New York: Horizon Book Promotions, 1989-11. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 189 pages; corners lightly bumped, some light edge wear; In Missalonghi, on Missy Wright's family's pitifully small homestead in Australia's Blue Mountains, It's a brand new century--the twentieth--a time for new thoughts and bold new actions. And Missy is about to set every self-righteous tongue in the town of Byron wagging!
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000-08-11. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 348 pages; light edge wear to jacket and boards, some sticker residue on jacket; Just a few centuries ago, Venice was the greatest seaport in Europe, bustling with the illustrious men and women of the time. "Bianca" is the story of the remarkable Lady Bianca Capello and her love for Francesco de' Medici, scion of the richest ruling family in Europe.
New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/Good. 279 pages; some edge wear to jacket and boards; corners bumped, bit of soiling to white jacket; From the author of THE THORN BIRDS and A CREED FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM, a romantic war novel featuring Sister Honour Langtry, who is in charge of Ward X in a military hospital. When a new patient, Sergeant Michael Wilson arrives, he transforms the ward into a place of emotion, leading to tragedy for the sister, who falls in love.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2000-09-04. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 377 pages; light edge wear to jacket and boards; Following the Holocaust, Nora and her German daughter-in-law, Louisa, enter an Israeli absorption camp for immigrants to await an uncertain future. Stranded in a new land, both women are forced to face the past and the responsibility each bears for what they have lost.
New York: Tor Books, 1991-11-15. Mass Market Paperback. Fair. 534 pages; spine creasing, edge wear, surface tear on front cover; A novel of unforgettable people whose lives are irrevocably entwined by the Civil War, a war they neither want nor understand, by love that dares to cross the barriers of class and race, and by a way of life that disappears with the last plantation. Locked in the passions of love and war, some fight because of honor, some to defend a way of life and others to destroy it.
New York: Viking Adult, 1993-12-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 516 pages; slight edge wear; advance promotional material laid in; In this sweeping epic novel of friendship and honor, courage and betrayal, a war rages across Europe, and destiny binds the fortunes of two men: Cotton Drake, the son of American missionaries, and Kiyoshi Serikawa. Raised as blood brothers, they are the best of friends until a beautiful woman named Miyuki and a shattering moment in history change their lives forever.
New York: Random House, 2005-04-19. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 285 pages; slight edge wear; With his first historical high-seas adventure chronicling the exploits of British Second Lieutenant Charles Edgemont, Worrall sets sail in the rousing tradition of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey.
New York: Doubleday, 1993-06-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 785 pages; light edge wear to jacket and boards; The bestselling author of The Kent Family Chronicles launches an enthralling new cycle about the Crowns of Chicago. Spanning the turbulent watershed decade of 1890-1900, this story of Paul Crown and his family covers the length and breadth of a nation exploding with technological change, rapacious greed, social protest and political corruption.
New York: Pocket Books, 2007-03-06. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 383 pages; light edge wear; "The Rossetti Letter" is a captivating debut that blends fact and fiction, past and present into a vibrant, richly imagined masterpiece that traces the adventures of a 17th-century Venetian courtesan and the contemporary historian researching her fate.
Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1993-04. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 233 pages; ex-library with usual markings; edge wear to jacket and boards; Six metaphysical tales feature an historian and a frontiersman moving through American cities from 1850 to 1912 and encountering historical figures such as Henry Adams and Isadora Duncan.
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 276 pages; light edge wear to boards, spine sunned a bit, front board warped slightly; Charles Swallow fancies himself a Marquand sort of hero, but the flashback touched off by the reappearance of an old girl friend turns out to be pure Faulkner. It concerns a childhood incident in a coalbin, too obvious for words, but related with hilarious obscurity. To get Sweetie Appleyard off his moral doorstep, he tries another literary tack, the Scott Fitzgerald; but she goes a little farther as a Free Spirit than he had intended, when he undertook her re-education, and before he knows it she is persuading him to father a child for her out of wedlock. Proust, Graham Greene, Dreiser, Thurber, Hemingway are all sent in in turn, like substitutes from a bench to save the day - but it's no good. Pregnant, the rebel folds in the stretch, leaving our hero holding the bag in a fine Kafka nightmare indeed. A Joycean delirium climaxes a literary revel also strewn with mimicries of modern poets from Emily Dickinson to Dylan Thomas, in the form of samples of rather derivative verse Sweetie writes. Written in a a dozen styles, this is a gem of parody as well as another narrative treat by this comic novelist.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1947. Hardcover. Good. 414 pages; corners lightly bumped, some edge wear, bit of adhesive residue on front board; A Scotch doctor in a black world at a fateful moment of history.
New York: Random House, 1979-06-12. Hardcover. Good. Moll, John. 192 pages; edge wear, some light soiling to page ends; illustrated by John Moll
New York: Atria, 2001-06-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 214 pages; light edge wear to jacket and boards; Myra Lipinsky, a 51-year-old visiting nurse, has been content to be a self-appointed spinster--until a man she adored in high school is struck by an incurable illness and returns to New England to spend what time he has left. From the author of "Open House" comes a wry and beautifully distilled portrait of a union that transcends life's most unexpected and challenging circumstances.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965. Hardcover. Good. 221 pages; edge wear to boards, corners bumped; "Laughing Whitefish "is an engrossing trial drama of ethnic hostility and the legal defense of Indian treaties. Young lawyer William (Willy) Poe puts out a shingle in Marquette, Michigan, in 1873, hoping to meet a woman who will take him seriously. His first client, the alluring Charlotte Kawbawgam, known as Laughing Whitefish, offers an enticing challenge -- a compelling case of injustice at the hands of powerful mining interests. Years earlier, Charlotte's father led the Jackson Mining Company to a lucrative iron ore strike, and he was then granted a small share in the mine, which the new owners refuse to honor. Willy is now Charlotte's sole recourse for justice. "Laughing Whitefish "is a gripping account of barriers between Indian people and their legal rights. These poignant conflicts are delicately wrought by the pre-eminent master of the trial thriller, the bestselling author of "Anatomy of a Murder.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good. 318 pages; edge worn, tips frayed, corners bumped; The renowned novelist De Wohl, with his usual crisp language and descriptive narrative, as well as irony and humor, presents the colorful and tumultuous times of the early Christian era in this story of intrigue, romance and power revolving around Helena, the devoted and saintly mother of Constantine, the first Christian emperor.
New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1916. Hardcover. Fair. 346 pages; rear hinge split; significant edge and corner wear to boards, boards soiled and stained.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1952. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 533 pages; some light edge wear to boards, partial sunning to spine cloth where portion of dust jacket is missing; dust jacket, aside from missing spine portion, has edge wear and small edge tears. First published in 1953, this classic recounts the story of Basil, a young silversmith, who is commissioned by the apostle Luke to fashion a holder for the cup Jesus will ultimately use at the Last Supper.
Toronto: George N. Morang & Company, Limited, 1902. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 418 pages; Illustrated. maroon cloth is chipped, edge-worn. top front edge of spine cloth is separated from front board for about 1/2". corners bumped; top edge gilt; illustrated paper panel on front board, gilt lettering and decorations. binding is shaken but not cracked or split.
New York: Henry Holt & Company, Inc, 1895. Hardcover. Good. 417 pages; hinges split, spine cocked, some slight edge wear to boards, corners bumped; The author's first novel, a story of New York politics, once popular due to rumors that it was based on the life of Grover Cleveland.