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Vintage Caper

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780307269010

ISBN: 0307269019

Condition: USED


Set in Hollywood, Paris, Bordeaux, and Marseille, Peter Mayle's newest and most delightful novel is filled with culinary delights, sumptuous wines, and colorful characters. It's also a lot of fun. The story begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. Unfortunately, after inviting the "Los Angeles Times" to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist. Enter Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, cultivated crime expert... View more info

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Toujours Provence

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 10/25/2014

Seller ID: 9780679736042

ISBN: 0679736042

Condition: USED


NATIONAL BESTSELLERTaking up where his beloved "A Year in Provence" leaves off, Peter Mayle offers us another funny, beautifully (and deliciously) evocative book about life in Provence. With tales only one who lives there could know--of finding gold coins while digging in the garden, of indulging in sumptuous feasts at truck stops--and with characters introduced with great affection and wit--the gendarme fallen from grace, the summer visitors ever trying the patience of even the most genial Provencaux, the straightforward dog "Boy"--"Toujours Provence" is a heart-warming portrait of a place wh... View more info

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Marseille Caper

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 2/6/2016

Seller ID: 9780307594198

ISBN: 030759419X

Condition: USED


Lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt is back in another beguiling, as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the South of France. At the end of "The Vintage Caper, "Sam had just carried off a staggering feat of derring-do in the heart of Bordeaux, infiltrating the ranks of the French elite to rescue a stolen, priceless wine collection. With the questionable legality of the adventure--and the threat of some very powerful enemies --Sam thought it'd be a while before he returned to France, especially with the charms of the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles.... View more info

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Stones of Florence

By: McCarthy, Mary

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780156027632

ISBN: 0156027631

Condition: USED


A beloved tribute to Florence that blends history, artistic reflection, and keen social observation Renowned for her sharp literary style, essayist and fiction writer Mary McCarthy offers a unique history of Florence, from its inception to the dominant role it came to play in the world of art, architecture, and Italian culture, that captures the brilliant Florentine spirit and revisits the legendary figures--Dante, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and others--who exemplify it so iconically. Her most cherished sights and experiences color this timeless, graceful portrait of a city that's as famous... View more info

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Wall Street Journal Guid to Power Travel

By: McCartney, Scott

Price: $5.00

Publisher: COLLINS: 11/23/2015

Seller ID: 9780061688713

ISBN: 0061688711

Condition: USED


Imagine a world without late planes, missed connections, lost luggage, bumped passengers, cramped seating, high fees and higher fares, surly employees, and security lines. . . .Ordinary travel is an extraordinary ordeal. Yet despite the high prices and huge hassles, travel is essential--along with the need for tips, tricks, and techniques to improve the journey. The Wall Street Journal Guide to Power Travel is an entertaining road trip and a helpful guide, drawn from Scott McCartney's popular Middle Seat column, which explains why bad things happen to good travelers and what you can do t... View more info

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Miracle of Castel Di Sangro

By: McGinniss, Joe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 12/9/2011

Seller ID: 9780767905992

ISBN: 0767905997

Condition: USED


Master storyteller Joe McGinniss travels to Italy to cover the unlikely success of a ragtag minor league soccer team--and delivers a brilliant and utterly unforgettable story of life in an off-the-beaten-track Italian village. When Joe McGinniss sets out for the remote Italian village of Castel di Sangro one summer, he merely intends to spend a season with the village's soccer team, which only weeks before had, miraculously, reached the second-highest-ranking professional league in the land. But soon he finds himself embroiled with an absurd yet irresistible cast of characters, including t... View more info

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Cheap Hotels

By: McLane, Daisann

Price: $5.50

Publisher: 2/24/2011

Seller ID: 9783822814406

ISBN: 3822814407

Condition: USED


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Karma Cola - Marketing the Mystic East

By: Mehta, Gita

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 9/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780679754336

ISBN: 0679754334

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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

By: Mehta, Suketu

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 3/26/2015

Seller ID: 9780375703409

ISBN: 0375703403

Condition: USED


A native of Bombay, Suketu Mehta gives us an insider's view of this stunning metropolis. He approaches the city from unexpected angles, taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs; following the life of a bar dancer raised amid poverty and abuse; opening the door into the inner sanctums of Bollywood; and delving into the stories of the countless villagers who come in search of a better life and end up living on the sidewalks. View more info

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Playing cards in Cairo

By: Miles, Hugh

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/5/2017

Seller ID: 9780349119793

ISBN: 0349119791

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Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong (Why We Love France, but No the French)

By: Nadeau, Jean-Benoit and Barlow

Price: $6.00

Publisher: SOURCEBOOK TRADE: 7/10/2012

Seller ID: 9781402200458

ISBN: 1402200455

Condition: USED


The French... -Smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans -Work 35-hour weeks, and take seven weeks of paid holidays per year, but are still the world's fourth-biggest economic power So what makes the French so different? Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. Decrypting French ideas about land, privacy and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave together the threads of French society--from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite education and even stre... View more info

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Beyond Belief

By: Naipaul, V.S.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 5/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780375706486

ISBN: 0375706488

Condition: USED


"Brilliant. . . . A powerfully observed, stylistically elegant exploration." --"The New York Times" A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year "The book's strength lies in Naipaul's extraordinary ability as a storyteller to draw striking portraits of a cross section of individuals."--"The Boston Globe" Fourteen years after the publication of his landmark travel narrative Among the Believers, V. S. Naipaul returned to the four non-Arab Islamic countries he reported on so vividly at the time of Ayatollah Khomeini's triumph in Iran. Beyond Belief is the result of his five-month journ... View more info

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Turn in the South

By: Naipaul, V.S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 4/20/2016

Seller ID: 9780679724889

ISBN: 0679724885

Condition: USED


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An Area of Darkness

By: Naipaul, VS

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 1/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780375708350

ISBN: 0375708359

Condition: USED


A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness""is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul's profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India.Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir, from a sacred ice cave in the Himalayas to an abandoned temple near Madras, Naipaul encounters a dizzying cross-section of humanity: browbeaten government workers and imperious servants, a suavely self-serving holy man and a deluded American religious seeker. An Area of Darkness also abounds wit... View more info

North of South: An African Journey

By: Naipual, Shiva

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 0140048944

ISBN: 0140048944

Condition: USED


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Congo Journey

By: O'Hanlon, redmond

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780141037271

ISBN: 014103727X

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Italian Education

By: Parks, Tim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/24/2012

Seller ID: 9780802115089

ISBN: 080211508X

Condition: USED


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Italian Education

By: Parks, Tim

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 5/5/2016

Seller ID: 9780099286967

ISBN: 0099286963

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Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America With Einstein's Brain

By: Paterniti, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 9/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780385333009

ISBN: 0385333005

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Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece

By: Paterniti, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 9/26/2013

Seller ID: 9780385337007

ISBN: 0385337000

Condition: USED


"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER In the picturesque village of Guzman, Spain, in a cave dug into a hillside on the edge of town, an ancient door leads to a cramped limestone chamber known as "the telling room." Containing nothing but a wooden table and two benches, this is where villagers have gathered for centuries to share their stories and secrets--usually accompanied by copious amounts of wine. It was here, in the summer of 2000, that Michael Paterniti found himself listening to a larger-than-life Spanish cheesemaker named Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras as he spun an odd and compelling ... View more info