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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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"Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge"

By: "Woodhead, Lindy"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks:

Seller ID: 9780812985047

ISBN: 0812985044

Condition: GOOD

If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge's. Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field's in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. At the turn of the twentieth century he brought his own American dream to London's Oxford Street where, in 1909, with a massive burst of publicity, Harry opened Selfridge's, England's first tru... 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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Yeager: An Autobiography

By: "Yeager, Chuck"

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: 9780553256741

ISBN: 0553256742

Condition: GOOD

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

By: "Yousafzai, Malala"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books:

Seller ID: 9780316322423

ISBN: 0316322423

Condition: GOOD

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Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

By: "Yunus, Muhammad"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs:

Seller ID: 9781586481988

ISBN: 1586481983

Condition: GOOD

Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. Grameen Bank, based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a fortunate few, now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans to more than two million f... View more info

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Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

By: "Zailckas, Koren"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143036470

ISBN: 0143036475

Condition: GOOD

Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas's story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics--yet--but who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment.With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiate... View more info

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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A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal

By: Asne Seierstad

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books:

Seller ID: 9780465076017

ISBN: 0465076017

Condition: very good

For one hundred and one days Asne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Baghdad. Always in search of a story far less obvious than the American military invasion, Seierstad brings to life the world behind the headlines in this compelling- and heartbreaking-account of her time among the people of Iraq. From the moment she first arrived in Baghdad on a ten-day visa, she was determined to unearth the modern secrets of an ancient place and to find out how the Iraqi people really... 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