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Silent Lamp: The Thomas Merton Story

By: Shannon, William H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crossroad: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294837

ISBN: 0824511662

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1992 Hard Cover. xvi, 304 pp. William H. Shannon shares his intimate knowledge and unique insights in this new and exciting biography of the monk whose own autobiography became a bestseller much to his chagrin. Silent Lamp is the name given to Merton two years before he died by the Chinese philosopher John Wu--and a perfect metaphor for the healing light that still spreads from his life and work to people everywhere. Silent Lamp is a reflective biography: it illuminates Merton's inner life and thoroughly chronicles his... View more info

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Silent Lamp: The Thomas Merton Story

By: Shannon, William H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crossroad: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294838

ISBN: 0824511662

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. xvi, 304 pp. William H. Shannon shares his intimate knowledge and unique insights in this new and exciting biography of the monk whose own autobiography became a bestseller much to his chagrin. Silent Lamp is the name given to Merton two years before he died by the Chinese philosopher John Wu--and a perfect metaphor for the healing light that still spreads from his life and work to people everywhere. Silent Lamp is a reflective biography: it illuminates Merton's inner life and thoroughly chronicles his outer journey, telling the story in terms of th... View more info

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Family History: A Novel

By: Shapiro, Dani

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282445

ISBN: 0375415475

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. Rachel Jensen has it all: a husband she adores, challenging work in art restoration, a terrific teenage daughter, and a new baby on the way. Then her infant son is injured in an accident in her daughter’s arms, and that accident begets a terrifying lie. Set in a small Massachusetts town, Family History is about a family spiraling toward disintegration, the terrible force of guilt in children, and a mother’s nightmarish realization that she cannot pro... View more info

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Picturing the Wreck: A Novel

By: Shapiro, Dani

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282448

ISBN: 0385472633

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. Thirty years after his family and career are destroyed by an affair with one of his patients, psychoanalyst Solomon Grossman finds a chance for redemption when he learns where his grown son is living. View more info

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Playing with Fire: A Novel

By: Shapiro, Dani

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282449

ISBN: 0385267223

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. After meeting as freshman roommates at Smith College, Lucy and Carolyn--two wealthy young women from vastly different backgrounds--become enmeshed in a lovers' triangle with Carolyn's womanizing stepfather at its core. View more info

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Slow Motion: A True Story

By: Shapiro, Dani

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282450

ISBN: 0679456317

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 245 pp. From one of the most gifted writers of her generation comes the harrowing and exqui-sitely written true story of how a family tragedy saved her life. Dani Shapiro was a young girl from a deeply religious home who became the girlfriend of a famous and flamboyant married attorney--her best friend's stepfather. The moment Lenny Klein entered her life, everything changed: she dropped out of college, began to drink heavily, and became estranged from her family and... View more info

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The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862

By: Sheriff, Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292263

ISBN: 0809027534

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of front jacket panel bumped near spine. Ink name on front free endpaper, newspaper clippings laid in. 1996 Hard Cover. xvii, 251 pp. The story of the Erie Canal--the 363-mile artificial river built to connect the Atlantic seaboard to the Great Lakes--offers a rich perspective on the tumultuous era between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Completed in 1825 as part of the nation's larger transportation revolution, the Canal opened the Midwest to commerce and settlement, helped make New York City the nation's greatest port, and accelerated the pace of American industria... View more info

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Swann: A Mystery

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Stoddart: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196943

ISBN: 0773720928

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 313 pp. 8vo. A mystery by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. View more info

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Larry's Party: A Novel

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Viking: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196944

ISBN: 0670873926

Condition: Near Fine


First U.S. edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 339 pp. 8vo. A novel by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. A detailed look at the ordinary life of Larry Weller between 1977 and 1997 follows the floral designer as he deals with the rapidly changing world and two marriages and two divorces along the way. View more info

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Susanna Moodie: Voice and Vision

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Borealis Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196155

ISBN: 0919594271

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1977 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 81 pp. Carol Shields' critical examination of the work of Susanna Moodie is divided into three chapters: Mrs. Moodie and the Complex Personality, Mrs. Moodie and Sexual Reversal, Mrs. Moodie and the Social Structure. Following the text is a bibliography that includes many works of interest to those studying Canadian literature. View more info

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Departures & Arrivals

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Blizzard Publishing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197968

ISBN: 0921368135

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 100 pp. A stage play by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. View more info

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Happenstance

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $85.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197974

ISBN: 0070923779

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine head and foot lightly pushed, minor transfer on front endpaper. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. A novel by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. View more info

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Intersect: Poems

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The Borealis Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196154

ISBN: 0919594271

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Wrappers slightly toned. 1974 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 59 pp. The second collection of poetry by the American-born Canadian author most well-know for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Stone Diaries. Keywords: CAROL SHIELDS INTERSECT POEMS POETRY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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The Republic of Love

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Random House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196945

ISBN: 0394222180

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Canadian). Signed by author without inscription on title page. Jacket lightly toned. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 366 pp. 8vo. A novel by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. 'The Republic of Love marries a wide diversity of elements, mythical and modern, ironic and moving, exhilarating and melancholy!a love-surveying story that is enticingly seductive.' Times Literary Supplement 'The Republic of Love is a hymn to the pleasures and pains, the raptures even of an unspectacular life. Fay discov... View more info

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The Orange Fish

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Random House: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197970

ISBN: 0394221001

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Page ridge faintly foxed. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 199 pp. A collection of twelve short stories by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. “Milk Bread Beer Ice” is a road trip shared by a husband and wife who no longer communicate through meaningful dialogue. Fifty-year-old “Hazel” is forced to enter an alien workplace after the sudden death of her husband. In “Today Is the Day,” the village women gather together for their annual r... View more info

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Unless

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197975

ISBN: 0679311793

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 321 pp. 8vo. A novel by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. I'm not interested, the way some people are, in being sad. I've had a look, and there's nothing down that road. Well now! What about the ripping sound behind my eyes, the starchy tearing of fabric, end to end; what about the need I have to curl up my knees when I sleep? For all of her life, 44 year old Reta Winters has enjoyed the useful monotony of happin... View more info

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Dressing Up for the Carnival

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197976

ISBN: 1841151645

Condition: Near Fine


First UK edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 249 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. A bestselling collection of short stories from the author of The Stone Diaries (winner of the Pulitzer prize) and Larry's Party (winner of the Orange prize). All over town people are putting on their costumes; X slips into his wife's lace-trimmed night gown and waltzes around his bedroom; Tamara is no longer the dull clerk receptio... View more info

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Thirteen Hands: A Play in Two Acts

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Blizzard Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197980

ISBN: 0921368305

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Rear wrapper a bit toned. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 61 pp. A play by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. Keywords: CANADIAN LITERATURE CANADA THEATRE THEATER PLAYS DRAMA PULITZER PRIZE WINNER CAROL SHIELDS THIRTEEN HANDS SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Flatties: Their Various Forms and Uses

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harbourfront Reading Series: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197981

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - limited to 550 copies, including 150 signed and numbered by the author. This copy is the latter, hand-numbered 83 and signed by Shields on the limitation page. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 10 pp. A brief work by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. Keywords: CANADIAN LITERATURE CANADA PULITZER PRIZE WINNER CAROL SHIELDS FLATTIES SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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The Stone Diaries

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197983

ISBN: 1857021541

Condition: Near Fine


First UK edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 361 pp. 8vo. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel by the prolific Canadian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Governor-General's Award, and short-listed for the Booker Prize. 'The Stone Diaries' is the story of one woman's life, a truly sensuous novel which relects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century. This is the story of Daisy Goodwill, from her birth on a kitche... View more info

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Happenstance

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271313

ISBN: 0070923779

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly smoky, top edge lightly foxed. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. A novel by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. View more info

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Others

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $500.00

Publisher: The Borealis Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196153

ISBN: 0919594085

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Handwritten postcard written to previous owner (in different ink than the title page signature) signed by Shields and dated 29/5/02 laid in. An interesting combination of early and late signatures - the author passed away in 2003. 1972 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 60 pp. Author's first book. A collection of poetry by the American-born Canadian author most well-know for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Stone Diaries. This work was never published in the United States. View more info

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Fashion, Power, Guilt, and the Charity of Families

By: Shields, Carol & Catherine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Blizzard Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197979

ISBN: 0921368593

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Publisher's errata slip laid in. 1995 Trade Paperback. 64 pp. A play co-written by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. KEYWORDS: CANADIAN LITERATURE CANADA THEATRE PLAYS DRAMA View more info

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Anniversary: A Comedy

By: Shields, Carol; Williamson, Dave

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Blizzard Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197978

ISBN: 092136881X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by both authors without inscription on title page. 1998 Trade Paperback. 60 pp. A play co-written by the popular Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Stone Diaries. Keywords: CANADIAN LITERATURE CANADA THEATRE THEATER PLAYS DRAMA CAROL SHIELDS PULITZER PRIZE COMEDY SIGNED FIRST EDITION ENTERTAINMENT View more info

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The Other End (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

By: Shirley, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1794287

ISBN: 1587671506

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Includes original jacket. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 292 pp. Do you ever think that the human world is hopelessly out of balance, blighted, off track, and the only hope is some kind of apocalypse, some sort of end of the world that would allow the human race a new beginning, a fresh start without...ah...certain people? You know you don't want and can't believe in the usual End Times scenarios that are predicted and ballyhooed by hysterical, superstitious people. But when you look around at th... View more info

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The Transmission of Depression in Families & Children: Assessment and Intervention

By: Sholevar, G. Pirooz

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288035

ISBN: 1568210884

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. xiii, 354 pp. Family functioning plays a major role in the development of depression, relapse rates and suicidal behaviour. The children of depressed parents are at high risk for psychopathology. This book describes multiple family, individual and psychopharmacological therapeutic interventions on depression. View more info

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Sharp Focus Watercolor Painting: Techniques for Hot-Pressed Surfaces

By: Shook, Georg; Witt, Gary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267849

ISBN: 0823047946

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half-inch tear along top edge of jacket front near spine, spine faintly toned. 1981 Large Hardcover. 143 pp. Traditionally, watercolor paintings have been executed on absorbent, often rough-surfaced papers. This book introduces an exciting new surface on which to work: the hot-pressed surface, an extremely smooth surface which offers more precise definition of edges and highlighting of colors. 70 color plates; 115 illustrations. View more info

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All He Ever Wanted

By: Shreve, Anita

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282451

ISBN: 0316782262

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. Years after escaping from a hotel fire and encountering an elusive woman, who he subsequently married and divorced, a man travels from New England to Florida by train and remembers the relationship. View more info

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Fortune's Rocks

By: Shreve, Anita

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282452

ISBN: 0316781010

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 453 pp. With grace and understatement, Shreve evokes 15-year-old Olympia’s emerging sexuality, her family cottage on Fortune’s Rocks, and the bright, sea-clean season. The perfect complement to the heroine’s enchanted world is Dr. John Haskell, a physician and writer who provides care to the poor of a nearby mill town. Despite his wife and children, Haskell and Olympia fall in love and are soon caught in flagrante. Disgraced, the Biddeford family leaves Fortune... View more info

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The Last Time They Met

By: Shreve, Anita

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282453

ISBN: 0316781142

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 313 pp. From the last time Linda and Thomas meet, at a charmless hotel in a distant city, to the moment, thirty-five years earlier, when a chance encounter on a rocky beach binds them fatefully together, this hypnotically compelling novel unfolds a tale of intense passion, drama, and suspense. The Last Time They Met is a singularly ambitious and accomplished work by one of today's most widely celebrated novelists. View more info