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  • GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women. by (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Kincaid, Jamaica; Cliff, Michelle and others) Esteves, Carmen C. and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
    (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Kincaid, Jamaica; Cliff, Michelle and others) Esteves, Carmen C. and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
    GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991. In addition to the contributors shown above, this includes selections by Hilda Contreras, Maryse Conde, Rosario Ferre, Hazel Campbell, Olga Nolla, Ana Lydia Vega, Olive Senior and many others. Selected bibliography. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-8135-17389.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73412
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  • Blanco, Evangeline.
    CARIBE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the UC Irvine's 21st Annual Chicano/Latino Literary Contest, this is a carefully researched historical novel set on the island of Puerto Rico. ISBN: 0-385-486502.

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

    Book ID: 14401
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  • Espada, Martin.
    IMAGINE THE ANGELS OF BREAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth collection of poems by this highly praised, Brooklyn-born, Puerto Rican poet - included are a series of autobiographical poems, and others about political persecution and transcendance. The final long poem in the book 'Hands Without Irons Become Dragonflies" was written as an elegy for the Puerto Rican poet and nationalist Clemente Soto Velez.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 68116
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  • TRUMPETS FROM THE ISLANDS OF THEIR EVICTION by Espada, Martin
    Espada, Martin
    TRUMPETS FROM THE ISLANDS OF THEIR EVICTION

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

    Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 1987. SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 1998. The rather uncommon second collection by this Brooklyn-born, Puerto Rican poet - praise on cover from Robert Creeley, who wrote a foreword to this book. Also includes a long essay on Espada's work by Diana L. Velez and an author's bibliography. 93 pp. ISBN: 0-916950-727.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42945
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  • Ferre, Rosario
    THE HOUSE ON THE LAGOON

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A complex novel by this Puerto Rican writer - about a writer who is writing a multigenerational novel. Nominated for the National Book Award. Dust jacket praise from Julia Alvarez who calls this a novel 'packed with magic, blood, sweat and tears.' 407 pp. ISBN: 0-374-173117.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name stamped on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 10680
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  • TRES POEMAS INEDITOS DE JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ EN RECUERDO Y HOMENAJE A ZENOBIA CAMPRUBI AYMAR. by Jimenez, Juan Ramon (1881-1958)
    Jimenez, Juan Ramon (1881-1958)
    TRES POEMAS INEDITOS DE JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ EN RECUERDO Y HOMENAJE A ZENOBIA CAMPRUBI AYMAR.

    Edition: First thus.

    1956-1966. An ephemeral but attractive production of these poems by the Spanish nobel laureate in honor of his wife, who died in 1956. Consists of a single sheet folded, laid-in to a tan cardstock folder with the title on the front cover, dates on the bottom of the front and a small drawing on the back cover. No place of publication, but possibly Puerto Rico, where Jimenez and Zenobia settled after 1948. Text is in Spanish (en espagnol)

    Condition: Very good (light creasing to the cover)

    Book ID: 62256
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  • LUPE AND THE SENORITA. by Kahmann, Chesley.
    Kahmann, Chesley.
    LUPE AND THE SENORITA.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Junior Literary Guild / Random House. 1938. Hardcover - Lupe is a poor country girl determined to get an education and Teresa - la senorita -is the daughter of a wealthy hacienda owner. When Teresa has to return to Puerto Rico after a year and a half of college in the United States, she is resentful and unhappy, not the kind and helpful advisor Lupe had been expecting. A story of cultural differences, education, and romance set in early 20th century Puerto Rico, when it was just a territory of the US. Illustrated with drawings by Norman Reeves. Includes several pages of explanation and pronunciation of Spanish words. 276 pp. Yellow and green illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with yellow lettering and a small illustration of a parrot on the front cover. Previous owner's name, spine slightly slanted but a sturdy copy.

    Book ID: 76088
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  • THE FINISHING SCHOOL. by Martinez, Michele.
    Martinez, Michele.
    THE FINISHING SCHOOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second romantic thriller to feature the 'sexy, smart and tough-as-nails federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas' who also is trying to balance her life as a single mother with her career. She finds herself involved in the investigation of the death of two teen-age girls, apparently of a drug overdose, but which turns out to be much more complicated. SIGNED on the title page. 357 pp. ISBN: 978-0060724009.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73777
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  • Marzan, Julio.
    TRANSLATIONS WITHOUT ORIGINALS: Poems.

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

    New York: I. Reed Books, 1986. First edition - First collection by this award-winning Puerto Rican born poet, critic and anthologist. 43 pp. ISBN: 0-918408-237.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in stiff printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 17763
    Keywords: Poetry, puerto rico
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  • Santiago, Esmeralda.
    WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Addison-Wesley, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first book, a memoir of a childhood in two worlds - Puerto Rico where she lived until she was 13, and a Brooklyn tenement. ISBN: 0-201-581175.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 14431
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  • THE DAME. by Stark, Richard (pseudonym of Donald Westlake)
    Stark, Richard (pseudonym of Donald Westlake)
    THE DAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Macmillan Company, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Somebody bumped off the dame." The second Cock Robin thriller featuring Alan Grofield, a "card-carrying member of Actors' Equity, part-time thief and full time lover." SIGNED by Donald Westlake on the title page, and uncommon thus. 183 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light crease to front flap of dj, but a tight and clean copy. No remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 70706
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