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  • Brown, Judith C.
    IMMODEST ACTS : The Life of Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - An historical study based on original documents about the investigation in 1619 to 1623 and the subsequent trial of "Sister Benedetta Carlini of Vellano, abbess of the Theatine nuns of Pescia [near Florence, Italy], who pretended to be a mystic but was discovered to be a woman on ill repute." A title in the Studies in the History of Sexuality series. Includes an appendix with translations of the original documents, notes, index. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-195036751.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 32458
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  • Harris, Sara.
    THE SISTERS: The Changing World of the American Nun.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on interviews with many nuns - and some former nuns - in different orders and different parts of the country. A serious look at the dedication of these women and the challenges they face in the modern world.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust- jacket (peeled spot on front cover of dj, small chip at bottom of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 21784
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  • THE TWO NUNS. by Hure, Anne.
    Hure, Anne.
    THE TWO NUNS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Sheed and Ward, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about two lives dedicated to the service and God, and two minds at war on how to do this; The author had herself entered a convent. Originally published in French as Deux Mondiales in 1962, and a finalist for the Prix Goncourt; translated into English by Emma Crawford. 221pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (a tight copy, but with some light edgewear to the dj, orig price of 4.00 still present)

    Book ID: 66850
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  • THE DEVIL'S DOOR by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    THE DEVIL'S DOOR

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates (TOR/ Forge), 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in the highly praised series of mysteries set in 12th century France, and featuring Catherine LeVendeur, an inquisitive young nun. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication . 384 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85420x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63162
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  • DEATH COMES AS AN EPIPHANY. by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    DEATH COMES AS AN EPIPHANY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge/TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, and the first in the highly praised series of mysteries set in 12th century France; introduces young novice-scholar, Catherine LeVendeur, at the convent of the Paraclete. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Macavity Award for the best first novel, and shortlisted for the Agatha and Anthony awards. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-312-854196.

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

    Book ID: 63164
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  • DEATH COMES AS AN EPIPHANY. by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    DEATH COMES AS AN EPIPHANY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge/TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, and the first in the highly praised series of mysteries set in 12th century France; introduces young novice-scholar, Catherine LeVendeur, at the convent of the Paraclete. Winner of the Macavity Award for the best first novel, and shortlisted for the Agatha and Anthony awards. SIGNED on the title page. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-312-854196.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (inked circles on rear endpaper.)

    Book ID: 55828
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  • THE DEVIL'S DOOR by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    THE DEVIL'S DOOR

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates (TOR/ Forge), 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in the highly praised series of mysteries set in 12th century France, and featuring Catherine LeVendeur, an inquisitive young nun. SIGNED by author on title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85420x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9320
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  • THE DEVIL'S DOOR. by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    THE DEVIL'S DOOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates (TOR/ Forge), 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in the highly praised series of mysteries set in 12th century France, and featuring Catherine LeVendeur, an inquisitive young nun. SIGNED by author on title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85420x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new, unread copy but with rem line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 9321
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  • Salzman, Mark.
    LYING AWAKE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, 2001. SIGNED - His extraordinary third novel, set in a Carmelite convent just outside modern Los Angeles. 8 illustrations by Stephanie Shieldhouse. ISBN: 0-375-706062.

    Condition: Near fine. SIGNED on title page by the author.

    Book ID: 27348
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  • LYING AWAKE. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    LYING AWAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a Carmelite convent just outside modern Los Angeles. 8 illustrations by Stephanie Shieldhouse. 118 pp. ISBN: 0-375-4052328.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35473
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  • LYING AWAKE. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    LYING AWAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - His extraordinary third novel, set in a Carmelite convent just outside modern Los Angeles. 8 illustrations by Stephanie Shieldhouse. 181 pp. ISBN: 0-375-4052328.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32803
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  • LYING AWAKE. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    LYING AWAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel, set in a Carmelite convent just outside modern Los Angeles. 8 illustrations by Stephanie Shieldhouse. SIGNED on a preliminary page. 118 pp. ISBN: 0-375-4052328.

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

    Book ID: 41327
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  • LYING AWAKE. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    LYING AWAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. His extraordinary third novel, set in a Carmelite convent just outside modern Los Angeles. 8 illustrations by Stephanie Shieldhouse. 181 pp. ISBN: 0-375-4052328.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 18533
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  • NOVENA FOR MURDER. by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    NOVENA FOR MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Sister Mary Helen, 75 years old and full of spunk and far from ready for quiet retirement. Set in San Francisco. 183 pp. Dust jacket design by Tim Gaydos. ISBN: 0-684-180871.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70832
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  • NOVENA FOR MURDER. by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    NOVENA FOR MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Sister Mary Helen, 75 years old and full of spunk and far from ready for quiet retirement. Set in San Francisco. Personally INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Thanks for all your support! Who would have thunk it?" and dated in the year of publication. 183 pp. Dust jacket design by Tim Gaydos. ISBN: 0-684-180871.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Rather uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 61407
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  • Skye, Grace Elizabeth.
    COMING HOME.

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

    San Francisco: Dry Bones Press, 1996. First edition - Autobiographical account of a woman who was sexually molested as a young girl by a nun, a member of the same order as her aunt, and a visitor to her family's home - focuses on her struggle to reconcile her own desire to become a nun - to join the Poor Clares - and the conflict between her deep commitment to the spirituality of the Catholic Church and her anger in the way the situation of abuse was ignored or handled by the authorities. 82 pp. ISBN: 1-88938-252.

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

    Book ID: 31430
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