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The Wit of Brendan Behan

By: Behan, Brendan; McCann, Sean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Leslie Frewin: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276982

ISBN: 009090060X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1968 Hard Cover. 140 pp. Louis Macneice said of Brendan Behan: 'He ! wrote with plenty of hyperbole and emphasis. He was a man of humanity, gusto and formidable wit.' The problem of a collection of 'Behanisms' is not what to include, but what to omit. His writing was only a convenient way of letting the whole world know what he was saying. There was hardly a story he told that he didn't write, and there was hardly a quip he wrote that he didn't repeat and repeat, again and again. 'I'm like Shaw,' he once said, 'I always quote myself it adds spice to the conversation... View more info

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My Brother Brendan

By: Behan, Dominic

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268440

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1965 Hard Cover. 159 pp. Dominic Behan's bottle book uncorks the same Dionysian spirit as Brendan's Confessions of An Irish Rebel (see p. 153). Much of the story is reconstructed from Brendan's own lips, and nearly all is personal observation. Dominic's portrait of Brendan is more savagely graphic and uninhibited, covers some of the same incidents, fills in the missing parents, and carries the reader nine years farther to Brendan's funeral. He writes with as much love as his irascible, scathing brother will allow him f... View more info

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Willful Creatures: Stories

By: Bender, Aimee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270999

ISBN: 0385501137

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition. View more info

Dogs of God: First Edition

By: Benedict, Pinckney

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1500970

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faintly rubbed.Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. 354 pp. Author's first novel. Full of the intensity and vibrance of Appalachian speech, a tale set in rural West Virginia vividly captures the violence of a backwoodsman and drug lord named Tannhauser and the innocence of a young man named Goody. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pinckney Benedict (born 1964) is an American short-story writer and novelist whose work often reflects his Appalachian background. Pinckney Benedict grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. and late... View more info

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Robbery on the Highway

By: Bennett, Paul L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195673

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned, pages foxed, signed by author with inscription.Jacket toned, quarter-inch tear to jacket along top edge. 1961 Hard Cover. 191 pp. Two boys resolve to set aside their differences after a tragedy and play an important role in solving a mystery. A story of suspense, danger, fun, and hard work. View more info

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The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great

By: Bennett, Ray

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280565

ISBN: 0811853683

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, faint stain on rear board. 2006 Small Hard Cover. 95 pp. Lower the bar. Turn it down a notch. Get off the Stairmaster. The Underachiever's Manifesto is the playfully persuasive pocket guide to living life to the least and loving it. With sharp humor and genuine wisdom, this welcome little book extols the fabulous benefits of underachievement in our overextended society. A witty introduction makes the case for the right amount of effort a lot less than we've been led to believe. Ten principles of underachievement establish the basics (#8: The tallest blade of grass is ... View more info

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Out of Order

By: Benoit, Charles

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197675

ISBN: 1590582527

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 234 pp. 8vo. At 27, Jason Talley of Corning, New York, leads an orderly life, precisely processing loans for a mortgage company. Its warmest spot is his friendship with Sriram Sundaram and his lively wife Vidya. One night Sriram secretly confides he's planning a trip home to India to visit his mother and asks Jason to hold her gift, a gorgeous red silk sari. The very next evening Jason arrives home to sirens and cops--Sriram and Vidya are dead. The cops call it a mu... View more info

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

By: Berendt, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House, New York: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2172308

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket, as well as belly band advertising the film starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack, which was directed by Clint Eastwood. Minimal wear to corners.Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. 388 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a tho... View more info

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Durable Goods: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270888

ISBN: 0679422080

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!. x, 192 pp. Author's first novel. On the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting: waiting to grow up; waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her; waiting for her breasts to blossom; waiting for the beatings to stop. Since their mother died, Katie and her older sister, Diane, have struggled to understand their increasingly distant, often violent father. While Diane escapes into the arms of her boyfriend, Katie hid... View more info

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Range of Motion

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270889

ISBN: 0679437452

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!. 217 pp. After a freak accident--ice fell on him as he walked in the street--a man lies in a coma in a hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lainey, his wife, is the only one who believes he will recover. She visits him every day, bringing family objects and talking of home, becoming ever more aware of the wonder and richness of daily life. View more info

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Say When

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270890

ISBN: 0743411366

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 262 pp. A searing, evocative novel of a family in turmoil focuses on a family whose ordinary life has been shattered by unexpected revelations, in a story told from the perspective of a husband who must work through denial and anguish to redemption and personal responsibility after he overnight goes from lover to roommate. View more info

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The Art of Mending: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270891

ISBN: 1400061598

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 237 pp. It begins with the sudden revelation of astonishing secrets—secrets that have shaped the personalities and fates of three siblings, and now threaten to tear them apart. In renowned author Elizabeth Berg’s moving new novel, unearthed truths force one seemingly ordinary family to reexamine their disparate lives and to ask themselves: Is it too late to mend the hurts of the past? Laura Bartone anticipates her annual family reunion in Minnesota with a mixture... View more info

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What We Keep

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270892

ISBN: 0375500995

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!. 272 pp. Do you ever really know your mother, your daughter, the people in your family? In this rich and rewarding new novel by the beloved bestselling author of Talk Before Sleep and The Pull of the Moon, a reunion between two sisters and their mother reveals how the secrets and complexities of the past have shaped the lives of the women in a family. Ginny Young is on a plane, en route to see her mother, whom she hasn't seen or spoken to for thirty-five years. S... View more info

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Talk Before Sleep: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270893

ISBN: 067943299X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 210 pp. What do women talk about when they know they don't have forever? They talk about what they have always talked about, only they go deeper and more honest: with outrageous humor they try to mitigate pain. Intimate and uncensored sharing, the kind of connection women prize, is at the heart of this deeply moving novel about the grit and power of female friends. Ann and Ruth have always talked as only great friends can--honestly, and about everything: husbands and... View more info

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The Pull of the Moon

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270894

ISBN: 0679449728

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 193 pp. Uncomfortable with the fit of her life, now that she's in the middle of it, Nan gets into her car and just goes--driving across the country on back roads, following the moon; and stopping to talk to people. Through conversations with women, men, with her husband through letters, and with herself through her diary, Nan confronts topics long overdue for her attention. She writes to her husband and says things she's never admitted before; and she discovers how t... View more info

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Joy School: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270895

ISBN: 0679449434

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. In this exquisite new novel by bestselling writer Elizabeth Berg, a young woman falls in love -- and learns how sorrow can lead to an understanding of joy. Katie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father, and she feels very much alone: her much-loved mother is dead; her new school is unaccepting of her; and her only friends fall far short of being ideal companions. When she accidentally falls through the ice while ... View more info

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Ordinary Life: Stories

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271022

ISBN: 0679437460

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Author trading card laid in. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. In this superb collection of short stories, the bestselling author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep takes us into the times in women’s lives when memories and events cohere to create a sense of wholeness, understanding, and change. In Ordinary Life, Mavis McPherson locks herself in the bathroom for a week, and no, she isn’t contemplating getting a divorce—she just needs some time to think, to take stock of her life, ... View more info

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The Year of Pleasures: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271023

ISBN: 1400061601

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. In this rich and deeply satisfying novel by the beloved author of The Art of Mending, and Open House, a resilient woman embarks upon an unforgettable journey of adventure, self-discovery, and renewal. Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply daily routines. Among those who help her in both expected and unexpected wa... View more info

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Never Change

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271025

ISBN: 0743411323

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 214 pp. Resigned to her life alone, fifty-one-year-old spinster Myra Lipinsky endures her isolation by immersing herself in her career as a visiting nurse, in which role she is reunited with Chip Reardon, the onetime golden boy she adored from afar in high school, who has returned to his New England hometown to live while he deals with an incurable illness. View more info

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Until the Real Thing Comes Along: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271026

ISBN: 0679457224

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. What do you do when your life isn't living up to your dreams? When the man you love is unavailable, and yet you long for a family, a home? What is the cost of compromising until the real thing comes along? Reading Elizabeth Berg is like having a friend sit down and talk with you about the deepest truths and most perplexing issues in life, and in this exquisite new novel the bestselling author of Talk Before Sleep and The Pull of the Moon once again gives... View more info

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True to Form: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271027

ISBN: 074341134X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 214 pp. Living with her stern, unapproachable father and his new wife after the death of her mother, fourteen-year-old Katie finds herself lonely and forges an alliance with Cynthia, a fellow misfit, but when she tries to become part of the in-crowd, she loses her best friend and learns some valuable lessons about herself, her dreams, and her past. View more info

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Open House: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271028

ISBN: 0375501002

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. In this superb novel by the beloved author of Talk Before Sleep, The Pull of the Moon, and Until the Real Thing Comes Along, a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart. Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany's, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her eleven-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more p... View more info

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Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271029

ISBN: 0060191791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 223 pp. Bestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with wonderful works of fiction including Talk Before Sleep, The Year of Pleasures, and the acclaimed Oprah Book Club Selection, Open House. With Escaping Into the Open, she offers an inspiring, eminently entertaining, and delightfully practical handbook on the joys, challenges, and creative possibilities inherent in the writing life... View more info

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The Dream Lover: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285870

ISBN: 0812993152

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2015 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 356 pp. At the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name—George Sand—and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Paris in the nineteenth century comes vividly alive, illuminated by the story of the loves, passions, and fierce struggles of a woman w... View more info

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Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories

By: Berriault, Gina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Counterpoint: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281558

ISBN: 1887178104

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Very faint odor of smoke. 1996 Hard Cover. viii, 342 pp. What moves us? What dictates our behavior? What alters us? A collection of thirty-five stories examining people's behavior and what motivates them. Nine new stories are included in this collection of thirty-five. View more info

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The Lincoln Myth: A Novel (Cotton Malone)

By: Berry, Steve

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270434

ISBN: 0345526570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Remainder mark. 2014 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 429 pp. September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives, or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-cent... View more info

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Chateaugay, N.Y. and the War of 1812

By: Bilow, John A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Payette & Simms: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272426

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1984 Hard Cover. 151 pp. This book is meant to be as detailed as it possibly can relating to Chateaugay, N.Y. and its surrounding area during the War of 1812. Great pains have been taken to describe local people and local events. Extensive use of diaries and descriptive letters have been made use of in this text. The spelling and sentence structure has been left as is, so it will appear that many errors have been made in compiling this work. The writing of this book was no great accomplishment, but the research work and the new material discovered wa... View more info

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VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health... For Good

By: Bittman, Mark; Ornish, Dean

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275575

ISBN: 0385344740

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor general wear. 2013 Hard Cover. xi, 276 pp. Six years ago, an overweight, pre-diabetic Mark Bittman faced a medical directive: adopt a vegan diet or go on medication. He was no fan of a lifelong regimen of pills, but as a food writer he lived—and worked—to eat. So neither choice was appealing. His solution was a deal with himself. He would become a “flexitarian.” He adopted a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits, and grains by following a healthy vegan diet (no meat, dairy, or processed foods) all day. After 6:00 p.m. he’d eat however he wanted, though mostly in ... View more info

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The Beast Must Die

By: Blake, Nicholas (Lewis, Cecil Day)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202720

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Portion of front jacket flap mounted on front endpaper beneath dealer bookplate. Cover lightly smudged. 1938 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. A novel written pseudonymously by Irish author and British Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis, father of actor Daniel Day Lewis. The book was adapted into an Argentinian film entitled La Bestia debe morir in 1952. View more info

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The Little Book of Coaching: Motivating People to Be Winners

By: Blanchard, Ken; Shula, Don

Price: $30.00

Publisher: HarperBusiness: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287862

ISBN: 0066621038

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author (Don Shula). Sticker adhesive on rear jacket panel. 2001 Small Hard Cover. 117 pp. Are the people who report to you giving you their best? Is each individual on your team performing to his or her fullest potential? For more than thirty years, renowned business consultant and bestselling author Ken Blanchard and legendary NFL coach Don Shula have motivated teams to peak performances. In their classic, authoritative work on coaching, Everyone's a Coach, they distilled their rich collective experience down to its key elements and shared their secrets for inspiring ... View more info