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Are You Hungry, Are You Cold: A Novel

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302622

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips, chips to jacket flap hinges, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1960 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 245 pp. The story of a girl growing up in France after World War II. View more info

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On Board Noah's Ark

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302623

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. Sticker on front free endpaper. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 186 pp. Bemelmans is always surprising us by appearing in new roles- this time as a yachtsman. To be sure the yacht was an ancient pilot boat, for which he hired a succession of odd captains, misfits in their roles. One could have been happy always to stay in port; another to take successive bits of machinery apart; others were sea pirates, brigands of sorts; and his final acquisition was a star graduate of the naval academy who had never been to sea. ... View more info

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Father, Dear Father

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302624

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed, half inch tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1953 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 247 pp. Barbara Bemelmans, the pre-teen daughter of Ludwig Bemelmans, accompanied by her poodle, Little Bit, leads her father on a glorious romp through Europe. Barbara sees everything for the first time through young eyes, so does Little Bit; and so does Ludwig that unsophisticated and merry sophisticate. Starting in New York, their trail leads them joyfully to France, Austria and Italy and ends at Christm... View more info

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The Street Where the Heart Lies: A Novel

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: World Publishing Co.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302625

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a copule minor tears. Top page ridge stained. 1963 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 236 pp. GALA, the stripper, innocent, beautiful and always hungry -- for the food her tyrant husband denied her; MIOMO, her jealous husband -- he trained her to strip to the music of Chopin and the words of Baudelaire; JEB CLAYBORN, rich young American, who went to live under a bridge just to be near her; MADAME MICHEL, the very model of a Parisian music hall singer -- until she (or was it he?) went home to visit her wife and son; AISHA, t... View more info

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Hotel Splendide

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302626

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed, two surface tears on jacket spine, one inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel. Spine slightly cocked. 1941 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. An affectionate novel about behind-the-scenes working at the fictional Hotel Splendide with Bemelmans' own charming illustrations. View more info

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Willful Creatures: Stories

By: Bender, Aimee

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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. 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

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Robbery on the Highway

By: Bennett, Paul L.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: London / New York / Toronto, Abelard-Schuman: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195673

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('To Jane Abbott with best wishes -- Paul L. Bennett'). Edges lightly foxed, 1/4 inch closed tear to top jacket 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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Out of Order

By: Benoit, Charles

Price: $8.00  $6.40

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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Swedes in America: 1638-1938

By: Benson, Adolph B.; Hedin, Naboth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303471

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Light stain along page base. 1938 Hard Cover. xvi, 614 pp. The purpose of this volume, the publication of which is a part of the New Sweden Tercentenary celebration, is to recall by summaries and representative examples the roles played by Swedes as American pioneers and citizens. CONTENTS: Preface; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Colonists; Colonial Landmarks; The Swedish Language in America; Farmers; Pioneers of the Northwest; Geographical Distribution; Swedish Place Names in America; Religion; Charities and Self-Help; Colleges; Newspapers; Writers in Swedish; ... View more info

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Rolling Thunder: A Portrait of North American Railroading

By: Benson, Gary J.; Frailey, Fred W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295368

ISBN: 0393029077

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. 1991 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. Here is the breadth and drama of trains in a stunning portfolio of photographs, all taken on the eve of the 1990s. The camera of Gary J. Benson takes the reader from New England to California, inside a locomotive and to the old engine burial ground. View more info

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Durable Goods: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $16.00

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  $6.40

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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The Dragon's Triangle

By: Berlitz, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Wynwood Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296325

ISBN: 0922066191

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 1989 Hard Cover. 208 pp. The Devil's Sea, also known as the Dragon's Triangle, the Formosa Triangle and the Pacific Bermuda Triangle, is a region of the Pacific around Miyake Island, about 100 km south of Tokyo. The size and area varies with the report (the only reports stem from the 1950s), with various reports placing it 70 miles from an unspecified part of Japan's east coast, 300 miles from the coast, and even near Iwo Jima, 750 miles from the coast. The story is apparently based on a few articles published in Japanese newspapers in January 1955 o... View more info

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Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories

By: Berriault, Gina

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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 Aden Effect (A Connor Stark Novel)

By: Berube, Claude

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295912

ISBN: 1612511090

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260 pp. In this exciting contemporary thriller, pirates are capturing ships at will off the Horn of Africa and the navies of the world cannot protect the international shipping lanes. In response, the newly confirmed Ambassador to Yemen, C.J. Sumner, is assigned by the White House to negotiate access to the rich oil fields off the island of Socotra and to convince the Yemenis' to help deter the pirates. Meeting with resistance to her diplomatic overtures, Sumner becomes desperate as the White House ... View more info

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Great Railway Stations of Europe

By: Binney, Marcus; Hamm, Manfred; Foehl, Axel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295694

ISBN: 0500013462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. Minor general wear. 1985 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Includes 107 illustrations, 50 in color. Briefly traces the history of railway stations, shows stations in Britain, Germany, Finland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, and Holland, and describes each terminal's background. View more info