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  • A HEAVEN IN THE EYE. by Rice, Clyde.
    Rice, Clyde.
    A HEAVEN IN THE EYE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Portland, OR: Breitenbush Books, Inc, (1990.). Autobiography of a 'vibrant, romantic, bullheaded young man in Oregon and California in the years 1918-1934 bursts with joy of living' (USA Today review) - from being a forest lookout to riding the rails to San Francisco, marrying and almost losing his wife, and finally returning to Oregon to start a new life. The author's first book, written at the age of 81, and winner of the Western States Book Prize for Creative Nonfiction upon its original publication in 1984. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-932576842.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers. Cover says "special bookseller's edition" and a letter from the publisher is printed inside the front cover.

    Book ID: 45426
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  • A HEAVEN IN THE EYE. by Rice, Clyde.
    Rice, Clyde.
    A HEAVEN IN THE EYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Portland, OR: Breitenbush Books, Inc, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the author's early life in Oregon and California in the years 1918-1934 - from being a forest lookout to riding the rails to San Francisco, marrying and almost losing his wife, and finally returning to Oregon to start a new life. The author's first book, written at the age of 81, and winner of the Western States Book Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Frontispiece. Cover and drawings at the beginning of each chapter by Laurie Levich. 350 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-932576-222.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner.)

    Book ID: 48786
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  • RIDING TOWARD EVERYWHERE. by Vollmann, William T.
    Vollmann, William T.
    RIDING TOWARD EVERYWHERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In selecting this as one of his 10 best travel books, Sam McManus of the Sacramento Bee said "Though the bulk of the book is about his railroad adventures with his fearless Sacramento pal Steve, how they dodge the authorities ("bulls") and flirt with the shady characters found along the way, there is a simmering anger about what Vollmann calls our "increasingly un-American America." Or maybe it's just the whiskey talking. Vollmann is as much social critic as travelogue author. He rides up and down California, into Idaho, Wyoming and Washington, always coming back to Sacramento. He never stays anywhere long, and his elliptical prose reads…

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    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In selecting this as one of his 10 best travel books, Sam McManus of the Sacramento Bee said "Though the bulk of the book is about his railroad adventures with his fearless Sacramento pal Steve, how they dodge the authorities ("bulls") and flirt with the shady characters found along the way, there is a simmering anger about what Vollmann calls our "increasingly un-American America." Or maybe it's just the whiskey talking. Vollmann is as much social critic as travelogue author. He rides up and down California, into Idaho, Wyoming and Washington, always coming back to Sacramento. He never stays anywhere long, and his elliptical prose reads the same. Much of what he sees appalls him. And, remember, this is a writer who has traveled with the Mujahedin in Afghanistan and hung out with Thai prostitutes." Sources, 200 pp plus 65 pp of photographs. ISBN: 9780061256752.

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

    Book ID: 74306
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