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A Kid for Two Farthings - Wolf Mankowitz

Joe, the hero of this novel, is aged six. He lives in Fashion Street in the East End of London, and one day in a street market he finds a unicorn. It is a sick, small unicorn, wich to other people might look like a kid, but there is no doubt in Joe's mind about its true identity. It thinks nothing of carrying him to Africa and back in a morning and it soon shows signs of being able to grant wishes.


The Disinherited: a Novel of the 1930s - Jack Conroy

Douglas Wixson's introduction to this new edition of Conroy's classic provides biographical information on the aspects of Conroy's life that influenced his writings, explores the socialist movement of the 1930s, and examines the critical reaction to the novel, showing why The Disinherited has endured both as historical document and as fiction.


The Yearling - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"A column of smoke rose thin and straight from the cabin chimney. The smoke was blue where it left the red of the clay…”.


The Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Canon - Arnold Krupat

Arnold Krupat argues that the literary expression of the indigenous peoples of the United States has claims on us to more than marginal attention. Demonstrating a firm grasp of both literary history and contemporary critical theory, he situates Indian literature, traditional and modern, in a variety of contexts and categories. His extensive knowledge of the history and current theory of ethnography recommends the book to anthropologists and folklorists as well as to students and teachers of literature, both canonical and noncanonical.


The Heart of Jade - Salvador de Madariaca

This volume includes the three books of The Heart of Jade trilogy.


The Portable Russian Reader - Bernard Guilbert Guerney

A collection of classical and present day authors done in English.


Selected Writings of Herman Melville - Herman Melville

More than 25 of Herman Melville's writings.


Don't You Cry - Mary Kubica

Master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us.


Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! - Patrick F. McManus

McManus, a brilliant humorist, is the author of a monthly humor column for Outdoor Life; this volume collects some of those pieces.


The Last Song of Manuel Sendero - Ariel Dorfman

A rich magical, erotic, apocalyptic, labyrinthine novel.


Story of O - Pauline Réage

This erotic novel first published 1954, in France, is an authentic literary experience. 


The Tale Maker - Mark Harris

This book is Mark Harris at the top of his form, writing with a wit and bite and irony that sets him alongside such as Philip Roth and John Irving. 


Beauty's Punishment - A. N. Roquelaure

Anne Rice's second book in the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty.


Hollywood Divorces - Jackie Collins

The behind the scenes of Hollywood's glamorous world of superstardom. Leaving her readers to guess which real celebrities she has used as models for her fabulous characters.


Gerry´s Book Talk

My Meter Is Running


  Way back when I was a young man I suscribed to National Lampoon magazine. I would come out once a month and it was outrageous. It was a humor magazine...

Sir Thomas Phillipps, Vello-maniac


    This is an article that appeared in the weekly magazine named Abe Books. Abe Books started about 1960 and was put out of business by the computer in the year...



Today I want to talk about a book called "Moods of Future Joys" by Alastair Humphreys. My favorite part of working at La Perla Bookstore is going through the boxes...

My Uncle Ray


My uncle Ray told this story about 25 years ago: There was a bussiness man in New York City, he worked in an office with all kinds of stress, deadlines...

Gerry´s Booktalk


A few decades back when I was a 16 year old sudent in highschool, our civics teacher gave each one of us students a book. They were about 28 kids...

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