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In Sunlight and in Shadow, HELPRIN, Mark
In Sunlight and in Shadow
HELPRIN, Mark
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Justine, DURRELL, Lawrence
Justine
DURRELL, Lawrence
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Lincoln's Dreams, WILLIS, Connie
Lincoln's Dreams
WILLIS, Connie
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Soulless; The Parasol Protectorate: Book the First, CARRIGER, Gail [Tofa Borregaard]
Soulless; The Parasol Protectorate: Book the First
CARRIGER, Gail [Tofa Borregaard]
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101 245 Neville, Katherine Calculated Risk
Hardcover Ballantine: NY; 1992; First US Edition 8vo ; 403 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly rubbed. A nice copy. ; Neville is the ex-vice president of a bank and author of 'The Eight'. Verity Banks, the senior woman executive at the Bank of the World decides to rob her own bank in this tale of financial intrigue.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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102 4595 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala My Dream of You
Hardcover; Ex-Library Riverhead Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
500 pages; Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, front free endpaper removed, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, page edges have a few smudes along with library stamp. Skinned areas on pastedowns where dust wrapper protector was once glued to book; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper with no library markings has light edgewear and rubbing and a tiny closed tear top rear panel. ; The first novel by the author of the memoir 'Are you Somebody?' tells the story of Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer living in London, who returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years. She returns to 'investigate a true story about a relationship so passionate that it burned its way across the barriers of class and culture — a scandalous affair between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the devastation of Ireland's potato famine. While back in Ireland, she meets a lover of her own who presents her with a choice that promises to alter the course of her life. As she moves toward her decision, she calls on the strengths of her identity as a woman, an Irish woman, and a woman who is no longer young. Meanwhile, she brings the story of the long-ago lovers to a denouement as tender as it is tragic. This novel explores the extremes of passion, the depths of loneliness, and the resilience of the human heart.'  
Price: 9.75 USD
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103 4684 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala My Dream of You
Softcover; Trade PB Riverhead Books: NY; c2001, 2002; First Paperback Edition Very Good-  
529 pages; Signed by Author; Signed by the author on the title page. Spine and cover creases, light edgewear and rubbing, a few smudges on page edges; interior page clean, none loose. ; The first novel by the author of the memoir 'Are you Somebody?' tells the story of Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer living in London, who returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years. She returns to 'investigate a true story about a relationship so passionate that it burned its way across the barriers of class and culture — a scandalous affair between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the devastation of Ireland's potato famine. While back in Ireland, she meets a lover of her own who presents her with a choice that promises to alter the course of her life. As she moves toward her decision, she calls on the strengths of her identity as a woman, an Irish woman, and a woman who is no longer young. Meanwhile, she brings the story of the long-ago lovers to a denouement as tender as it is tragic. This novel explores the extremes of passion, the depths of loneliness, and the resilience of the human heart.' An engrossing and complex read.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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104 1180 Peck, Richard Amanda/ Miranda
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1980; Book Club Edition 8vo; 476 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Text block edge faintly foxed, spine tail lightly worn. Dust wrapper yellowed, edgeworn and lightly soiled. ; As they looked so much alike, Mary Cooke is renamed Miranda by her young mistress Amanda. "Amanda went on to decree her duties as a kind of double, and to determine the man she would love, her marriage, and her destiny across the sea. " They both set sail from Southhampton bound for New York aboard the Titanic in April 1912.  
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105 623 PEREZ-REVERTE, Arturo (Translated from the Spanish by Sonia Soto) Seville Communion
Hardcover Harcourt Brace & Company: New York; 1995; First US Edition 375 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped; dust wrapper, not price cut, is very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy.; Winner of the Jean Monnet Prize for European Literature. ' A magnificent old church faces demolition until a handful of supporters rally to save it. When the church's defenders begin to die, murder is suspected, and the task of unraveling the mystery falls to the Vatican's handsome and sophisticated Father Lorenzo Quart. But Quart must first track down the identity of a savvy computer hacker known only as Vespers, and find a way to resist the charms of a stunning Spanish beauty bent on seduction.' 
Price: 11.50 USD
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106 748 Piercy, Marge Longings Of Women
Hardcover Fawcett Columbine: New York; 1994; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
455 pages; 455pp, Spine foot slightly faded; price clipped dust wrapper is lightly rubbed.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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House in the Country, A, PLAYFAIR, Jocelyn
107 6850 PLAYFAIR, Jocelyn House in the Country, A
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1944, 2005; 261 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Tiny smudge on bottom page edges, unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers (see image) unique to each title. A lovely copy.; Originally published in 1944, this is an engrossing and thoughtful tale of World War II at the time of the fall of Tobruk in 1942, one of the low points of the war. "A novel like Jocelyn Playfair’s is an exact, unaffected evocation of things as they were at the time. It is ‘the conflict between the contentment of the garden, cooking and home, and the cataclysmic events outside that forms the leitmotif,’ writes Ruth Gorb in the preface."

Cressida is the caretaker for a house, and its temporary inhabitants, in the English countryside. "Through conversations with the lodgers who are finding temporary refuge in the house Cressida re-evaluates everything with intelligence and insight; she realises that ‘things would never be the same again.’ The relative tranquillity of her surroundings is deftly contrasted with what is happening to Charles Valery, the owner of the house, who has been torpedoed and, floating in a boat hoping for rescue, thinks about his past life." Recommended.; Recommended by Jane T. and Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. 
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108 4572 POWERS, Richard Gold Bug Variations, The
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: NY; 1991; Third Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
639 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, a few faint splashes and one smudge on top page edges. Red remainder mark on bottom edge. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear and rubbing. A nice copy.; An intriguing and absorbing novel featuring four people in a story of science (DNA, genomes, computers), music (Bach), and love.

"The four protagonists are driven toward a provisional definition of life in all its chemical particulars - the secret shorthands, the compositional impulse of evolution, the links laid down between the cell itself and the complex organism that would try to understand it. Each must discover something of the unified diversity of the life molecule, its endless, mutating variations on a four-note theme." ; Recommended by Norma H.  
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109 1419 Raymond, Ernest Gentle Greaves
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Saturday Review Press: New York; 1970; Very Good with no dust wrapper  
559 pages; Black cloth boards lightly rubbed, text block edges lightly yellowed, top corner of front free endpaper clipped; no dust wrapper. ; Originally published in Britain in 1949. After WWII an elderly man and his adopted daughter arrive at an old, restored, London home. The story of the retired publisher's life begins in late Victorian England.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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110 6534 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Fairacre Festival
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago Publishers: Chicago; c1968,1990; Reprint 104 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Light edgewear and cover creases, no spine creases, page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition).; The village of Fairacre has a festival to help pay for the damage done to the roof of St. Patrick's church by an October storm. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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111 426 Rice, Anne Taltos ; Lives of the Mayfair Witches
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1994; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
467 pages; Third book in the Mayfair Witches series.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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Cloud Nine, Rice, Luanne
112 394 Rice, Luanne Cloud Nine
Hardcover Bantam Books: NY; 1999; First US Edition 323 pages Fine in Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely book. ; Publisher's letter laid in.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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113 1019 Richardson, Henry Handel (Pseud. Of Ethel F. L. Richardson) Maurice Guest
Softcover; Trade PB Virago: London; (1908) 1981; Reprint Very Good  
562 pages; Text block edges yellowed as is often the case with Virago editions. Small red remainder star on bottom edge; Australian author's first novel was based largely upon her own experiences in Leipzeig where she studied music.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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114 878 RILEY, Judith Merkle Master of All Desires
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1999; First US Edition 386 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends slightly bumped with a light vertical spine crease that does not damage binding. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; 'In 1556, the jealous Queen Catherine de Medici, whose husband Henri II is having an intrigue with Diane de Poitiers, turns to Nostradamus, the court astrologer for help. He introduces her to a magic box in which the head of an ancient magician called Menander the Undying will grant all her wishes in return for her soul. The box falls into the hands of a young woman named Sibille who foils its power when she refuses to wish for anything. ''  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Kilo Class, Robinson, Patrick
115 243 Robinson, Patrick Kilo Class
Softcover; Trade PB Harper Collins: NY; 1998; Uncorrected Proof 436 pages Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear, page edges pale yellow.; Uncorrected proofs in wraps. This "meticulously researched novel is a sequel to his best-selling Nimitz Class. In his new high-tech thriller, the good guys, once again, are the gallant men of the U.S. Navy--specifically, the submarine service. The plot concerns 10 formidable Soviet-built Kilo Class patrol submarines, which can run submerged at speeds up to 17 knots without being detected, travel 6,000 miles before refueling, and fire nuclear-tipped torpedoes. An insolvent Russian military has agreed to sell them to China. With the subs, China could control the Taiwan Strait, blocking Western trade routes. The Chinese could then attack and conquer Taiwan. The U.S. Navy must stop delivery of the subs without starting World War III. Robinson again uses a large cast of characters in a global setting."; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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116 268 Ruggero, Ed 38 North Yankee
Hardcover Pocketbooks: NY; 1990; First US Edition 395 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Previous owner signature on front endpaper. Dark dust wrapper slightly rubbed. A very nice copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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117 3067 SCHURFRANZ, Vivian Megan : Sunfire #16
Softcover; Mass Market PB Scholastic Inc.: NY; 1986; Second Printing Very Good+  
220 pages; Text block edges pale yellow, faint edgewear; no spine creases. A very nice copy. ; One of a series of historical novels for young adults. In 1867, 16 year old Megan O'Brien must give up a life of luxury in Washington, D.C. for the hardships of Alaska. Her father's job in international affairs takes the family to Sitka. Two men love Megan but it is not until vengeful fur traders (upset by her father's new rules) have kidnapped her that she realizes who her true love is.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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118 1694 Sheehy, Gail Love Sounds
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1970; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
213 pages; Spine tail bumped, rear corner soiled and dampstained, rear pastedown has a corresponding stain. Binding is in excellent condition; pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, has interior rear dampstain and one small closed tear. ; Author's first book. The tale of the disintegration of a young couple's marriage.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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119 2872 SHERIDAN, Anne-Marie Summoned To Darkness
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Simon & Schuster: NY; 1978; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
214 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, is a bit edgeworn and rather rubbed. ; Set during Venice's 1891 Carnival, '90-year-old recluse Giles Demaury, patriarch of the great international art-dealing and auctioneering Demaury family, summons his clan from around the world (France, Germany, the US, and England) to gather at his palazzo." A baroque suspense novel.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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120 1056 Sheridan, Jane My Lady Hoyden
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1981; Book Club Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
344 pages; Cocked, one corner bumped to board, bottom edge lightly worn. Dust wrapper rubbed and worn, especially at extremities. Portion of a Sargent portrait on front cover of dw. ; Lady Amanda, a handful for her proper Victorian parents, is forced into an unpleasant marriage. She only desires two things: a career as a nurse and the man she loves. Unfortunately, one is beneath her station and the other is her sister's husband. So she flees to Imperial France. . .  
Price: 6.50 USD
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121 966 SHREVE, Anita Resistance
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
222 pages; No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed.; 'Just as the Nazi occupation forces have drained Claire's village in Belgium of coffee, meat, and chocolate, the war has also depleted whatever joy there may have been in her marriage. ' While her husband Henri is away on Resistance work, Claire (a nurse and interpreter also active in the Maquis) takes in a badly wounded American pilot who recovers in their farmhouse attic. A story of 'passion, self-discovery, and sacrifice. ' An engrossing story and basis for 2003 movie starring Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy], SHUTE, Nevil [Norway]
122 6495 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1950,1981; 277 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, tiny hole on back cover, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Basis for the 1981 television mini-series.; The story of Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, 'who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her...' An interesting article by the author about this book available at http://www.nevilshute.org/at lanotes.php 
Price: 6.75 USD
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123 444 Sienkiewicz, Henryk; Trans From The Polish by Jeremiah Curtin Quo Vadis ; A Narrative of the Time of Nero
Hardcover Int'l Collectors Library: Garden City, NY; N.D.; 564 pages Good 
No DJ as issued; spine head and foot and corners bumped and worn. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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124 273 Signoret, Simone Adieu, Volodya
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1986; First US Edition 418 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Top board edges faded;dust wrapper, price cut, is rubbed and scored.; Novel of two generations of Jewish emigre families living in Paris between the two World Wars. Written by the famous French movie actress.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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125 272 Strieber, Whitley Majestic
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1989; First US Edition 317 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dw badly price cut; Author's 'fictional' ? telling of the Roswell Incident. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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