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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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True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World, BIRNBACH, Lisa  with Chip Kidd
True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World
BIRNBACH, Lisa with Chip Kidd
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In Sunlight and in Shadow, HELPRIN, Mark
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Five People you Meet in Heaven, The , ALBOM, Mitch
1 5035 ALBOM, Mitch Five People you Meet in Heaven, The
Hardcover Hyperion: NY; 2003; First US Edition; First Printing Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
196 pages; A lovely book. A few faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. ; This novel from the author of 'Tuesdays with Morrie' is the tale of one man's life and the people this life touched. 'Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?" '; Painful in spots but ultimately uplifting. Recommended by Mary B. and Anne of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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A Nest of Ninnies, ASHBERY, John and James SCHUYLER
2 7222 ASHBERY, John and James SCHUYLER A Nest of Ninnies
Hardcover Ecco Press: NJ; c1969, 1997; First Edition Thus 191 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, a lovely copy. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and rubbed.; Two American poets decided to collaborate on this humorous novel, originally published in 1969, about life in the US suburbs 'purely by chance'. The bedroom community of Kelton, New York is some 50 miles from Manhattan. The well-heeled denizens we meet spend an awful lot of time playing rummy until two sisters from Paris enter their lives...; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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3 271 Baldacci, David Absolute Power
Hardcover Warner: NY; 1996; Good in Good dust wrapper  
469 pages; Rear board dampstained, some pages rippled; inside back of dw stained and rippled.; Basis for the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. A thief witnesses a woman's murder that results in a presidential cover-up.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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Elegance of the Hedgehog, The, BARBERY, Muriel
4 7229 BARBERY, Muriel Elegance of the Hedgehog, The
Softcover; Trade PB Europa Editions: NY; c2006, 2009; Reprint 325 pages Near Fine 
Faintly edgeworn and rubbed; a lovely copy.; Translated from the French by Alison Anderson. Wonderfully written story told from the viewpoint of two residents of an upscale building in Paris. Renée, 54, "outwardly conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. Paloma is a twelve-year-old genius. A talented and startlingly lucid child who has decided to end her life on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue behaving as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter.

Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover they are kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma's trust and to see through Renée's timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her. This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel."; Occasionally we read 'non-Anglophile' books. :o) We enjoyed this beautifully written novel very much. (We also enjoyed the film.) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.50 USD

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5 249 Barlow, Linda Leaves Of Fortune
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1988; 525 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dust wrapper slightly rubbed. A very nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 654 Barr, Nevada Firestorm
Hardcover Putnam: New York; 1996; First US Edition Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
307 pages; Front flap of dw has a small crease, spine head and tail slightly bumped, publishing flaw has caused hinge to crack at half title page.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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7 261 Benchley, Peter Beast
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1991; First US Edition 350 pages Fair in Very Good dust wrapper 
Water damage to bottom text block edge, black cloth spine discolored by water, black has bled onto bottom edge and inside of dust wrapper; dw rubbed. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World, BIRNBACH, Lisa  with Chip Kidd
8 7087 BIRNBACH, Lisa with Chip Kidd True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 2010; Second Printing 248 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Illustrated with drawings by Randy Glass and photographs by Geoff Spear. Spine ends and corners very lightly worn (not to boards). Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; From the author of 'The Official Preppy Handbook'. Thirty years on she now looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order things such as the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and polar fleece.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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9 411 Blair, Leona World of Difference
Hardcover Bantam Books: NY; 1989; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
534 pages; Bottom corners bumped, foxed front endpaper and page edges, owner's signature; dust wrapper edgeworn.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 658 Blanchard, Alice Darkness Peering
Softcover; Advance Reading Copy Bantam: New York; 1999; Very Good 
339 pages; Edgeworn, no spine creases; Award winning author's first novel. Detective Rachel Storrow attempts to solve the murder of a teenage girl in Flowering Dogwood, Maine.  
Price: 6.75 USD
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11 2445 BLUME, Judy Summer Sisters
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell Publishing: New York; c1998,1999; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
399 pages; Very faint spine creases and edgewear, a very nice copy.; The author, perhaps best known for her children's books, writes a novel for adults of growing up in the 1970's and 80's and the complexitie s of friendship.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 5462 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Merlin's Keep
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1977; Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
346 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped and worn revealing boards, previous owner name and dates on front free endpaper. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a few short closed tears. ; A romantic suspense novel set in Tibet and England. From the dw: "The distance between a Tibetan monastery and Merlin's Keep, in the English countryside, was a long one and to Jani, reared in Tibet, nearly incomprehensible. Nor could she graps the full meaning of the high Lama's words to her that wintry day:' I see the woman in red who will be your friend, and through her will come the one to fear, who will be your enemy, the Silver Man....' " Brent is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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13 378 Briscoe, Connie Big Girls Don't Cry
Softcover; Trade PB Harper Collins: NY; 1996; Very Good+  
565 pages; Advance Uncorrected proof in pictorial wraps. Some printing very faint.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 247 Briskin, Jacqueline Other Side Of Love
Hardcover Delacorte: NY; 1991; First US Edition 8vo ; 566 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Dw has raised lettering, laminate around lettering is bubbling 
Price: 8.00 USD
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15 6491 BRISTOW, Gwen Calico Palace
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Thomas Y. Crowell: NY; 1970; 589 pages Very Good- in Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and worn (not to boards). Previous owner intials on front free endpaper, page edges yellowed, top edge dampstained; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper edgeworn and quite rubbed.; 'In just three years, San Francisco would grow from a muddy village to a rich, brawling city. Calico Palace is the story of those who found love and joy, fury and fortunes in the frenzied days of the Gold Rush.'; This author recommended by Kerry J. , Susan F., and Ellen of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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16 856 BROWN, Rita Mae Six of One
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1978; First US Edition 310 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner name on front endpaper; page edges soiled. Cloth spine ends lightly bumped and worn. The last 35 pages have a vertical crease as if the book was closed with these pages bent at one time. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is a bit edgeworn and lightly rubbed with a crease in the front flap. ; A three generation saga, from 1909 through 1980, of a family in the small town of Runnymede, on the Pennsylvania-Maryland border. The inhabitants of this town often forget that the Civil War ended in the 19th century.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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17 1652 BYATT, A. S. Matisse Stories
Hardcover Random House: New York; c1993,1995; First US Edition 134 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Previous owner gift inscription on half title page. Postcard of front of dust wrapper laid in. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is lightly rubbed. A very nice copy. ; Three short stories by this Booker prize winning author, and sister of Margaret Drabble, are each inspired by the artist Henri Matisse. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 1390 Campbell, Bebe Moore Brothers and Sisters
Hardcover G P Putnam's Sons: NY; 1994; First Edition 476 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped; dust wrapper, price clipped, very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 626 CARR, Caleb Alienist
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1994; Second Printing 496 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped, a bit edgeworn.; Set in turn-of-the century New York, an atmospheric novel wherein a team of amateur detectives track down a serial killer of boy prostitutes. Theodore Roosevelt makes a cameo appearance as himself! The title refers to the emerging profession of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, as in those days, they treated patients who were considered "alien" to normal society. Great period detail. The ultimate confrontation is masterful!  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Soulless; The Parasol Protectorate: Book the First, CARRIGER, Gail [Tofa Borregaard]
20 7052 CARRIGER, Gail [Tofa Borregaard] Soulless; The Parasol Protectorate: Book the First
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orbit Books: NY; 2009; Seventh Printing 373 pages Very Good+ 
Faint spine creases and edgewear. A lovely copy of a fun book originally published in this mass market paperback format.; Werewolves, vampires, and a preternatural spinster that can negate supernatural powers in a comedy of manners set in a version of Victorian England that has dirigibles and lots of tea-drinking of course! The first volume in this entertaining series won an ALA ALEX award.; 'Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.00 USD

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21 262 Clancy, Tom Cardinal of the Kremlin
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1988; First US Edition 543 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Slightly edgeworn; black dust wrapper rubbed, spine lightly edgeworn.; A Jack Ryan novel.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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22 1193 Connell, Evan S. Mr. Bridge
Softcover; Trade PB North Point Press: San Francisco, CA; 1969;1990?; Reprint 367 pages Near Fine 
Very faint scoring, no spine creases; a lovely copy. ; Pictorial cover with one of the stars of the Merchant Ivory film, Paul Newman.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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23 1194 Connell, Evan S. Mrs. Bridge
Softcover; Trade PB North Point Press: San Francisco, CA; (1959)1990?; Reprint 246 pages Near Fine 
Very faint scoring, no spine creases; a lovely copy. ; Pictorial cover with one of the stars of the Merchant Ivory film, Joanne Woodward.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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Love Saves the Day, COOPER, Gwen
24 7126 COOPER, Gwen Love Saves the Day
Hardcover Bantam Books: NY; 2013; First US Edition 317 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Printing flaw in front pastedown resulted in a creased and chipped front pastedown, an extra free endpaper, and tiny tears to the top edges of the first three pages. Spine ends very lightly bumped, a few page corners lightly creased; pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. ; From the author of the memoir 'Homer's Odyssey' this novel of a mother and daughter and the cat that unites them is humourous, touching, and filled with insight on cat behaviour. This makes sense as a good portion of this novel, set in New York, is told from Prudence's observant (and sometimes cranky) 'catly' point of view.; 'Poignant, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, "Love Saves the Day" is a story of hope, healing, and how the love of an animal can make all of us better humans.' Image is actual copy on offer. Published @ $26.00. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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25 5704 CRICHTON, Michael Timeline
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1999; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
450 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped; a lovely copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. ; Archaeologists working at the Dordogne River in France make a puzzling and seemingly impossible discovery at the medieval site. Suddenly they are taken by helicoptor to ITC, a secretive multinational corporation that has been sponsering their work while developing an astounding technology. A small group of archaeologists and historians is about to get the chance not to study the past but to enter, literally, life in fourteenth-century feudal France. Basis for the film of the same name.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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