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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $100.00  $90.00

Publisher: London, UK, The Women's Press: 1986

Edition: First UK Paperback Edition/First Printi

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6279

ISBN: 0704339897

Condition: Fine


This copy of the UK trade paperback issue has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the half-title page and by Alice Walker (who contributed the forward) on the title page! In this collection - her larger-than-life women struggle for love, money, happiness, and sometimes, revenge. Told with enormous warmth and humour, these twelve stories centre on the lives of black women and their men in the small-town southern states of America. View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Anchor Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6280

ISBN: 0385420870

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the half-title page! Her debut work - Alice Walker has said: "Her style is deceptively simple and direct, and the value of tears in which her characters reside is never so deep that a rich chuckle at a foolish person's foolishness cannot be heard." This is a copy of the first Anchor Books edition. View more info

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Homemade Love

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5758

ISBN: 0312388950

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy that has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the title page! Her scarce second book. Cooper tells exuberant tales of simple county people living in small towns, tales full of wonder at the mystery of life, the hardness of fate, and the whimsical humor of the Lord. Awed, bedeviled, and bemused, all of Cooper's characters are borne up by the sheer power of life itself. View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $225.00  $202.50

Publisher: Navarro, CA, Wild Trees Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 632

ISBN: 0931125006

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by both J. California Cooper on the title page and by Alice Walker at her foreward! The celebrated author's first book - a collection of stories. In the foreward by Alice Walker she states "It is with both pleasure and pride that I introduce the wise and exhilarating stories of Joan California Cooper's 'A Piece of Mine'. Pleasure because I know others will now have the opportunity to enjoy Cooper's talent, humor, and insight into character, and pride because her book is the first to be published by Wild Trees Press, started in 1984 by my partner, Robert Allen, and... View more info

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Family

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Doubleday: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8855

ISBN: 0385411715

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the title page! The author's 1st novel following three critically acclaimed collections of short stories. Set in the years just before and after the Civil War "Family" tells the story of four generations of an African-American family whose emotional and spiritual center is Always, a willful, resourcefull, and gentle young woman born into slavery. To hear Ms. Cooper at a reading is "uplifting", to say the least. View more info

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The Matter Is Life

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 97

ISBN: 0385411731

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the title page! Another collection of "exuberant tales of everyday people" that we come to expect from this author. Rich and lyrical, lively and brash, and full of wonder at the unexpected mysteries of life, these stories delve deeply into the enormous passions of every moment lived. View more info

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Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 99

ISBN: 0385467877

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the title page! Whether it be through her stories or her legenday readings, J. California Cooper's words have an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend. Her characters are plainspoken and direct: simple people for whom life, despite its everpresent struggles, is always worth the journey. View more info