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White Horse: a Novel

By: Adams, Alex

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, NY, Emily Bestler Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003960

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 7Â... View more info

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Blast Zone At Mount St. Helens

By: Belding, Martha

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Silver Lake, WA, Walden Island Publishing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003976

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... View more info

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City of Thieves: a Novel

By: Benioff, David

Price: $9.66

Publisher: New York, NY, Plume: 2009

Seller ID: 004163

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-... View more info

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Manhattan Transfer

By: Dos Passos, John

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004087

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... View more info

The Suburbs of Heaven

By: Drown, Merle

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Soho Press Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001574

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 ... View more info

The Floatplane Notebooks

By: Edgerton, Clyde

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001153

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. ... View more info

Sights Unseen

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $6.44

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., Putnam Pub Group: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001273

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. View more info

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Juniper Tree Burning: a Novel

By: Long, Goldberry

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004124

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 o... View more info

The Better Man: a Novel

By: Nair, Anita

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Picador USA: 2001

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 001641

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 abou... View more info

Generosity: an Enhancement

By: Powers, Richard

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003825

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 h... View more info

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

By: Saint, H. F.

Price: $5.98

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1987

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 000327

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... View more info