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Some Fun: Stories and a Novella

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282275

ISBN: 0743218736

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page faintly toned. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 236 pp. One of the most award-winning, critically acclaimed story writers working today, Antonya Nelson has a list of accolades that is astonishing for any writer, but especially for one as young as she. With her newest collection, Nelson once again proves herself worthy of her stellar reputation, delivering seven taut, striking stories and a brilliant novella, all exploring the tensions of troubled family relations. Nelson is an extraordinary chronicler of the fraught relationships between parent... View more info

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The Expendables: Stories

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The University of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282276

ISBN: 0820311561

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!. 200 pp. Author's first book. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. A dozen stories deal primarily with marriages--whether just beginning, in progress, influx, or ending--including Substitute, Cold Places, Affair Lite, and more. Most of the stories in 'The Expendables' are about marriages: marriages in process, about to be, about not to be anymore, possibly transgressed and decidedly not so. The stories show human destiny determined by humans, ... View more info

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Family Terrorists: A Novella and Seven Stories

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282277

ISBN: 0395686792

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. In the dazzling novella that gives this collection its title, a fractured family gathers for an odd reunion. Six years after their divorce and forty years after their first wedding, the parents of the four grown Link children are remarrying. Lynnie Link, the youngest sibling, travels with her wastrel brother to Montana for the event, and in the family's gathering their essential fragility becomes all too apparent. Family terrorism is the tactic that undermine... View more info

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Female Trouble: Stories

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282278

ISBN: 074321871X

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!. 249 pp. Female Trouble features thirteen wise, funny, and startlingly perceptive stories about the vagaries and revelations of womanhood. Named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best writers of her generation, Antonya Nelson explores the broad notion of family from myriad angles in Female Trouble. Set in the vividly rendered Midwest, these moving stories are dark and honest portraits of people in moral quandaries, gray areas, unclear circumstances -- from t... View more info

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In the Land of Men: Stories

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282279

ISBN: 0688106579

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 239 pp. In this powerful collection of stories, Antonya Nelson portrays women whose lives have slipped loose from their moorings and the men who can't really anchor them. Here we meet Roxanne, the tomboy who consistently chooses men who are not her equal; the loving Marta, whose husband keeps a separate house where he retreats when married life overwhelms him; and Bebe, a married mother of two teenagers who leaves it all behind when her lover comes on a motorcyc... View more info

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Living to Tell: A Novel

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282280

ISBN: 0684839334

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Faint smudge on page ridge. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 317 pp. None of the Mabie family of Wichita, Kansas, could have imagined that the son who exuded the cosmetic loveliness of a saint would kill his beloved grandmother in a drunk driving accident. But, after five years in prison, 33-year-old Winston is returning to his childhood home and the family he left behind. Living To Tell is the deeply affecting story of a tight-knit clan in the tumultuous year of readjustment following Winston's homecoming. Thro... View more info

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Nobody's Girl: A Novel

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282281

ISBN: 0684839326

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 285 pp. Teacher Birdy Stone considers her time in Pinetop, New Mexico, an adventure as each night she gets high with her best friend, Jesus, until a widow asks her to edit her memoir, and Birdy is drawn into her mysterious world and embarks on a love affair with her son, who happens to be one of her students. View more info

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Talking in Bed: A Novel

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282282

ISBN: 0395686784

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated 13 June 96 by author without inscription. Jacket spine base lightly bumped. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 275 pp. Author's first novel. Two men meet briefly in a hospital, where both are visiting their dying fathers. They speak again just a few months later, when one of them impulsively calls the other, a psychologist, and a friendship of sorts starts to form. After the psychologist leaves his wife a few weeks later, she begins to fall in love with his friend, creating a triangle that threatens to destroy all three and their fami... View more info

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The Snowman: A Novel (A Harry Hole Novel, Book 7)

By: Nesbo, Jo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290045

ISBN: 0307595862

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy. 2011 Hard Cover. 383 pp. One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day. Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes hi... View more info

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The Gaudy Empire: A Novel

By: Neumann, Alfred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1630947

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Top half inch of jacket spine & front panel torn away, otherwise attractive under fresh mylar. 1937 Hard Cover. viii, 552 pp. 8 1/4 x 6. Jacket art by J.D. Floherty. A novel of Napoleonic France during the Second Empire. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Neumann was a well-known German writer and translator who received the Kleist Prize in 1926. His writings were banned during the Third Reich, which led to him seeking US citizenship. He worked as a screenwriter in the 1940s, and produced the first successful stage adaptation of War and Peace. View more info

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A Woman Screamed

By: Neumann, Robert; Muir, Willa & Edwin (Translators)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1766171

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket rubbed with minor loss along edges. 1938 Hard Cover. 323 pp. 8vo. Translated by Willa & Edwin Muir. A historical novel of a figure, much like Robin Hood, named Rosza Sandor, set in 19th century Hungary during the Magyar revolution. View more info

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Word-Spells

By: Nicholls, Judith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269176

ISBN: 0571148913

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Owner's library stamp on front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. xii, 131 pp. A collection of poems, from the traditional to the modern, which includes a wide range of topics and styles. View more info

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The Magic Journey

By: Nichols, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281547

ISBN: 0030153565

Condition: Good


First edition. Slip signed by author with small doodle laid in. Spine edge lightly stained, a bit smoky. 1978 Mass Market Paperback. 529, [3] pp. 8vo. The second in the New Mexico Trilogy, which began with The Milagro Beanfield War (inspiration for the Robert Redford film), and continued with The Nirvana Blues. Nichols's books The Wizard of Loneliness and The Sterile Cuckoo were also adapted as motion pictures. View more info

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Graphic War: The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War II

By: Nijboer, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Boston Mills Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288022

ISBN: 1550464248

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2005 Large Hardcover. 272 pp. Almost all of the material in this book was originally listed as Restricted -- Official Use Only and was previously unpublished in any form. Fascinating and informative, the illustrations in Graphic War are from top secret training manuals and colorful wartime posters. Remarkable in both scope and concept, the book is packed with detailed cutaway drawings of the aircraft and airborne weaponry so critical to the war efforts of Allied and Axis forces alike. Many of the graphic artists and technical illustrators employed by the Allies... View more info

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Strange Brother

By: Niles, Blair

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Horace Liveright, Inc.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264520

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Boards lightly soiled, pencil name and note on front endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. 341, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel with homosexual themes, set in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance. Blair Niles was the pen name of Mary Blair Rice, whose Condemned to Devil's Island (a biography of an inmate) led to widespread prison reform. She was the first wife of oceanographer William Beebe, and a founding member of the Society of Women Geographers. View more info

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Lady Friday (The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 5)

By: Nix, Garth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scholastic Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270440

ISBN: 0439700884

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. Four of the seven Trustees have been defeated and their Keys taken, but for Arthur, the week is still getting worse. Suzy Blue and Fred Gold Numbers have been captured by the Piper, and his New Nithling army still controls most of the Great Maze. Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can, including turning off all the elevators in the House and blocking the Front Door. Amidst all this trouble, Arthur must weigh an offer from Lady Friday that is either a cunning trap for the Right... View more info

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In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal

By: Nixon, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268437

ISBN: 0671700960

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light general wear to jacket. 1990 Hard Cover. 384 pp. Former U.S. President Richard Nixon candidly reflects on his career and discusses such topics as the U.S.S.R., Gorbachev, secrecy, Watergate, and more. Photos included. View more info

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Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Nordhoff, Charles; Hall, James Norman

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287505

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in fair jacket. Ink name on front endpaper, pencil name and date (1933) on front flyleaf, spine and front edges of boards faded, jacket edges rubbed with several chips from corners, jacket toned, a few pencil numbers on rear jacket panel. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 396 pp. 8vo. The nautical adventure novel that inspired several films and musicals. Mutiny on the Bounty is the title of the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, based on the mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh, commanding officer of the Bounty in... View more info

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The Great Air War: The Men, the Planes, the Saga of Military Aviation: 1914-1918

By: Norman, Aaron

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287931

ISBN: 0025899201

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name and date on front endpaper, minor general wear. 1968 Hard Cover. xi, 558 pp. The Great Air War is the first comprehensive account of the battle fliers, their planes, and their vital role in World War I. Aerial combat in the war to end war was an utterly unprecedented new chapter in military annals. When the war began, the military potential of the flying machine was unfathomed. It had been only a decade since Orville Wright made history's first successful airplane flight. High-ranking officers in all countries dismissed the use of the plane for any purpose except possib... View more info

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Haunted Heritage: A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories

By: Norman, Michael; Scott, Beth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285418

ISBN: 0765301733

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 2002 Hard Cover. 380 pp. Heralded across the country in newspapers ranging from The New York Times Book Review and The Baltimore Sun to The Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Denver Post, and in magazines as diverse as Chicago and Library Journal, the Haunted America series has attracted widespread acclaim as a virtual spectral travelogue through the byways and highways of North America. Haunted Heritage: A Definitive Collection of American Ghost Stories, the latest volume in the series. Continues its recounting of supernatural explorations, collecting... View more info

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The Angel in the House

By: Norris, Kathleen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., Garden City: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135521

Condition: Good


First edition. Small hole in rear board and associated hole/tear/chip to bottom margin of many pages, spine faded. 1933 Hard Cover. 343 pp. 8vo. Checkered black & white cloth binding. A novel by the bestselling poet and essayist, who was arts administrator of the Academy of American Poets. View more info

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The Jericho Sanction: A Novel (International Intrigue Trilogy, Book 2)

By: North, Oliver; Musser, Joe

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287703

ISBN: 0805425519

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2003 Hard Cover. xxi, 553 pp. Lieutenant Colonel Peter Newman is forced to choose between rescuing his kidnapped wife or continuing with his mission to find Iraqi nuclear weapons, as tensions between Israel and Iraq escalate. View more info

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Follow the Drum: Being the Ventures and Misadventures of One Johanna Lovell, Sometime Lady of Catkept Manor in Kent Country of Lord Baltimore's Proprietary of Maryland, in the Gracious Reign of King Charles the Second.

By: Norton, Andre

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Wm. Penn Publishing Corp.: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207593

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge weakening, ink name on front endpaper. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 312 pp. 8vo. Historical fiction divided into three parts set in London, Bermuda, and the American colonies, complete with accusations of witchcraft and the sad reality of the slave trade in the West Indies. The third book by the author famous for her science fiction and fantasy novels, though she did not begin writing in this genre until 1947 with The People of the Crater (published pseudonymously under the pen name Andrew North), and did not publish a full-leng... View more info

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Doctors: The Illustrated History of Medical Pioneers

By: Nuland, Sherwin B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274174

ISBN: 1579127789

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half inch tear along top edge of jacket front, half inch tear along top edge of jacket rear, half inch tear along bottom edge of jacket rear. Remainder mark. 2008 Large Hardcover. 480 pp. National Book Award-winner and surgeon Sherwin B. Nuland tells the extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine through compelling studies of the great innovators and pioneers. Artfully selected illustrations bring the history of medicine to life as never before. This brilliant collection of life portraits of physicianscientists shows how their deeds and determination paved the way... View more info

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The Fortune of War (The Aubrey/Maturin Series Book 6)

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269199

ISBN: 0393037061

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and jacket spine base lightly bumped, jacket spine very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 329 pp. Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him wit... View more info

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The Nutmeg of Consolation (The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14)

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $40.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269312

ISBN: 0393030326

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Spine very slightly cocked, minor ink mark on front endpaper. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 315 pp. Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian?or Stephen Maturin?could d... View more info

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The Hundred Days (The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 19)

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269313

ISBN: 0393046745

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edges of boards lightly bumped. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering. They are inclined toward Napoleon because of his conversion to Islam during the Egypt... View more info

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The Yellow Admiral (The Aubrey Maturin Series Book 18)

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271310

ISBN: 0393040445

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Book offer sticker on front jacket corner, with publisher's book offer slip still laid in. Top edge foxed. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 262 pp. In the sequel to The Commodore, Captain Jack Aubrey finds his naval career threatened by Admiralty politics, a feud with his neighbor, a disintegrating marriage, and the peace of 1814, until Napoleon escapes from Elba. View more info

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The Complete Stories [of Flannery O'Connor]

By: O'Connor, Flannery; Giroux, Robert

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281302

ISBN: 0374127522

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pencil gift note on front endpaper, jacket toned with a couple light smudges on spine and minimal loss from spine head. 1971 Hard Cover. xvii, [1], 555, [1] pp. 8vo. Winner of the National Book Award. The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime--Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find. O'Connor published her first s... View more info

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By Bursting Flash Bulbs (The Jimmy Drury Candid Camera Mystery Stories Book 4)

By: O'Hara, David

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274991

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit musty, 1/4 inch closed jacket tear, pencil gift note on front endpaper. 1941 Hard Cover. vi, [2], 214 pp. 8vo. A thrill-packed tale of spies in Alaska. Book four in a series of books featuring a boy detective who gathers evidence with his camera. View more info