.
    A MODEL FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "Supermodel, spokeswoman, athlete, and mom Kim Alexis shares her story and the convictions she's developed." SIGNED on the front endpaper. Notes. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-785274561.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71169
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  • TORTILLA CURTAIN. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    TORTILLA CURTAIN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1996.). SIGNED - An interesting novel which contrasts the lives of two couples, and tells their stories from both viewpoints - one recently arrived illegal immigrants from Mexico, camping in the ravines of Topanga Canyon, struggling to find work and survive and expecting their first child; the other Los Angeles liberals living a prosperous and orderly life in a community in the Canyon which is being walled off to keep "Mexicans" out - SIGNED on the title page. NY Times Notable book of the year. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-14-023828x.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages, no creases)

    Book ID: 60805
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  • TORTILLA CURTAIN. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    TORTILLA CURTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An interesting novel which contrasts the lives of two couples, and tells their stories from both viewpoints - one recently arrived illegal immigrants from Mexico, camping in the ravines of Topanga Canyon, struggling to find work and survive and expecting their first child; the other Los Angeles liberals living a prosperous and orderly life in a community in the Canyon which is being walled off to keep "Mexicans" out - NY Times Notable book of the year. SIGNED on the title page by the author. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-670-856045.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81875
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  • THE RESTLESS QUEST OF MODERN MAN. by Cole, William Graham.
    Cole, William Graham.
    THE RESTLESS QUEST OF MODERN MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A way out of the wasteland of contemporary emptiness and meaninglessness." INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Cover praise from Paul Tillich, among others. Suggestions for further readings. 110 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in a very good dustjacket. (edgewear to dj.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 45574
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  • HOW ABOUT EUROPE? Some Footnotes on East and West. by Douglas, Norman.
    Douglas, Norman.
    HOW ABOUT EUROPE? Some Footnotes on East and West.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. Hardcover first edition - A series of essays on just how badly things have declined in Europe - and in England - especially as comparted to the East. Commenting on executions to English cooking, to a false sense of racial superiority and of the evils wrought by missionaries and colonial powers throughout the world, as well as on the works of Nietzsche and Darwin, among others, these essays are acerbic but entertaining. 264 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in the original orange cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (sunning and toning to the spine, some soiling on the covers, usual toning to the pages, but overall a tight and sturdy copy and well worth reading)

    Book ID: 60797
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  • THE DISCOMFORT ZONE: A Personal History. by Franzen, Jonathan.
    Franzen, Jonathan.
    THE DISCOMFORT ZONE: A Personal History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir of growning up, squirming in his too-sensitive skin, by the award-winning author of 'The Corrections' and 'Freedom.' 195 pp. ISBN: 0-374-299196.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53171
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  • THE OUTSOURCED SELF: Intimate Life in Market Times. by Hochschild, Arlie Russell.
    Hochschild, Arlie Russell.
    THE OUTSOURCED SELF: Intimate Life in Market Times.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, (2012). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which points out how "everything that was once part of private life love, friendship, child rearing is being transformed into packaged expertise to be sold back to confused, harried Americans. . . From dating services that train you to be the CEO of your love life to wedding planners who create a couple's 'personal narrative'; from nameologists (who help you name your child) to wantologists (who help you name your goals)" INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, index. 300 pp. ISBN: 978-0805088892.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76250
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  • McCauley, Stephen.
    THE EASY WAY OUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Simon & Schuster, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel from the author who wrote The Object Of My Affection. ISBN: 0-671-70818X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28482
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  • TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT. by Semple, Maria.
    Semple, Maria.
    TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Little Brown, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel - "'Today will be different,' Eleanor Flood tells herself, and oh baby hang on for a wild ride that's like nothing Eleanor sees coming. In this brilliant depiction of a woman hanging on by her fingernails, Maria Semple delivers a perfect panic of a day on which the barely tolerable, muddle-through-it desperation that so many of us have known at one time or another suddenly erupts with life-shattering force." SIGNED on the title page. A full-color mini-graphic novel, The Flood Girls, is bound into the center of the book, 259 pp. ISBN: 978-0316403436.

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

    Book ID: 68548
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