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"Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity"

By: "Boo, Katherine"

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks:

Seller ID: 9780812979329

ISBN: 081297932X

Condition: NEW

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle clas... View more info

A Street Lamp and the Stars: The Autobiography of Don Borrelli of Naples

By: "Borelli, Father Mario (Anthony Thorne)"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "Tadworth, England", 1968

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 23T008

Condition: GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean, slight tilt. Underlining of nicknames (and English translation) which have also been written in a list on the free page at the back. Occasional marks in margins. Owner's name stamp inside cover and on first title page. Includes a postcard (unused) from Casa dello Scugnizzo. A World War II Naples..""into the streets in order to get to know the hundreds of homeless urchins...while his volunteer assistants were preparing the House of Urchins - Casa dello Scugnizzo..."" Catches you from the first paragraph and leads you through post... View more info

Save Karyn: One Shopaholic's Journey to Debt and Back

By: "Bosnak, Karyn"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks:

Seller ID: 9780060558192

Condition: GOOD

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The Way Home

By: "Bradley, Ernestine"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Anchor:

Seller ID: 9781400076062

ISBN: 1400076064

Condition: very good

Growing up in Bavaria during World War II, Ernestine Bradley came to know wartime dislocations and food shortages, along with the challenges of taking care of her siblings while her mother was ill. The men of her hometown were away at war, but their absence created an exciting unexpected freedom-a freedom she sought again at 21 when she became a stewardess, moved to New York and went on to marry a shy basketball star who played for the New York Knicks. Yet the paradoxes of her childhood shaped Bradley's life. Her hard-won discipline helped her maintain a full-time career as a professor whi... View more info

I Remember

By: "Brainard, Joe (Ron Padgett, afteword)"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: NY, 1995

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 7-4T012

ISBN: 0140245219

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"As new except for 4 pages with tiny dog-ears and faintest age soil to exterior page edges. ""Joe Brainard's memories of growing up in the '40s and '50s have universal appeal. He catalogues his past in terms of fashion and fads, public events and private fantasies, with such honesty and accuracy and in such abundance that, sooner or later, his history coincides with ours, and we are hooked.""" View more info

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My Booky Wook

By: "Brand, Russell"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 9780340936177

ISBN: 0340936177

Condition: very good

In 2006 Russell Brand exploded onto the international comedy scene. He has been named Time Out's Comedian of the Year, Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards, and Most Stylish Man by GQ's Men. His UK stand-up tour was sold out and his BBC Radio 6 show became a cult phenomenon, the second most popular podcast of the year. Before the fame, however, Russell's life was anything but glamorous. His father left when he was three months old, he was bulimic at age 12, and began drinking heavily and taking drugs by age 16. He regularly visited prostitutes in Soho, began cutting himself, took drugs o... View more info

Judgment Day: My Years With Ayn Rand

By: "Branden, Nathaniel"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Avon Books (P):

Seller ID: 9780380711277

ISBN: 0380711273

Condition: GOOD

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By: "Breton, Andre"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: 1975

Seller ID: 84P002

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, light age soil to exterior, tilted. Single reading crease on spine and slight wear to exterior corners. Diary. Illustrated with black and white photos. Text in French." View more info

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By: "Brierley, Saroo"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NAL:

Seller ID: 9780399584695

ISBN: 0399584692

Condition: GOOD

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Virginia Woolf: an Inner Life

By: "Briggs, Julia"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harvest:

Seller ID: 9780156032292

ISBN: 0156032295

Condition: very good

Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid, dedicated to her art. Yet most writing about her still revolves around her social life and the Bloomsbury set. In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the center of Woolf's life, reads that life through her work, and mines the novels themselves to create a compelling new form of biography. Analyzing Woolf's own commen-tary on the creative process through her letters, diaries, and essays, Julia Briggs has produced a book that is a convincing, m... View more info

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She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me

By: "Brockes, Emma"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143125365

ISBN: 0143125362

Condition: GOOD

"One of those memoirs that remind you why you liked memoirs in the first place... It has the density of a very good novel... As you do with the best writers, you feel lucky to be in Ms. Brockes's company." --Dwight Garner, "The New York Times" A chilling work of psychological suspense and forensic memoir, "She Left Me the Gun" is a tale of true transformation: the story of a young woman who reinvented herself so completely that her previous life seemed simply to vanish, and of a daughter who transcends her mother's fears and reclaims an abandoned past. "One day I will tell you the st... View more info

Julien Green

By: "Brodin, Pierre"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", 1957

Seller ID: 97P019

Condition: VERY GOOD

"Tight, yellowed pages, clean interior, light age soil to exterior, faint curl. Sunned spine. Text in French. " View more info

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Manchild in the Promised Land

By: "Brown, Claude"

Price: $2.50

Seller ID: 9780684864181

ISBN: 0684864185

Condition: GOOD

"Manchild in the Promised Land" is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem -- the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and n... View more info

"Anne Bonny, Pirate Queen: The True Saga of a Fabulous Female Buccaneer)"

By: "Brown, Douglas"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: "Derby, CT", 1962

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 1NP002

Condition: GOOD+

"Appears unread but has slight corner bumps to outside corners. Tight, light age tanning of pages, clean except for faint age soil to cover edges, slight curl and tilt. Owner's stamp on front cover. Number written on first free page. ""Anne and Jim (Bonny) shipped out with the notorious Captain Blackbeard, raiding, killing and looting, and establishing their reputations as free-booters who would stop at nothing in their quest for wealth and adventure..."" 138 pages." View more info

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Nurses : The Human Touch


Price: $4.00

Publisher: N/A:

Seller ID: 9780804108003

ISBN: 0804108005

Condition: GOOD

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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

By: "Bryant, Anita "

Price: $7.29

Publisher: "Old Tappan, NJ", 1972

Edition: (2nd printing)

Seller ID: 48P061

Condition: FINE

"""This glorious entertainer tells with extraordinary hum and truth her own story: a small-town girl who became a hard-working performer, a devoted wife and mother, and an active witnessing Christian."" Age yellowing to interior and faint wear to 1 edge of cover. Clean, tight, bright and square. Appears unread." View more info

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"Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit)"

By: "Bryant, Jennifer Fisher"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: "Grand Rapids, MI", 1997

Edition: (1st ediiton)

Seller ID: 09H006

ISBN: 0802851096

Condition: FINE/Fine

"As new - gift quality! Biography of the ""Trappist monk who became one of America's most compelling spiritual figures…" View more info

A Quest for Alaskan Gold from Eagle to Nome

By: "Brye, Don"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "La Crosse, WI", 1988

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 11T005

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean (2 spots on cover), curled. Rubbing and dents on covers and slight nick on top edge. The author's story of his trip to find gold in Alaska in 1980 illustrated with photos and sketches. 162 pages." View more info

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

By: "Bryson, Bill"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Broadway Books:

Seller ID: 9780767919371

ISBN: 0767919378

Condition: GOOD

From one of the world's most beloved writers and "New York Times" bestselling author of "One Summer," a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up w... View more info

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: Travels through My Childhood

By: "Bryson, Bill"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: "Black Swan Books, Limited":

Seller ID: 9780552772549

ISBN: 0552772542

Condition: GOOD

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