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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London: Heinemann: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135212

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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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, killi... 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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Limbo: A Memoir

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270789

ISBN: 0688172865

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. From childhood, acclaimed novelist A. Manette Ansay trained to become a concert pianist. But at nineteen, a mysterious muscle disorder forced her to give up the piano, and by twenty-one, she couldn't grip a pen or walk across a room. She entered a world of limbo, one in which no one could explain what was happening to her or predict wha... 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 subu... View more info

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)

By: Armitage, Simon

Price: $8.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276371

ISBN: 0393060489

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2007 Hard Cover. 198 pp. A spellbinding poetic translation of this six hundred year-old Arthurian story of beheading, romance, and the supernatural. Promises to drive the green force of the old poem through the Armitage fuse and set it a-buddin' and a-bloomin' for the new millennium.?Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate, best-selling translator of BeowulfCom posed in the late fourteenth century by an anonymous author in the English provinces, th... 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... View more info

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The Tent

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2006

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 2274385

ISBN: 0747582254

Condition: Near Fine


First UK edition. A few light smudges to jacket. Ink stamp on half-title page. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, inspiration for the Hulu original television adaptation. A new collection of dazzling short fiction. One of the world’s most celebrated authors, Margaret Atwood has penned a collection of smart and entertaining fictional essays, in the genre of her popular books Good Bones and Mu... View more info

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The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children, Book 3)

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268442

ISBN: 0517556278

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 645 pp. Map illustrated endpapers. In this third and long-awaited novel in the acclaimed Earth's Children TM series, Ayla, the independent heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear and The Valley of Horses, sets out from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed. With her is Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they m... View more info

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Orphan Hero: A Novel of the Civil War

By: Babb, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Yucca: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2157294

ISBN: 1631580493

Condition: Fine


First Edition. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2015 Hard Cover. 443 pp. Told by his stepmother that he alone had been responsible for the death of his mother, abandoned by the earlier departure of his father for the California 1849 goldfields, and threatened with being locked in a cage with his stepmother’s psychotic brother, eight-year-old Benjamin Franklin “B .F.” Windes decides to abandon home and trail his father’s path. Thus begins a trip of constant struggle wit... View more info

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Every Man for Himself: A Novel [of the Titanic Disaster]

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1849788

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. Bainbridge, whose The Birthday Boys was an unforgettable rendition of Scott's fatal Antarctic expedition, has turned to another Edwardian tragedy for her new novel: the sinking of the Titanic. As Bainbridge admirers might expect, it is not the kind of version that would make a spectacular movie; rather, it is a meticulously observed account that almost offhandedly convinces the reader t... View more info

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The Bottle Factory Outing

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Duckworth: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199925

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 179 pp. 8vo. Freda had organized a day into the country for the Italian workers of the Bottle Factory. There would be a picnic in the park, a visit to a Stately Home; she would stroll hand in hand with Vittorio through the English landscape. It was to be idyllic. But the Outing turned into a day of tragedy and Freda, in a white wedding dress, went on a long journey by land and sea.'An outrageo... View more info

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Emerson among the Eccentrics: A Group Portrait

By: Baker, Carlos; Mellow, James R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268727

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear along jacket spine base. 1996 Hard Cover. xv, 608 pp. An exhaustively researched, richly detailed biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the writers of the American Renaissance--including Hawthorne and Thoreau--traces their relationships, their daily lives, and the era in which they lived. View more info

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The Fermata

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200085

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('To Annette - Nicholson Baker'). Photocopy of Time Magazine review laid in, sticker remnant on rear jacket corner. 1994 Hard Cover. 303 pp. 8vo. Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay (Seattle Times). Sp... View more info

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End Game (The Will Robie Series, Book 5)

By: Baldacci, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274243

ISBN: 1538745593

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition sticker on jacket front. 2017 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 424 pp. Featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with David Baldacci about Will Robie and the writing of End Game. #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci returns with his most breathtaking thriller yet... Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in w... View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2171959

Condition: Good


First edition. Front hinge starting, light stain to top margin, spine toned, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. v, [3], 179, [1] pp. 16mo. One of two story collections written by Bangs as follow-ups to E.W. Hornung's popular series featuring anti-hero Arthur J. Raffles, a safe cracker. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Raffles series was second only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during his lifetime. View more info

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The Wonder Spot

By: Bank, Melissa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270869

ISBN: 0670034118

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 324 pp. Struggling with ambivalent feelings toward the passions and identities that are important to other members of her Jewish Pennsylvania family, Sophie Applebaum makes observations about her family life over the course of twenty years. By the author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing. View more info

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

By: Bank, Melissa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270870

ISBN: 067088300X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 274 pp. A witty and incisive debut novel follows the life lessons of Jane, from defiant teenager to reluctant career girl, as she makes her way through love, sex, relationships, and workplace perils, prompted by dubious advice from a pop-psych guide to life. View more info

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Love Your Enemies

By: Barker, Nicola

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539563

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket.Very Good. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 184 pp. These dozen stories are part fantasy, part gritty realism. View more info

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The Forms of Water (Signed First Edition)

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1873381

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed & signed by author ('For Kathy, with best wishes - Andrea Barrett, June 26, 1993') on title page. Jacket lightly toned with minor sticker remnant on rear panel. We have more books available by this author!. 254 pp. National Book Award winner. A collection of stories that consider the struggles of love includes the title work, in which a young Canadian doctor, treating Irish immigrants who have been driven out by the Great Famine, experiences one ... View more info

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Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200954

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 399 pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. A major novel by the author of Ship Fever, winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. Combining fact an... View more info

Servants of the Map: Stories -- First Edition

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1305289

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Nice bright copy.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. A mapper of the highest mountain peaks realizes his true obsession. A young woman afire with scientific curiosity must come to terms with a romantic fa... View more info

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The Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270873

ISBN: 039304632X

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!. 399 pp. A major novel by the author of Ship Fever, winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. Combining fact and fiction, Andrea Barrett foc... View more info

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Lucid Stars

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Delta Fiction: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270874

ISBN: 0440550009

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers very lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 328 pp. Author's first book. Penny Webb falls in love with Benjamin Day, but when their marriage fails, Penny must adjust to a new kind of family life. View more info

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The Forms of Water: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270875

ISBN: 067179521X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 292 pp. Brendan Auberon, an eighty-year-old man living in a nursing home, longs to see his two hundred acres of wooded land before it is flooded to provide water for Boston, and he persuades his nephew, Henry, to help him realize his dream. View more info

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The Middle Kingdom: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270876

ISBN: 0671729608

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. Grace Hoffmeier travels to China with her husband, Walter, for the 1986 Beijing International Conference, where she falls out of love with him and in love with Chinese culture. View more info

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Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera

By: Barth, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274268

ISBN: 0316082627

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 398 pp. The novelist presents a fictionalized account of his life, staged as an operatic cruise through memory, desire, vocation, and that life's adventures, despairs, loves, marriages, selves, and counterselves. View more info

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The Sign of the Seahorse: A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts

By: Base, Graeme

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274186

ISBN: 0810938251

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. 1992 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. When Gropmund Grouper defrauds the Reeftown inhabitants of their homes and wealth, Pearl Trout, her brother Finneus, and Soldiercrab Army Corporal Bert must stop him, in an illustrated undersea adventure. View more info

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The Outer Coast

By: Batman, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276289

ISBN: 0151704503

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. xiii, 384 pp. An odyssey of the explorers, adventurers, and scoundrels who confronted the Pacific wilderness when it was the edge of the world. This epic of pre-Gold Rush California and the Pacific Northwest illuminates the lives and adventures of Father Junipero Serra, Captain James Cook, Daniel Boone, and the men who followed in their footsteps. More than a historical account... View more info