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To The Goat

By Levi,Peter

London: Arena, 1989. Short novella. (illustrations by Andre Yaniw). 1st Pbk Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Andre Yaniw.

$5.00

To The Goat

By Levi,Peter (illustrations by Andre Yaniw)

London: Hutchinson., 1988. Short novella. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$10.00

One Hundred and One Ways
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One Hundred and One Ways

By Yoshikawa, Mako

New York: Bantam Books, 1999. "I may have spent most of my life in New Jersey, but the blood of a geisha courses through me yet." So writes Mako Yoshikawa in this extraordinary debut novel .... the story of a woman who, finding herself torn between two men and two cultures, turns for answers to an unknown Japanese grandmother, once a famous geisha. If Kiki Takehashi's life is dramatically different from the one lived by her reserved Japanese-American mother, it is light-years away from that of her grandmother, whom she knows only through old family stories. Kiki has recently become engaged to Eric, a handsome, successful lawyer in New York City. But at the same time she is haunted--quite literally--by the memory of her friend Phillip, killed the previous year in a mountaineering accident. As Kiki herself is well aware, her incessant mourning for Phillip--her love of a ghost--is endangering her chance at real-life happiness with Eric. Yet her relationship with Eric is also complicated by her fear that he is attracted to her only because of his erotic fascination with Asian women. Kiki has never so much as met her grandmother, the woman for whom she is named. Still, thoroughly American though she is, she feels a secret kinship with the nearly legendary Yukiko, whose impoverished family sold her as a young girl to a geisha house. Kiki is swept up by the story of this strong, proud, passionate woman who, against all odds, in a time and place far different from her own, found the love that has so far eluded the rest of the Takehashi women. For years, Kiki has collected questions to ask her grandmother--queries on subjects ranging from love, loss, and family to the myth of exoticism which hangs over Asian-American women and geishas alike. In the wake of Phillip's return as a ghost, Kiki awaits Yukiko's imminent visit to America with a renewed eagerness, trusting that this unknown woman will provide answers to the mysteries of her past and guide her on her way into the future.. ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Soft Cover. As New.

$11.00

The Dream of Scipio
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The Dream of Scipio

By Pears, Iain

Toronto: A.A. Knopf, 2002. "May well be the best historical mystery ever written,"...so brilliantly constructed, the author himself describes it as "a complexity." ... the centuries are the fifth (the final days of the Roman Empire); the fourteenth (the years of the Black Death); and the twentieth (World War II). The setting for each is the same-Provence-and each has at its heart a love story. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, but what joins them thematically is an ancient text-"The Dream of Scipio"-a work of neo-Platonism that poses timeless philosophical questions. What is the obligation of the individual in a society under siege? What is the role of learning when civilization itself is threatened, whether by acts of man or nature? Does virtue lie more in engagement or in neutrality? "Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is pointless," warns one of Pears's characters.. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. As New/New.

$25.00

Es, Tavs Maigas Jers

By Veisberga, Benita

Minneapolis: Tilta Apgads, 1968. Apart from an occasional longing for the strength that the abandoned native soil (surviving in the consciousness as deeply imprinted graphic images) and the sound of the mother tongue spoken daily around one seems to promise, nothing marks the narrator as a Latvian. Except for her language, and in this work language is all. Thus the narrative comes very dose to poetry, its enchantment lying in the untranslatable reaches of a living idiom.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

$25.00

A Wilderness Called Peace

By Keeley, Edmund

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Interwoven with the first-person account of Sameth, a woman of complex European-Asian background, is the story of the efforts of her former lover, an American diplomat, to track her down in a Cambodia shattered by war and convulsed by tyranny. Small remainder mark, else fine. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$12.00

Gjuetari I Balonave / The Kite Runner

By Hosseini, Khaled

Tirana: OMSCA-1, 2003. Translation of "The Kite Runner" onto Albanian by Ledia Agolli. 369p. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good.

$22.50

About the Author
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About the Author

By Colapinto, John

New York: HarperCollins, 2001. Cal Cunninghman has always fantasized about being a novelist. But at twenty-five, he's far from realizing his dream. Newly arrived in Manhattan, he toils as a bookstore stockboy, lives in a dire neighborhood, and never seems to write anything. How curious, then, that Cal should shortly publish a rollicking autobiographical novel that shoots to the top of bestseller lists and sells to the movies for a million dollars.[here is] Cal's first-person account of how he achieved this remarkable feat. A mysterious roommate, a timely bike accident, and the rapacious literary agent Blackie Yaeger all play a role in Cal's success. Deception, blackmail and murder all play a role in Cal's desperate bid to hold onto that success. A wickedly funny psychological thriller that not only casts a knowing eye on the excesses of the current Manhattan publishing world, but touches on deeper themes of literary envy, identity, guilt, and the fatal difference between reality and imagination.. 1st US Ed.. Hardcover. New/Near Fine - Slight Chips.

$12.50

The School at Thrush Green

By Read, Miss (Pseud .Dora Jessie Saint )

London: Michael Joseph, 1987. Charming stories about life in an English Village.. 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by (Illus J.S.Goodall).

$25.00

Changes at Fairacre

By Read, Miss (Pseud .Dora Jessie Saint )

London: Michael Joseph, 1991. 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by John S. Goodall.

$25.00

Encounters at Thrush Green [The School at Thrush Green & Friends at Thrush Green]
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Encounters at Thrush Green [The School at Thrush Green & Friends at Thrush Green]

By Read, Miss (Pseud .Dora Jessie Saint )

London: Michael Joseph, 1991. Omnibus volume containing the School at Thrush Green & Friends at Thrush Green (looks almost unread). 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by John S. Goodall.

$35.00

Tales from a Village School

By Read, Miss (Pseud .Dora Jessie Saint )

London: Michael Joseph, 1994. More charming tales of rural England .Name of previous owner on ffep else fine. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by Illus By Kate Dicker.

$20.00

Woman at Point Zero
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Woman at Point Zero

By El Saadawi, Nawal

London: Zed Books, 1990. "The life of Firdaus, an Egyptian peasant girl, from her childhood of incomprehensible cruelty and neglect to her end in a grimy Cairo prison cell. From her earliest memories, Firdaus suffered at the hands of menfirst her abusive father, then her violent, much older husband, to finally her deceitful boyfriend-turned-pimp. After a lifetime of abuse, she at last takes drastic action against the males ruling her life." 108p.. 1st UK Edition.. Softcover. Fine.

$5.00

Dupla Sombra : A Engenharia De Uma Trama

By Fernandes, Magno

Sao Paolo: Magno Fernandes, 2000. Suspense beginning in the last days of World War II with the involvement of the dictator of a Caribbean country and an American soldier, for the opening of a Bank in the United States of America, with the purpose of being the destination of fortunes plundered in the war and in countries governed by dictators and corrupt politicians, the main financiers of this enterprise. It continues with mysterious murders and disappearances of young women in the year 1996. In that same year, the death of Ava M. Stempton, a young doctor and fiancé of the New York billionaire Peter Mc'Ireland, intensified. It follows a financial crime, characterized by the transfer of $ 600,000,000 from a Bank of New York to a tax haven, and by the action of fanatic followers of ancient Greek sects, worshiping their gods with rituals involving human sacrifices . Like pieces of a puzzle, these strange happenings will fit together and weave an intricate plot, forcing Peter out of his conventional world and into another, unknown and uncertain parallel where violence, despair and dread would be the only signs to indicate it's the way to try to unravel its unexpected and mysterious drama. Author inscription on ffep dated 19/1//2000.. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$20.00

A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy.

By Sterne, Laurence.

New York: Three Sirens Press, 1930. Illustrated by Mahlon Blaine somehat in the style of Aubrey Beardsley. 192p. illus nice, clean, tight copy.Spine with some slight wear and fading.. New York.. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Mahlon Blaine.

$15.00

A Christine Feehan Holiday Treasury [After the Music; The Twilight Before Christmas; Rocky Mountain Miracle']
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A Christine Feehan Holiday Treasury [After the Music; The Twilight Before Christmas; Rocky Mountain Miracle']

By Feehan, Christine

New York: Pocket Books, 2006. "Three captivating paranormal holiday novellas"set around the Christmas season . Includes "After the Music", "The Twilight Before Christmas", and "Rocky Mountain Miracle' As new except for small remainder mark. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
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The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)

By Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper Perennial, 1999. In 1959, Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo -- a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Set against one of the most dramatic political events of the twentieth century -- the Congo"s fight for independence from Belgium and its devastating consequences -- here is New York Times-bestselling author Barbara Kingslover"s beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of family and a nation. (Oprah's Book Club). Reissue.. Softcover. Good.

$4.00

Sense & Sensibility

By Austen,Jane [Thompson, Emma]

Culver City CA: Columbia Pictures "Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslett and Hugh Grant star in this captivating romantic comedy. based on Jane Austen's classic novel and the Dashwood sisters. Video VHS. NTSC. Viewing time :136 minutes. First Thus.. Boxed. Very Good. Video Cassette.

$10.00

Memoirs of a Natural-Born Expatriate; a Novel

By McBride, Richard

Denver, CO: Alan Swallow, 1966. : ".it is the story of a man who (like the author) works at the famous City Lights Bookshop of San Francisco, knows the people from all over the nation who have come to this famous place as to a sanctuary.the place which he says "became a haven for every round peg who can't fit into this square hole land of ours" ( Alan Ginsberg & Lawrence Ferlinghetti among others). 1st US Ed... Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

A Second Legacy
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A Second Legacy

By Harvey, Caroline ( Joanna Trollope)

London: Corgi Books, 1995. Pbk. Very Good.

$3.50

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