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Image for Anne Tyler 17-Volume Collection of Signed First Editions, with Correspondence: The Clock Winder; Celestial Navigation; Searching for Caleb; Earthly Possessions; Morgan's Passing; Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant; The Accidental Tourist; Breathing Lessons; Saint Maybe; Your Place is Empty; Tumble Tower; Ladder of Years; A Patchwork Planet; Back When We Were Grownups; The Amateur Marriage; Timothy Tugbottom Says No!; Digging to America

Anne Tyler 17-Volume Collection of Signed First Editions, with Correspondence: The Clock Winder; Celestial Navigation; Searching for Caleb; Earthly Possessions; Morgan's Passing; Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant; The Accidental Tourist; Breathing Lessons; Saint Maybe; Your Place is Empty; Tumble Tower; Ladder of Years; A Patchwork Planet; Back When We Were Grownups; The Amateur Marriage; Timothy Tugbottom Says No!; Digging to America

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf / G.P. Putnam's Sons / William B. Ewert / Orchard Books: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196140

Condition: Near Fine


First editions. Each (except Digging to America) signed without inscription by author on title page. The Clock Winder: board edges a bit faded, two tiny spots on top page ridge. Back When We Were Grownups includes publisher's newsletter (laid in).Your Place is Empty: 2 inch tear to base of glassine jacket spine. 1972 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. An impressive collection of novels by the Pulitzer Prize winning author, comprising all published works released from 1972 to 2006 (and thus missing her first three, and last four, works), as well as her two juvenile titles... View more info

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Breathing Lessons (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society)

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2279749

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1988 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author! 327, [3] pp. 8vo. Sea foam full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Frontispiece by Lane Smith. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. "Unfolding over the course of a single emotionally fr... View more info

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Saint Maybe (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society)

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289787

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed without inscription on front flyleaf. 1991 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 337, [3] pp. 8vo. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Joanie Schwarz exclusive to this edition. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. In 1965, the happy Bedloe fam... View more info

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The Rage of the Vulture

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Granada: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199098

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages toned, jacket spine slightly faded, jacket flap edges lightly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443 pp. 8vo. It is May 1908 and the Ottoman world is crumbling. Robert Markham, an Englishman in Constantinople, is newly posted to the British legation with his imperious wife and overly curious son. Markham's hidden life is about to make itself known as he forgets familial and patriotic ties in order to absolve a deep-seated guilt. Twelve years before, he had been involved with an Armenian... View more info

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The Rage of the Vulture

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Granada: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199099

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned, jacket spine slightly faded. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443 pp. 8vo. It is May 1908 and the Ottoman world is crumbling. Robert Markham, an Englishman in Constantinople, is newly posted to the British legation with his imperious wife and overly curious son. Markham's hidden life is about to make itself known as he forgets familial and patriotic ties in order to absolve a deep-seated guilt. Twelve years before, he had been involved with an Armenian woman. On the evening of their engagement, the Armenian massacres erupted. Saved by ... View more info

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Pascali's Island

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199101

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A couple tiny spots on page ridge, spine head and foot lightly pushed. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188, [1] pp. 8vo. On the Aegean island where Pascali the spy is filing his last report to his Turkish paymasters, the old Europe can already be heard dropping apart. Why Pascali, exposed and in deadly danger, should choose this moment to become involved with a mysterious Englishman is part of this, his testament. View more info

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The Hide

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199102

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge and endpapers lightly foxed, 1/4 inch tear to top jacket edge, minimal wear to jacket corners. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. 8vo. This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his rich sister Audrey's beneficence, Simon obsessively digs a secret system of tunnels from which to spy on others. When Josh, a... View more info

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After Hannibal

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199103

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge lightly foxed,. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242, [1] pp. 8vo. Professor Monti is trying to interpret the history of Umbria to his students. It sometimes helps him to forget the unexpected desertion of his wife. But the themes of betrayal and gain are not consigned to history - they are there in his own life and in the mosaic of lives in his neighbourhood. View more info

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The Songs of the Kings

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199093

ISBN: 0241137012

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Rear hinge slightly tender. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244, [2] pp. 8vo. Troy meant one thing only to the men gathered here, as it did to their commanders. Troy was a dream of wealth; and if the wind continued the dream would crumble. As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman—blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia... View more info

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Morality Play

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270211

ISBN: 0241133416

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky, top page edge lightly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. The national bestseller: A medieval murder mystery full of the wonders of the time—and lessons for our own time—by a master storyteller. The time is the fourteenth century. The place is a small town in rural England, and the setting a snow-laden winter. A small troupe of actors accompanied by Nicholas Barber, a young renegade priest, prepare to play the drama of their lives. Breaking the longstanding traditi... View more info

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Stone Virgin

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274120

ISBN: 0241115302

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 259, [5] pp. 8vo. In its romantic and dangerous tour of history, Barry Unsworth's Stone Virgin rivals A. S. Byatt's Possession. A mysterious sculpture of a beautiful and erotic Madonna holds the key to the Fornarini family's secrets. When Raikes, a conservation expert, tries to restore her, he is swept under the statue's spell and swept under the spell of the seductive Chiara Litsov, a member of the Fornarini family now married to a famous sculptor. Raikes finds himself losing all moral grounding as his ... View more info

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The Partnership (New Authors Limited Number Fifty-Two [52])

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269669

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247, [1] pp. 8vo. A 'powerfully done' (Times Literary Supplement) and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed group with varying degrees of literary talent. Caught up in a series of bizarre events, Benson nevertheless finds his own im... View more info

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The Seahorse

By: Unsworth, Jania

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Viking: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280270

ISBN: 0670912794

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. Top page ridge faintly foxed, pages lightly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. 309 pp. When Vanessa West and her mother Marion travel to Ashagiri, the Indian hill town where Marion grew up, they embark on a journey in search of the past. They find Ashagiri, nestled in the mountains, still enveloped by blue skies and clouds, still dotted with prayer flags and temples. The Ashagiri Club is still open, with its oak-panelled billiard rooms and eccentric residents. Dreaming Rock, where Marion played with her school friends, is as beautiful and remote. But time ... View more info

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The Seahorse

By: Unsworth, Jania

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Viking: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280271

ISBN: 0670912794

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. Pages lightly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. 309 pp. When Vanessa West and her mother Marion travel to Ashagiri, the Indian hill town where Marion grew up, they embark on a journey in search of the past. They find Ashagiri, nestled in the mountains, still enveloped by blue skies and clouds, still dotted with prayer flags and temples. The Ashagiri Club is still open, with its oak-panelled billiard rooms and eccentric residents. Dreaming Rock, where Marion played with her school friends, is as beautiful and remote. But time has taken the Ashagiri of Mari... View more info

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The Seashore

By: Unsworth, Tania

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking / Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278472

ISBN: 0670912794

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Pages lightly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309 pp. When Vanessa West and her mother Marion travel to Ashagiri, the Indian hill town where Marion grew up, they embark on a journey in search of the past. They find Ashagiri, nestled in the mountains, still enveloped by blue skies and clouds, still dotted with prayer flags and temples. The Ashagiri Club is still open, with its oak-panelled billiard rooms and eccentric residents. Dreaming Rock, where Marion played with her school friends, is as beautiful and remote... View more info

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Rabbit Redux: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269290

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear along top edge of jacket rear near spine, jacket very faintly toned. Ink stamp on bottom page ridge, top page ridge very faintly toned. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 406 pp. The assumptions and obsessions that control our daily lives are explored in tantalizing detail by master novelist John Updike in this wise, witty, and sexy story. Harry Angstrom -- known to all as Rabbit, one of America's most famous literary characters -- finds his dreary life shattered by the infidelity of his wife, Janice. How he resolves or further complic... View more info

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Rabbit at Rest

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276061

ISBN: 0394588150

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition. Faint crease along front jacket edge, otherwise an excellent copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 512 pp. 8vo. Updike's fourth and final Rabbit novel, which won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 - the second in the series to do so. View more info

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A Month of Sundays: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281548

ISBN: 0394495519

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped, rear jacket flap creased. Page ridge very faintly foxed. 1975 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 228 pp. In this antic riff on Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent west from his Midwestern parish in sexual disgrace. At a desert retreat dedicated to rest, recreation, and spiritual renewal, this fortyish serial fornicator is required to keep a journal whose thirty-one weekly entries constitute the book you now hold in your hand. In his wonderfully overwrought style... View more info

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The Mountains Have a Secret

By: Upfield, Arthur W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Crime Club / Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1948

Seller ID: 2201861

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Ex-library, though only marks are stamps on top & bottom page ridge. Jacket trimmed significantly short of board edges, ink name & stamp on front endpapers, pages toned. 1948 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. The Australian author's seventeenth book, part of his Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte series. These were Upfield's most successful books - he wrote several dozen throughout his career. View more info

An Expert in Murder: First Edition (A Josephine Tey Mystery)

By: Upson, Nicola

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1500781

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Nice bright copy.Near Fine. 2008 Hard Cover. 304 pp. Mystery writer Josephine Tey (The Daughter of Time) makes a convincing sleuth in British author Upson's debut, the launch of a new whodunit series. On a train journey from Scotland to London in 1934, Tey meets a fan, Elspeth Simmons, who's traveling to the capital to attend a performance of Tey's hit play about Richard II. When Simmons is found brutally murdered—stabbed with a hatpin, posed with some dolls and partially shaved—after arrival at King's Cross, Tey's Scotland Yard friend, Insp. Archie Penrose, investi... View more info

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Panic Grass (The Pocket Poets Series Number Twenty-Four [24])

By: Upton, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: City Lights Books: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263754

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Wrappers toned. 1968 Trade Paperback. 26, [2] pp. The first book by the poet and social activist who, though younger than many Beat poets, was associated with the Beat Generation. This poem was first presented during a reading at the San Francisco Rolling Renaissance in the summer of 1968. View more info

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Trinity: A Novel of Ireland

By: Uris, Leon

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285424

ISBN: 038503458X

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition (stated, $10.95 jacket price). Ink name on front endpaper, jacket spine faded, 1/2 inch closed jacket tear. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 751, [3] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, maps on endpapers. In Ireland there is no future, only the past happening over and over again. Leon Uris selected the period from the famine of the 1840s to the Easter Rising of 1916 to tell the story of Ireland's past, explain the 'troubles' of the present and give insight into her future. This Trinity consists of: the Larkin family of Ballytogue, generations of... View more info

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Trinity: A Novel of Ireland (The First Edition Society)

By: Uris, Leon

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285662

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Doubleday trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 807, [5] pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. In Ireland there is no future, only the past happening over and over again. Leon Uris selected the period from the famine of the 1840s to the Easter Rising of 1916 to tell the story of Ireland's past, explain the 'troubles' of the present and give insight into her future. This Trinity consists of: the Larkin family of Ba... View more info

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A Map of Glass: A Novel

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: M&S: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197089

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 371 pp. 8vo. Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, Ontario, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario.Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways. Their subsequent marriage has nourished her, but ultimately her husband’s care has formed a kind of prison. When she meets Andrew W... View more info

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The Stone Carvers: A Novel

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: M&S (McClelland & Stewart): 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197125

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 392 pp. 8vo. In 1867 a good-natured Bavarian priest, is sent by God and mad King Ludwig to the wilds of North America. Soon the backwoods are transformed into a parish and the settlers into a congregation, and Joseph Becker, a woodcarver, meets his future wife. Several decades later, Joseph Becker teaches his astounding carving skills to his grandchildren. One of them, Klara, shows exceptional talent and has a surfeit of what the local nuns call a fondness for men's... View more info

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Woodland Park (Images of America)

By: Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286595

ISBN: 0738580570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. 127 pp. Woodland Park, at an altitude of nearly 8,500 feet, is located 18 miles west of Colorado Springs along the north slope of Pikes Peak in eastern Teller County. Much of the history of the West passed through this area on the old Ute Trail?now Highway 24?as hunters, trappers, cowboys, Native Americans, settlers, miners, railroaders, ranchers, and tourists discovered an abundance of natural beauty and varied business opportunities through the years. Woodland Park is now home to about 8,000 year-round residents, many of whom treasure n... View more info

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Woodland Park (Images of America)

By: Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286596

ISBN: 0738580570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink gift note on half-title page. 2010 Trade Paperback. 127 pp. Woodland Park, at an altitude of nearly 8,500 feet, is located 18 miles west of Colorado Springs along the north slope of Pikes Peak in eastern Teller County. Much of the history of the West passed through this area on the old Ute Trail?now Highway 24?as hunters, trappers, cowboys, Native Americans, settlers, miners, railroaders, ranchers, and tourists discovered an abundance of natural beauty and varied business opportunities through the years. Woodland Park is now home to about 8,000 year-round residents, many of ... View more info

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Out of the Night

By: Valtin, Jan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alliance Book Corporation: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282755

Condition: Good


First edition. Faint stain along top page ridge, pencil note on front paste-down endpaper, a few minor spots on front endpaper. 1941 Hard Cover. vi, 841 pp. Pseudonymous memoir of Richard Julius Hermann Krebs, in which he claims to have acted as a Soviet agent (this was later debunked). The son of a seafaring father, Richard Julius Herman Krebs, a.k.a. Jan Valtin, came of age as a bicycle messenger during a maritime rebellion. His life as an intimate insider account of the dramatic events of 1920 s and 1930s, where he rose both within the ranks of the Communist Party and on the Gestapo hit lis... View more info

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The Wretched Stone

By: Van Allsburg, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279020

ISBN: 0395533074

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor loss to jacket spine head. 1991 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. In a story recounted through the daily log of Captain Allan Hope, the sailors aboard the Rita Anne become mesmerized and transformed by a mysterious glowing rock, and only music and books can restore them to normal. View more info

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Queen of the Falls

By: Van Allsburg, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279021

ISBN: 0547315813

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on rear jacket panel. 2001 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Annie Taylor, a short, plump and fussy sixty-two year old widow, runs a charm school, right by Niagara Falls. When this starts to fail, she resolves to find fame and fortune by being the first person ever to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel. Readers of all ages will warm to this inspiring story of bravery, as they take the roller coaster ride of a lifetime over the falls. View more info