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Clara and Mr. Tiffany

By: Vreeland, Susan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 11/27/2013

Seller ID: 9780812980189

ISBN: 0812980182

Condition: USED


NATIONAL BESTSELLER It's 1893, and at the Chicago World's Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women's division, who conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenge... View more info

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Forest Lover

By: Vreeland, Susan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/25/2010

Seller ID: 9780143034308

ISBN: 0143034308

Condition: USED


In her acclaimed novels, Susan Vreeland has given us portraits of painting and life that are as dazzling as their artistic subjects. Now, in "The Forest Lover," she traces the courageous life and career of Emily Carr, who?more than Georgia O?Keeffe or Frida Kahlo?blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art by capturing an untamed British Columbia and its indigenous peoples just before industrialization changed them forever. From illegal potlatches in tribal communities to artists? studios in pre?World War I Paris... View more info

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Life Studies

By: Vreeland, Susan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/9/2010

Seller ID: 9780143036104

ISBN: 0143036106

Condition: USED


With her richly textured novels Susan Vreeland has offered pioneering portraits of the artist's life. Now, in a collection of profound wisdom and beauty, she explores the transcendent power of art through the eyes of ordinary people. Life Studies begins with historic tales that, rather than focusing directly on the great Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters themselves, render those on the periphery--their lovers, servants, and children--as their personal experiences play out against those of Manet, Monet, van Gogh, and others. Vreeland then gives us contemporary stories in which her... View more info

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Luncheon of the Boating Party

By: Vreeland, Susan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/23/2013

Seller ID: 9780143113522

ISBN: 0143113526

Condition: USED


A vivid exploration of one of the most beloved Renoir paintings in the world, ?done with a flourish worthy of Renoir himself? ("USA Today") With her richly textured novels, Susan Vreeland has offered pioneering portraits of artists? lives. Now, as she did in "Girl in Hyacinth Blue," Vreeland once again focuses on a single painting?Auguste Renoir's instantly recognizable masterpiece, which depicts a gathering of Renoir's real friends enjoying a summer Sunday on a cafe terrace along the Seine. Narrated by Renoir and seven of the models, the novel illuminates the gusto, hedonism, and art of ... View more info

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Egyptian: A Novel

By: Waltari, Mika

Price: $18.00

Publisher: CHICAGO REVIEW PR:

Edition: 2002

Seller ID: 9781556524417

ISBN: 1556524412

Condition: USED


First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power. It is a full-bodied re-creation of a largely forgotten era in the world's history: the Egypt of the 14th century B.C.E., when pharaohs and gods contended with the near-collapse of history's greatest empire. This epic tale encompasses the whole of the then-known world, from Babylon to Crete, from Thebes to Jerusalem, while centering around one unforgettable figure: Sinuhe, a m... View more info

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Innocent Traitor

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 4/2/2015

Seller ID: 9780345495341

ISBN: 0345495349

Condition: USED


I am now a condemned traitor . . . I am to die when I have hardly begun to live. Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir's enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey-"the Nine Days' Queen"-a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth century. The child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she is merely a pawn ... View more info

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Lady Elizabeth

By: Weir, Alison

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Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 11/23/2011

Seller ID: 9780345495365

ISBN: 0345495365

Condition: USED


Following the tremendous success of her first novel, Innocent Traitor, which recounted the riveting tale of the doomed Lady Jane Grey, acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir turns her masterly storytelling skills to the early life of young Elizabeth Tudor, who would grow up to become England's most intriguing and powerful queen. Even at age two, Elizabeth is keenly aware that people in the court of her father, King Henry VIII, have stopped referring to her as "Lady Princess" and now call her "the Lady Elizabeth." Before she is three, she learns of the tragic ... View more info

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Camomile Lawn

By: Wesley, Mary

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780099499145

ISBN: 0099499142

Condition: USED


A vivid picture of wartime London and Cornwall through the eyes of five cousins. Behind the large house, the fragrant camomile lawn stretches down to the Cornish cliffs. Here, in the dizzying heat of August 1939, five cousins have gathered at their aunt's house for their annual ritual of a holiday. For most of them it is the last summer of their youth, with the heady exhilarations and freedoms of lost innocence, as well as the fears of the coming war. The Camomile Lawn moves from Cornwall to London and back again, over the years, telling the stories of the cousins, their family and the... View more info

Secret Life of Violet Grant

By: Williams, Beatriz

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 2/19/2016

Seller ID: 9780425274842

ISBN: 0425274845

Condition: USED


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Secret Life of Violet Grant

By: Williams, Beatriz

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PUTNAM:

Seller ID: 9780399162176

ISBN: 0399162178

Condition: USED


Passion, redemption, and a battered old suitcase full of secrets: the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "A Hundred Summers" returns with another engrossing tale of lost love and female ambition that crosses generations. Manhattan, 1964. Vivian Schuyler, newly graduated from Bryn Mawr College, has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the "Mad Men" world of razor-stylish "Metropolitan" magazine. But when she receives a bulky overseas parcel in the mail, the unexpected contents draw her... View more info

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Wicked City

By: Williams, Beatriz

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780062405012

ISBN: 0062405012

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English Wife

By: Willig, Lauren

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781250056276

ISBN: 1250056276

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Seduction of the Crimson Rose

By: Willig, Lauren

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 5/11/2010

Seller ID: 9780525950332

ISBN: 0525950338

Condition: USED


?Pride and Prejudice lives on, ? ("USA Today") ?a fun and zany time warp, ? ("New York Daily News") ?history textbook meets Bridget Jones? ("Marie Claire"): Readers and reviewers alike praise Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series for its passion, adventure, and tantalizing stories of flower- named spies during the Napoleonic wars. Lauren Willig continues the exciting Pink Carnation series with her fourth novel, "The Seduction of the Crimson Rose," featuring Lord Vaughn, the delightfully devilish spy from "The Masque of the Black Tulip," and Mary Alsworthy, the raven-haired bea... View more info

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Scribe of Siena: A Novel

By: Winawer, Melodie

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781501152269

ISBN: 1501152262

Condition: USED


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Before We Were Yours

By: Wingate, Lisa

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780425284681

ISBN: 0425284689

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Before We Were Yours: A Novel

By: Wingate, Lisa

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780425284704

ISBN: 0425284700

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Forever Amber

By: Winsor, Kathleen

Price: $6.50

Publisher: CHICAGO REVIEW PR: 9/3/2010

Seller ID: 9781556524042

ISBN: 1556524048

Condition: USED


Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England--that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary--and extraordinary--men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves,... View more info

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Plum Tree

By: Wiseman, Ellen Marie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: KENSINGTON:

Seller ID: 9780758278432

ISBN: 0758278438

Condition: USED


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Rent Collector

By: Wright, Camron

Price: $8.50

Publisher: SHADOW MOUNTAIN:

Seller ID: 9781609071226

ISBN: 1609071220

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Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

By: Zimler, Richard

Price: $5.50

Publisher: OVERLOOK: 3/25/2015

Seller ID: 9781585670222

ISBN: 1585670227

Condition: USED


Sold in six countries and repeatedly back to press here in the U.S., The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon is an international bestseller and an extraordinary novel that transports the reader into the universe of Jewish Kabbalah during the Lisbon massacre of April 1506. Just a few years earlier, Jews living in Portugal were dragged to the baptism font and forced to convert to Christianity. Many of these "New Christians", in secret and at great risk, persevered in their Jewish prayers and practiced their rituals, and the hidden, arcane practices of the kabbalists, a mystical sect of Jews, continued as w... View more info