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"Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism (Vintage)"

By: "Grandin, Temple"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780307739582

ISBN: 0307739589

Condition: GOOD


Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism--because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectivies of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to functio... View more info

"Life, Death and Everything in Between: A Paramedic's Memoirs"

By: "Grayson, Steven ""Kelly"""

Price: $79.95

Publisher: 2005

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 63X002

ISBN: 1887321047

Condition: FINE


As new - gift quality! The real life of a paramedic told in a series of short stories. Larger print type face. View more info

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Autobiography of a Face

By: "Grealy, Lucy"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060569662

ISBN: 0060569662

Condition: very good


"I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life. The fact that I had cancer seemed minor in comparison."At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly candid memoir, Grealy tells her story of great suffering and remarkable s... View more info

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Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father's Story of Love and Madness (Vintage)

By: "Greenberg, Michael"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780307473547

ISBN: 0307473546

Condition: GOOD


A "TIME "BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Hurry Down Sunshine is an extraordinary family story and a memoir of exceptional power. In it, Michael Greenberg recounts in vivid detail the remarkable summer when, at the age of fifteen, his daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. It is a tale of a family broken open, then painstakingly, movingly stitched together again. Among Greenberg's unforgettabl... View more info

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The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island

By: "Greenlaw, Linda"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hyperion:

Seller ID: 9780786885916

ISBN: 0786885912

Condition: GOOD


After 17 years at sea, Linda Greenlaw decided it was time to take a break from being a swordboat captain, the career that would earn her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and a portrayal in the subsequent film. Greenlaw decided to move back home, to a tiny island seven miles off the Maine coast. There, she would pursue a simpler life as a lobsterman, find a husband, and settle down. But all doesn't go as planned. The lobsters refuse to crawl out from under their rocks and into the traps she and her father have painstakingly set. Fellow islanders draw her into bizarre int... View more info

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Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis

By: "Gresham, Douglas H."

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HarperOne:

Seller ID: 9780060634476

ISBN: 0060634472

Condition: GOOD


Including the True Story of the Remarkable Love Affair between Joy Davidman and C. S. LewisThere has probably never been a less likely couple: she, an American divorcee and the mother of two young boys; he, an Oxford don and confirmed bachelor who inhabited an eccentric household with his brother, a retired Royal Army major. Yet the relationship of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, portrayed in this moving autobiography by her son Douglas Gresham, was destined to become of the most deeply moving love stories of our time. View more info

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"Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Adie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868 "

By: "Griffin, Farah Jasmine"

Price: $8.95

Publisher: NY, 1999

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 9NX003

ISBN: 0679451285

Condition: VERY GOOD+/Near Fien


"Ex-library, as new except for expected markings. DJ also has library markings, under the plastic cover. ""A riveting collection of letters, written at the time of the Civil War, that chronicle the lives of two African-American women from New England: one who went to the South to found a school, the other a domestic servant who stayed in the North, in New York and New England.""" View more info

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Black Like Me

By: "Griffin, John Howard"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: NY, ©1976

Edition: (updated

Seller ID: 90P020

ISBN: 0451163176

Condition: FINE


"As new, unread but has a faint hinge crease. ""What was it like, really like, to be a black in the Deep South? Novelist John Howard Griffin darkened his skin and set out to discover by personal experience the night side of American life."" ""done at the very end of 1959, before the first ""freedom marches"" or any other manifestation of national concern about racial injustice.""" View more info

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Jean Sibelius and His World

By: "Grimley, Daniel M. (ed.)"

Price: $30.95

Publisher: "Princeton, NJ", PRINCETON UNIV PR: 2011

Seller ID: 7-3H005

ISBN: 0691152810

Condition: FINE


As new - gift quality! Unread. 15 annotated essays on Finland's greatest 20th century composer: the man and his music. 370 indexed pages. View more info

Conversations with Capote

By: "Grobel, Lawrence James A. Michener, foreword)"

Price: $8.95

Publisher: NY, 1985

Edition: (1st printing)

Seller ID: 09H014

ISBN: 0453004946

Condition: FINE/Fine


"As new except for slight tilt in fine unclipped Dust Jacket. ""extraordinary conversations, recorded over the last two years of Truman Capote's life, the genius that elevated talk to art and gossip to literature lives on…""" View more info

George Grosz: An Autobiography (Original title: Ein kleines Ja ein grosses Nein)

By: "Grosz, George"

Price: $32.95

Publisher: NY, 1983

Edition: (1st English edition)

Seller ID: 01H030

ISBN: 0025458302

Condition: FINE/Near Fine


"As new except for shadow of sticker inside front cover. DJ shows faint age soil to cream background and light shelfwear to edges. ""autobiography by one of the twentieth century's greatest satirical artists…a graphic portrait of Germany in chaos after the Treaty of Versailles...a memoir of a remarkable artist's development..."" 312 pages with illustrations, 9.25x6.25"" (23.5x15.9cm)." View more info

Jeanne dite jeanne d'arc

By: "Guillemin, Henri"

Price: $29.95

Publisher: France, 1970

Seller ID: 35T007

Condition: VERY GOOD+/ dj VG


"Tight, bright, clean interior, age toning to top exterior edges and sunning to dust jacket spine, square. Small rubbing and chipping to top edge of dust jacket spine. 3/4"" tear on bottom edge of spine hinge on both dj and book. Controversial biography of Joan of Arc which made her too human for some people's tastes. Text in French. 256 pages. " View more info

Blessings in Disguise

By: "Guiness, Alec"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: NY, 1986

Edition: (1st American edition)

Seller ID: 6-1H003

ISBN: 0394552377

Condition: VERY GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean and square. Faintest foxing on exterior page ends. Blue paper-covered boards with 1/4 lavender cloth with silver gilt lettering. The unclipped dust jacket is clean and crisp but missing a 3/8"" square chip at bottom of the back cover. 238 indexed pages. Described by the London Times as ""The wittiest, most elegant memoir to come out of the theatre in years.""" View more info

Bound for Glory

By: "Guthrie, Woody (Woody Guthrie, illus.)"

Price: $26.95

Publisher: NY, 1960

Seller ID: 32P001

Condition: GOOD+


"Tight, clean interior, age soiled exterior, slight tilt. Cover drawing by Guthrie with green border. Autobiography ""the story he knew when he was a young man in the 1920s and 1930s"" the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, the source of much of his legacy of follksong. 353 pages." View more info

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The Soong Sisters

By: "Hahn, Emily"

Price: $5.95

Publisher: 2003

Seller ID: 5-6T006

ISBN: 0759253412

Condition: GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean, tilted spine. 1 folded page corner plus light corner bumps. 1 page with underlining and notes on the blank page facing the back cover. 301 pages. "" the story of China through both world wars...chronicles the changes to Shanghai as they relate to a very eccentric family that had the courage to speak out against the ruling regime.""" View more info

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Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

By: "Hakakian, Roya"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Broadway Books:

Seller ID: 9780609810309

ISBN: 0609810308

Condition: GOOD


From the Hardcover "We stormed every classroom, inscribed our slogans on the blackboard . . . Never had mayhem brought more peace. All our lives we had been taught the virtues of behaving, and now we were discovering the importance of misbehaving. Too much fear had tainted our days. Too many afternoons had passed in silence, listening to a fanatic's diatribes. We were rebelling because we were not evil, we had not sinned, and we knew nothing of the apocalypse. . . . This was 1979, the year that showed us we could make our own destinies. We were rebelling because rebelling was all we could ... View more info

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"Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board"

By: "Hamilton, Bethany, Bundschuh, Rick"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MTV:

Seller ID: 9781416503460

ISBN: 1416503463

Condition: very good


They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing not even the loss of her arm could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark s stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: Get to the beach.... And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was When can I surf again? it became clear that her spirit and ... View more info

"Den Fordums Pomp Og Pragt Som Svandt: En Engelsk Diplomats Erindringer (Original title: The Vanished Pomps of Yesteryear, being some Random Reminiscences of a British Diplomat)"

By: "Hamilton, Frederick Spencer"

Price: $21.95

Publisher: "Kristiania (Oslo), Norway", 1923

Seller ID: 2NT004

Condition: VERY GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean and square. Slight softening to spine ends and slight inward curl of cover corners. No dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine and front. Text block with marbled edges. Colored insert of title page which appears to duplicate original dust jacket. Owner's name and what appears to be the illustration from the original dust jacket glued onto the first free page. 258 pages. Text in Norwegian. ""Hamilton's anecdotal record of years spent in diplomatic life, particularly at Petrograd. Partial Contents: Special Mission to Rome; Easygoing Austri... View more info

Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin

By: "Hamlin, Charles Eugene"

Price: $34.95

Publisher: "Cambridge, MA", 1899

Seller ID: 5-7X003

Condition: FAIR


"Text block is tight but hinges are cracked on end papers in both front and back. Navy blue faille covers, with designs and lettering in gilt on front and spine and embossed on back cover are clean and unfaded but frayed on spine ends and rubbed on corners.. Pages are clean with faintest age tanning and gilt top edge. No dust jacket. 625 indexed, annotated pages, with 17 plates (all present) including group pages with cameo portraits of: Anti-Slavery Leaders of Congress of 1845 (Brinkerhoff, Rathbun, Hale, Adams, King & Wilmot); Early Associates in the Senate (Clay, Calhoun, Webster, Dav... View more info

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I'll Have What She's Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting (Vintage Contemporaries Original)

By: "Harrington, Rebecca"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9781101872437

ISBN: 1101872438

Condition: GOOD


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