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At Home in Mitford
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At Home in Mitford

By Jan Karon

Penguin Books. 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Gently read book with clean unmarked pages. Great reading copy. 413 pages At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon, is a delightful novel that details the life of Father Tim, the rector of Lord's Chapel in Mitford, North Carolina. ... The town of Mitford and the characters that live there enhance the priest's life throughout the year, bring him great joy and happiness.ABDDD

$3.50

Exit to Eden
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Exit to Eden

By Anne Rampling

Dell, 1989. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. Clean Unmarked Text. Book has a few pages folded and some cipsout of the back cover. Tight spine. Good reading copy. 308 Pages. Exit to Eden is a 1985 novel by Anne Rice, initially published under the pen name Anne Rampling, but subsequently under Rice's name. The novel explores the subject of BDSM in romance novel form. The novel also brought attention to Rice's published works that differed from the type of writing she was better known for (e.g. Interview with the Vampire), such as her Sleeping Beauty series under yet another pen name. Additionally, a film adaptation in 1994 differed greatly from the book, with a new major storyline and several new characters added. Each chapter in the novel is narrated in the first-person by either Lisa or Elliot; the narrator is announced at the head of each chapter. ABDDD

$3.50

The Face on the Milk Carton
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The Face on the Milk Carton

By Cooney, Caroline B.

Laurel Leaf, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Fine. Lightly used book, text is clean and unmarked. 184 pages.Synopsis: After a series of child abductions in the Midwest in the 1980s, an Iowa dairy put pictures of missing children on milk cartons as a public service. It quickly became a national phenomenon for a number of years. Caroline Cooney's 1990 novel is part of the Janie Johnson series of young adult books. ItsABDDD

$3.50

Under the Color of Law: A Kevin Kerney Novel
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Under the Color of Law: A Kevin Kerney Novel

By Michael McGarrity

Dutton Books, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition:Very Good +. First Edition, with full number line. Gently used, clean unmarked text. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Dust jacket wrinkled at the very edges and has a sticker on it. Synopsis: Newly-installed Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney receives a deadly welcome when a U.S. ambassador's ex-wife is brutally stabbed to death in her home. 321

$3.25

Way of Life
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Way of Life

By Gibbs, Arthur Hamilton

Boston: Little, Brown, 1947. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine Dust Jacket.Very Good. Stated First Edition. Signed by the author on the inside blank page. Book is clean, unmarked with little wear. Dust Jacket has some small tears and creases along the edges. 346 pages. ABEEE An Anglo-American love story, framed in bitter, sometimes factual chapter headings, wherein American Corporal Bill Thatcher, feeling at home in British Little Minchen, loses his heart to Minchen, daughter of a World War I veteran. This is the detailed diary of their love, from their hurried marriage before D-Day and Bill's part in the invasion, to the birth of their baby, and the end of the war. Bill, with high resolves to work for a better world, is embittered by the loss of his fingers which wrecks his dreams of a musical career, and it is Minchen, carrying his child, and hoping to keep alive his music, who bears the burden of his self-searching. A personalized story, with a heavy emphasis on the backgrounds and results of both wars, on the necessary gestures to be made by those who have fought for the peace. An emotional hold substantiated by documented characters, this is however not advanced by its heavy propaganda. ABEEE

$18.00

Sweet Misfortune: A Novel
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Sweet Misfortune: A Novel

By Kevin Alan Milne

Center Street/ Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Jody Waldrup dj (illustrator). Stated 1st Edition, full number line. Gold-stamped brown spine with deep orange boards. Clean unmarked book. 281 Pages. Synopsis: Sophie owns a chocolate shop where she sells Misfortune Cookies-dipped in bitter chocolate they contain messages she handwrites each day such as "Your car seems fine now, but just wait...it will eventually be a source of frustration and unexpected delay." What starts as a gimmick, turns into a surprise hit with customers. But when her ex-fiancée moves back to their small Washington town, he is surprised at how bitter and unhappy Sophie has become. He proposes a bet--she must place an ad in the paper that simply states "Wanted: Happiness." If at least 100 people respond, proving happiness isn't a myth, she agrees to a date with him. If not, he'll leave her alone forever. Sophie is convinced she'll win, but fate has other ideas when a reporter at the paper is intrigued by the ad as a story and posts it in newspapers across the country. SAS1

$4.75

Prince of Foxes
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Prince of Foxes

By Shellabarger, Samuel

Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1948. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket. Good. Gray Cloth with red titles on the spine. Minor wear to book, clean and unmarked except for an inscription on the inside blank page. Endpapers illustrated with red maps. Dust jacket chipped and torn along the edges. 433 Pages. ABEEE Synopsis: This novel was first published in 1947. It's still in print – or at any rate was reprinted by Bridge Works in 2002, and probably again since. There are reasons for that. First, it has all the characteristics of a rip-snortingly readable, fast-moving historical pulp adventure. Next, it has a great cast of characters. Last, it is even quality writing! It's set in Renaissance Italy, circa 1500, the time of Cesare Borgia. The main character is charming and mysterious Andrea, a Renaissance man to the core, artist, soldier, diplomat, and agent of the chilling Cesare, but with a hidden past and, as the instrument designer Lorenzo says of him in the first chapter, "too many faces." Before starting the novel, Shellabarger read reams of the literature, records, and documents from the actual times. The language of diplomacy and social manners, then even more than now, was unctuous, extravagant and phony. No flattery was too extreme, no lie too low, no promise too hollow. Shellabarger captures it exactly. His fictional Andrea is a master. Still, being intelligent and complex, Andrea is not immune to the attractions of honest, decent dealing, especially towards people he admires. Even very minor characters, who appear once or twice and never again, are well drawn and convincing, like the designer of musical instruments, Lorenzo, and the magistrate of Viterbo, whom Andrea neatly manipulates. (A notable and jarring exception is the blackamoor child-servant, Seraph, depicted as nothing more than a grinning, eye-rolling darkie. Ouch. True, Seraph IS a child, but still it's one aspect of the book that does not transcend its 1947 date.) If you like suave, lethal intrigue, there is loads of it. If you like battles, there are those too. If you like smooth duels of wits with life or death as the stakes, PRINCE OF FOXES abounds in them. There is memorable single combat, too, between Andrea and Pierre Terrail du Bayard, the most famous chevalier of France. ("Without Fear and Without Reproach"? Yes. THAT Bayard.) On that occasion, Andrea fights the duel to save his henchman, Mario Belli, from being lynched by a group of French nobles for treason against their king, of which he's flagrantly guilty. (His real name is Marius de Montbel.) Andrea and Belli originally met when Belli tried to murder him, hired by a Ferrarese ambassador. The attempt failed, due to Andrea's prowess, and when Belli revealed who hired him, Andrea feigned appalled shock. ABEEE

$6.50

The Plutocrat
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The Plutocrat

By Tarkington, Booth

Grosset & Dunlap, NY, 1927. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Dust Jacket Condition. 543 pp. Book ads. Green cloth. Paper lightly toned, unmarked pages except for pencil marks on the endpaper, end wear, corners bumped, light soil, Good reading copy.Synopsis: The book begins: Out of the north Atlantic a January storm came down in the night, sweeping the American coast with wind and snow and sleet upon a great oblique front from Nova Scotia to the Delaware capes. The land was storm-bound and the sea possessed with such confusion that nothing seemed less plausible than that human beings should be out among the running hill ranges, and not only alive but still voyaging crazily on their way. Tow ropes parted off the Maine and Massachusetts coasts; barges were swamped and bargemen drowned; schooners drove ashore in half-frozen harbours; and all night on the Georgian Banks fishermen fought dark monstrosities of water. But in the whole area of the storm nowhere was the northeaster more outrageous than upon that ocean path where flopped and shuttled the great Duumvir, five hours outward bound from New York. ABEEE

$3.50

Virtual Mode
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Virtual Mode

By Piers Anthony

Ace Books, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Gently used, clean unmarked book. Great reading copy. 323 Pages Insisting that he's traveled far from his world in search of her, Darius' vows of love fall on Colene's deaf ears. Only after Darius literally disappears before her very eyes does Colene realize what she's lost. Determined to find him, Colene prepares to enter an infinite realm of monsters, dragons, and impossible dreams. ABEEE

$3.00

Dragon on a Pedestal
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Dragon on a Pedestal

By Piers Anthony

Del Rey, 1983. paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Gently used, clean unmarked copy. Great reading copy. 306 Pages.Synopsis: Dragon on a Pedestal is a fantasy novel by American writer Piers Anthony, the seventh book of the Xanth series .[1] This book centers on Princess Ivy, the 3-year-old daughter of King Dor and Queen Irene, the search for her, and the spell on Gap Chasm that caused people to forget it existed breaking apart into "Forget Whorls".ABEEE

$3.00

Unicorn Point (Apprentice Adept)
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Unicorn Point (Apprentice Adept)

By Piers Anthony

Ace Books, 1990. Condition:Very Good.Clean unmarked, gently read book. Great Reading Copy. 337 Pages The combined magic and technology between the parallel worlds of Phaze and Proton is not enough to save the planets from a conquering invasion. Only Mach and Bane--robot and wizard, linked between worlds--have any chance of stopping this threat.ABEEE

$2.75

Before the Mask (Dragonlance Saga, Villains Series, Volume 1)
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Before the Mask (Dragonlance Saga, Villains Series, Volume 1)

By Michael; Williams, Teri Williams

T S R, Incorporated, Lake Geneva, WI, U.S.A., 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Clean unmarked copy. Minor shelfwear to cover. Waller, Karl (illustrator) (illustrator). First Paperback Printing. 312 pages Synopsis: In the bleak Khalkist Mountains, on a stormy winter night, a child is born amid hard words, ill will, and the ominous prophecy of a druidess. Young Verminaard grows up unlovely and unloved, trading friends and family for a dark romance with an evil, mysterious voice and the sinister weapon it comes to inhabit. Michael and Teri Williams, long known for their poems, novels, and stories in the continuing DRAGONLANCE saga, reveal the origins of the evil cleric Verminaard. The Villians Series explores the corrupted origins of the malevolent minions of Takhisis, Queen of Darkness.ABEEE

$2.50

THE HELP
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THE HELP

By Kathryn Stockett

Amy Einhorn / G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009. Hard Cover. Condition:Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Reprint. Reprint. Minor wear to jacket corners. Previous owners name on inside blank page.. Synopsis: . Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town. ABBBB

$4.50

The Proud Way
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The Proud Way

By Seifert, Shirley

Chicago: Peoples Book Club, 1948, Chicago, 1948. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Fair. Fiction. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This blue cloth hardcover is in very good condition. The cloth covers have minor wear around the edges and a little at the corners but look good. The spine is tight. The pages are mostly white with little wear and no marks.The dustjacket is brittle with tears along all of the edges and is in fair condition. The novel covers the life and surrounds of a proud southern belle that was able to accomplish many feats in her life. 316 pages.ABAAA

$3.50

The Black Butterfly
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The Black Butterfly

By Shirley Reva Vernick

Cinco Puntos Press, 2014. Paperback Condition: As New. Stated First Edition with full number line. Ex-library book with a couple of stickers on the cover page and one stamp on the inside page and last as page of the book.. Book itself looks as new. 242 Pages AB60

$3.50

The Seal In the Bedroom and Other Predicaments
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The Seal In the Bedroom and Other Predicaments

By Thurber, James

Harper, 1950. Paperback. Condition: Good -, Dust Jacket Fair. Book is missing a couple of chunks out of the spine. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Dust Jacket has a few missing chunks out of the spine, and a few small tears along the edges. Unpaginated.Good Reading Copy. ABEEE

$3.75

Princess in Training: Princess Diaries, Volume VI
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Princess in Training: Princess Diaries, Volume VI

By Meg Cabot

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Stated First Edition with full number line. Mia begins her sophomore year dreading high school life without Michael. After she helps him move into his dorm at Columbia, she finds herself busier than ever between Princess lessons, trying to understand geometry, taking care of baby brother Rocky, and now --- thanks to Lilly --- running for Student Council President. And that just covers the first day of school. Soon, other worries enter her sphere. She wonders if Michael will expect her to be intimate with him now that he is in college. She is now running against Miss Popularity herself, Lana, for President. Her efforts to save some of Genovia's waters have resulted in strained international relations. Lilly is her campaign manager and teams up with Mia's Grandmere. And her new English teacher wants her to write about something more serious than popular culture. The "Princess Diaries" series is as funny as ever, and Mia proves once again that running a country will be easy for her after surviving high school. While there is a lot of fantasy here, Mia remains in many ways a normal teenager with boy, family, school, and confidence issues. Readers will enjoy watching her start to grow up and deal with these matters. Meg Cabot keeps enough surprises coming to retain freshness for the many devoted fans of this series. Obviously, through Mia's reactions to the critical English teacher, Cabot is trying to fight back at some reviewers who may think she writes fluff, but she is preaching to the choir here with points about the value of entertaining reads.ABDDD

$4.75

The Princess Diaries, Volume VII
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The Princess Diaries, Volume VII

By Meg Cabot

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Stated First Edition with full number line. Mia is back for her seventh big book (there are a few smaller volumes in between) and ready to party --- NOT. That is, Michael wants to have a parent-free party at the Moscovitzs' apartment, with college people. Mia would like to be cool, she really would, but the only other occasions where she's had alcohol was at state dinners with diplomats, and they were having champagne. What if Michael finds out she doesn't know how to party? Will he leave her for college girls? At the same time, Mia's new term as student president is off to a bad start. Just because she bought the deluxe crushing recycling bins, there is now no money in the budget. This means they won't be able to rent the hall for graduation, and the senior class valedictorian is a brute bully of a girl who Mia does not want to cross. In a moment of extreme stress, she turns to her grandmother during Princess lessons to talk about her troubles with the student budget. Grandmere's solution? Even though the students already are having a production of "Hair" for the spring musical, Grandmere writes a musical called "Braid" based on Mia's Genovian ancestors. It is filled with mistresses, blood and more. She casts Mia in the lead, announces that the play will be performed in one week, and will charge for tickets. Mia and her friends spend every waking moment acting, singing and dancing. It would have been much easier to sell candles to raise the cash, something Mia wanted to avoid at all costs! Mia's writing career is dealt a blow when her story about "The Guy Who Hates It When They Put Corn In the Chili" based on a fellow student she observed in the cafeteria is rejected by a teen magazine contest. Then the actual boy, John Paul, auditions for "Braid" and is cast in the lead opposite Mia. Lily is in the play too, but is also trying to earn student budget money by running a new student 'zine called Fat Louie's Pink Butthole. Lily plans to run the story about the Guy, but Mia doesn't want him to know that she wrote a tragic story based on him --- and she would also prefer a new title for the 'zine! In the meantime, Mia attends the dreaded party in what she thinks are party clothes, and tries to drink beer and act like a party girl. After this spectacle, Michael will hardly talk to her. Could he really be that upset about her dancing? She didn't realize it was sexy, as everyone is saying. Or is something else bothering him? This is a lot for a Princess to deal with, but Mia manages to hold it together as always with lots of humor and wit --- even if she doesn't realize it. Readers will enjoy the latest from the Princess of Genovia and her New York entourage.ABDDD

$4.75

The Journey Living by Faith in an Uncertain World
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The Journey Living by Faith in an Uncertain World

By Billy Graham

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Nice clean unmarked copy. Great Reading Copy. In this culminating work of a lifetime, the remarkable Billy Graham invites you to join him in discovering God's plan for this exciting journey called life. Wherever you are in your journey—just beginning, at the middle, or near the end—you've already learned that life offers a variety of paths. The good news is that we aren't alone, says Graham. Not only did God carve out the path for us, but He wants to join us on the journey—to help us with challenges along the way, and eventually lead us home. ABDDD

$2.75

A Death in Belmont
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A Death in Belmont

By Sebastian. Junger

W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 2006. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine (Mylar Covered). Ex-Library with a few library marks, otherwise clean and unmarked. Great Reading Copy. "A Death in Belmont" is about the brutal rape-murder of an elderly woman named Bessie Goldberg just blocks from his childhood home in an affluent suburb of Boston. A black man named Roy Smith, who happened to be working in the Goldberg home that day, was quickly convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison. ABDDD

$3.50

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