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Elegance of the Hedgehog, The, BARBERY, Muriel
Elegance of the Hedgehog, The
BARBERY, Muriel
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A Nest of Ninnies, ASHBERY, John and James SCHUYLER
A Nest of Ninnies
ASHBERY, John and James SCHUYLER
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Kingfishers Catch Fire, GODDEN, Rumer
Kingfishers Catch Fire
GODDEN, Rumer
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Love Saves the Day, COOPER, Gwen
Love Saves the Day
COOPER, Gwen
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26 681 Dann, Jack Memory Cathedral, A Secret History Of Leonardo Da Vinci
Softcover; Trade PB Bantam: New York; 1995; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
486 pages; Corners bumped; Novel of 15th century Florence involving DaVinci, Botticelli, Machiavelli. Gives a speculative account of a lost year in DaVinci's life.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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27 308 Di Donato, Georgia Firebrand
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1982; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bottom corners bumped; dust wrapper edgeworn, small tears, slight soil. ; Story of a young woman journalist's adventures. Set in the Pacific Northwest during the early 20th Century.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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28 265 Dillard, Annie Living
Hardcover Harper Collins: NY; 1992; First US Edition 8vo ; 397 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Text block edges 5 small spots, spine bumped; dw edgeworn 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Justine, DURRELL, Lawrence
29 7064 DURRELL, Lawrence Justine
Hardcover Folio Society: London; c1957, 2008; 203 pages Sepia-tone Photographs: Very Good 
A lovely copy downgraded by a publishing flaw which caused the bottom portion only of one signature (section of pages) to be unbound, faintly rubbed corners. No slip case.; The first volume of the "Alexandria Quartet", four interlocking novels set in the Egyptian city of Alexandria during the 1930s and 40s. This edition uses the 1962 revised text and includes Durrell's 1962 preface as well as an introduction by Peter Porter. Basis for the 1969 film by George Cukor.; 'This is the best work of fiction I have read in some years."-Gerald Sykes,1957 NY Times..."The scene is dusty, modern Alexandria, and the milieu one that mixes exceptional sophistication with exceptional sordidness. The time is not stated, but it may be the Nineteen Thirties. The narrator is a penniless young Irish school teacher who gives a lecture on poetry and is about to go home to his mistress, a sad Greek dancing girl named Melissa, when he is sought out by the book's heroine, Justine, a beautiful Jewess married to Nessim, a sensitive Coptic millionaire." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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30 5259 FETZER, Amy J. Irish Princess, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Kensington Publishing Corp.: NY; 1999; First Edition Near Fine  
475 pages; Book has faint edgewear, remainder mark on inside front cover; looks unread.; A tale of passion between headstrong Siobhan O'Rourke, Princess of Donegal Keep, and her adversary, the English knight Gaelan PenDragon, set during a fiery war in ancient Ireland.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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31 470 Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1957; Good  
360 pages; Decorated paper over boards, quarter cloth binding with gilt letters, corners worn to boards, spine bumped. Some soil, binding is good and tight. No dust wrapper.; A new translation by Francis Steegmuller.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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32 1663 Fredriksson, Marianne Hanna's Daughters : a Novel of Three Generations
Hardcover Ballantine Books: New York; 1998; Eighth Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
345 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped; top edges of boards have an indentation. Dust wrapper, not price cut, lightly edgeworn. ; This international bestseller is the story of three Swedish women, daughter, mother, and grandmother, that spans more than one hundred years.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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33 896 GAFFNEY, Patricia Circle of Three
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 2000; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
421 pages; Bumped spine ends and a badly bumped top front corner cause this book to be downgraded to VG; no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped is very lightly edgeworn. ; ' With insight and humor and heart, Patricia Gaffney tells the story of three generations of women. Gaffney skillfully blends all the notes of emotions, all the joys and frustrations of this cast of delightfully human characters into a complex love song that celebrates the colors and textures of what it's like to have a mother and a daughter while struggling to be a mother and a daughter. And most of all, Circle of Three reminds us what it's like be a woman. '- Nora Roberts ; Published at $24.00.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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34 1878 Gaffney, Patricia The Saving Graces
Softcover; Trade PB Harpercollins: New York; 1999; Advance Review Copy Very Good-  
394 pages; White covers lighlty soiled and edgeworn, corners curling. No spine creases or loose pages. Larger print than the mass market paperback. ; The Saving Graces are " four very different friends who get together once a week to kick back and take shelter from the trial and triumphs of their lives." Recommended.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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35 5026 GALLICO, Paul Too Many Ghosts
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: Garden City; 1959; Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
288 pages; Spine ends and two corners bumped, tiny tear on rear spine gutter, page edges pale yellow; covers and interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper is edgeworn with two closed tears, a tiny skinned area on spine and a faintly soiled and yellowed white rear panel. ; "Lord Paradine's lovely ancestral home had become a tax-blighted burden, and a haunted one as well. Ghost breaker Hero Alexander (his name as well as his role) is summoned from London to exocise the premises." How Hero outwits Lord Pardine's other-worldly visitors is the basis for this lovely ghost story, or is it a ghostly love story? ; Recommended by Jo C. of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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36 790 Gerritsen, Tess Gravity
Softcover; Trade PB Pocket Books: New York; 1999; Advance Review Copy Near Fine  
342 pages; Author of the medical suspense novels "Harvest" and "Bloodstream" combines her specialty with space travel. 'Emma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for the mission of a lifetime: to study living beings in space.Once aboard the Internationa l Space Station, however, things start to go terribly wrong. A culture of single-celled organisms known as Archaeons, gathered from the deep sea, is to be monitored in the microgravity of space. The true and lethal nature of this experiment has not been revealed to NASA. In space, the cells rapidly multiply and soon begin to infect the crew with agonizing and deadly results.'  
Price: 9.75 USD
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37 3951 GODDEN, Rumer Breath Of Air, A
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1951; Good  
280 pages; Cloth spine has ends bumped and fraying, skinned area revealing board on front cover, corners bumped revealing boards. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, no binding problems. No dust wrapper.; A modern retelling of Shakespeare's "The Tempst" with some slight diviations. Godden's island in the Pacific is called Terraqueous.  
Price: 8.25 USD
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38 6071 GODDEN, Rumer Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking: New York; 1979; 207 pages Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine ends bumped, board edges very lightly soiled; no binding problems. Page edges pale yellow, soil marks on rear endpaper and rear pastedown; interior pages clean. Clipped dust wrapper is rippled and dampstained on front panel, lightly soiled and edgeworn.; Another tale of convents and faith by the author of 'In this House of Brede'. The title refers to the decades of the rosary. While darker than 'Brede' this is a compelling tale of an English woman that made serious mistakes and eventually found faith and peace. Elizabeth's story begins in Paris at the end of World War II. Recommended. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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39 6825 GODDEN, Rumer Greengage Summer, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1958,1982; 206 pages Very Good 
No spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages and inside covers light brown; pages clean, none loose.; Basis for the 1961 movie starring Jane Asher, titled "Loss of Innocence" in the US. A young English woman finds love on a summer visit to France when five children are left on their own for a time in a little town on the Marne. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Kingfishers Catch Fire, GODDEN, Rumer
40 7185 GODDEN, Rumer Kingfishers Catch Fire
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell: New York; c1953,1965; 220 pages Good+ 
Sunned spine faintly curved, covers chipped and edgeworn, inside covers and pages browned; interior pages clean.; This novel set in India about a widow with two young children was inspired by Godden's own three years in retreat in the Kashmir hill country with her two young daughters.; "A fascinating fictionalized account of Ms. Godden's unusual experiences in India as a single mother with young children." -Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended on the "Leaves and Pages" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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41 1090 Gordon, Mary Men And Angels
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1985; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
239 pages; Remainder mark on bottom, slightly soiled edge, slightly cocked; price cut dust wrapper chipped at spine tail and lightly rubbed. ; Some consider this Gordon's best book. There is always a spiritual or religous overtone somewhere in Gordon's work, and the counterpoint with the slightly off-balance "au pair" Laura is ominous. Laura's presence in the novel gives it almost a thriller quality Gordon has never attempted. Think Rebecca DeMornay in the film, "Hand that Rocks the Cradle, " but lower key! Think Mother Love, but not Stella Dallas!  
Price: 8.00 USD
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42 248 Gould, Lois Necessary Objects
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1972; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
8vo ; 271 pages; Bottom edges dusty, top & bottom spine bumped; white dw,not price clipped, edges worn and yellowed.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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43 376 Graham, Janice Firebird
Hardcover Putnam & Sons: NY; 1998; First US Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
301 pages  
Price: 10.00 USD
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44 1099 Grimes, Martha End Of The Pier
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1992; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
230 pages; Slightly cocked; dust wrapper has creased inside flaps; A complete departure for Grimes, who sets this novel in a small town somewhere in upstate New York, and peoples it with characters totally removed from Richard Jury and his ilk. In fact, the psycho-serial killer Sheriff Sam is investigating is only secondary to the novel. Grimes concentrates on the intense and shifting relationship between Maud and her son Chad, 20. Atmospheric and suspensful - the scenes at the eponymous end of the pier and Chad's visit to the small town department store are tours de force!  
Price: 10.00 USD
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45 371 Guthrie, A. B. These Thousand Hills
Softcover; Mass Market PB Cardinal: New York; 1957; Second Printing Poor  
266 pages; Signed by Author; Reading copy only, a fragile copy in wraps, Cardinal #C-267; Signed and inscribed by the author on the dedication page.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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46 435 Hannah, Kristin On Mystic Lake
Trade PB Crown: NY; 1999; Uncorrected Proof 322 pages Fine 
Publisher's letter laid in. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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In Sunlight and in Shadow, HELPRIN, Mark
47 7081 HELPRIN, Mark In Sunlight and in Shadow
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: NY; 2012; First US Edition; First Printing 705 pages Very Good in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, green ink line on bottom edge, remnant of a sticker blacked out with ink on front free endpaper. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn.; 'Can love and honor conquer all? Mark Helprin’s enchanting and sweeping novel springs from this deceptively simple question, and from the sight of a beautiful young woman, dressed in white, on the Staten Island Ferry, at the beginning of summer, 1946.

Postwar New York glows with energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, has returned home to run the family business. Yet his life is upended by a single encounter with the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, as they each fall for the other in an instant.

Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherine’s choice of Harry over her longtime fiancé endangers Harry’s livelihood and eventually threatens his life. In the end, it is Harry’s extraordinary wartime experience that gives him the character and means to fight for Catherine, and risk everything.'; While set in 1946 New York this book does spend a significant amount of time in World War II Europe. Recommended for those that can handle the WWII details and some gang violence and for those that enjoyed Helprin's "A Winters Tale". Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD

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48 483 Hemingway, Ernest For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hardcover Charles Scribner's Sons: NY; 1940; Good with no dust wrapper  
471 pages; Light tan cloth covers show soil and dampstains. Page edges yellowed . Red and black label and titles on spine are losing their color. Previous owner's bookplate. Binding is good and tight. Never used in a library but has a community library stamp on title page.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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49 5973 HENRY, Vera Lucky Number, A
Hardcover J. B. Lippincott: NY; 1957; Book Club Edition Illustrated by Vasiliu: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 243 pages; Spine ends bumped and worn, corners very lightly worn (not to boards). Page edges yellowed and have a few faint spots, a few pages creased; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper edgeworn and rubbed with a few chips and closed tears and light soil to white areas.; A humorous fictionalized memoir of five girls growing up, in the 1950's, in a small town in Canada near the US border. Author's note: "If anyone should ask, there is a town on the Canadian side of the Detroit River, much like this, but not exactly. The people who lived there resembled the characters in this book, but not entirely, and in so far as I know, none of them bore the names used here. But are the stories true? Well, yes-and no." Recommended.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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Bachelor's Cat , Hoffman, L. F.
50 382 Hoffman, L. F. Bachelor's Cat
Hardcover Harper Collins: NY; 1997; Advance Review Copy Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
120 pages; Publisher's info laid in.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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