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The Book Of Air and Shadows

By Gruber, Michael




A distinguished Shakespearean scholar found tortured to death . . .A lost manuscript and its secrets buried for centuries . . .An encrypted map that leads to incalculable wealth... The Washington Post called Michael Gruber's previous work "a miracle of intelligent fiction and among the essential novels of recent years." Now comes his most intellectually provocative and compulsively readable novel yet.Tap-tapping the keys and out come the words on this little screen, and who will read them I hardly know. I could be dead by the time anyone actually gets to read them, as dead as, say, Tolstoy. Or Shakespeare. Does it matter, when you read, if the person who wrote still lives?These are the words of Jake Mishkin, whose seemingly innocent job as an intellectual property lawyer has put him at the center of a deadly conspiracy and a chase to find a priceless treasure involving William Shakespeare. As he awaits a killer—or killers—unknown, Jake writes an account of the events that led to this deadly endgame, a frantic chase that began when a fire in an antiquarian bookstore revealed the hiding place of letters containing a shocking secret, concealed for four hundred years. In a frantic race from New York to England and Switzerland, Jake finds himself matching wits with a shadowy figure who seems to anticipate his every move. What at first seems like a thrilling puzzle waiting to be deciphered soon turns into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, where no one—not family, not friends, not lovers—is to be trusted.Moving between twenty-first-century America and seventeenth-century England, The Book of Air and Shadows is a modern thriller that brilliantly re-creates William Shakespeare's life at the turn of the seventeenth century and combines an ingenious and intricately layered plot with a devastating portrait of a contemporary man on the brink of self-discovery... or self-destruction.


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The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael

Morrow, 2007. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Hardcover in jacket. Top corner very lightly bumped..

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$58.00

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The Book Of Air And Shadows

Gruber, Michael

Maybe ex-library with stamps, 1 volume, please be aware of language, air mail shipment from Germany within 2-6 weeks

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$48.36

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The book of Air and Shadows: **Signed**

Gruber, Michael

New York: William Morrow & Company, 2007. SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the Title page. Signature only A First edition, First printing. Book is in Near Fine condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges have a tiny bit of shelf wear. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Near Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar Brodart. All-Ways well boxed, All-Ways fast service. Thanks... Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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$45.00

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Michael Gruber

William Morrow, 2007-04-01. Hardcover. LikeNew. Brian C. :Desert Mystery Collection First Edition / First Printing Stated with ""1"" in the Full Number Line. * Signed by Author on the title page. (Signature Only). No Inscriptions. Dust Jacket is unclipped with publisher''s price ($24.95) on inside flap. NOT a book club edition. NO owner''s name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding is tight and square. A Fine Copy in a Fine Jacket. This is a collectible item."First Edition / First Printing Stated with ""1"" in the Full Number Line. * Signed by Author on the title page. (Signature Only). No Inscriptions. Dust Jacket is unclipped with publisher''s price ($24.95) on inside flap. NOT a book club edition. NO owner''s name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding is tight and square. A Fine Copy in a Fine Jacket.".The book is signed.First Edition.

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$37.95

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THE BOOK OF AIR AND SHADOWS.

Gruber, Michael.

(New York):: William Morrow. (2007).. First edition. SIGNED by author. Top of spine has slight lean and one rear corner little bumped, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket with same small bump. .

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$35.00

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THE BOOK OF AIR AND SHADOWS

Gruber, Michael

New York: William Morrow, 2007. 466 pages. Copper lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is protected in Brodart. A fine, unread, copy of this novel, signed by the author on the title page in black ink. . Signed. First Edition. Black and brown Cloth Hardcove. Fine/Fine. 6 x 9. Fiction.

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$30.00

The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael

New York: Morrow, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. First Edition. Hardcover.

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$26.00

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Michael Gruber

HarperCollins. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$25.85

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, MIchael

New York: William Morrow, 2007. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Bound in the publisher's original quarter cloth and paper covered boards.

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$22.00

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The Book of Air and Shadows: A Novel

Gruber, Michael

Tantor Audio. MP3 CD. 1400154499 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . Fine.

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$21.11

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The Book of Air and Shadows: A Novel

Gruber, Michael

Tantor Audio. MP3 CD. 1400154499 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . New.

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Michael Gruber

HARPER. Paperback. New. NEW BOOK

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael

New York City: William Morrow, 2007. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First printing

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The Book of Air and Shadows: Library Edition

Gruber, Michael

U.S.A.: Findaway World, 2007. Audio Book. Good. preloaded_digital_audio_player. PLAYAWAY ** DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYAWAY EDITION ** withdrawn from the library collection. A PLAYAWAY is a Compact Digital Audio Player already pre-loaded with your audio book. PLAYAWAY IS EASY TO USE! Just plug in the earphones, press the power button ON and begin to listen and enjoy. Included is a NEW BATTERY and NEW EARBUDS. Light weight with a powerful purpose. Take along on your next journey. Makes a sensitive get well gift! Enjoy the convenience and versatility of the PLAYAWAY for all your travel and leisure needs..

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$19.88

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael

New York, New York, U.S.A.: William Morrow, 2007. Very good. Hard cover, fiction, England, Switzerland.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$18.00

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THE BOOK OF AIR AND SHADOWS

Gruber, Michael

New York: HarperCollins, 2007. Gruber's fifth book is a bibliomystery set in New York, England and Switzerland as a fire in an antiquarian bookstore reveals a 400-year-old cache of letters that thrusts Jake Mishkin, an intellectual property lawyer, into a frantic and deadly chase after a lost Shakespearean manuscript and an encrypted map leading to almost unimaginable wealth. Inside front cover shows three small and faint pen marks, o/w boards and text are clean, tight, square; the dustjacket has a small area in upper right corner of the front panel where clear coating was damaged with removal of a price sticker and a three-inch tear starting at the top edge of the back panel and running along the fold between the back panel and flap (the tear has been carefully repaired from the inside with archival-quality tape), o/w only minor surface and edgewear. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good.

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$18.00

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael

HARPER. Paperback. 0061456578 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New. 2008-02-26.

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$17.61

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael

New York: William Morrow. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2007. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0060874465 . Remainder mark bottom page edges, light edge wear to DJ ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; 1.5 x 9 x 6.1 Inches; 466 pages; "the lives of two men are changed forever by William Shakespeare and the letters of Richard Bracegirdle, a 16th-century English spy and soldier. Jake Mishkin, a Manhattan intellectual property attorney and a bit of a rake, goes on the run from Russian gangsters. Albert Crosetti, an aspiring filmmaker working for an antiquarian bookstore, finds that life is more exciting than movies—perhaps too exciting. Together, Mishkin and Crosetti travel to England in search of a previously unknown Shakespeare manuscript mentioned by Bracegirdle. Though the pace sometimes slows to allow Mishkin, Crosetti and Bracegirdle to divulge interesting aspects of their personal lives, these digressions only make the story more engaging. The suspense created around the double-crosses and triple-crosses works because of the close connection readers forge with Crosetti in particular. The mysterious murder of a Shakespearean scholar, shootouts in the streets of Queens and an unlikely romance all combine to make for a gripping, satisfying read." (PW) .

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$16.50

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The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael

HARPER. Paperback. 0061456578 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair. 2008-02-26.

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$15.12

The Book of Air and Shadows

Gruber, Michael

William Morrow and Company, Inc., 2007 Very good in wrappers. Advance Reader's Edition. First edition stated on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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$15.00