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1 Anonymous My Paris Note-Book
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1894 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Some rubbing or staining on front cover. Otherwise well bound and in very good condition for age of book. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Published without Dust Jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages 
Price: 63.47 USD
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2 Bellow, Saul To Jerusalem and Back A Personal Account
New York The Viking Press 1976 0670717290 / 9780670717293 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 with little wear. Here in jersualem, when you shut your apartment door behind you you fall into a gale of conversation--exposition, argument, harangue, analysis, theory, expostulation, threat, and prophecy. ; 9 X 6.10 X 0.90 inches; 182 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
Price: 5.87 USD
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3 Boza, Maria Del Carmen Scattering the Ashes
Tempe Bilingual Pr (Bilrp) 1998 0927534754 / 9780927534758 First Edition (?) Paperback Very Good+ 
Plastic protection on spine. ; 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. The vivid and compassionate story of one woman's- and one family's- struggle to come to terms with the shattering consequences of exile. Highly recommended for the poignancy of its writing and the sensitive portrayal of an often misunderstood community. ; Trade PB; 5.6 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches; 387 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
Price: 6.86 USD
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4 Brkic, Angela, Courtney The Stone Fields An Epitaph for Living
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2004 0374207747 / 9780374207748 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine 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. When she was twenty-three years old, Courtney Angela Brkic joined a UN-contracted forensic team in eastern Bosnia. Unlike many aid workers, Brkic was drawn there by her family history, and although fluent in the language, she was advised to avoid letting local workers discover her ethnicity. Brkic helped set up a morgue in Tuzla, assisting pathologists with autopsies and laying out personal effects for photographing. Later, she helped excavate graves at Srebenica, where many thousands had been indiscriminately slaughtered. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
Price: 5.88 USD
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5 Canetti, Elias Notes from Hampstead: The Writer's Notes: 1954-1971
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux (T) 1998 0374223262 / 9780374223267 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine 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. Notes from Hampstead is a map of the late Nobel laureate's thinking, a triumphant compendium of aphoristic, enigmatic, and expository writings covering a characteristically diverse range of subjects. ; 8.3 x 5.8 x 1 inches; 217 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
Price: 8.33 USD
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6 Craven, Margaret Again Calls the Owl
New York Dell 1984 0440300746 / 9780440300748 Second Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; 6.77 X 4.41 X 0.39 inches; 128 pages 
Price: 3.15 USD
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7 Craven, Margaret I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Toronto Harpercollins Publisher 1974 0002220776 / 9780002220774 Sixteenth Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; 6.80 X 4.20 X 0.60 inches; 133 pages 
Price: 3.15 USD
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8 Hamill, Pete A Drinking Life A Memoir
New York Back Bay Books 1995 0316341029 / 9780316341028 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. 20 years after his last drink Pete Hamill looks back on his early life. As a child during the depression and World War II he learnt that drinking was to be an essential part of being a man, it was only later he discovered its ability to destroy lives. ; Trade PB; 8.10 X 5.40 X 0.80 inches; 265 pages 
Price: 4.41 USD
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9 Hillenbrand, Laura Seabiscuit An American Legend
New York Ballantine Books 2002 0449005615 / 9780449005613 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuits fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon. ; Ballantine Reader's Circle; 9.30 X 6.40 X 1.70 inches; 399 pages; 9780449005613 
Price: 3.96 USD
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10 Karr, Mary The Liars' Club: A Memoir
New York Penguin Books 1996 0140179836 / 9780140179835 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked, although minor wear or slight bumping of corners. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. A trenchant memoir of a troubled American childhood from the child's point of view describes growing up in an East Texas refinery town, life in the midst of turbulent family of drunks and liars, a schoolyard rape, and other dark secrets. ; 7.6 x 5 x 0.7 inches; 320 pages 
Price: 3.92 USD
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11 Kertscher, Kevin Africa Solo A Journey Across the Sahara, Sahel and Congo
South Royalton Steerforth Press 1998 1883642949 / 9781883642945 First Edition (?); Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. Feeling the need to reorient his inner compass, filmmaker Kevin Kertscher set out on a personal journey across large expanses of the African continent. ; Trade PB; 8.20 X 5.40 X 1 inches; 220 pages 
Price: 9.88 USD
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12 Kovic, Ron Born on the Fourth of July
New York Akashic Books 2005 1888451785 / 9781888451788 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Cultural Writing. This New York Times bestseller details the author's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film) --from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti-Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair. Ron Kovic served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He was paralyzed from his chest down in combat in 1968 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. Kovic's powerful and moving new introduction sets this classic antiwar story in a contemporary context. ; 8.10 X 5.30 X 0.70 inches; 216 pages 
Price: 10.16 USD
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13 Luc, Estang Saint-Exupery par lui meme
Seuil 1956 Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
Some rubing and wear on edges. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages 
Price: 6.50 USD
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14 Mah, Adeline Yen Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
New York Broadway Books 1999 0767903579 / 9780767903578 First Edition (?); Seventh Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Probably never been read. Unmarked. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval. But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipulative Eurasian stepmother. Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity, Adeline struggled for independence as she moved from Hong Kong to England and eventually to the United States to become a physician and writer. A compelling, painful, and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood, Adeline's story is a testament to the most basic of human needs: acceptance, love, and understanding. With a powerful voice that speaks of the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and society that kept girls in emotional chains, Falling Leaves is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare authentic portrait of twentieth-century China. ; Trade PB; 7.87 X 5.28 X 0.87 inches; 278 pages 
Price: 3.96 USD
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15 Masumoto, David M. Epitaph for a Peach Four Seasons on My Family Farm
New York HarperOne 1996 0062510258 / 9780062510259 First Edition (?); Fifth Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . With poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal). Line drawings. ; Trade PB; 7.70 X 5.40 X 0.70 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 8.39 USD
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16 Mayes, Frances Under the Tuscan Sun At Home in Italy
New York Broadway Books 1997 0767900383 / 9780767900386 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked, but minor wear on corners. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. Frances Mayes--widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer--opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M. F. K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. ; Trade PB; 6.20 X 3.40 X 0.90 inches; 304 pages 
Price: 3.96 USD
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17 McCourt, Frank 'Tis: A Memoir
New York Scribner 1999 0684848783 / 9780684848785 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela's Ashes, "It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best." Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece. Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review The sequel to Frank McCourt's memoir of his Irish Catholic boyhood, Angela's Ashes, picks up the story in October 1949, upon his arrival in America. Though he was born in New York, the family had returned to Ireland due to poor prospects in the United States. Now back on American soil, this awkward 19-year-old, with his "pimply face, sore eyes, and bad teeth," has little in common with the healthy, self-assured college students he sees on the subway and dreams of joining in the classroom. Initially, his American experience is as harrowing as his impoverished youth in Ireland, including two of the grimmest Christmases ever described in literature. McCourt views the U.S. through the same sharp eye and with the same dark humor that distinguished his first memoir: race prejudice, casual cruelty, and dead-end jobs weigh on his spirits as he searches for a way out. A glimpse of hope comes from the army, where he acquires some white-collar skills, and from New York University, which admits him without a high school diploma. But the journey toward his position teaching creative writing at Stuyvesant High School is neither quick nor easy. Fortunately, McCourt's openness to every variety of human emotion and longing remains exceptional; even the most damaged, difficult people he encounters are richly rendered individuals with whom the reader can't help but feel uncomfortable kinship. The magical prose, with its singing Irish cadences, brings grandeur and beauty to the most sorrowful events, including the final scene, set in a Limerick graveyard. --Wendy Smith From Publishers Weekly The appeal of McCourt as a reader of his own memoirs (Angela's Ashes flourished commercially on audio, in both abridged and unabridged formats) lies in his ability to express a sustained sense of wonder at the world around him. Also, his brogue is classic, an Irish species unto itself. Here he takes up where he left off in his last book, arriving in America. He is first guided by an Irish bartender who tells him to go to the New York Public Library and read Samuel Johnson. Thus assimilated, he becomes a supply clerk for the army, stationed in postwar Germany, then a warehouse laborer living in a rooming house, before earning a college degree at NYU and settling down as a teacher at a rowdy vocational high school in Staten Island. Along the way come romance and immigrant's-eye life observations aplenty, and a growing sense of knowingness develops even as McCourt's hopes are dashed against disillusions. Simultaneous release with the Scribner hardcover. Also available unabridged and on CD. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.; 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches; 367 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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18 Mori, Kyoko The Dream of Water A Memoir
New York One World/Ballantine 1996 0449910431 / 9780449910436 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. In an extraordinary memoir that is both a search for belonging and a search for understanding, Japanese-American author Kyoko Mori travels back to Kobe, Japan, the city of her birth, in an unspoken desire to come to terms with the memory of her mother's suicide and the family she left behind thirteen years before. Throughout her seven-week trip, Kyoko struggles with her ever-present past and the lasting guilt over her mother's death. Although she meets with beloved cousins and other relatives, she agonizes over the frustrating relationship she barely maintains with her fierce father and selfish stepmother. Searching for answers, Kyoko attempts to find a new understanding of what her father is really like, and how it has affected her own place in two distinct worlds. As her time to leave draws near, Kyoko begins to understand that her family connections may be a powerful cry of the heart, but it is the new world that has given her escape from a lonely past and the power to believe in herself. ; Trade PB; 8.02 X 5.19 X 0.64 inches; 288 pages 
Price: 4.26 USD
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19 Paulsen, Gary Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1994 0151262276 / 9780151262274 Stated First Edition 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 square and without wear. Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs. ; B&W Photographs; 9.3 x 6.1 x 1 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 9.80 USD
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20 Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de Lettre a un Otage French Language
Paris Brentano's 1943 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Some wear on corners and edges. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. First edition paper back Saint-Exupéry a écrit initialement ce texte pour la préface d’un roman de son meilleur ami, Léon Werth : « Trente-trois jours ». Ce dernier est alors réfugié dans le Jura durant l’automne 1940 du fait de ses origines juives. Son livre ne paraîtra cependant pas et l’écrivain a remanié alors considérablement sa préface en supprimant toute référence directe à son ami, qui devient alors anonyme dans le texte, et symbolise ainsi le Français « otage » de l’occupant. Cette version a été publiée en juin 1943 de manière autonome. L’œuvre est composée de six courts chapitres, reprenant les éléments récents de la vie de l’écrivain (voyage au Portugal, évocation du Sahara, séjour aux États-Unis…) , y mêlant des références à son amitié pour le dédicataire et son attachement à son pays. The acclaimed aviator and adventurer wrote this letter while waiting in Portugal for a passage to the U. S. , having just escaped the terrors of war-torn France, and dedicateditto the 40 million Frenchmen, hostages of the Germans. Saint-Exupéry'sobservations on the aimless existence of his fellow exiles in Lisbon filled with parties, gambling and spies leads him to examine the nature of existence itself. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.25 USD
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