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  • THE INFINITE PLAN. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    THE INFINITE PLAN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, (1993). First edition - The fourth novel by this Chilean writer. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. 380 pp. Much less common than the trade edition which had a planned first printing of 100,000 copies.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 66961
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  • SALT HOUSES. by Alyan, Hala.
    Alyan, Hala.
    SALT HOUSES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2017. First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a Palestinian family forced first from their home in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967 and then from Kuwait in 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded it. A book which tells the story of those caught up in Mideast conflicts. 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71625
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  • A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2002). First edition - The sixth volume in Angelou's autobiography which began with "I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings." This opens as she is returning from a trip to Africa, and to the news that Malcolm X had been assassinated. 159 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers with a blue geometric border.

    Book ID: 66978
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  • Barker, Pat.
    BORDER CROSSING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - A contemporary novel of a pyschologist who is lured into a re-investigation of a several years past case of a 10 year old boy, accused of murder, in which he had testified as an expert. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-374-181152.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49928
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  • HOUSE OF MIST and THE SHROUDED WOMAN. by Bombal, Maria-Luisa (1910-1980)
    Bombal, Maria-Luisa (1910-1980)
    HOUSE OF MIST and THE SHROUDED WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Austin: University of Texas Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Omnibus edition of two novels by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century, originally published in Spanish and then in English translations (by Bombal herself) in 1947 and 1948. Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. Foreword by Naomi Lindstrom. A title in the Texas Pan-Am series. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-292-70836X.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57306
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  • TROUBLE RIDES THE WIND. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    TROUBLE RIDES THE WIND.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Triangle Books, (1943) dj. Hardcover - Novel originally published in 1935. featuring Chip Bennett of the Flying U. Bower, a prolific writer, the author of 68 novels, hid the fact that she was a woman behind initials. She lived on a ranch in Montana herself, and understood the people and land about which she was writing. 300 pp.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (some toning to the paper as is common with reprints from this era, edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 66751
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  • HOLY PICTURES. by Boylan, Clare.
    Boylan, Clare.
    HOLY PICTURES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Irish writer's first novel, a coming of age story of two sisters, set in Dublin in 1925. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-671-467506.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 49260
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  • THE QUESTION SHE PUT TO HERSELF: Stories. by Brady, Maureen.
    Brady, Maureen.
    THE QUESTION SHE PUT TO HERSELF: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, (1987). Hardcover first edition - The author's first collection of short stories (third book), a title in The Crossing Press Feminist Series. Uncommon hardcover binding of burgundy leatherette and glossy pasted on covers. 117. ISBN: 0-895942291.

    Condition: Fine (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 64957
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  • WE NEED NEW NAMES. by Bulawayo, NoViolet.
    Bulawayo, NoViolet.
    WE NEED NEW NAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013). SIGNED first edition - First novel by this young author who was born in Zimbabwe, a story of the resillience of children and of displacement and arrival in a new country - winner of the Los Angeles Times award for First Fiction and short-listed for the Man-Booker. SIGNED on the title page. 280 pp plus a 2 pp conversation with author Justin Torres.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63926
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  • THE LOVELY AMBITION. by Chase, Mary Ellen.
    Chase, Mary Ellen.
    THE LOVELY AMBITION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A family chronicle set half in England and half in Chase's native state of Maine. SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words "with all good wishes." 288 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (offsetting to a couple of pages from newpaper, price-clipped, edgewear.).

    Book ID: 55112
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  • LOOSE WOMAN: Poems. by Cisneros, Sandra.
    Cisneros, Sandra.
    LOOSE WOMAN: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second collection of poetry by this award-winning Chicana writer. 115 pp. ISBN: 0-679-416447.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87411
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  • HIGH ISLAND BLUES. by Cleeves, Ann.
    Cleeves, Ann.
    HIGH ISLAND BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring dedicated bird-watcher George Palmer-Jones, set in a small town on the upper Gulf coast of Texas where the Houston Audubon Society has two sanctuaries which attract bird lovers from around the world. SIGNED on the title page. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-333660110.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87649
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (appears unread but with some signs of handling or shelfwear.)

    Book ID: 42414
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80030
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21369
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  • WINTER RANGE. by Davis, Claire.
    Davis, Claire.
    WINTER RANGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the remote ranching country of Montana, "a portrayal of a town in crisis, as tautly paced as a thriller." 262 pp. ISBN: 0-312-261403.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71435
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  • WINTER RANGE. by Davis, Claire.
    Davis, Claire.
    WINTER RANGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the remote ranching country of Montana, "a portrayal of a town in crisis, as tautly paced as a thriller." SIGNED on the title page, 262 pp. ISBN: 0-312-261403.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64889
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  • THE WAKING SPELL. by Dawson, Carol,
    Dawson, Carol,
    THE WAKING SPELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - a penetrating look at the silences and ghosts that haunt the women of an East Texas family since the 1890s. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-653.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 82499
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  • Dawson, Carol,
    THE WAKING SPELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - a penetrating look at the silences and ghosts that haunt the women of an East Texas family since the 1890's. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-653.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 39104
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  • THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HER. by Dew, Robb Forman.
    Dew, Robb Forman.
    THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this award-winning novel (her first won the National Book Award), a story of family and history which begins in 1888 Ohio. 327 pp. ISBN: 0-316-890197.

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

    Book ID: 59266
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  • PRAIRIE SONG. by Duncan, Kunigunde.
    Duncan, Kunigunde.
    PRAIRIE SONG.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Branden Press, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems rooted in a long life listening to the sounds of the Midwestern prairie. Index with the date each poem was written - a period of more than 50 years from 1910 to 1967. 218 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small peeled spot on back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 67486
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  • Egan, Jennifer.
    LOOK AT ME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her highly praised second novel (third book), SIGNED on the title page. Finalist for the National Book Award. In 2011, Egan was not just a finalist - she won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for her novel 'A Visit from the Goon Squad.' 415 pp. ISBN: 0-385-502761.

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

    Book ID: 24261
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  • THE JOYS OF MOTHERHOOD. by Emecheta, Buchi.
    Emecheta, Buchi.
    THE JOYS OF MOTHERHOOD.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: George Braziller, (1979.). Nigerian-born author's fourth novel, a moving story of the struggles of one Ibo woman to keep her family together, through periods of extreme hardship and deprivation both in the village and in urban Lagos. In telling the story of Nnu Ego, Emecheta is writing about the plight of women everywhere. 234 pp. Cover art by Catherine Stock. ISBN: 0-807609501.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some highlighting in the beginning of the book).

    Book ID: 41229
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  • THE JOYS OF MOTHERHOOD. by Emecheta, Buchi.
    Emecheta, Buchi.
    THE JOYS OF MOTHERHOOD.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: George Braziller, (1979.). Nigerian-born author's fourth novel, a moving story of the struggles of one Ibo woman to keep her family together, through periods of extreme hardship and deprivation both in the village and in urban Lagos. In telling the story of Nnu Ego, Emecheta is writing about the plight of women everywhere. 234 pp. Cover art by Catherine Stock. ISBN: 0-807609501.

    Condition: Ex-library but only a couple of small markings - overall very good condition - tight and clean.

    Book ID: 65826
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  • SHUTTER. by Emerson, Ramona,
    Emerson, Ramona,
    SHUTTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2022) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Dine writer, set set in New MexicoÕs Navajo Nation, a book which is in "equal parts gripping crime thriller, supernatural horror, and poignant portrayal of coming of age on the reservation." Winner of the 2022 Lefty Award for best first novel, longlisted for the National Book Award, finalist for the Pen, Anthony and Edgar awards and much more. Tommy Orange described it as "utterly unputdownable, a haunting thriller, written with exquisite suspense." SIGNED on the title page. 293 pp. ISBN: 978-1641293334.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87746
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  • BLOOD PRESSURE: Poems. by Gilbert, Sandra M.
    Gilbert, Sandra M.
    BLOOD PRESSURE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1988). First edition - A highly praised collection of poetry which explore love and the power of the familiar myths of fairy tales. Comments by Diane Wakoski, Alice Ostriker, Karl Shapiro and more. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-393306240.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84535
    Keywords: Poetry, woman author
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  • BLOOD PRESSURE: Poems. by Gilbert, Sandra M.
    Gilbert, Sandra M.
    BLOOD PRESSURE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A highly praised collection of poetry which explore love and the power of the familiar myths of fairy tales. SIGNED on the title page. Comments by Diane Wakoski, Alice Ostriker, Karl Shapiro and more. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-393026094.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63884
    Keywords: Poetry, woman author
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  • FALLING THROUGH SPACE: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    FALLING THROUGH SPACE: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A portrait of the making of a writer and an exploration of the Mississippi plantation life that shaped her during childhood. Illustrated with many photographs. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-316-313157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 66072
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  • ROUGH TRANSLATIONS. by Giles, Molly.
    Giles, Molly.
    ROUGH TRANSLATIONS.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1985). Author's first book, a collection of short stories. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Assoc award and the 1986 Boston Globe Fiction award. ISBN: 0-8203-23705.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65746
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  • LIFE TIMES: Stories, 1952 - 2007. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    LIFE TIMES: Stories, 1952 - 2007.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2010.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A significant collection of the short fiction of this South African Nobel Prize winning author, containing 35 stories from 10 collections, spanning her career from 1952 to 2007, and including two new post 2007 stories. 549 pp. ISBN: 9780374270537.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56067
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