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1 Alberto, Eliseo; Grossman, Edith (translated by) Caracol Beach
0375405402 / 9780375405402; Winner of Spain's prestigious Alfaguara Prize in Fiction, this book is a gripping, kaleidoscopic novel about isolation, love, fear, and the collison of strangers' lives on one fateful night in a Florida town. On the outskirts of the quiet resort community of Caracol Beach, its unlikeliest - and perhaps most dangerous - resident plots his own demise. A Cuban veteran of the war in Angola, the sole survivor of an ambush that killed off the rest of his platoon, Beto Milanes has for eighteen years been racked with guilt and grief, and tormented by terrible visions. With audacity, humor, and deep insight into the human condition, Eliseo Alberto explores the horror of war, the pain of exile, the power of forgiveness and the inescapable, sometimes cruel toll of destiny. The story that unfolds is shocking and comic, evoking classic tragedy and the absurdity of modern life. Includes an appendix. There is a small red dot at the page bottoms. The jacket has a few tiny brown spots on the front. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 286 pages
Alfred A Knopf Inc
Westminister, Maryland, U. S. A., 2000, First American Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


002679; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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2 Berle, Milton and Roeburt, John Earthquake
A dramatic novel about a colony of expatriates whose fate was decided in one climactic day. It's characters are people caught in the pressures of a world they helped to build, a world they desperately try to escape. They have run, they are still running; some to an illusion of sanctuary; one or two in a search for self-knowledge. All are trying to forget or to justify what has gone before: the beliefs betrayed, the lies revealed, the greed and the self-love. They are together in Choluca, a small Mexican town currently fashionable with expatriates. Many have gathered in Choluca at the moment the earthquake hits. A few survive - for their second chance - reborn out of violence and compassion. 245 pages. The black cloth binding has a small spot on the front. The jacket has a 1" tear at the top front, and a narrow vertical line about 2" long is chipped on the front. The spine ends are bent and chipped as are the corners. On the back is a small area where the gloss of the jacket is torn. The pages tops are stained lilac. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Random House
New York, 1959, First Edition
Hard Cover, Cloth
Near Fine in Good dust jacket


002429; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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3 Colfer, Eoin And Another Thing...: Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Part Six of Three
From the author of the Artemis Fowl series is an unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of Douglas Adams' hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese. Blue binding with gold print on the spine. The jacket has a bit of edgewear at the bottom. Pages i-x, 1-275.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Hyperion Books
New York, NY, 2009, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003812; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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4 Delors, Catherine Mistress of the Revolution
Set in decadent, turbulent revolutionary France, this is the story of Gabrielle de Montserrat. An impoverished noblewoman raised in a remote province, Gabrielle is only fifteen when she meets her first love, a commoner named Pierre-Andre' Coffinhal. But, she is forced into a marriage to an aging wealthy cousin by her brother and guardian. Still in love, Gabrielle arrives at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in time to be caught in the emerging storm. She finds her true love as he ascends to the bench of the Revolutionary Tribunal; when finally confronting the prospect of the guillotine, she reaches for him and an impossible happiness. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
E P Dutton
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2008, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003572; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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5 Estleman, Loren D. The Book of Murdock
The Book of Murdock is an outstanding Western adventure by Page Murdock's celebrated creator, Loren D. Estleman. Murdock has been many things - a cowhand, a saloonkeeper, a Comanche slave and, lately, a deputy U. S. Marshal. Now, posing as a man of the cloth, he is gaining the confidence of residents in Owen, Texas. A gang of ruthless bandits is terrorizing the Texas panhandle and all evidence points to this dusty town as their base of operation. With one hand on the Bible and the other on his revolver, Murdock navigates shootouts and Sunday sermons in order to unmask the gang. Includes an Author's Note at the end.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Forge
New York, NY, 2010, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003823; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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6 Frede, Richard The Boy, the Devil and Divorce
0671776584 / 9780671776589; Ten-year-old Justin Whitney lay awake in bed, staring into space when he saw the answer to his troubles: Weld Pennyworth, the mean-looking lawher who might be able to stop his parents' divorce. Pennyworth had said on television that he was through with divorce, it was the pits. Justin agreed with him about that. He got out of bed, went to his desk, turned on the light, and wrote a letter. "Dear Mr. Pennyworth. " He went back to bed with his heart sending little thrills through his body that kept him awake the way it did on Christmas Eve and the night before his birthday. 275 pages, the binding is quarter cloth. The jacket has a small piece of the jacket scratched off where there was a label. The black remainder mark on the bottom is about 1" long. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Pocket Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1993, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Near Fine dust jacket


002161; 
Price: 5.98 USD
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7 Gallagher, Hugh Teeth
0671551663 / 9780671551667; Neil is a dentally challenged, reluctantly hip downtown scribe whose life's work is Dusted, the 'zine that once earned him the title of New Jack Poet Warrior. But when the mag folds, Neil is left with an aching mouth and the realization that the icons of his time are either dying young, cashing in, or dropping out. It's a time of reckoning - the perfect moment to cancel dental appointments and take off on a drift through the global ghetto. But answers will remain elusive until the roaming writer tests both his friends and his beliefs, and commits to a plan to make peace with his teeth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Simon & Schuster
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001207; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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8 Gates, John Sister Wife
0802733638 / 9780802733634; Brigham Bybee has withdrawn from the routine practice of law and purchased Piute Villa, a motel in Kanab, Utah - not because he wants a motel, but he wants to be near the beautiful Zolene Swapp. When the star approaches him, asking him to prosecute and imprison the most notorious polygamist in the area, T. Rampton Crowe. Brigg accepts; it all seems easy enough. Then Mercy, a "plural wife" of Crowe's, goes to him. Beaten, bloody and terrified, she tells a story of murder and mutilation within the colony she fled. Bybee to go after Crowe for murder; the people who hired him want a showy trial and conviction on the poylgamy charges to prove, as the Olympics prepare to come to Utah, that the state won't put up with immoral and backward behavior. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Walker & Co
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003600; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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9 Grimes, Roberta My Thomas: a Novel of Martha Jefferson's Life
0385423993 / 9780385423991; Thomas Jefferson wrote that all men are equal and all have a right to liberty, yet he kept in bondage numerous slaves, including his own wife's half brothers and half sisters. He was an aristocrat who early in his life came to champion the cause of the common man; he never much cared for public service, but he gave to it more than half his life. There were so many contradictions in Jefferson's life that even his friends claimed not to know him. Perhaps only one person knew him well. Now, after years of careful research, Roberta Grimes re-creates Martha Jefferson's journal to reveal our third President as we have never seen him before, through the eyes of the woman who loved him best. In resurrecting Martha Jefferson's life and setting it in its proper historical context, Grimes has painted a wonderfully realistic portrait of colonial America that includes a very revealing look at the relationships between the races and the sexes. 320 pages including a selected bibliography. The jacket has a light scratch on the spine, about 2" long. The endpaper has a small spot on it. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1993, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Fodero, Patrice; 
002534; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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10 Heffernan, William The Dinosaur Club
068814988X / 9780688149888; A story of redemption and revenge for Jack Fallon and his cohorts who find out that the head honchos at Waters Cable are implementing a "workforce imbalance correction, " which includes dumping Fallon and his coworkers. They dub themselves "The Dinosaur Club" and vow to defy management's intent to drive them out. Through a series of clandestine maneuvers, corporate intrigue and good old-fashioned office politics they begin to turn the tables. Entertaining, this book brilliantly tackles an issue that has touched the lives of millions of Americans. The writing has unexpected twists and turns and explosive conclusion that may cause you to cheer at the end. The black dustjacket has some scuffing to the front and back. 303 pages, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Morrow/Avon
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1997, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
As New in Fine dust jacket


000659; 
Price: 5.54 USD
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11 Hine, Muriel Ten Days' Wonder
This is a humorous comedy of fashionable English life (originally printed in England) . It tells of ten consecutive days in the lives of Mrs. Myrom, her marriageable daughter Griselda, the middle-aged Sir Harye Bolle, and young Keith McIver. The motivation of this deftly handled story is supplied by Mrs. Myrom's attempt not only to get her daughter married, but to get married herself. It is disastrous that Sir Harry comes upon Griselda, in tears, and that her explanation should spur him to ask her hand in the cause of honor. Mrs. Myrom wants him for herself. An eminently witty story which is richly invested with urbane charm. The corners and spine ends have moderate wear. The spine top has a small split in the cloth. Gold lettering on spine and cover are fine. The front hinge is starting. There is a small spot at the bottom of one page that continues on the edge for 4-5 pages. The spine is a bit cocked. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
D. Appleton And Co.
New York, NY, 1931, First American Edition
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket


003766; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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12 Houston, James D. The Last Paradise
0806130334 / 9780806130330; This is a terrific novel. I could hardly put it down! From the jacket: The time is 1986. Travis Doyle, a restless Vietnam veteran now working as an insurance claims adjuster in the Bay Area, is dispatched to Hawai'i to investigate fire damage at a geothermal drilling site located in volcanic lava fields. The last thing he expects is to confront the mystery of an ancient spirituality and an indigenous world view that tests and challenges his own. He encounters a former lover, who becomes his guide through a realm of nature signs and uncanny coincidences. A compelling cross-cultural love story, it is also a lyrical mediation on the volcano, said to be the home of Pele, the fire goddess. 364 pages, the jacket is in a clear cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of Oklahoma Pr
Norman, Oklahoma, U. S. A., 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


002424; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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13 Isaacs, Susan Red, White and Blue
0060176083 / 9780060176082; The story of two ordinary Americans who find it within themselves to be extraordinary heroes. One infiltrates a white supremacist group and the other is a journalist who is sent to Wyoming. Her assignment is to find out who, what, where, and when a bombing occurred against the Jewish people in the area, but she is also determined to find out why. The jacket has slight scuffing. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Harper Collins
New York, 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Near Fine dust jacket


000078; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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Knit Two, Jacobs, Kate
14 Jacobs, Kate Knit Two
Second in the series of The Friday Night Knitting Club, this book returns to the yarn store of Walker and Daughter, located in Manhattan. Drawn together by the sense of family the club has created, the knitters rely on one another as they struggle with new challenges. As the club's projects are pieced together, so is their understanding of the patterns underlying the stresses and joys of being mother, wife, daughter, and friend. It isn't the difficulty of the garment that makes you a great knitter, it's the care and attention you bring to the craft - as well as how you adapt to surprises. Gold stamp on the front. Includes an afghan pattern, muffin recipe, and raspberry-lime granita recipe. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York, NY, 2008, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003923; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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15 Keable, Robert Though This be Madness
This book was originally published in England under the title "The Madness of Monty, " which describes pretty much what the book is about. The author, who has published more than one book that made it to the stage or screen, is a former clergyman and author of books marked by their sexual frankness and melodrama. 325 pages, which have yellowed with age. The blue binding is lightly darkened at the edges, and has little to no wear at the corners and very light wear at the spine ends. The spine is somewhat darkened and there is a very light vertical (5") and horizontal (1 1/2") mark on the front. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Jacobsen Publishing Company, Inc.
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1930, First American Edition
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


003071; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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16 Lymington, John FROOMB!
Fluid's running out of my breaks" spells FROOMB! And Froomb could spell disaster for the world. Was it heaven, or was it hell? John Brunt wasn't too sure, but wherever he was, he was frightened. The newspapers and the government also wanted to know where he was. They suspected that the great scientist David Packard knew where the tough and womanizing adventurer was, but no one calculated that John Brunt had been seen on the last exploration meant to man - an escape into the future. Not even John Brunt could have known the implications of such a terrifying journey until he found himself in the world beyond the present. 187 pages, cloth bound. Bottom corners slightly bent, front cover has a 1" corner tear and is slightly wrinkled. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday
Garden City NY, 1966, First American Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


003042; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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17 Maugham, W. Somerset Then and Now
Those who enjoy Machiavelli and Caesar should enjoy this book that incorporates biographical and other information from those books, as well as others. And naturually written as only Maugham could write it. I don't enjoy Machiavelli but enjoyed the parts of this book that I read. It is set in the time of Louis XII, King of France. The book has very light wear on the corners at the top front edge. 278 pages, no marks, one page is folded in and has a minor tear on the vertical side. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday
New York, 1946, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


001096; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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18 McCunn, Ruthanne Lum Wooden Fish Songs
052593927X / 9780525939276; In 19th century China, "Wooden Fish Songs" were the laments sung by Chinese women for their men who went looking for a better life on "Gold Mountain" - America. In this novel, the voices of three extraordinary women speak across the decades to tell the story of one such real-life pioner - Lue Gim Gong ("Double Brilliance") . 384 pages, short black line on the bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
E P Dutton
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1995, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003007; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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19 Molloy, Robert Pride's Way
Jacket is very good, light chipping around the spine and at the corners. Book cover is very good, deep red with gilded lettering on the front and side. Binding is tight. 355 pages, no tears or marks. Edges. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
MacMillan Company
1945, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


N-13010; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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20 Monsarrat, Nicholas Castle Garac
Name of prior owner is in front cover. 258 pages, no tears or marks. Spine is tight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Alfred A. Knopf
New York, 1955, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good


N-13006; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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21 Osborne, William Hamilton The Running Fight
The running fight is about romance and money, with the mystery of where it's kept thrown in. 378 pages, tan cloth with a pictorial paste down on the front, edged in gold. There are a few scuffs on the front. The corners are worn, as are the head and tail of the spine. The spine has a vertical crease. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Dodd, Mead And Company
New York, 1910, First Edition
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Fisher, Harrison; Brehm, George; 
003112; 
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22 Palliser, Charles The Sensationist
Book has never been read. A story of a man who becomes obsessed by women, but when that hunger seems to die, something else takes it's place. 153 pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Ballatine Books
1991, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Fine dust jacket


N-16013; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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23 Preston, Caroline Lucy Crocker 2.0 a Novel
068485449X / 9780684854496; Nobody - not her kids, not her MIT math-genius husband - could have predicted that Lucy Crocker, former children's librarian and unabashed computer ignoramus, would be the one to save the family's software company. Nevertheless, that's exactly what happens when she has an unexpected brainstorm to create a fantasy computer game called Maiden's Quest. Suddenly, Lucy, of all people, is a cyber-guru. This is an amusing story of how Lucy weans her pasty-faced boys from their computer addictions, restores order to her marriage, and comes up with a sequel to Maiden's Quest in the process. Woven throughout this book are wit, insight, and a light touch where comic and not-so-comic effects of technology on life and love come alive at the dawn of the millennium. Light shelf wear at the top of the dustjacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 362 pages
Scribner
Old Tappan, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002559; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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24 Ripley, Alexandra From Fields of Gold
0446514063 / 9780446514064; Francesca (Chess) Standish is a woman to be reckoned with, and a woman to be loved. She was born into the extravagant wealth of antebellum Tidewater Virginia. It is a world of feasting, hunting and dancing. Then the Civil War brings it all to a sudden end. Fifteen years later Standish is too thin and poor, and an aging spinster as well, unlikely to find true love. A young farmer who has land, driving ambition, and a secret obsession for a bewitching, devious woman who is now his brother's arrives at the crumbling Standish plantation determined to obtain the patent for a machine that can deliver his dream of earning a fortune in the tobacco business. He excites and frightens Standish - she senses he is a man capable of destroying anything and anyone who gets in his way. Even so, she wants him, so she does the only thing she can think of, and they become partners in business as well as marriage. But he has no desire for her. Binding is done in a buff parchment look. 467 pages, no marks or tears. The price has not been clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Warner Books, Incorporated
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1994, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
As New in As New dust jacket


000917; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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25 Schulman, Audrey The Cage
This is a gripping adventure of a woman who goes to a dangerous place in search of herself and finds she must draw on her every strength in order to survive. Beryl is a nature photographer on an expedition to photograph hungry bears from a small iron cage. She has never photographed animals larger than deer and has usually worked in zoos, not in the wild. Now she is challenging herself to face the world's largest land carnivore in the boneaching cold of an unforgiving terrain that offers no protection should the cage she is using, fail. 228 pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill
North Carolina, 1994, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001200; 
Price: 6.51 USD
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