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Joy School: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Karl Friedrich Schinkel: An Architecture for Prussia

By: Bergdoll, Barry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297706

ISBN: 0847815277

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1994 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. The great German neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) is one of the pivotal figures in architectural history; his public buildings, palaces, luxurious interiors, and opera sets remain an important influence on architecture today 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

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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Syren's Song (A Connor Stark Novel)

By: Berube, Claude

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295911

ISBN: 1612519156

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2015 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Syren's Song is the second novel featuring Connor Stark, and it promises to be just as engaging as The Aden Effect. This geopolitical thriller begins when the Sri Lankan navy is unexpectedly attacked by a resurgent and separatist Tamil Tiger organization. The government issues a letter of marque to former U.S. Navy officer Connor Stark, now the head of the private security company Highland Maritime Defense. Stark and his eclectic compatriots accept the challenge only to learn that the Sea Tigers ... View more info

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The Aden Effect (A Connor Stark Novel)

By: Berube, Claude

Price: $7.00

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

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Attack on Quebec: The American Invasion of Canada, 1775-1776

By: Bird, Harrison

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294643

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of rear jacket panel very faintly foxed. 1968 Hard Cover. 255 pp. Endpapers illustrated with a map of British Canada after the Quebec Act, 1774, showing invasion routes taken by Brig. Gen. Montgomery and Col. Arnold, Sept.-Nov. 1775. For this dramatic re-creation of an American Revolutionary campaign, Harrison Bird has assembled his cast with a practiced hand. It includes Arnold's colorful captains, one of whom was the redoubtable Daniel Morgan from Virginia; Aaron Bur; the exquisite Lieutenant John Andre; George Washington; General Philip Schuyler; and Joseph Brant, th... View more info

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Pancakes-Paris

By: Bishop, Claire Huchet

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294770

ISBN: 0670537829

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Boards very faintly foxed. 1947 Hard Cover. 62 pp. Illustrated by Georges Schreiber. There was magic in that box of pancake flour. Charles was sure that if he just knew how, he could make French crepes for Mardi Gras, the crepes they always had to celebrate the day before Lent in Paris. But how to make French crepes from a package of ordinary American pancake flour - that was the puzzle. Charles could read French quite well - he was just ten years old - but he couldn't read English, and all the directions on the box were printed in English. It was a difficult problem... 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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War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of Continents, 1450-2000

By: Black, Jeremy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294525

ISBN: 0300072023

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page edges very faintly toned, otherwise in excellent condition. 1998 Large Hardcover. 334 pp. In this brilliant history of warfare, Jeremy Black is the first to approach the entire modern era from a comprehensive global perspective. He provides a wide-ranging account of the nature, purpose, and experience of war over the past half-millennium and argues the importance of viewing the rise of European power within a wider international context. Investigating both land and sea warfare, Black examines weaponry, tactics, strategy, and resources as well as the political, social, and c... 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 Mirror for Greatness: Six Americans

By: Bliven, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200896

ISBN: 0070059047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1975 Hard Cover. 251 pp. 8vo. Biographical sketches of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, placing each within their historical context and showing how their contributions to politics, literature, and social activism affected American civilization. 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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Louis XIV

By: Bluche, Francois; Greengrass, Mark - translator

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Franklin Watts: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296801

ISBN: 0531151123

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. xvi, 702 pp. Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as the Sun King was King of France and of Navarre. His reign, from 1643 to his death in 1715, lasted seventy-two years, three months, and eighteen days, and is the longest documented reign of any European monarch. Louis began personally governing France in 1661 after the death of his prime minister, the Italian Cardinal Mazarin. An adherent of the theory of the divine right of kings, which advocates the divine origin and lack of temporal restraint of monarchical rule, Louis c... View more info

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The Woman Who Murdered Black Satin: The Bermondsey Horror

By: Borowitz, Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ohio State University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296707

ISBN: 0814203205

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket wrinkled. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 337 pp. Marie Manning (1821 – 13 November 1849)[1] was a Swiss domestic servant who was hanged on the roof of London's Horsemonger Lane Gaol on 13 November 1849, after she and her husband were convicted of the murder of her lover, Patrick O'Connor, in the case that became known as the Bermondsey Horror. It was the first time a husband and wife had been executed together in England since 1700.[2] The novelist Charles Dickens attended the public execution, and in a letter written to The Times on the same day wrote, ... View more info

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The Art of Bond: From Storyboard to Screen: The Creative Process Behind the James Bond Phenomenon

By: Bouzereau, Laurent; Pfeiffer, Lee; Worrall, Dave

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Abrams: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2296068

ISBN: 0810954885

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, With Best Wishes. Sticker on rear jacket panel, ink gift note on front jacket flap, minor tear along top edge of front jacket panel. 2006 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. The debonair and daring James Bond has captivated audiences around the world for more than 40 years, his 007 films setting the standard for movie blockbusters. The Art of Bond gives readers an insider’s look at the Bond evolution, from storyboard to screen, through all-new interviews with the series’ creative talents, as well as previously unseen art and behind-the-scenes photogra... View more info

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The Hotel

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 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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Pierre Vergniaud: Voice of the French Revolution

By: Bowers, Claude G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294644

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips, minor surface tears to jacket spine which do not obscure text, front jacket flap price-clipped with price intact. Ink name on front free endpaper, minor ink marginalia, ink notes on rear free endpaper,. 1950 Hard Cover. xiii, 535 pp. Rescued from obscurity in this the first English biography, Pierre Vergniaud, genius and orator, whose eloquence held the violence of the French Revolution in check from 1791-93, is here given his due. On the one hand he fought the excesses and inequities of the regime, on the other the terrorism of the Re... View more info