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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: $14.99
    • 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.
  • Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy

    By John Julius Norwich

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812978841
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: May 2012
    In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. Photo insert. Index. 528p.
  • 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.
  • By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept: A Novel of Forgiveness

    By Paulo Coelho

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061122095
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: June 2006
    From the author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love an dlife. Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. 180p.
  • 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.
  • Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564785022
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: February 2009
    (American Literature series). Four interrelated novellas exexplore good and evil, action and thought, redemption and possession. Readers will encounter a traveling salesman who gets lost in the kitschy clutter of a small town in Illinois, a young woman in rural Iowa who loses touch with the outside world and turns to the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop as anchor, and the coming-of-age story of a devilish young man named Lucifer. 292p.
  • 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
  • Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century

    By Knud Jeppesen

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486270364
    • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
    • Published: March 1992
    This classic introductory text focuses on the polyphonic vocal style perfected by Palestrina. It mantains a careful balance between theoretical and practical problems, between historical and systematic methodology. Part One offers a superb outline history of contrapuntal theory; the second part of the book contains an extended treatment of 'species' counterpoint in two, three and four parts, as well as counterpoint in more than four parts, and specific discussions of the canon, the motet and the Mass. Filled with musical examples - exercises, solutions and illustrations. Index. 302p.
  • 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.
  • 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.