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  • A Grief Observed

    By C.S. Lewis

    Our Price: $19.94
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060652388
    • Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
    • Published: February 2001
    Written after the author's wife's tragic death, as a way of surviving the 'mad midnight moments'. 76p.
  • A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5)

    By Agatha Christie

    Our Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062073631
    • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2011
    When a murder mystery game is announced in the personal column of the village newspaper, all the residents of Little Paddocks plan to attend, but the parlor game quickly goes terribly wrong, prompting a visit from Miss Marple.
  • A Shooting Star

    By Wallace Stegner

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140252415
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: November 1996
    Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out. How Sabrina comes to terms with her life is the theme of the absorbing personal drama, played out against the background of an old Peninsula estate where her mother lives among her servants, her memories of Boston, and her treasured family archives. From the author of The Spectator Bird (National Book Award, 1977). 433p.
  • A Village Life

    By Louise Gluck

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374532437
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2010
    An eleventh collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such volumes as Averno and Ararat includes the piece, "Tributaries," an exploration of a timeless Mediterranean village and the contrast between its natural and architectural elements. 10,000 first printing.
  • Audition

    By Ryu Murakami

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393338416
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: June 2010
    In this emphatically over-the-top tale, Aoyana, a widower who has lived alone with his son since his wife died seven years ago, decides that it is time to remarry. Since he is a bit rusty when it comes to dating, a filmmaker friend proposes that he stage auditions for a movie he never intends to produce in order to cast the perfect woman as his bride. Only one of the applicants catches Aoyama's attention: Yamasaki Asani, a striking young ballerina with a mysterious past, and Aoyama discovers too late that she is a far cry from the innocent young woman he imagined her to be. 190p.
  • Balthazar

    By Lawrence Durrell

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140153217
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 1991
    The dazzling second volume of Durrell's tetralogy, 'The Alexandria Quartet' - an enthralling and deeply disturbing work of gorgeous surfaces and endless deceptions. This kaleidoscopic narrative ushers readers into a world in which no perception is reliable - and love itself is always an act of treachery. 250p.
  • Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

    By Adam Hochschild

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618619078
    • Publisher: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: February 2006
    An up-to-date, accurate, and beautifully written history of British abolitionism, the world's first successful if costly movement for human rights. Hochschild vividly re-creates the personalities and detailed social context of the British reformers' struggle against both the African slave trade and then colonial slavery. Source Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W illus. 468p.
  • Carousel Court

    By Joe McGinniss Jr.

    Our Price: $12.50
    Kindle Price: $13.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476791272
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: August 2016
    Nick and Phoebe Maguire, a young Southern California couple seeking a fresh start after a devastating loss, find themselves confronted by the economic recession and the consequences of a desperate plan to reclaim their middle-class status.
  • City of Promise: A Novel of New York's Gilded Age

    By Beverly Swerling

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439136966
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: August 2012
    In the years following the Civil War, as Manhattan experiences a surge in prosperity, Joshua Turner aspires to become a real-estate titan while Mollie Brannigan, raised by her aunt in a bordello, sees her life change after a chance encounter with Joshua in Macy's.
  • Comeback : America's New Economic Boom

    By Charles R. Morris

    Our Price: $13.45 - $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781610393362
    • Publisher: PublicAffairs
    • Published: June 2013
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    By Malcolm Gladwell

    Our Price: $14.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316204361
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: October 2013
  • Death in the Andes

    By Mario Vargas Llosa

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312427252
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 1996
    In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomas have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerillas they assume are responsibile. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomas entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men. Both an atmospheric suspense story and a political allegory. 276p.
  • Dreams of Joy

    By Lisa See

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812980547
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2012
    Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets. Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father – the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Joy throws herself into the New Society of New China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Devastated by Joy’s flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. 375p.
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe

    By Walter Isaacson

    Our Price: $12.50
    Kindle Price: $14.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743264730
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 2007
    The celebrated biography writer Walter Isaacson presents the most defintive account of the iconic Albert Einstein since the release of all his personal letters and papers in a story that focuses not only on his groundbreaking work general relativity, but on his strident personality and personal life. From his German-Jewish upbringing to the rebellious nature that both hindered his family and fueled his genius to his contributions to WWI and WWII, no biography to datepresents a more complete, psychologically astute portrait of one of the most recognizable people of the twentieth century.
  • Flashman and the Mountain of Light: The Flashman Papers 1845-46

    By George MacDonald Fraser

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452267855
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: April 1992