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Drown, Merle
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Gibbons, Kaye
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Edgerton, Clyde
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White Horse: a Novel, Adams, Alex
1 Adams, Alex White Horse: a Novel
Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is at work when the President of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When she realizes everyone she loves is disappearing, Zoe starts running. She embarks upon a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places. Small remainder mark on top. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Emily Bestler Books
New York, NY, 2012, First Edition
Hardcover
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003960; 
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Blast Zone At Mount St. Helens, Belding, Martha
2 Belding, Martha Blast Zone At Mount St. Helens
1888744006 / 9781888744002; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - More than 500 loggers would have been killed had the eruption occurred on a work day rather than a Sunday. The loggers and the McKay family are a composite of those actually living and working in the area around Mount St. Helens, who waited for the eruption and lived through it. Though the story is fiction, the daily news reports are not. This story is as it was seen through the eyes of those most affected by the eruption. Signed on the ffep. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s)
Walden Island Publishing
Silver Lake, WA, 1996, First Edition
Softcover
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City of Thieves: a Novel, Benioff, David
3 Benioff, David City of Thieves: a Novel
During the Nazis' brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Rather than being executed, the two are given a shot at saving their lives by complying with an outrageous directive: Secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. Insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, this is a gripping novel of World War II adventure and intimate coming-of-age story; a contemporary feel for how boys become men. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Plume
New York, NY, 2009, 
Softcover
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Manhattan Transfer, Dos Passos, John
4 Dos Passos, John Manhattan Transfer
0395574234 / 9780395574232; Originally published in 1925, Sinclair Lewis described this book as a "novel of the very first importance. " The story unfolds against the backdrop of towering skyscrapers and filthy tenements, over meals at the Waldorf and nights in boxcars. Revealed are lives of the wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike, and it documents their struggles to become part of modernity before they are destroyed by it. The top front corner is a bit curled.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Houghton Mifflin
Boston, MA, 1991, First Edition
Softcover
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5 Drown, Merle The Suburbs of Heaven
1569471827 / 9781569471821; Jim Hutchins is holding a twelve gauge shotgun on his sworn enemy, his well-to-do brother-in-law, Emory Holler. What made Jim snap? Well, Emory is rich because he's collected the insurance money for the supposedly accidental death of his wife, Jim's only sister. Pauline, Jim's wife, spends her spare time dancing naked for Emory. And Jim's best - and only - friend has suddenly died of an embolism. Are you confused yet? The IRS is also dunning Jim for back taxes; the town is about to seize his land, and each of his three living children is in some sort of bizarre difficulty. But Jim, an indomitable hero, shows us the hidden side of his small New Hampshire town with humor and penetrating insight into human frailty, his own as well as others, in this engaging and poignant story of married love. 296 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Soho Press Inc.
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
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6 Edgerton, Clyde The Floatplane Notebooks
0945575009 / 9780945575009; The Copeland family, of Listre, North Carolina, goes back a long way. A Copeland bride planted wisteria by her back porch 20 years before the Civil War. Now her vine has just about taken over the woods around the family graveyard. Meredith's father, Albert Copeland, keeps a sort of written family record. He keeps it in some notebooks he bought to log the flight of his home-built floatplane, a project Albert first undertook back in 1956, when his children were just kids. By the time they are grown - Thatcher with a son of his own, Meredith and Mark back from Vietnam, Noralee dating hippies - the notebooks are thick with the floatplane's failure to lift off and bulging with color polaroids of the wisteria blossoms, favorite family dogs, weddings, a diagram of the graveyard, and a newspaper story about one of Meredith's many backfired schemes. 265 pages, no marks or tears. The price on the DJ is clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1988, First Edition
Hardcover
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7 Gibbons, Kaye Sights Unseen
0399139869 / 9780399139864; This is a memoir of a troubled, manic-depressive mother told by a confused but affectionate daughter. It is a tale of a young child searching for a place in her mother's heart among the hopes and fears that are buried there. Jacket has a very tiny tear at the top back. 209 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Putnam Pub Group
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., 1995, First Edition
Hardcover
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001273; 
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Juniper Tree Burning: a Novel, Long, Goldberry
8 Long, Goldberry Juniper Tree Burning: a Novel
0743202031 / 9780743202039; Jennifer Braverman was once named Juniper Tree Burning, a name she hated. It represents the childhood she escaped: Her hippie mother, caught up in mind-altering salvation; her well-meaning father, interchanging kiss and slap, her sickly little brother, Sunny Boy Blue, a boy she could not save. She has become successful and married the perfect man. All this changes when she learns of Sunny's death. Part love story, part family saga, and part road trip, this is the story of Jennie's mad dash across the mountains and plains of the American West, toward the site of Sunny's death. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Simon & Schuster
New York, NY, 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
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9 Nair, Anita The Better Man: a Novel
0312253761 / 9780312253769; Library Journal said of this book: "This imaginative debut will delight with its remarkable grace, unforced humor, and elegantly descriptive prose. " Middle-aged bachelor Mukundan returns to his native Indian village and is haunted by the past. Determined to conquer old ghosts, Mukundan decides to restore his childhood home and hires One-Screw-Loose Bhasi, an outcast painter, to oversee the renovations. A practitioner of a unique style of healing, Bhasi sets about mending the house and his troubled friend. But the durability of Mukundan's transformation into a better man is soon threatened in this playful, moving account of the redemptive power of friendship. 362 pages including a glossary. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Picador USA
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
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001641; 
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10 Powers, Richard Generosity: an Enhancement
When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Her blissful exuberance both entrances and puzzles the melancholic Russell. How can this refugee from perpetual terror be so happy? Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement Thomas Kurton, whose research leads him to announce the genotype for happiness. Thassa's congenital optimism is soon severly tested. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the country at large. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
New York, NY, 2009, First Edition
Hardcover
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11 Saint, H. F. Memoirs of an Invisible Man
0689117353 / 9780689117350; Nick Halloway, a perfectly ordinary man, had planned a better than ordinary day. But everything goes wrong - a demonstration, an explosion. When he regains consciousness he discovers that he and everything around him is invisible. He grabs some invisible clothes at the site and takes advantage! No wear on the binding. Shelf wear at the front bottom of the jacket and at both ends of the spine. 396 pages, clean, no marks or tears. The binding is slightly cocked. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Atheneum
New York, 1987, Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000327; 
Price: 5.98 USD
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