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In Search of the Striped Bass.  [Waldman, John - Editor. Stripers, An Angler's Anthology] , Boyle, T. Coraghessan
1 Boyle, T. Coraghessan In Search of the Striped Bass. [Waldman, John - Editor. Stripers, An Angler's Anthology]
Camden, ME Ragged Mountain Press 1998 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by John Waldman, Editor on the title page and by T. Coraghessan Boyle at his story entry. The first appearance in book form of a piece by the author which first appeared in Life Magazine in September, 1992. Boyle reflects on a season spent catching stripers in nets for a hatchery operation on the Hudson River - what he calls "...the best job I ever had." Included in the text is a photograph taken in the spring of 1973!  
Price: 85.00 USD
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Bernard and the Cloth Monkey, Bryan, Judith
2 Bryan, Judith Bernard and the Cloth Monkey
London, UK Flamingo 1998 0002257351 / 9780002257350 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Trade Paperback Original 
Winner of the 1997 Saga Prize, an award for unpublished Black novelists born in Britain or the Republic of Ireland. In this stirring and unsettling book, Judith Bryan has created an unforgettable heroine in ANita - unflinchingly she takes her readers to the center of ANita's trauma and leaves them with the journey marked indelibly on their heart. 
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Pray for Yourself , Calcagno, Anne
3 Calcagno, Anne Pray for Yourself
Evanston, IL Northwestern University Press 1993 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Anne Calcagno's exhilaratingly original first collection of her short stories vividly captures the textures of women's lives. For the stories in "Pray for Yourself" the author received the James D. Phelan Award and was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.  
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4 Chiappone, Richard Water of an Undetermined Depth
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole Books 2002 081170033X / 9780811700337 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Jack Driscoll has called this "As compelling a story collection as I have come across in years. To say that I was entirely caught up in the emotional turbulence and deep longing of these living-on-the-edge characters is an understatement." The author was the 2002 Winner of the Robert Traver Award for fiction.  
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The Hours, Cunningham, Michael
5 Cunningham, Michael The Hours
New York, New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1998 0374172897 / 9780374172893 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "The Hours" has been SIGNED by Michael Cunningham on the title page! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and also the PEN/Faulkner Award. $22.00 first state dust jacket price. The author's reputation has continued to grow with each succeeding work. The novel opens with an evocation of Woolf’s last days before her suicide in 1941, and moves to the stories of two modern American women who are trying to make rewarding lives for themselves in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family. The movie version of "The Hours" starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore received a significant number of nominations for the Academy Awards with Nicole Kidman winning for Best Actress in a Leading Role. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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6 Dilworth, Sharon The Long White
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. W W Norton & Co Inc 1990 039330647X / 9780393306477 First Trade Edition/First Printing Fine  Paperback Signed by Author
Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, Dliworth is a voice to be reckoned with. Many of her stories focus on the Finns and Native Americans who have carved out their lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a cold, stark landset between two of the Great Lakes. This is a beautiful copy of the trade paperback issue that has been SIGNED by SHaron Dilworth on the title page.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Ellmann, Lucy Sweet Desserts
London Virago Press 1988 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
This is the "true 1st Edition" of this US born author - who moved to the UK at an early age. Her first novel, "Sweet Desserts", was the Winner of the 1988 Guardian Fiction Prize. Fay Weldon dustjacket praise "Lucy Ellmann does write a lovely novel. She knits the inner and outer worlds together with a natural grace: a kind of conversational elegance."  
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Agüero Sisters , Garcia, Cristina
8 Garcia, Cristina The Agüero Sisters
NY Knopf 1997 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Cristina Garcia on the title page. Recipient of the 1998 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. The story of Reina and Constancia Agüero, Cuban sisters who have been estranged for thirty years. Reina, forty-eight years old, living in Cuba in the early 1990s, was once a devoted daughter of la revolucion; Constancia, an eager to assimilate naturalized American, smuggled herself off the island in 1962.  
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The Agüero Sisters , Garcia, Cristina
9 Garcia, Cristina The Agüero Sisters
NY Knopf 1997 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Wraps Signed by Author
Recipient of the 1998 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof (in glossy wraps) SIGNED by Cristina Garcia on the title page. The story of Reina and Constancia Agüero, Cuban sisters who have been estranged for thirty years. Reina, forty-eight years old, living in Cuba in the early 1990s, was once a devoted daughter of la revolución; Constancia, an eager to assimilate naturalized American, smuggled herself off the island in 1962.  
Price: 55.00 USD
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Iron Woman, Glancy, Diane
10 Glancy, Diane Iron Woman
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. New Rivers Press 1991 0898231280 / 9780898231281 First Edition/First Printing Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Diame Glancy on the title page! "Iron Woman" was chosen for the Writer's Voice as the 1988 Capricorn Poetry Prize winner by Nicholas Christopher who comments: "In these fine poems, Diane Glancy's voice is strong and her images are sharp and true. But it's the myriad stories within these poems that carry us so far, to all the places - spiritual and otherwise - that the poet has recreated for us from her hard-won experience." Issue in a first edition of only 1200 copies. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Madonna on Her Back , Hagy, Alyson Carol
11 Hagy, Alyson Carol Madonna on Her Back
Stuart Wright, Publisher 1986 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Lisa Wilkinson 
Dustjacket praise by George Garrett stating..."The impeccable care and craft which have so obviously gone into the making of the eight stoires of 'Madonna on Her Back' may serve to disguise the very real risks, the high-wire daring of Alyson Carol Hagy in eagarly taking on (or perhaps being possessed by) subjects which are, at heart, deeply complex, difficult , even dangerous." An early version of this manuscript received the Avery anf Jule Hopwood Award for Short Fiction from the University of Michigan in 1984.  
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The Great Fire, Hazzard, Shirley
12 Hazzard, Shirley The Great Fire
New York, NY FSG 2003 0374166447 / 9780374166441 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED and DATED 18/XI/03 (Day before Winning the NBA) by Shirley Hazzard on the title page! WINNER OF THE 2003 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION - The year is 1947. The great fire of the Second World War has convulsed Europe and Asia. A deeply observed story of love and separation, of disillusion and recovered humanity, "The Great Fire" marks the much-awaited return to fiction of this author. Dustjacket praise by Michael Cunningham saying "Shirley Hazzard is, purely and simply, one of the greatest writers working in English today. Which makes me more than grateful to have this long-hoped-for new novel." This is the 1st State dustjacket - not the "Read This" edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Great Fire, Hazzard, Shirley
13 Hazzard, Shirley The Great Fire
New York, NY FSG 2003 0374166447 / 9780374166441 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Shirley Hazzard on the title page! WINNER OF THE 2003 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION - The year is 1947. The great fire of the Second World War has convulsed Europe and Asia. A deeply observed story of love and separation, of disillusion and recovered humanity, "The Great Fire" marks the much-awaited return to fiction of this author. Dustjacket praise by Michael Cunningham saying "Shirley Hazzard is, purely and simply, one of the greatest writers working in English today. Which makes me more than grateful to have this long-hoped-for new novel." This is the 1st State dustjacket - not the "Read This" edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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At The Bottom of the River, Kincaid, Jamaica
14 Kincaid, Jamaica At The Bottom of the River
NY FSG 1983 374106606 First Edition/Later Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine (price-clipped) Signed by Author
Second Printing, as an alternative to the first edition. This copy has been SIGNED by Jamaica Kincaid on the title page. A beautiful copy of the author's first book - a magical collection of ten pieces. Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. John's, Antigua, in the West Indies. Dustjacket praise by Derek Walcott. Winner of the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Starts with her first published New Yorker fiction piece, "Girl," the story with which she felt she found her voice as a writer. An intense one-sentence, three-page story. "Girl" is the first story in the collection. It was originally released on June 26, 1978 in The New Yorker[3] and examines the struggles of growing up young and female on a post-colonial poor Caribbean island. "Girl" is series of instructions, warnings and advice given by a mother to her daughter on how to behave especially in the presence of men. The mother frets about her daughter maturing into a woman, reflective of Jamaica Kincaid’s own experiences growing up with her forceful mother in Antigua. The structure consists of a single sentence, punctuated by semi-colons, detailing the advice imparted from mother to daughter. The mother’s voice is predominant in the narrative, only interrupted twice by the daughter who makes a feigned attempt to defend herself. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, McBride, Eimear
15 McBride, Eimear A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Minneapolis, MN Coffee House Press 2014 1566893682 / 9781566893688 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing" has been SIGNED by Eimear McBride on the title page! This debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity, and mordant wit "A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing" is moving, funny - and alarming. Publishers Weekly, starred review, says "[W]ritten in a Joycean stream of consciousness with an Irish lilt, and sentence fragments transmit the pervasive sense of urgency, of thoughts spinning faster than the tongue can speak. . . an unforgettable novel.”— Winner of a multitude of literary prizes which include: Winner of 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize, Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize and Winner of 2013 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize among other honors. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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16 McCorkle, James Evidences
Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.A. Copper Canyon Press 2003 0971898138 / 9780971898134 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. In poems that are by turns lyrical, disjunctive, autobiographical, and political, "Evidences" sifts through residues of landscape and history. The physicality of the language and the invocation of the world of places and things form a meditative process, essaying the conditions of perception and memory.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 McGarry, Jean Airs of Providence
Baltimore, Maryland Johns Hopkins Univ Pr 1985 0801829097 / 9780801829093 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Near Fine 
Winner of the Southern Review/LSU Short Fiction Prize. Here, in the working-class Irish section of the city of Providence, RI, NcGarry's characters busy themselves with their own obligations: making the rounds of the neighborhood, going to the dime store and to the church, from the ward headquarters to the hospital, to the beauty parlor and the funeral parlor. Previous owner's name of front boards.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Assorted Fire Events, Means, David
18 Means, David Assorted Fire Events
New York, NY Context Books 2000 1893956059 / 9781893956056 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
A very well received collection of stories that has been SIGNED by David Means on the title page! Dustjacket praise by Jonathan Franzen who calls it "...one of the best American collections of the last ten years." Also, Donald Antrim says "These stories are wonderfully moving." Winner of the Los Angeles Times Award for Fiction in April 2001. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Going After Cacciato, O'Brien, Tim
19 O'Brien, Tim Going After Cacciato
London Jonathan Cape 1978 0224016261 / 9780224016261 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
First Edition/First Printing. SIGNED by the Author on the Title Page. Winner of the National Book Award in 1979 - it was the unanimous choice of the judges: "His landscapes have the breadh and scope of Tolstoy's, and the essential American wonder and innocence of his vision derserves to stand beside that of Stephen Crane." No other novelist has captured the experience of the Vietnam War in a narrative as compelling or as boldly strange as in this work. In Publisher's Price-Clipped jacket with J. Cape £7.50 net price sticker affixed. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Galaxy Girls: Wonder Women , Pierce, Anne Whitney
20 Pierce, Anne Whitney Galaxy Girls: Wonder Women
Kansas City, MO Helicon Nine Editions 1994 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Wraps Trade Paperback Original 
"Galaxy Girls: Wonder Women" is a splendid collection of stories about women who have lifted at least a portion of their lives from the ordinary to the extraordinary. They are unsung geniuses—women who have used their imaginations and cultivated eccentricities to an art form. There's tremendous variety in this work. One can read this book straight through and never feel the sameness that plagues so many collections. We can learn a lot from Anne Whitney Pierce about how to embellish our lives, and how to rise above the daily routine by exercising our own creativity with the materials at hand. "Galaxy Girls: Wonder Women" is a dazzling read." Carolyn Doty, 1993 Willa Cather Fiction Prize Judge. This is a Review Copy with Publishers' materials laid-in.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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