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The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Thomas Pakenham

Avon Books, 1992

White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
  
  











  



  
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

Avon Books (P), 1991

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, internationaly acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, give advice on how to talk productively with children in the interest of harmony and cooperation.
  
  











  



  
Dandelion Wine
Ray Bradbury

Avon Books, 1999

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new ...
  
  











  



  
Living a Beautiful Life: 500 Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life
Alexandra Stoddard

Avon Books, 1988

With the publication of Living A Beautiful Life, Alexandra Stoddard originated the idea of creating an atmosphere of beauty and tranquility with simple touches that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. As a world-famous interior decorator, she has worked her magic on interiors large and small, from mansions and embassies to cottages and studio apartments. Through her writing and lectures, she has encouraged millions to brighten their ...
  
  











  



  
Christy
Catherine Marshall

Avon Books, 1994

Christy Huddleston left home at 19 to teach school in the Smokey Mountains. There she came to know and love the wild mountain people with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, their yearning for beauty and truth. Christy found her faith severely challenged in these primitive surroundings; and, confronted with two young men of unique strength and needs, she found her own growing yearnings challenged by love.
  
  











  



  
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder)
Lawrence Block

Avon Books, 2000

There is no accolade or major mystery award that has not already been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are asintelligent, provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly intense. And perhaps the most respected of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudder books -- masterworks of suspenseful invention featuring a remarkable protagonist rich in conscience and character, with all the flaws that his humanity ...
  
  











  



  
The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life
Steven Pressfield

Avon Books, 1996

In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game—Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen—meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete—a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It is Vance, sage and charismatic, who will ultimately guide the match, for he holds the secret of ...
  
  











  



  
One Grave at a Time: A Night Huntress Novel
Jeaniene Frost

Avon Books, 2011

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving-leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. "Cat and Bones are combustible together."  #1 bestselling author Charlaine Harris. "The Frost name guarantees quality!" Romantic ...
  
  











  



  
For Love of Evil (Book Six of Incarnations of Immortality)
Piers Anthony

Avon Books, 1990

The Man Who Would Be Satan Parry was a gifted musician and an apprentice in the arts of White Magic. But his life of sweet promise went disastrously awry following the sudden, violent death of his beloved Jolie. Led down the twisted path of wickedness and depravity by Lilah the harlot demoness, Parry thrived -- first as a sorceror, then as a monk, and finally as a feared inquisitor. But it wasn't until his mortal flame was extinguished that ...
  
  











  



  
Watership Down A Novel
Richard Adams

Avon Books, 1975

Watership Down A Novel
  
  











  



  
The Nine Nations of North America
Joel Garreau

Avon Books, 1982

The Nine Nations of North America is a book written in 1981 by Joel Garreau. In it, Garreau suggests that North America can be divided into nine regions, or "nations", which have distinctive economic and cultural features. He also argues that conventional national and state borders are largely artificial and irrelevant, and that his "nations" provide a more accurate way of understanding the true nature of North American society. Paul Meartz of ...
  
  











  



  
Murder Shoots the Bull (Southern Sisters Mysteries)
Anne George

Avon Books, 2000

Patricia Anne would swear that either she or her sister Mary Alice were switched at birth, except they were both born at home.Flashy, flirtatious Mary Alice is one foot taller, twice the body weight of Patricia Anne, and three times as likely to do something completely off the wall. But now Mary Alice's impulsive behavior has land them both in the Birmingham jail! It all begins with a call from their good friend Mitzi Phizer, who's starting ...
  
  











  



  
Father Melancholy's Daughter
Gail Godwin

Avon Books, 1997

The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics--evocative, powerfully affecting, beautifully crafted fiction alive with endearing, unforgettable characters. Her critically acclaimed work has placed her among the ranks of Eudora Welty, Pat Conroy, and Carson McCullers, firmly establishing Godwin as a Southern literary novelist for the ages. Father Melancholy's Daughter, is widely recognized as one of the author's most poignant and ...
  
  











  



  
In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
Ellen Alderman, Caroline Kennedy

Avon Books, 1992

We The People The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury. Using the dramatic true stories of people whose lives have been deeply affected by such issues as the death penalty and the right to privacy, attorneys Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy reveal how the majestic priciples of the Bill of Rights have taken shape in the lives of ordinary people, as ...
  
  











  



  
Touched by Angels (Harper Monogram)
Debbie Macomber

Avon Books, 2011

“Debbie Macomber writes characters that are as warm and funny as your best friends.” —Susan Wiggs “Debbie Macomber’s name on a book is a guarantee of warm-hearted, endearing romance that will captivate and charm her legions of readers.” —Jayne Ann Krentz #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber—winner of numerous accolades and honors, including the Romance Writers of America’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement ...
  
  











  



  
The October Country
Ray Bradbury

Avon Books, 1999

“ . . . that country where it is always turning late in theyear. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnightsstay . . . ” Explore the outer limits of the imagination with the GrandMaster of American Literature, Ray Bradbury, in a dark and disquieting descentinto The October Country . Readers of The Martian Chronicles and TheIllustrated Man , as ...
  
  











  



  
The Cay by Taylor, Theodore published by Avon Books Mass Market Paperback
Theodore Taylor

Avon Books, 1905

All his life Phillip had felt superior to black-skinned people, but now he was a refugee from a shipwreck and had to depend on the West Indian. There were just two people left on the Caribbean Island, and Phillip was blinded by the crack on his head. The story tells of the struggles and Phillip's attempt to adjust to his blindness and to understand the loving West Indian.
  
  











  



  
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
Harry Browne

Avon Books, 1974

Product Details Paperback: 407 pages Publisher: Avon Books; Reissue edition (March 1974) Language: English
  
  











  



  
Arthur (Pendragon Cycle)
Stephen R. Lawhead

Avon Books, 1990

In a forgotten age of darkness a magnificent king arose to light the world. They called him unfit to rule—a lowborn, callow boy, Uther's bastard. But his coming had been foretold in the songs of the bard Taliesin. He had learned the uses of power from his guide and protector, Merlin. He was Arthur, Pendragon of the Island of the Mighty—who would rise to legendary greatness in a Britain torn by violence, greed and war; the Lord of Summer ...
  
  











  



  
Ghost Canoe
Will Hobbs

Avon Books, 1998

After a sailing ship breaks up on the rocks off Washington's storm-tossed Cape Flattery, Nathan McAllister, the fourteen-year-old son of the lighthouse keeper, refuses to believe the authorities, who say there were no survivors. Unexplained footprints on a desolate beach, a theft at the trading post, and glimpses of a wild "hairy man" convince Nathan that someone is hiding in the remote sea caves along the coast. With his new friend, Lighthouse ...
  
  











  








   



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