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  • SWEET EYES. by Agee, Jonis.
    Agee, Jonis.
    SWEET EYES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by poetry and two highly acclaimed collections of short stories) set in a small midwestern town celebrating its centennial. "Honey Parrish of Divinity, Iowa, drinks too much, sleeps around and talks to her dead lover. . . .she is a woman drifting toward madness while searching for something that will anchor her to safety.. . Honey is also plagued by the voice of Clinton, her dead lover, until Jasper Johnson comes along. Johnson, the ``sweet eyes'' of the title, is the town's only black man. His tempestuous affair with Honey is the spark that fires a smoldering racism in the community, spearheaded by Sonny Boy…

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    New York: Crown, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by poetry and two highly acclaimed collections of short stories) set in a small midwestern town celebrating its centennial. "Honey Parrish of Divinity, Iowa, drinks too much, sleeps around and talks to her dead lover. . . .she is a woman drifting toward madness while searching for something that will anchor her to safety.. . Honey is also plagued by the voice of Clinton, her dead lover, until Jasper Johnson comes along. Johnson, the ``sweet eyes'' of the title, is the town's only black man. His tempestuous affair with Honey is the spark that fires a smoldering racism in the community, spearheaded by Sonny Boy [Honey's pyschotic brother]. Fearing that her brother's bigotry caused the death of a young black woman 15 years earlier, Honey launches a painful search for the truth." (Kirkus) A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 404 pp.,. ISBN: 0-517575159.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83383
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  • DON'T GO FISHING ON WITCHES' DAY: A New Armitage Family Story. by Aiken, Joan (1924-2004); introduction by Lizza Aiken.
    Aiken, Joan (1924-2004); introduction by Lizza Aiken.
    DON'T GO FISHING ON WITCHES' DAY: A New Armitage Family Story.

    Edition: Advance except, slim paperback.

    Easthampton, MA: Big Mouth Press, 2008. First edition - A promotional chapbook with the first appearance of a new Armitage family story, plus the introduction to the October 2008 Collection "The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories" by Joan Aiken's Daughter, Lizza Aiken. vii 15 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled illustrated gold wrappers printed in black. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 83393
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  • HOMETOWN BREW. by Akins, Ellen
    Akins, Ellen
    HOMETOWN BREW.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. First edition - The author's fifth novel, set in a small Wisconsin beer town, this is a story of sibling rivalry and corporate intrigue. 234 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed light blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 82085
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  • LITTLE WOMAN. by Akins, Ellen
    Akins, Ellen
    LITTLE WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel - Beauty Skinner is a very large woman, and she decides to create an escape for herself - a rural shelter for needy women that is designed to fail, and will leave her with a house to herself. A great plan, except that the women who came were not downtrodden wretched souls, but a ferocious and intractable crew - and the colony became "something like Robinson Crusoe's island in a bad year, and its occupants a distaff counterpart of 'Lord of the Flies.'". ISBN: 0-06-0163623.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55306
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Akins, Ellen
    PUBLIC LIFE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her 3rd novel.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9497
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • LOST DAUGHTERS. by Alberts, Laurie.
    Alberts, Laurie.
    LOST DAUGHTERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hanover and London: University Press of New England, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, fourth book, the story of the converging quests of a mother for the daughter she gave up for adoption and of the daughter's search for her birth mother, one which reveals the deceptions that have shaped their lives. A title in the Hardscrabble Books - Fiction of New England series. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-874518989.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84320
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Alberts, Laurie
    TEMPTING FATE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Hardcover first edition - The story of Allie, who, at 20, had already "used up the lower 48 states", and arrived in Vladimir Alaska where she found work on a salmon fishing boat. Author's first novel.

    Condition: NF/VG (light edgewear.)

    Book ID: 3947
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Alberts, Laurie
    TEMPTING FATE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Washington Square Press Books, 1988. The story of Allie, who, at 20, had already "used up the lower 48 states", and arrived in Vladimir Alaska where she found work on a salmon fishing boat. Author's first novel. ISBN: 0-671-660497.

    Condition: Fine in wrappers, appears unread.

    Book ID: 19134
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Alberts, Laurie
    TEMPTING FATE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Washington Square Press Books, 1988. The story of Allie, who, at 20, had already "used up the lower 48 states", and arrived in Vladimir Alaska where she found work on a salmon fishing boat. Author's first novel. ISBN: 0-671-660497.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers, appears unread, crease to corner of front cover.

    Book ID: 20651
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • FIELDS OF BATTLE. by Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    FIELDS OF BATTLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel written by this author under this pseudonym -Beginning in 1939, this is a "tale of love and conflict in wartime England." 442 pp. ISBN: 0-312288425.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73155
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  • Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    FRIENDS AND ENEMIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - A WWII love story- between a German Luftwaffe pilot and a young English woman who is a radar operator. The second novel written under the pseudonym of Kate Alexander.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (top edge dusty, hint of spine slant, prev owner's name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 3953
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  • Alexander, Shana.
    THE FEMININE EYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McCall, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - This book collects the author's best writing from her five year period of traveling the world and adds some new and trenchant observations of her world. Her first book.

    Condition: Near fine in good only dust jacket. (3-inch tear along back cover of dj, some other edgewear.)

    Book ID: 14530
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Patricia Smith and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Patricia Smith and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Thulani Davis, Victor Hernadez Cruz, Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by TWO poets at their contributions: Patricia Smith at 'Skinhead" and Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers (binding cracking at p 176-177, but still holding).

    Book ID: 69721
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  • ALENTEJO BLUE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    ALENTEJO BLUE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2006). First edition - The second novel by this award winning writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England. This is the story of a village community in Portugal as it adapts to the modern world. 226 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (toning to the pages, lower corner somewhat bumped)

    Book ID: 64715
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  • ALENTEJO BLUE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    ALENTEJO BLUE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel, one which tells the stories of the people in a small village in Portugal. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-93037.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50886
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  • ALENTEJO BLUE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    ALENTEJO BLUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, one which tells the stories of the people in a small village in Portugal. SIGNED on the title page, and dated in the year of publication. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-385-604866.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74344
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  • ALENTEJO BLUE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    ALENTEJO BLUE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2006). First edition - The second novel by this award winning writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England. This is the story of a village community in Portugal as it adapts to the modern world. 226 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 80807
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  • IN THE KITCHEN. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    IN THE KITCHEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this young writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England, a follow-up to her first novel, 'Brick Road,' which was short-listed for the Booker Prize. 436 pp. ISBN: 978-1416671681.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83277
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • IN THE KITCHEN. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    IN THE KITCHEN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2009). First edition - Third novel by this young writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England, a follow-up to her first novel, 'Brick Road,' which was short-listed for the Booker Prize. 436 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83278
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  • IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which uses a madcap adventure involving three unlikely co-conspirators with illuminated the plight of undocumented immigrants and a transformation of three people who thought they were in the winter of their lives. It "opens with endearingly oblivious academic Richard Bowmaster, who is rattled after taking his cat to the vet, and rear-ends a car driven by Evelyn Ortega. Ortega is not in the country legally, its her bosss vehicle, and he's not the sort of person you want to cross (ask the dead body in the trunk)." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 340 pp. ISBN: 978-1501178139.

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

    Book ID: 82726
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  • IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017). First edition - A book which uses a madcap adventure involving three unlikely co-conspirators with illuminated the plight of undocumented immigrants and a transformation of three people who thought they were in the winter of their lives. It "opens with endearingly oblivious academic Richard Bowmaster, who is rattled after taking his cat to the vet, and rear-ends a car driven by Evelyn Ortega. Ortega is not in the country legally, its her bosss vehicle, and he's not the sort of person you want to cross (ask the dead body in the trunk)." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 340 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 82764
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  • INES OF MY SOUL. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago,…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago, and waged a bloody, ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans. SIGNED on the second title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrations on the title page and preceding each chapter were reproduced from the 1852 Madrid edition of "La Araucana" by Alonso de Ercilla. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0061161537.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80792
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  • INES OF MY SOUL. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago,…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago, and waged a bloody, ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrations on the title page and preceding each chapter were reproduced from the 1852 Madrid edition of "La Araucana" by Alonso de Ercilla. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0061161537.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80793
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  • (Allison, Dorothy; Claribel Alegiria, May Stevens, Maureen Brady and others, contributors.) Elly Bulkin, Jan Clausen, Irena Klepfisz and Rima Shore, editors.
    CONDITIONS: SIX.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Brooklyn, New York: Conditions, 1980. SIGNED first edition - A feminist magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians. Includes poetry by Alegria, Gloria Anzualdua, Judith Vollmer and others; fiction by Allison ("I Am Working on My Charm"), Stevens, Sauda Jamal, Camille Norton,etc ; an interview with "An Old Dyke" - Doris Lundin - by Elly Bulkin; a rememberance of the Russian poet, Sophia Parnok; reviews and more. SIGNED by Allison at her contribution. 270 pp plus advertisements.

    Condition: Good condition in stiff illustrated wrappers (some rubbing and wear to the covers.)

    Book ID: 32810
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  • Alther, Lisa
    BEDROCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fourth novel, the story of a successful New York photographer who buys an old house in rural Vermont, and in the process of living there, discovers much about herself - and not what she expected to find. ISBN: 0-394-577558.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 14266
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Alther, Lisa
    BEDROCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fourth novel, the story of a successful New York photographer who buys an old house in rural Vermont, and in the process of living there, discovers much about herself - and not what she expected to find. ISBN: 0-394-577558.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (hint of fading on spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 20839
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS by Alvarez, Julia
    Alvarez, Julia
    HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised first novel by this author who was born in the Dominican Republic. Winner of the Pen/Oakland Award. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-572.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49371
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  • THE DOORWAY. by Andersdatter, Karla.
    Andersdatter, Karla.
    THE DOORWAY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Austin, TX: Plain View Pr, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A contemporary love story set in San Francisco Bay area in the 1980s. SIGNED and dated on the front endpaper. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-911051503.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76598
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Anderson, Jessica.
    TAKING SHELTER

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (rem mark)

    Book ID: 7221
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • STORIES FROM THE WARM ZONE AND SYDNEY STORIES. by Anderson, Jessica.
    Anderson, Jessica.
    STORIES FROM THE WARM ZONE AND SYDNEY STORIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Two collections of short stories by this award-winning writer - one of five stories, the other 3 stories - told from the viewpoint of a young girl growing up in Brisbane, Australia. Author's note, in which she describes the first collection as autobiographical fiction. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 82088
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