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The Kitchen Boy

By: Alexander, Robert

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A., Penguin Books: 2004, c2003.

Seller ID: 826

ISBN: 0142003816

Condition: Very Good

Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov as seen through the eyes of their young kitchen boy, Leonka. Now an ancient Russian immigrant, Leonka claims to be the last living witness to the Romanovs’ brutal murders and sets down the dark secrets of his past with the imperial family. Does he hold the key to the many questions surrounding the family’s murder? Historically vivid and compelling, The Kitchen Boy is also a touching portrait of a loving famil... View more info

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The Shelters of Stone

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $6.99

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 2002

Seller ID: 1812

ISBN: 0609610597

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket

Earth's Children; Vol. 5; The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone—are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure) , she meets a fellow healer with whom to s... View more info

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Holy Blood, Holy Grail

By: Baigent, Michael; and Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln

Price: $5.59

Seller ID: 1255

ISBN: 0385338597

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

8vo 8" - 9" tall; Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete? • Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross? • Is it possible Jesus was married, a father, and that his bloodline still exists? • Is it possible that parchments found in the South of France a century ago reveal one of the best-kept secrets of Christendom? • Is it possible that these parchments contain the very heart of the mystery of the Holy Grail? According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things pos... View more info

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The Aviator's Wife: A Novel

By: Benjamin, Melanie

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 2013

Seller ID: 1300

ISBN: 0345528689

Condition: Very Good

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But des... View more info

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Dunaway's Crossing

By: Brandon, Nancy

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Lake Union Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 1955

ISBN: 1477821252

Condition: Good

Bea Dot Ferguson has a life many in Savannah envy: a wealthy husband, a luxurious house, a baby on the way. But appearances are deceiving. To hide a terrible secret, Bea Dot married a man she didn’t love—only to suffer his brutality later on. When her cousin Netta invites her for a visit in rural Pineview, Georgia, Bea Dot jumps at the chance to escape. But she soon learns she’s traded one perilous situation for another—Pineview has been infected with deadly Spanish influenza. As the epidemic escalates, Bea Dot and Netta must fight for survival. With the help of Will Dunaway, a recentl... View more info

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By: Brannert, Alan

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, St. Martins Griffin: 2011

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 1940

ISBN: 1250004683

Condition: Good

Seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family's 1890s Honolulu home when she contracts leprosy and is placed in a settlement, where she loses a series of new friends before new medical discoveries enable her to reenter the world View more info

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The Richmond Raid

By: Brick, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1963

Seller ID: 697

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket

Book Club Edition; A novel about one of the most dramatic episodes of the Civil War. View more info

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Cold Sassy Tree

By: Burns, Olive Ann

Price: $3.74

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback: 1986

Seller ID: 247

ISBN: 038531258X

Condition: Good

If the preacher's wife's petticoat showed, the ladies would make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson -- a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy's adventures began and an unimpeachably pious, deliciously irreverent town came to life. Not since To Kill A Mockingbird has a novel so deftly captured the subtle crosscurrents of small-town Southern life. Olive Ann Burns classic best... View more info

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Tobacco Road

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $24.99

Publisher: Shelton, CT, First Edition Library: 1959

Seller ID: 1796

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Reproduction of the first edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons 1932. Unsentimentally realistic, this classic novel is a reflection of the effects of poverty on tenant farmers in the South during the Great Depression. It focuses on the Lester family, former cotton farmers who continue to live on their ancestors' plantation even though it has long ceased to be prosperous. Jeeter and Ada Lester have 17 children, two of whom still live at home: Ellie May, their only unmarried daughter who has a cleft lip, and Dude, their youngest son who is mentally handicapped. The family's antics, whi... View more info

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Plume: 2001, c1999.

Seller ID: 1287

ISBN: 0452282152

Condition: Good

History and fiction merge seamlessly in Tracy Chevalier's luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Griet, the world of 1660s Holland comes dazzlingly alive in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. View more info

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Girl with a pearl earring

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $3.99

Publisher: New York, Plume: 2001

Seller ID: 1801

ISBN: 0452282152

Condition: Good

Pea-size ink stain on edges of pages 143-154. Does not affect text of book. Otherwise, in great shape. ; Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. Girl with a Pearl Earring is the story of 16-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius, even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil. View more info

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Wild Star

By: Coulter, Catherine

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, A Signet Book: 1999

Seller ID: 873

ISBN: 0451206398

Condition: Fair

Star Series; Brent Hammond is as handsome as sin and wilder than an unbroken stallion. When he meets Byrony by chance, he's charmed. But when he sees her again, as the petted wife of an older rich man, he's chagrined. Until her life is threatened—and he discovers that only he can protect her... View more info

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Fire Song

By: Coulter, Catherine

Price: $1.99

Publisher: Scarborough, Ont., New American Library of Canada: 1985.

Seller ID: 1180

ISBN: 0451140001

Condition: Good

Coulter's medieval melody continues? Second in the song series. Lord Graelam de Moreton is willing to accept his new bride, Kassia, as she appears? Innocent and guileless. But appearances can be deceiving…. View more info

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The Pursuit

By: Cronin, A. J.

Price: $6.48

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2002

Seller ID: 556

ISBN: 0380978555

Condition: Very Good

Ex-Library; It was to be a grand adventure for Melissa MacGregor -- an escape from the wilds of her Scottish home into the whirl of the London social season, and far from the stifling protectiveness of her mother's sixteen strapping, somewhat bumbling brothers, six of whom are named Ian. There the bewitching lass is sure to find a suitable husband who will not be intimidated by her suspicious uncles and who is more appealing than the many local suitors whom her uncles have already deemed unworthy. But before she begins her pursuit of a new life, Melissa is distracted by an intriguing gentleman... View more info

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In My Wildest Dreams

By: Dodd, Christina

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 2001

Seller ID: 867

ISBN: 0380819627

Condition: Good

Governess Brides Series; Vol. 4; Since she was a little girl, Celeste has had one burning desire: to marry Ellery Throckmorton. But what chance does a gardener's daughter have of capturing the heart of one of England's wealthiest gentlemen? However, the education she receives at the Distinguished Academy of Governesses enables Celeste to return to Blythe Hall with a refinement that complements her ravishing beauty—and makes her bold romantic dream more attainable. But, alas, temptation gets in the way . . . For wherever Celeste turns, it is not Ellery she encounters, but his serious, yet ... View more info

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The Queen's Lover A Novel

By: Du Plessix Gray, Francine

Price: $6.49

Publisher: New York, Penguin Press: 2012

Seller ID: 1708

ISBN: 1594203377

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Francine du Plessix Gray’s beautifully realized historical novel reveals the untold love story between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen and Marie Antoinette. The romance begins at a masquerade ball in Paris in 1774, when the dashing nobleman first meets the mesmerizing nineteen-year-old dauphine, wife of the reclusive prince who will soon become Louis XVI. This electric encounter launches a love affair that will span the course of the French Revolution. As their relationship deepens, Fersen becomes a devoted companion to the entire royal family. Roaming the halls of Versailles and... View more info

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Speak to Me of Love

By: Eden, Dorothy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.: 1972

Seller ID: 698

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket

Book Club Edition; Set in England from the 1880s through World War I, this enthralling romantic saga tells the story of a remarkable woman who defies London’s aristocratic society and attempts to build a department store that will rival Selfridge’s. The plump, plain daughter of a successful shopkeeper, Beatrice Bonnington has no illusions about her looks—or her marital prospects. So when she receives a proposal from the dashing William Overton—a man she’s secretly desired for years—Beatrice can’t believe her good fortune. Knowing her husband will never wholly belong to he... View more info

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A Place Called Freedom

By: Follet, Ken

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Fawcett: 1996

Seller ID: 409

ISBN: 0449225151

Condition: Very Good

Scotland, 1766. Sentenced to a life of misery in the brutal coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for escape. His only ally: the beautiful, highborn Lizzie Hallim, who is trapped in her own kind of hell. Though separated by politics and position, these two restless young people are bound by their passionate search for a place called freedom. From the teeming streets of London to the infernal hold of a slave ship to a sprawling Virginia plantation, Ken Follett’s turbulent, unforgettable novel of liberty and revolution brings together a vivid cast of heroes and villains, lovers an... View more info

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Fall of Giants

By: Follett, Ken

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NAL Trade:

Seller ID: 986

ISBN: 0451232577

Condition: As New

Century Trilogy; Vol. 1; Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. …An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. … A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls ... View more info

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Fall of Giants

By: Follett, Ken

Price: $8.99

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 2010

Seller ID: 1005

ISBN: 0525951652

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket

The Century Trilogy; Vol. 1; Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. View more info