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.And a Credit to His Race

By: Gerald Astor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Saturday Review Press, 1974

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover, ex-library. E P Dutton, first, 1974. In good condition, usual library markings. The hard life and times of Joseph Louis Barrow, a.k.a. Joe Louis. View more info

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A House of Trees

By: Joan Colebrook

Price: $10.00


Hardcover, ex-library. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. In very good condition, usual library markings. Memoirs of an Australian girlhood. View more info

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After Long Silence : A Memoir

By: Fremont, Helen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Delacorte Press, 2000


Trade paperback. Delta, 2000, first. In near fine condition. Helen was raised as a Roman Catholic. It wasn't until she was an adult practicing law in Boston that she discovered her parents were Jewish. View more info

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Against Medical Advice

By: James Patterson, Hal Friedman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Little Brown & Co, 2008


Hardcover. Near fine. Cory woke up one morning with his head shaking and he couldn't stop it. The symptoms kept getting worse. The medications weren't helping, in some cases they also were making it worse. It took the entire family to say "no" to the doctors and work on finding their own solution on which medicines were good and which were not. Signing him out of the hospital "against medical advice" was just the beginning. View more info

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Autobiography of a Face

By: Grealy, Lucy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994


Hardcover, ex-library. Houghton Mifflin, 1994. In near fine condition, usual library markings. She spent five years of her life being treated for cancer, then she spent the next fifteen years of her life being treated for nothing but looking different. View more info

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Breaking Clean

By: Blunt, Judy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2002


Hardcover. Knopf, 2002, stated first edition. In near fine condition. She tells of her life on a ranch, from youth to adult. View more info

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Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle

By: Mary J. MacLeod

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Arcade Publishing, 2013

Edition: 1st Edition


Hardcover. First North American edition. Being a country nurse on an island can be a challenge. View more info

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Epitaph to 'Nickle Eck': Childhood Mischief in Wartime Birmingham

By: Eric Yates

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014


Trade paperback. Upper left corner is bruised from shipping. Interior is clean and bright. During the second world war, there ordinary families living in poverty, playing children's games and there was black market profiteering. View more info

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Falling Leaves : The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

By: Yen Mah, Adeline

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A., John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 1998


Hardcover, ex-library. John Wiley & Sons, 1998. In good condition, usual library markings. Adeline's mother died giving birth to her, so she was considered inferior and insignificant by her siblings and her new stepmother. View more info

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Home at Last : How Two Young Women with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities Achieved Their Own Home

By: Fitton, Pat; O'Brien, Carol; Wilson, Jean

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1995


Trade paperback, ex-library. Jessica Kingsley, 1995. In very good condition, usual library markings. How two young women with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities achieved their own home. View more info

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Long Time, No See

By: Finke, Beth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Champaign, IL, U.S.A., University of Illinois Press, 2003


Hardcover, review copy. University of Illinois Press, 2003, first. In very good+ condition, review information glued to front fly leaf, bottom of the book stamped "Complimentary Copy, Not For Resale." Juevenile diabetes, blindness, and her tragedies and triumps. View more info

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Merry Widow

By: Grace Nies Fletcher

Price: $8.00


Hardcover. Wm Morrow, 1970. In good condition, DJ wear. Widowed at 60, Mrs. Fletcher refused to sit on the shelf. This is her light-hearted account of the global adventures that ensued. View more info

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One Small Sparrow

By: Jeff Leeland

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Sisters, Oregon, U.S.A., Multnomah Pub, 1995

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover. Multnomah Books, first printing, 1995. In very good condition, DJ has a crease on inside rear flap. A father's story of his young son's illness, lack of insurance coverage for the surgery needed, and how the community and family responded. View more info

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Second Sight

By: Hine, Robert V.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., Univ of California Pr, 1993


Hardcover, ex-library. University of California Press, 1993. In very good condition, usual library markings, some color removed from DJ with tag. Imagine being blind for years and then regaining your sight! View more info

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Ten Trees and a Truffle Dog: Sniffing Out the Perfect Plot in Provence

By: Jamie Ivey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, 2013

Edition: 1st Edition


Hardcover. They find the perfect property but there's no house. However, there are truffle oaks. Now they just have to find and train a dog... View more info