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Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback:
Seller ID: 9780385312585
If the preacher's wife's petticoat showed, the ladies would make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson--a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee On that day, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy's adventures began and an unimpeachably pious, deliciously irreverent town came to life. Not since To Kill A Mo... View more info
By: "Burstein, Dror"
Publisher: Israel, 2006
Seller ID: 5-DH011
Condition: NEAR FINE
"Tight, bright, clean and square but has sticker remnants on front cover. 652 pages. Text in Hebrew. ""Murderers is a taut, wide-ranging novel that brings together the literary world and the legal system, and reveals the face of contemporary Israeli society.""" View more info
Seller ID: 9781401341053
From one of the most consistently astute and engaging social commentators of our day comes another look at the tough and tender women of New York City--this time, through the lens of where they live. One Fifth Avenue, the Art Deco beauty towering over one of Manhattan's oldest and most historically hip neighborhoods, is a one-of-a-kind address, the sort of building you have to earn your way into--one way or another. For the women in Candace Bushnell's new novel, One Fift... View more info
By: "Byatt, A. S."
Seller ID: 9780679736806
At the heart of Babel Tower are two law cases, twin strands of the Establishment's web, that shape the story: a painful divorce and custody suit and the prosecution of an "obscene" book. Frederica, the independent young heroine, is involved in both. She startled her intellectual circle of friends by marrying a young country squire, whose violent streak has now been turned against her. Fleeing to London with their young son, she gets a teaching job in an art school, where... View more info
By: "Byatt, A.S."
Seller ID: 9780679735908
National Bestseller Winner of England's Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. As they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire--from spiritualist seances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany--w... View more info
By: "Byatt, A.S."
Seller ID: 9780156814164
This is the debut novel by the author of the bestselling Possession. Byatt tells the story of troubled, sensitive seventeen-year-old Anna Severell, who struggles to discover and develop her own personality in the shadow of her father, a renowned novelist. New Introduction by the Author. View more info
By: "Byatt, A.S."
Seller ID: 9780679751342
In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in "Possession" the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. Angels and Insects is "delicate and confidently ironic.... Byatt perfectly blends laughter and sympathy with] extraordinary sensuality" ("San Francisco Examiner"). View more info
Publisher: Mariner Books:
Seller ID: 9780156032278
When a girl falls into a deep and impenetrable sleep, the borders between her provincial French village and the peculiar, beguiling realm of her dreams begin to disappear: A fat woman sprouts delicate wings and takes flight; a failed photographer stumbles into the role of pornographer; a beautiful young wife grows to resemble her husband's viol. And in their midst travels Madeleine, the dreamer, who is trying to make sense of her own metamorphosis as she leaves home, joi... View more info
By: "Cabot, Meg"
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks:
Seller ID: 9780060525118
Heather Wells Rocks Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two -- and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman ) and her new job as an assistant dorm director a... View more info
Publisher: "Zaragoza, Spain", ©1965
Edition: "(Septima edicion, Ilustrada)"
Seller ID: 7DP028
Condition: VERY GOOD
"Serie Teatro XIV. Tight, slight yellowing, clean & square. Faint wear to edges of covers which extend beyond the text block. Surface piece missing on front cover. Text in Spanish." View more info
Publisher: Forge Books:
Seller ID: 9780765330345
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, "A Dog's Purpose "touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old ... View more info
By: "Canin, Ethan"
Seller ID: 9780312119300
"The Palace Thief" is the story of a dedicated and inspiring classics professor at an elite prep school where an encounter with a student, the son of a powerful senator, inexorably alters his life. Forty-one years later at a reunion of his students, he is faced with the fear that he may have failed the most important challenge of his life--to have been a great teacher. View more info
By: "Caputo, Philip"
Seller ID: 9780375725975
Philip Caputo's tragic and epically ambitious new novel is set in Sudan, where war is a permanent condition. Into this desolate theater come aid workers, missionaries, and mercenaries of conscience whose courage and idealism sometimes coexist with treacherous moral blindness. There's the entrepreneurial American pilot who goes from flying food and medicine to smuggling arms, the Kenyan aid worker who can't help seeing the tawdry underside of his enterprise, and the evang... View more info
By: "Caputo, Philip"
Seller ID: 9780679768388
In this startling new work of fiction, the acclaimed author of "A Rumor of War" creates three powerful dramas of dislocation, following his characters places they have no business being and into situations that are vastly--and dangerously--beyond their depth. In the Connecticut suburbs, a motherless young man suddenly becomes the beneficiary of a wealthy older couple, whose generosity has unsuspected motives and a sinister price. On an island in Australia's Torre... View more info
By: "Caraccio, A."
Publisher: "Paris, France", 1967
Seller ID: 08P014
Condition: NEAR FINE
"As new except for faint age soil to exterior. ""pour les etudiants, des livres d'initiaion rassemblant l'essentiel et posant les problemes…pour les specialistes, des essais de synthese…"" 205 pages. Text in French" View more info
Publisher: Mexico, 1950
Edition: "(cuarta edicion, 1976)"
Seller ID: 22P015
Condition: FINE / Near fine
"As new, unread, but has rubbing to edges of dust jacket. ""los autores mas importantes que florecieron entre el aludido acontecimiento historico y las postrimerias del siglo CIII…"" 325 pages. Text in Spanish." View more info