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MURDER & OTHER ACTS OF LITERATURE

by Slung, Michele, Editor

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Published
1997
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Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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£11.90

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New York: Book Of The Month Club, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A selection of two dozen short stories about murder and crime by mainstream writers including Alcott, Allende, Cheever, Dinesen, Gilbert, Gordimer, Kipling, Milne, Theroux, Thurber, Walker, Waugh, and Wharton; collected and edited for, and published by, Book-Of-The-Month-Club; boards and text are… Read more
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MR. CAT

by Freedley, George

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Published
1960
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Very Good
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£6.80

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New York: Grammercy Publishing Co., 1960. Hardcover. Very Good. Freedley was an actor, writer and best-known as curator of the New York Public Library's theater collection. He was also a cat lover and, in 1943, met Mr. Cat in a Manhattan pet shop, beginning the 16-year relationship described in this short, but delightful memoir. First edition, later printing.… Read more
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THE STATEMENT

by Moore, Brian

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Published
1996
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Fine
ISBN
9780525941286
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£17.84

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New York: Dutton/Penguin, 1996. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This late novel from the highly-acclaimed Northern Irish-Canadian Moore features Pierre Brossard, who, during World War II massacred 14 Jews in Vichy France, and who, with the end of the war, became a fugitive, sentenced to death in absentia. Protected by friends in high offices in the French government and the Church,… Read more
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A MULTITUDE OF SINS

by Ford, Richard

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Published
2002
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Near Fine
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9780375412127
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New York: Knopf, 2002. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The third of Ford's six collections of short fiction. Ford has won the Pen/Malamud Award for his short stories as well as the Pulitzer Prize for his 1996 novel, "Independence Day." First printing, first U.S. edition (as stated). About 6 x 9 1/2 inches, 286 pages in pale green paper-covered… Read more
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MUSIC FOR LOVE OR WAR

by Burke, Martyn

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Published
2017
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Fine
ISBN
9781507200919
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Blue Ash, OH: Tyrus Books, 2017. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The seventh novel from this award-winning Canadian reporter, writer and film-maker, is a tragi-comedy featuring a pair of Afghanistan war vets, Danny, a Canadian sharpshooter, and Hank, an American GI, who are currently in Los Angeles desperately trying to find the women they love. First American edition, first printing (with… Read more
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KING, QUEEN, KNAVE

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Published
1968
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Good Plus to Very Good
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Book Club (BCE/BOMC).
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New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1968. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). . Hardcover. Good Plus to Very Good/Good Plus. Nabokov, considered today one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, wrote this, his second novel, in Russian in 1928 while living in Berlin. It is a classic story of adultery, featuring Franz, a young man from a small town… Read more
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THE HARDER THEY COME

by Boyle, T. C.

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Published
2015
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Near Fine
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New York: HarperCollins, 2015. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The award-winning Boyle's 15th novel is loosely based on a California man who touched off a massive, 36-day manhunt after murdering two people in 2011. The novel revolves around Adam Stenson, a paranoid shizophrenic spiraling out of control and into increasingly violent confrontations, Sara, his much older lover who is… Read more
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EAST OF EDEN

by Steinbeck, John

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Published
2002
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Very Good
ISBN
9780142004234
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New York: Penguin Books, 2002. Trade Paperback. Very Good/Issued Without Jacket. This is the Steinbeck Centennial Edition of the novel its Nobel Prize-winning author considered his greatest work. Set primarily in the Salinas valley in central California at the beginning of the 20th century, this is the interwoven story of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, over… Read more
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GOODBYE, COLUMBUS

by Roth, Philip

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Published
1963
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Very Good
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New York: Bantam Books, 1963. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Vintage Paperback, Bantam S2600: "Goodbye, Columbus," a collection of a novella and five short stories, is the late Roth's first book. It was the National Book Award winner in 1960. The title work is the story of a pair of passionate young lovers whose summer affair ends in… Read more
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THE WHITE PEACOCK

by Lawrence, D. H.

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Published
1966
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Very Good
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Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1966. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. D.H. Lawrence is certainly best-known for his erotic classic, "Lady Chatterly's Lover," but the British writer's first published novel is "The White Peacock," first published in 1911. It is written in the first person, narrated by a sensitive young man named Cyril Beardsall, who tells the story,… Read more
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AMSTERDAM

by McEwan, Ian

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Published
1999
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Fine
ISBN
9780385494236
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£9.98

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New York: Talese/Doubleday, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Amsterdam," British author McEwan's seventh novel, won England's Booker Prize in 1998. It is the story of two men, a composer and a newspaper editor, who, after attending the funeral of a woman who committed suicide before a brain disease killed her, mutually agree to help each other end his life… Read more
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SCHOOL READING BY GRADES, FOURTH YEAR

by Baldwin, James

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Published
1897
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Very Good
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New York: American Book Company, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an Indiana-born teacher and educator who later became a writer and editor of school textbooks, particularly of reading and for elementary school children. This book is a fourth grade text from his "Baldwin's Readers" series. It contains readings by well-known authors adapted and edited… Read more
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THE LAST PURITAN

by Santayana, George

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Published
1936
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Very Good
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. The Last Puritan" is philosopher George Santayana's only novel and probably much to his surprise, it became a bestseller in 1935-36. Subtitled "A Memoir in the Form of a Novel," set in New England and in England around Oxford, it sets out the life of Oliver Alden. The book,… Read more
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THE POISONWOOD BIBLE

by Kingsolver, Barbara

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Published
1998
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Very Good
ISBN
9780060175405
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£14.44

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New York: HarperCollins, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus to Very Good. This is the fourth and probably the best-known of Kingsolver's novels. It is the story of a Southern Baptist missionary family, the Prices, who move from Georgia to the Belgian Congo in 1959 during the Congo's struggle for independence from Belgium. The story is told in turns… Read more
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THE GLORY

by Wouk, Herman

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Published
1994
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Very Good
ISBN
9780316955256
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Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1994. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus to Very Good. The Glory" is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wouk's sequel to "The Hope," which was set over the first 20 years of Israel's existence. With "The Glory," Wouk continues the first 40 years of Israeli history through the Yom Kippur War, the Entebbe rescue and the Camp… Read more
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THE STORY OF A WONDER MAN: BEING THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RING LARDNER

by Lardner, Ring (Ringgold Wilmer)

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Published
1927
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Very Good
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First Edition.
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. Ring Lardner was a legendary sports reporter and short story writer active in the first part of the 20th century. His humorous, often satirical work earned him praise from, among others, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf. This autobiography is, from the first word… Read more
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WHEN THE KILLING'S DONE

by Boyle, T. C.

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Published
2011
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Fine
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New York: Viking Penguin, 2011. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The award-winning Boyle's thirteenth novel is a story of environmental conflict over the future of the Channel Island's off the coast of California. Alma Takesure, a National Park Service biologist, leads the efforts to rid the island of black rats and feral pigs, invasive species that are endangering native animals. On… Read more
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SEX WARS

by Piercy, Marge

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Published
2005
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Fine
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New York: HarperCollins, 2005. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Sex Wars" is the sixteenth novel from poet, novelist and social activist, Piercy. Set in New York City in the years immediately after the Civil War, the book features Freydeh, a young Jewish woman living in an NYC tenement apartment with eight others while she saves money to bring the rest… Read more
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HOMER & LANGLEY

by Doctorow, E.L.

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Published
2009
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Fine
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New York: Random House, 2009. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The eleventh and next-to-last of Doctorow's novels is this fictional account of New York City's notorious eccentrics, the Collyer brothers. Homer, a lawyer, and Langley, a professional concert pianist, sons of a wealthy NYC physician, began, after the death of their mother, to withdraw from society and eventually barricaded themselves… Read more
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LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER

by Lawrence, D. H.

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Published
1960
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Very Good
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New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1960. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. A copy of the first American edition of this now classic novel by British author, D.H. Lawrence. Originally published in Italy in 1928 and the following year in Australia and France, the book was banned in the U.S. until it was ruled not obscene by the U.S. Court of… Read more
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