We mourn the passage of a great man, who inspired us by his writing and by his advocacy for all who are oppressed.
“Suffering gives man no privileges; it all depends on what he does with it. If he uses his suffering against man, he betrays it; if he uses it to fight evil and humanize destiny, then he elevates it and elevates himself.”
This novel takes place in the 1950’s, when after Ellis Lacey emigrates from Ireland to New York, she must choose between two men and two countries.
Nick Hornby adapted the novel for the screen. Click Here to See the Official Trailer
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
1969 G. P. Putnam’s FIRST Edition, stated second impression in VG+/G condition.
With a **SIGNED** bookplate and small photo of Puzo laid in. The Hardback is
unmarked within with just a bit of space in spine. The outer boards have a bit of
foxing and dirt. The DJ is not clipped with 6903 on the inside leaf. Tape ghosts
are on the inside flyleaves with wear and now repaired tears at the edges, corners
and spine ends. Click Here to see the Official Trailer
Publisher: Herbert S. Stone & Co., Chicago and New York, 1899 Used – Very Good Condition.
Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women’s issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.
Bren-Books.com offers a gorgeous copy in VERY GOOD+ condition. The boards still have the lovely bright designs with just a bit of darkening along the edges and spine ends. The interior is clean and tight with just a bit of browning to the end pages. there is gilt still bright along the top page ends and the pages themselves are rough cut so the outer and bottom ends are irregular.
Pavarotti: My Own Story 1981 Doubleday First/First **BOLDLY SIGNED & DATED** on the ffep. Book Condition: Very Good+ Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, with only a price clip
Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion 1975 Houghton Mifflin 1st Edition. **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition.
Two Vintage Mysteries
The Deep Blue Good-by by John MacDonald 1975 J.B. Lippincott 1st Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This is a 1st edition printing of a very early Travis McGee mystery.
Crows Can’t Count, by AA. Fair (Erle Stanley Gardner) 1946 William Morrow and Company. 1st Edition Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. This is an early Gardner mystery, written as A A Fair.
There are a store of promising films on their way, based on best-selling books. Read it first, or see it first. Or purchase one today for that perfect holiday gift!
And while you’re waiting, here are the trailers for each of these upcoming films. All Available at Bren-Books.com