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Something to Declare: Essays

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200751

ISBN: 1565121937

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 300 pp. In her first book of nonfiction, Julia Alvarez takes us behind the scenes and shares the lessons she's learned on her way to becoming an internationally acclaimed novelist. In 1960, when Alvarez was ten years old, her family fled the Dominican Republic. Her father participated in a failed coup attempt against the dictator Rafael Trujillo, and exile to the United States was the only way to save his life. The family settled in New York City, where D... 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

ISBN: 0375815449

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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The Other Side (El Otro Lado): Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200756

ISBN: 0525939229

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Promotional postcard laid in. Near fine. Jacket lightly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. English text. Characterized by respect for the past, delight in the sensory details of the present, and tentative but cherished hope for the future, a collection of poems culminates in the title poem about the poet's return to her native Dominican Republic. Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls ... 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

ISBN: 0375802150

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 D... 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 Uren... View more info

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Homecoming: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1984

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201052

ISBN: 0394620526

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Signed by author without inscription. 1984 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 93 pp. Alvarez's first published collection of poetry, a work of great subtlety and power in which the young poet returned to her old-world childhood in the Dominican Republic. Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include Homecoming (1984) and Th... View more info

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268632

ISBN: 0743252128

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 265 pp. Completed shortly before Ambrose's untimely death, To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians. Ambrose roams the country's history, praising the men and women who made it exceptional. He considers Jefferson and Washington, who were progressive thinkers (while living a contradiction as slaveholders), and celebrates Lincoln and Roosevelt. He recounts Andrew Jackson's stunning defeat of a s... 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. We have more books available by this author!. 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 t... View more info

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The Top and the Ball

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ideals Children's Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199996

ISBN: 0824985478

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1 inch tear to jacket spine head. 1992 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 32 pp. A fine leather ball snobbishly refuses to marry a plain wooden top; but years later, after Ball has fallen on hard times and Top has a shiny new coat, she is eager for his friendship. By the famous Danish author who also wrote The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, etc. View more info

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Fairy Tales and Stories (Avon Edition)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Dulcken, H.W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: F.M. Lupton Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 2265936

Condition: Good


Large stain to bottom corner, no publisher date, title page and contents page stuck together, pages toned. iv, 377 pp. Hans Christian Andersen (/'ænd?rs?n/; Danish: [han?s 'k?æsdjan '?n?sn?] (About this sound listen)), often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, of which no fewer t... View more info

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The Complete Andersen: All of the 168 Stories [Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales]

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Hersholt, Jean

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286225

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine lightly rubbed with minimal loss of gilt. 1949 Hard Cover. One-volume edition. 297, [3], 445, [3], 430, lxvii, [1] pp. 8vo. Blue cloth spine, pictorial paper over boards. A large collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Translated into English from the original Danish by Jean Hersholt ('The Tallow Candle' translated by Compass Languages), with an appendix containing the unpublished tales, a chronologic listing, and the edit... View more info

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Hans Andersen's Story Book. with a Memoir [Fairy Tales]

By: Andersen, Hans [Christian]; Howitt, Mary

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Allen Brothers: 1869

Seller ID: 2283812

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, ink name stamp crossed out on title page, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1869 Hard Cover. vi, 9-154, 7-187, [3] pp. Beautiful blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Andersen from a painting by Carl Hartmann, and several other illustrations in text. A collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Includes: Memoir of Hans Christian Andersen (by Mary Howitt), A Picture-Book without Pictures; My Boots; Scenes on the Danub... View more info

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Poetry of the Nineties, with an Introductory Essay

By: Andrews, C.E.; Percival, M.O.; Kipling, Rudyard; Hardy, Thomas; Housman, A.E.; Stevenson, Robert Louis; et al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1926

Seller ID: 2016090

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket edges rubbed, several tears & chips, jacket toned, pencil name & address on front endpaper. Very Good. 1926 Hard Cover. xiii, 297 pp. 8vo. A collection of late 19th century poems, including contributions from Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Symon, Oscar Wilde, and many others. View more info

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The Seven That Were Hanged (Modern Library)

By: Andreyev, Leonid; Seltzer, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni And Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2289128

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1918 Soft Cover. xxxvii, 194 pp. The Seven Who Were Hanged (Russian: ??????? ? ???? ??????????) is a 1908 novella by Russian author Leonid Andreyev. The book is believed to have influenced the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.[1] A minister learns of a foiled assassination plot on him by five leftist revolutionaries, and the trauma this inflicts on his peace of mind. The novella then switches to the courts and jails to follow the fates of seven people who have received death sentences: the five failed assassins, an Estonian fa... View more info

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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135212

ISBN: 0435902067

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded, seller bookplate inside. 1978 Trade Paperback. xiv, 242 pp. A novel chronicling two Igbo marriages, one traditional and one Christian. View more info

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Captain Wolf and Other Sketches of Animal Biography

By: Anonymous (By the Author of 'Under the Lime-Trees,' 'Aunt Annie's Stories,' Etc., Etc.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Co., Grand Street: 1870

Seller ID: 2200942

Condition: Good


A couple pages loosening but included., pencil name on front endpaper, a few pages lightly foxed. 1870 Hard Cover. viii, 309, [3] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, embossed black & gold design and gilt titles. Includes twenty-two (22) full-page illustrations (black & white plates) by Emil Bayard & Ernest Griset. A collection of stories featuring animal characters. CONTENTS: Captain Wolf; Guy's Two Homes; Tiny and Furry, or The Life and Times of a Beaver; Fox and His Family; The King of the Poultry-Yard; Robin's Experiences; Mother Rat and Her Little Ones. Keywords: LITERATURE FABLES DECORATIVE B... View more info

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Great French Tales of Fantasy / Contes Fantastiques Celebres: A Dual-Language Book

By: Appelbaum, Stanley (editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dover: 2006

Seller ID: 2266107

ISBN: 0486447138

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. These six riveting fantasy classics from the golden age of the French short story will keep you glued to your chair. Drawn from the genre's outstanding nineteenth-century writers, they range from the Romantic era to the rise of the Symbolists and Decadents. Presented chronologically by date of publication, they include Charles Nodier's Trilby; or, The Elf of Argyll, Théophile Gautier's The Amorous Dead Woman, The Venus of Ille by Prosper Mérimée, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's Second Sight, and two tales by Guy de Maupassant, A Divorce Case and Who Knows? T... View more info

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The London Venture

By: Arlen, Michael

Price: $125.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270196

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author on slip bound in at title page. David Diamond's copy, with two postcards addressed to him laid in. Front hinge just starting, jacket edges worn with loss, including a large chip from the base of the front panel, pencil notes on rear endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 350 pp. The Green Hat perfectly reflects the atmosphere of the 1920s—the post-war fashion for verbal smartness, youthful cynicism, and the spirit of rebellion of the bright young things of Mayfair. Iris Storm, femme fatale, races around London and Europe in her yellow Hispano-Suiza surrounded by romantic... View more info

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Five Generations: Life and Letters of an American Family, 1750-1900

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289651

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed with a few tears to spine head and foot, jacket price clipped. 1930 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 425, [3] pp. 8vo. Includes 23 plates. A collection of letters and diary entries spanning 150 years of American history and recounting the histories of numerous families and individuals. View more info

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Modernism: A Cultural History

By: Armstrong, Tim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Polity Press: 2005

Seller ID: 2271044

ISBN: 0745629830

Condition: Good


Pencil underlining and marginalia. 2005 Trade Paperback. The last 20 years has seen an explosion of work on literary modernism and its cultural and historical contexts. In this innovative study aimed at a general audience, Tim Armstrong seeks to define modernism not only by its aesthetics and literary genres but also by its links with broader cultural areas in which the'modern' is implicated and debated, and which inform its representational modes. View more info

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Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy

By: Arnold, Edwin T.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Mississippi: 1999

Seller ID: 2197021

ISBN: 1578061059

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper. 1999 Trade Paperback. Originally published in 1993, this was the first volume of essays devoted to the works of Cormac McCarthy. Immediately it was recognized as a major contribution to studies of this acclaimed American author. American Literary Scholarship hailed it as a model of its kind. It has since established itself as an essential source for any McCarthy scholar, student, or serious reader. In 1993, McCarthy had recently published All the Pretty Horses (1992), the award-winning first volume of the Border Trilogy. The second volume, The Crossing, appeared ... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold, Complete Edition with Biographical Introduction [Poems of Matthew Arnold]

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. / Norwood Press: 1897

Seller ID: 2290943

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear, ink name and year (1908) on front flyleaf. 1897 Half-Leather. xxvii, [1], 502 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine and corners, green morocco spine label, marbled paper over boards, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Photographic frontispiece of author. A collection of poetry by British poet Matthew Arnold, with biographical introduction and bibliography preceding text. View more info

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Matthew Arnold: Poems (Crown Classics)

By: Arnold, Matthew; Dyment, Clifford

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grey Walls / The Crown Classics: 1949

Seller ID: 2299180

Condition: Very Good


Half inch by half inch chip to top edge of front jacket panel has been repaired, jacket edges rubbed. Board edges rubbed, sticker on front jacket panel. 1949 Hard Cover. 64 pp. Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs t... View more info

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East River: A Novel of New York

By: Asch, Sholem; Gross, A.H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276274

Condition: Good


First American edition. Boards lightly soiled, two owner bookplates on front endpapers, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1946 Hard Cover. 438 pp. 8vo. Translated by A.H. Gross. Two immigrant families struggle to adjust to a new way of life and find happiness in New York City during the early 1900s. View more info

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Maps for Lost Lovers

By: Aslam, Nadeem

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269607

ISBN: 0571221807

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 2004 Hard Cover. 369, [5] pp. 8vo. The second novel by the award-winning British Pakistani author. In an unnamed town in England, Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared - and Chanda's brothers have been arrested for their murder. What follows is an unravelling of all that is sacred to the family, as the pious Kaukab tries desperately to square the traditional justice of her culture with the more personal consequences of their murder. 'Maps for Lost Lovers' opens the heart of a family at the crossroads of culture, community, nationality and religion and expresses their pa... View more info

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Sails of Gold

By: Asquith, Lady Cynthia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1927

Seller ID: 2274311

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, a few light smudges and stains to boards, bookplate on second blank. 1927 Large Hardcover. 166 pp. Includes a story by A.A. Milne about Tigger. Milne had published Winnie-the-Pooh just one year earlier. An anthology of stories edited by Lady Cynthia Asquith. CONTENTS: Ianthe Jerrold: A Lovely Lady; John Buchan: The Magic Walking Stick; Laurence Binyon: In the Aquarium at the Zoo; Denis Mackail: What Happened to Oz; Geoffrey Dearmer: The Giraffe; H. Belloc: Agincourt; Mary Webb: The Secret Joy; A.A. Milne: Tigger Comes to the Forest; Cynthia Asquith: Teddy Bear; Mary Webb: The Cuckoo... View more info

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New Voices in the American Theatre (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 258)

By: Atkinson, Brooks; Williams, Tennessee; Miller, Arthur; Inge, William; Axelrod, George; Anderson, Robert; Wouk, Herman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library, New York: 1955

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1956425

ISBN: 0394602587

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Printed between 1969 and 1975 based on jacket design. Jacket lightly rubbed. Very Good. 1955 Hard Cover. xi, 559 pp. 2-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, silver titles & rules on spine, blind-stamped emblem & border on front board. A collection of American plays, with a foreword by Brooks Atkinson. Includes: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge; The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod; Tea and Sympathy by Robert Anderson; and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial by... View more info

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Alias Grace

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 2294407

ISBN: 0385475713

Condition: Near Fine


First U.S. edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 468 pp. 8vo. Inspiration for the CBC miniseries. In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; ot... View more info

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Bottle

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hay Festival Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200662

ISBN: 0954716809

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One of 1000 copies. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. 2004 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 54 pp. From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, inspiration for the Hulu original television adaptation. CONTENTS: Bottle -- It's not easy being half-divine -- King Log in exile -- Take charge -- Thylacine ragout -- Post-colonial -- Faster -- Nightingale -- Bottle II. Keywords: MARGARET ATWOOD BOTTLE CANADIAN LITERATURE SHORT STORIES View more info

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266860

ISBN: 0771008635

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper, jacket spine a bit faded. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 521, [3] pp. 8vo. From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, inspiration for the Hulu original television adaptation. Winner of the Man Booker Prize and the Hammett Prize, Time's best novel of the year 2000, and one of Time's top 100 novels since 1923. Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. For the past twenty-five ... View more info