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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


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 surrou... View more info

The Shelters of Stone

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $6.99

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 2002

Seller ID: 1812


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 leade... 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


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?... View more info

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By: Barrows, Annie Fiery; and Shaffer, Mary Ann Fiery

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 2008

Seller ID: 269


January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb…. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric ... 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: 1028


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 headlin... 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


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 headlin... 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


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

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The Da Vinci Code

By: Brown, Dan

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books: 2006

Seller ID: 1500


An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . Unveiled at last. While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through t... 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


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 ... 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


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 on... 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


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

Girl with a pearl earring

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $3.99

Publisher: New York, Plume: 2001

Seller ID: 1801


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


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


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


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 ha... 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


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,... 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


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 s... View more info

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A Place Called Freedom

By: Follet, Ken

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Fawcett: 1996

Seller ID: 409


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 Follet... View more info

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Fall of Giants

By: Follett, Ken

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NAL Trade:

Seller ID: 986


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 take... View more info

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Fall of Giants

By: Follett, Ken

Price: $8.99

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 2010

Seller ID: 1005


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 ... View more info