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Daughters of Memory: A Novel, Arnold, Janis
1 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
003713 
Price: 28.00 USD

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Deadly Promise: A Novel of Suspense, Ballard, Mignon F.
2 Ballard, Mignon F. Deadly Promise: A Novel of Suspense
New York Carroll & Graf 1989 0881845159 / 9780881845150 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Very Good+ 


232 pp. Uncorrected Proof. Spine slightly slanted. Reviewer's notes on half-title page. Letter from publisher to reviewer describing book and author is inserted. A bright, attractive copy.

"Mignon F. Ballard perfectly evokes the lives and surroundings of Southern women in small-town America, a sympathetic place that we would like to know and, for the moment at least, to live in. Murder in this context is more shocking, more threatening, than murder in the drug-choked streets of the Bronx.
"Molly Stonehouse, on a holiday visit to her late husband Ethan's aunts, suspects that behind the festive façade in the small Georgia town of Harmony a dangerous drama is taking place. Scary incidents during the caroling parties and rifle fire . . . strengthen her belief that Ethan's death was not an accident. His killer could be a family friend. Perhaps even a relative. When her husband was a child he and his boyhood chum Neil had a secret they promised each other never to reveal. Now Neil and Ethan were both dead and Molly is afraid she is next!"
006587 
Price: 14.00 USD

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Home Body (A Jack McMorrow novel), Boyle, Gerry
3 Boyle, Gerry Home Body (A Jack McMorrow novel)
New York Berkley Prime Crime 2004 0425196119 / 9780425196113 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Near Fine 


394 pp., Uncorrected Proofs. Spine somewhat slanted. A bright, attractive copy.

"Reporter Jack McMorrow befriends a runaway teen, but no sooner do his mother and stepfather try to retrieve him than the terrified stray vanishes again. When the boy's mother is murdered, Jack has no choice but to investigate the heart of a dark and deadly family secret . . . "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
006586 
Price: 15.00 USD

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Hang Time, Chafets, Zev
4 Chafets, Zev Hang Time
New York Warner Books Inc 1996 0446520470 / 9780446520478 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Very Good 


307 pp. Advance Reading Copy. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear. A bright, attractive copy.

"NBA greats Tyrone Holliman and Greg Bannion are not particularly happy to accompany the legendary coach Digger Dawkins to Israel, but they know it is all part of being ambassadors for their sport. What lies ahead of them, however, is abduction by fanatical terrorists that will leave one of them dead and lock America and the Muslim world in a confrontation that could escalate into the war the world has long dreaded . . . "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
006588 
Price: 10.75 USD

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Girls' Poker Night:  A Novel of High Stakes, Davis, Jill
5 Davis, Jill Girls' Poker Night: A Novel of High Stakes
New York Random House 2002 0375505148 / 9780375505140 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Near Fine 


232 pp. Advance Uncorrected Proofs (ARC). Spine slightly slanted. A bright, attractive copy.

"Tale of a cub reporter, her poker-playing sidekicks, and the devilish pas de deux of workplace romance. A 21st century 'His Girl Friday' and a refreshingly upbeat look at friendship, work, and love."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
006585 
Price: 12.50 USD

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The Voyage, Drake, David
6 Drake, David The Voyage
New York Tor Books 1994 0312851588 / 9780312851583 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Very Good+ 


Bottom corners bumped, small dark spot near top of front cover, erased pencil markings on half-title page. Advance uncorrected proof in light blue wraps. A tight, attractive copy.

"Lissea Doorman wasn't one to refuse a challenge. Challenged by the rulers of Telaria to run a suicide mission, she put together a crew of tough mercenaries and brilliant specialists, ready for anything. Their journey took them through strange worlds, all the way to the Lost Colony-where they learned that their adventure was only beginning."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004165 
Price: 17.50 USD

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The Reconnaissance, Gardiner, Gordon
7 Gardiner, Gordon The Reconnaissance
New York MacMillan Company 1914 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Harper, George [frontispiece]

Green boards, title on front and spine has gold background. Spine slanted, somewhat loose with a crease down the middle, some sunning, cracked at p. 72. Some edgewear, chipping, soiling. Stamp on title page reads "Advance Copy for Editorial Use, Review Released for Publication Mar 2 1914". Color frontispiece. Some yellowing on pastedowns but none to text block. Text is clean, unmarked and in very good condition.

Set around the turn of the century, this adventure begins in South Africa with the wounded Sergeant Gerald 'Brown' carried by Trooper Vivian Leslie for 10 days through hostile native territory. When Gerald discovers he is to become a Marquis, he returns to England with Leslie to his childhood love Mabel, who becomes enamoured of Leslie. But Leslie feels his heroism is a sham. The story of a man coming to terms with his own imperfections."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
003665 
Price: 60.00 USD

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The Death of an Irish Sinner (Inspector Peter McGarr Mysteries Ser.), Gill, Bartholomew
8 Gill, Bartholomew The Death of an Irish Sinner (Inspector Peter McGarr Mysteries Ser.)
New York William Morrow 2001 0380977982 / 9780380977987 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Trade Paperback Very Good+ 


Corners bumped including a few pages, slight edge wear. Uncorrected proof in pictorial wraps. A tight, attractive copy.

"A priest approaches Chief Superintendent Peter McGarr to report and to make a bizarre request: Could McGarr have the death officially listed as an accident and then pursue the investigation in secret? The answer, of course, is no. Perhaps McGarr would have been wiser to have accepted Father Duggan's offer of covert aid, since McGarr's official investigation is being oddly opposed at every turn. Yet the deeper McGarr digs, the closer he is drawn to a secret order of religious zealots called Opus Dei, a group devoted to enforcing the Lord's edicts no matter what the cost in money. . . or human life."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
002403 
Price: 10.95 USD

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Where Eagles Dare, MacLean, Alistair
9 MacLean, Alistair Where Eagles Dare
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1967 First American Edition Cloth Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Amatulli, al [cover]

Spine slightly slanted. DJ has a 3/4" tear and small chips at spine and flap ends. This book is tight and clean--apparently a review copy (stamped "With compliments of Doubleday & Company, Inc." on front pastedown).

"Eight Allied agents. . . seven men and a woman. . . parachute onto a mountainside behind enemy line in wartime Germany. Their mission: to rescue an American general before the Nazis can force him to reveal secret D-day plans."; Review Copy; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
004722 
Price: 15.95 USD

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Survival in the Doldrums:  The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s, Rupp, Leila J. & Taylor, Verta
10 Rupp, Leila J. & Taylor, Verta Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s
New York Oxford University Press 1987 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Very Good- 


274 pp., notes, appendix, bibliography. Spine sunned, some soiling and edgewear. A clean, unmarked copy.

"The first book to explore the persistence of the American women's rights movement in a period generally considered devoid of feminist activism and to show the ways in which the more radical movement of the 1960s was influenced by the successes and failures of the 1950s activities. Focusing on women who saw themselves as heirs of the suffrage movement and who were, in many cases, actual participants in that original campaign, the authors have conducted extensive interviews and searched through rare letters and memoirs to reclaim the lost history of this period of American feminism."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
006589 
Price: 14.50 USD

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The Singing Teacher, Skramstad, Susan
11 Skramstad, Susan The Singing Teacher
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books 1992 0945575696 / 9780945575696 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Very Good+ 


Corners slightly bumped including a few pages, black line across bottom edge. Advance uncorrected proof in orange wraps. A nice copy.

"Lilly Blake wanted to be an opera singer; she chose marriage and a family instead. Now she teaches voice at the high school, tends to her family, and wears her opera costumes to bed at night. There's plenty of craziness to go around in The Singing Teacher - the kind of everyday craziness we all know so well, the kind of craziness that happens when people start growing up, growing older, growing old. Susan Skramstad's novel is about loss, about engagement with life, about maintaining a sense of humor. Most of all it is about Lilly Blake, who may just make you look in the mirror and smile."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004144 
Price: 15.95 USD

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