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"The Great American Novel - - "

By: Davis, Clyde Brion

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003746

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Very minor edgewear, bottom corners bumped, PO's name stamped inside. DJ shows some edgewear and minor chipping at ends of spine and flaps. Text is clean and unmarked. 2 glossy photos of Norris Dam (by day and at night) are laid in. "This is the saga of Homer Zigler, who wanted more than anything else in the world to write "The Great American Novel." Originality, humor, pathos, mark this second novel by the author of The Anointed. It has depth, warmth ... View more info

A Daughter of Thespis

By: Barry, John D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page and Company: 1903

Seller ID: 003733

Condition: 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 View more info

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A Fine Time to Leave Me: A Novel

By: Pringle, Terry

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003568

ISBN: 0945575165

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, bottom corner of front board crimped, slight edge wear. A tight, attractive copy. "Commitment, togetherness, another person's needs? Babies? These were the last things on Chris Gray's mind when he came to the rescue of Lori Lynn Conner after she dropped a soft drink bottle and gashed her foot at the supermarket. A quick trip to the hospital, then a date, more dates, an engagement, a wedding - and Chris and Lori begin a marriage that soon... View more info

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A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories

By: Butler, Robert Olen

Price: $6.50

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, Penguin Books: 1993

Seller ID: 005539

ISBN: 0140176640

Condition: Very Good-


Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize. Minor edgewear/bumping, spots on p. 103. A nice copy. "The unspoken legacy of the Vietnam War - the ordeals of the Vietnamese - is powerfully evoked in these fifteen stories, each narrated in a different voice. Old or young, humble or arrogant, puzzled or proud, these are characters for whom the absurdities of contemporary American popular culture and searing memories of war uneasily coexist. Blending Vietnamese folklore and... View more info

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A Lion in the Garden

By: Stern, G. B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1940

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 006276

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


311 pp. Beige cloth boards with gold lettering on black background. Spine slanted, some edgewear, corners a bit bumped. From the Barr-Hurst Book Shop Circulating Library with two stamps on free endpaper. DJ somewhat scuffed, glued to boards, with shallow chipping and small tears along edges, spine is sunned. Text is clean and unmarked. "One never-to-be forgotten day while Norman Pascoe was intent on clipping the privet hedge, he came face to face with a lion:... View more info

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A Pillar of Society

By: Hamilton, Julia

Price: $5.25

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1996

Seller ID: 006286

ISBN: 0140262253

Condition: Near Fine


Corners slightly bumped. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "A famous gardener, the determined and still beautiful Marjorie, lives at Fordingbridge Castle with her discreetly unfaithful husband Guy. Now the pain of newly awakened memories threatens to engulf her as she faces the prospect of Hubert's arrival. Should she confide in her only daughter, Chloe, whose own husband Ru has just left her for her best friend Lucy? Or the charismatic new vicar of the villag... View more info

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A Place to Come To : A Novel

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House, Incorporated: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001500

ISBN: 0394410645

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped. Jacket shows some edge wear and a 1/2" tear on bottom front edge. "No bare-bones summary can do justice to the excitement, complexity and resonance of this powerful novel, to its many strong characters and their intricate relationships with each other, or to its unifying narrative drive, which never falters."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A Severed Wasp

By: L'Engle, Madeleine

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006606

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


388 pp. Beige boards with purple spine and gold lettering. A little sunned along top edge. DJ price-clipped with 1/4" chip and a few very small tears. Text is bright and clean. An attractive copy. "Katherine Forrester Vigneras is a concert pianist who has returned to her house on Tenth Street in New York to come to terms with her memories, until she can look at them with acceptance. But when she agrees to give a benefit concert for an old friend, Felix ... View more info

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Abide With Me: A Novel

By: Harris, E. Lynn

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday & Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006000

ISBN: 038548657x

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, PO name inside. DJ has very minor edgewear and one tiny tear. A bright, attractive copy. "In Abide With Me, Harris returns with the utmost finesse to his signature themes of love, friendship, and family, and craftily guides his irresistible characters through new challenges and heartbreaks, and ultimately to redemption through love. At the end of Just As I Am, Raymond Tyler, Jr. was beginning a relationship with Trent, a fraternity brot... View more info

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Alimony

By: Baldwin, Faith

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1964

Seller ID: 004718

Condition: 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" - ... View more info

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And Scatter the Proud

By: Green, Lewis W.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, John F. Blair, Publisher: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001270

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Corners slightly bumped, a little chipping at base of spine. Jacket shows some minor edgewear, darkening to spine. "The wind was a distant roar on the crest of Big Lonesome, and the stream rushed and boomed deep in its rocky throat. The sounds came together and were as notes with one voice. One could never be sure whether the noise fell from the wind at the top or arose from the stream as it beat and swirled through the boulders. In the hidden coves and on t... View more info

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As By Fire

By: Moore, Bertha B.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich, William B. Eerdmans Publishig Co.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004399

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, gift inscription inside, some pages have spots. DJ has three 1 1/2" tears and shallow chipping at top of spine. "Peggy Tavenner, sensitive and lonely, feels the contrast between herself and her friendly, pretty, popular sister, Gretta. Her moodiness makes her a 'difficult' person; her family and those who want to be her friends are often hurt and puzzled by her rebuffs. Unable to endure her unhappiness, Peggy determines to do something abo... View more info

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As the Crow Flies

By: Archer, Jeffrey

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002930

ISBN: 0060179147

Condition: 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 sp... View more info

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Barrier Island

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 1986

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001838

ISBN: 0394554272

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Ex-library with usual markings plus front and back feps torn out. Spine slanted, corners bumped, some edge wear. Jacket enclosed in protective wraps, taped to boards, and shows minor edge wear and soiling. Text block clean and unmarked. "A gripping story about a multimillion-dollar land swindle-and the brave, stubborn man who uncovers it-in the fragile barrier islands off the Mississippi coast."; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Barrier Island

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 1986

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004354

ISBN: 0394554272

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine very slightly slanted, bookplate on free endpaper. DJ price-clipped, some edgewear, 3 small tears. Text is clean and bright. "A gripping story about a multimillion-dollar land swindle-and the brave, stubborn man who uncovers it-in the fragile barrier islands off the Mississippi coast."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Beast

By: Benchley, Peter

Price: $3.85

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Crest: 1992

Seller ID: 000037

ISBN: 0449220893

Condition: Very Good


Corners of the cover are bent. Spine is creased and shows some wear.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Before and After

By: Brown, Rosellen

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000014

ISBN: 0374109990

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Begin to Exit Here: A Novel of the Wayward Press

By: Welter, John

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, Berkley Books: 1998

Edition: First Berkley Edition

Seller ID: 006030

ISBN: 0425162621

Condition: Very Good+


Small spot on front cover. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "His name is Kurt Clausen. A former English major (aka Extraneous Man), he's worked as a salad girl, a porn salesman, and - perhaps most reluctantly - a journalist. Finally, things seem to be looking up. He's found an editor who lets him write the way he wants. He's got a girlfriend who nurses his wounds (born the emotional king and the kind inflicted by flying canned hams), and who laughs at just ... View more info

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Big Beverage

By: Campbell, William T.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia, Tupper & Love: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004068

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine sunned/slightly slanted, some edgewear, boards spotted at bottom. DJ has moderate edgewear with a few shallow tears and chips and a 1" tear at back flap edge. Text is tight and attractive. Inscribed by the author on pastedown. "Lonnie (Pop) Butts, soda pop bottler and stick candy manufacturer in a small Southern town, was content to confection his wares from his mental formulary, then go about the town peddling what he had produced. Then, two things ... View more info

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Bleachers

By: Grisham, John

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Mass Market Edition

Seller ID: 003445

ISBN: 0440242002

Condition: Very Good-


Spine a bit creased, corners bumped included a couple pages, a couple pages dog-eared. An attractive copy. "High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake's "boys" sit in the bleach... View more info