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Giving Up America, Abraham, Pearl
1 Abraham, Pearl Giving Up America
NY Riverhead 1998 157322121X / 9781573221214 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Uncorrected Proof Uncorrected Proof Copy Signed by Author
This copy of the Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Pearl Abraham! As she did in "The Romance Reader", the author gives an insider's glimpse into Hasidic life, this time through the lens of the secular world. It charts the conflict between the religious and the secular, between Hasidic and Orthodox practices, between being single and being married. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Romance Reader, Abraham, Pearl
2 Abraham, Pearl The Romance Reader
NY Riverhead 1995 1573220159 / 9781573220156 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Wraps Uncorrected Proof (Glossy) Signed by Author
This copy of the Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Pearl Abraham! The Jerusalem-born author's debut novel. "The Romance Reader" invites you to enter the Hasidic world as few have ever seen it - through the eyes of a young woman on the brink of womanhood. The New York Times Book Review called it "An assured, smoothly written book, narrated in a muted voice that seems to whisper secrets into the reader's ear.deftly lifts the opaque curtain from the closed Hasidic world." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Romance Reader, Abraham, Pearl
3 Abraham, Pearl The Romance Reader
NY Riverhead 1995 1573220159 / 9781573220156 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Pearl Abraham! The Jerusalem-born author's debut novel. "The Romance Reader" invites you to enter the Hasidic world as few have ever seen it - through the eyes of a young woman on the brink of womanhood. The New York Times Book Review called it "An assured, smoothly written book, narrated in a muted voice that seems to whisper secrets into the reader's ear.deftly lifts the opaque curtain from the closed Hasidic world." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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No Longer at Ease, Achebe, Chinua
4 Achebe, Chinua No Longer at Ease
London, UK Contemporary Fiction 1962 Book Club (Contemporay Fiction- UK Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Chinua Achebe on the title page. First published in the UK by Heinemann in 1960 - this is a UK book club edition with Newsletter enclosed which features this title as their Number 1 choice in August 1962. In this, his second novel, he tells the story of Okonkwo’s grandson, Obi, who learns to fit into British colonial society. Raised as a Christian and educated in England, Obi abandons the countryside for a job as a civil servant in Lagos, which was the capital at the time. Cut off from traditional values, he succumbs to greed and in the end is prosecuted for graft. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Chinua Achebe, Achebe, Chinua [David Carroll]
5 Achebe, Chinua [David Carroll] Chinua Achebe
New York, NY St. Martin's Press 1980 0312133863 / 9780312133863 Second Edition (Printed in UK) Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Second Edition of the critical study of Chinua Achebe (SIGNED by Achebe) the most widely known African writer. An earlier version of this study first appeared in 1970 - this second edition represents an updating and reflects significant new writings by Achebe since that time. The introduction to this critical study by David Carroll presents the context in which Achebe writes - the traditional ways of his own Igbo society, and the European contact with Africa. It is the complex interaction of these cultures that forms the central theme of most of his writing. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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Green On Blue: A Novel, Ackerman, Elliot
6 Ackerman, Elliot Green On Blue: A Novel
New York, New York Scribner 2015 1476778558 / 9781476778556 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Elliott Ackerman on the title page! "Green on Blue" is a gripping, morally complex debut novel about boys caught in an elliptical war, and the sacrifices we make for love. Writing from the Afghan perspective, Elliott Ackerman has broken new ground in the literature of our most recent wars, accomplishing an astounding feat of empathy and imagination. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Island of Bicycle Dancers, Adachi, Jiro
7 Adachi, Jiro The Island of Bicycle Dancers
NY St. Martin's Press 2004 0312312458 / 9780312312459 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Jiro Adachi on the title page! This debut is the coming-of-age story of twenty-year-old Yurika Song, a Korean-Japanese woman who comes from Japan to New York City for the summer to work with her Korean relatives and improve her English. Yurika's freinds back home have always joked that she is half-sushi and half-kimchi. But cross-Asian ethnicities turn out to be far less jarring than her introduction to New York City life, especially the world of bicycle messengers and the street culture in which they thrive. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Gob's Grief, Adrian, Chris
8 Adrian, Chris Gob's Grief
New York, NY Broadway Books 2000 0767902815 / 9780767902816 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Gob's Grief" has been SIGNED by Chris Adrian on the title page! Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, and other-worldly in its contemplation of obsessive grief and longing. Kirkus Reviews said of it "Filled with delicious surprises [and] brilliantly realized characters.A magnificent debut." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Greed, Ai
9 Ai Greed
NY Norton 1993 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ai on the title page. Greed for money, power, sex, and loveisthe theme at the heartof this new volume of dramatic monologues by Ai, her fifth book to date. Margaret Atwood has said of Ai's work "Ai is a strong, powerful poet who writes about real things. These are daring, disturbing, ambitious poems that go for the heart of America. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Cheaters and Other Stories, Albarelli, Dean
10 Albarelli, Dean Cheaters and Other Stories
NY St. Martin's Press 1996 0312142943 / 9780312142940 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Dean Albarelli on the title page! Author’s debut collection. "Honeymoon" appeared in 20 Under 30: Best Stories by America's Young New Writers. Publishers Weekly said "Taking on a wide range of characters and circumstances, [Cheaters delivers] compelling and original tales [that] acquire resonance and meaning." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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How This Night Is Different: Stories, Albert, Elisa
11 Albert, Elisa How This Night Is Different: Stories
New York, New York Free Press 2006 0743291271 / 9780743291279 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Elisa Albert on the title page (she has also crossed-out her printed name)! The author's debut story collection marked the arrival of an extraordinary new voice in fiction. In "How This Night Is Different," Albert boldly illuminates the struggles of young, disaffected Jews to find spiritual fulfillment. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Book of Dahlia, Albert, Elisa
12 Albert, Elisa The Book of Dahlia
New York, New York Free Press 2008 0743291298 / 9780743291293 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Elisa Albert on the title page(she has also crossed-out her printed name)! In "The Book of Dahlia" Elisa Albert walks a dazzling line between gravitas and irreverence, mining an exhilarating blend of skepticism and curiosity, compassion and candor, high and low culture. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Hornito, Albo, Mike
13 Albo, Mike Hornito
New York, NY Harper Collins 2000 0688174361 / 9780688174361 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Wraps Signed by Author
This copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain wraps of the author's well-received debut has been SIGNED by Mike Albo on the title page! "Hornito" is brutally, searingly honest, but it is also the work of a unihibited comic. The author offers a stripped portrait of the young gay man in all his interior complexity, a tale at once wholly compelling and utterly naked. It's desperate. But there's hope. And it's also violently funny. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Caleb's Crossing, Brooks, Geraldine
14 Brooks, Geraldine Caleb's Crossing
New York, NY Viking Penguin 2011 0670021040 / 9780670021048 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Caleb's Crossing" has been beautifully SIGNED by Geraldine Brooks on the title page (she has also drawn a line through her printed name)! Here Geraldine Brooks once again takes a shard of little-known history and brings it vividly to life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. From the few facts that survive of this extraordinary life, Brooks creates a luminous tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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March: A Novel, Brooks, Geraldine
15 Brooks, Geraldine March: A Novel
New York, NY Viking Penguin 2005 0670033359 / 9780670033355 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "March: A Novel" has been beautifully SIGNED by Geraldine Brooks on the title page (she has also drawn a line through her printed name)! As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously researched, "March" is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history. WINNER of the Pulitzer Prize. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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People of the Book, Brooks, Geraldine
16 Brooks, Geraldine People of the Book
New York, NY Viking Penguin 2008 067001821X / 9780670018215 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "People of the Book" has been beautifully SIGNED by Geraldine Brooks (she has also drawn a line through her printed name)! From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "March" comes an intricate, ambitious novel of richly imagined history and intimate emotional intensity. "People of the Book" sweeps its readers on an intellectual adventure, from concicencia Spain to the ruins of Sarajevo, from the Silver Age of Venice to the sunburned rock faces of northern Australia. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Secret Chord, Brooks, Geraldine
17 Brooks, Geraldine The Secret Chord
New York, NY Viking 2015 0670025771 / 9780670025770 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "The Secret Chord" has been beautifully SIGNED by Geraldine Brooks on the title page! A vivid and original novel of King David, in the voice of the one man courageous enough to challenge him. "The Secret Chord" reinterprets the well-known episodes of David's life and foregrounds other, even more remarkable and emotionally intense episodes that have been largely neglected. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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A Model World and Other Stories, Chabon, Michael
18 Chabon, Michael A Model World and Other Stories
London, UK Hodder & Staughton 1991 0340546085 / 9780340546086 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Chabon on the title page. This is the 1st UK Edition of the author's second book - a collection of wonderfully diverse stories. His first novel - The Mysteries of Pittsburgh received widespread critical acclaim. Written with sly comedy and touching pathos, Chabon's stories explore the shifting territory where the bizarre and the ordinary, the alien and the familiar, meet and mingle, to provide a sparkling confirmation of a wonderfully rich and original talent. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Model World and Other Stories, Chabon, Michael
19 Chabon, Michael A Model World and Other Stories
New York, NY William Morrow & Co. 1991 0688095534 / 9780688095536 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Chabon on the title page! This copy is the second state with blue/lavender endpapers. While they are wonderfully diverse and unexpected, these stories share a wry sense of whimsy, an intellectual depth, and the glittering language that has become Chabon's hallmark. They show us people who attempt to create and inhabit their own model worlds, only to watch them collapse in the face of the real world. The author's first novel - "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" received widespread critical acclaim. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 Chabon, Michael A Model World and Other Stories
New York, NY William Morrow & Co. 1991 0688095534 / 9780688095536 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Chabon on the title page! This copy is the first state with the white endpapers. While they are wonderfully diverse and unexpected, these stories share a wry sense of whimsy, an intellectual depth, and the glittering language that has become Chabon's hallmark. They show us people who attempt to create and inhabit their own model worlds, only to watch them collapse in the face of the real world. The author's first novel - "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" received widespread critical acclaim. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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