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Duke of Deception: Memories of My Father

By: "Wolff, Geoffrey"

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780679727521

ISBN: 0679727523

Condition: GOOD

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This Boy's Life: A Memoir

By: "Wolff, Tobias"

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060972776

ISBN: 0060972777

Condition: GOOD

In this unforgettable memoir of boyhood in the 1950s, we meet the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move. Between themselves they develop an almost telepathic trust that sees them through their wanderings from Florida to a small town in Washington State. Fighting for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hosti... View more info

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"Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times"

By: "Worth, Jennifer"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143123255

ISBN: 0143123254

Condition: very good

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Portraits de Famille

By: Alain (Emile Chartier

Price: $13.95

Publisher: France, 1961

Seller ID: 3NT003

Condition: VERY GOOD-

"Tight, faint age tanning of pages, clean interior, light age soil to covers, square. Rough-cut page edges. Protective cover. Text in French ""On connaît les traits des parents et grands-parents d'apres un album de portraits de famille, que l'auteur de la biographie a sous les yeux…""" View more info

"Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, 7th Series"

By: anthology

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140085006

ISBN: 0140085009

Condition: GOOD

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The Company They Kept: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships

By: anthology

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York Review Books:

Seller ID: 9781590173343

ISBN: 1590173341

Condition: GOOD

Now in paperback Many of the illustrious contributors to "The New York Review of Books "have had deep and abiding relationships-both personal and intellectual-with other poets, writers, artists, composers, and scientists of equal stature. "The Company They Kept "is a collection of twenty-seven accounts of these varied friendships-most of them undeniably fraught with "idiosyncratic complexities." From Anna Akhmatova's dreamlike description of wandering through Paris w... View more info

Francis: Saint of Assisi and the World

By: Del Popolo

Price: $8.95

Publisher: "McLean, VA", Cavalier Publishing House: 1988

Seller ID: 7-0H014

ISBN: 0961953101

Condition: NEAR FINE

As new except for faintest shelfwear to cover edges. A biography of St. Francis of Assisi written in an auto-biographical style. 438 pages. View more info

Journal D'Une Parisienne

By: Giroud. Francoise

Price: $9.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", c1994

Seller ID: 90H002

ISBN: 2020134489

Condition: VERY GOOD+/ Fine

" As new except for faint spots on top edge of exterior page edges and reading crease on spine. ""Journal de la fin du siecle…"" Text in French. ISBN: 202134489." View more info

I Caught Flies for Howard Hughes

By: Kistler

Price: $8.95

Publisher: "Chicago, IL", 1977

Seller ID: 7-3P002

Condition: FAIR

"UGLY READING COPY. Tight, appears unread but has soiled, creased covers with bottom front cover corner clipped. Owner's name and bookstore stamp on first free page. ""hilarious account of [Kistler's] three years as Hughes' driver and bodyguard."" ""An amusing anecdotal account of life with an eccentric billionaire.""" View more info

Dear Scott/ Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence

By: Kuehl & Bryer Ed. )

Price: $17.95

Publisher: NY, ©1971

Seller ID: 99T023

ISBN: 0684135035

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"As new except for tiny chip on front corner, owner's name on first free page and tiny stain and remainder mark on exterior page edges. ""the letters…record the relationship between a great writer and an incomparable editor. From 1910 to 1940, the correspondence reveals the genesis of a talent and the progress of a career..."" 282 pages. " View more info

Die fremden Jahre: Erinnerungen an Deutschland

By: Leyens & Andor

Price: $9.95

Publisher: "Frankfurt, Germany", 1991

Seller ID: 6-8T013

ISBN: 3596107792

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, faint age tanning to pages edges, clean, slight flare to corners. Covers have faint surface crease and light rubbing rubbing to edges. 1 folded page corner. 120 pages. Text in German.""The Foreign Years: Memories of Germany"" Contents: ""Unter dem NS-Regime 1933-1938, Erlebnisse und Beobachtungen"" by Erich Leyens; ""Memoiren einer unbekannten Schauspielerin, oder Ich war nie ein Bernhardiner"" by Lotte Andor.&#... View more info

Vivienne: The Life and Suicide of an Adolescent Girl

By: Mcak & Hickler

Price: $4.46

Publisher: NY, 1981

Edition: (4th printing)

Seller ID: 58P044

ISBN: 0451626648

Condition: GOOD

"Tight, bright, clean, curled. Spine and cover creasing. Edgewear. Rip at spine bottom. 1 folded page corner. ""Fourteen-year-old Vivienne Loomis seemed to have everything to live for. Yet...Vivienne..hanged herself…""" View more info

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How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life

By: Melissa Hellstern

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dutton:

Seller ID: 9780525948230

ISBN: 0525948236

Condition: very good

"Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book and remembering- because you can't take it all in at once." --Audrey Hepburn On many occasions, she was approached to pen her autobiography, the definitive book of Audrey Hepburn, yet she never agreed. A beloved icon who found success as an actress, a mother and an humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn perfected the art of gracious li... View more info

Lettres Persanes

By: Montesquieu

Price: $4.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", c1964

Seller ID: 09P003

Condition: GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean & square but has underlining and notes in margin. ""Chronologie et preface par Jacques Roger"" 251 pages. Text in French" View more info

The Royal Wedding: Photograph Album

By: N/A

Price: $24.95

Publisher: "Norwalk, CT", ©1981

Seller ID: 9NY012

Condition: FINE/Near Fine slipcase

"109 page wedding photo album of Charles and Diana's wedding. A running commentary of the town, the crowds, the relatives, the ceremony and of Prince Charles and Lady Diana's lives, courtship and wedding. Book is as new, with ribbon marker. Slipcase shows light age soil and a small rip along cover of bottom seam. 10.75x12"" (27.3x30.5cm)." View more info

Andres Avelino Caceres (Los Que Hicieron El Peru #1)

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Peru, no date-1987?

Seller ID: 02T044

Condition: GOOD

"Tight, bright, clean and square. Hole in back cover, writing on last blank page. Twice President of Peru during the 19th century, General in the War of the Pacific - Short biography. 1833 - 1923. 6 pages with Bibliography. Text in Spanish. " View more info

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The Insanity File - the Case of Mary Todd Lincoln

By: Neele &McMurtry

Price: $10.95

Publisher: "Carbondale, IL", SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV PR: 1993

Edition: (7th printing)

Seller ID: 15H003

ISBN: 0809318954

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new except for faint spot on bottom edge of front cover. ""One of the saddest stories in the Lincoln family saga unfolds in detail…the 1875 jury trial to declare Mary Todd Lincoln insane and the role played in it by Robert Todd Lincoln, her firstborn and only surviving son..."" 203 indexed, annotated pages." View more info

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"Walter M. Miller, Jr.: A Bio-Biography (Bio-Bibliographies in American Literature, Book 3)"

By: Robertson & Battenfeld

Price: $42.95

Publisher: Greenwood Press, Greenwood Press: 1992

Seller ID: 7-5H016

ISBN: 031327651X

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new except for light corner crease to 5 pages. No dust jacket, as published. ""essential for those interested in... the elusive Miller (A Canticle for Leibowitz) and the history of science fiction."" Contains a full listing of his work and location of his short stories (magazine issue or anthology). 149 pages of detail." View more info

Eighth Moon: The True Story of a Young Girl's Life in Communist China

By: Sansan (as told to Bette Lord)

Price: $4.46

Publisher: NY, 1965

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 53P015

Condition: NEAR FINE

"Sansan was four when the Communists took Tientsin...seventeen when she left China in 1962. This is her story of the years between."" Tight, yellowed pages, clean for age, square. Appears unread." View more info

Police Secours ou les nouveaux mysteres de Paris

By: Simenon

Price: $49.95

Publisher: 1998

Seller ID: 20M001

ISBN: 0842053524

Condition: FINE

"As new - gift quality! Text in French. 93 Pages including ""Sentir les hommes"" (Jose-Louis Bocquet) +""Vie de Georges Simenon"" + ""Resperes bibliographiques""" View more info