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S./Ship of Theseus

By: Abrams, J.J.; Dorst, Doug; [Straka, V.M.]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Mulholland Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204639


First edition. A near fine copy in a very good publisher's slipcase. Bottom edge of front board bumped. Slipcase edges lightly bumped. One out of twenty-two inserts laid in (missing twenty-one inserts). 2013 Hard Cover. xiv, 456 pp. One out of twenty-two inserts laid in (missing twenty-one inserts).  S. is presented in the form of a novel called Ship of Theseus written by an elusive author named V. M. Straka and published in 1949. Beyond the black slipcover with the ... View more info

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Molly's Dog

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1983

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201045


Signed by author without inscription. Numbered 49 of 64. Near fine. 1983 Soft Cover. 22 pp. A short story about Molly and a dog. Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor. Keywords: ALICE ADAMS AMERICAN LITERATURE MOLLY'S DOG SHORT STORIES CONTEMPORARY FICTION View more info

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Molly's Dog

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $125.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201046


Limited edition - copy H of 26 lettered copies. Signed by author without inscription. 1983 Hard Cover. 22 pp. A short story about Molly and a dog. Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor. Keywords: ALICE ADAMS AMERICAN LITERATURE MOLLY'S DOG SHORT STORIES CONTEMPORARY FICTION View more info

Thanks for the Memories

By: Ahern, Cecilia

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1538760


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket edge wear, pages toned. Very Good. 2009 Hard Cover. 384 pp. How is it possible to know someone you've never met? With her marriage already in pieces, Joyce Conway nearly lost everything else. But she survived the terrible accident that left her hospitalized—and now, inexplicably, she can remember faces she has never seen, cobblestone Parisian streets she's never visited. A sudden, overwhelming sense of deja vu has Joyce f... View more info

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For One More Day

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202537


First edition. A very nice copy. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, ink note to rear jacket flap. 2006 Hard Cover. 197 pp. This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father - and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depr... View more info

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Dan's Inferno: A Parody

By: Alighieri, Dan T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books: 2013

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2196122


2nd printing. Very light edge wear. 2013 Trade Paperback. Robert Blandon is the world's greatest puzzleologist. Crosswords, Rubik's Cubes, sudokus—he can do them all. When he flies to Florence to visit a renowned professor, Blandon finds himself drawn into a mysterious web of underground tunnels, secret societies, and really hard anagrams. Like the 14th-century epic poem that inspired it, this book is a compelling, timeless masterpiece. Extensively researched by lookin... View more info

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Song of the Shank: A Novel

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Graywolf Press: 2014

Seller ID: 2201347


Fine. 2014 Trade Paperback. 570 pp. A contemporary American masterpiece about music, race, an unforgettable man, and an unreal America during the Civil War era. At the heart of this remarkable novel is Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom. Song of the Shank opens in 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath... View more info

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The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200690


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. The Stories of Eva Luna (Spanish: Cuentos de Eva Luna, 1989) is a collection of Spanish-language short stories by the Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. It consists of stories told by the title character of Allende's earlier novel Eva Luna. The literary critic Barbara Mujica wrote: The Chilean author presents her storie... 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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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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iYo!

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200719


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Jacket faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309 pp. Yolanda Garcia has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those first tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everybody from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo's cha... View more info

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200720


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Near fine. Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s da... View more info

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In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200739


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Top corner edge of jacket near spine bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth s... View more info

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Before We Were Free

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200755


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 167 pp. Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of... View more info

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How Tia Lola Came To [Visit] Stay

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200758


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Jacket lightly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 147 pp. Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez’s first middle-grade book spa... View more info

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In the Name of Salome: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200759


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 357 pp. In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another. Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only no... View more info

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A Cafecito Story

By: Alvarez, Julia; Ramirez, Belkis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200761


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2001 Hard Cover. 58 pp. Woodcuts by Belkis Ramirez. A Cafecito Story is a story of love, coffee, birds and hope. It is a beautifully written eco-fable by best-selling author Julia Alvarez. Based on her and her husband's experiences trying to reclaim a small coffee farm in her native Dominican Republic, A Cafecito Story shows how the return to the traditional methods of shade-grown coffee can re... View more info

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Lucky Jim

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Compass Books / Viking Press: 1963

Seller ID: 1838261


Wrappers lightly toned, minor marginalia. 1963 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pages. Lucky Jim is a comic novel written by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1954. It was his first novel, and won the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction. Set sometime around 1950, Lucky Jim follows the exploits of the titular protagonist James Dixon, a reluctant history lecturer at a provincial English university (inspired in part by the University of Leic... View more info

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The History of Vegas

By: Angel, Jodi

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1736368


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. Trouble. From the first page of each of the edgy and unrelentingly intense stories in this debut collection, the teenaged characters are headed for big trouble. The adult world has mostly failed them, and they find themselves entering into highly charged situations where they make their own rules, with misguided understanding of the consequences. The stories burn hot and fast, providing searing insights into their world of sex, drugs, drin... View more info

Midnight Champagne: A Novel

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $3.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company: 1999

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1526932


4th printing. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed. Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 225 pp. April Liesgang and Caleb Shannon have known each other for just three short months, so their Valentine's Day wedding at a chapel near the shores of Lake Michigan has both families -- hers from Wisconsin, his from Tennessee -- in an uproar. As the festivities unfold (and the cash bar opens), everyone has an opinion and a lively prediction about April and Caleb's union -- each the r... View more info

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The Hundred Brothers

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199927


First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. 8vo. A comic novel by the critically acclaimed author of Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World. Doug and 98 of his 99 brothers (George has run off with embezzled funds and a girl named Jane) gather in the huge family library for dinner, drinking, and some late-night football. Throughout the evening, the chaos grows into a co... View more info

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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199924


First edition. Top page edge smudged, spine slightly cocked. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 185 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. In his first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World, Donald Antrim demonstrates all of the skill that critics have hailed in his subsequent work: the pitch-perfect ear, the cunning imagination, and the uncanny control of a narrative at once familiar and incandescently strange. In Pete Robinson’s seasid... View more info

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Thirteen Reasons Why

By: Asher, Jay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Razor Bill: 2008

Seller ID: 2206226


Minor crease to front wrapper. 2008 Trade Paperback. 288 pp. Now a Netflix Original series. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made t... View more info

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Oracle Night: A Novel

By: Auster, Paul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Henry Holt: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261572


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. In Oracle Night, Paul Auster returns to one of his favorite themes: writing about writers and the act of writing. Recovering from a severe illness that has left him weak and prone to nosebleeds, struggling novelist Sidney Orr takes the suggestion of his mentor, the acclaimed novelist John Trause, and begins a story about a man who, upon considering a near-death experience a... View more info

Her Mother's Ashes: and Other Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States

By: Aziz, Nurjehan

Price: $2.00

Publisher: TSAR: 1994

Seller ID: 1282661


Stickers on front and back covers, slight crease on front cover, slight stain inside front cover and first page. 1994 Trade Paperback. CONTENTS: Preface; Arun Prabha Mukherjee Introduction; Hema Nair Why Am I Doing This?; Bapsi Sidhwa The Spouse and the Preacher; Himani Bannerji On a Cold Day; Previz Walji A Child Departs; Chitra Divakaruni Bad Luck Woman; Arun Prabha Mukherjee A New Reading of Wasteland; Nazneen Sheikh American Date; Lalita Gandbhir Free and Equal; Fero... View more info

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Rhythm and Blues

By: Bailey, Anne

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539637


First edition. Includes original jacket. Very Good. 1990 Hard Cover. 134 pp. Sixteen-year-old Matti, daughter of a rock singer with a wild past, must come to terms with changes in her life when her father decides to reform his life and bring her two half-sisters to live with them. View more info

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The Fermata

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200085


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('To Annette - Nicholson Baker'). Photocopy of Time Magazine review laid in, sticker remnant on rear jacket corner. 1994 Hard Cover. 303 pp. 8vo. Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay (Seattle Times). Sp... View more info

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The Christmas Train

By: Baldacci, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2264288


1st printing. Spine creased. 2004 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight misunderstanding at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomoti... View more info

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Sweet Hereafter: A Novel

By: Banks, Russell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2204333


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks tells a story that begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Banks creates a small-town morality play that addresses one of life's most agonizing questions: when the worst thing happens, who do you blame? View more info

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Sweet Hereafter: A Novel

By: Banks, Russell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 1997

Seller ID: 2204720


SIGNED by author. Faint edge wear. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks tells a story that begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Banks creates a small-town morality play that addresses one of life's most agonizing questions: when the worst thing happens, who do you blame? View more info