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Le pere Goriot (Easy Reader D)

By: "Balzac, Honore de"

Price: $13.95

Publisher: "Copenhagen, Denmark", Grafisk Institut: ©1971

Seller ID: 8NT024

ISBN: 8742976200

Condition: VERY GOOD

"Tight, bright, clean, square. Tiny bump to one corner. Owners initials. Text in French. Easy Reader D, text in French (fondee sur un vocabulaire de 2500 mots)" View more info

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

By: "Bank, Melissa"

Price: $6.45

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140293241

ISBN: 0140293248

Condition: very good

Hailed by critics as the debut of a major literary voice, "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" has captivated readers and dominated bestseller lists. Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, it maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace. With an unforgettable comic touch, Bank skillfully teases out universal issues, puts a clever, new spin on the mating dance, and captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in Am... View more info

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By: "Banks, Russell"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060920074

ISBN: 0060920076

Condition: GOOD

Wade Whitehouse is an improbable protagonist for a tragedy. A well-digger and policeman in a bleak New Hampshire town, he is a former high-school star gone to beer fat, a loner with a mean streak. It is a mark of Russell Banks' artistry and understanding that Wade comes to loom in one's mind as a blue-collar American Everyman afflicted by the dark secret of the macho tradition. Told by his articulate, equally scarred younger brother, Wade's story becomes as spellbinding and inexorable as a fuse burning its way to the dynamite. View more info

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The Reserve: A Novel (P.S.)

By: "Banks, Russell"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780061430268

ISBN: 0061430269

Condition: GOOD

Part love story, part murder mystery, set on the cusp of the Second World War, Russell Banks's sharp-witted and deeply engaging new novel raises dangerous questions about class, politics, art, love, and madness--and explores what happens when two powerful personalities, trapped at opposite ends of a social divide, begin to break the rules. Moving from the secluded beauty of the Adirondack wilderness to the skies above war-torn Spain and Fascist Germany, The Reserve is a clever, incisive, and passionately romantic novel of suspense that adds a new dimension to this acclaimed author's extraor... View more info

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Elegance of the Hedgehog

By: "Barbery, Muriel"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: EUROPA ED:

Seller ID: 9781933372600

ISBN: 1933372605

Condition: GOOD

The enthralling international bestseller. We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Ren?e, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Ren?e is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building's tenants, who for their part are barely aware of her existence. View more info

"The Alembic, Providence College, Spring 1990"

By: "Barretti, Dina M. (Ed.)"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: "Providence, RI", Providence College: 1990

Seller ID: 7NH019

Condition: FINE

"As new-gift quality. Annual literary Journal of Providence College Anthology of short fiction, poetry and photography. 94 pages." View more info

Pages Choisies

By: "Baudelaire, Charles"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", Librairie Larousse: 1934

Edition: (17e)

Seller ID: 77P010

Condition: VERY GOOD-

"Tight, yellowed, clean for age, faint curl. Rips on spine ends. Some pencil notes. ""Classiques Larousse"" Text in French." View more info

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Rules of the Road

By: "Bauer, Joan"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Puffin Books:

Seller ID: 9780698118287

ISBN: 0698118286

Condition: GOOD

Gawky 5'11", 16-year-old Jenna joins her crusty old employer at Gladstone's Shoe Store for an eye-opening cross-country adventure. View more info

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The Stories of Richard Bausch

By: "Bausch, Richard"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060956226

ISBN: 0060956224

Condition: GOOD

A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this collection celebrates the work of American artist Richard Bausch -- a writer the New York Times calls "a master of the short story." By turns tender, raw, heartbreaking, and riotously funny, the many voices of this definitive forty-two-story collection (seven of which appear here for the first time) defy expectation, attest to Bausch's remarkable range and versatility, and affirm his place alongside such acclaimed story writers as John Cheever, Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, and Grace Paley. View more info

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Feast of Love

By: "Baxter, Charles"

Price: $3.50


Seller ID: 9780375709104

ISBN: 037570910X

Condition: GOOD

From "one of our most gifted writers" "(Chicago Tribune), " here is a superb new novel that delicately unearths the myriad manifestations of extraordinary love between ordinary people. The Feast of Love is just that -- a sumptuous work of fiction about the thing that most distracts and delights us. In a re-imagined "Midsummer Night's Dream, " men and women speak of and desire their ideal mates; parents seek out their lost children; adult children try to come to terms with their own parents and, in some cases, find new ones. In vignettes both comic and sexy, the owner of a coffee shop r... View more info

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Saul and Patsy

By: "Baxter, Charles"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780375709166

ISBN: 0375709169

Condition: GOOD

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Shadow Play: A Novel

By: "Baxter, Charles"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140235104

ISBN: 0140235108

Condition: GOOD

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First Light (Contemporary American Fiction)

By: "Baxter, Charles"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140100914

ISBN: 0140100911

Condition: GOOD

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Believers: A Novella and Stories

By: "Baxter, Charles"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage Books:

Seller ID: 9780679776536

ISBN: 0679776532

Condition: GOOD

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A Relative Stranger: Stories (Norton Paperback)

By: "Baxter, Charles"

Price: $9.45

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company:

Seller ID: 9780393322200

ISBN: 0393322203

Condition: GOOD

Without question Charles Baxter, whose ravishing novel The Feast of Love was a National Book Award finalist, is one of our finest contemporary writers. These two books, set in the Michigan landscape that Baxter has made his own, display his unparalleled gift for revealing the unexpected in everyday life. The often-curious connections of relatives and strangers are illuminated in the thirteen exquisite stories of A Relative Stranger. "You can't just get a brother off the street," a character says, but indeed he does. View more info

"Lunch Hour Stories: Preview Issue A & B, Volume 1 - Issue 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14 & 15"

By: "Bayer, Nina (ed.)"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "Bothell, WA", Lunch Hour Stories: 2007

Seller ID: 00T045

Condition: FINE

"Each issue is as new, except A has a note written on the cover. ""A literary magazine dedicated to promoting excellent printed works of literary fiction, especially from new and emerging authors, and authors residing in the northwestern United States."" Each issue contains a single story ranging in length from 16 to 32 pages." View more info

Leve-toi et marche

By: "Bazin, Herve"

Price: $13.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", Editions Bernard Gasset: 1952

Seller ID: 9-8P001

ISBN: 225300619X

Condition: VERY GOOD

"Tight binding, slightly age tanned but clean and unmarked text, square. Light creasing to covers. 318 pages. ""Non, je ne suis pas, je ne serai pas une infirme ordinaire, que, mon orgueil bouleverse mes defaillances! Ordinaire, la vie de Constance Orglaise, vingt ans, ne le sera pas... un des grands""" View more info

Admission to the Feast

By: "Beckman, Gunnel "

Price: $8.10

Publisher: NY, Dell/Laurel Leaf (#312) ..: 1973

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 48P017

Condition: FINE

"""A haunting story of a girl confronting her own death."" Owners name inside front cover. Slight yellowing. Tight, bright clean and square. Appears unread. " View more info

The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson

By: "Beerbohm, Max"

Price: $74.95

Publisher: "New Haven, CT", Yale University Press: 1983

Seller ID: 1DT023

ISBN: 0300033893

Condition: FINE / Fine

"As new except for faint foxing to exterior page edges and faintest of softening to top edge of spine. Dust jacket as new. For the first time an edition illustrated with all 80 of Beerbohm's own water color caricatures with which he had illustrated his own copy of the text. ""the quintessential Oxford novel…the beautiful Zuleika Dobson, and the havoc she wreaks on the dons and undergraduates when she visits Oxford during Eights Week"" " View more info

Le gone du Chaaba

By: "Begag, Azouz"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", Editions du Seuil - P1320: 1986

Edition: (2nd edition)

Seller ID: 6-9P010

ISBN: 2020481707

Condition: FINE

"As new - gift quality! Text in French. ""Oh, Allah, pourquoi m'as-tu donne des idiots pareils? gemit-elle a longueur de journee."" ""The Kid from Chaaba"" An autobiographical novel about the 8 year-old son of Algerian immigrants growing up in the suburban slums of Lyon, France. " View more info