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  • Astley, Thea.
    CODA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief novel by this award-winning Australian novelist in which old age is looked at with both irony and grief.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages, slight fading on the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 15711
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  • Astley, Thea.
    CODA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. Hardcover - A brief novel by this award-winning Australian novelist in which old age is looked at with both irony and grief.

    Condition: Near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages, slight fading on the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 15740
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  • TRAVELS IN A DONKEY TRAP. by Baker, Daisy.
    Baker, Daisy.
    TRAVELS IN A DONKEY TRAP.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    New York: St Martin's, (1974.) dj. Hardcover - "For Daisy Baker, the acquisition of a donkey and trap at the age of 76 was a revelation. 'When Darkie came', she says, 'a whole new world opened up. So I found myself writing this book to express it all'. The donkey not only freed her from the confinement of four walls in the country cottage in which she had begun to see herself spending an increasingly cramped old age; but, because she moved so immutably at the pace of another era, Darkie also brought with her another kind of freedom" and so she begins to reflect on earlier eras, on her childhood and on the countryside she lived in. Illustrated with drawings by Pamela Mara. 160 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49135
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  • HOW TO LIVE TO BE 100 - OR MORE: The Ultimate Diet, Sex and Exercise Book* by Burns, George.
    Burns, George.
    HOW TO LIVE TO BE 100 - OR MORE: The Ultimate Diet, Sex and Exercise Book*

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - *At My Age, Sex Gets Second Billing. The comedian shares his secrets for a long life and a good martini with readers everywhere. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 187 pp plus a final double spread photograph. ISBN: 0-399-129391.

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

    Book ID: 56975
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  • THE DECEMBER PROJECT: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery. by Davidson, Sara.
    Davidson, Sara.
    THE DECEMBER PROJECT: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2014). First edition - For two years, Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, to discuss what he calls The December Project - that is, "creating strategies to deal with pain and memory loss, and finding tools to cultivate simplicity, fearlessness, and joy at any age. Davidson includes twelve exercises so that readers may experience what she did a sea change in facing what we all must face: mortality." Glossary. 193 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 80185
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  • THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN. by Ephron, Hallie.
    Ephron, Hallie.
    THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013). SIGNED first edition - A young woman returns to her old Bronx neighborhood only to find that her mother's house has become a hoarder's nest. SIGNED on the title page. 293 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new, but some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 72421
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  • BUFFALO DAUGHTER. by Frame, Janet.
    Frame, Janet.
    BUFFALO DAUGHTER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1990). The twelfth book by this New Zealand author, but her first novel to be set in America- in New York, where Frame lived off and on for many years - the story of a young doctor who choses to study death. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-8076-12847.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58852
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  • BUFFALO DAUGHTER. by Frame, Janet.
    Frame, Janet.
    BUFFALO DAUGHTER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - The twelfth book by this New Zealand author, but her first novel to be set in America- in New York, where Frame lived off and on for many years - the story of a young doctor who choses to study death. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-8076-0657x.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name - that of a minor poet)

    Book ID: 58606
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  • LUCY BOOMER. by Hill, Russell.
    Hill, Russell.
    LUCY BOOMER.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof.

    New York: Ballantine, 1992. SIGNED first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a 'freeway flyer' who stumbles upon the possibility of some unrecorded history in the story of a 93-year old woman, Lucy Boomer, who had worked for (and maybe been more to) five US Presidents. She promises Jack her journals, and in return he slips her out of her nursing home and begins the long drive to Iowa with her and a free-spirited hitchhiker. SIGNED on the title page. Long after this novel was first optioned, an adaption is scheduled to begin filming in the summer of 2019 with Director Howard Deutch. 186 pp.

    Condition: Fine in dark red printed wrappers. A very uncommon advance issue. Note: the proof shows a publication price of $18, but the actual price on the first edition was $16.

    Book ID: 75228
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  • LUCY BOOMER. by Hill, Russell.
    Hill, Russell.
    LUCY BOOMER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a 'freeway flyer' who stumbles upon the possibility of some unrecorded history in the story of a 93-year old woman, Lucy Boomer, who had worked for (and maybe been more to) five US Presidents. She promises Jack her journals, and in return he slips her out of her nursing home and begins the long drive to Iowa with her and a free-spirited hitchhiker. SIGNED on the title page. Long after this novel was first optioned, an adaption is scheduled to begin filming in the summer of 2019 with Director Howard Deutch. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-345-372252.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (an unread copy.)

    Book ID: 75229
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  • JESSICA FAYER. by L'Heureux, John.
    L'Heureux, John.
    JESSICA FAYER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In her last hours of life, after being beaten and robbed on Beacon Hill, Jessica Fayer relives her 76 years. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the late Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens and his wife and dated at Stanford in 1994. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-025716506.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67009
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  • RECESSIONAL. by Michener, James A.
    Michener, James A.
    RECESSIONAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in The Palms, a Florida retirement center, and follows the lives of several residents there over the course of a year. Illustrated with drawings by Franca Nucci Haynes. 484 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679-43612x.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (hint of sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 47636
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  • BEYOND BINGO. by Miller, Joan Drummond; Julie Houy, and Carolyn Livingston.
    Miller, Joan Drummond; Julie Houy, and Carolyn Livingston.
    BEYOND BINGO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., (2000). First edition - The first novel by these three friends, written to dispel some stereotypes about old age, and especially older women, including that they are humorless people, and also to explore issues surrounding medical marijuana. "Several 'little old ladies' in Pacific Grove encourage one another to grasp life anew and act a bit outrageous. They begin by finding and supplying marijuana (for medicinal purposes) to a rich friend suffering from cancer. When the friend dies and leaves them cars and money, the ladies branch out: they still provide 'medicinal' brownies but catch the attention of the law and 'suspicious others' when they discover a dismembered corpse in a disused freezer. (Library Journal) 188 pp. ISBN: 0-887392849.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84512
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  • AS WE ARE NOW. by Sarton, May.
    Sarton, May.
    AS WE ARE NOW.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Norton, (1973.) dj. Hardcover - Described as a "short swift blow of a novel" - the story of an old woman trying to stay alive in a nursing home. 134 pp. ISBN: 0-393-083721.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63317
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  • THE ROAD TRIP: Two Senior Women with Two Walkers and Lots of Pills on the Open Road. by Stolhand, Melba and Carol Olson Lindahl.
    Stolhand, Melba and Carol Olson Lindahl.
    THE ROAD TRIP: Two Senior Women with Two Walkers and Lots of Pills on the Open Road.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    XLIBRIS, (2014). The two authors met at a local writer's group meeting in 2004, and developed a close friendship. However, despite their age and health problems, both women were adventurous and, using the excuse of visiting family in St Paul, they set off from California to the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and across the country on a 5000 mile road trip. The question was could they do this and still be friends at the end. 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1499079357.

    Condition: Good overall - some curling and wear to the covers, contents clean.

    Book ID: 78826
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  • Van Duyn, Mona.
    LETTERS FROM A FATHER AND OTHER POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Wonderful collection of poems by this much-honored writer, many of which were written about her parents (this book is dedicated to their memory). Van Duyn has been the recipient of the National Book award and the Bollingen Prize for poetry and the Pulitzer prize, in addition to other awards. Rather uncommon in the hardcover first edition. ISBN: 0-689-112866.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (2 short closed tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 21086
    Keywords: old age, parents, Poetry
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