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1 Bacheller, Irving The Prodigal Village
This book is an adaptation of the story of the Prodigal Son with an entire rural American community in place of a single hero. In writing this, he tells the story of the events surrounding a New England Christmas, and writes from the viewpoint of the narrator, as in the original tale. The book shows wear at the spine ends and corners. The green cloth is fine with no tanning. The very edge of the jacket corners are missing as are pieces of the spine ends. Covered in mylar with a white backing; the spine is not tanned. Pages [i-vi], 1-343, [i-iii]. Book advertisements in the back, and on the rear of the jacket. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, NY, 1923, Reprint
Hardcover
Very Good in Fair dust jacket


003816; 
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2 Bailey, Temple I'Ve Been to London
Temple Bailey (1885 - 1953) was a prolific American novelist and short story writer. This is one of her later stories, a travel romance. 330 pages, maroon cover with gold lettering on the spine and embossed author name an decorations on the cover. Edges lightly worn, corners moderately worn. Spine ends are lightly worn, and there is a damp stain on the inside back cover and last few blank pages in the upper corner. Signed by prior owner inside front cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
P. F. Collier & Son, Inc.
New York, 1937, 
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


003064; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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3 Bailey, Temple Wild Wind
This novel begins as a seventeen-year-old's lover goes overseas to war. "So she kissed Christopher good-bye, and told him how brave he was, and how handsome in his ensign's uniform, and how glad she was that he wouldn't have to fight in the trenches. " 316 pages, maroon cloth binding. Light wear at the edges, corners, and spine ends. Moderate wear along the front spine edge. Embossed decoration on the front. Spine is tight. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
P. F. Collier & Son, Inc.
New York, 1930, 
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


003067; 
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The Free World, Bezmozgis, David
4 Bezmozgis, David The Free World
This is a heartfelt multigenerational saga of great historic scope and even greater human depth. In summer, 1978, Brezhnev sits like a stone in the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching toward peace, and in the bustling streets of Rome, Soviet Jews have appeared through a crack in the Iron Curtain. Among those landing in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are members of the Krasnansky family - 3 generations of Russian Jews. They will spend 6 months in Rome - their way station and purgatory. They immerse themselves in the carnival of emigration, in an Italy rife with love affairs and ruthless hustles, with dislocation and nostalgia, and with the promise and peril of a new life. Through this family, an intimate portrait of a tumultuous era is created with precise, musical prose. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Farrar Straus Giroux
New York, NY, 2011, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003968; 
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5 Brown, John Gregory Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery
John Gregory Brown's luminous first novel takes on the enduring themes of great Southern fiction: Family, race, and faith - in a heartbreaking tale of identity, devotion, and regret. At its rich emotional center is the Eagen family of New Orleans, Irish Catholics of "mixed blood" in a city where race defines destiny. It is a sad, wise, and lovely story. 244 pages, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Houghton Mifflin Company
Boston, Ma, U. S. A., 1994, Second Printing
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001130; 
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6 Brown, John Gregory Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery
John Gregory Brown's luminous first novel takes on the enduring themes of great Southern fiction: Family, race, and faith - in a heartbreaking tale of identity, devotion, and regret. At its rich emotional center is the Eagen family of New Orleans, Irish Catholics of "mixed blood" in a city where race defines destiny. It is a sad, wise, and lovely story. 244 pages, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Houghton Mifflin Company
Boston, Ma, U. S. A., 1994, Second Printing
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001046; 
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Sandman's Dust, Bukiet, Melvin Jules
7 Bukiet, Melvin Jules Sandman's Dust
No; . The story revolves around a secret about several families; the secret comes out when the circus comes to town. Dust jacket has very minor wear at two corners; no wear on the binding.; Octavo (standard book size); 234 pages
Arbor House
1985, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


004322; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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8 Ceely, Jonatha Mina
038533690X / 9780385336901; NEW - In the musty attic of an upstate New York house, a woman finds a clasped box hidden away for over a century. Inside, wrapped in cloth and tied with a green ribbon is an old manuscript written by a girl dreaming of a better life, fighting for survival, and coming of age in a time of chaos and danger. This stirring adventure is written in 19th century England, a novel of rich history and vibrant imagination. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Delacorte Press
New York, NY, 2004, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


004066; 
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9 Clark, Mindy Starns; Gould, Leslie The Amish Nanny
Book two of The Women of Lancaster County, it is a fascinating tale of a young woman's journey. A cave behind a waterfall - a dying confession - a secret agreement hidden for a century; Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows nothing of these elements of her family's past. Instead, her eyes are fixed firmly ahead on the future for the first time in her life. She meets Daniel, an attractive Mennonite scholar with a surprising request. He needs Ada to help save an important historic site from being destroyed. She must travel with a family friend and young child to Switzerland to mend an old family rift and help preserve her religious heritage. Ada and Daniel must unlock secrets from the past. But do they also have a future together, or will Ada's heart forever long for Will, the only man she's ever wanted? Includes discussion questions. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Harvest House
Eugene, OR, 2011, First Edition
Softcover
Fine


003838; 
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10 Connaughton, Shane A Border Station
0140178562 / 9780140178562; Set in Ireland, this is the story of a young boy's growing up. He has a love-hate relationship with his father, a frustrated sergeant in their almost crime-free village. He adores his tender, doting mother; his parents are the focus of his daily life growing up, highlighted in a series of poignant, humorous and at times frightening, but always absorbing, discoveries. ; 12mo over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4"; 165 pages
Penguin Books
London, England, 1994, First Edition
Softcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


000383; 
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11 Connaughton, Shane A Border Station
0140178562 / 9780140178562; Set in Ireland, this is the story of a young boy's growing up. He has a love-hate relationship with his father, a frustrated sargeant in their almost crime-free village. He adores his tender, doting mother; his parents are the focus of his daily life growing up, highlighted in a series of poignant, humorous and at times frightening, but always absorbing, discoveries. 165 pages, no marks or tears. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Penguin Books
London, England, 1994, First Edition
Softcover
Fine with no dust jacket


000384; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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12 Curtiss, Huston Sins of the 7th Sister: a Novel Based on a True Story of the Gothic South
140004538X / 9781400045389; In 1929 Huston Curtiss was living with his beautiful, opinionated mother and surrounded by their romantic, fiercely independent, and often certifiably insane relatives. He has never before written about that time - an era of racism and repression, an age of quirky individualism and almost frontier-style freedom that has largely ceased to exist. This is the story of the people of Elkins, West Virginia, a small town including his mother and her many sisters. Murder, mayhem, the KKK, castration, anti-semitism, and adultery all collided in view of Curtiss, then seven. His mother brought home a sixteen-year-old boy named Stanley from the orphanage, the age at which they were kicked out. He and Curtiss became friends for life, a friendship that survived murder, suicide, madness, and Stanley's eventual transformation into Stella, a singer who would live her adult life as a glamorous woman. This book is as alive with flamboyant characters and wildly uncontained emotions as any book to come out of the South. Small red mark on the page ends, and a few small tan marks on the page sides. Former owner's name written at the top of the title page. Jacket has very light shelf wear on the bottom edge. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Harmony Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


003617; 
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13 Dennison, George Luisa Domic
0060154802 / 9780060154806; This book dramatically contrasts the 1971 coup in Chile, and all the havoc it wrought, with one household in Maine. Goodness and harmony rule and an extended family flourishes. This contrast shows that informed love can coax peace and order back into our lives and our badly damaged world. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Harper & Row, Publishers
New York, 1985, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000089; 
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14 Dickens, Charles David Copperfield
This is a beautifully bound special edition of David Copperfield. With burgundy leatherette-covered boards, they are decorated in gilt. The spine is also decorated and has four raised bands. This volume is the first in which Paul Degen's paintings for David Copperfield have been reproduced. The illustrations are in full color and the page edges are gilt. Endpapers have a decoration in burgundy. Included in the front is a laid in, unused bookplate. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
The Franklin Library
Franklin Center, PA, 1980, 
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Degen, Paul; 
003881; 
Price: 20.24 USD
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15 Elderkin, Susan Sunset over Chocolate Mountain
0871138085 / 9780871138088; This is the author's debut novel in which the lives of an obese Englishman, a Slovakian shoemaker, an ice-cream man, and a young girl converge in the Arizona desert. Theobald Moon lives in a lonely corner of the Arizona desert, tending his spectacular cactus garden, his tiny mobile home, and his astounding appetite. A refugee from the life of south London, Theo has moved to this unfamiliar country and is raising Josephine, who has known no other life than their cheerful yet isolated American one. The only breaks in their peculiar routine come with visits of a Marlboro Man-like cowboy named Jersey who has quietly, and for reasons of his own, assumed the role of protector of this little family. Brought up on Theo's fairy stories and his belief in an ordered universe, Josephine is at first content with her child's life of ice cream and cactus watering. But as disaffected youth sets in she starts asking questions about her mysterious birth that Theo refuses to answer - until the secret reveals itself in a dramatic and surprising conclusion. 310 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Atlantic Monthly Pr
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001573; 
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Meeting Luciano, Esaki-Smith, Anna
16 Esaki-Smith, Anna Meeting Luciano
1565122151 / 9781565122154; This wonderful book is the author's first novel. Hanako Shimodo feels that Luciano Pavarotti is a god. To her daughter, Emily, this fixation is a harmless fantasy, the by-product of her mother's loneliness. Emily tells this story about what happens when her mother acts on her fantasy and invites the opera star to a post-performance supper at their Westchester County home. Emily is home after college working her summer job, which she dislikes almost as much as living back at home. At first Hanako seems pretty much her old self, still reliving her Japanese childhood, still adoring Pavarotti. But when it becomes clear that she is renovating the house in preparation for the visit from Pavarotti, Emily is suddenly confronted with a familiar quandry: How to deal with a parent who might be losing it! The binding is an attractive light green speckled paper. 243 pages, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1999, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
New in New dust jacket


000612; 
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17 Frucht, Abby Polly's Ghost: a Novel
0684835894 / 9780684835891; In life Polly Baymiller was a fierce and passionate woman ardently in love with her husband and her three sets of twins. Why should she be any different in death? The story begins when Polly, an ethereal, glimpses her nine-year-old son, Tip, for the first time since she died giving to birth to him. He's the only baby she never got to hold, to kiss, or to guide from one uncertain moment into the next deliberate one, and it is Tip she has missed most fervently in the years she has spent learning to be a ghost. Love, Polly comes to realize is, a way of being. One must act on the feeling in order to make it count. And act she does, taking bold steps from "above" to make sure that Tip has the courage and curiosity he needs to make his own precious way on Earth. Meanwhile Polly - drawn into and out of the earthly stories of the unfolding lives of other people - follows her own path, away from a tormented ghostliness toward an abundant peace. 362 pages, the jacket has a small bend on the back inside flap and at the spine bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Scribner
Old Tappan, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Near Fine dust jacket


001543; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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18 Govrin, Michal The Name
This book was first published in Isreal, in Hebrew. It was awarded one of the country's most prestigious literary prizes, esablishing Michal Govrin as a singular new voice in comtemporary Jewish literature. This is the story of Amalia, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, named for her father's first wife, a concert pianist who perished in a Nazi death camp and whose sanctified memory haunts Amalia's youth. In a decisive, rebellious break from the culture of remembrance in which she was raised, Amalia grows into a wild, defiant young woman who attempts, unsuccessfully, to remake her life, to change her identity, to redefine herself as a woman stripped of history. But she is unable to escape her cultural legacy and is plagued by troubling questions of faith. The DJ has a few scuffs on it. The price is not clipped. This book was translated from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav. 375 pages, including glossary. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Riverhead Books
New York, 1998, First American Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


001118; 
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19 Graham, Heather Spirit of the Season
0385311133 / 9780385311137; Even though she is a young widow with three children, has a dilapidated Victorian house in constant need of repair, and no steady job, lighthearted Becky Wexham has always had a knack for stretching a dollar, and so she is more than willing to make her newly orphaned nine-year-old nephew a member of her family. Light wear at the bottom corners of the jacket. In a protective cover. ; 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall
Dell Publishing
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1993, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


001169; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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Santa My Life & Times: an Illustrated Autobiography, Green, Martin I.
20 Green, Martin I. Santa My Life & Times: an Illustrated Autobiography
0380975599 / 9780380975594; Just imagine what it would be like to sit beside Santa Claus and hear for the first time the true story of his miraculous life as only Santa himself could tell it. Here, at last, is the book we have been waiting for since we first looked out upon a snowy Christmas Eve and watched for a sleigh to cross the moonlit skies. This is an epic adventure woven in a voice at once so engaging and familiar that we feel ourselves become children once more. This is a remarkable tale that spans centuries; we learn of the events that shaped one of the world's most beloved figures as Santa invites us into a kingdom of dreams where belief is the golden key and childhood is the greatest of all treasures. For the children we were, for the children we love, for the children we will always be. . . Santa: My Life & Times is the book that will make you believe again. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Avon Books
New York, NY, 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Sienkiewicz, Bill; 
003925; 
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21 Hamilton, Masha Staircase of a Thousand Steps
039914725X / 9780399147258; In the Middle Eastern village of Transjordan, that traces its history back to Abraham, the men gather nightly beneath a tree named Moses' Finger, and the women meet where "the earth breathes. " In this divided place, Faridah posesses transcendent wisdom and a dangerous scorn for tradition. Jammana, granddaughter of a seer and village outsider, struggles between the allure of the ancient world and the tensions of a modern age. Through an ancestral gift, Jammana experiences the memories of those closest to her. But as she unwittingly uncovers the village's secrets - including a forbidden love affair - old grudges move like a slow burn across the fields and ignite.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Putnam Pub Group
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001389; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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22 Harben, Will N. The Cottage of Delight
The love story of a young man, who, though reared in vicious surroundings, develops and retains the highest ideals of manhood. He falls in love with the daughter of a religious fanatic, who discovers certain facts in his family history and interfered between the man and his daughter. The binding has wear on the bottom corners and spine. The jacket has wear at the flaps, slight shelf wear on the edges, and wear at the top and bottom spine. The top has about a 1" tear at the spine and top and bottom are chipped. 427 pages, a spot on one page, all other clean with no spots or tears. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Harper & Brothers
New York, 1919, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Good dust jacket


000304; 
Price: 16.61 USD
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23 Hart, Josephine Sin
164 pages, DJ is very good, has some scuffs but no tears or chips. The binding is black with an indentation of the gold sun on the front. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Alfred A. Knopf
New York, 1992, First American Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


N-08014; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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24 Heller, Joseph Something Happened
0394465687 / 9780394465685; Jacket has an approx.1-3/4" tear that was repaired long ago. All else is fine. This is the author's first novel since Catch-22. Bob Slocum is having troubles; family always complaining, wife blaming. Work isn't much better. He remembers when he was young and eager, ready to grow into the "good life. " He feels, at 40, no "good life" and begins to wonder what happened.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall
Alfred A. Knopf
New York, 1974, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


000008; 
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A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway, Ernest
25 Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms
This is Hemingway's second novel, following The Sun Also Rises. It was published first in 1929. The binding is deep blue cloth with gold and silver lettering on the front and spine, with a silver stamp of a quill pen. There is very light wear to the spine ends and corners (shelf wear) . ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Charles Scribnerl's Sons
New York, NY, 1957, Reprint
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket


004068; 
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