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Clear Springs: A Memoir

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282212

ISBN: 0679449256

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated 1999 by author without inscription. A very nice copy. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 298 pp. In this superb memoir, the bestselling author of In Country and other award-winning books tells her own story, and the story of a Kentucky farm family, the Masons of Clear Springs. Like Russell Baker's Growing Up, Jill Ker Conway's The Road from Coorain, and other classic literary memoirs, Clear Springs takes us back in time to recapture a way of life that has all but disappeared, a country culture deeply rooted in work and food and family, in common s... View more info

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Father Crowns: A Novel

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HaperCollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282215

ISBN: 0060167807

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 454 pp. In turn-of-the-century Kentucky, Christianna and James Wheeler have the first recorded North American quintuplets, leading to an early version of the media circus. View more info

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In Country: A Novel

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282216

ISBN: 0060154691

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip and author photo laid in. A nice copy. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247 pp. Sam Hughes lives in Hopewell, Kentucky with her Uncle Emmett who is a Vietnam veteran. Sam's father was killed in Vietnam and, in an effort to understand about him and the war, she embarks on a pilgrimage with Emmett and her grandmother to the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, the Wall, in Washington. View more info

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Love Life: Stories

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282217

ISBN: 006016042X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. Sixteen stories centering on small-town existence and how peoples' lives are shaped by love explore the ways in which need and loneliness color individuals' longings for affection. View more info

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Midnight Magic: Selected Stories

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282218

ISBN: 0880015950

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 301 pp. A collection of Bobbie Ann Mason's best short stories moves through the lives of her Kentucky people, capturing their tangled hopes and buried disappointments as they struggle with the ironies of modern life in a traditional rural society. View more info

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Shiloh and Other Stories

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282219

ISBN: 0060150629

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top pager ridge very faintly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247 pp. Shiloh and Other Stories is a 1982 collection of short stories written by American author Bobbie Ann Mason. The collection won the Ernest Hemingway Foundation award for fiction. The collection brought Mason her first critical acclaim. The short story alluded to in the collection's title, Shiloh, revolves around a man named Leroy who lives in rural Kentucky and is forced to quit his job as a truck driver after an accident. The plot cente... View more info

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Spence + Lila (The Harper Short Novel Series)

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282220

ISBN: 0060159111

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 176 pp. Illustrated by LaNelle Mason. A farm couple married forty-six years look back on their long relationship during Lila's extended hospitalization. View more info

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With Jazz

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Larkspur Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282221

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Numbered 270 of 500 copies. A fine copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 30 pp. Illustrated by LaNelle Mason. Chrissy, about to become a granny, never paid attention to current events, as she was too busy raising a family. But my children have all gone now and I've started to think about things that go on. She goes to a weekly neighborhood group to talk about life, in a sort of talkshow format. She gets together with a friend named Peter, called Jazz, who works construction and saves his money and then quits an... View more info

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Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail: Stories

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Random House: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282222

ISBN: 0679449248

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 209 pp. In this remarkable book, the author of Shiloh and Other Stories, In Country, and other award-winning books gives us powerful new stories that capture the restless energy of life in contemporary America. The characters here are travelers and seekers, feeling their way toward, or away from the defining moments of their lives. They roam out into the world to England, Alaska, Texas, Saudi Arabia, or ricochet back home to Kentucky, ceaselessly searching, exploring... View more info

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Armored Giants: A Novel of the Civil War

By: Mason, F. Van Wyck

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266770

ISBN: 0316549223

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few small tears, sticker ghosting on jacket front, faint stain along bottom edge of jacket. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 339 pp. The year is 1861. War is raging and Lincoln's blockade is failing. Rumors run riot of an iron-girded Rebel ship being built in Norfolk. It's believed that nothing will be able to stop it once it's afloat. In New York City, a group of rogues and runaways gather, looking for excitement and fortune: Dion O'Dea, an Irish brawler and escaped convict; Kitty Ham... View more info

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In the Country of Men

By: Matar, Hisham

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281562

ISBN: 0670916390

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2006 Hard Cover. 244 pp. Hisham Matar’s In the Country of Men is a strikingly balanced novel. While set within the complicated and highly charged political landscape of Libya in the late ‘70s (the setting of the author’s own early childhood), the story’s narrator is a young boy still preoccupied with games, just beginning to open his eyes to the possibility of love, still considering —and misinterpreting—what it means to be a man. By constructing the story around this strange interplay of innocence and corruption, the author is able... View more info

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The Buddhist Concept of Hell

By: Matsunaga, Daigan & Alicia

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philosophical Library: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287255

ISBN: 0802220487

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket panel lightly rubbed. 1972 Hard Cover. ix, 152 pp. The authors founded the Reno Buddhist Church in 1989. A philosophical insight into the Buddhist understanding of the nature of the human mind and its unique capability to transform the hells of its own creation into Enlightenment. The first half of the book studies the development of hell as a philosophical concept from Early Buddhism through the Madhyamika and Vijnanavada schools. The second half, based upon the Saddharma smrti upasthana sutra, presents an analysis of the eight symbolic Buddhist hells as a journey ... View more info

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Wet Wings and Drop Tanks: Recollections of American Transcontinental Air Racing, 1928-1970

By: Matthews, Birtch

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Schiffer Aviation History: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287854

ISBN: 0887405304

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. 1993 Large Hardcover. 272 pp. Here is a unique, revealing, one-of-a-kind book about many of the personalities, pilot, and aircraft involved in major transcontinental races across the United States from 1928-1970. Cross-country unlimited class events-including non-stop air derbies of the late 1920s, the famous Bendix Trophy Races of the 1930s and 1940s, and modern Reno Harolds Club Trophy to 1970-produced some of the most exciting and heartbreaking tournaments on record. Written by the co-author of Mustang: The Racing Thoroughbred, this companion ... View more info

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Drinks with Dead Poets: A Season of Poe, Whitman, Byron, and the Brontes: A Novel

By: Maxwell, Glyn

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pegasus Books: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287955

ISBN: 1681774623

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2017 Hard Cover. 345 pp. A spirited homage to the departed literary greats?set in an entrancing English village?this novel tells the tale of a profound autumn term with Poe, Yeats, Whitman, Dickinson, and the Brontës. “I am walking along a country lane with no earthly idea why . . . Poet Glyn Maxwell wakes up in a mysterious village one autumn day. He has no idea how he got there?is he dead? In a coma? Dreaming??but he has a strange feeling there’s a class to teach. And isn’t that the poet Keats wandering down the lane? Why not ask him to give a reading, do a... View more info

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Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I

By: Mayhew, Emily

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276368

ISBN: 0199322457

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2014 Hard Cover. 275 pp. The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The bullets hit fast and hard, went deep and took bits of dirty uniform and airborne soil particles in with them. Soldier after soldier came in with the most dreaded kinds of casualty: awful, deep, ragged wounds to their heads, faces and abdomens. And yet the medical personnel faced with thes... View more info

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To Die For: A Novel

By: Maynard, Joyce

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278467

ISBN: 0525933964

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark on page base, top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1992 Hard Cover. 240 pp. Behind her facade of a high achievement, attractive middle-class newlywed Suzanne Maretto nurtures her true desires, which include violent heavy metal music, the manipulation, sexual and otherwise, of teenagers, and murder. View more info

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The Usual Rules: A Novel

By: Maynard, Joyce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281615

ISBN: 0312242611

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 390 pp. It's a Tuesday morning in Brooklyn—a perfect September day. Wendy is heading to school, eager to make plans with her best friend, worried about how she looks, mad at her mother for not letting her visit her father in California, impatient with her little brother and with the almost too-loving concern of her jazz musician stepfather. She's out the door to catch the bus. An hour later comes the news: A plane has crashed into the World Trade Center. Her mother's building. Thr... View more info

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All the Weyrs of Pern (The Dragonriders of Pern, Book 11)

By: McCaffrey, Anne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Del Rey Book / Ballantine Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268957

ISBN: 0345368924

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light general wear to jacket. Light smudge on front board. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 404 pp. For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatene... View more info

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The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel, Book 15)

By: McCall Smith, Alexander

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204392

ISBN: 0307911543

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink note. Near fine. 2014 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 227 pp. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency often helps people find things they have lost. But they have never had to help a client find herself—until now, in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s best-selling and beloved series. A kindhearted brother and sister have taken in a woman known only as “Mrs.”—a woman with no memory of her name or of how she came to Botswana. And so it’s up to Precious Ramotswe and her new co-director, Grace Makutsi, to discover the woman’... View more info

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The Cheer Leader: A Novel

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281882

ISBN: 0912697113

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 267 pp. Author's first book (this and July 7 were published simultaneously). Jo Spencer is a girl who knows what to be and how to be it-straight-A student, cheerleader, May Queen, popular and cute and virginal, and in perfect control. But halfway through her first year in college in the early seventies, her carefully normal life explodes and she comes completely undone. In The Cheerleader, Jo Spencer looks back, as if she were watching reruns of old syndicated TV sho... View more info

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Crash Diet: Stories

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281883

ISBN: 0945575750

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. An excellent copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 253 pp. Here, from the remarkable novelist who wrote Ferris Beach, Tending to Virginia, July 7th, and The Cheer Leader, is Jill McCorkle's first book of short fiction. These eleven sparkling, uninhibited stories address her favorite subject: women who take matters into their own hands. McCorkle has yet again produced irrepressibly frank and funny portraits of remarkable characters. View more info

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Creatures of Habit: Stories

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281884

ISBN: 1565122569

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. Jill McCorkle's new collection of twelve short stories is peopled with characters brilliantly like us-flawed, clueless, endearing. These stories are also animaled with all manner of mammal, bird, fish, reptile-also flawed and endearing. She asks, what don't humans share with the so-called lesser species? Looking for the answer, she takes us back to her fictional home town of Fulton, North Carolina, to meet a broad range of characters facing up to the double-edged sword life offers hominids. The i... View more info

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Final Vinyl Days and Other Stories

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281885

ISBN: 1565122046

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!. 212 pp. When Jill McCorkle feels a short story coming on, she goes right ahead and wastes wonderful ideas instead of hoarding them for a novel. The result is another extraordinary collection of stories and characters. In It's a Funeral! RSVP, the storyteller is a woman who takes up self-styled careers that suit her circumstances. Now she's stumbled onto one that's so successful that she just can't quit. It's planning funerals, what she calls Going Out Parties, i... View more info

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July 7: A Novel

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281886

ISBN: 0912697121

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 387 pp. This and Cheer Leader, her first book, were published simultaneously). An unsolved murder at the Quik Pik propels us into twenty-four hours of rich comedy and fast action in the North Carolina town of Marshboro. Two memorable presences are Granner Weeks, a white widow, and Fannie McNair, a black housekeeper. They know that people learn to live by living with each other--in each other's ways and in each other's hearts. View more info

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Carolina Moon: A Novel

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281887

ISBN: 1565121368

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260 pp. In the course of this wide-ranging, richly detailed novel, every kind of human problem finds its way to the doorstep of Quee Purdy, a tireless entrepreneur for whom love and sex are the hot commodities in which she deals. McCorkle's extraordinary storytelling skills allow her to juggle at least six parallel stories in a novel about playing God. And she does it divinely. View more info

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Ferris Beach: A Novel

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281888

ISBN: 0945575394

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. Young Katie struggles with the conflicting influences of her prim and practical mother, her reckless cousin, and a wild boy who lives in a dilapidated house near Katie's seaside home. View more info

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Tending to Virginia: A Novel

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281889

ISBN: 0912697652

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Bottom edge of front jacket panel lightly bumped. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. This is the story of Virginia Turner Ballard, know to her North Carolina relatives as Ginny Sue. It's also the story of her mother, her grandmother, her great aunts, her closest cousin--three generations of women who gather around Virginia to help her at the end of a hard pregnancy, to tend to her, to help her prepare for the fourth generation. This kind of family attendance, this kind of tending to, is Southern to the cor... View more info

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The Renaissance: European Painting, 1400-1600

By: McCorquodale, Charles

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Studio Editions: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286730

ISBN: 1858918928

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1994 Large Hardcover. 308 pp. The Renaissance period was one of the most exciting and innovative in Western art. Many of the world's greatest artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Van Eyck, Durer, and Holbein created their masterpieces during this era. This panoramic survey of the period traces the complex development of ideas on perspective, expression, composition, color, and iconography as they relate to the historical events and personalities of the age. Florence's Medici family, the Valois of France, and the Hol... View more info

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Animals of the Canadian Rockies

By: McCowan, Dan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287040

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, Sincerely yours. No jacket. Minor tear to spine head cloth. 1936 Hard Cover. x, 302 pp. 8vo. A work designed to stimulate interest in the wildlife of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, from Yellowhead Pass to the international boundary. This area includes most of Canada's national parks. Photographs by author throughout. View more info

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The Giant's House: A Romance

By: McCracken, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274271

ISBN: 0385314337

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Front of jacket crinkled. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, very faint odor of smoke. 1996 Hard Cover. 259 pp. National Book Award finalist. An unusual love story about a little librarian on Cape Cod and the tallest boy in the world, The Giant's House is the magical first novel from the author of the 1994 ALA Notable collection Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry. The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-six-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt--the o... View more info