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The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982123895
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

I dreamed of living here when I was younger.  The hotel housed quite a collection of characters, from hopeful stenographers and famous models to Joan Didion and Sylvia Plath.  Who wouldn’t have wanted to live among them?  This book is an interesting history of the period — and a fascinating look how these young women lived and worked in pre-feminist NYC. 
 


Stoner Cover Image
By John Williams, John McGahern (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590171998
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 20th, 2006

This is an oldie, but goodie.  It’s the story of a quiet English professor whose life is full of disappointments:   a dead end career, a bad marriage, plus he’s estranged from his parents and child.  On top of that, a new love ends under the threat of scandal.  In other words, it’s real life.  Nothing earthshaking happens, but this book will make you cry.  It will also make you think.  And care a lot about John Stoner


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562641
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Published: Anchor - March 2nd, 2021

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020