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Hayduke Lives!, Abbey, Edward
1 Abbey, Edward Hayduke Lives!
Boston Little, Brown & Company 1990 0316004111 / 9780316004114 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. ; Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. We first met George Washington Hayduke in THE MONKEY WRENCH GANG. As advertised, he was a wilderness avenger, industrial development saboteur, nighttime troublemaker and barroom brawler. No wonder he was last seen clinging to a cliff, under fire from air and ground. Presumed dead by those who stalked him, whereabouts unknown to those who knew him, Hayduke lives -- and he does it with the same fiery vengeance and inspired scheming that made him the hero of eco-warriors everywhere. When he appears this time, it's to take on Goliath, the worlds' largest mobile earth-moving machine, now munching its way through the desert in search of toothsome minerals. This superb sequel to The Monkey Wrench Gang, the novel that was called 'ribald, outrageous, and, in fact, scandalous' by Smithsonian, is finally available in paperback. Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret and 'wilderness avenger,' was last seen hanging from a cliff, under fire from both a helicopter and a posse. Now he's back, fighting against the despoilers of the earth. Read More Show Less Editorial Reviews Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly A posthumous sequel to the cult classic The Monkey Wrench Gang, unhappily, not the finest of farewells from a very original American writer. It is the sort of sequel that picks up all the characters years later; most of them -- Doc, Bonnie, even Seldom Seen Smith -- have more or less settled into respectability after their wild outrages against developers and ruiners of the Great Outdoors. Then along comes GOLIATH, the Giant Earth Mover, about to trample another precious wild canyon, and the fiercest of the old gang, George Hayduke, brings his friends unwillingly out of retirement for the biggest caper of their lives. It's ditzy, entertaining stuff, and Abbey, as always, strikes wonderful grace notes off the landscapes he loves. But the characters are a yard high, and the dialogue the sort that appears in bubbles over people's heads. Naturally the G. E. M. Bites the dust, but in the course of the environmentalists' coup a man gets killed, contradicting what used to be the whole point of Abbey's writing: only machines died. This time out, his work seems a little sour and tired. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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Women like Us, Abeel, Erica
2 Abeel, Erica Women like Us
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 1994 039562150X / 9780395621509 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. ; Book Description Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Women Like Us traces the lives of four women from their undergraduate days at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1950s through the colorful and varied histories of their boyfriends, jobs, husbands, children, divorces, friendships, rivalries, failures, and successes to the present. It is a novel brimming with the lives of a group of women caught between two generations: too restless for the pieties of the fifties, too early for the revolution of the sixties. In rejecting Ben for the beautiful but feckless Gerrit, Daisy establishes a pattern of "all for love" that, despite her talent and intelligence, will haunt her life. Gina, the class square, focuses on her career rather than love. Franca's marriage collapses under the weight of children and her husband's experimentation with open marriage. Delphine, the leader of the clique, astonishes all by marrying before her graduation. Women Like Us captures the lives of a generation of women who at thirty were overtaken by the feminist revolution, when all the rules changed, and who have been running to catch up ever since. In the tradition of Marilyn French, Erica Jong, Judith Rossner, and Gail Godwin, Erica Abeel has written an unforgettable story; in it, every woman is sure to recognize something of her own life. They met at Sarah Lawrence College, at a time when the world seemed to shine with possibility--beautiful Delphine, talented Daisy, practical Gina and gentle Franca. Four women determined to defy convention--to lead glorious lives and build careers, and never stand in a man's shadow. Which one of them will make stunning sacrifices in the name of love? Read More Show Less Editorial Reviews Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly Smart, snappy and compulsively readable, Abeel's first novel (her columns were collected in I'll Call You Tomorrow ) traces the lives of four women in the class of 1958 at Sarah Lawrence College through three decades of social upheaval and personal angst. The four consider themselves rebels at college because they plan to ignore the prevalent '50s attitude that a woman is fulfilled only through marriage. Though each covets a career in the arts, they unconsciously define themselves mainly through their amorous encounters and search for permanent relationships. Delphine, the flamboyant leader of the group, is the first to be betrayed by sexual longing; she marries early, to a self-obsessed architect, and later turns down her dream job as editor-in-chief of a publishing company to follow her husband to Texas. Daisy abandons her plan to be a dancer in favor of writing a novel, but mistakes in love and the need to earn a living and support her children thwart her ambitions. Franca chooses marriage over other options twice, stealing the man who loves Daisy in the process. Ironically, the least talented of them, mouselike, insecure Ginny Goldberg, remakes herself as Gina Gold and becomes a TV celebrity. This silent generation are ``the casualties of history'': having predated the feminist revolution, some of them later buy the promises of women's lib, falling out of marriage into poverty and complete dislocation. Writing with wit and perception, Abeel makes her characters' parallel lives an absorbing saga of heartaches and successes (though she earns shock value at the expense of credibility when some events slide into melodrama.); 6.19 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.24 (d); 396 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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The Burying Field, Abel, Kenneth
3 Abel, Kenneth The Burying Field
New York Putnam Adult 2002 0399147969 / 9780399147968 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. When four white teenagers desecrate an old slave burying ground, racial tensions explode and Danny Chaisson finds himself on the wrong side of a bitter struggle over land, power, and memory in a small Louisiana town. Hired by a wealthy real estate developer to protect his interest in a valuable piece of property, Danny discovers that even the past can't stay buried for long in the rich soil of the bayou country. As the violence spreads and more bodies surface, only Danny's determination to dig up this region's bloody past can stop a cycle of fear and hatred that seems as old as the land itself. With compelling characters and dead-on dialogue, The Burying Field is an enthralling crime novel. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly In the second of his series featuring attorney Danny Chaisson (after 2000's Cold Steel Rain) , Abel vividly evokes a Louisiana setting contemporary New Orleans in transition and its less progressive outlying areas. "This ain't the Old South," says developer Michael Tournier when he hires Danny as a "political consultant." But Danny learns that the New South is still beholden to its past, especially in St. Tammany Parish, where justice is slow for an old black man who was attacked by high school kids and lies in a coma waiting to die. He was trying to discourage the boys from desecrating a slave graveyard, a forgotten plot of land that is now the center of contention. Protests over the destruction of the graveyard, which doesn't appear on the parish maps, has effectively halted the building of a high-end residential/retail project that would have brought jobs and tax income to the area. Danny befriends the victim's wife and her grandson, pulls strings to get the State Historical Commission to evaluate the site and help protect it, and conducts his own investigation into the attack. When the archaeologist at the "burying field" uncovers the remains of a young woman missing since the 1970s, Danny has yet another death to look into, while the local authorities have a reason to dig up the entire plot, since it's now a crime scene. Abel's memorable, true-to-life characters play out a taut, multileveled story. His ability to paint his milieu with such depth and texture bodes well for future volumes in this series. ; 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches; 291 pages 
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The Translator, Aboulela, Leila
4 Aboulela, Leila The Translator
US Birlinn, Limited 2004 074866257X / 9780748662579 First Edition (?); First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. ; Book Description American readers were introduced to the award-winning Sudanese author Leila Aboulela with Minaret, a delicate tale of a privileged young African Muslim woman adjusting to her new life as a maid in London. Now, in The Translator, Aboulela's first novel, we step back to her extraordinarily assured debut about a widowed Muslim mother living in Aberdeen who falls in love with a Scottish secular academic. Sammar is a Sudanese widow working as an Arabic translator at a Scottish university. Since the sudden death of her husband, her young son has gone to live with family in Khartoum, leaving Sammar alone in cold, gray Aberdeen, grieving and isolated. But when she begins to translate for Rae, a Scottish Islamic scholar, the two develop a deep friendship that awakens in Sammar all the longing for life she has repressed. As Rae and Sammar fall in love, she knows they will have to address his lack of faith in all that Sammar holds sacred. An exquisitely crafted meditation on love, both human and divine, The Translator is ultimately the story of one woman's courage to stay true to her beliefs, herself, and her newfound love. Read More Show Less Editorial Reviews Kaiama L. Glover Sammar and Rae's story is one of division and difference, and of those miraculous places of intersection like love. For both characters, love means having someone to tell their stories to, without fear. It means effacing the boundaries of language, of nation, of religion -- all no more than "data that fills forms." In other words, love translates. It can be that simple, Aboulela suggests. And by the end of this novel, she almost has you believing it.; Trade PB; 5.12 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.53 (d); 184 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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Giving Up America, Abraham, Pearl
5 Abraham, Pearl Giving Up America
New York RIVERHEAD BOOKS/PENGUIN PUTNAM 1998 151732212X / 9781517322120 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. ; Book Description Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Pearl Abraham's critically acclaimed first novel, The Romance Reader, follows a Hasidic girl caught between the strictures of tradition and the yearnings of her own heart. In her second book, the author tells a different kind of coming-of-age story: Giving Up America charts with heartbreaking assurance the disintegration of a marriage and the loss of faith that inevitably results. Like Abraham's first young heroine, Deena Binet grew up in a strict but loving Hasidic household. Yet when her family returned to Israel after a few years in the United States, Deena stayed behind, and since then has become nothing if not American. She works in advertising, learns to wear jeans and prides herself on remembering the names of rock bands. Even when she marries an Orthodox Jew, she does so against her father's wishes. A Hasidic scholar, he sees that the sum of the Hebrew letters of the couple's names equals the numerical value of the Hebrew word for pain, "which is what this marriage will bring you." Although her husband, Daniel, keeps kosher and observes the Sabbath, he does so "mechanically," with none of the joy that marked Deena's childhood religious celebrations: "What did remain were the things she couldn't do." Nonetheless, they have been together for seven years before trouble appears. In this case, trouble takes the form of a leggy blonde temp from Daniel's office, a Southern-accented would-be Miss America named Jill. She is, they agree, "fun," in a way none of their other friends are. Together with Jill and her friend Ann the couple tries skiing, takes up dancing--and then Daniel falls in love. As their relationship falls apart, so too does Daniel's attachments to the forms of his faith. He breaks the Sabbath, stops wearing his yarmulke, and starts eating shellfish: "He'd accept no burdens, not Jewishness, not marriage." Faced with the impending breakup, Deena must decide whether to retreat back into her past or forward into an unknowable future. Abraham's clear-eyed, unsentimental novel is, more than anything else, about that choice: between the safety of childhood and the uncertainty of independence, between the religious life and the secular world. Flying over the ocean on her way to visit her parents, Deena dreams of a ship with Daniel and all her American friends on it, pulling away and leaving her floating alone in the waves: "She had to save her strength and learn to live in the water. She would become a fish." In Giving Up America, Pearl Abraham draws a subtle and compassionate portrait of marriage, divorce, and a woman at sea. --Mary Park --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Editorial Reviews Abraham's first novel, The Romance Reader (LJ 7/95) , was a word-of-mouth hit, attracting readers with its unusual tale of a young girl's rebellion against her Hasidic family. In Giving Up America, another young Hasidic woman is also caught between the traditions of her upbringing and the secular American world in which she chooses to live. When Deena decides to marry Daniel, a modern Orthodox Jew, her father predicts that the marriage is doomed. As the novel opens, the young couple, married for seven years, are restoring their newly purchased Brooklyn house. Everything seems idyllic, but when Daniel brings home two co-workers, Jill and Ann, the tiny cracks opening in their marriage rupture into large fissures. Deena suspects Daniel of having an affair with Jill, the Southern shiksa. Abraham is most effective in depicting the daily irritations that can breed contempt and kill a marriage, but the last third of the novel feels rushed and contrived. And most of her characters are flat and sketchily drawn; in particular, Jill is a cliche, the Jewish male fantasy that Philip Roth has used to greater effect in his novels. Still, Abraham is a compelling storyteller. ; 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches; 309 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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Two winters and three summers, Abramov, Fedor
6 Abramov, Fedor Two winters and three summers
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1984 0151923000 / 9780151923007 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with few nicks or wear. Spine has no signs of creasing. Wear on dust jack is on edges. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. ; Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Language Notes Text: English, Russian (translation); 24 cm.; 381 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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The Lost Diary of Don Juan: An Account of the True Arts of Passion and the Perilous Adventure of Love, Abrams, Douglas Carlton
7 Abrams, Douglas Carlton The Lost Diary of Don Juan: An Account of the True Arts of Passion and the Perilous Adventure of Love
US Atria 2007 1416532501 / 9781416532507 Advanced reading copy; First Printing Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square with some minor wear on lower front cover. ; Book Description Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. It was a time of discovery and decadence, when life became a gamble and the gold that poured endlessly into the port of Sevilla devalued money, marriage, and love itself. In the midst of these treacherous times, Juan Tenorio is born and then abandoned in the barn of a convent. Raised secretly by the nuns, he learns to love and worship all women and wants nothing more than to be a priest, until he falls in love with one of the sisters. When their affair is discovered, Juan leaves the Church forever. He is soon recruited to be a spy by the powerful Marquis de la Mota, who teaches him to become the world's greatest libertine and seducer of women. But when he crosses swords with the most powerful man in the Empire, Don Juan must escape the murderous fury of the Inquisitor who battles all forms of debauchery, deviance, and heresy. It is after knowing countless women that he is convinced by the Marquis to keep a diary, and it is here within its pages that Don Juan reveals his greatest adventures and the Arts of Passion he mastered. But what finally compels him to confess everything and risk losing his life, livelihood, and honor is the most perilous adventure of all -- the irresistible fall into the madness of love with the only woman who could ever make him forget all others. ; Trade PB; 9.2 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches; 307 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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Arabian Jazz, Abu-Jaber, Diana
8 Abu-Jaber, Diana Arabian Jazz
US Harcourt 1993 0151078629 / 9780151078622 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. ; Book Description In a tribute to diverse cultures, Matussem and his family live in a poor, mostly white town in upstate New York, and he loves Arab folktales, American jazz standards, and--most of all, his daughters. A first novel. ; 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches; 374 pages 
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Crescent: A Novel, Abu-Jaber, Diana
9 Abu-Jaber, Diana Crescent: A Novel
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2004 0393325547 / 9780393325546 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Good+ 
Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square with slight usage wear on corners. ; Book Description "Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."--San Francisco ChronicleThirty-nine-year-old Sirine, never married, lives with a devoted Iraqi-immigrant uncle and an adoring dog named King Babar. She works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant, her passions aroused only by the preparation of food--until an unbearably handsome Arabic literature professor starts dropping by for a little home cooking. Falling in love brings Sirene's whole heart to a boil--stirring up memories of her parents and questions about her identity as an Arab American. Praised by critics from The New Yorker to USA Today for her first novel, Arabian Jazz ("an oracular tale that unfurls like gossamer"), Diana Abu-Jaber weaves with spellbinding magic a multidimensional love story set in the Arab-American community of Los Angeles. Written in a lush, lyrical style reminiscent of The God of Small Things, infused with the flavors and scents of Middle Eastern food, and spiced with history and fable, Crescent is a sensuous love story and a gripping tale of risk and commitment. Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review It's a positive relief to read a novel that treats Iraqis as real people. Diana Abu-Jaber's second novel, Crescent, is set in Los Angeles and peopled by immigrants and Iraqi-Americans. Thirty-nine-year-old, half-Arab Sirine is a chef in a Lebanese restaurant. Her uncle works at the university with Han, an Iraqi-born academic who begins frequenting Sirine's restaurant, drawn by her beauty and her exquisite cooking. Part of the book's charm is in its determination to impart the sheer glamour of Arabia, here personified in Han's face: "Sirine watches Han and for a moment it seems that she can actually see the ancient traces in Han's face, the quality of his gaze that seems to originate from a thousand-thousand years of watching the horizon--a forlorn, beautiful gazing, rich and more seductive than anything she has ever seen." Too, the book addresses head-on the one-dimensional view Americans possess of Iraq. I used to read about Baghdad in Arabian Nights," says one American character. "It was all about magic and adventurers. I thought that's what it was like there. And when I got older Baghdad turned into the stuff about war and bombs--the place on the TV set. I never thought about there being any kind of normal life there." As she falls more deeply in love with Han, Sirine discovers that part of being Iraqi now means learning to live with not knowing: not knowing where people have disappeared to, not knowing if your family is alive or dead. In the book's thrilling, romantic denouement, these lessons come perilously close to Sirine's Los Angeles home. Crescent brings alive a vibrant community of exiled academics, immigrants on the make, and optimistic souls looking for love.; Trade PB; 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches; 395 pages; Reading Group Guide at end of book. Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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10 Achebe, Chinua Home and Exile
Oxford, Oxford 2000 0195135067 / 9780195135060 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Contains library envelope in back of book. ; Book Description Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known--and best selling--novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not only Africa's troubled encounters with Europe but also the dark side of contemporary African political life. Now, in Home and Exile, Achebe reveals the man behind his powerful work. Here is an extended exploration of the European impact on African culture, viewed through the most vivid experience available to the author--his own life. It is an extended snapshot of a major writer's childhood, illuminating his roots as an artist. Achebe discusses his English education and the relationship between colonial writers and the European literary tradition. He argues that if colonial writers try to imitate and, indeed, go one better than the Empire, they run the danger of undervaluing their homeland and their own people. Achebe contends that to redress the inequities of global oppression, writers must focus on where they come from, insisting that their value systems are as legitimate as any other. Stories are a real source of power in the world, he concludes, and to imitate the literature of another culture is to give that power away. Home and Exile is a moving account of an exceptional life. Achebe reveals the inner workings of the human conscience through the predicament of Africa and his own intellectual life. It is a story of the triumph of mind, told in the words of one of this century's most gifted writers. Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review Based on three lectures distinguished Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe gave at Harvard University in 1998, this short but trenchant work does not pretend to be a full-fledged autobiography. Instead, Achebe makes forceful use of his personal experiences to examine the political nature of culture. Born in 1930, the son of a Christian convert, young Achebe received a privileged colonial education and "was entranced by the far-away and long-ago worlds of the stories [in English books like Treasure Island and Ivanhoe], so different from the stories of my home and childhood." Yet he and fellow university students indignantly rejected Anglo-Irishman Joyce Cary's highly praised novel Mister Johnson, which bore no resemblance to their knowledge of Nigerian life. This encounter "call[ed] into question my childhood assumption of the innocence of stories," Achebe comments, using scathing assessments of white Kenyan writer Elspeth Huxley and Indian/Caribbean expatriate V.S. Naipaul to remind us that all literature reflects its creators' beliefs and prejudices. Achebe is not an enemy of Western culture; he merely asserts Africans' right to their own perspective and their own art, as exemplified in works like his groundbreaking 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart. Though blunt, his argument is tempered by humor and a passionate belief in "the curative power of stories."; Ex-Library; 8 x 5 x 0.7 inches; 115 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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Illuminations: A novel, Aczel, Tamas
11 Aczel, Tamas Illuminations: A novel
New York Pantheon Books 1981 039451260X / 9780394512600 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. ; Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Arrested by the Hungarian police, Dr. George Feldheimer, dentist and former survivor of Nazi concentration camps, fascist torture, and Communist party purges discovers he is going blind. ; 9.2 x 6 x 1.5 inches; 375 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Adams, Douglas
12 Adams, Douglas The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
New York Del Rey 1997 0345418921 / 9780345418920 First Edition; Second Printing Paperback Fair 
Library book with library stickers on spine and bck cover. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons? Time for a cup of tea! Join the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his uncommon comrades in arms in their desperate search for a place to eat, as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability. Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a long-time friend and expert contributer to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who's gone native (her name is Trillian now) ; and Marvin, the moody android. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food speaks for itself (literally). Will they make it? The answer: hard to say. But bear in mind that The Hitchhiker's Guide deleted the term "Future Perfect" from its pages, since it was discovered not to be! Editorial Reviews From Library Journal Warning! This second volume in the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series is definitely not a standalone book. Enjoying, or even understanding, the continuing adventures of Earthling Arthur Dent, his strange pal Ford Prefect, and the very, very odd Zaphod Beeblebrox requires previous study and preparation. Confusion and possible insanity awaits the poor soul who tries to figure out the second title without having read the first. Arthur and Ford, having survived the destruction of Earth by surreptitiously hitching a ride on a Vogon constructor ship, have been kicked off that ship by its commander. Now they find themselves aboard a stolen Improbability Drive ship commanded by Beeblebrox, ex-president of the Imperial Galactic Government and full-time thief. Narrated by Adams, this production is a treat for fans of the late author and others who enjoy British comedy. Be sure to buy all five parts of the "Hitchhiker" series or your patrons will storm your office. ; 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.1 inches; 250 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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13 Adams, Richard Watership Down
Avon 1975 0380002930 / 9780380002931 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Book Description One of the most beloved novels of our time, Richard Adams's Watership Down takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests and riverbanks far beyond our cities and towns. It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community...and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a glorious dream called "home." Watership Down is a remarkable tale of exile and survival, of heroism and leadership...the epic novel of a group of adventurers who desert their doomed city, and venture forth against all odds on a quest for a new home, a sturdier future, Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review Watership Down has been a staple of high-school English classes for years. Despite the fact that it's often a hard sell at first (what teenager wouldn't cringe at the thought of 400-plus pages of talking rabbits?), Richard Adams's bunny-centric epic rarely fails to win the love and respect of anyone who reads it, regardless of age. Like most great novels, Watership Down is a rich story that can be read (and reread) on many different levels. The book is often praised as an allegory, with its analogs between human and rabbit culture (a fact sometimes used to goad skeptical teens, who resent the challenge that they won't "get" it, into reading it), but it's equally praiseworthy as just a corking good adventure. The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese). As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates, Watership Down will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come. R; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
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A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock, Adamson, Lydia
14 Adamson, Lydia A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock
New York Dutton Adult 1997 0525943757 / 9780525943754 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Once again everyone's favorite actress, catsitter, and amateur sleuth, Alice Nestleton, finds herself in the middle of a not-so-merry mystery when she agrees to help an old friend track down his charity's anonymous benefactor. When the generous one is found dead, Alice soon becomes the target of a murderous scrooge determined to keep the "Bah! Humbug!" in Christmas and Alice away from the truth. Editorial Reviews From Library Journal When a Manhattan homeless shelter's generous annual anonymous donation fails to arrive, board member Jack contacts popular series sleuth/actress/cat-sitter Alice Nestleton for help. Two behind-the-scenes manipulators steer her in different directions? One away from the truth, the other toward it? So she jumps to several embarrassing conclusions before connecting the donor's murder with the suicide of another board member. Several cats and Alice's lover, Tony, inspire Alice and amuse readers. No padding here? Just smooth prose and a clever plot. ; 7.3 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches; 183 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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Pitch Dark, Adler, Renata
15 Adler, Renata Pitch Dark
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1983 0394503740 / 9780394503745 First Edition (?); Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Some sun staining on spine of dust jacket. ; Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Novel is set on Orcas Island and the heroine has committed a crime-or is about to commit one. Pitch Dark is a book about love. Kate Ennis is poised at a critical moment in an affair with a married man. ; 7.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches; 144 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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Private Lies, Adler, Warren
16 Adler, Warren Private Lies
New York William Morrow & Co 1991 0688101208 / 9780688101206 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Two couples are caught in an emotional web of adultery and deception that turns deadly on an African safari. ; 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches; 308 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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The Housewife Blues, Adler, Warren
17 Adler, Warren The Housewife Blues
New York Crown 1992 0517591723 / 9780517591727 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. A born housewife, Jenny Burns meets and marries New York-bound Larry and, despite her husband's warnings, befriends a bizarre cast of characters in their New York apartment building. By the author of War of the Roses. ; 9.2 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches; 245 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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The Weight of Dreams, Agee, Jonis
18 Agee, Jonis The Weight of Dreams
New York Viking Adult 1999 067088233X / 9780670882335 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Jonis Agee's acclaimed fiction has established her as a visceral, lyrical interpreter of the interplay between family legends and reality, the land and its inhabitants, the forces of nature and those of the human heart. ; 8.9 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches; 387 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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Say You're One of Them, Akpan, Uwem
19 Akpan, Uwem Say You're One of Them
US Back Bay Books 2009 0316086371 / 9780316086370 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good- 
Minor wear on cover edges. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square with little wear. Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances. A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her family's struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle's attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugees--a microcosm of today's Africa--a Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria. Through the eyes of childhood friends the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear. Uwem Akpan's debut signals the arrival of a breathtakingly talented writer who gives a matter-of-fact reality to the most extreme circumstances in stories that are nothing short of transcendent. ; 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches; 360 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. Contains a reading guide at the end of book. 
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St. Burl's Obituary, Akst, Daniel
20 Akst, Daniel St. Burl's Obituary
US Macmurray & Beck Communication 1996 1878448684 / 9781878448682 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. A burlesque of death, resurrection and dinner, this novel is a love story, a thriller, and an allegory on the state of modern manhood. When he stumbles one night into a gangland slaying Burleigh Bennett's life of moral virtue and culinary vice is turned upside down. ; 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches; 370 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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