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A Wallow of Pigs

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Viking Barnyard Medley: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269187


First edition. A very nice copy. 1993 Small Hard Cover. 56 pp. An amazing and diverting collection of pigs to amuse and delight. View more info

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Wizardology Code-Writing Kit

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cadlewick Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272202


First edition. Includes stationary still encased in publisher shrink wrap. 2007 Large Softcover. Includes stationary still encased in publisher shrink wrap. Each beautifully designed slipcase contains simple instructions for mastering magic codes and ciphers, plus: 16 sheets of notepaper, 16 envelopes, 6 postcards, 2 sheets of stickers. Need to send a secret message to a fellow wizard? Here are all the tools for a magical correspondence. View more info

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The Stories of Alice Adams

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270609


First edition. A fine copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 621 pp. Twenty-five of her stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker within a ten-year period. Others were published in The Paris Review, Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and McCall's. Her work was included in twenty-three O. Henry Award collections, and she received first prize six times; she was represented in numerous collections of Martha Foley's Best American S... View more info

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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War be... View more info

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The Last Lovely City: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270611


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Few signed copies exist, because the author died two months after this book's publication. Jacket very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. The Last Lovely City begins with nine stories whose settings range from San Francisco to a North Carolina college town to a run-down Mexican resort. In His Women, a college professor and his ex-wife play an extended game of let's-kis... View more info

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Medicine Men: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270612


First edition. Signed and dated May 10, 1997, by author. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. We have more books available by this author!. 239 pp. The tenth novel by the widely praised author of A Southern Exposure and Almost Perfect concerns the complicated relationship between patient and doctor. When a woman learns that her headaches are caused by a rare malignancy, her only guide through a frightening new world of oncologists, radiologists, specialists, and clinics, is ... View more info

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Second Chances: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270613


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. A group of friends who have known one another for decades grapples with the realization that they are growing old, attempts to come to terms with the past, and searches for new possibilities in their lives. View more info

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Almost Perfect: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270614


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 243 pp. Richard and Stella balance each other almost perfectly. Sometimes he drinks too much, gets too loud, or is too quick to anger. Stella also knows how generous he can be, too, but she begins to wonder if their violent fights and passionate reconciliations point to a deeper problem that Richard doesn't even suspect. There is... View more info

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Superior Women: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270615


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 367 pp. Five young women meet at Radcliffe in the late 1930s and grow to maturity-through intrigues, ambitions, affairs, and marriages--in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. View more info

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Caroline's Daughters: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270616


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped, jacket flaps lightly toned. Boards very faintly toned along top edge. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. Caroline has been married three times and has five daughters--all very different from her. Now that they are grown, she feels distant from them and the woman she once thought herself to be. Caroline's daughters love their mother but live as i... View more info

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After You've Gone: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270617


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 229 pp. A new selection of short stories explores the impact and adjustment of individuals dealing with separation and the loss of lovers, spouses, parents, and friends. View more info

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To See You Again: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270618


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Tells the stories of a woman distraught over the loss of her husband's diaries, a teachers's unexpected attraction towards a student, and an artist's reevaluation of her life and accomplishments. View more info

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Beautiful Girl: Short Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270619


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Author's third novel. “Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams. . . . How can one person know so much?” --The New York Times Book Review. With appearances in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Redbook, as well as in the O. Henry Award collections for eight consecutive years, Alice Adams had establish... View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put ... View more info

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Families and Survivors: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270621


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 211 pp. Author's second novel. Alice Adams’ second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her life. From Louisa Calloway’s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain tradition and all the time resisting. In lieu of her conservative, bigoted father, she cho... View more info

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A Southern Exposure: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270622


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Pinehill, North Carolina, the years of the Depression. Into this small Southern town comes the Bairds, fugitives from the burdens of their life in Connecticut. To the people of Pinehill, the Bairds seem glamorous. To the Bairds, Pinehill holds the hope that they will regain their innocence, and once again be rich in love. View more info

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Mexico: Some Travels and Some Travelers There (A Destinations Book)

By: Adams, Alice; Morris, Jan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270623


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned. Stain along page ridge, margin of title page, and rear endpaper. 1990 Hard Cover. xix, 216 pp. Recounting her decade-long obsession with Mexico, the author describes Mayan ruins, the misery of Mexico City, Mexican art, and the magic of the country's landscape and people. View more info

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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

By: Adams, Douglas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268959


First edition. Jacket faintly toned, jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. 1988 Hard Cover. 319 pp. When a passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God. But which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently? What god would be hanging around Heathrow trying to catch the 3:37 to Oslo? And what has this to do with Dirk's latest -- and late -- client, found only this morning with h... View more info

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Our Square and the People In It

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1509438


First edition. Includes scarce jacket. Jacket edge wear with minor loss, crayon marks on front jacket panel. Frontispiece protected by original tissue guard.Good. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 424 pp. Black & white frontispiece, seven full-page pen-and-ink illustrations by J. Scott Williams throughout text. Tales of human joys and sorrows, -- of love, adventure, ambition, comedy, and tragedy which take place in a quaint corner of New York... View more info

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268449


First edition. Very faint smudges to jacket front. Front board slightly bowed. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destinatio... View more info

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Brick Lane

By: Ali, Monica

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270791


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. 413 pp. Author's first book. Nazneen's inauspicious entry to the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a Bangladeshi village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu. Her life in London's Tower Hamlets is, on the surface, calm. For years, keeping house and rearing children, she does what is expected of ... View more info

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The House of the Spirits

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 2265005


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. A best seller and critical success all over the world, The House of the Spirits is the magnificent epic of the Trueba family -- their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, their relations with one another, and their participation in the history of their times, a history that becomes destiny and overtakes them all. View more info

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Daughter of Fortune: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200656


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 399 pp. 8vo. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquin Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the h... View more info

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The Infinite Plan

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200659


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. 8vo. Gregory Reeves, the son of a self-styled preacher, struggles to overcome his childhood of poverty and neglect and to take control of his destiny. By the author of House of the Spirits. View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200660


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Internationally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende has written a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile -- a marvelous family saga that takes up and continues the story begun in her highly acclaimed Daughter of Fortune. Recounted... View more info

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Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270794


First edition. Signed by author with date (10/10/92) and no inscription. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309 pp. Author's first novel. Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwr... View more info

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Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270795


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 94 pp. An autobiographical narrative by the author of Bastard out of Carolina explores such topics as love and loss, beauty and terror, and the intricacies of family love and hatred while illuminating the rural poverty of the South. View more info

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Cavedweller: A Novel

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270796


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 434 pp. From the author of Bastard Out of Carolina comes another compelling novel about four women whose lives converge unexpectedly and force all of them to come to terms not only with their past, but their future. View more info

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Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest

By: Allison, Stacy; Carlin, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269163


First edition. Light sticker ghosting on jacket rear. 1993 Hard Cover. 282 pp. The first American woman to reach the summit of Everest recounts her ascent, describing the grueling training she endured, the constant danger of the climb, close calls, and the pressing threat of death. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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Saving the World: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A Shannon Ravenel Book / Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270790


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. Latina novelist Alma Huebner is suffering from writer's block and is years past the completion date for yet another of her bestselling family sagas. Her husband, Richard, works for a humanitarian organization dedicated to the health and prosperity of developing countries and wants her help on an extended AIDS assignment in the Dominican... View more info