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A Private State, Bacon, Charlotte
1 Bacon, Charlotte A Private State
Amherst University of Massachusetts Press 1998 1558491147 / 9781558491144 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Winner of the Associated Writing Programs 1996 Award in Short Fiction and Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, given annually for a distinguished first book of fiction. A finely crafted collection of stories about women who have arrived at awkward edges in their lives. In the first state dustjacket with the orange borders. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Private State, Bacon, Charlotte
2 Bacon, Charlotte A Private State
Amherst University of Massachusetts Press 1998 1558491147 / 9781558491144 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy (with the 1st state dustjacket) has been SIGNED by Charlotte Bacon on the title page! Winner of the Associated Writing Programs 1996 Award in Short Fiction and Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award, given annually for a distinguished first book of fiction. A finely crafted collection of stories about women who have arrived at awkward edges in their lives. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Wartime Lies, Begley, Louis
3 Begley, Louis Wartime Lies
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf Inc 1991 0679400168 / 9780679400165 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Begley on the title page. Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award. In this haunting, unforgettable novel, Louis Begley looks through the eyes of a pitilessly observant child at a universe transformed by corroding evil. The author's debut, this extraordinary novel is a work of wisdom and lyric power about the complex process of growing up when the adult world has become insane. It is a reverie, as well, about the power of evil to infect its victim. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt. 3W, Brownstein, Gabriel
4 Brownstein, Gabriel The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt. 3W
NY W.W. Norton 2002 039305151X / 9780393051513 First Edition/First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Signed by Author
A stunning literary debut that has been SIGNED by Gabriel Brownstein on the title page! Nine darkly comic New York stories, capturing the marvelous eccentricities and hidden frailties of this city's extraordinary people. Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award, a national prize which recognizes the year's best first book-length work of fiction. Of his stories, the judges said they are a "voyeuristic delight, a magical, strange, kind and human peek into the windows of others." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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We Need New Names, Bulawayo, NoViolet
5 Bulawayo, NoViolet We Need New Names
New York, New York Little, Brown and Company 2013 0316230812 / 9780316230810 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "We Need New Names" has been SIGNED by NoViolet Bulawayo on the title page! Winner of the 2014 Hemingway/PEN Award as well as being on the 2013 MAN/Booker Shortlist. Channeling the rhythm and vibrancy of the storytellers who raised her in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel brings to life a young girl whose world is on the brink of transformation, full of danger but also possibility. A potent story of displacement and arrival, "We Need New Names" is a disarmingly playful, devastatingly candid novel that is at once classic and utterly original, with a power all its own. There are minor corner "bumps" (see scans) - but still an attractive copy of an important book. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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We Need New Names, Bulawayo, NoViolet
6 Bulawayo, NoViolet We Need New Names
New York, New York Little, Brown and Company 2013 0316230812 / 9780316230810 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "We Need New Names" has been SIGNED by NoViolet Bulawayo on the title page! Winner of the 2014 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award as well as being on the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Channeling the rhythm and vibrancy of the storytellers who raised her in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel brings to life a young girl whose world is on the brink of transformation, full of danger but also possibility. A potent story of displacement and arrival, "We Need New Names" is a disarmingly playful, devastatingly candid novel that is at once classic and utterly original, with a power all its own. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Maps to Anywhere, Cooper, Bernard
7 Cooper, Bernard Maps to Anywhere
Athens University of Georgia Press 1990 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine 
Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award for Fiction in 1990. The essays in "Maps to Anywhere" plot terrain that is at once familiar and strange. As Cooper writes on subjects ranging from his family to the origin of the barbershop pole, he peers beneath the glimmering surface of the southern California landscape to observe the collusion between the American Dream and everyday life. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Mary and O'Neil, Cronin, Justin
8 Cronin, Justin Mary and O'Neil
New York, NY Dial Press 2001 0385333587 / 9780385333580 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! In the author's tender, heartwise debut, these eight linked, chronologically arranged stories trace the lives of these two vulnerable young people as they rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. The New York Times Book Review called it "[An] artful debut.Cronin writes clear and careful prose, and is admirably fearless in the scope of his imagination." Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award and a Whiting Writers' Award. A pristine copy in mylar protected dustjacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Mary and O'Neil, Cronin, Justin
9 Cronin, Justin Mary and O'Neil
New York, NY Dial Press 2001 0385333587 / 9780385333580 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
This Advance Reading Copy/Uncorrected Proof copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! In the author's tender, heartwise debut, these eight linked, chronologically arranged stories trace the lives of these two vulnerable young people as they rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. The New York Times Book Review called it "[An] artful debut.Cronin writes clear and careful prose, and is admirably fearless in the scope of his imagination." Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award and a Whiting Writers' Award. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Then We Came to the End: A Novel, Ferris, Joshua
10 Ferris, Joshua Then We Came to the End: A Novel
New York, NY Little, Brown and Company 2007 0316016381 / 9780316016384 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Then We Came to the End" has been SIGNED by Joshua Ferris on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and a Finalist for the National Book Award. With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival un life's strangest environment - the one we pretend is normal five days a week. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Magic of Blood, Gilb, Dagoberto
11 Gilb, Dagoberto The Magic of Blood
New York, NY Grove Press 1994 0802133991 / 9780802133991 First Edition/First Printing Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
This copy of the Special Reader's Edition (in glossy wraps) of the first paperback edition has been SIGNED by Dagoberto Gilb on the title page! Originally published by The University of New Mexico Press this work was the Winner of PEN's Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award as well as being a PEN/Faulkner Finalist. The author captures the texture of the Southwest's working class in clear, ironic, and bitingly realistic fiction about regular people going about their complex lives. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Magic of Blood, Gilb, Dagoberto
12 Gilb, Dagoberto The Magic of Blood
Albuquerque Univ. of New Mexico Press 1993 0826314368 / 9780826314369 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is one of 75 copies that feature Dagoberto Gilb's SIGNATURE on a limitation page that has been tipped-into the book! The author's dynamic collection of short stories, including eight stories from Winners on the Pass Line. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. The author captures the texture of the Southwestís working class in clear, ironic, and bitingly realistic fiction about regular people going about their complex lives. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Magic of Blood, Gilb, Dagoberto
13 Gilb, Dagoberto The Magic of Blood
Albuquerque Univ. of New Mexico Press 1993 0826314368 / 9780826314369 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Dagoberto Gilb on the title page! Dagoberto Gilb has also crossed-out his printed name on the title page. The author's dynamic collection of short stories, including eight stories from Winners on the Pass Line. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. The author captures the texture of the Southwest's working class in clear, ironic, and bitingly realistic fiction about regular people going about their complex lives. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Book of Ruth, Hamilton, Jane
14 Hamilton, Jane The Book of Ruth
NY Ticknor & Fields 1988 0899197442 / 9780899197449 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a promotional copy with the "not-for-resale" logo imprinted that has been SIGNED by Jane Hamilton on the title page! Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. In this powerful, incandescent novel, Jane Hamilton has worked a small miracle: she has given voice to a young woman you have passed on the street a thousand times. The New York Times Book Review said that "(she) gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope-but it's not a heavenly hope. It's a common one, caked with mud and held with gritted teeth. And itís probably the only kind worth reading about." 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Book of Ruth, Hamilton, Jane
15 Hamilton, Jane The Book of Ruth
NY Ticknor & Fields 1988 0899197442 / 9780899197449 First Edition/Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Jane Hamilton on the title page! A second printing being offerred as an alternative to a more expensive first. Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. In this powerful, incandescent novel, Jane Hamilton has worked a small miracle: she has given voice to a young woman you have passed on the street a thousand times. The New York Times Book Review said that "(she) gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope-but it's not a heavenly hope. It's a common one, caked with mud and held with gritted teeth. And it's probably the only kind worth reading about." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 Hamilton, Jane The Book of Ruth
NY Ticknor & Fields 1988 0899197442 / 9780899197449 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This beautiful copy has been SIGNED by Jane Hamilton on the title page! Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. In this powerful, incandescent novel, Jane Hamilton has worked a small miracle: she has given voice to a young woman you have passed on the street a thousand times. The New York Times Book Review said that "(she) gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope-but it's not a heavenly hope. It's a common one, caked with mud and held with gritted teeth. And itís probably the only kind worth reading about." 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Ocean of Words, Jin, Ha
17 Jin, Ha Ocean of Words
Cambridge, MA Zoland 1996 0944072909 / 9780944072905 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ha Jin on the title page! "Ocean of Words" is set on the Chinese-Russian border in the early 1970s. Soldiers and officers in the People's Liberation Army are trapped in lives shaped by the madness and perversity of the times. A brilliant portrait of collective fate, "Oceans of Words" resonates with the desperation and nobility of human desire. Named as Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award. The "true" first edition was issued as a trade paperback original - the hardcover edition was issued only after winning the award. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Interpreter Of Maladies, Lahiri, Jhumpa
18 Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter Of Maladies
London Flamingo 1999 0002259001 / 9780002259002 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This is a copy of the first UK printing that has been SIGNED by Jhumpa Lahiri on the title page! An extraordinary debut collection of stories. Dustjacket praise from Amy Tan calling her "A dazzling storyteller with a distinctive voice, an eye for nuance, an ear for irony. Lahiri is one of the finest short story writers Iíve read." Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The PEN/Hemingway Award, The New Yorker Best Debut of the Year, The Addison M. Metcalf Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award! 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Interpreter Of Maladies, Lahiri, Jhumpa
19 Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter Of Maladies
Boston Mariner 1999 039592720X / 9780395927205 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Trade Paperback Original Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Jhumpa Lahiri on the title page! An extraordinary debut collection of stories. Dustjacket praise from Amy Tan calling her "A dazzling storyteller with a distinctive voice, an eye for nuance, an ear for irony. Lahiri is one of the finest short story writers Iíve read." Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The PEN/Hemingway Award, The New Yorker Best Debut of the Year, The Addison M. Metcalf Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award! 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Interpreter of Maladies, Lahiri, Jhumpa
20 Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies
New York, New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1999 0618101365 / 9780618101368 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This beautiful copy of "Interpreter of Maladies" has been SIGNED by Jhumpa Lahiri on the title page! The "true" first edition was the Mariner trade paperback but the hardcover edition is a highly sought after item as well. The nine stories in this stunning debut collection unerringly chart the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. Imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, these stories speak with passion and wisdom to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. "Interpreter of Maladies" was named as Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award among many other awards. More recently, Jhumpa Lahiri was the recipient of a 2014 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barrack Obama. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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