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1 Abbey, Edward [Ann Ronald]. The New West of Edward Abbey.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico [1982]. First Edition/First Printing Near Fine  Near Fine 
The first book to examine the achievement of this "Western" writer. A must for any serious collector of the works of Ed Abbey. Sticker mark on front boards accounts for the less than Fine grading.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Abbey, Edward. Cactus Country.
NY: Time-Life [1973]. First Edition/First Printing Fine  No Jacket (As Issued) 
Part of the Ameican Wilderness Series. Text by Ed Abbey and extensively illustrated with color photographs throughout. First edition as indicated by having the hourglas figure on the last page.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Love is the Crooked Thing, Abbott, Lee K.
3 Abbott, Lee K. Love is the Crooked Thing
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1986 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Lee K. Abbott presents, in this book, eleven examples of The Love Story, eleven examples that lay out the limitless variations inherent therein, eleven examples that glint and dazzle with his beady-eyed insights into the aged subjects. Read here eleven extraordinary stories written in the grip of love. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Giving Up America, Abraham, Pearl
4 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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Giving Up America, Abraham, Pearl
5 Abraham, Pearl Giving Up America
New York, NY Riverhead 1998 157322121X / 9781573221214 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
As she did in "The Romance Reader", Pearl Abraham 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: 20.00 USD
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The Romance Reader, Abraham, Pearl
6 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
7 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
8 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]
9 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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The Island of Bicycle Dancers, Adachi, Jiro
10 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
11 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
12 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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13 Akst, Daniel St. Burl's Obituary
Denver MacMurray & Beck 1996 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine  Fine 
The debut novel from this author. Bob Shacochis dustjacket praise calling it "A comedy as dark and dense and rich as a Viennese torte...a narrative - and gastronomic - juggernaut, and Daniel Akst should be crowned our new poet laureate of poet of all the delicious and soul-fattening sins of exces and desire."  
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Albarelli, Dean Cheaters and Other Stories
NY St. Martin's Press 1996 0312142943 / 9780312142940 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Wraps 
This is an uncorrected proof copy in plain gray wraps of the author's debut collection. "Honeymoon" appeared in 20 Under 30: Best Stories by America's Young New Writers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Cheaters and Other Stories, Albarelli, Dean
15 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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Hornito, Albo, Mike
16 Albo, Mike Hornito
New York, NY Harper Collins 2000 0688174361 / 9780688174361 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy 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: 30.00 USD
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Hornito, Albo, Mike
17 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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First Indian On The Moon, Alexie, Sherman
18 Alexie, Sherman First Indian On The Moon
Brooklyn, NY Hanging Loose Press 1993 1882413024 / 9781882413027 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Wraps Signed by Author
This is the simultaneous issue in wraps. This copy has been SIGNED by Sherman Alexie on the title page. A collection of poems and stories by this Granta 20 author. As Joy Harjo has said "Watch this guy. He's making myth." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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First Indian On The Moon, Alexie, Sherman
19 Alexie, Sherman First Indian On The Moon
Brooklyn, NY Hanging Loose Press 1993 1882413032 / 9781882413034 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine No Jacket (As Issued) Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Sherman Alexie on the title page. One of 500 copies in the hardback edition (no dustjacket - as issued) of the author's fourth book - a collection of poems and stories by this Granta 20 author. Joseph Bruchac has said of this work "There is enough love, heartbreak, and ironic intelligence in this small book to fill an encyclopedia.Strong medicine - but a medicine needed by us all." 
Price: 145.00 USD
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I Would Steal Horses, Alexie, Sherman
20 Alexie, Sherman I Would Steal Horses
Niagara Falls, NY Slipstream Publications 1992 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Chapbook Chapbook Signed by Author
A beautiful of of "I Would Steal Horses" that has been SIGNED by Sherman Alexie on the title page! Perhaps the scarcest of this award-winning author's works. His second book, "I Would Steal Horses" is Slipstream's Fifth Annual Chapbook Contest Winner. A collection of poetry, this is an absolutely stunning copy that has been SIGNED by Sherman Alexie on the title page. Only 500 copies of this title were issued with only 100 copies being distributed to the public overall. Alexie earned a PEN/Faulkner Award and a National Book Award to his list of accomplishments. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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