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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,... 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 ... 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 i... 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 ... 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... 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 enter... View more info

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Venus Development

By: Bergamini, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Popular Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269619

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine creased, ink stamp on top page ridge, faint stain on page ridge, pages very faintly toned. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. 304 pp. At first the group of the world's mot eminent scientists had just a few vague hints why they had been gathered in the vast secret under ground complex. Even their leader, the great maverick astronomer Eric Mann, and the woman he loved, beautiful and brilliant atomic specialist Paula Micklewhite, had bee... 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 y... View more info

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The Black Camel

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275049

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket, spine lightly toned, edges lightly rubbed, faint odor of smoke. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. Death is the black camel that kneels unbidden at every gate. This is what Charlie Chan tells the guests of the unfortunate Shelah Fane, a glamorous Hollywood movie star who has been murdered while on location beach side in Honolulu. Here the detective confronts his most perplexing case of his long and illustrious... 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 compil... View more info

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The Mind from Outer Space

By: Binder, Eando

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Curtis Books: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269622

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Pages faintly toned. 1972 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. It came to Earth very quietly one evening from an alien planet. It was a mind, a free mind separated from any brain. A galactic mind that had taken one million years of superscience to create. Dr. Thule Hillory of Serendipity Labs was the only Earthman able to feel the alien presence. Through his PSI experiments, he had already disc... 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 hea... View more info

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The Centaur

By: Blackwood, Algernon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275484

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine faded, hinges repaired, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1911 Hard Cover. 347, [13] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, illustrated endpapers. A novel focusing on mythical creatures, by the prolific author of ghost stories and other works about the supernatural. 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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A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You: Stories

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271002

ISBN: 0375502688

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 163 pp. A great short story has the emotional depth and intensity of a poem and the wholeness and breadth of a novel. Amy Bloom writes great short stories. Her first collection, Come to Me, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and here she deepens and extends her mastery of the form. Real people inhabit these pages, the people we kn... View more info

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Come to Me: Stories

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271003

ISBN: 0060182369

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 177 pp. A first collection of short stories features tales of psychiatrists crossing professional boundaries, a small girl in need of love, a frightened father in need of redemption, and wives who become mistresses. View more info

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Love Invents Us: A Novel

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271004

ISBN: 0679441093

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 205 pp. This stunning novel by National Book Award finalist Amy Bloom, author of Come to Me, follows the passions of Elizabeth Taube from childhood to middle age, as she finds herself through love--good, bad, and dangerous. View more info

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Dark Invasion: 1915, Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

By: Blum, Howard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269095

ISBN: 006230755X

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2014 Hard Cover. xvii, 474 pp. Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum’s gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot—the basis for the film to be produced by and s... View more info

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The Hotel

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Lincoln MacVeagh / The Dial Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2043190

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head, minor loss from corners and rear joint, two tears, jacket spine faded.Good. 1928 Hard Cover. 294 pp. 8vo. Black cloth, paper spine label, silk decorative endpapers. Author's first novel, which followed on the success of two short story collections (Encounters; Ann Lee's and Other Stories). Bowen was a well-known author and member of literary society, befriendi... View more info

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The Revolution of Little Girls

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271005

ISBN: 0679400907

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (June 3, 1991) by author without inscription. A nice copy. We have more books available by this author!. 205 pp. No matter how hard she tries, Ellen Burns will never be Scarlett O'Hara. As a little girl in South Carolina, she prefers playing Tarzan to playing Jane. As a teenage beauty queen she spikes her Cokes with spirits of ammonia and baffles her elders with her Freedom Riding sympathies. As a young woman in the 1960s and '70s, she hyp... View more info

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Mourning the Death of Magic: A Novel

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271006

ISBN: 0025142704

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 214 pp. An intensely powerful, understated novel about contemporary Southern life, the struggle of the new generation with themselves, their past, and their region. View more info

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The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271007

ISBN: 039451050X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. This intoxicating book by the author of The Revolution of Little Girls combines autobiography, reporting, and the dressed-up lies we call fiction. An underground classic since its initial publication, it is the wildly funny personal testament of Blanche McCrary Boyd, sixties radical and born-again Southerner, a lesbi... View more info

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Terminal Velocity

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271009

ISBN: 0679430083

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. In 1970 I realized that the Sixties were passing me by. I had never even smoked a joint, or slept with anyone besides my husband. A year later I had left Nicky, changed my name from Ellen to Rain, and moved to a radical lesbian commune in California named Red Moon Rising, where I was playing the Ten of Hearts in an o... View more info

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Marching On

By: Boyd, James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2122838

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Cigar smoke odor, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 426 pp. 8vo. The second novel by the American author whose works were influential in the genre of historical fiction. Boyd also organized a group of writers called the Free Company of Players who performed political radio plays during World War II. View more info

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Tales of the Nineties

By: Boylan, John P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274280

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, page ridges lightly foxed, address label on front endpaper. 1952 Hard Cover. 137 pp. These tales are woven around the days when the telephone was in its infancy. They depict the sturdy characters of half a century ago, when floaters and snow birds roamed the country; when the gang foreman occasionally enforced discipline with his two bare fists; when the absence of an Engineering Department, the Construction Department improvised many crude inno... View more info

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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

By: Boyle, Kevin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276364

ISBN: 0805071458

Condition: Near Fine


Fist edition. Faint smudge to top page ridge, ink name on front endpaper. 2004 Hard Cover. 415 pp. An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle. In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence ris... View more info

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Without a Hero and Other Stories

By: Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274266

ISBN: 0670849634

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 238 pp. Fifteen darkly satirical stories by the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of If the River Was Whiskey feature a couple in search of the last toads on earth, and a real-estate wonder boy on safari. View more info

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Modern Tendencies in World Religions

By: Braden, Charles Samuel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1842729

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Page ridges faintly foxed, front jacket flap corners clipped (price still present), jacket lightly toned with minor wear to corners. 1933 Hard Cover. 343 pp. A 1933 comparative study of world religions and how the modern world affects them. Includes chapters on Hinduism, Japanese & Chinese religions, Islam, Russian religions, and Judaism. Also includes an appendix and suggestions for further reading. View more info

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The Chaneysville Incident: A Novel

By: Bradley, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274256

ISBN: 0060104910

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 432 pp. The son of a moonshiner and the grandson of a slave, a brilliant but bitter Black historian wades through the dark secrets of his heritage to reconstruct and, finally, to accept his family's tragic history. View more info

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Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Graywolf Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270797

ISBN: 1555974384

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 217 pp. Kate Braverman grew up in Los Angeles in the late 1950s at the time when glitz was just beginning to be manufactured. Her Los Angeles was made up of stucco tenements, welfare, and the marginalized. It wasn't a destination city, it was the end of the line. Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles chronicl... View more info