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Girl with a Pearl Earring (movie tie-in edition)

By: Tracy Chevalier

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Plume: October 2003

Seller ID: 11660

ISBN: 0452284937

Condition: Used - Good


In seventeenth-century Delft, there's a strict social order--rich and poor, Catholic and Protestant, master and servant--and all know their place. When Griet becomes a maid in the household of the painter Johannes Vermeer, she thinks she knows her role: housework, laundry, and the care of his six children. She even feels able to handle his shrewd mother-in-law; his restless, sensual wife; and their jealous servant. What no one expects is that Griet's quiet manner, qui... View more info

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Remarkable Creatures

By: Tracy Chevalier

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dutton Adult: January 2010

Seller ID: 79179

ISBN: 0525951458

Condition: Used - Good


A voyage of discoveries, a meeting of two remarkable women, and extraordinary time and place enrich bestselling author Tracy Chevalier's enthralling new novel From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear that Mary Anning is marked for greatness. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, she learns that she has "the eye"--and finds what no one else can see. When Mary uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs nea... View more info

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Remarkable Creatures: A Novel

By: Tracy Chevalier

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Plume: October 2010

Seller ID: 74002

ISBN: 0452296722

Condition: Used - Acceptable


A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this "New York Times" bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of "Girl With a Pearl Earring" and "The Last Runaw"ay. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she se... View more info

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Falling Angels

By: Tracy Chevalier

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Plume: October 2002

Seller ID: 49442

ISBN: 0452283205

Condition: Used - Good


Time magazine crowned Girl With a Pearl Earring "a portrait of radiance...a jewel." In her New York Times bestselling follow-up, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives--wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger's son--Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century. Gr... View more info

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The Virgin Blue

By: Tracy Chevalier

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Plume: June 2003

Seller ID: 69632

ISBN: 0452284449

Condition: Used - Good


Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin--two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family's French ancestry. As the novel unfolds--alter... View more info

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At the Edge of the Orchard: A Novel

By: Tracy Chevalier

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Penguin Books: January 2017

Seller ID: 125115

ISBN: 0143110977

Condition: Used - Good


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Nappily Ever After: A Novel

By: Trisha R. Thomas

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Broadway Books: December 2001

Seller ID: 85659

ISBN: 0609808982

Condition: Used - Good


After a successful hardcover publication, appearances on the Blackboard and Detroit Free Press bestseller lists, and a nomination for an NAACP Image Award, this fresh, funny debut novel is now in paperback, tackling the politics of hair and the quest for fulfillment of the contemporary African-American woman. View more info

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Girlchild: A Novel

By: Tupelo Hassman

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Picador: February 2013

Seller ID: 102144

ISBN: 1250024064

Condition: Used - Good


A "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice Rory Hendrix, the least likely of Girl Scouts, hasn't got a troop or a badge to call her own. But she still borrows the "Handbook" from the elementary school library to pore over its advice, looking for tips to get off the Calle--the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop. Rory's been told she is one of the "third-generation bastards surely on the roa... View more info

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Stones from the River

By: Ursula Hegi

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: March 1997

Seller ID: 7548

ISBN: 068484477X

Condition: Used - Good


"Stones from the River" is a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical "otherness" has a corollary in her refusal to be a part of Burgdorf's silent complicity during and after World War II. Trudi establishes her status and power, not through beauty, m... View more info

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Floating in My Mother's Palm

By: Ursula Hegi

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Vintage: June 1991

Seller ID: 11905

ISBN: 0679731156

Condition: Used - Good


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Salt Dancers

By: URSULA HEGI

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: February 1997

Seller ID: 11922

ISBN: 0684844826

Condition: Used - Good


"Salt Dancers" is at once a brilliant portrait of an American family, a story of the secrets families guard, and a moving account of one woman's journey back to a past filled with elusive memories and suppressed rage. Why did Julia's mother disappear one day without so much as a word? How did a loving father who taught her such a beautiful thing as the salt dance become such a terrifying and abusive presence? These are the questions which Julia must confront when she ret... View more info

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Stones from the River

By: Ursula Hegi

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: March 1997

Seller ID: 15801

ISBN: 068484477X

Condition: Used - Good


"Stones from the River" is a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical "otherness" has a corollary in her refusal to be a part of Burgdorf's silent complicity during and after World War II. Trudi establishes her status and power, not through beauty, m... View more info

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The Vision of Emma Blau : A Novel

By: Ursula Hegi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Touchstone: January 2001

Seller ID: 39363

ISBN: 0684872730

Condition: Used - Like New


"The Vision of Emma Blau" is the luminous epic of a bicultural family filled with passion and aspirations, tragedy and redemption. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Stefan Blau, whom readers will remember from "Stones from the River, " flees Burgdorf, a small town in Germany, and comes to America in search of the vision he has dreamed of every night. The novel closes nearly a century later with Stefan's granddaughter, Emma, and the legacy of his dream: the Wasse... View more info

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Floating in My Mother's Palm

By: Ursula Hegi

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Touchstone: July 1998

Seller ID: 51773

ISBN: 0684854759

Condition: Used - Good


"Floating in My Mother's Palm" is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel "Stones from the River." Hanna's courageous voice evokes her unconventional mother, who swims during thunderstorms; the illegitimate son of an American GI, who learns from Hanna about his father; and the librarian, Trudi Montag, who lets Hanna see her home... View more info

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Stones from the River

By: Ursula Hegi

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: March 1997

Seller ID: 64525

ISBN: 068484477X

Condition: Used - Good


"Stones from the River" is a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical "otherness" has a corollary in her refusal to be a part of Burgdorf's silent complicity during and after World War II. Trudi establishes her status and power, not through beauty, m... View more info

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Salt Dancers

By: URSULA HEGI

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: February 1997

Seller ID: 67905

ISBN: 0684844826

Condition: Used - Good


"Salt Dancers" is at once a brilliant portrait of an American family, a story of the secrets families guard, and a moving account of one woman's journey back to a past filled with elusive memories and suppressed rage. Why did Julia's mother disappear one day without so much as a word? How did a loving father who taught her such a beautiful thing as the salt dance become such a terrifying and abusive presence? These are the questions which Julia must confront when she ret... View more info

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The Worst Thing I've Done: A Novel

By: Ursula Hegi

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Touchstone: September 2008

Seller ID: 120599

ISBN: 1416543767

Condition: Used - Good


Friends since earliest childhood, Annie, Jake, and Mason have a special bond. When Annie's parents die on the same night that she and Mason get married, the three friends decide to raise Annie's infant sister, Opal, together. But their bonds of intimacy, already entangled, become dangerously close, on the line. One fateful night, the three friends goad one another into crossing that line with shocking consequences. View more info

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The Girlfriend Curse

By: Valerie Frankel

Price: $6.45

Publisher: Avon Trade: March 2005

Seller ID: 15286

ISBN: 0060725540

Condition: Used - Good


It's uncanny Within six months of breaking up with her, Peg Silver's ex-lovers always meet and marry the women of their dreams. Even worse than being the eternal bridesmaid, she's the last girlfriend, the one who awakens in a guy theknowledge of what he's always wanted in a relationship ... and it's never with Peg. Obviously, a major lifestyle change is seriously called for, which is why the distraught interior landscape designer says good-bye to Manhattan and late-n... View more info

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Smart Vs. Pretty

By: Valerie Frankel

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Avon Trade: February 2000

Seller ID: 16310

ISBN: 0380805421

Condition: Used - Good


Out-of-work urban professional Francesca Greenfield has always known that she was the "smart" sister.Amanda was the soft and lovely one who, from the beginning, had always garnered most of the attention -- and all the dates. Now they've been thrown together in a last-ditch effort to save the family coffeehouse business before it goes permanently down the drain.In the chaotic misdt of mad promotional schemes and piranhalike next-door competitors, the sisters Greenfi... View more info

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Set in Motion

By: Valerie Martin

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Washington Square Press: June 1991

Seller ID: 16157

ISBN: 0671736876

Condition: Used - Good


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