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So Long a Letter (African Writers Series)

By: "B, Mariama"

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Heinemann:

Seller ID: 9780435905552

ISBN: 0435905554

Condition: GOOD


This novel is a perceptive testimony to the plight of articulate women who live in social milieux dominated by attitudes and values that deny them their proper place. It is a sequence of reminiscences, some wistful, some bitter, recounted by a recently widowed Senegalese school teacher. The letter, addressed to an old friend, is a record of her emotional struggle for survival after her husband's abrupt decision to take a second wife. Although his action is sanctioned by Islam, it is a calculated betrayal of his wife's trust and a brutal rejection of their life together. View more info

The Invitation to Learning Reader: From Prison and Exile (No. 24 - Vol.6 No. 4)

By: "Backlund, Ralph"

Price: $8.06

Publisher: NY, Herbert Muschel: 1957

Seller ID: 67T016

Condition: FINE


"As new. ""discussions of great books and significant ideas as broadcast weekly on the CBS Radio Network.""" View more info

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

By: "Backman, Fredrik"

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Sceptre:

Seller ID: 9781444775853

ISBN: 1444775855

Condition: GOOD


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Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel

By: "Backman, Fredrik"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Washington Square Press:

Seller ID: 9781501142543

ISBN: 1501142542

Condition: GOOD


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The Hero's Walk: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

By: "Badami, Anita Rau"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345450920

ISBN: 0345450922

Condition: GOOD


In a small, dusty town in India, Sripathi Rao struggles as a copywriter to keep his family afloat in their crumbling ancestral home. But his mother berates him for not becoming a lawyer, his son prefers social protest to work, his unmarried sister seethes with repressed desire, and his wife, though subservient, blames him for refusing to communicate with their daughter Maya, who defied tradition, rejecting her proper Brahmin fiance for a Caucasian husband. Then a phone call brings tragedy: Maya and her husband have been killed in an accident leaving Sripathi to be their daughter's guardian. Sr... View more info

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The Fermata

By: "Baker, Nicholson"

Price: $8.45

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780679759331

ISBN: 0679759336

Condition: GOOD


Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish " X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay" (Seattle Times). " Sparkling." --San Francisco Chronicle. View more info

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One Summer

By: "Baldacci, David"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing:

Seller ID: 9780446583152

ISBN: 0446583154

Condition: GOOD


From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss. ONE SUMMER It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around th... View more info

La duchesse de Langeais/La fille aux yeux d'or

By: "Balzac, Honore de"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", Le Livre de Poche (#356): 1972

Seller ID: 88P020

ISBN: 2253021008

Condition: VERY GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean, slight curl. 6 pages with underlining. Single crease on cover. Text in French." View more info

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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Affliction

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

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

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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