New York: Grove Press, 2002-05. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 370 pages; light edge wear; Set in the early 19th century, the story opens with a man known only as Blood guiding an oxcart of rum toward a land where the luckless--or outlawed--have made a fresh start.
New York: Schocken, 1984-10-12. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 86 pages; edge wear to jacket and boards;
New York: Pocket, 1988-03-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 561 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; The brilliant sequel to The Last Picture Show is McMurtry's richest novel to date, as moving as Terms of Endearment and as full of real and memorable characters as Lonesome Dove. "Texasville crackles with energy, humor and passion".--Washington Post Book World.
New York: Atheneum Books, 1988. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 209 pages; book has slight edge wear to boards. Jacket has some tears near top edge of front cover and some edge wear; Rosa and Wesley are long-married and middle-aged, and Wesley's midlife crisis leads him to leave Rosa, while she stays home and writes to him in her diary--and endures her own trauma when a man breaks into her house and assaults her.
New York: Ecco, 2008-03-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 244 pages; slight edge wear to boards and jacket; From the author of "Endless Love" comes this funny, yet intensely moving, story of Avery, a man who faces a mid-life crisis at 37. His Uncle Ezra offers to help him get back on track by sending him on a high-end sex tour, and Avery gets his big idea: write a book about the experience.
New York: Random House, 1995-08-22. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 217 pages; slight edge wear to jacket/boards; I can tell you how it happened. It's easy to say how it happened. He walked past a building, and a huge chunk of ice fell off the roof, and it hit him on the head. This is Chaplinesque, right? People start to laugh when I tell them...As Jay Berman lingers is a coma, his young wife, Lainey, is the only one who believes he will recover. While he lies motionless, she hopes to reach him by offering reminders of the ordinary life they shared - sweet smelling flowers, his softly textured shirt, spices from their kitchen. And throughout her ordeal, Lainey is sustained by her relationship with two very special women, each of whom teaches her about the enduring bond of friendship and the genuine power of hope.
New York: Riverhead Hardcover, 2010-09-16. Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. Near Fine. 280 pages; Advance Uncorrected Proofs; After a flu pandemic has killed large numbers of people worldwide, the United States has grown increasingly anarchic. Large numbers of children are stranded in orphanages, and systems we take for granted are fraying at the seams. When orphaned Cole Vining finds refuge with an evangelical pastor and his young wife in a small Indiana town, he knows he is one of the lucky ones. Sheltered Salvation City has been spared much of the devastation of the outside world. But it's a starkly different community from the one Cole has known, and he struggles with what this changed world means for him. As those around him become increasingly fixated on their vision of utopia - so different from his own parents' dreams - Cole begins to imagine a new and different future for himself. Written in Sigrid Nunez's deceptively simple style, Salvation City is a story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness, weaving the deeply affecting story of a young boy's transformation with a profound meditation on the true meaning of salvation.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1998-07. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 356 pages; corners bumped, some light edge wear to jacket and boards; Maggie Hammond goes to live in a small coastal village in New England when she inherits a Victorian house from her godmother. There she discovers an insular community closed to outsiders and jealous of its own secrets. Slowly but inexorably, Maggie becomes aware of a private curse that the townspeople are unable to conceal, and which threatens to destroy their home
New York: Voice, 2011-04-12. Advance Reading Copy. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 340 pages; Advance Reading Copy (ARC); The Nanny Diaries meets The Help in a riveting debut novel that follows an idealistic young woman as she leaves Trinidad for a new life in New York City---as a nanny. Jilly Lovitz finds herself a pawn in a deadly tangle of assassination attempts, kidnappings, and prisoner swaps with Reno, the Committee's most unpredictable agent, in this romantic thriller from New York Times bestselling author Anne Stuart.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995-03-01. Paperback. Very Good. 525 pages; some edge wear; A stunning novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times--set in a small German town and spanning both world wars. Through the voice of the town's unofficial historian and conscience, Hegi explores the secrets, the actions, and lack of action that shapes the residents' fates.
New York: Ivy Books, 1997-03-30. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 406 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; Delia Grinstead, a 40-year-old mother of three almost-grown children, abandons her family impulsively in search of an entirely new life a few miles from home, becoming secretary to a lawyer. Gradually, she begins to return to her old life--first for her daughter's wedding, then for small occasions, finding that the people she left behind have changed as much as she has.
New York: Viking, 1989. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 304 pages; light edge wear to jacket and boards, corners bumped; The story of an American Irish family, dominated by Ellen MacNamara, lying on her deathbed, but too angry to die. The fighting spirit that has inspired her life is inherited by one member of the next generation.
New York: Williams-Barker Co, 1912. Hardcover. Good. 413 pages; corners bumped, some edge wear, small tear in spine cloth, binding shaken a bit but intact; Contains: The Horla; Monsieur Parent; Miss Harriet; Mad!; Mademoiselle Pearl; The Farmer's Wife; A Coward; Mount Olivet; The Flight of Years; The Old Maid; The Tellier House; The Parricide; The Fortunes of War; Humble Happiness; The Mysterious Groom; The Open Door; Wife and Mistress; The Fathers; The Mountain Inn; Madame Husson's Rosier; and An Unfortunate Resemblance.
New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2002-03-28. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 229 pages; ex-library with only slight markings, almost no wear; Determined to decide her own fate but doomed to repeat the tragic circumstances of her birth, McCabe illuminates heroine Elizabeth Winters quiet, searing power with the tenderness of a poet, offering up a powerful, lyrical indictment of the tensions that tear families and nations apart.
New York: Bantam, 1992-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 367 pages; very faint spine crease, some edge wear; In this magical bestseller, the story-telling heroine of Eva Luna returns with a rich treasure trove of tales--two dozen vibrant, enchanting demonstrations of her artistry. Here is the foreign made indelibly familiar by the imagination, the passion, and the eloquence of one of the world's leading writers.
New York: Viking Adult, 2002-01-14. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 291 pages; slight scuffing to dust jacket; William Kennedy's Albany is a hard place to be in 1945. The political scene is largely corrupt, and the city seems to be full of criminals and pimps. The sublimely eccentric Roscoe Conway is in love with the beautiful Veronica, whose husband commits suicide. Past and present alternate as the novel explores Roscoe's boyhood, coming of age, young manhood, and present-day existence as a local politician. A New York Times "Editor's Choice" for 2002.
New York: Archipelago Books, 2008-01-01. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 317 pages; light edge wear to jacket, corners slightly bumped; Yalo was a soldier on one of the many sides in Lebanon's sectarian civil war, and then he becomes a deserter and a thief, a nightwatchman in Paris, an arms smuggler, and then a rapist. And then he falls in love with his victim - who turns him in to the police. This novel is a modern Thousand and One Nights, a series of confessions extracted under torture, a recitation of all of his memories, all of his sorrows, all of his guilt - and other crimes which his interrogators need him to confess to. Beirut and the legacy of the wars of the Middle East are the texture of Elias Khoury's extraordinary and huge literary achievement.
New York: Doubleday, 2000-05-02. Hardcover. Good/Good. 288 pages; ex-library with usual markings, some edge wear to jacket and boards;Eliza Naumann isn't good at much, but she's a gifted speller. As spelling bees give meaning and definition to her existence, the life of her gifted but troubled family goes on around her: her mother slowly goes mad, her brother becomes a Hare Krishna, and her father seeks to groom Eliza to be the fulfillment of an ancient Hebrew prophecy. A New York Times Notable Book for the year 2000, BEE SEASON inspired a 2005 film starring Richard Gere and Juliet Binoche
New York: Viking Adult, 1989-10-18. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 386 pages; remainder mark on page ends, some edge wear, small dent in jacket; light edge wear to boards; The story of an American Irish family, dominated by Ellen MacNamara, lying on her deathbed, but too angry to die. The fighting spirit that has inspired her life is inherited by one member of the next generation. Mary Gordon also wrote "Men and Angels", "Final Payments" and "Temporary Shelter".
Crown Publishing Group, 1985-12-18. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 374 pages; ex-library with usual markings, spine cocked a bit, some dmg to pastedowns and rfep; edge wear to boards; When fortune heir Billy Grenville sees showgirl Ann Arden, it is love at first sight. Much to the horror of his mother, he marries her. But a gunshot propels Ann into a notorious spotlight--as the two Mrs. Grenvilles enter into a conspiracy of silence that will bind them together forever.