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The New City, Amidon, Stephen
1 Amidon, Stephen The New City
New York Doubleday & Company 2000 0385497628 / 9780385497626 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Lill, Debra [cover]

A bright, attractive copy.

"Newton, Maryland, 1973. The Vietnam Was is winding down, the Senate Watergate hearings are heating up. And in this pristine and meticulously planned community, an innocent misunderstanding is about to set the two men who control its quiet streets on a fateful collision course. Austin Swope is the white lawyer who made the dream of this new city a reality through years of cunning lawyering and smooth real-estate deals. Earl Wooten is the up-by-his- bootstraps black master-builder who with his bulldozers and backhoes raised Newton from its foundations - in the process escaping, he believes, a lifetime of racism and privation. They are best friends, as are their two teenaged sons, Teddy and Joel, each the repository of his father's deepest hopes. But cracks are appearing. In a city born of a vision of racial harmony, the seeds have been sown for a series of mixed signals, miscalculations, and entirely human failings to culminate in an inexorable slide toward destruction."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 10.00 USD

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As the Crow Flies, Archer, Jeffrey
2 Archer, Jeffrey As the Crow Flies
New York HarperCollins 1991 0060179147 / 9780060179144 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 

Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing, dampstain inside back panel of jacket. A nice copy.

"Born in the East End of London at the turn of the century, Charlie Trumper retains as his earliest memory his grandfather's sales patter from behind his fruit and vegetable barrow, and when Granpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. But is isn't long before he's spreading his wings beyond the teeming streets of Whitechapel, his burning ambition to own a shop that will sell everything: 'The Biggest Barrow in the World. " . . . . Charlie Trumper's progress from Whitechapel to Chelsea Terrace is only a couple of miles as the crow flies, but in Jeffrey Archer's expert hands it becomes an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the 20th centuy."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 7.95 USD

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Growing Up Simple--In Texas: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950s, Arnold, George
3 Arnold, George Growing Up Simple--In Texas: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950s
Austin, Texas Eakin Press 2002 1571686878 / 9781571686879 First Edition Cloth Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Arnold, Matthew & Norris, Molly
Signed by Author
Black boards with gold lettering on spine, 231 pp., fairly tight. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Several black and white photographs from the life of the author throughout the book.

"The tongue-in-cheek account of a voyage from kindergarten through high school - a trip made by a small group of innocent pranksters determined to save the world from itself. It is the story of five young overachievers with the time and freedom to be hellishly creative while learning life's important lessons." Winner of the Silver Spur Award of 2003.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author
Price: 25.00 USD

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Daughters of Memory: A Novel, Arnold, Janis
4 Arnold, Janis Daughters of Memory: A Novel
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books 1991 0945575688 / 9780945575689 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Very Good 

Spine slightly slanted, very minor edgewear. A bright, attractive copy. Advance proof.

"The remarkable story of two sisters, each with something to hide in her past, as they engage in an intensifying duel for dominance from childhood to middle age. One seems to be the responsible sister - the one who succeeds in school and attends college. The other appears to be the wild sister - the one who got in trouble with boys and ran away from home. But the truth lies somewhere in between the two narratives, which we read in alternate, interlacing chapters - a dark, disturbing truth rendered with extraordinary psychological perception and a superb gift for storytelling."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Price: 28.00 USD

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The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children Ser., Vol. 1), Auel, Jean M.
5 Auel, Jean M. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children Ser., Vol. 1)
New York Bantam Books 1986 0553250426 / 9780553250428 Twenty-Second Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 

Spine is creased and pages a bit loose. Ordinary shelf wear.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
Price: 3.45 USD
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The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children Ser. Vol 3), Auel, Jean M.
6 Auel, Jean M. The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children Ser. Vol 3)
New York Bantam Books 1986 0553260960 / 9780553260960 Mass Market Paperback Good 

Spine and covers are creased. Darkening inside covers. Small tears at top and bottom of spine.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
Price: 2.90 USD
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Emma, Austen, Jane
7 Austen, Jane Emma
New York Scholastic 1967 Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 

Reading copy. Scholastic Campus Classic TK 670, 511 pp. Spine creased and slanted, moderate edge wear, some dampstains to covers, owner's name scratched out on half title, front cover starting to separate from text block. Pages browned but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy with an introduction by Mary Stolz.

"Emma -- Jane Austen's beautiful, accomplished heroine has only one fault - her love of matchmaking. With the best intentions, Emma decides which of her friends should marry, then makes elaborate plans to pair everyone off. But she finds out the hard way that people don't fall in love according to plan . . . "
"A sparkling 19th-century 'comedy of manners' - by one of the world's best-loved novelists."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
Price: 2.95 USD

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Christmas Train, Baldacci, David
8 Baldacci, David Christmas Train
New York Warner Books 2004 0446615757 / 9780446615754 First American Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 

Corners bumped, slight edge wear, front cover and some pages bowed out a little. An attractive copy.

"Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington, DC to LA in time for Christmas. Forces to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
Price: 4.45 USD

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Alimony, Baldwin, Faith
9 Baldwin, Faith Alimony
New York Dell Publishing 1964 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 

Dell Book # 0058. A nice, attractive copy.

"Second wife. . . . she loved him. She knew that he was the man she had been waiting for - that he was the man she had kept herself for. He was decent and honest and strong. And he loved her. But she wondered if the happiness she could bring him would be enough. Because she could never forget that he had known another happiness with another woman - with the woman who had been his wife."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
Price: 5.95 USD

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The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi, Baldwin, Joseph G.
10 Baldwin, Joseph G. The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi
New York Sagamore Press, Inc. 1957 First Trade Paperback Trade Paperback Very Good 

Spine slightly curved, minor edgewear, PO's name on half-titile page. A bright, attractive copy.

"A collection of sketches, partly fictional, partly autobiographical, [which] first appeared in the 'Southern Literary Messenger,' and was uproariously received. They were among the first sketches of American life to show the frontier folk to themselves as they really were and to make fun of American manners and speech in a way at once good natured and sardonic." Introduction by William Owens, Associate Professor, Columbia University.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 8.95 USD

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11 Barry, John D. A Daughter of Thespis
Boston L.C. Page and Company 1903 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 

Dark green boards with title in gold lettering and embossed design of birds and flowers. Spine slanted, edgewear, corners bumped/chipped, cracking at pp. 38 & 70. Ex-library with minimal stamps & light number on spine. Text is clean and unmarked. Pages at end contain synopses from L.C.Page and Co.'s List of Fiction.

A young actress has conflicted feelings about her ex-fiancé and her career.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 20.00 USD

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Love for Lydia, Bates, H. E.
12 Bates, H. E. Love for Lydia
New York Penguin 1979 014001165x / 9780140011654 Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 

Some bumping, minor edgewear, corner creased. Text is yellowing, but clean and unmarked.

"Lydia is a beautiful English girl growing up in the 1920s. She is also wayward, passionate, utterly unpredictable. 'Don't ever stop loving me…even if I'm bad to you,' she demands of her lover Richardson, and Richardson swears that he will never stop. But how can he know that love for Lydia will be so dangerous?..."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
Price: 4.25 USD

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The Doctor's House [Large Print], Beattie, Ann
13 Beattie, Ann The Doctor's House [Large Print]
Thorndike, Maine Center Point Publishing 2002 1585471992 / 9781585471997 Large Print Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 

Large print edition, 262 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart with a bit of edge wear. An attractive copy.

"Beattie's masterful chronicle opens with a woman's exploration of her own brother's sexual appetites, detailing his myriad betrayals of his wife, lovers, and family. Nina, a reclusive copyeditor, should have better things to do than track her brother's escapades, but after her husband's death she has become solitary and defensive - and just as obsessive as Andrew. As the novel unfolds, events are told again from the mother's perspective, who at once illuminates and undermines her daughter's account. Finally, as the brother speaks for himself, it becomes increasingly clear that Nina is probably less innocent and less detached than she would ahve us believe. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
Price: 14.00 USD

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Zero Db and Other Stories, Bell, Madison Smartt
14 Bell, Madison Smartt Zero Db and Other Stories
New York Ticknor & Fields 1987 0899194893 / 9780899194899 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Reed, Dan [cover]

PO name embossed on free endpaper. DJ has minor edgewear and 1/4" tear. A bright, tight, attractive copy.

"In the first section of Zero db and Other Stories Bell turns his highly tuned ear to the inflections and rhythms of the Southland in which he was raised. In the second he trains his cool eye on those parts of New York where tourists fear to tread, on the low joints and blind alleys of the soft underbelly of the big city. Finally, in a display of great versatility, he takes a singular view of the events that conspired to produce the infamous Battle of the Little Bighorn. He deals in irrationality and madness whether his setting is the ramshackle South, the filtered light of lower Manhattan, or the Great Plains of 19th century America."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 12.50 USD

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Sandra, Bell, Pearl Doles
15 Bell, Pearl Doles Sandra
New York A. L. Burt Company 1924 Reprint Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 

Spine weak & slightly slanted, edgewear, corners chipped, PO name inside, pastedown scuffed, cracked at several pages. Black and white frontispiece photograph.

"Torn between her dual personalities of a home-loving wife and a romance-seeking adventuress, Sandra Waring succumbs to the latter influence and makes a bargain with Stephen Winslow to help her husband, David, who faces financial ruin. This arrangement leads Sandra to a glamorous life in European capitals; a sojourn on the Riviera with François Molyneaux, who proves to be a crooked gambler using her as bait; and an affair with banker Henri La Flamme, who is arrested for embezzlement. Disillusionment follows disillusionment, and finally a contrite Sandra returns home believing David to be in love with Mait Stanley and resolved to end her own life. Wandering into a church, she is found by David's friend, the Reverend Hapgood, and is reunited with her forgiving husband."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 10.00 USD

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Beast, Benchley, Peter
16 Benchley, Peter Beast
New York Fawcett Crest 1992 0449220893 / 9780449220894 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 

Corners of the cover are bent. Spine is creased and shows some wear.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
Price: 3.85 USD
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Heading West [signed], Betts, Doris
17 Betts, Doris Heading West [signed]
New York Alfred A Knopf 1981 0394517989 / 9780394517988 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Marcellino, Fred [cover]
Signed by Author
359 pp., medium brown boards and black cloth spine, both with brown lettering. Spine a bit slanted, small dent on bottom edge with bottom corners slightly bumped, a little foxing along edge. DJ in new Brodart with slight wear at spine ends. Signed by the author on half-title page. A very nice copy.

"With a mesmerizing richness of feeling, character, and suspense, Doris Betts' novel takes us into the life of a bright, spiky, vital woman in her thirties, fleeing the murderous boredom of her spinster life - and into her deepening and mysterious complicity with the unbalanced stranger who has kidnapped her."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author
Price: 22.50 USD

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18 Betts, Doris Heading West: A Novel
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1981 0394517989 / 9780394517988 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 

Signed by Author
Spine slightly slanted, free endpaper removed. DJ has very minor edgewear. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. A bright, attractive copy.

"Nancy Finch, has consented - once again against her real wishes - to join her dumb sister Faye, and Faye's awful husband Eddie, on a vacation trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Suddenly - in the state park where they've stopped for lunch - a lone marauder appears, ties up Faye and Eddie, steals their money, and grabs Nancy. He doesn't hurt her or gag her. He simply pushes her into his car. Now she's heading west with this sharp-featured, bird-chested, laconic man with a gun whose intentions are an enigma to her. Although Nancy tries to signal for help, no one on the road seems able to interpret her desperate, muffled gestures, her masked pleas, or to distinguish between abduction and friendship.....The novel winds to a fierce pitch until nearing the awesome (and dangerous) Grand Canyon, she both confronts her truest self and encounters the agents of her unforeseen and miraculous destiny."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author
Price: 27.50 USD

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Quentins, Binchy, Maeve
19 Binchy, Maeve Quentins
New York Dutton 2002 0739429833 / 9780739429839 Large Print Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Hasselberger, Richard & Livingston, Francis [cover]

Spine somewhat bowed with tiny chip at bottom. 1" slice removed from top edge of front free endpaper. DJ shows very slight shelfwear. "This Large Print Book carries the Seal of Approval of N.A.V.H." A bright, attractive copy.

"Meet Ella Brady, a shy teacher who is swept off her feet by a charismatic-and very married- Don Richardson, a shifty financier new to Dublin. But when the dashing Don runs out on his clients, he skips out on Ella, too. His sudden move forces her to reevaluate her life. Soon, Ella decides to stop teaching and conceives a wonderful idea: she'll recount the tales that her favorite Dublin restaurant, Quentins, has to tell. And there are thousands of stories to choose from-of love betrayal and revenge. Come to Quentins and meet this colorful group of new friends and old. The twins, Maud and Simon, from Scarlet Feather, Signora from Evening class, and Ria from Tara Road - all drop by. But as Ella begins to know the people who've passed through Quentins' doors, she may find some stories are too sacred to be told."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
Price: 9.45 USD

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Short Stories for Class Reading, Boas, Ralph P. & Hahn, Barbara M. (editors)
20 Boas, Ralph P. & Hahn, Barbara M. (editors) Short Stories for Class Reading
New York Henry Holt & Co 1925 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 

iii-xxv, 365 pp., introductory history of the short story, biographies and questions, list of short stories for supplementary reading. Some edgewear/bumping, corners and spine ends somewhat chipped, PO names inside (including two individuals and a school district), cracking at p 86. A clean, unmarked copy.

The editors present a collection of short stories by such authors as O. Henry, Booth Tarkington, Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fannie Hurst, Katherine Mansfield and others along with a biographical snapshot of each author and discussion questions for each story.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 25.00 USD

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