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Geography of the Near Past: Poems.
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Geography of the Near Past: Poems.

By Al Young.

New York, NY Holt, Rinehart Winston: Holt Paperbacks, 1976. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. SIGNED BY AL YOUNG. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows a small, very faint stain at the top edge; just a hint of foxing at the bottom edge; else flawless; binding square and secure to extremities; text clean); binding square and secure. No longer 'As New', but very close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 84pp. Musical Memoirs. Simultaneously released in hardcover. Trade Paperback. SIGNED BY AL YOUNG.

$24.50

Out of the Blue.
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Out of the Blue.

By Sally Mandel.

New York, NY Ballantine Books, 2000. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ shows only minute indications of use. Book shows slightest spine lean; binding secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. 295pp. Hardback with DJ. It has been five years since multiple sclerosis struck Anna Bolles. Even beyond those periods when Anna requires a wheelchair, her mother and she feel the impact of the disease as part of their daily lives. Not quite the athlete she once was, Anna understood why her long time steady Bobby Zaklow ultimately bailed out of their relationship. Outside of her mother, Anna does not allow anyone, including herself, her students at a private Manhattan high school, nor her peers to get close to her. Her role as a marvelous watcher ends when she meets Joe Malone at an art show exhibiting his photographs. The amateur photographer enjoys the hobby, but he earns his living as the marketing manager for a small upstate New York air charter service. Anna questions Joe's commitment to living and he inquires why she has given up on relationships. As their feelings turn to love, both of them ponders whether they can entrust their heart, body, and soul to the other for a lifetime. OUT OF THE BLUE is a typically wonderful Sally Mandel contemporary romance. The character-driven story line centers on relationships. Anna is a witty protagonist who uses humor to self-deprecate while remaining outside the emotional fray of deep interaction. Joe is a fabulous hunk who mentally contends with his own demons involving whether or not he can cope with his beloved's illness. Mama Bolles is an in-your-face secondary player who provides jocularity while helping the audience see inside the lead players. Even the support cast is fully developed as Ms. Mandel shows why she is a New York Times best-selling author. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$11.76

Who Will Know Us.
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Who Will Know Us.

By Gary Soto.

San Francisco, CA Chronicle Books, 1990. Paperback First Edition Thus[1990]; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition Thus[1990]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows light wear along outside edge front panel; crease near lower front corner; otherwise flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 69pp. Original illustrated glossy paperwraps. Trade Paperback. In this, his fifth collection, Soto's voice is heartfelt, rooted strongly by a sense of place. The place is California: "Home is west,/ Further than the river/ Will reach, or clouds." Even the titles of these poems hint at their earthiness: "Provisions," "House, Street, Old Man," "Friday Night Fish." In them Soto celebrates memory and everyday life: "Dust is a faint aura of loss." Their metaphors are like magnets pulling you in: "Her hands like doves/ On the encyclopedia, E-G." Conversational in tone, not academic in the least, these poems will have wide appeal. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$16.27

Tosadnessday.

By Mason Williams.

Los Angeles, CA Tasmania Press, 1966. Hardcover First Edition [1966], unstated. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Limited Edition, One of 500 copies handset by Paul Jay Robbins and lithographed on Hamilton Starwhite text. Very Good+: tiny snag at outside edge front face; top edge shows dust; moderate overall soiling; former owner's name at front pastedown; binding square and secure; text clean. Despite its several flaws, remains a handsome copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated with drawings in black & white by Robert Willis. White cloth over boards with black titles at backstrip; Lovely black & white pastedown illustration, showing a white drawing of a guitar on a black field by Willis at front face. First Edition [1966], unstated. Hardback: Pastedown Illustration at the front panel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$215.60