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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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Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine Under Nazi Rule

By: Berkhoff, Karel C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285910

ISBN: 0674013131

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. xiii, 463 pp. If I find a Ukrainian who is worthy of sitting at the same table with me, I must have him shot, declared Nazi commissar Erich Koch. To the Nazi leaders, the Ukrainians were Untermenschen—subhumans. But the rich land was deemed prime territory for Lebensraum expansion. Once the Germans rid the country of Jews, Roma, and Bolsheviks, the Ukrainians would be used to harvest the land for the master race. Karel Berkhoff provides a searing portrait of life in the Third Reich's largest colony. Under the Nazis, a blend of German nationalism... 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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Tales of the Undead

By: Blaisdell, Elinore; LeFanu, Sheridan; Whipple, Chandler W.; Derleth, August W.; Quinn, Seabury; Bloc, Robert; Hull, Helen R.; Lee, Vernon; Wellman, Manly Wade; Irving, Washington; Lovecraft, H.P. Long, Frank Belknap; Gautier, Theophile; Smith, Clark Asht

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287983

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter-inch by half-inch chip to jacket spine base, loss to jacket spine head, jacket edges rubbed, jacket flaps taped to paste-down endpapers. 1947 Hard Cover. ix, 372 pp. Woodcut illustrations by author throughout. There are twenty short stories, two long stories, and one novelette. For every selection there is an illustration by Miss Blaisdell. Authors include: Lovecraft; LeFanu; Wharton; Derleth; Irving; Seabury Quinn; Wakefield; Robert Bloch; Helen R. Hull; Manly Wade Wellman; Clark Ashton Smith; Early Peirce; F. Marion Crawford; Schwob; Lafcadio Hearn; Eleanor Smith; M.R.... 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

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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 know and are, the people we long to be and are afraid to be: a mother and her brave, smart little girl, each coming to terms wi... 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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2666

By: Bolano, Roberto

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290046

ISBN: 0374100144

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2008 Hard Cover. 898 pp. Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers,... View more info

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The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous and Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel

By: Bone, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Regan Arts: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290050

ISBN: 1942872038

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2016 Hard Cover. ix, 325 pp. The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation. As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Supermodel, actress, icon—her beauty paved the way for a life of glamour, passion, and ultimately tragedy. She dated the millionaires of the fashio... 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, befriending a number of the Bloomsbury Group, and also carrying on affairs with several other authors, including May Sarton. From the ... 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 hypnotizes her way to Harvard, finds herself as a lesbian, then very nearly loses herself to booze and shamans. And though the w... 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 lesbian with an un-P.C. passion for skydiving and stock-car racing, a graduate of Esalen and kundalini yoga who now takes her alte... 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 outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland when two FBI agents arrived to arrest the Red Queen . . . So begins Blanche McCrary... 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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Wyatt Earp's Tombstone Vendetta

By: Boyer, Glenn G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Talei Publishers, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288992

ISBN: 0963177222

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1993 Large Hardcover. xxviii, 325 pp. The work of a lifetime reveals what really happened and why. The reason that Wyatt Earp came to Tombstone, why Josie Earp whitewashed the truth, the identities of the hired assassins who tried to wipe out the Earps in Tombstone and much more. 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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Water Music: A Novel

By: Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book/Little, Brown and Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281544

ISBN: 0316104671

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine lightly toned. Page ridge very faintly foxed. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 437 pp. Author's first novel. Twenty five years ago, T.C. Boyle published his first novel, Water Music—a funny, bawdy, extremely entertaining novel of imaginative and stylistic fancy that announced to the world Boyle’s tremendous gifts as a storyteller. Set in the late eighteenth century, Water Music follows the wild adventures of Ned Rise, thief and whoremaster, and Mungo Park, a Scottish explorer, through London’s seamy gutters and Scotland’s scenic... View more info

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Drop City: A Novel

By: Boyle, T.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281614

ISBN: 0670031720

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor crease to top corner of front jacket flap. Faint smudge on page ridge. 2003 Hard Cover. 443 pp. The members of the Drop City commune clash with Alaskan homesteaders who live near where the commune has recently moved, as both groups struggle to for love, nourishment, and shelter. By the author of A Friend of the Earth. 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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We Can All Do Better

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vanguard Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288335

ISBN: 1593157290

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author on bookplate pasted to half-title page without inscription. Top corners of jacket bumped. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 191 pp. The eighteen-year New Jersey Senator, financial and investment adviser, Olympic and NBA athlete, national radio host, and bestselling author has lived in the United States as both political insider and outsider, national sports celebrity and behind-the-scenes confidante, leader and teammate. His varied experiences help to inform his unique and much-sought-after point of view on Washington and the c... View more info

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Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288336

ISBN: 0679444882

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 442 pp. A superb memoir that concludes with an exciting vision of what this country can be, Time Present, Time Past recounts a classic American journey. Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley speaks with affection about his small-town upbringing, traces the road he took through professional sports to public service, and vividly brings to life the world of a U.S. senator. 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 chronicles the trajectory of Braverman's Left Coast generation with a voice of singular power. She was an antiwar activist in Berkele... View more info