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DUTY AND DESIRE, Aidan, Pamela
21 Aidan, Pamela DUTY AND DESIRE
Wytherngate Press 2004 0972852913 / 9780972852913 Paperback Near Fine 
The second installment in Aidan's Fitzwilliam Darcy trilogy has the Pride a nd Prejudice hero wrestling with his infatuation with Elizabeth Bennet. Whi le Aidan's Darcy exhibits the class snobbery and noblesse oblige readers ex pect of him, he also has a purpose: Darcy decides he must find another woma n "of his own station as beautiful and blessed with wit as Elizabeth Bennet , whose charms would banish her from his mind and displace her in his heart ." While searching for this woman, Darcy looks after his sister, Georgiana, who is emerging from a long depression. 
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22 Alai RED POPPIES
Houghton Mifflin 2002 0618119647 / 9780618119646 First Hardcover Fine/Fine 
A tight clean first edition/printing, protected in a new brodart wrapper, n ot price clipped/ex library or a book of the month edition. The sweeping epic novel Red Poppies, by Tibetan author Alai, is set in eastern Tibet in the middle of the last century. It chronicles the waning days of the once-powerful Tibetan chieftains and the rise of the Communist Chinese state. The tale is narrated by the son of one of the most powerful chieftains, a son considered an idiot by his family. But this supposed idiot consolidates his family's power and wealth with peasant good sense and cunning. And cunning is what is required to survive in this brutal world, where tribal revenge is exacted by ordering decapitations and the cutting off of tongues and ears. There's plenty of lusty sex in this picaresque novel, as well as bloody battles, devastating earthquakes, and the political maneuvering of Tibetan monks. The writing, translated from Chinese by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin, is beautiful. In one strange and wonderful scene, mice are drawn to an opium processing shed by the intoxicating aroma; they gather on the rafters, swoon into the vats, and then are cooked and eaten as delicacies. 
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THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO, Albom, Mitch (author)
23 Albom, Mitch (author) THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO
Sphere 2016 0751541222 / 9780751541229 Paperback Very Good 

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24 Alexander, Bruce JACK KNAVE AND FOOL (SIR JOHN FIELDING MYSTERIES)
Putnam Pub Group 1998 0399144196 / 9780399144196 First Hardcover Near Fine/Fine 
A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Sir John Fielding returns in Alexander's entertaining fifth fictionalized case (after Person or Persons Unknown, 1997) for the real-life 18th-century English magistrate known as "Blind Beak." A master of character and plot, Alexander also captures the sounds, smells and social undercurrents of 1770s London. 
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25 Alexander, Bruce PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN (SIR JOHN FIELDING MYSTERIES)
Putnam Publishing Group 1997 0399143092 / 9780399143090 First Hardcover F/F 
A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Eighteenth-century London comes alive in Alexander's (Watery Grave, fourth Sir John Fielding mystery. Here, Sir John, the blind magistrate of the Bow Street Court, and his ward and helper Jeremy Proctor investigate the murders of prostitutes in Covent Garden. After several deaths occur, it becomes clear that they are searching for not one but two brutal killers, each with his own cruel method of murder. 
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ALENTEJO BLUE, Ali, Monica
26 Ali, Monica ALENTEJO BLUE
Black Swan 2007 0552155470 / 9780552155472 Paperback Very Good 
Alentejo Blue is the story of the Portuguese village of Mamarrosa told thro ugh the lives of those who live there and those who are passing through - m en and women, children and old people, locals, tourists and expatriates. For some, such as Teresa, a beautiful, dreamy village girl, it is a place f rom which to escape; for others - the dysfunctional Potts family - it is a way of running from trouble (but not eluding it). Vasco, a café owner who h as never recovered from the death of his American wife, clings to a notion that his years in America make him superior to the other villagers. One Eng lish tourist makes Mamarrosa the subject of her fantasy of a new life, whil e for her compatriots, a young engaged couple, Mamarrosa is where their dre ams finally fall apart. At the book's opening an old man reflects on his long and troubled life in this beautiful and seemingly tranquil setting, and anticipates the return of Marco Afonso Rodrigues, the prodigal son of the village and a symbol of this now fast-changing world. The homecoming is the subject of continuing speculation, and when Marco Afonso Rodrigues does finally appear, villagers, tourists and expatriates are brought together and jealousies, passions and disappointments must inevitably collide. 
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27 Ali, Monica ALENTEJO BLUE
Scribner 2006 0743293037 / 9780743293037 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: Following her National Book Critics Circle and Los Angeles Times Book Award -nominated, bestselling debut, Brick Lane, Monica Ali's splendid Alentejo B lue "rewards readers with characters who etch themselves into one's memory" (People). Set in a small Portuguese village, Alentejo Blue is a story of displacement and modernization told through the lives of the locals and of people who a re just passing through. The residents of Mamarrosa whose ancestors occupy the graveyards are restless and struggle to make a living. They watch as to urists and expats move in. Monica Ali's characters are profoundly sympathetic. Her understanding of their dreams, desires, and disappointments is rare and moving. Alentejo Blue is evidence that Monica Ali is one of the most gifted voices of her generation. 
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BRICK LANE, Ali, Monica
28 Ali, Monica BRICK LANE
Black Swan 2004 0552771155 / 9780552771153 Paperback Very Good 
Still in her teenage years, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage w ith a disappointed man who is twenty years older. Away from the mud and hea t of her Bangladeshi village, home is now a cramped flat in a high-rise blo ck in London's East End. Nazneen knows not a word of English, and is forced to depend on her husband. But unlike him she is practical and wise, and be friends a fellow Asian girl Razia, who helps her understand the strange way s of her adopted new British home. Nazneen keeps in touch with her sister H asina back in the village. But the rebellious Hasina has kicked against cul tural tradition and run off in a 'love marriage' with the man of her dreams . When he suddenly turns violent, she is forced into the degrading job of g arment girl in a cloth factory. Confined in her flat by tradition and famil y duty, Nazneen also sews furiously for a living, shut away with her button s and linings - until the radical Karim steps unexpectedly into her life. O n a background of racial conflict and tension, they embark on a love affair that forces Nazneen finally to take control of her fate. Strikingly imagin ed, gracious and funny, this novel is at once epic and intimate. Exploring the role of Fate in our lives - those who accept it; those who defy it - it traces the extraordinary transformation of an Asian girl, from cautious an d shy to bold and dignified woman. 
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29 Ali, Monica BRICK LANE: A NOVEL
Scribner 2003 0743243307 / 9780743243308 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Wildly embraced by critics, readers, and contest judges (who put it on the short-list for the 2003 Man Booker Prize), Brick Lane is indeed a rare find: a book that livest?p to its hype. Monica Ali's debut novel chronicles the life of Nazneen, a Bangladeshi girl so sickly at birth that the midwife?t first declares her stillborn. At 18 her parents arrange a marriage to Chanu, a Bengali immigrant living in England. Although Chanu--who's twice Nazneen's age--turns out to be a foolish blowhard who "had a face like a frog," Nazneen accepts her fate, which seems to be the main life lesson taught by the women in her family. "If God wanted us to ask questions," her mother tells her, "he would have made us men." Over the next decade-and-a-half Nazneen grows into a strong, confident woman who doesn't defy fate so much as bend it to her will. 
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BRICK LANE: A NOVEL, Ali, Monica
30 Ali, Monica BRICK LANE: A NOVEL
Scribner 2003 074326066X / 9780743260664 Paperback Very Good 
Minimum wear, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: After an arranged marriage to Chanu, a man twenty years older, Nazneen is t aken to London, leaving her home and heart in the Bangladeshi village where she was born. Her new world is full of mysteries. How can she cross the ro ad without being hit by a car (an operation akin to dodging raindrops in th e monsoon)? What is the secret of her bullying neighbor Mrs. Islam? What is a Hell's Angel? And how must she comfort the naÏve and disillusioned Chanu ? As a good Muslim girl, Nazneen struggles to not question why things happen. She submits, as she must, to Fate and devotes herself to her husband and d aughters. Yet to her amazement, she begins an affair with a handsome young radical, and her erotic awakening throws her old certainties into chaos. Monica Ali's splendid novel is about journeys both external and internal, where the marvellous and the terrifying spiral together. 
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UNTOLD STORY, Ali, Monica
31 Ali, Monica UNTOLD STORY
Scribner Book Company 2011 145165457X / 9781451654578 Paperback (08 Very Good 
When Princess Diana died in Paris's Alma tunnel, she was thirty-seven years old. Had she lived, she would have turned fifty on July 1, 2011. Who would the beloved icon be if she were alive today? What would she be doing? And where? One of the most versatile and bold writers of our time, Monica Ali h as imagined a different fate for Diana in her spectacular new novel, "Untol d Story." Diana's life and marriage were both fairy tale and nightmare rolled into on e. Adored by millions, she suffered rejection, heartbreak, and betrayal. Su rrounded by glamour and glitz and the constant attention of the press, she fought to carve a meaningful role for herself in helping the needy and disp ossessed. The contradictions and pressures of her situation fueled her incr easingly reckless behavior, but her stature and her connection with her pub lic never ceased to grow. If Diana had lived, would she ever have found pea ce and happiness, or would the curse of fame always have been too great? Fast-forward a decade after the (averted) Paris tragedy, and an Englishwoma n named Lydia is living in a small, nondescript town somewhere in the Ameri can Midwest. She has a circle of friends: one owns a dress shop, one is a R ealtor, another is a frenzied stay-at-home mom. Lydia volunteers at an anim al shelter and swims a lot. Her lover, who adores her, feels she won't let him know her. Who is she? "Untold Story "is about the cost of celebrity, the meaning of identity, and the possibility--or impossibility--of reinventing a life. Ali's fictional princess is beautiful, intrepid, and resourceful and has established a fragile peace. And then the past threate. 
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32 Allbeury, Ted OTHER KINDS OF TREASON
Hodder & Stoughton General D. 1993 0340592443 / 9780340592441 Paperback Very Good 
A collection of short stories, four of which are original while the other 1 2 have been previously published in magazines and anthologies. The book inc ludes stories of love, war and betrayal. The author also wrote "A Wildernes s of Mirrors", "A Time Without Shadows" and "The Judas Factor" 
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ROYAL CAT (BIG MIKE MYSTERIES, Allen, Garrison
33 Allen, Garrison ROYAL CAT (BIG MIKE MYSTERIES
Kensington Publishing Corpor 1996 1575660458 / 9781575660455 Paperback Very Good 
Abyssinian alley cat Mycroft-aka Big Mike-returns for his second adventure (after Desert Cat) among the wacky denizens of Empty Creek, Ariz. The towns people have turned out for the Empty Creek Authentic Elizabethan Spring Fai re, but mischief turns foul when the queen is murdered. Mystery-bookstore o wner Penelope Warren, the hastily chosen new queen, snoops around when she isn't sending shrews and bawds to the pillory or kissing Sir Walter Raleigh , while her feline companion, Mike, newly appointed royal cat, wears an Eli zabethan collar and cloak and spends his days dreaming of lima beans and th inking. Mike points his claw at the murderer just before Penelope is taken captive and sentenced to be beheaded. The rousing finale-featuring a ragtag band of revolting peasants-and the antics of the exceptionally ribald cast more than make up for the occasional plot lapse. Royal Cat is lusty good f un. 
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THE FOREST AND THE FORT: THE CITY IN THE DAWN, Allen, Hervey
34 Allen, Hervey THE FOREST AND THE FORT: THE CITY IN THE DAWN
Warner Books Inc 1978 0446814377 / 9780446814379 Paperback Very Good 

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35 Allen, Jim DAYS OF HOPE
Futura Publications 1975 0860072495 / 9780860072492 Paperback Good/Good 

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36 Allen, Ralph THE HIGH WHITE FOREST (NO DUSTJACKET)
Doubleday 1964 Hardcover Very Good 

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EVA LUNA, Allende, Isabel
37 Allende, Isabel EVA LUNA
Penguin 1990 0140118365 / 9780140118360 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Another novel of "magical realism" of "The House of the Spirits". Here the author has invented a heroine and placed her against the background of a turbulent South American country where love, politics, tragedy and disaster all play their part in her life. 
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BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA, Allison, Dorothy
38 Allison, Dorothy BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA
Plume 1993 0452269571 / 9780452269576 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family-rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a South Carolina bastard with an annotated birth certificate to tell the tale. Observing everything with the mercilessly keen eye of a child, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that will test the loyalty of her mother, Anney. Her stepfather, Daddy Glen, calls Bone "cold as death, mean as a snake, and twice as twisty," yet Anney needs Glen. At first gentle with Bone, Daddy Glen becomes steadily colder and more furious-until their final, harrowing encounter, from which there can be no turning back. 
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39 Alten, Steven MEG: A NOVEL OF DEEP TERROR
Bantam Books, Incorporated 1997 0553840169 / 9780553840162 Paperback Very Good 
In a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists -- Carcha rodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average p rehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosauru s rex in seconds. Written off as a crackpot, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him h is life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years t heorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feed s at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to g et him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub. Diving deeper than he ever has be fore, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds c ould turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. 
Price: 425.00 JPY
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KINFLICKS: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, Alther, Lisa
40 Alther, Lisa KINFLICKS: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Plume 1996 0452276772 / 9780452276772 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: An extraordinary first novel.... Funny with the touchmark of acute, aching, poignant reality...the most marvelously described teens, adolescent mores and attitudes, sex and sensibilities since Salinger took us on Holden Caulfield's journey...Ginny is the classic outsider and her fine sense of the comic permits the novel to approach a kind of high seriousness...In the august company of The Catcher in the Rye, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Huck? Yes, indeed. 
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