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Reiffen's Choice (The Stoneways Trilogy Book One [1])

By: Butler, S.C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tor / Tom Doherty Associates: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264580

ISBN: 0765314770

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2006 Hard Cover. 463, [1] pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. Reiffen, only twelve years old, is the true heir to the thrones of both Wayland and Banking. He and his friends Avender and Ferris live in a magical world of talking animals, dwarves, and shape-shifting bears but…he lives with the shame of knowing that no one will ever let him rule these kingdoms, that their crowns will bring him nothing but betrayal and sorrow…and that he is... View more info

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Babel Tower

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270820

ISBN: 0701137185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 618 pp. In Babel Tower a cast of striking characters play out their personal dramas amid the clashing politics, passionate ideals and stirring languages of the early 1960s. Frederica (the heroine of Virgin in the Garden and Still Life) now teaching English at an art college, is hiding he... View more info

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Angels and Insects

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270821

ISBN: 0701137177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 292 pp. In two breathtakingly accomplished novellas, A. S. Byatt explores the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. View more info

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Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270822

ISBN: 0701138475

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 346 pp. Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambition... View more info

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A Whistling Woman

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270824

ISBN: 0701173807

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 422 pp. This electrifying new novel forms the triumphant conclusion to the great “Frederica quartet” depicting the forces in English life from the early 50s to 1970. While Frederica -- the spirited heroine of Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower -- falls almost by accide... View more info

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Sugar and Other Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270825

ISBN: 0701131691

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. A.S. Byatt's short fictions explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sens... View more info

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The Matisse Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271309

ISBN: 0701160888

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge faintly foxed, a bit smoky, jacket price clipped. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 135, [1] pp. 8vo. These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual ma... View more info

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Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271601

ISBN: 0701168234

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (November 12th 1998) by author. A very nice copy. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. A new volume of stories from A.S. Byatt is always a joy, and this one is rich and rare indeed. The collected stories deal with betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, loneliness and passion -- the mysterious absences at the heart of the fullest lives, in settings ranging from the heat of Provence in summer to the cold forests of Scand... View more info

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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271602

ISBN: 0701162783

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. A. S. Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published separately. Here they take their place with three other stories with medieva... View more info

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Little Black Book of Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271603

ISBN: 0701173246

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!. 279 pp. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women walk into a forest, as they did when they were girls, confronting their childhood fears and memories and the strange thing they saw -- or thought they saw -- so long ago. A distinguished male obstetrician and a young woman artist meet in a hospital. But both of them have... View more info

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The Matisse Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271604

ISBN: 0701160888

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Small sticker on jacket rear. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 135 pp. In a trio of stories--all inspired by a particular Matisse painting--the ordinary events of everyday life are stripped away to reveal the extraordinary pain, desire, joy, and creativity of human existence. By the author of Possession. View more info

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Portraits in Fiction

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271605

ISBN: 0701173106

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 101 pp. A remarkable, sumptuously illustrated exploration of the links between fiction, writers of fiction and portraits -- by the acclaimed Booker Prize winner. Portraits seem the opposite of fiction, fixed in time and space, not running with the curve of a story or a life. Yet since the birth of the novel, writers have been f... View more info

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The Biographer's Tale

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271606

ISBN: 0701169451

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 265 pp. In this witty, Borges-like fiction, A.S. Byatt weaves a dazzling fiction out of one man's search for fact. Fed up with stultifying criticism, Phineas G. decides to study the messiness of 'real life'. Doing nothing by halves he sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a 'whole life' is hard to fi... View more info

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Still Life

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271607

ISBN: 0701126671

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by publisher. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. From the author of The New York Times bestseller Possession, comes a highly acclaimed novel which captures in brilliant detail the life of one extended English family-and illuminates the choices they must make between domesticity and ambition, life and art. Toni Morrison, author of B... View more info

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O'Malley of Shanganagh

By: Byrne, Donn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Century Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1851507

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. First edition. Orange cloth boards with black titles. White jacket with illustration on front. Donn Byrne (born Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne) (20 November, 1889 – 18 June 1928) was an Irish novelist. He was born in New York City where, he claimed, his Irish parents were on a business trip at the time, and soon after returned with them to Ireland. He grew up b... View more info

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The Way of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving a Gentleman

By: Cabell, James Branch

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Robert M. McBride & Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130195

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks slipcase. Board fore-edge rubbed. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 209 pp. 8vo. Decorations by Frank C. Pape. 'Today, some recognize Cabell as one of the first contemporary writers from the South. He is also noted for his unique blending of classic myths and legends with his own imagination and is considered a pioneer of fantasy writing. The Way of Ecben is derived from the Norrovian legend upon which is based Feli... View more info

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Dynasty of Death: First Edition

By: Caldwell, Taylor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202719

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed & chipped, tape along jacket spine, pages toned, stamping on endpapers. 1938 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 797 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900–August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback. In her f... View more info

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72 Hour Hold: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270467

ISBN: 1400040744

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Bottom edge of front board lightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. New York Times best-selling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful... View more info

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Singing in the Comeback Choir

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270468

ISBN: 0399142983

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light smudge on top edge, gilt of jacket titles slightly rubbed away. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Called one of the leading black novelists of the twentieth century by The Washington Post, the author of Brothers and Sisters follows a successful producer who tries to revitalize the ghetto of her youth. View more info

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What You Owe Me: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270469

ISBN: 0399147845

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Faint smudge on top page ridge. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 533 pp. Los Angeles, 1945: When Hosanna Clark, newly arrived from the farm fields of Texas, befriends Holocaust survivor Gilda Rosenstein, she opens the door to a new life for them both. Using Gilda's knowledge of cosmetics and Hosanna's energy and determination, they begin producing a line of lipsticks and lotions for black ... View more info

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Brothers and Sisters

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270470

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Very faint smudge on top page ridge, pages very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 476 pp. Struggling with her own personal issues after the Los Angeles riots, Esther Jackson, a black employee at a downtown bank, is heartened when a black man is hired as senior vice-president, until he sexually harasses her white friend and coworker. View more info

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Sweet Summer: Growing Up with and Without My Dad

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270471

ISBN: 0399134158

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. Pages faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. The author recounts her relationship with her father, one that took place largely during the summer when they vacationed together, discussing how this shaped her as an adult and a woman. View more info

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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270472

ISBN: 0399137467

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with date: 12/2/92, Santa Monica. Faint smudge on top page ridge, pages very faintly toned. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 332 pp. The author of Sweet Summer turns her talents to fiction with a novel that records how a racist beating in a small Mississippi town rippled through generations, changing forever the lives of everyone involved in the incident. View more info

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263973

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #285 of 500, signed & numbered by Capote on colophon, which states 'Of the first edition of In Cold Blood five hundred copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound.' Lacks slipcase issued with this edition, but is only the more attractive for it (the slipcase was a rather plain red paper over cardboard). 1965 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full brown mor... View more info

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The Hotel Eden: Stories

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $40.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269564

ISBN: 0393040682

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('For Steve, who has been true! Your friend, Ron Carlson'). A bit smoky, page ridges faintly foxed. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. 8vo. A dozen stories feature a young man who discovers that Eden is not a permanent residence, a baseball player who accidentally becomes a killer, and a teenager from Phoenix who experiences an unsettling sexual awakening. View more info

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Plan B for the Middle Class: Stories

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269565

ISBN: 0393033708

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223, [1] pp. 8vo. A collection of stories about midlife includes tales of a single mother who keeps house on an aircraft carrier and a new father who is seduced by a motorcycle. By the author of Truants. View more info

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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel

By: Carter, Stephen L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272871

ISBN: 030727263X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2012 Hard Cover. 515 pp. Stephen L. Carter’s thrilling new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial... Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from O... View more info

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The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky: A Novel

By: Casale, Jana

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272659

ISBN: 1524731994

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2018 Hard Cover. 353 pp. We first meet Leda in a coffee shop on an average afternoon, notable only for the fact that it’s the single occasion in her life when she will eat two scones in one day. And for the cute boy reading American Power and the New Mandarins. Leda hopes that, by engaging him, their banter will lead to romance. Their fleeting, awkward exchange stalls before flirtation blooms. But Leda’s left with one imperative thought: ... View more info

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Watercolor Women / Opaque Men: A Novel in Verse

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Curbstone Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270629

ISBN: 1931896208

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. A very nice copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. Watercolor Women / Opaque Men is a wild and raucous narrative of a single, working mother, the daughter of Chicano migrant workers, and her struggles for upward mobility. With a remarkable combination of tenderness, wicked humor, and biting satire, the main character, Ella-or She-moves toward establishing her sexual identity (she has affairs... View more info

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I Ask the Impossible: Poems (An Anchor Book Original)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270630

ISBN: 0385720734

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 121 pp. Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as una storyteller de primera, and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as impossible to resist, returns to her first love--poetry--to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fer... View more info