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The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: A John Macrae / Owl Book: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275890

ISBN: 0805057919

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed, spine faintly creased, ink name on front flyleaf, faint odor of smoke. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 513 pp. The Fool's Progress, the fat masterpiece as Edward Abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to his approaching death in Tuscon at age sixty two. When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-u... View more info

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S./Ship of Theseus

By: Abrams, J.J.; Dorst, Doug; [Straka, V.M.]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Mulholland Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204639

ISBN: 0316201642

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a very good publisher's slipcase. Bottom edge of front board bumped. Slipcase edges lightly bumped. One out of twenty-two inserts laid in (missing twenty-one inserts). 2013 Hard Cover. xiv, 456 pp. One out of twenty-two inserts laid in (missing twenty-one inserts). S. is presented in the form of a novel called Ship of Theseus written by an elusive author named V. M. Straka and published in 1949. Beyond the black slipcover with the S. title, no reference is made to Dorst or Abrams, and the only reference to the book's true publishing information appears in fi... View more info

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English Music

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271917

ISBN: 0241132576

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink name on first blank, pages minimally toned, very faint smell of smoke. 1992 Trade Paperback. 399 pp. After the death of his mother, Timothy Harcombe is separated from his disreputable father and sent to live with his grandparents, where he becomes lost in the world of English literature. View more info

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The Stories of Alice Adams

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270609

ISBN: 0375412859

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 621 pp. Twenty-five of her stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker within a ten-year period. Others were published in The Paris Review, Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and McCall's. Her work was included in twenty-three O. Henry Award collections, and she received first prize six times; she was represented in numerous collections of Martha Foley's Best American Short Stories. Now the best of Alice Adams's short fiction is gathered in one volume-fifty-three stories that illumine the hid... View more info

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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610

ISBN: 0375406832

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War begins where her acclaimed novel A Southern Exposure ended: in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II. With al... View more info

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Second Chances: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270613

ISBN: 0394568249

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. A group of friends who have known one another for decades grapples with the realization that they are growing old, attempts to come to terms with the past, and searches for new possibilities in their lives. View more info

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To See You Again: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270618

ISBN: 0394523350

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Tells the stories of a woman distraught over the loss of her husband's diaries, a teachers's unexpected attraction towards a student, and an artist's reevaluation of her life and accomplishments. View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620

ISBN: 0394536339

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put the past to rest. View more info

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2279300

ISBN: 0786868716

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old ag... View more info

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Brick Lane

By: Ali, Monica

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. 413 pp. Author's first book. Nazneen's inauspicious entry to the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a Bangladeshi village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu. Her life in London's Tower Hamlets is, on the surface, calm. For years, keeping house and rearing children, she does what is expected of her. Yet Nazneen walks a tightrope stretched between her daughters' embarrassment and her husband's resentments. Chanu calls ... View more info

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Side Effects

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284484

ISBN: 0394511042

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. Ink name on rear paste-down endpaper. 1980 Hard Cover. 149 pp. Woody Allen's third collection of comic writings. 149p. These essays appeared in The New Yorker during the late 1970s. Volume includes Remembering Needleman, The Kugelmass Episode, Confessions of a Buglar, and more. View more info

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The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200690

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. The Stories of Eva Luna (Spanish: Cuentos de Eva Luna, 1989) is a collection of Spanish-language short stories by the Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. It consists of stories told by the title character of Allende's earlier novel Eva Luna. The literary critic Barbara Mujica wrote: The Chilean author presents her stories through the age-old device used by Scheherazade: the narrator tells them to her lover to entertain him. Like the famous Arab... View more info

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The Infinite Plan

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200659

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. 8vo. Gregory Reeves, the son of a self-styled preacher, struggles to overcome his childhood of poverty and neglect and to take control of his destiny. By the author of House of the Spirits. View more info

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Cavedweller: A Novel

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270796

ISBN: 0525941673

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 434 pp. From the author of Bastard Out of Carolina comes another compelling novel about four women whose lives converge unexpectedly and force all of them to come to terms not only with their past, but their future. View more info

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iYo!

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200719

ISBN: 1565121570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309 pp. Yolanda Garcia has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those first tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everybody from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo's character, motivations, and behavior, Yo herself never speaks on her own behalf, even though, in her native Spanish, her nickname... View more info

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200720

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s daughter. So when Dr. García’s part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee. They arrive in New York City in 1... View more info

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In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200739

ISBN: 1565120388

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Top corner edge of jacket near spine bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictat... View more info

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Before We Were Free

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200755

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 167 pp. Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship.Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, ... View more info

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How Tia Lola Came To [Visit] Stay

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200758

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 147 pp. Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez’s first middle-grade book sparkles with magic as it illuminates a child’s experiences living in two cultures.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dom... View more info

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In the Name of Salome: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200759

ISBN: 1565122763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 357 pp. In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another.Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only now as she sorts through family papers does she begin to know the woman behind the legend of her mother, the revered Salome Urena,... View more info

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Saving the World: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A Shannon Ravenel Book / Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270790

ISBN: 156512510X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. Latina novelist Alma Huebner is suffering from writer's block and is years past the completion date for yet another of her bestselling family sagas. Her husband, Richard, works for a humanitarian organization dedicated to the health and prosperity of developing countries and wants her help on an extended AIDS assignment in the Dominican Republic. But Alma begs off joining him: the publisher is breathing down her neck. She promises to work hard and follow him ... View more info

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Night Train

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276291

ISBN: 0609601288

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Top edge lightly foxed. 1998 Hard Cover. 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case--this case--has gotten under her skin. When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop--now top brass--takes her own life, no one is prepared to believe it. Especially her father, Colonel Tom. Homicide Detective Mike Hoolihan, longtime colleague and friend of Colonel Tom, is ready to put the case down. Suicide. Closed. Until Co... View more info

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Success

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281556

ISBN: 0517566494

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Page ridges faintly foxed, very faint odor of smoke. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. In Success Amis pens a mismatched pair of foster brothers--one a quivering condom of neurosis and ineptitude, the other a bundle of contempt, vanity and stock-response--in a single London flat. He binds them with ties of class hatred, sexual rivalry, and disappointed love, and throws in a disloyal girlfriend and a spectacularly unstable sister to create a modern-day Jacobean revenge comedy that soars with malicious poetry. View more info

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A Vision of Fire: A Novel (Book One of the Earthend Saga)

By: Anderson, Gillian; Rovin, Jeff

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon451: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284477

ISBN: 1476776520

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2014 Hard Cover. ix, 292 pp. Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father—a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels—but when teenagers around the world ... View more info

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Sunset Beach: A Novel

By: Andrews, Mary Kay

Price: $9.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2019

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292358

ISBN: 1250243742

Condition: Near Fine


1st thus. An exceptional copy. 2019 Hard Cover. A young woman's life is turned upside down when her estranged father begins dating her high school frenemy. View more info

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The History of Vegas

By: Angel, Jodi

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1736368

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. Trouble. From the first page of each of the edgy and unrelentingly intense stories in this debut collection, the teenaged characters are headed for big trouble. The adult world has mostly failed them, and they find themselves entering into highly charged situations where they make their own rules, with misguided understanding of the consequences. The stories burn hot and fast, providing searing insights into their world of sex, drugs, drinking, violence, and accidental grace, played out in small, tough towns. Written with raw directness and understanding that ma... View more info

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Blue Water: A Novel

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270787

ISBN: 0688172873

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. New York Times bestselling author A. Manette Ansay delivers the unforgettable story of two families united by tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional journey toward a choice she'd never thought possible On an ordinary morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably changed when a drunk driver slams into Meg's car, killing the couple's six-year-old son, Evan. In a town in which everyone knows everybody else, it's no surprise that Meg and the d... View more info

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Vinegar Hill

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270788

ISBN: 0670852538

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. Ellen Grier returns with her husband and children to their Midwestern Catholic hometown to live with her narrow-minded in-laws, coping with the family's eccentricity and confronting a hidden secret festering in her husband's past. View more info

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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199924

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page edge smudged, spine slightly cocked. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 185 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel.In his first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World, Donald Antrim demonstrates all of the skill that critics have hailed in his subsequent work: the pitch-perfect ear, the cunning imagination, and the uncanny control of a narrative at once familiar and incandescently strange.In Pete Robinson’s seaside suburban town, things have, well, fallen into disrepair. The voters have de-funded schools, the mayor has been drawn and quartere... View more info

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Tunnel Vision

By: Arrick, Fran

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bradbury Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2292266

ISBN: 0878881638

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, For Sean Daly with best wishes, Fran Arrick + Judie Angell. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1980 Hard Cover. 167 pp. After 15-year-old Anthony hangs himself, his family, friends, girlfriend, and a teacher must deal with their feelings of guilt and bewilderment. View more info