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The Prodigal Village

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1923

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003816

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


This book is an adaptation of the story of the Prodigal Son with an entire rural American community in place of a single hero. In writing this, he tells the story of the events surrounding a New England Christmas, and writes from the viewpoint of the narrator, as in the original tale. The book shows wear at the spine ends and corners. The green cloth is fine with no tanning. The very edge of the jacket corners are missing as are pieces of the spine ends. Covered in mylar... 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 6テ... View more info

Wild Wind

By: Bailey, Temple

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son, Inc.: 1930

Seller ID: 003067

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This novel begins as a seventeen-year-old's lover goes overseas to war. "So she kissed Christopher good-bye, and told him how brave he was, and how handsome in his ensign's uniform, and how glad she was that he wouldn't have to fight in the trenches. " 316 pages, maroon cloth binding. Light wear at the edges, corners, and spine ends. Moderate wear along the front spine edge. Embossed decoration on the front. Spine is tight. 12mo - over 6テつセ" - 7テつセ" tal... View more info

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The Free World

By: Bezmozgis, David

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar Straus Giroux: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003968

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This is a heartfelt multigenerational saga of great historic scope and even greater human depth. In summer, 1978, Brezhnev sits like a stone in the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching toward peace, and in the bustling streets of Rome, Soviet Jews have appeared through a crack in the Iron Curtain. Among those landing in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are members of the Krasnansky family - 3 generations of Russian Jews. They will spend 6 months in Rome -... 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 7テつセ" - 9テつセ" 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 7テつセ" - 9テつセ" tall. View more info

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Sandman's Dust

By: Bukiet, Melvin Jules

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Arbor House: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004322

ISBN: No

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


. The story revolves around a secret about several families; the secret comes out when the circus comes to town. Dust jacket has very minor wear at two corners; no wear on the binding.; Octavo (standard book size); 234 pages View more info

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Mina

By: Ceely, Jonatha

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Delacorte Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004066

ISBN: 038533690X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


NEW - In the musty attic of an upstate New York house, a woman finds a clasped box hidden away for over a century. Inside, wrapped in cloth and tied with a green ribbon is an old manuscript written by a girl dreaming of a better life, fighting for survival, and coming of age in a time of chaos and danger. This stirring adventure is written in 19th century England, a novel of rich history and vibrant imagination. ; 8vo - over 7テつセ - 9テつセ" tall View more info

The Amish Nanny

By: Clark, Mindy Starns; Gould, Leslie

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Eugene, OR, Harvest House: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003838

Condition: Fine


Book two of The Women of Lancaster County, it is a fascinating tale of a young woman's journey. A cave behind a waterfall - a dying confession - a secret agreement hidden for a century; Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows nothing of these elements of her family's past. Instead, her eyes are fixed firmly ahead on the future for the first time in her life. She meets Daniel, an attractive Mennonite scholar with a surprising request. He needs Ada to help save an important historic s... View more info

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 6テつセ" - 7テつセ" tall. View more info

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Sins of the 7th Sister: a Novel Based on a True Story of the Gothic South

By: Curtiss, Huston

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Harmony Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003617

ISBN: 140004538X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In 1929 Huston Curtiss was living with his beautiful, opinionated mother and surrounded by their romantic, fiercely independent, and often certifiably insane relatives. He has never before written about that time - an era of racism and repression, an age of quirky individualism and almost frontier-style freedom that has largely ceased to exist. This is the story of the people of Elkins, West Virginia, a small town including his mother and her many sisters. Murder, mayhem... View more info

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Sunset over Chocolate Mountain

By: Elderkin, Susan

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Atlantic Monthly Pr: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001573

ISBN: 0871138085

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This is the author's debut novel in which the lives of an obese Englishman, a Slovakian shoemaker, an ice-cream man, and a young girl converge in the Arizona desert. Theobald Moon lives in a lonely corner of the Arizona desert, tending his spectacular cactus garden, his tiny mobile home, and his astounding appetite. A refugee from the life of south London, Theo has moved to this unfamiliar country and is raising Josephine, who has known no other life than their cheerful ... View more info

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Meeting Luciano

By: Esaki-Smith, Anna

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000612

ISBN: 1565122151

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This wonderful book is the author's first novel. Hanako Shimodo feels that Luciano Pavarotti is a god. To her daughter, Emily, this fixation is a harmless fantasy, the by-product of her mother's loneliness. Emily tells this story about what happens when her mother acts on her fantasy and invites the opera star to a post-performance supper at their Westchester County home. Emily is home after college working her summer job, which she dislikes almost as much as living back... View more info

Polly's Ghost: a Novel

By: Frucht, Abby

Price: $9.20

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001543

ISBN: 0684835894

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


In life Polly Baymiller was a fierce and passionate woman ardently in love with her husband and her three sets of twins. Why should she be any different in death? The story begins when Polly, an ethereal, glimpses her nine-year-old son, Tip, for the first time since she died giving to birth to him. He's the only baby she never got to hold, to kiss, or to guide from one uncertain moment into the next deliberate one, and it is Tip she has missed most fervently in the years... View more info

Spirit of the Season

By: Graham, Heather

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Dell Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001169

ISBN: 0385311133

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Even though she is a young widow with three children, has a dilapidated Victorian house in constant need of repair, and no steady job, lighthearted Becky Wexham has always had a knack for stretching a dollar, and so she is more than willing to make her newly orphaned nine-year-old nephew a member of her family. Light wear at the bottom corners of the jacket. In a protective cover. ; 16mo - over 5テつセ - 6テつセ" tall View more info

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Santa My Life & Times: an Illustrated Autobiography

By: Green, Martin I.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Avon Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003925

ISBN: 0380975599

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Just imagine what it would be like to sit beside Santa Claus and hear for the first time the true story of his miraculous life as only Santa himself could tell it. Here, at last, is the book we have been waiting for since we first looked out upon a snowy Christmas Eve and watched for a sleigh to cross the moonlit skies. This is an epic adventure woven in a voice at once so engaging and familiar that we feel ourselves become children once more. This is a remarkable tale t... View more info

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Staircase of a Thousand Steps

By: Hamilton, Masha

Price: $10.12

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., Putnam Pub Group: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001389

ISBN: 039914725X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


In the Middle Eastern village of Transjordan, that traces its history back to Abraham, the men gather nightly beneath a tree named Moses' Finger, and the women meet where "the earth breathes. " In this divided place, Faridah posesses transcendent wisdom and a dangerous scorn for tradition. Jammana, granddaughter of a seer and village outsider, struggles between the allure of the ancient world and the tensions of a modern age. Through an ancestral gift, Jammana ex... View more info

The Cottage of Delight

By: Harben, Will N.

Price: $16.61

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1919

Seller ID: 000304

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


The love story of a young man, who, though reared in vicious surroundings, develops and retains the highest ideals of manhood. He falls in love with the daughter of a religious fanatic, who discovers certain facts in his family history and interfered between the man and his daughter. The binding has wear on the bottom corners and spine. The jacket has wear at the flaps, slight shelf wear on the edges, and wear at the top and bottom spine. The top has about a 1" tear ... View more info

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Sin

By: Hart, Josephine

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1992

Edition: First American Edition; Unknown

Seller ID: N-08014

ISBN: 0679416730

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Ruth says "I was spiritual by nature. A spiritual malevolent creature." This book follows Damage, the author's first novel. The object of Ruth's malevolence is her cousin - orphaned as an infant and then raised by Ruth's parents, loved and cherished as their own child. She felt her bloodright was stolen, as she was the only daughter born to her parents, but Elizabeth was already there. As a child Ruth took trinkets and dolls. As she gets older and her envy is hon... View more info

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Something Happened

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $5.52

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1974

Edition: First Edition; Unknown

Seller ID: 000008

ISBN: 0394465687

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Jacket has an approx.1-3/4" tear that was repaired long ago. All else is fine. This is the author's first novel since Catch-22. Bob Slocum is having troubles; family always complaining, wife blaming. Work isn't much better. He remembers when he was young and eager, ready to grow into the "good life. " He feels, at 40, no "good life" and begins to wonder what happened.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 569 pages 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 7テつセ - 9テつセ" tall View more info

Too Far to Walk

By: Hersey, John

Price: $5.06

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1966

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: N-08004

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


246 pages, slightly yellowed on the edge but otherwise fine. Dustjacket is very good, one 1/2" tear on the bottom front and two 3/8" tears on the back, one is on the flap and the other is 1/4" away. 8vo - over 7テつセ" - 9テつセ" tall. View more info

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The Road Builder

By: Hershenow, Nicholas

Price: $5.54

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Putnam Publishing Group, The: 2001

Seller ID: 000675

ISBN: 0399147543

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Uncorrected proof. In this luminous and spellbinding debut, Nicholas Hershenow weaves the epic but very personal story of a young American couple navigating a tenuous new love through the mystical labyrinth of Central Africa. The cover has two closed tears on the spine and light shelf wear at the top edge. 520 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7テつセ" - 9テつセ" tall. View more info

Sins of the Fathers

By: Howatch, Susan

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Simon And Schuster: 1980

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: N-08003

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


HB with DJ; DJ very good with slight bend at spine top, binding fine. 726 pages, fine. 8vo - over 7テつセ" - 9テつセ" tall. View more info