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Rosalie, My Rosalie: The Tale of a Duckling

By: Mitchard, Jacquelyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282252

ISBN: 0060722193

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 118 pp. Illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello. Desperately wanting a pet and having always been refused one by her parents, Henry Marie is thrilled when her father comes home with a fuzzy little chick, yet when her dreams of owning and caring for a pet don't turn out the way she dreamed, Henry Marie has to find creative ways to make their relationship work. View more info

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Starring Prima!: The Mouse of the Ballet Jolie

By: Mitchard, Jacquelyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282253

ISBN: 0060573562

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 152 pp. Illustrated by Tricia Tusa. From the day she was born in the piano backstage at the Ballet Jolie, it was obvious that Prima was destined for greatness. Her family fully expected her to become the lead dancer with the American Ballet Rodente. Such an honor should be enough for any mouselet, but Prima had even bigger plans. She wouldn't be satisfied until she could share her talent with all creatures -- even humans. But as any mouse with half a brain knows... View more info

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Keuka Lake (Images of America)

By: Mitchell, Charles R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264678

ISBN: 0738510955

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small crease to front wrapper. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. Nestled among the hills of western New York State is the beautiful lake Keuka, the Indian word for canoe landing. Once visited, the loveliness and serenity of this particular lake in New York's Finger Lakes region draws people back. Visitors return to stay for a week or the summer, and tourists come back, often annually. Many who have lived or summered at the lake return to retire. Keuka Lake brings back the time period from 1850 to 1960, the era of black-and-white photogra... View more info

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The Bone Clocks

By: Mitchell, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205360

ISBN: 1400065674

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket a bit misaligned. 2014 Hard Cover. 624 pp. 8vo. Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of danger... View more info

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Spotted Hemlock

By: Mitchell, Gladys

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277817

ISBN: 0312753500

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and jacket spine base lightly rubbed. Ink stamp on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 239 pp. When the badly decayed body of a young woman, a student at an agricultural college, is discovered in an abandoned coach, Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley, whose pig-farming nephew holds a temporary position at the college, is called in to investigate. View more info

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Faintley Speaking (A Beatrice Lestrange Bradley Mystery)

By: Mitchell, Gladys

Price: $12.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1986

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2277819

ISBN: 0312279574

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed and lightly bumped. Page 96 trimmed incorrectly upon publication, several associated creases. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. Not long after the telephone call, Miss Faintley was murdered. It seemed at first unlikely that she, a prim, quiet schoolmistress, could have anything to do with crime. Yet Mrs Bradley's investigations led to some exciting discoveries. View more info

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A True Novel

By: Mizumura, Minae; Carpenter, Juliet Winters

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Other Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262839

ISBN: 1590512030

Condition: Very Good


First American edition - a paperback original. Includes publisher's slipcase. Spines lightly creased. 2013 Trade Paperback. 454, [1]; 457-854, [1] pp. Pictorial wrappers. The first English translation of Honkaku Shosetsu, originally published in 2002. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. A remaking of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights set in postwar Japan. A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, h... View more info

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My Story [Marilyn Monroe]

By: Monroe, Marilyn [Baker, Norma Jeane]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stein and Day: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279891

ISBN: 0812817079

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front boards lightly bowed. 1974 Hard Cover. 143 pp. Marilyn Monroe presents a revealing portrait of the life, emotions, and insecurities of Norma Jean, the woman beneath the Hollywood image. View more info

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Seeds of Change

By: Monteleone, Thomas F.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Laser Books: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269615

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Pages very faintly toned. 1975 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. The Denver Citiplex is a technological masterpiece, but is also a living hell for those who have been labelled by computer analysis as potential deviants. In an effort to escape the fate of all such deviant, Eric Stone and his girlfriend, Jessica, manage to reach an underground colony living in the wastelands outside the city. View more info

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Grassroots Music in the Upper Cumberland

By: Montell, William Lynwood

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University of Tennesee Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287916

ISBN: 1572335459

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Sticker on half-title page. 2006 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 311 pp. “This book is, in a sense, a folk history of the music cultures of this area, and one full of rich detail and cultural surprises.” —Charles K. WolfeThe bi-state Upper Cumberland region—as discussed in William Lynwood Montell’s new book, Grassroots in the Upper Cumberland—includes eight counties in Tennessee (Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, and Putnam) and eight counties in Kentucky (Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Metcalfe, Monroe, Pulaski, Russell, and Way... View more info

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Little Red Riding Hood

By: Montresor, Beni; Perrault, Charles; Pavarotti, Luciano

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272181

ISBN: 0385412126

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Large chip from rear jacket flap corner. 1991 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. A little girl on her way to visit her grandmother meets a hungry wolf in the forest. View more info

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Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero

By: Montville, Leigh

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270431

ISBN: 0385507488

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 2004 Hard Cover. xiv, 513 pp. He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? What motivated him to interrupt his Hall of Fame career twice to serve his country as a fighter pilot; to embrace his fans while tangling with the media; to retreat from the limelight whenever possible into his solitary love of fishing; and to become the most famous... View more info

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The Mysterious Montague: A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery

By: Montville, Leigh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279080

ISBN: 0385520336

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap lightly creased. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 303 pp. He was a 1930s golf legend and Hollywood trickster who adamantly refused to be photographed. He never played professionally, yet sports-writing legend Grantland Rice still heralded him as “the greatest golfer in the world.” Then, in 1937, the secrets of John Montague’s past were exposed—leading to a sensational trial that captivated the nation. John Montague was a boisterous enigma. He had a bagful of golf tricks, on and off the course. He could chip a ball acr... View more info

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The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions

By: Moody, Rick

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281619

ISBN: 0316578991

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Stain on top page ridge, top page ridge faintly foxed, minor stain to page ridge. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 323 pp. The author weaves together past and present and family legend as he shares his personal story of dealing with depression, and his search through his family's paternal lines to find clues to his melancholy. View more info

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Anagrams: A Novel

By: Moore, Lorrie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282255

ISBN: 0394552946

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor crease to front and rear jacket flaps. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 225 pp. Author's first novel. The difficult life of Benna, a woman of mysterious adaptability, is followed as she transforms herself through a variety of wild careers--from a nightclub singer to an aerobic instructor for senior citizens--and revealing relationships with eccentric friends. View more info

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Self-Help: Stories

By: Moore, Lorrie

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282257

ISBN: 0394539214

Condition: Fine


First edition. Minimal discoloration to top board edge. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 163 pp. Author's first book. These ten short stories focus on women who are on the brink of loneliness--their mothers are dying, their husbands and lovers are leaving them--and who face their disappointments with anxiety laced with ironic humor. View more info

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The Forgotten Helper: A Story for Children (A Goblin Tale)

By: Moore, Lorrie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Kipling Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282258

ISBN: 0943718007

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. Illustrated by T. Lewis. Accidentally left behind at Ivy's house, Aben, one of Santa's elves, has a year in which to help Ivy reform in time for next Christmas, when he can return to the North Pole with Santa. View more info

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Like Life: Stories

By: Moore, Lorrie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282259

ISBN: 0394581016

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 178 pp. In Like Life’s eight exquisite stories, Lorrie Moore’s characters stumble through their daily existence. These men and women, unsettled and adrift and often frightened, can’t quite understand how they arrived at their present situations. Harry has been reworking a play for years in his apartment near Times Square in New York. Jane is biding her time at a cheese shop in a Midwest mall. Dennis, unhappily divorced, buries himself in sel... View more info

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Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?: A Novel

By: Moore, Lorrie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282260

ISBN: 0679434828

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 147 pp. Berie Carr, an American visiting Paris with her husband, reminisces about the events of the summer of 1972, when, as a fifteen year old, she and her beautiful best friend, Sils, worked in an upstate New York amusement park. View more info

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Birds of America: Stories

By: Moore, Lorrie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289168

ISBN: 0679445978

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291 pp. A long-awaited collection of stories--twelve in all--by one of the most exciting writers at work today, the acclaimed author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Self-Help. Stories remarkable in their range, emotional force, and dark laughter, and in the sheer beauty and power of their language. From the opening story, Willing--about a second-rate movie actress in her thirties who has moved back to Chicago, where she makes a seedy motel room her home and becomes involved with a mechanic who ... View more info

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I Myself Have Seen It: The Myth of Hawai'i (National Geographic Directions) [Hawaii]

By: Moore, Susanna

Price: $25.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282261

ISBN: 0792265289

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 184 pp. The islands of Hawaii have often served Susanna Moore as the canvas for her lush and haunting novels. In I Myself have Seen It, she proves the mystery, beauty, and myth of her native islands to be every bit as compelling as her fiction. She interweaves her own memories of growing up in Honolulu in the 1950s and '60s with a concise chronicle of Hawaii's two-hundred-year encounter with the West. Seeking the elusive heart of Hawaii, Moore revisits the small... View more info

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In the Cut: A Novel

By: Moore, Susanna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282262

ISBN: 0679422587

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 179 pp. A stunning, erotic thriller by the bestselling author of Whiteness of Bones. Following the gruesome murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined woman living in New York City--as if to test the limits of her own safety--propels herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison. Soon she grows increasingly wary about the motives of every man with whom she has contact--and about her own. View more info

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My Old Sweetheart

By: Moore, Susanna

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282263

ISBN: 0395325161

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 211 pp. Author's first novel. Lily, a young woman of Hawaii completely dependent on her eccentric mother, a drug addict supplied by her physician husband, embarks on a search for the truth of her childhood and the meaning of her life. View more info

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One Last Look: A Novel

By: Moore, Susanna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282264

ISBN: 0679450416

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 288 pp. Calcutta in 1836: an uneasy mix of two worlds–the patient, implacably unchangeable India and the tableau vivant of English life created of imperialism’s desperation. This is where Lady Eleanor, her sister Harriet, and her brother, Henry–the newly appointed Governor-General of the colony–arrive after a harrowing sea journey “from Heaven, across the world, to Hell.” But none of them will find India hellish in anticipated ways, and some–including H... View more info

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Sleeping Beauties: A Novel

By: Moore, Susanna

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282265

ISBN: 0394582802

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 231 pp. Like her much-acclaimed previous novels, Susanna Moore's Sleeping Beauties is set in Hawaii, whose shimmering beauty and melancholy traditions are both seductive and dangerously hard to leave. Or so they prove for Clio, who marries a well-known Hollywood actor--providing her with the promise of escape from the entanglements of island life. View more info

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The Whiteness of Bones

By: Moore, Susanna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282266

ISBN: 0385266464

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 277 pp. Looking for her place in the alluring world outside the palm groves of her idyllic home in Hawaii, Mamie Clark visits her aunt in New York. As she makes her way through the treacherousness of a society obsessed with drugs, sex, money, and power, she seeks a reconciliation with her own island truths. View more info

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Arturo's Island

By: Morante, Elsa; Quigly, Isabel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271359

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed, small sticker remnant on front endpaper. 1959 Hard Cover. x, 371, [3] pp. 8vo. Translated from the original Italian by Isabel Quigly. A novel by the author of La Storia, which was named one of the best hundred books of all time by the Bokklubben World Library. Arturo's island is Procida, located in the Bay of Naples, and Arturo is a loner exploring the island through the lens of his imagination. View more info

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Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya

By: Mordden, Ethan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285221

ISBN: 0312676573

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2012 Hard Cover. x, 334 pp. Noted historian of the Broadway musical chronicles the braided lives of two of the twentieth century's most influential artists. For the first time, Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya in Love Song, a dual biography that unfolds against the background of the tumultuous twentieth century, scored to music from Weil's greatest triumphs: Knickerbocker Holiday, Lost in the Stars, Lady in the Dark, Happy End, One Touch of Venus and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. The romance of Wei... View more info

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Saving the Tsar's Palaces

By: Morgan, Christopher; Orlova, Irina

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Polperro Heritage Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287720

ISBN: 095491371X

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2005 Large Softcover. 178 pp. Presents the story of a small band of talented Russians who were determined not to allow their country's heritage to be swept away by all the horrors of the twentieth century. The authors vividly recount how they battled to save the great country palaces built by the tsars around St Petersburg after the war. View more info

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Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel: A Biography

By: Morgan, Judith and Neil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288313

ISBN: 0679416862

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumepd. Minor highlighting marginalia. 1995 Hard Cover. xix, 345 pp. California journalists Neil and Judith Morgan present the authorized biography of the late Ted Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, the phenomenally successful, beloved author and illustrator of dozens of memorable children's books, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. View more info