New York: Random House, 1986-07-12. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 743 pages; edge wear to jacket and boards, some scuffing to jacket, rear hinge cracked; Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily beautiful fifteen-year-old noblewoman, Barbara Alderley; the man she adores, the wickedly handsome Roger MontGeoffry; her grandmother, the duchess, who rules the family with cunning and wit; and her mother, the ineffably cruel, self-centered and licentious Diana. Like no other work, Through a Glass Darkly is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal.
New York: William Morrow & Co, 1976. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 281 pages; edge wear to jacket and boards; When orphaned Kirsten MacGregor grows up, her beauty is marred by a cast in one eye. The locals' prejudice causes her to be sold to a traveling tinker who gets her pregnant. She is rescued to bear her child, and a strange bargain follows.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1998-11-03. Hardcover. Good/Good. 426 pages; edge wear, corners bumped, some light soiling to boards; To look at one was to see the other. For family, even the girls' own father, it was a constant guessing game. For strangers, the surprise was overwhelming. And for twins Olivia and Victoria, coming of age at the turn of the century, their bond was mysterious, marvelous, and often playful - a secret realm only they inhabited. Shy, serious Olivia, born eleven minutes before her sister, had taken over the role of mother in their lush New York estate. Free-spirited Victoria wanted to change the world, and embraced the women's suffrage movement, dreaming of sailing to war-torn Europe. Then, in the girls' twenty-first year, as the First World War escalated overseas, a fateful choice changed their lives forever. Handsome lawyer Charles Dawson came into their lives to try to save the reputation of Victoria, whose life was about to become a public scandal.Still mourning the death of his wife aboard the Titanic, struggling to raise his nine-year old son, Charles was determined never to lose his heart again. An irrevocable step took one of the twins to the battlefields of France, and the other into a marriage she longed for but thought she could not have. From Manhattan society to the trenches of war-torn France, "Mirror Image" moves elegantly and dramatically through a rich and troubled era. With startling insight, Danielle Steel explores women's choices: between home and adventure, between the love for family and the passion for a cause, between sacrifice and desire.
New York: Delacorte Press, 2000-06. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/Good. 231 pages; edge wear to jacket and boards, corners bumped, surface tear on front of jacket, some edge tears to jacket as well; Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland. In 18 years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a happy home on Hope Street. Then, in an instant, it all fell apart. For Jack a five-minute errand ends in tragedy, and suddenly Liz is alone with an unbearable loss.
New York: Crown, 1988. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/Good. 374 pages; edge wear to jacket and boards, corners bumped; Dunne's novel is a comedy of manners with tragic overtones, set in New York. Gus Bailey, a divorced journalist and Hollywood refugee, is the confidant of New York society, perfectly positioned to observe the machinations of its moneyed elite. A wedding, a death and an inheritance precipitate a social explosion in the world of "People Like Us". Dominick Dunne is the author of "The Two Mrs Grenvilles", "Fatal Charms" and "The Winners".
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973-11-07. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 767 pages; edge wear to boards, some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped; Adam Swann has grown old and is struggling to keep up with the changing times. The horse is giving way to the motorcar, with devastating effect on his transport business. As a new century is born, the Boer War brings tragedy, but even this cannot quench the spirit of the Swann family.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/Good. 340 pages; edge wear to jacket and boards, spine tips. corners lightly bumped, sticker on front of jacket, small tears in jacket; This generational classic by the author of "Spartacus" is the story of Dan Lavette, the son of an Italian fisherman, who battles from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to build a fortune in the shipping industry.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1992. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 471 pages; edge wear to jacket and boards; corner tears in jacket, rubbing; Spanning five decades in the loves and life of Sarah Whitfield and the jewel business she builds after the war.
New York: Doubleday, 1995-06-01. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/Good. 656 pages; corners lightly bumped, some edge wear to jacket and boards, bit of scuffing to jacket; Jack McCall, living in Rome with his daughter after the suicide of his wife, finds his solitude disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law. She begs his help in tracking down a former classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protester--and never resurfaced.
New York: Hyperion, 2002-11-13. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 354 pages; light edge wear to jacket and boards; When gutsy redhead Millie McLancey defies her humble beginnings to pursue a life on the stage, she becomes the first of four generations of inspiring women to taste success in the glossy, yet precarious, world of show business. Taking us on a thrilling ride from the West End, to Broadway, to Hollywood, and a breathtaking finale in New York, Star Quality is a stirring tale of ambition, betrayal, sex and survival that is as gripping and fascinating as the celebrity world itself.
Summit Books, 1990-04. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 488 pages; ex-library with usual markings, some edge wear to boards and jacket, some damage to pastedowns; This gripping multi-generational saga of love, betrayal, and triumph is the finest novel yet from the author of The Bailey Chronicles, and captures the simmering tensions between the aristocracy and lower class in a late 19th-century English village.
New York: Forge Books, 2004-05-16. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 357 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; It's 1978 and the whole country, exhausted from the twin traumas of Vietnam and Watergate, seems to be suffering from a massive hang-over. Chucky O'Malley knows how the country feels; approaching fifty he finds himself in the grip of a debilitating mid-life crisis. He hasn't lost his faith, exactly, but he does feel disillusioned and depressed. As he travels the world, Chucky searches for a way to renew his weary spirit. Fortunately, he doesn't have to face this challenge alone. With the loving support of his family, and especially his irrepressible and adoring wife, Rosemarie, he just might rediscover his lost hope and optimism in time for a Second Spring..
New York: Pocket Books, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 817 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; The Great Alone is the extraordinary bestseller from Janet Dailey that captures the heart of the last American frontier. This sweeping epic--spanning more than 200 years and seven generations of native Alaskans--tells the story of the building of Alaska from a woman's point of view.
New York: Scribners, 1961. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/fair. 715 pages; cloth over boards, som edge wear, corners bumped. Dust jacket has creases, edge wear, small edge tears; As the 19th century gives way to the 20th, the Forsytes, presided over by the patriarchal Soames, must face the disintegration of the society that has upheld their family's position for generations. This beloved family saga, with its huge and lively cast of characters, remains a classic of popular literature.