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1 Ackroyd, Peter Milton in American
Nan A. Talese 1997 0385477082 / 9780385477086 Softcover VG 
Light general wear, but a very nice copy with clean, bright, interior pages and solid binding. Spine is uncreased. ; 8 X 5.90 X 1.10 inches; 307 pages; Lit 
Price: 6.00 USD
 
 
2 Ackroyd, Peter The Lambs of London
Vintage Books 2005 0099472090 / 9780099472094 Softcover VG 
Light toning to pages, but a nice copy with clean interior and solid binding. Looks to be unread with no creasing to spine. ; 7.72 X 5.04 X 0.63 inches; 256 pages; Lit 
Price: 6.00 USD
 
 
3 Appelfeld, Aharon THE RETREAT
Dutton Adult 1984 0525242376 / 9780525242376 Hardcover VG/VG 
Light General Wear. Interior Clean and bright. Quite a decent copy.; 20 x 20 x 20 Inches; 164 pages; The year is 1937. On a remote hilltop some distance from Vienna stands a hotel called The Retreat. Founded by a man who is determined to cleanse himself and his guests of all "Jewish traits," it is a resort of assimilation, with daily activities that include lessons in how to look, talk, act--in short, how to pass--as a gentile. But with Hitler on the march, the possibilities of both assimilation and retreat are quickly fading for the hotel's patrons, men and women who are necessarily--and horrifically--blind to their fate. Mordant, shrewd, and elegantly written, The Retreat is a moving story of people forbidden to retreat from themselves, by the writer whom Irving Howe called "one of the best novelists alive."; LITERATE 
Price: 6.00 USD
 
 
4 Bainbridge, Beryl MASTER GEORGIE A Novel
Carroll & Graf Pub 1998 0786705639 / 9780786705634 Hardcover VG+/VG+ 
A bright, clean copy. ; 0.9 x 8.3 x 5.8 Inches; 190 pages; The magnificent new novel by the acclaimed author of "The Birthday Boys" and "Every Man for Himself" goes back to the mid-19th century to accompany the travels of a group of Liverpool characters to the Crimea, bringing the horrors of a significant battle shockingly to life.; LITERATE 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
5 Barker, Pat The Ghost Road
E. P. Dutton 1995 0525941916 / 9780525941910 Hardcover VG/VG 
Light general wear, a nice copy with clean, bright interior pages and solid binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages; Lit 
Price: 6.00 USD
 
 
6 Busch, Frederick War Babies
New Directions 1989 0811211037 / 9780811211031 First Edition Hardcover VG+/VG+ 
A very nice copy with clean and bright interior pages and solid binding. DJ in very nice condition. ; 0.66 x 8.24 x 5.59 Inches; 114 pages; Lit 
Price: 6.00 USD
 
 
7 Crane, John Kenny THE LEGACY OF LADYSMITH
New York Linden Press 1986 0671605860 / 9780671605865 Hardcover VG+/VG 
Light general wear with rubbing to the top of spine on dust jacket. Otherwise a nice clean copy. ; 8vo; 398 pages; LITERATURE 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
8 Crumey, Andrew D'Alembert's Principle A Novel in Three Panels
Picador 1998 0312195680 / 9780312195687 Hardcover VG+/VG+ 
A very nice copy with clean and bright interior pages and solid binding. DJ in very nice condition with protective mylar cover. ; 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.90 inches; 208 pages; Lit 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
9 Danticat, Edwidge The Farming of Bones
Soho Press 2003 1569471266 / 9781569471265 Hardcover VG/VG 
Light general wear, but a very nice copy with clean, bright interior pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages; Lit 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
10 Davies, Stevie Four Dreamers and Emily
St. Martin's Press 1997 0312168446 / 9780312168445 Hardcover VG 
8.50 X 5.80 X 1.20 inches; 272 pages; Lit 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
11 Dunant, Sarah The Birth of Venus
Little, Brown & Company 2003 0316725498 / 9780316725491 Hardcover VG/VG+ Signed by Author
Light general wear, a nice copy with clean, bright interior pages and solid binding. DJ in very nice condition with protective mylar cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages; Signed by Author; Lit 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
12 Epstein, Leslie Goldkorn Tales
Dutton Adult 1986 0525242864 / 9780525242864 Hardcover VG/VG 
Light general wear, but a very nice copy with clean, bright interior pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages; Lit 
Price: 5.00 USD
 
 
13 Epstein, Leslie Goldkorn Tales
Dutton Adult 1986 0525242864 / 9780525242864 First Edition Hardcover VG+/VG+ 
A very nice copy with DJ in mylar cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages; Lit 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
14 Giardina, Denise Saints and Villains A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company 1998 0393045714 / 9780393045710 First Edition Hardcover VG+/VG+ 
A very nice copy with clean, bright interior pages and solid binding. DJ in very nice condition with protective mylar cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 481 pages; Lit 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
15 Guerard, Albert Joseph Maquisard A Christmas Tale
Lyford Books 1995 0891415858 / 9780891415855 Hardcover VG/VG 
Light general wear, but a nice copy with clean bright interior pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages; Christmas window 
Price: 6.00 USD
 
 
16 Haley, Alex A Different Kind of Christmas
Doubleday 1988 0385260431 / 9780385260435 First Edition Hardcover VG/VG 
Light general wear, but a nice copy with clean bright interior pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 101 pages; Christmas 
Price: 5.00 USD
 
 
17 Hay, Elizabeth A Student of Weather
Counterpoint Press 2001 158243123x / 9781582431239 Hardcover; First Printing VG+/VG+ 
A very nice copy with clean and bright interior pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 364 pages; Lit 
Price: 5.00 USD
 
 
18 Jackson, Donald Dean Valley Men A Speculative Account of the Arkansas Expedition of 1807
Ticknor & Fields 1983 0899191983 / 9780899191980 Hardcover NF/VG+ 
A very nice copy with clean and bright interior pages. DJ spine lightly faded, otherwise in very nice condition. ; 8vo; 228 pages; Southwest 
Price: 5.00 USD
 
 
19 Lanchester, John Fragrant Harbor
Putnam Adult 2002 0399148663 / 9780399148668 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A very nice copy with clean and bright interior pages and solid binding. DJ in very nice condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pages 
Price: 6.00 USD
 
 
20 Liss, David A SPECTACLE OF CORRUPTION A Novel
Random House 2004 0375508554 / 9780375508554 Hardcover VG+/VG+ 
Light General Wear. Interior Clean and bright. A lovely, clean copy. ; 1.33 x 9.32 x 6.7 Inches; 400 pages; Benjamin Weaver, the quick-witted pugilist turned private investigator, returns in David Liss’s sequel to the Edgar Award–winning novel, A Conspiracy of Paper.

Moments after his conviction for a murder he did not commit, at a trial presided over by a judge determined to find him guilty, Benjamin Weaver is accosted by a stranger who cunningly slips a lockpick and a file into his hands. In an instant he understands two things: Someone had gone to a great deal of trouble to see him condemned to hang—and another equally mysterious agent is determined to see him free.

So begins A Spectacle of Corruption, which heralds the return of Benjamin Weaver, the hero of A Conspiracy of Paper. After a daring escape from eighteenth-century London’s most notorious prison, Weaver must face another challenge: how to prove himself innocent of a crime when the corrupt courts have already shown they want only to see him hang. To discover the truth and clear his name, he will have to understand the motivations behind a secret scheme to extort a priest, uncover double-dealings in the unrest among London’s dockworkers, and expose the conspiracy that links the plot against him to the looming national election—an election with the potential to spark a revolution and topple the monarchy.

Unable to show his face in public, Weaver pursues his inquiry in the guise of a wealthy merchant who seeks to involve himself in the political scene. But he soon finds that the world of polite society and politics is filled with schemers and plotters, men who pursue riches and power—and those who seek to return the son of the deposed king to the throne. Desperately navigating a labyrinth of politicians, crime lords, assassins, and spies, Weaver learns that, in an election year, little is what it seems and the truth comes at a staggeringly high cost.

Once again, acclaimed author David Liss combines historical erudition with mystery, complex characterization, and a captivating sense of humor. A Spectacle of Corruption offers insight into our own world of political scheming, and it firmly establishes David Liss as one of the best writers of intellectual suspense at work today.; LITERATE 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
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