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A Border Station

By: Connaughton, Shane

Price: $5.06

Publisher: London, England, Penguin Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000383

ISBN: 0140178562

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

A Border Station

By: Connaughton, Shane

Price: $5.52

Publisher: London, England, Penguin Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000384

ISBN: 0140178562

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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. View more info

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A Farewell to Arms

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Scribnerl's Sons: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004068

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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 View more info

Angels & Other Strangers

By: Patterson, Katherine

Price: $5.52

Publisher: Avon Camelot Book: 1980

Seller ID: HO-16001

Condition: Very Good


Very slight edge wear on bottom right. Pages are a bit yellowed but otherwise fine. Nine stories included.; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Ask Henry

By: Makow, Henry

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1962

Seller ID: N-13004

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The dust jacket has a small amount of wear at edges. 159 pages, slight yellowing at page edges. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Back Roads

By: O'Dell, Tawni

Price: $5.06

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Viking Penguin: 2000

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 000894

ISBN: 0670894184

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Harley Atmyer, the heartbreaking and lovable hero of the author's debut novel, should be in college drinking beer and chasing girls. He should be freed from his stifling coal town with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor. Instead, he's marooned in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his thre beloved but unruly younger sisters. He has, at best, a shaky hold on the vicissitudes of day care, mac and cheese dinners, and visits to a once-devoted mother. Frustrated, overwhelmed, and utterly endearing, he's a guy in an impossible situation: an orphan with the responsibilities of an adult and the... View more info

Benediction At the Savoia

By: O'Hagan, Christine

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: N-15002

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The DJ has one tiny tear on the front bottom and two tiny tears on the back bottom. This is the author's first book. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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Billy Dead : a Novel

By: Reardon, Lisa

Price: $9.23

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Viking Penguin: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000637

ISBN: 0670882240

Condition: New in New dust jacket


In their small Michigan town, the Johnson family is the one that starts the fights, has the hard luck, and fuels the gossip. Ray's older brother, Billy, has just been found murdered by someone who watched him crawl a mile down the road, head bloody; who smoked four cigarettes while watching Billy die. Hated as he was, who would go the extra length to actually kill him? And Ray, knotted up with sorrow and a strange sense of relief, now bears the weight of the town's curious gaze as they dredge up the dark secrets he has been trying to keep hidden. Ray insists on telling his own story; one that ... View more info

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Black Light

By: Melton, Patrick; Dunstan, Marcus; Romano, Stephen

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Mulholland Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004143

Condition: New in New dust jacket


"If you have a problem that won't go away, you need Buck Carlsbad: private eye, exorcist, and last resort. " Buck's got a way with spirits that no one can match. He was normal, once. Until Something Horrible killed his parents and left him for dead. He has spent years using his gifts to trace his family. It's his only hope of finding out what happened to them - and what made him the way he is. This is a pitch-black, no-holds-barred terrifying horror thriller that has Buck taking a job that could reveal the shocking secrets of his life. . . Or end it forever.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾&#... View more info

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Catbird

By: March, Stephen

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Sag Harbor, New York, U. S. A., Permanent Pr Pub Co: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003948

ISBN: 1579621260

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Against a richly textured Southern background, the author has created a story of one man's search for redemption and escape from his father's legacy. This is the story of Zeb Dupree, a musician struggling to find his spiritual and emotional bearings in the wake of his father's suicide and his own failed marriage. During his teens and early 20s, Zeb managed to rise above his impoverished background. However, through a series of losses, his life spirals down until he finds himself living in a bus behind a junkyard. The author effectively captures the rural South, matching it with the individuals... View more info

Cinnabar

By: Oxnam, Robert B.

Price: $6.46

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., St. Martin's Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000887

ISBN: 0312038011

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


This is a story that begins in China in the early 1900's, through the Boxer Revolution, and starts again in the 1980's with the object of the title - a Cinnabar box. It holds a key to Gao Zhenggai's treasures that he hid when he foresaw the revolution. Zhenggai warns that the box holds the power to kill. It falls into the hands of Roger Walden and becomes the center of his life. Will he learn it's meaning and how to gain the key the box holds? The binding has no wear but at the top right area there is a water stain. It can be seen on the inside, with a drop at the top of a few pages at the beg... View more info

Colony

By: Siddons, Anne Rivers

Price: $8.31

Publisher: New York, Harpercollinspublisher: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: N-19025

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The DJ is near fine; 2 tiny spots on the front and a small poke hole in the back. The poke hole goes to the binding, otherwise fine. 463 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery

By: Brown, John Gregory

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Boston, Ma, U. S. A., Houghton Mifflin Company: 1994

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001046

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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. View more info

Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery

By: Brown, John Gregory

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Boston, Ma, U. S. A., Houghton Mifflin Company: 1994

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001130

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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. View more info

Emerald

By: Whitney, Phyllis A.

Price: $7.38

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1983

Seller ID: N-23004

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This is a novel primarily about two actors who worked together and were in love. They made many movies together but broke up before shooting of their final film, Mirage. They were so in love that he gave her and enormous emerald ring with an iris etched into its face; this was her flower. Very little was heard about her after making Mirage, as she announced she was retiring. But the ring; did she still have the ring? Binding edges have two bumps. 251 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Empty Shrines

By: Thomas, Elizabeth Finley

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, The Bobbs-Merrill Co.: 1927

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003116

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A delightful romance involving twin sisters who play music on the stage. They were brought up in a somewhat unrefined family and are trying to "better" themselves. 320 pages. Red cloth with gold lettering; there is a label on the inside cover from the prior owner. Very light wear at the spine ends. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. View more info

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Florida

By: Schutt, Christine

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, U. S. A., Harvest Books: 2005

Edition: First Harvest Books Edition

Seller ID: 002810

ISBN: 0156030543

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Told in brief scenes of spare beauty, Florida is a graceful and gripping tale of family, forgiveness, and creation of the self. Set in the Midwest, where Florida represents a faraway paradise, this elegiac and luminous novel tells the story of Alice Fivey. Her father long gone and her mother, whose "toenails winked in the foil bed we knew for Florida" newly institutionalized. Alice is left in the care of relatives at age ten. While others try to mold her into someone different from her mother, she consoles herself with books and becomes a storyteller herself until, moving into adulthoo... View more info

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Fly by Night

By: Thalasinos, Andrea

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, Tom Doherty Associates: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004503

ISBN: 0765376768

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This book is a beautiful and resonating look at the power of the human-animal bond on one woman's journey and the creation of a family. The same day marine biologist Amelia Drakos finds that funding is cut for her beloved Sea Horse Laboratory, and email from someone with her late father's name, Ted Drakos, lands in her in-box. She ignores it, too upset about the closing of the Laboratory. With unemployment looming, Amelia and two fellow research scientists move from Rhode Island to Minnesota, hired by the Mall of America Sea Life Aquarium - not where Amelia planned to be in her career. She is ... View more info

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Fragile Beasts: a Novel

By: O'Dell, Tawni

Price: $9.66

Publisher: New York, NY, Broadway Books: 2010

Seller ID: 004161

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Kyle and Klint face an uncertain future when their hard drinking but loving father dies suddenly. In a strange twist the towns matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy woman, takes them in. The boys now live in a stately mansion. Kyle adjusts to the transition, finding a kindred spirit in the lady but Klint's behavior becomes increasingly wild and erratic. Both Klint and Miss Jack Harbor dark, terrible secrets. Discovered, they would upend everything each has worked so hard to preserve. Very light shelfwear on the bottom front cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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Home to Stay: Asian American Women's Fiction

By: Watanabe, Sylvia; Bruchac, Carol (edited by)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Greenfield Center, New York, U. S. A., The Greenfield Review Pr: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003918

ISBN: 0912678763

Condition: New


The stories here can be said to have arisen out of the mainstream of American tradition. They, in new ways and through many voices, tell and retell the old American story of coming home to stay. This anthology came about through two women recognizing the tremendous growth of Asian American literature. You will read in these writings the diversity of what is often grouped together as the "Asian American" experience. 32 stories are included; some are well-known authors, some will be new to you, but all have made emotional and compelling contributions well worth reading. ; 8vo - over 7Â... View more info

Husband's Holiday, Photoplay Title of the Marriage Bed

By: Pascal, Ernest

Price: $14.26

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003779

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This is an interesting book covering nine months of several intertwined lives. It is full of romance, angst, and gossip. The frontispiece is intact, as are three additional photographs from the film. Includes three pages of advertisements at the end. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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I'Ll be Home Late Tonight

By: Thames, Susan

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Villard Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001616

ISBN: 0679419160

Condition: New in Very Good dust jacket


It was 1957, I was twelve years old, me and my mother June were gassing up the Buick at the filling station in Welch, West Virginia, on our way to the rest of our lives. " So begins this novel, a funny and tender road story of a mother and daughter's search for the turn on the map that will bring them the good life. June uproots her daughter Lily from her West Virginia home, only to fall prey to a world as dangerous and absurd as the one they left behind. Through Lily's poignant, precocious, and often comic observations, we begin to unravel the delicate tangling of mother-daughter emotions... View more info

I'Ve Been to London

By: Bailey, Temple

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son, Inc.: 1937

Seller ID: 003064

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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. View more info

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If Jack's in Love

By: Wetta, Stephen

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003963

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This is a lovely, passionate, and compelling story. Every neighborhood has that house. It's the one with broken car parts and beer cans littering the front lawn. But what if that's YOUR house? Jack is a 12-year-old boy genius living in a house the entire neighborhood avoids. 1967 - the Vietnam war, his dad loses his job again. Jack's mom, sweet but painfully ugly, works at the corner market. His older brother is a hippie, and now the main suspect in the disappearance of the town's golden boy. Jack is in love with the boy's sister, and, with the help of the town jeweler and solitary Jew, they s... View more info

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In Babylon

By: Moring, Marcel

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Perennial: 2001

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 001646

ISBN: 0060959630

Condition: New with no dust jacket


The Boston Globe said of this book "Ingenious storytelling resonant entertaining (A) splendidly accomplished novel. " First published in Holland to international critical acclaim, In Babylon is a story of storytelling, a novel of universal inescapable power. When Nathan Hollander and his niece Sophie find themselves trapped by snow in a house in the mountains, Nathan passes the time by recounting their family history. In this story within the story, Nathan's tale spans generations of a Jewish family as it wanders the globe: from Magnus, who began a twenty-one-year walk from Poland to H... View more info