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  • HUNGRY GHOSTS. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    HUNGRY GHOSTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Counterpoint, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring stuntwoman Darcy Lott. SIGNED on the title page. Set in San Franciso. 264 pp. ISBN: 1582434174.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48778
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  • THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth. by Goldberg, Natalie.
    Goldberg, Natalie.
    THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this…

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    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this story is finally a search for truth." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing of a heart. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0733993.

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

    Book ID: 65703
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  • THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth. by Goldberg, Natalie.
    Goldberg, Natalie.
    THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this…

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    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this story is finally a search for truth." INSCRIBED on the title page "For Jennifer" with a drawing of a heart. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0733993.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47882
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  • THE LADY AND THE MONK: Four Seasons in Kyoto. by Iyer, Pico.
    Iyer, Pico.
    THE LADY AND THE MONK: Four Seasons in Kyoto.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1992.). SIGNED - The author's second book, an account of his stay in a Buddhist monastery in Japan, because he wanted to learn more about Zen Buddhism and Japan today. While he was there, he met a young woman who came to embody both the old and new Japan to him - the wife of a 'salaryman,' locked into an arranged marriage, but who was conversant with both the ancient tea ceremony and modern rock, who wore leg warmers one day and a kimono another. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author - "For -- Hope you have a wonderful time in Japan, with warmest wishes" and dated in 1993. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-679403086.

    Condition: Good+ condition - usual toning to the pages, minor wear to covers.

    Book ID: 50672
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  • THE WILD, WHITE GOOSE, VOLUME II; The Diary of a Female Zen Priest. by Jiyu-Kennett, Roshi.
    Jiyu-Kennett, Roshi.
    THE WILD, WHITE GOOSE, VOLUME II; The Diary of a Female Zen Priest.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Mount Shasta, CA: Shasta Abbey Press, (1978). First edition - The chronicle of her last six years in Japan by Jiyu-Kennett, one of the first Western women to become a Zen master. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-930066030.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 71464
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  • NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: Zen Journals 1969 -1982. by Matthiessen, Peter
    Matthiessen, Peter
    NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: Zen Journals 1969 -1982.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Shambala, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A journey deep into the heart of American and Japanese Zen Buddhism, culminating with Matthiessen's 1982 pilgrimage to Japan with his Zen teacher. Foreword by Hakuyu T. Maezumi. Index. xii, 288 pp. ISBN: 0-394-552512.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear to dj especially at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 54054
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  • Matthiessen, Peter
    NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: Zen Journals 1969 -1982.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: Shambala, 1987. A journey deep into the heart of American and Japanese Zen Buddhism. ISBN: 0-87773-4011.

    Condition: Very good - (a few marginal brackets.).

    Book ID: 26100
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  • THE RECORDED SAYINGS OF LAYMAN P'ANG: A Ninth-Century Zen Classic. [P`ang chu-shih yu-lu] by P'ang Yun (740-808) Translated from the Chinese by Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Yoshitaka Iriya and Dana R. Fraser
    P'ang Yun (740-808) Translated from the Chinese by Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Yoshitaka Iriya and Dana R. Fraser
    THE RECORDED SAYINGS OF LAYMAN P'ANG: A Ninth-Century Zen Classic. [P`ang chu-shih yu-lu]

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & Tokyo: Weatherhill, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first English translation of this record of the later years of P'ang Yun, recounted in an anecdotal style. Illustrated with two color and four halftone plates, planned, designed and produced at the Tokyo offices of John Weatherhill. Includes an introduction, supplemental notes, bibliography and index. 109 pp plus colophon. lllustrated endpapers. Jacket design by Naoto Kondo.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan boards printed with Chinese text and red cloth spine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82959
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  • Sagan, Miriam
    SEARCHING FOR A MUSTARD SEED: One Young Widow's Unconventional Story.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Costa Mesa, CA: Quality Words in Print (QWP), (2003.). First edition - Poet's account of her attempt to deal with grief and to move on in her own life, when her husband, Robert, a Zen priest, died of colitis at the age of 36. The title refers to a Buddhist teaching story. 207 pp.

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

    Book ID: 29662
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  • Shainberg, Lawrence.
    AMBIVALENT ZEN: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Dustjacket praise from Normam Mailer and Gretel Ehrlich, who calls this a 'hilarious provocative account of what being a student of Zen has been for Lawrence Shainberg.'. ISBN: 0-679-441166.

    Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket (binding cracked before title page.)

    Book ID: 26093
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  • CALL ME BY MY TRUE NAMES: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh. by Thich Nhat Hanh.
    Thich Nhat Hanh.
    CALL ME BY MY TRUE NAMES: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects over 100 works written over more than 40 years by this Zen Master, poet, and peace activist, translated from the Vietnamese by the author. Many of the poems have additional comments added by the author. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-938077619.

    Condition: Fine in gray cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a near fine dustjacket. (small nick to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 83396
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  • OUTSIDER IN AMSTERDAM. by van de Wetering, Janwillem.
    van de Wetering, Janwillem.
    OUTSIDER IN AMSTERDAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first in the series of mystery novels featuring Detectives Grijpstra and de Gier of the Amsterdam police. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-395-207053.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (spine slant, tears to edges of dj)

    Book ID: 46961
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