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BRICK LANE: A NOVEL

By: Ali, Monica

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007588

ISBN: 0743243307

Condition: 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 ... View more info

OTHER KINDS OF TREASON

By: Allbeury, Ted

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General D.: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000002581

ISBN: 0340592443

Condition: 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" View more info

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THE FOREST AND THE FORT: THE CITY IN THE DAWN

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: ¥325.00

Publisher: Warner Books Inc: 1978

Seller ID: RWARE0000002575

ISBN: 0446814377

Condition: Very Good


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THE HIGH WHITE FOREST (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Allen, Ralph

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1964

Seller ID: RWARE0000038173

Condition: Very Good


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THE JAPANESE LOVER: A NOVEL

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000047565

ISBN: 1501124730

Condition: 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. From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, "a magical and sweep ing" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational e pic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco' s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their o pulent mansion in San Francisco.... View more info

DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE: A NOVEL

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: HarperTorch: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000045251

ISBN: 038082101X

Condition: Good


An orphan raised in Valparaíso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigi d brother, young, vivacious Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California d uring the Gold Rush of 1849 -- a danger-filled quest that will become a mom entous journey of transformation. In this rough-and-tumble world of panhand lers and prostitutes, immigrants and aristocrats, Eliza will discover a new life of freedom, independence, and a love greater than any ever dreamed. View more info

FOREST OF THE PYGMIES

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000043656

ISBN: 0007199635

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


From one of the world's best-loved storytellers comes a magical novel of ad venture and discovery Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kat e is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, th ey head-with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photography crew-to the blazin g, red plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approache s the camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. K ate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue, en... View more info

THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Black Swan: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000042950

ISBN: 0552995886

Condition: Very Good


Spanning four generations, Isabel Allende's magnificent family saga is popu lated by a memorable, often eccentric cast of characters. Together, men and women, spirits, the forces of nature, and of history, converge in an unfor gettable, wholly absorbing and brilliantly realised novel that is as richly entertaining as it is a masterpiece of modern literature. Review "'This is a novel like the novels no one seems to write anymore: thick with plot and bristling with characters who play out their lives over three gen erations of conflict and reconciliation. A novel to be read for its brillia... View more info

ZORRO

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000042234

ISBN: 0060779004

Condition: Good


A child of two worlds-the son of an aristocratic Spanish military man turne d landowner and a Shoshone warrior woman-young Diego de la Vega cannot sile ntly bear the brutal injustices visited upon the helpless in late-eighteent h-century California. And so a great hero is born-skilled in athleticism an d dazzling swordplay, his persona formed between the Old World and the New- the legend known as Zorro. View more info

FINAL THEORY

By: Alpert, Mark

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Pocket Star: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000043242

ISBN: 1439109419

Condition: 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. A Spellbinding Thriller about a Science History Professor on the Run for his Life and an Unpublished Einstein Theory that Could Change the World Debut novelist Mark Alpert brings one of the most explosive books of 2008, seamlessly weaving current issues of science, history, and politics with wh ite-knuckle chases. David Swift, a professor at Columbia University, is called to the hospital to comfort his mentor, a physicist who's been brutally torture... View more info

MEG: A NOVEL OF DEEP TERROR

By: Alten, Steven

Price: ¥425.00

Publisher: Bantam Books, Incorporated: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000003572

ISBN: 0553840169

Condition: 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 hi... View more info

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KINFLICKS: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

By: Alther, Lisa

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Plume: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000018077

ISBN: 0452276772

Condition: 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. View more info

UNCOMMON DANGER

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Fontana, 1977: 1941

Seller ID: RWARE0000043956

ISBN: 000615011X

Condition: Good


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WAKE UP, SIR!

By: Ames, Jonathan

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000042055

ISBN: 0743230043

Condition: Very Good/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. Wake Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames What kind of book has Jonathan Ames written this time? Well, think of Cerva ntes' Don Quixote, except that Wake Up, Sir! is not as good. But that's all right -- no book is as good as Don Quixote. You might also think of A Conf ederacy of Dunces, but there again Ames's book falls short. I think, though , we might be pushing this humility business too far. So how else might we describe this brilliant, comedic, and liter... View more info

LUCKY JIM

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorpor: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000047399

ISBN: 0140016481

Condition: Good


Kingsley Amis has written a marvelously funny novel describing the attempts of England's postwar generation to break from that country's traditional c lass structure. When it appeared in England, LUCKY JIM provoked a heated co ntroversy in which everyone took sides. Even W. Somerset Maugham reviewed t he book, happily with great favor: "Mr. Kingsley Amis is so talented, his o bservations so keen, that you cannot fail to be convinced that the young me n he so brilliantly describes truly represent the classes with which his no vel is concerned." View more info

THE INFORMATION

By: Amis, Martin

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000046513

ISBN: 0679735739

Condition: Good


Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all he re in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for his friend Gwyn Barry has b ecome a darling of book buyers, award committees, and TV interviewers, even as Tull himself sinks deeper into the sub-basement of literary failure. Th e only way out of this predicament, Tull believes, is the plot the demise o f Barry. "With The Information, Amis delivers a portrait of middle-age realignment with more verbal felicity and unbridled reach than [anyone... View more info

NIGHT TRAIN

By: Amis, Martin

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harmony: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000043329

ISBN: 0099275376

Condition: Good


Detective Mike Hoolihan, an American policewoman, a 'police' in cop parlanc e, begins to investigate the suspicious death of Jennifer, a police colleag ue's daughter. The evidence swings towards suicide -the gun in her hand, th e suicide note, the secret history of depression and drug addiction, and th en swings away - three shots to the head; could a suicide adminster THREE, and why does the autopsy reveal no sign of drug abuse? As Mike probes furth er into Jennifer's life and death, she approaches the puzzle at the dark he art of the case: 'If not who, then why?' That unanswerable question r... View more info

PREGNANT WIDOW

By: Amis, Martin

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000043259

ISBN: 0099488736

Condition: Very Good


A riotous, bitingly funny, and supremely clever novel from one of our most distinctive voices in the English language. The year is 1970, and Keith Nearing, a twenty-year-old literature student, is spending his summer vacation in a castle on a mountainside in Italy. The Sexual Revolution is in full-swing--a historical moment of unprecedented o pportunity--and Keith and his friends are immediately caught up in its chao tic, ecstatic throes. Yet they soon discover a disturbing truth: between th e death of one social order and the birth of another, there exists a state of liminal purgatory, once ... View more info

THE CAT AND THE CURMUDGEON

By: Amory, Cleveland

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000030449

ISBN: 0316037451

Condition: 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. Despite his hard-knock beginnings, Polar Bear is finicky about his newfound fame. Will nine lives be enough for him to answer all his fan mail? This tale of two curmudgeons will tickle the fancy of everyone who has ever been owned by a cat. And it doesn't end here-Polar Bear's fans won't want to miss the third and most poignant installment of the trilogy: The Best Cat Ever. View more info

THE ANATOMIST

By: Andahazi, Federico

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007998

ISBN: 0385410115

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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. "O my America, my new-found-land!" Mateo Renaldo Colombo (or Columbus, to g ive him his English name) might have written in his De re anatomica. It is no accident that Federico Andahazi draws a parallel between his Renai ssance hero, the anatomist Mateo Colombo, and the explorer Christopher Colu mbus. It is the conceit of his first novel, The Anatomist (beautifully tran slated from the Spanish by Alberto Manguel), that both made "equally moment o... View more info