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  • Pearson, T. R.
    POLAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eighth novel by this highly praised writer, a bittersweet tale of Deputy Ray Tatum's search for a missing child in the wilds of the Virginia Blue Ridge, but much more - his own reinvention of magical realism and a funny and corrosive look at rural America. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-67003035X.

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

    Book ID: 30214
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  • AT THE FALL OF SOMOZA. by Pezzullo, Lawrence and Ralph Pezzullo.
    Pezzullo, Lawrence and Ralph Pezzullo.
    AT THE FALL OF SOMOZA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - An account of the end of the 40 year regime of Nicaragua's dictator, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, told by the US ambassador who was sent there in June 1979 primarily to negotiate his abdication. However, this book, written by Ambassador Pezzulo and his son, a playwright and novelist, also draws on many unpublished Spanish language journals and eyewitnesses accounts of the people of Nicaragua - Sandinistas, National Guardsmen, the Archbishop of Managua, city people and peasants - and it also attempts to answer the questions of why the United States was so involved in this small Central American country, and why the US was so ineffective there. A title in…

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    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - An account of the end of the 40 year regime of Nicaragua's dictator, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, told by the US ambassador who was sent there in June 1979 primarily to negotiate his abdication. However, this book, written by Ambassador Pezzulo and his son, a playwright and novelist, also draws on many unpublished Spanish language journals and eyewitnesses accounts of the people of Nicaragua - Sandinistas, National Guardsmen, the Archbishop of Managua, city people and peasants - and it also attempts to answer the questions of why the United States was so involved in this small Central American country, and why the US was so ineffective there. A title in the Pitt Latin American series. Frontispiece, map, photographs, extensive notes, index. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-8229-37565.

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

    Book ID: 29252
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  • Phillips, Caryl,
    THE ATLANTIC SOUND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author Caryl Phillips explores three cities which were the points of the triangle forming the trans-Atlantic slave trade: Liverpool, constructed on the slave trade, now denying its past; the Ghanaian city of Elmina, site of an important slave embarkation fort in Africa; and Charleston, South Carolina, known as the entry point to America where one-third of black slaves were bought and sold. In this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people, Phillips interweaves his own observations with the stories of figures from the past. Born in St Kitts, Phillips was brought…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author Caryl Phillips explores three cities which were the points of the triangle forming the trans-Atlantic slave trade: Liverpool, constructed on the slave trade, now denying its past; the Ghanaian city of Elmina, site of an important slave embarkation fort in Africa; and Charleston, South Carolina, known as the entry point to America where one-third of black slaves were bought and sold. In this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people, Phillips interweaves his own observations with the stories of figures from the past. Born in St Kitts, Phillips was brought up in Leeds, England, educated in Oxford, and now lives in New York. ISBN: 0-375-401105.

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

    Book ID: 29458
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  • Powers, Nani.
    THE GOOD REMAINS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2002.). First edition - The author's second novel, a tribute to 'A Christmas Carol' set in a small Virginia town: 'Dr. C. R. Ash, a neonatologist and chronic bachelor, is a man in the winter of his soul, and last in the line of an old Southern family. During a snowy prelude to a much-anticipated hospital Christmas party, C. R. crosses paths with a world of local characters, living and dead. In a town adrift with housing developments, strip malls, and Civil War history, this motley assemblage of characters is impelled by their search to solve the ancient human riddles of love, loss, and desolation. At once Victorian in its feel and yet starkly modern,…

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    New York: Grove Press, (2002.). First edition - The author's second novel, a tribute to 'A Christmas Carol' set in a small Virginia town: 'Dr. C. R. Ash, a neonatologist and chronic bachelor, is a man in the winter of his soul, and last in the line of an old Southern family. During a snowy prelude to a much-anticipated hospital Christmas party, C. R. crosses paths with a world of local characters, living and dead. In a town adrift with housing developments, strip malls, and Civil War history, this motley assemblage of characters is impelled by their search to solve the ancient human riddles of love, loss, and desolation. At once Victorian in its feel and yet starkly modern, 'The Good Remains' explores life, death, and our own attachments to this mortal coil'

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

    Book ID: 29553
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  • TROPICAL NIGHT FALLING. by Puig, Manuel.
    Puig, Manuel.
    TROPICAL NIGHT FALLING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - His last novel, written shortly before his premature death in 1990. The story of two elderly Argentine sisters living a life of self-imposed exile in Brazil, who become vicariously involved in the violence and chaos of the world around them. Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine. ISBN: 0-671-67996-1.

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

    Book ID: 29370
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  • Rayner, Richard
    THE ELEPHANT

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Turtle Bay Books, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised second novel, described as a "wonderfully written, vividly described, hilariously tragic and almost elegiac memorial to a childhood dominated by an unreliable father." SIGNED on the title page by the author, and uncommon thus. ISBN: 0-679-407251.

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

    Book ID: 7150
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  • Roberts, Lora.
    ANOTHER FINE MESS.

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

    Santa Barbara: Perserverance Press - John Daniel, (2002.). First edition - Lora Roberts first book (published in 1988 as Lora Roberts Smith) featured Bridget Montrose. Now Bridget is back - and she has been invited to attend a writers' retreat on the California coast near Santa Cruz. A fun read - as are most of her books. ISBN: 1-880284-545.

    Condition: Fine (as new)

    Book ID: 29230
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  • Robinson, Cecil.
    NO SHORT JOURNEYS: The Interplay of Cultures in the History and Literature of the Borderlands.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Robert S. Cauthorn; introduction by Reed Way Dasenbrock. 13 essays, some quite brief, on U.S. Mexico borderlands and its influence on writers. Among the writers whose work is discussed are Rudolfo Anaya, Harvey Ferguson, Mary Austin, Miguel Mendez and more. Notes, bibliography, 147 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-12701.

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

    Book ID: 28362
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  • HOTEL ALLELUIA. by Roy, Lucinda.
    Roy, Lucinda.
    HOTEL ALLELUIA.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2001.). Novel by the author of 'Lady Moses.' The story of 2 sisters who are re-united in an Africa in chaos after the death of their mother. ISBN: 0-06-0932074.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 29464
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  • THE ELECTRICAL FIELD. by Sakamoto, Kerri.
    Sakamoto, Kerri.
    THE ELECTRICAL FIELD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Very highly praised first novel,winner of the 1999 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel and nominated for the Canadian Governor's General Award. To quote from just a couple of the comments made about this book, Pico Iyer described it as 'Spooky, atmospheric, and unveiling its secrets with an uncanny assurance.. [it]becomes impossible to put down.' and Shani Mootoo calls it 'full of prickly darkness, made magnetic by the author's unabashedly wry and and subversive sense of humor.' Set in the 1970's, this is the story of how a double murder affects the Japanese community shaped by the dark shadow of the internment camps during World War II. ISBN: 0-393-046923.

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

    Book ID: 26611
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  • RAPHAEL AND THE NOBLE TASK. by Salton, Catherine (illustrated by David Weitzman.)
    Salton, Catherine (illustrated by David Weitzman.)
    RAPHAEL AND THE NOBLE TASK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2000.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Raphael is a chimiere - a griffin - one of the ferocious stone creatures high on the towers that guard the Cathedral from harm - but when a baby is left at the Cathedral he feels that he has found his 'noble task.' A charming and unusual Christmas story, illustrated with black and drawings by David Weitzman, and with lots of information about medieval cathedrals included. SIGNED opposite the title page by both the author and illustrator. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0196750.

    Condition: Fine in red cloth with pasted on front illustration (issued without a dustjacket.) As new.

    Book ID: 47407
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  • San Souci, Robert D.; illustrated by Rebecca Walsh.
    THE WELL AT THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dj: "Princess Rosamond isn't your typical princess. She prefers good books to good looks and keeps both the royal accounts and the castle drawbridge in working order.When her greedy stepmother and stepsister scheme to spend the royal treasury and her father, the king, falls ill, Rosamond must set out in search of the one thing that can cure him -- the healing waters found in the magical well at the end of the world. In the spirit of The Talking Eggs, award-winning author Robert San Souci has once again created a feisty heroine whose generosity and courage save the day combined with Rebecca Walsh's vibrant paintings."…

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    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dj: "Princess Rosamond isn't your typical princess. She prefers good books to good looks and keeps both the royal accounts and the castle drawbridge in working order.When her greedy stepmother and stepsister scheme to spend the royal treasury and her father, the king, falls ill, Rosamond must set out in search of the one thing that can cure him -- the healing waters found in the magical well at the end of the world. In the spirit of The Talking Eggs, award-winning author Robert San Souci has once again created a feisty heroine whose generosity and courage save the day combined with Rebecca Walsh's vibrant paintings." A delightful re-telling of a classic fairy tale' The King of Colchester's Daughters' which the Opies noted was already traditional by Elizibethan times, and which was included in a variant Norwegian version in Andrew Lang's 'The Red Fairy Book.'. ISBN: 1-587172127.

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    Condition: SIGNED by the author, Robert D. San Souci, on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 30675
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  • CAUCASIA. by Senna, Danzy.
    Senna, Danzy.
    CAUCASIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised first novel - with comments from such diverse writers as Thomas Kenneally (who called her a 'superb new writer'), James McBride, Geoffrey Wolff, Chang-rae Lee and Veronica Chambers ('Danzy Senna is fierce. A race woman with a sense of humor. A homegirl with a searing intellect.') The story of a young woman - daughter of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in Boston's civil rights movement - who winds up being separated from her sister when her father and mother part - as the lighter sister, she remains with the mother when she goes underground, while her darker sister is taken…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised first novel - with comments from such diverse writers as Thomas Kenneally (who called her a 'superb new writer'), James McBride, Geoffrey Wolff, Chang-rae Lee and Veronica Chambers ('Danzy Senna is fierce. A race woman with a sense of humor. A homegirl with a searing intellect.') The story of a young woman - daughter of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in Boston's civil rights movement - who winds up being separated from her sister when her father and mother part - as the lighter sister, she remains with the mother when she goes underground, while her darker sister is taken to Brazil with her father and his new black girlfriend. 353 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-0194.

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

    Book ID: 40586
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  • CAUCASIA. by Senna, Danzy.
    Senna, Danzy.
    CAUCASIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Author's very highly praised first novel - with comments from such diverse writers as Thomas Kenneally (who called her a 'superb new writer'), James McBride, Geoffrey Wolff, Chang-rae Lee and Veronica Chambers ('Danzy Senna is fierce. A race woman with a sense of humor. A homegirl with a searing intellect.') The story of a young woman - daughter of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in Boston's civil rights movement - who winds up being separated from her sister when her father and mother part - as the lighter sister, she remains with the mother when she goes underground,…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Author's very highly praised first novel - with comments from such diverse writers as Thomas Kenneally (who called her a 'superb new writer'), James McBride, Geoffrey Wolff, Chang-rae Lee and Veronica Chambers ('Danzy Senna is fierce. A race woman with a sense of humor. A homegirl with a searing intellect.') The story of a young woman - daughter of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in Boston's civil rights movement - who winds up being separated from her sister when her father and mother part - as the lighter sister, she remains with the mother when she goes underground, while her darker sister is taken to Brazil with her father and his new black girlfriend. 353 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-0194.

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

    Book ID: 37584
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  • Seth, Vikram (illustrated by Jane Ray)
    ARION AND THE DOLPHIN

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Seth's first children's book, based on the libretto which he wrote for the opera of the same title. A retelling of a legend from ancient Greece, about a boy musician and his friendship with a dolphin, in a mixture of prose and poetry. A wise book that both adults and children will delight in, beautifully illustrated in full color by Jane Ray. Large format. ISBN: 1-85881-0485.

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

    Book ID: 29692
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  • Seth, Vikram (illustrated by Jane Ray)
    ARION AND THE DOLPHIN

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Seth's first children's book, based on the libretto which he wrote for the opera of the same title. A retelling of a legend from ancient Greece in a mixture of prose and poetry, illustrated in full color by Jane Ray. Large format.

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

    Book ID: 6728
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  • Shanghvi, Siddarth Dhanvant.
    THE LAST SONG OF DUSK.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Young Indian author's very highly praised first novel - an erotic fairy tale, a story of love and loss, of innocence and friendship, written with a touch of magic realism. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 1-55970-7348.

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

    Book ID: 29534
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  • Shaw, David W.
    THE SEA SHALL EMBRACE THEM: The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. dj. The story of the collision of the Arctic with the French ship Vesta off the coast of Newfoundland in 1845. Photographs, index. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-22172.

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

    Book ID: 29351
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  • DEADLY GAMBLE by Shelton, Connie
    Shelton, Connie
    DEADLY GAMBLE

    Edition: First printing.

    Angel Fire, NM: Intrigue Press, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First mystery introducing CPA and private eye Charlie Parker, set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ISBN: 0-9643161-02.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 25089
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  • DEADLY GAMBLE by Shelton, Connie
    Shelton, Connie
    DEADLY GAMBLE

    Edition: First printing.

    Angel Fire, NM: Intrigue Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery introducing CPA and private eye Charlie Parker, set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ISBN: 0-9643161-02.

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

    Book ID: 33666
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  • Spence, June.
    MISSING WOMEN AND OTHERS: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Prize-winning first collection of short stories by this author; winner of the Willa Cather award and the Mary Ruffin Poole Award for first fiction, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of they year. The title story was selected by E. Annie Proulx for 'Best American Short Stories, 1997.' Kaye Gibbons called Spence "a reader's dream. Her stories charm the soul and engage the mind... both gentle and firm, quiet and packed with glorious candor.". ISBN: 1-57332-0981.

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

    Book ID: 27448
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  • Spencer, Brent.
    ARE WE NOT MEN?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arcade, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised first collection of short stories (his second book) - called "hilarious, bittersweet and brilliant.". ISBN: 1-55970-3571.

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

    Book ID: 13853
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  • Spencer, Brent.
    ARE WE NOT MEN?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arcade, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised first collection of short stories (his second book) - called "hilarious, bittersweet and brilliant.". ISBN: 1-55970-3571.

    Condition: SIGNED and warmly INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Fine in fine dust jacket. Author's card laid in.

    Book ID: 31474
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  • AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line. by Stewart, Ian.
    Stewart, Ian.
    AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When armed rebels entered Freetown, the besieged capital of Sierra Leone, in 1999, journalist Ian Stewart and two of his colleagues were ambushed while driving down the street. One of them was killed and Stewart was shot in this head. Incredibly he survived and this book is his frank account of the extraordinary risks he and other journalists take when reporting the news from remote, war-ravaged countries. This book is both an inspiring personal story and an in-depth look at the day-to-day life of a war correspondent. Originally published in Canada under the title 'Freetown Ambush'. 310 pp. ISBN: 1-56512-3808.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30030
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  • JUST PASSING THROUGH. by Taibo, Paco Ignacio II.
    Taibo, Paco Ignacio II.
    JUST PASSING THROUGH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the Spanish by Martin Michael Roberts. An elegant and literate adventure novel set in 1920Õs post-revolutionary Mexico. Striking dust jacket art from Diego Rivera's "Dia de muertos". 173 pp. ISBN: 0-938317-474.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder mark, otherwise as new, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 47616
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  • JUST PASSING THROUGH. by Taibo, Paco Ignacio II.
    Taibo, Paco Ignacio II.
    JUST PASSING THROUGH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Translated from the Spanish by Martin Michael Roberts. An elegant and literate adventure novel set in 1920Õs post-revolutionary Mexico. Striking dust jacket art from Diego Rivera's "Dia de muertos". SIGNED by Taibo on the title page and dated 2007, uncommon signed. 173 pp. ISBN: 0-938317-474.

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

    Book ID: 29456
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  • JUST PASSING THROUGH. by Taibo, Paco Ignacio II.
    Taibo, Paco Ignacio II.
    JUST PASSING THROUGH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Translated from the Spanish by Martin Michael Roberts. An elegant and literate adventure novel set in 1920Õs post-revolutionary Mexico. Striking dust jacket art from Diego Rivera's "Dia de muertos". INSCRIBED by Taibo on the title page ("para John") and dated 2007, uncommon signed. 173 pp. ISBN: 0-938317-474.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44008
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  • UNDERSTAND THIS by Tervalon, Jerry
    Tervalon, Jerry
    UNDERSTAND THIS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised first novel of life in the gritty side of South Central Los Angeles - of gang wars, drug-peddling and sudden death, and also of the struggle for integrity and self-respect. The dust jacket includes comments from such diverse writers as Henry Gates, Jr. , Whitney Otto, Jess Mowry and Susan Straight, among others. SIGNED on the title page. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-688-04560x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35772
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  • UNDERSTAND THIS by Tervalon, Jerry
    Tervalon, Jerry
    UNDERSTAND THIS

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Morrow, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Page tipped in, identifying this as a special advance copy. Highly praised first novel of life in the gritty side of South Central Los Angeles - the dust jacket includes comments from such diverse writers as Henry Gates, Jr. , Whitney Otto, Jess Mowry and Susan Straight, among others. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with a blue cloth spine, red lettering. Issued without a dustjacket but with a wraparound band bearing enthusiastic quotes from Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Wesley Brown. An uncommon issue.

    Book ID: 31462
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  • Thames, Susan
    I'LL BE HOME LATE TONIGHT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, first novel. Told from the point of view of the 12 year daughter, this is the story of a mother-daughter road trip in 1957, driving a jalopy, with dwindling cash, and in a South of racism, crude sexuality and a dim view of women travelling alone. ISBN: 0-679-419160.

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

    Book ID: 29459
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