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1 Alice Hoffman Here on Earth
Berkley Books 1999 0425169693 / 9780425169698 Paperback Good; Well read book. Pages are yellowing.  
0.98 x 6.76 x4.19; 336 pages; An Oprah Book Club selection, this dark romantic tale, is a seductive story about March Murraywho returns to the small Massachusets town where she grew up and rekindles her love for Hollis a love fromher youth. Alice Hoffman, of course, is a great story teller.  
Price: 3.00 USD
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2 Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones
Little, Brown 2002 0316666343 / 9780316666343 Fourteenth Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket; Gently read like new.  
1.20 x 8.30 x 5.70; 304 pages; Susie Salmon is dead at fourteen. As she looks down from heaven at her family and friends who must grapple with their grief, she longs to be with those she loves most. At once sad and inspiring, the reader is privy to the enduring and life changing power of love.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Amy Tan Saving Fish from Drowning
Putnam 2005 0399153012 / 9780399153013 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
6 1/2 X 9 1/4"; 474 pages; A classic haunting Amy Tan novel about life, the heart and mind of man and the choices one makes. List price: $26.95 Save with our price . 
Price: 4.00 USD
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4 Brett Lott Jewel
Pocket Books 1999 0671042572 / 9780671042578 Paperback Good with no dust jacket; Pages are yellowing. 
Mass Market PB; 1.24 x 6.70 x 4.14; 562 pages; Jewel is a moving book about a family's journey from the backwoods of Mississippi to the Los Angeles and the transformation of both the family and the nation. Set in 1943 and moving forward, Jewel's last child, Brenda Kay is born with Down's syndrome, ( a Mongolian idiot, as the New Orleans specialist diagnosed. ) Undeterred by the hopeless prognosis given by the doctor, Jewel persuades her husband Leston to move to post WWII Los Angeles to find expert help for her daughter. Brett Lott writes about this heroine and the other characters in beautiful prose, chronicling the family's progress through the generations and their transformation. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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5 Debbie Macomber Changing Habits
Mira 2004 0778320286 / 9780778320289 Paperback Fair with no dust jacket 
Mass Market PB; 1.18 x 6.46 x 4.17; 384 pages; This is the story of 3 women from different backgrounds who enter the convent and are caught up in events around them. They eventually have a crisis of faith, make choices and take the risk of leaving the convent for the ordinary life. Macomber writes about women with such insight that she continues to be an all time favorite author. 
Price: 3.75 USD
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6 Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns
Riverhead Books 2007 1594489505 / 9781594489501 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
1.30 x 9.10 x 8.20; 372 pages; If you were captivated by Khaled Hosseini's first book, The Kite Runner, you will like this second book as well. The book tells in four parts the story of two Afghani women and their difficulties growing up. The novel spans a time from the Russian invasion to later Taliban rule and finally 2003 Kabul. They later meet and become married to the same man, suffering similar hardships and abuse but surviving and rising above these hardships. The title is taken from the poem, Kabul, by 17th century poet, Saib-e-Tabrizi. The story is told in beautiful prose that pains the heart. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Kim Edwards The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Penguin Books 2006 0143037145 / 9780143037149 Paperback Good+; Pages are yellowing. 
8.20 x 0.9 x 5.00; 432 pages; Kim Edwards writes a mesmerizing tale of love and redemption. The story begins in1964 when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twin children. The first born is a healthy boy while the second child is a daughter with Down's syndrome. In a hasty decision, he asks his nurse Caroline to take the infant to an institution. She, instead moves to another city and raises the child as her own. Edwards writes with such beautiful prose and undersatnding of the human heart that one ishard pressed to put the book down. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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8 Larry McMurty Duane's Depressed
Simon & Schuster 1999 068485497x / 9780684854977 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Gently read.  
1.30 x 9.0 x 6.90; 439 pages; The third of the Last Picture Show/ Texasville trilogy, Larry McMurty traces the characters of his earlier novels into the midldle age and twilight of their lives. Duane, surrounded by his wife and children feels ill at ease and depressed. Much to the dismay of his family and people who know him, Duane sets out to find himself, abandoning wife and children and finding other people with whom he spends time and passion. McMurty tells the story with humor and sadness and invariably touches us.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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9 Larry McMurty The Desert Rose
Orion Books 1985 0752834533 / 9780752834535 Paperback As New; Gently read, like new.  
Trade PB; 0.94 x 7.56 x 5.04; 254 pages; This very entertaining novel tells the story of Harmony, a Las Vegas showgirl, with whom we immediately fall in love. She is La showgirl by night and raises peacocks by day. Harmony has to work through the difficulties of fewer dancing jobs and raising cynical daughter, Pepper. Of course, we are treated by Larry McMurty's prose and bittersweet plot.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 S. E. Hinton Hawkes Harbor
Tor 2004 0765305631 / 9780765305633 Stated First Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket  
1.0 x 8.00 x 5.50; 256 pages; Dr. Phillip McDevitt, director of Terrace View Asylum, tries to help his intriguing new patient, Jamie Sommers, who is depressed, amnesiac and afraid of the dark. The outcome is compelling and unpredictable, another story from S. E. Hinton, authorof the classic, The Outsiders.  
Price: 3.00 USD
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11 Sophie Kinsella Remember Me?
Dell 2009 0440242401 / 9780440242406 Paperback Very Good; Gently read; covers tend to lift; tight binding. 
Mass Market PB; 6.90 x 1.10 X 4.20; 430 pages; Sophie Kinsella, best selling author of the Shopaholic series, brings out a new heroine, Lexi Smart. The story has a formula plot but the story telling Is superb. Lexi Smart has been passed up for promotion in her job at Deller carpets, stood up by her no good boyfriend, and does not like her crooked teeth. Suddenly, she falls on her head and awakens three years later In a hospital bed to find herself now a corporate bigshot married to a multimillionaire, and her teeth are perfect. Kinsella' flair for comedy makes this book just as funny as the Shopaholic books. She is a master story teller of the comedic fictio genre. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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12 Tom Wolfe The Bonfire of the Vanities
Bantam Books 2001 0553381342 / 9780553381344 Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket; Used, gently read, no marks.  
Trade PB; 1.20 x 8.90 x 5.90; 656 pages; Tom Wolfe writes a witty, funny story of Sherman McCoy, a top Wall Street bond sales man, manages to bring us into the world of the high as well as the low life of New York City and populates it with circus of colorful characters. A New York Times bestseller, this story is fast paced and riveting.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 Toni Morrison Song of Solomon
Plume Publishing 1987 0452260116 / 9780452260115 Paperback Very Good; Gently read. No marks.  
Trade PB; 0.91 x 8.06 x 5.34; 337 pages  
Price: 3.00 USD
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