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By: "Albom, Mitch"
Seller ID: 9781401303273
This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father--and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with her--the day he missed and always wished he'd... View more info
Publisher: "Little, Brown Books for Young Readers":
Seller ID: 9780316013697
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break a... View more info
Seller ID: 9780553280586
An exotic dance that beguiles and entices... The enchanted and enchanting account of a& #160; & #160; contemporary Scheherazade, a wide-eyed American& #160; & #160; teller-of-tales who triumphs over harsh reality& #160; & #160; through the creative power of her own imagination... View more info
Publisher: Harper Perennial:
Seller ID: 9780060936365
Isabel Allende's sensuous novel about the mystery of memory In nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life. Raised by her regal and ambitious grandmother Paulina del Valle, Aurora grows up in a privileged environment, but is tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she explores the mystery of her past. View more info
By: "Ames, Jonathan"
Publisher: Washington Square Press:
Seller ID: 9780671034269
When Alexander Vine finishes his work day, he leaves his post as a doorman at Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant -- and enters a nighttime landscape of chance and danger, excitement and reinvention in the city's erotic underworld. Walking a tightrope between sexual desire and self-extinction, Alexander Vine charts his destructive course -- and his struggle for redemption -- with startling, unadorned clarity. View more info
By: "Ames, Jonathan"
Publisher: Da Capo Press:
Seller ID: 9781560253754
My Less Than Secret Life is the companion volume to Jonathan Amess first memoirish endeavor, the mildly perverted and wildly amusing (Vanity Fair) Whats Not to Love? This collection of the cult authors fiction and essays includes Amess public diary, the bi-weekly columns he penned for the New York Press. The entries of this diary are a record of his mad adventures: his ill-fated debut as an amateur boxer fighting as The Herring Wonder, a faltering liaison with a Cuban prostitute, his public outing of George Plimpton as a Jew, his discussion with Eve Ensler about his dear friend The Mangina, a ... View more info
By: "Amis, Martin"
Seller ID: 9781400095988
A riotous, bitingly funny, and supremely clever novel from one of our most distinctive voices in the English language. The year is 1970, and Keith Nearing, a twenty-year-old literature student, is spending his summer vacation in a castle on a mountainside in Italy. The Sexual Revolution is in full-swing--a historical moment of unprecedented opportunity--and Keith and his friends are immediately caught up in its chaotic, ecstatic throes. Yet they soon discover a disturbing truth: between the death of one social order and the birth of another, there exists a state of liminal purgatory, on... View more info
By: "Anaya, Rudolfo"
Publisher: GRAND CENTRAL PUB MASS MARKET:
Seller ID: 9780446600255
Exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English. Indeed, Anaya's tales fairly shimmer with the haunting beauty and richness of his culture. The winner of the Pen Center West Award for Fiction for his unforgettable novel Alburquerque, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller, Bless Me, Ultima... Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will probe the family ties that bind and rend him, ... View more info
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks:
Seller ID: 9780060837396
After her boss is caught in a political scandal, fledgling Washington lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left broke, unemployed, and homeless. Out of options, she reluctantly accepts her father's offer to help turn Birdsong--the fading Victorian mansion he recently inherited in Guthrie, Georgia--into a real estate cash cow. But Birdsong turns out to be a moldering Pepto-Bismol-pink dump with duct-taped windows, a driveway full of junk, and a grumpy distant relation who's claiming squatter's rights. Stuck in a tiny town where everyone seems to know her business, Dempsey grits her teeth and rol... View more info
Publisher: "Tours, France", Flammarion (#GF261): 1984
Seller ID: 78P018
Condition: VERY GOOD+
"Tight, bright, clean & square. Occasional pencil underlining and a few notes. Medieval (late 12th or early 13th century) French love story of alternating prose and verse in a format described as cantefable...""combines elements of many Old French genres, such as the chanson de geste (e.g., The Song of Roland), lyric poems, and courtly novels."" Text in French." View more info
Publisher: Harper Perennial:
Seller ID: 9780380730131
In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and her family back to Holly's Field, Wisconsin. Dutifully accompanying her newly unemployed husband, Ellen has brought her two children into the home of her in-laws on Vinegar Hill--a loveless house suffused with the settling dust of bitterness and routine--where calculated cruelty is a way of life preserved and perpetuated in the service... View more info
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin:
Seller ID: 9781250039026
From the internationally bestselling author of "Kane and Abel" and "A Prisoner of Birth" comes "Only Time Will Tell," the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war." A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he's left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a sch... View more info
Seller ID: 9780385340656
Two sisters who shared everything. One unforgivable moment. And a second chance...There's something to talk about in every chapter of Elizabeth Joy Arnold's poignant, insightful debut novel--the perfect summer read for all those who loved Elisabeth Robinson's "The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, "Judy Blume's Summer Sisters," " and Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper." Once, Kerry and Eve Barnard did everything together: sailing the Block Island harbor with their father, listening to their neighbor Justin's magical fairy tales, and all the while longing for their ab... View more info
By: "Arnold, Judith"
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books:
Seller ID: 9781611940930
Redefining who we are in our family takes courage and an indestructible sense of humor. Being the middle child is never easy, but thirty-six-year-old Jill Bendel is about to find out just how hard that job is when her mother throws away her sensible pumps, packs up her collection of classical music and runs away from home. Longtime wife and mother Ruth Bendel loves her family but hates her life. Husband Richard doesn't even know how the steam iron works, let alone how a woman works. When Ruth's last nerve snaps, she finally does what she's wanted to do so many times before-she gets an... View more info