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Ostinato

By: "Forets, Louis-Rene des"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: 1947

Seller ID: 3NT010

ISBN: 271522012X

Condition: FINE


"As new except for tiny corner bump. ""Le gris argent du matin, l'architecture des arbres perdus dans l'essaim de leurs feuilles."" Text in French." View more info

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The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's quest

By: "Forna, Aminatta"

Price: $14.18

Publisher: NY, 2003

Edition: (Advance Proof)

Seller ID: 53T031

ISBN: 0871138654

Condition: FINE


"""As Sierra Leone faced its future as a fledgling democracy, Mohamed Forna was a new star in the political firmament"" His daughter tells his story. As new-gift quality!" View more info

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Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

By: "Fox, Michael J."

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Hyperion:

Seller ID: 9781401310165

ISBN: 1401310168

Condition: GOOD


At the turn from our bedroom into the hallway, there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame. I can't help but catch a glimpse of myself as I pass. Turning fully toward the glass, I consider what I see. This reflected version of myself, wet, shaking, rumpled, pinched, and slightly stooped, would be alarming were it not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across my face. I would ask the obvious question, "What are you smiling about?" but I already know the answer: "It just gets better from here."-- from Always Looking Up View more info

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned

By: "Fox, Michael J."

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Hyperion:

Seller ID: 9781401323868

ISBN: 1401323863

Condition: very good


Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches--all with his trademark optimism, warmth, and humor.In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "life goes skidding sideways." He writes of coming to Los Angel... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Second Edition (Yale Nota Bene)

By: "Franklin, Benjamin"

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Yale University Press:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780300098587

ISBN: 0300098588

Condition: NEAR FINE


A classic of eighteenth-century American history and literature, Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography" has had an influence perhaps unequaled by any other book by an American writer. Written ostensibly as a letter to his son William, Franklin's "Autobiography" offers his reflections on philosophy and religion, politics, war, education, material success, and the status of women. Prepared by the editors of "The Papers of Benjamin Franklin," this edition is drawn with scrupulous care from the original manuscript in Franklin's handwriting now in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. T... View more info

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How to Be Alone: Essays

By: "Franzen, Jonathan"

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Picador:

Seller ID: 9780312422165

ISBN: 0312422164

Condition: GOOD


From the National Book Award-winning author of "The Corrections," a collection of essays that reveal him to be one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics While the essays in this collection range in subject matter from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each one wrestles with the essential themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civil life and private dignity; and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America. Reprinted here for the first time is Franzen's controversial l996 investigation of the fate of the Americ... View more info

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Women of Illusion: A Circus Family's History

By: "Frega, Donnalee"

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St Martins Pr:

Seller ID: 9780312177188

ISBN: 0312177186

Condition: very good


The lure of the circus that tempts every child has always seemed a world of never-ending fun. But Women of Illusion is a circus tale like none you've ever heard. Seldom do you come across insiders who have left the circus and are willing to tell their stories; Women of Illusion presents just such a tale. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Betty Huber, the eighty-year-old matriarch of the Cirkus Brumbach, and painstaking research into the history and culture of the circus, Donnalee Frega narrates a fascinating story of one circus family, the Hubers. Just as the circus audience only s... View more info

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The Notebooks of Robert Frost

By: "Frost, Robert (Robert Faggen, ed.)"

Price: $13.75

Publisher: "Cambridge, MA", HARVARD UNIV PR: 2009

Seller ID: 17H002

ISBN: 067403466X

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new except for slight curl to front cover and 3 pages with folded corners. ""an inveterate note-taker penning thousands of intense aphoristic thoughts, observations, and meditations…unprecedented insight into Frost's complex and often highly contradictory thinking about poetics, politics, education, psychology, science, and religion..."" 810 annotated, indexed pages. Oversized and heavy, may require additional postage for Priority or International shipping." View more info

Grace: La Dama y los Milagros

By: "Fuller, Elizabeth"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: "Danbury, CT", 1986

Seller ID: 80T025

ISBN: 0939241536

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new except for slight curl. 126 pages (8.25 x5.25""). Text in Portuguese. ""La autora, Elizabeth Fuller, una mujer de mente esceptica, despues de pasar un ano con Grace, obervando de cerca dopcenas de curas inexplicables y extraordinarios ' milagros', termino por lo menos algo convencida de lo que habio presemciado.""" View more info

Marietta Wetherill: Reflections on Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon

By: "Gabriel, Kathryn"

Price: $29.95

Publisher: "Boulder, CO", 1992

Seller ID: 01H013

ISBN: 1555660908

Condition: FINE/ Near Fine


"As new except for mark from sticker removal inside front cover. DJ has shelfwear to edges. ""In the years after she moved to Chaco Canyon in 1897 with her husband Richard…who had previously discovered the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde... Marietta Weatherill got to know the Navajos probably as intimately as a white person could...In 1953 (she) told the story of her life to a newspaper reporter who recorded it...bequeathing a priceless historical treasure to the future..."" 242 pages with bibliography, 9.25x6.25"" (23.5x15.9cm)." View more info

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Peace: The Words and Inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi (Me-We)

By: "Gandhi, Mahatma"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts:

Seller ID: 9781598422429

ISBN: 1598422421

Condition: very good


PEACE: The Words and Inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi is part of the new Me We book series from Blue Mountain ArtsA(R). Inspired by the life and philosophy of one of the 20th centuryas most remarkable humanitarians, this book combines compelling photographs of Gandhi with quotations from his most inspiring speeches and writings to capture the true essence of his timeless messages of peace, equality, and love. The book also includes an in-depth biographical essay by South African writer/novelist Mike Nicol and an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. View more info

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Billy F. Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead

By: "Gibbons, Billy F (as told to Todd Vickers)(David Perry, photos)"

Price: $35.95

Publisher: "St. Paul, MN", 2005

Seller ID: 7-2Y004

ISBN: 0760322694

Condition: FINE


"As new - gift quality! Faintest shelfwear to dust jacket. ""Billy F Gibbons, be-shaded axe-man extraordinaire from ZZ TOP and certified Texas Grade-A gearhead...a noted collector whose own designs have manifested themselves in his cars and in hundreds of mind-bending custom guitars. "" 191 indexed pages illustrated throughout with personal photos, band photos and car photos.11x12x1""" View more info

The Journals of Andre Gide - Volume III 1928-1939

By: "Gide, Andre (Justin O'Brien, trans.)"

Price: $11.95

Publisher: NY, 1949

Edition: (1st American edition)

Seller ID: 4-9H004

Condition: GOOD- / Fair dj


"Tight, bright, clean and square. Blue cloth with gilt, but gilt on spine is mostly worn away. Gift inscription on first free page. Faint age soil to exterior page edges. Unclipped dust jacket is present but age soiled, tattered along edged and folds and tape repaired on inside." View more info

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The Last American Man

By: "Gilbert, Elizabeth"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books:

Seller ID: 9780142002834

ISBN: 0142002836

Condition: GOOD


Finalist for the National Book Award 2002In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains. For more than two decades he has lived there, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he has trapped, and trying to convince Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. To Gilbert, Conway's mythical ch... View more info

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"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia"

By: "Gilbert, Elizabeth"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143118428

ISBN: 0143118420

Condition: GOOD


This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and ... View more info

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Committed: A Love Story

By: "Gilbert, Elizabeth"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143118701

ISBN: 0143118706

Condition: GOOD


The #1 "New York Times" bestselling follow-up to "Eat, Pray, Love"--an intimate and erudite celebration of love. At the end of her memoir "Eat, Pray, Love," Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal love, but also swore (as skittish divorce survivors) never to marry. However, providence intervened in the form of a U.S. government ultimatum: get married, or Felipe could never enter America again. Told with Gilbert's trademark humor and intelligence, this fascinating meditation on compatibility and fidelity chronicles Gilbert's com... View more info

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Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story

By: "Gillies, Isabel"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Scribner:

Seller ID: 9781439126622

ISBN: 1439126623

Condition: GOOD


Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life--a handsome, intelligent, loving husband who was a professor; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house in their Midwestern college town; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, the life Isabel had made crumbled. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. "Happens every day," said a friend. Far from a self-pitying diatribe, "Happens Every Day "reads like an intimate conversation between friends. It is a dizzyingly can-did, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive stor... View more info

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Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless

By: "Gilman, Susan Jane"

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing:

Seller ID: 9780446679497

ISBN: 0446679496

Condition: GOOD


- Kiss My Tiara, the author's previous book, was published as a Warner trade paperback original in 2/01, netting over 100,000 copies.- Hypocrite in A Pouffy White Dress will speak to the same intelligent 20- to 30-something female audiences that loved the bestsellers The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club (Villard, 2002) and The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing (Viking Press, 1999).- The author is a humor columnist for Hues magazine and commentator on World News Radio. She has appeared on the Today Show, Men Are From Mars, and Iyanla, and was featured in USA Today, Ms., Bust, and Gl... View more info

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Allen Ginsberg in America: With a New Introduction by the Author

By: "Ginsberg, Allen, Kramer, Jane"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Fromm Intl:

Seller ID: 9780880641890

ISBN: 0880641894

Condition: GOOD


Rare, intimate glimpses of the master poet at the height of his charisma and infamy. View more info

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The Light in the Window

By: "Goulding, June"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Ebury Press:

Seller ID: 9780091902056

ISBN: 0091902053

Condition: GOOD


In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run by the Sacred Heart nuns. What she witnessed there was to haunt her for the next fifty years. It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. A place where women picked grass by hand and tarred roads whilst heavily pregnant. Where they were denied any contact with the outside world; denied basic medical treatment and abused for their 'sins'; where, after the birth, they were forced into hard labour in the convent for three years. But worst of all was that the young women were expected to ra... View more info