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Subject: Looking for copies of highly-posted books for English classroom.
Date Posted: 9/12/2009 9:36 PM ET
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I am a high school English teacher and am looking for multiple copies of books to make a class set.  Books that I would really like to get include:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime - Mark Haddon

Friday Night Lights - H.G. Bissinger

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve

Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston

The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

The Supernaturalist - Eoin Colfer

Obasan - Joy Kogawa

Ishmael - Daniel Quinn

Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts

The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans

Wicked, The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire


If you have copies of any of these books and would be willing to offer them as part of a deal, I would really appreciate it.  I'm trying to get these for as few credits as possible, since the credits are being paid for by me, not by the school.  Multiple ISBNs are fine, I'm not picky.

Thank you.


(edited to include all the books I am looking for)

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Date Posted: 9/12/2009 9:54 PM ET
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hi Erin, i have 2 copies of the curious incedent of the dog in the night time. both copies are in superb condition.

pm me if you are interested..marion

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 2:41 AM ET
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I have an unpostable copy of Seabiscuit.  It does not have an ISBN, otherwise it is in perfect condition.  I will donate the book to you.  If you are interested, please PM me your address.


Date Posted: 9/15/2009 10:29 AM ET
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Thank you to Amy and Marion.  Does anyone else have these books?  I still need several copies...

Date Posted: 9/21/2009 12:53 PM ET
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still looking...post updated to include more titles

Date Posted: 9/21/2009 1:38 PM ET
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Are you wanting all the books to have the same ISBN number? 

Date Posted: 9/21/2009 2:14 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/21/2009 2:19 PM ET
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  • Things Fall Apart
  • Memoirs of a Geisha


PM me if you want a 2/1 deal. :)

Date Posted: 9/21/2009 2:53 PM ET
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Sent you a PM

Date Posted: 9/21/2009 3:03 PM ET
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I'm not worried about them all having the same ISBNs or even that they all be the same type of book.  I'm fine with PB or HB, MMPB or Trade Sized...after all, beggars can't be chosers :).


Date Posted: 9/21/2009 3:17 PM ET
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Glad to see a teacher promoting reading. I have a copy of the pliot's wife. Take a look at my bookshelf and see if there are others that you might want as well . We can come to some arrangement.  Son does a lot of reading so their may be others.

Debbie N.

Subject: books for classroom
Date Posted: 9/21/2009 4:18 PM ET
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Hi Erin

I have Cold Mountain, Seabiscuit and The Lovely Bones

I will pm you

Date Posted: 9/22/2009 5:18 PM ET
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I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has responded.  I have to say that PBS members are amazing.  I am getting closer to having sets of several of these books, and have complete class sets of two of them (thank you Karen!).  You are all so generous, I am truly grateful to have found this website. 

Date Posted: 9/22/2009 5:32 PM ET
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I have 1 copy of The Kite Runner and 2 identical copies of Where the Heart Is (so only one is on my shelf).  If you request one of the books listed, I will include the other 2 for one credit.  (I'm a retired teacher so I know what it's like to pay out of your own pocket for supplies.)

Date Posted: 9/22/2009 7:16 PM ET
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I PMed you - let me know if you are interested in the titles I have. Thanks! =)

Date Posted: 9/22/2009 8:14 PM ET
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I sent you a PM, and I will order you 5 or so of the books that you need with my abundant supply of credits---no charge.  I sent you a PM and you can let me know your name/address and I will order them to be sent to you.  All youu wil havew to do is let me know when they arrive so I can let PBS know and they can give the senders their credits.  I had a copy of "KIte Runner" on my shelf and someblody just requested it.


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Date Posted: 9/22/2009 11:19 PM ET
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I have a copy of Cold Mountain in great condition.  I also have Reading Lolita in Tehran-I really don't know what else you're looking for but I have several books that I believe an English class would be interested.  Will do a 2 for 1 or 3 for 1.  Let me know.

Date Posted: 9/22/2009 11:36 PM ET
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I have the Kite Runner, the Poisonwood Bible and Cold Mountain.  If you order one, I will send the other two.  Just send me a PM and they'll go out ASAP.  Thanks,


Date Posted: 9/23/2009 6:15 PM ET
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I only have one of the books:  The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston.  I'd be happy to send it to you for free.... just PM me with your address. 

Date Posted: 9/23/2009 8:47 PM ET
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Erin, I have Where The Heart Is and may have others you're interested in. Check my shelf. If you see anything, pm me and I'll make you a good deal. Shirley

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Date Posted: 9/24/2009 7:17 AM ET
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I have a copy of Where the Heart Is.  PM me with your address and I'll send it to you for free.

Date Posted: 9/29/2009 8:04 PM ET
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Thank you so much to everyone who has replied.  I have updated my list to show which books I have successfully acquired 15 copies of.  I'm getting pretty close on quite a few of them.  If anyone else has copies, I'm still looking.


Date Posted: 9/29/2009 11:07 PM ET
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Sonja W. (TEXASWOMAN) has a copy of The Kite Runner and The Horse Whisperer on her shelf. I don't know if she's offering a deal right now, but you may want to contact her.  :)

I wish I could help you out. I had a lot of these books about 2 weeks ago, but they've been requested. Good luck!!

Lisa W. (WAL) -
Date Posted: 9/30/2009 12:24 AM ET
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Sadly I only have 1 book you need:  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime

 I want to donate it so please pm me your name/address.

I have helped my girl's teachers since I joined and fully understand the need. I am now called the book lady at the school and her teachers know of me before I meet them...LOL

She's now in 11th grade so I recognized your titles but her teacher sticks to the classics that I am hunting down...

Take Care,