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Caracol Beach

By: Alberto, Eliseo; Grossman, Edith (translated by)

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U. S. A., Alfred A Knopf Inc: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002679

ISBN: 0375405402

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 ... View more info

Earthquake

By: Berle, Milton and Roeburt, John

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002429

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


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 tog... View more info

And Another Thing...: Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Part Six of Three

By: Colfer, Eoin

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Hyperion Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003812

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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... View more info

Mistress of the Revolution

By: Delors, Catherine

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., E P Dutton: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003572

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 ... View more info

The Book of Murdock

By: Estleman, Loren D.

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, NY, Forge: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003823

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 Bib... View more info

The Boy, the Devil and Divorce

By: Frede, Richard

Price: $5.98

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Pocket Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002161

ISBN: 0671776584

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


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 t... View more info

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Teeth

By: Gallagher, Hugh

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Simon & Schuster: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001207

ISBN: 0671551663

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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... View more info

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Sister Wife

By: Gates, John

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Walker & Co: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003600

ISBN: 0802733638

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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... View more info

My Thomas: a Novel of Martha Jefferson's Life

By: Grimes, Roberta

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Doubleday: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002534

ISBN: 0385423993

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 kn... View more info

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The Dinosaur Club

By: Heffernan, William

Price: $5.54

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Morrow/Avon: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000659

ISBN: 068814988X

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


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... View more info

Ten Days' Wonder

By: Hine, Muriel

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, D. Appleton And Co.: 1931

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003766

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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... View more info

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The Last Paradise

By: Houston, James D.

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma, U. S. A., Univ Of Oklahoma Pr: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002424

ISBN: 0806130334

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 lo... View more info

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Red, White and Blue

By: Isaacs, Susan

Price: $5.52

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000078

ISBN: 0060176083

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

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Knit Two

By: Jacobs, Kate

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003923

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 tha... View more info

Though This be Madness

By: Keable, Robert

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Jacobsen Publishing Company, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003071

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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... View more info

FROOMB!

By: Lymington, John

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003042

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 i... View more info

Then and Now

By: Maugham, W. Somerset

Price: $7.38

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001096

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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 vert... View more info

Wooden Fish Songs

By: McCunn, Ruthanne Lum

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., E P Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003007

ISBN: 052593927X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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. View more info

Pride's Way

By: Molloy, Robert

Price: $13.80

Publisher: MacMillan Company: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: N-13010

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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. View more info

Castle Garac

By: Monsarrat, Nicholas

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: N-13006

Condition: Very Good


Name of prior owner is in front cover. 258 pages, no tears or marks. Spine is tight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

The Running Fight

By: Osborne, William Hamilton

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead And Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003112

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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. View more info

The Sensationist

By: Palliser, Charles

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Ballatine Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: N-16013

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


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. View more info

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Lucy Crocker 2.0 a Novel

By: Preston, Caroline

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey, U. S. A., Scribner: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002559

ISBN: 068485449X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 ... View more info

From Fields of Gold

By: Ripley, Alexandra

Price: $7.38

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Warner Books, Incorporated: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000917

ISBN: 0446514063

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


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... View more info

The Cage

By: Schulman, Audrey

Price: $6.51

Publisher: North Carolina, Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001200

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 te... View more info