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So Far from God
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So Far from God

By Patrick Marnham

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The dust jacket has very little wear, with the exception of the top spine area. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "The first group of Mexican citizens I saw were stumbling up the slope from the border, trying to keep their feet in the glutinous mud of southern California and hoping to avoid the United States Border Patrol. It was a moonless night and raining heavily. They chose a track which led directly towards the Patrol Supervisor's pick-up. He had been watching them through his night-glasses for some minutes, enjoying the contrast between the warmth of his seat and the weather they were struggling with. He flicked on his headlights and the Mexicans just walked quietly up the beam. There were four of them, men of three generations, from Sinaloa, a state of Mexico 650 miles to the south. They were farm laborers looking for work. They were true wetbacks, soaked to the skin...." - Chapter One from So Far from God

$64.72

Modern English Readings
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Modern English Readings

By Roger Sherman Loomis and Donald Lemen Clark (Editors)

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The corner of the cover boards are bumped. There is a stamp of the library on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned but clear of any markings. "In this third edition of Modern English Readings, as in the original edition, three aims have guided the selection; (1) The teaching of correct in vital expression through study of models. (2) The quickening of the student's interest in literature by giving him some of the best fiction, drama, essays, biography, and poetry of the last hundred years to read attentively and enjoy. (3) An introduction to those modern problems which, if left unsolved or if wrongly solved, mean individual misery and social and national disaster...." - Preface from Modern English Readings

$5.75

Young Bess
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Young Bess

By Margaret Irwin

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. The previous owner put his stamp on the inside of the front cover board. "She had been allowed to come out to the royal flagship, and had been eating cherries and strawberries dipped in wine. All round her the sea was a flaming white glitter, the air was hot high summer, the wind in a mad mood; she was twelve years old, and Tom Seymour, who was Admiral of the Fleet and her favorite step-uncle, was talking to her as though she were rather more; he was joking and chaffing her, but then he did that with all women, even with the Queen...." - Chapter One from Young Bess

$14.99

Tribute
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Tribute

By Nora Roberts

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. The Dust Jacket is also in excellent condition. "According to legend, Steve McQueen once swam buck-naked among the cattails and lily pads in the pond at the Little Farm. If true, and Cilla liked to think it was, the King of Cool had stripped off and dived in post The Magnificent Seven and prior to The Great Escape...." - Chapter One from Tribute

$6.50

The Moon and the Thorn
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The Moon and the Thorn

By B.J. Chute

This book is in good condition, although the dust jacket is torn in many places. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping and little fraying on the cover boards. The dust jacket is taped down on the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow, but the pages are clear of any markings. "When, after thirty years, Henrietta Blackwell returned to Great Island, garlanded in her private grief, she was still a remarkably beautiful woman and something of a legend. The boatman's eyes had gone to her un-ringed left hand, the moment she stepped onto his deck, and he had called her 'Miss Henrietta' until the servant Rosa, blowing about in a small, fierce tempest, had rebuked him with assorted languages. He had shrugged and substituted 'Madam Bryce' though he knew as well as all the island did that the title was a polite fiction and that the elopement of three decades past had never been blessed by Church nor approved by Law...." - Chapter One from The Moon and the Thorn

$39.33

Unto A Good Land
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Unto A Good Land

By Vilhelm Moberg

This book is in good condition. There is severe wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There are many spots and tears on the outside cover boards and spine. There are two black marks on the inside cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but are otherwise unmarked except for the dating on the first page. "On the elongated island of Manhattan, in the Hudson River, the largest city in North America had sprung up, already inhabited by half a million people. Like an immense hippopotamus resting immobile in his element, Manhattan sprawled in the water, at the mouth of the Hudson. The hippopotamus turned his head toward the Atlantic, and the back of his enormous snout lay the piers of the East River, where ships with immigrants from the Old World tied up...." - Chapter One from Unto A Good Land

$178.24

In A Dark Garden
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In A Dark Garden

By Frank G. Slaughter

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and severe fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "Halfway down the ugly cobbled street, he paused to look back. The hackney still waited at the door of his inn, grotesque as an overgrown pumpkin in the fog. Below, where the pavement slanted to the water's edge, the river was drowned in that same gray cotton wool. He walked slowly downhill, welcoming the cold sting in his lungs. This afternoon the weather had slicked the cobbles from brown to greasy black; the dampness highlighted the flanks of the gray horses and spangled the whiskers of the porters sweating at warehouse doors. The quays themselves were blurred ghosts of commerce; but the loadings went on regardless, despite the weather. They would continue until the last ship had cleared. Too many others were waiting in the murk down-river, eager to nose in for their share. It was the autumn of 1862, and Glasgow bustled with the freight of Mars from Clydebank to the firth. It hardly mattered to these ironmasters that the American war they served was a whole ocean away...." - Chapter One from In A Dark Garden

$59.88

The Snake Pit
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The Snake Pit

By Mary Jane Ward

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has affixed a name label to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "'Do you hear voices?' he asked. 'You think I am deaf?' 'Of course,' she said. 'I hear yours.' It was hard to keep on being civil. She was tired and he had been asking questions such a long time, days and days of incredibly naive questions. Now he was explaining that she misunderstood; he did not mean real voices. Fantastic. He was speaking, he said, of voices that were not real and yet they were voices he expected her to hear. He was something of a pest, this man, but she could think of no decent way to get rid of him. You could tell he meant well and so you tried to play the game with him, as if with a fanciful child...." - Chapter One from The Snake Pit

$123.75

The Return Of The Native
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The Return Of The Native

By Thomas Hardy

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book.There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing , but the pages are free of markings. "The date at which the following events are assumed to have occurred may be set down as between 1840 and 1850, when the old watering-place called 'Budmouth' still retained sufficient afterglow from its Georgian gaiety and prestige to lend it an absorbing attractiveness to the romantic and imaginative soul of a lonely dweller inland...." - Preface from The Return Of The Native "A Saturday afternoon in November was approaching the time of twilight, and the vast tract of unenclosed wild known as Egdon Heah embrowned itself moment by moment. Overhead the hollow stretch of whitish cloudS shutting out the sky was as a tent which had the whole heath for its floor...." - Chapter One from The Three Women, first book from The Return Of The Native

$6.40