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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 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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Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land -- From Russian Fur Traders to the Gold Rush, Extraordinary Railroads, World War II, the Oil Boom, and the Fight Over ANWR

By: Borneman, Walter R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285421

ISBN: 0060503068

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine head very lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 608 pp. The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how these resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of Gold!; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world war; oil wi... View more info

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Marlon Brando (Penguin Lives)

By: Bosworth, Patricia

Price: $7.00

Publisher: A Lipper / Viking Book: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284287

ISBN: 0670882364

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small surface tear on front jacket panel, jacket edges very lightly bumped. Remainder mark. 2001 Hard Cover. 228 pp. The highly acclaimed biographer of Montgomery Clift turns the light on Marlon Brando, exploring the sexuality, passion, and sensitivity that fueled this film icon's rise to superstardom. 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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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 N... 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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Something Wicked This Way Comes

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281653

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1 inch surface tear on rear jacket edge, jacket edges lightly worn. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 317, [3] pp. 8vo. Jacket art by Gray Foy. The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill siren song of a calliope beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois,... View more info

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From the Dust Returned: A Family Remembrance

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow / Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285244

ISBN: 0380973820

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 204 pp. 8vo. Jacket art by Charles Addams, best known for his work The Addams Family, which inspired several films. Published the year after Bradbury won the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Ray Bradbury, America's most beloved storyteller, has spent a lifetime carrying readers to exhilarating and dangerous places, from dark... 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

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Lullaby for Sinners: Poems

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270798

ISBN: 0060104392

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 88 pp. A brilliant book of poetry by a legendary American author. View more info

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Lithium for Medea: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270799

ISBN: 0060104414

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 251 pp. Author's first novel. In this startling, intense novel, Kate Braverman uses the language and sensibilities of a poet to create a portrait of a young woman on the brink of self-discovery. View more info

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Squandering the Blue: Stories

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270800

ISBN: 0449905519

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. Single mothers, insolent daughters, blood sisters, and desperate friends people the tales in this twelve-story cycle, as they live out urban fairy tales and nightmares in the atmospheric landscape of Los Angeles. View more info

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Wonders of the West: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270801

ISBN: 0449906566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. Newly arrived at her brother's home in 1960s Los Angeles, teenager Jordan Lerner struggles to deal with her brother's terminal illness, her mother's dalliances with a string of men, and a school where she is considered an outcast. View more info

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The Incantation of Frida K.

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270802

ISBN: 1583224696

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 235 pp. I was born in rain and I will die in rain, begins Kate Braverman’s The Incantation of Frida K., an imagined life journey of Frida Kahlo. The book opens and closes inside the mind of Frida K., at 46, on her deathbed, taking us through a kaleidoscope of memories and hallucinations where we shiver for two hundred page... View more info

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Palm Latitudes: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Linden Press / Simon & Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270803

ISBN: 0671645420

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped, jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 384 pp. Tells the stories of Francisca Ramos, a prostitute, Gloria Hernandez, a young housewife, and Marta Ortega, an eldery half-breed, who live in the Los Angeles barrio. View more info

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1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry

By: Bridgeford, Andrew

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285913

ISBN: 0802714501

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. viii, 354 pp. For more than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one of history's greatest dramas: the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for centuries that the majestic tapestry trumpets the glory of William the Conqueror and the victorious Normans. But is this true? In 1066, a brilliant piece of historical detective work, And... View more info

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The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People

By: Brinkley, Alan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285429

ISBN: 0679425489

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price clipped. 1993 Hard Cover. xxix, 912, A-39, SR-56, IC-2, I-42 pp. Perhaps never before has the writing of American history seemed so much an arena of diverse claims and discord. Scholars explore areas of the past that once seemed hidden from view. Newly assertive groups in the American population draw attention to their own distinctive pasts. The story of America sometimes seems to be many different stories, with nothing to tie them ... View more info

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The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your Brain

By: Brogaard, Berit; Marlow, Kristian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hudson Street Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267377

ISBN: 1594633681

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly bumped. 2015 Hard Cover. xii, 273 pp. Berit Brogaard, PhD, and Kristian Marlow, MA, study people with astonishing talents—memory champions, human echolocators, musical virtuosos, math geniuses, and synesthetes who taste colors and hear faces. But as amazing as these abilities are, they are not mysterious. Our brains constantly process a huge amount of information below our awareness, and what these gifted individu... View more info