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Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

By: Adeline Yen Mah

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Laurel Leaf: March 2001

Seller ID: 45403

ISBN: 0440228654

Condition: Used - Good


"A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s." A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In "Chinese Cinderella," Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister ar... View more info

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Memoirs of a Geisha

By: Arthur Golden

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Knopf: September 1997

Seller ID: 45052

ISBN: 0375400117

Condition: Used - Good


An alluring tour de force: a brilliant debut novel told with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism as the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love, always elusive, is scorned as illusion. Sayuri's story begin... View more info

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The Age of Jackson (Back Bay Books (Series))

By: Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Back Bay Books: November 1988

Seller ID: 43978

ISBN: 0316773433

Condition: Used - Good


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The Magnolia Story

By: Chip Gaines,Joanna Gaines,Mark Dagostino

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Thomas Nelson: October 2016

Seller ID: 45684

ISBN: 0718079183

Condition: Used - Good


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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

By: Dave Pelzer

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Dutton Adult: October 1999

Seller ID: 45165

ISBN: 0525945210

Condition: Used - Good


These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way she could imagine. This was the woman who told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to -- and nearly did. The more than two million readers of Pelzer's previous international bestsellers, A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy, know that he lived to tell his courageous story. A Man Named Dave is the gripping conclusion to h... View more info

Home Run Hero (Scrappers)

By: Dean Hughes

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Atheneum: March 1999

Seller ID: 45510

ISBN: 0689819250

Condition: Used - Good


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Memories of a Dinosaur Hunter

By: Douglas Lebeck

Price: $5.95

Publisher: 1st Book Library: August 2002

Seller ID: 45389

ISBN: 1403342253

Condition: Used - Good


Experience the unimaginable terror and indescribable beauty of a time when flesh-eating predators ruled the earth. Join paleontologist David Williams as he leaves all that he knows to risk a harrowing trip through time to live alone among the dinosaurs. View more info

Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe

By: Edgar Allan Poe

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks: June 1989

Seller ID: 45088

ISBN: 059043344X

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'Tis: A Memoir

By: Frank McCourt

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: August 2000

Seller ID: 42918

ISBN: 0684865742

Condition: Used - Good


Frank McCourt s glorious childhood memoir, "Angela s Ashes, " has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have " Tis, " the story of Frank s American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the... View more info

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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

By: Frank McCourt

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Scribner: May 1999

Seller ID: 42934

ISBN: 068484267X

Condition: Used - Good


" When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. " So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages... View more info

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Scribner: September 1996

Seller ID: 43745

ISBN: 0684874350

Condition: Used - Good


" "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood."" So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wag... View more info

Jane Austen And Her Times, 1775-1817

By: Geradine Edith Mitton

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: January 2007

Seller ID: 43692

ISBN: 0760784515

Condition: Used - Good


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Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times

By: H. W. Brands

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Doubleday: October 2005

Seller ID: 43850

ISBN: 0385507380

Condition: Used - Good


The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson--the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness--told by the bestselling author of "The First American." The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made "The Fi... View more info

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Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

By: Janet B. Pascal,Who HQ

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Penguin Workshop: November 2008

Seller ID: 46305

ISBN: 0448448866

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Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age--literally (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford's Theater--the first President to be assassinated. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations and maps are included. View more info

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

By: Jeannette Walls

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Scribner: January 2006

Seller ID: 44004

ISBN: 074324754X

Condition: Used - Good


Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an excitement addict. Cooking a meal that would... View more info

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I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina 1865 (Dear America Series)

By: Joyce Hansen

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.: October 1997

Seller ID: 45630

ISBN: 0590849131

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La Dame d'Esprit: A Biography of Marquise Du Chatelet

By: Judith Zinsser

Price: $2.99

Publisher: Viking Adult: November 2006

Seller ID: 43645

ISBN: 0670038008

Condition: Used - Good


The scintillating life of the most brilliant woman of the French Enlightenment, the lover of Voltaire and translator of Newton Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil was born to the highest circles of the French aristocracy, married a marquis at the age of eighteen, and indulged in all the pleasures of her class. Then at twenty-seven, defying convention, she became the mistress of poet and playwright Voltaire, embarking on an extraordinary and transformative intellectual journey as his patroness, his lover, and his companion. In this sparkling life, Judith P. Zinsser vividly explores h... View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

By: Jung Chang

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: August 2003

Seller ID: 43672

ISBN: 0743246985

Condition: Used - Good


Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, "Wild Swans" has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, it is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love. Jung Chang describes the life of her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' experience as members of the Communist elite... View more info

The price: The true story of a Mormon who defied Hitler

By: Karl-Heinz Schnibbe

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Bookcraft: January 1984

Seller ID: 45580

ISBN: 0884945340

Condition: Used - Good


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Indian Captive (The Story of Mary Jemison)

By: Lois Lenski

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.: January 2004

Seller ID: 45316

ISBN: 0439652103

Condition: Used - Good


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