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Fiction - Humor

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Radical Prunings,  A Novel of Officious Advice from the Contessa of Compost, Abbott, Bonnie Thomas
1 Abbott, Bonnie Thomas Radical Prunings, A Novel of Officious Advice from the Contessa of Compost
Clerisy Press, Emmis Books 2005 1578602033 / 9781578602032 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, overall wear is very light. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 240 pages; "If "Miss Manners" were to write a gardening column, "Radical Prunings" would be its title, and "Mertensia Corydalis" her horticultural nom de plume. Abbott's hilarious debut novel brilliantly captures the tongue-in-cheek chiding so familiar to readers of advice columns in this ersatz gardening how-to. Wielding a literary trowel honed to a sharp-edged point, Abbott's fictional green-thumb advisor eviscerates correspondents seeking her expertise with a rapier-like wit as she chastises them for such botanical boo-boos as planting sunflowers in a row, hostas in sunshine, and anything orange. Ably assisted by her Vietnamese garden boy, Tran, and not-so-ably by the administratively challenged Miss Vong, Mertensia issues a pithy Q&A newsletter, exposing gardening gaffes, and her own topsy-turvy life, season by season. Abbott's readers must remind themselves that this is a work of fiction and that there is no "Mertensia Corydalis" in real life. Pity, for amid her spot-on satire of advice columnists who take themselves too seriously, Abbott, or Mertensia, offers some bona fide gardening information." (285osl, 0211) 
Price: 3.75 USD
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The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy   A Novel, Adams, Douglas; G
2 Adams, Douglas; G The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy A Novel
Pan Book 2005 0330437984 / 9780330437981 First Edition Mass Market Paperbac Very Good 
Very good - pages clean and tight, bookstore stamp inside cover, a few pages have light wrinkling to one corner. Cover has light wear at corners and creasing on spine. (190-noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 2.00 USD
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London W. H. Allen 1971 0491003684 / 9780491003681 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Very nice condition. Ex-library book with usual type markings, jacket attached to book. Jacket has light edgewear, light scuffing/soiling, a little sticker residue on front. Interior clean & tight. 254 pages. Nihilon is a little-known country, whose life and economy are based on nihilistic principles. Five people travel there in order to produce a new guide book. They discover a land of unexpected happenings and fertile territory for the imagination of Alan Sillitoe at his satirical and humourous best as he relates the adventures of our fabulous five, which culminates in an event of world-shaking significance.... ; 8vo 
Price: 13.95 USD
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CUBE ROUTE, Anthony, Piers
4 Anthony, Piers CUBE ROUTE
Tor Books 2003 0765304066 / 9780765304063 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Excellent condition. First printing. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has a little scuffing, not clipped. "In the magical land of Xanth, wishes are far more than mere words. So when a Plain Jane called Cube whispers a wistful wish to be beautiful, she finds herself leading a company of colorful companions on a search for the mysterious Cube Route-a perilous path that leads to danger, adventure, and perhaps her heart's desire as well...." Ships from Alberta. [610]; Xanth; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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UP IN A HEAVAL, Anthony, Piers
5 Anthony, Piers UP IN A HEAVAL
Tor Books 2002 0312869045 / 9780312869045 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Excellent condition, first printing. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover clean, tight & unmarked. Jacket has slight edge crinkling, slight scuffing & one tiny tear, not clipped. "When the Demon Jupiter decides to hurl his giant Red Spot toward the land of Xanth, a young man called Umlaut, whose talent as an emulator allows him to change his appearance at will, and his newfound companion, Sesame the Sea Serpent, must prevent that event and save the world. ..." Ships from Alberta. [620] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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Tor Books 1999 0312866917 / 9780312866914 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - Near fine. First printing. Hardcover clean & unmarked, other than one small spot bottom edge of pages, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light edge crinkling and one spot to inside bottom, small crease on flap, not clipped. "...To avert the disasters that threaten both the magical world of Xanth and the real world of Mundania, Mundane computer designer Edsel and his wife, Pia, exchange bodies with Xanthian natives Nimby, the demon, and his mate, Chlorine, in the hopes that each couple can save their host world from destruction. " Ships from Alberta. [590] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 14.95 USD
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7 Aragones, Sergio VIVA MAD!
Signet Books 1968 0451047087 / 9780451047083 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Cover has light edgewear, couple creases, small chip on back corner. Pages clean and intact, fairly heavy age tanning to pages and inside covers. A collection of cartoons from the MADman of Mexico. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 3.25 USD
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MR. BEAN'S DIARY, Atkinson, Rowan
8 Atkinson, Rowan MR. BEAN'S DIARY
London Boxtree Limited 1993 1852833491 / 9781852833497 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very nice, clean, tight condition. Light edge & corner wear to cover, a little edge rubbing. Interior pages tight and unmarked . B/w illustrations. "A hilarious diary presents a zany chronicle of a year in the life of Mr. Bean, from his New Year's resolutions to the trials and tribulations of romance, poetry class, and run-ins with the local police. " (280os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.25 USD
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Toronto Gage Publishing 1979 0771594887 / 9780771594885 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & tight, except for some spotting bottom edge of pages. Interior unmarked. Light wear to spine ends/corners. Jacket has light edgewear, a couple small tears and one longer tear, which has been taped on the inside, not clipped, no price on jacket. "Helped by Chief Jack Pinetree, Father "Hard Rock" DuMoulins and shy Camon Templeton, Art and Ossie lead the people of Minnicog with wit and humour through the Queen's visit, when she makes a speech entirely in French, and also manage to handle the disastrous days of the Fall Fowl Fair and Turkey Tussle when the visiting German Ambassador is nearly killed. The people of Minnicog then marshall their forces to handle the riot when the young men from the Indian reserve hijack the the men's room at the Hotel Champlain , a book-burning in front of the public library, arranged by the publisher in the hope of promotable slander; and finally, they engineer a stunning conclusion to the campaign to save the town's hospital (known as The General Passion)....." ; 8vo 
Price: 13.50 USD
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10 Baker, Trudy & Jones, Rachel ROUND-THE-WORLD DIARY The Coffee Tea or Me Girls
Bantam Books 1971 0553058991 / 9780553058994 Softcover Good 
Moderate edge and corner wear, creasing to covers, a little rubbing, age tanning and light soiling. Internal pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges. 247 pages. The world's bestselling stews uncork their wild new adventures! [140-noto]; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 2.50 USD
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THE COFFEE TEA OR ME GIRLS Round-The-World Diary, Baker, Trudy & Jones, Rachel
11 Baker, Trudy & Jones, Rachel THE COFFEE TEA OR ME GIRLS Round-The-World Diary
Bantam Books 1971 B000NQ9UIO Softcover Near Fine 
Bantam Books 1971. ISBN: 0553058991. Excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked. One tiny edge tear affects rear cover and last few pages. 247 pages. The world's bestselling stews uncork their wild new adventures! [140-noto]; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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Penguin 1999 0140293248 / 9780140293241 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Excellent condition, only very light wear overall, clean, no markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Hailed by critics as the debut of a major literary voice, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing has captivated readers and dominated bestseller lists. Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, it maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace. With an unforgettable comic touch, Bank skillfully teases out universal issues, puts a clever, new spin on the mating dance, and captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America today. -- (350-noto) 
Price: 2.85 USD
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THE LURE OF THE LIMERICK An Uninhibited History, Baring-Gould, W. S.
13 Baring-Gould, W. S. THE LURE OF THE LIMERICK An Uninhibited History
U. K. Panther Books 1970 First Edition Softcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Panther 1970 paperback. Light edge and corner wear, creasing to spine, light soiling. Interior unmarked, age tanning to pages. 204 pages. "The limerick's an art-form complex. Whose contents run chiefly to sex. It's famour for virgins, And masculine urgin's. And vulgra erotic effects. "A collection of nearly 500 examples of the limerick form, arranged for easy reference in alphabetical order of subject. Also includes a critical examination of the form and structure of the verse which traces the origins from ancient Greek times through Shakespeare to Edward Lear and on to more recent writers.. (110osl? ) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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William Morrow 2004 0060198303 / 9780060198305 First Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - excellent condition. 1st ed. , 4th printing. Clean and unmarked other than slight soiling to outer edge of pages. Jacket has small amount of edge crinkling and one tiny corner tear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Bernie is back! To devoted followers of genre stalwart Block's comic series starring Bernie Rhodenbarr, the dry-witted bookseller-thief, a new adventure reads like a treasured stand-up routine, with a few details altered. Sure, it's formula, but that's the fun. We know that when Bernie breaks into someone's home, he will either find a dead body or be trapped under the bed while something bad happens above him. We wait for it, like comedy fans waiting for a familiar punch line. This time Bernie's under the bed, and to make matters worse, he's spotted on a security camera outside the building, making him a suspect in a murder-robbery that took place next door. Then there's the problem of the Black Scourge of Riga, and don't forget the fat man who paid $1,300 dollars for a $12 copy of Conrad's Secret Agent. There's more, of course, and none of it makes much sense, either to Bernie or his pal Carolyn, who offers her usual invaluable counsel while bemoaning the difficulties of finding a girlfriend online. But not to worry, by the last chapter, Bernie gets to say his favorite line, the one we wait for the longest: "I suppose you're all wondering why I summoned you here . . ." [600] 
Price: 7.50 USD
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THE LUCK OF THE IRISH A Canadian Fable, Boyle, Harry J.
15 Boyle, Harry J. THE LUCK OF THE IRISH A Canadian Fable
Toronto Macmillan 1975 0770513166 / 9780770513160 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Clean HC, some soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages, spine and corner bumping, interior pages are clean & tight. Jacket has moderate edgewear and several small tears/chips, & one longer tear to rear (about 2.5") , light soiling, light scuffing, age tanning to edges. Written after his very successful "The Great Canadian Novel", Harry Boyle returns to the rural setting that made his earlier books about the fictional village of Clover so popular. The Luck of the Irish is a warm, humorous story told in the traditional round-about style that always has time to explore an interesting side issue. And in the Irish-Canadian farming community where this book is set there are enough remarkable characters per acre to provide plenty of hilarious side trips. (*Shipping will be reduced to some locations); 8vo 
Price: 14.50 USD
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HAGAR THE HORRIBLE,  Face-Stuffer's Anonymous, Browne, Dik
16 Browne, Dik HAGAR THE HORRIBLE, Face-Stuffer's Anonymous
Tor Books 1985 0812567846 / 9780812567847 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Cover has very light edge and corner wear, light creasing, small light stain on rear. Pages clean and intact. Age tanning to page edges, a little heavier tanning to inside of covers. B/w illustrations. More hilarious cartoons about this wacky Viking. (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Alfred A. Knopf 2005 0375412425 / 9780375412424 First Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket; 
New book, clean, no markings.; 8vo; A blazingly original, profoundly moving new work of fiction by a writer whose world and imagination knows no boundaries...... Funny, dark, adventurous, slanted, and enchanted. These twelve astonishingly inventive stories which take us into the heart of America and around the globe, from suburban backyards and swimming pools to war-torn streets and fallout shelters are riveting, seductive, and impossible to forget. Magical, poignant, often transcendent, these are virtuoso modern fables that mine our stores of hidden urges, misunderstandings, and blind passions, inviting us on a voyage through places and times at once deeply familiar and wondrously strange. (525) 
Price: 10.95 USD
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TRUELOVE & HOMEGROWN TOMATOES Autographed Copy, Cannon, Julie
18 Cannon, Julie TRUELOVE & HOMEGROWN TOMATOES Autographed Copy
Simon & Schuster 2001 0743245881 / 9780743245883 First Edition; First Printing Softcover New Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. Softcover is new & unread. It has an autograph sticker on front & spine, as well as a small publisher's marking on bottom edge of pages. "When her beloved husband of forty-eight years dies, Imogene "Imo" Lavender takes solace in her tomato garden and finds her own life beginning to blossom. Raising two young women -- her rebellious sixteen-year-old daughter, Jeanette, and Lou, the thirteen-year-old niece she has taken in -- demands most of her time, but a friend insists that a trip to the Kuntry Kut 'n' Kurl and a new man are what Imo really needs. At her prompting, Imo sets off on a hilarious dating spree with a series of unsuitable bachelors..". (**Shipping will be reduced to most locations) [osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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MY VERY OWN MURDER, Carr, Josephine
19 Carr, Josephine MY VERY OWN MURDER
NAL 2005 0451216466 / 9780451216465 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Excellent condition, pages clean and unmarked, small remainder mark spine end bottom, very light edgewear to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; "Free-spirited and freshly divorced, fifty-year-old Anne Johnson is living the good life. She spends her days in her luxurious, elegant apartment in Washington, D. C. , cuddled up with a book in one hand and a martini in the other. Then, she hears a voice in her head, warning that there'll be a murder in her building in thirty days-and she must prevent it. Anne confides in Mary, the building's large-and-in-charge cleaning woman, and together, they plan a party to ferret out the would-be killer. But if they don't act quickly, the swanky soiree might end up being a goodbye party for both of them. " (*lower shipping avail to most locations) [230-osl] 
Price: 4.25 USD
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THE LOVE BUG, Cebulash, Mel
20 Cebulash, Mel THE LOVE BUG
Scholastic Book Serv. 1969 Softcover Good 
Pages clean and intact. Cover has some creasing and moderate edgewear, light soiling. B/w photos. The story of the wacky, wonderful Disney movie about a lovable little car that always crosses the finish line first. [osl-110] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 3.50 USD
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