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Dangerous Men, Becker, Geoffrey
1 Becker, Geoffrey Dangerous Men
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1995 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Winner of the 1995 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Charles Baxter). In these tightly drafted stories, Becker creates a wide variety of distinct voices, peculiar characters, and odd settings, with tantalizing emphasis on loneliness, loss, and the ever-present struggle to find one's place in the world. Many of the pieces incorporate music into the storyline. Madison Smartt Bell has said "Geoffrey Becker has a musician's ear for the lives he listens to; these stories are precisely nuanced, and true to their time. " 
Price: 55.00 USD
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In The Gathering Woods, Bernardi, Adria
2 Bernardi, Adria In The Gathering Woods
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 2000 0822941317 / 9780822941316 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
A beautiful production, this copy has been SIGNED by Adria Bernardi on the title page! Winner of the 2000 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Frank Conroy). Tony Ardizzone dustjacket praise stating "This impressive collection is distinguished by its graceful and engaging language as well as its impressive and varied cast of characters." The author has won numerous other honors and her novel "The Day Laid On The Altar" has been declared the Winner of the Katherine Bakeless Nason Fiction Prize for 1999. A most impressive "double". 
Price: 65.00 USD
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In The Gathering Woods, Bernardi, Adria
3 Bernardi, Adria In The Gathering Woods
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 2000 0822941317 / 9780822941316 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Winner of the 2000 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Frank Conroy). A beautiful production. Tony Ardizzone dustjacket praise stating "This impressive collection is distinguished by its graceful and engaging language as well as its impressive and varied cast of characters." The author has won numerous other honors and her novel "The Day Laid On The Altar" has been declared the Winner of the Katherine Bakeless Nason Fiction Prize for 1999. A most impressive "double". 
Price: 35.00 USD
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American Standard , Blair, John
4 Blair, John American Standard
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 2002 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 2002 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Elizabeth Hardwick). Set mostly in central Florida, especially the suburban streets near Orlando, Lair's interconnected stories capture lives of disquieting longing and stubborn isolation. For them, this is the American standard, as ubiquitous and undistinguihed as vitreous china bathroom fixtures.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Destination Unknown , Block, Brett Ellen
5 Block, Brett Ellen Destination Unknown
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 2001 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 2001 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by C. Michael Curtis). Twelve stories connected through images of of cars and through what is left unsaid. He rfiction is taut and moody, fast-paced yet self-reflective. Her characters are unusual or unusally motivated, yet ordinary enough to be thoroughly familiar. Her situations are breathless, set at either a moment of awakening or at a time just before disaster strikes. And her stories end shockingly soon, a split-second before the car smashes into a detour sign.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Death of Descartes , Bosworth, David
6 Bosworth, David The Death of Descartes
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1981 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the first (1981) Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Robert Penn Warren). The title piece, a novella, is about a retired detective called upon to assist in the investigation of a murder apparently committed in a lonely area of the Main coast. The story is superb as detective fiction, but it is much more: an investigation of human unknowing, guilt, and redemption.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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Departures , Cornell, Jennifer C.
7 Cornell, Jennifer C. Departures
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1995 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1994 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Alice McDermott). The principal setting for this extraordinary collection is Northern Ireland, specifically Belfast, the center for more than thirty years of fighting between Roman Catholic nationalists and Protestants loyal to the British crown.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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Necessary Fictions , Croft, Barbara
8 Croft, Barbara Necessary Fictions
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1998 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize 1998 (Selected by Bharati Mukherjee). At the heart of the book is a series of three interconnected stories and a novella concerning a World War II veteran and his son, a Vietnam veteran. Dustjacket praise by Tim O'Brien who calls it "A work of uncommon intelligence, power and literary grace....Barbara Croft is a writer with breathtaking gifts, and Necessary Fictions is a book to be treasured."  
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Necessary Fictions , Croft, Barbara
9 Croft, Barbara Necessary Fictions
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1998 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize 1998 (Selected by Bharati Mukherjee). This copy has been SIGNED by Barbara Croft on the title page. At the heart of the book is a series of three interconnected stories and a novella concerning a World War II veteran and his son, a Vietnam veteran. Dustjacket praise by Tim O'Brien who calls it "A work of uncommon intelligence, power and literary grace....Barbara Croft is a writer with breathtaking gifts, and Necessary Fictions is a book to be treasured."  
Price: 65.00 USD
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Under the Wheat , DeMarinis, Rick
10 DeMarinis, Rick Under the Wheat
Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh Press 1986 0822935449 / 9780822935445 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Rick DeMarinis on the title page. Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize 1986. Alison Lurie (Judge) said "The originality, wit, and assurance of the language of these stories, the boldness of their conception and execution are stunning...."  
Price: 45.00 USD
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Have You Seen Me?, Graver, Elizabeth
11 Graver, Elizabeth Have You Seen Me?
Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh Press 1991 0822936828 / 9780822936824 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Elizabeth Graver on the title page! Winner of the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Richard Ford). Imagination - the mind's ability to travel beyond itself inside itself - is central to Graver's fiction. Richard Ford has said of these stories "These are subtle, illuminating and exquisitely pretty stories. They have wisdom at their hearts- which is always a shock, and especially so when it is wisdom composed by a writer so young. Ms. Graver seems to be in full control of remarkable talent." Both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly also gave high praise to this debut collection. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Have You Seen Me?, Graver, Elizabeth
12 Graver, Elizabeth Have You Seen Me?
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1991 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Elizabeth Graver on the title page. Winner of the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Richard Ford). Imagination—the mind's ability to travel beyond itself inside itself—is central to Graver's fiction. Richard Ford has said of these stories "These are subtle, illuminating and exquisitely pretty stories. They have wisdom at their hearts—which is always a shock, and especially so when it is wisdom composed by a writer so young. Ms. Graver seems to be in full control of remarkable talent." Both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly also gave high praise to this debut collection. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Speed-Walk and Other Stories , Greenberg, Suzanne
13 Greenberg, Suzanne Speed-Walk and Other Stories
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 2003 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
Winner of the 2003 Drue Heinz Literature Prize - this copy has been SIGNED by Suzanne Greenberg on the title page. Selected by Rick Moody. Many authors seek the extraordinary in the ordinary, but Suzanne Greenberg's talent lies in illuminating the ordinary in the midst of the extraordinary. She takes us on a moment-to-moment journey through the human psyche, where life's looming issues—an incurable cancer diagnosis, and abusive relationship, an accidental kidnapping — form the backdrop for all of the minor observations, urges, decisions, and reflections that accumulate to make up the true majority of our lives.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Limbo River , Hillis, Rick
14 Hillis, Rick Limbo River
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1990 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1990 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Russell Banks). The stories of "Limbo River," many of them set within the interiors of work and the working class , create a chorus of dreams and dreamers—lives suspended in the place between imagined and often grimly real possibility: a one-handed guitarist, a schoolteacher unwilling to face the man he is inside.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Truly Needy and Other Stories , Honig, Lucy
15 Honig, Lucy The Truly Needy and Other Stories
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1999 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1999 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Charles Johnson). These nine stories are teeming with people on the margins, where destitute New Yorkers and determined immigrants are as much at the mercy of social services, media attention, opportunistic politicians, and "quality-of-life" campaigns as they are prey to grinding poverty, dangerous streets, and their own haunting memories.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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In the Music Library , Hunnicutt, Ellen
16 Hunnicutt, Ellen In the Music Library
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1987 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1987 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Nadine Gordimer). In ten short stories and one novella, this collection explores the adjustments of a remarkable variety of characters to adversity and to the tenuous order of the world: a young woman whose infant son has recently died; a divorced father whose only son is quitting high school; a woman who has been raped and must readjust to family life; a recently widowed man learning the language—and music—of grief.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Director of the World and Other Stories , McCafferty, Jane
17 McCafferty, Jane Director of the World and Other Stories
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1992 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1992 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by John Edgar Wideman). The characters in "Director of the World and Other Stories" are often distanced, lonley, or displaced from others and the events around them, yet they are almost always ready to act, to become involved with others, and to change. Implicit in these stories is a rootlessness that gives way to yearning and a passion for remembering.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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Moustapha's Eclipse , McKnight, Reginald
18 McKnight, Reginald Moustapha's Eclipse
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1988 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1988 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Margaret Atwood). The ten short stories of "Moustapha's Eclipse" are spoken in a true host of voices, savvy guides to the worlds of West Africa and Black America, through the minefields of adolescence, racism, found and failed beliefs.  
Price: 65.00 USD
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In The Walled City, O'Nan, Stewart
19 O'Nan, Stewart In The Walled City
Pittsburgh University Press of Pittsburgh 1993 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Stewart O'Nan on the title page. Winner of the 1993 Drue Heinz Literary Prize (Selected by Tobias Wolff). This collection of twelve short stories gives us people who face a bleak and often hostile world but yearn for grace. For all his characters there is a saving optimism in the midst of tragedy. To survive larger losses, O'Nan's people find some small salvation or joy. Tobias Wolff has said "These are stories of a high order, sophisticated, humane, persistent; once read, they don't go away." 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Private Parties , Penner, Jonathan
20 Penner, Jonathan Private Parties
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1983 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1983 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Wright Morris). These fouteen stories are distinguihed by language of a rare, clear beauty. Here are "private parties" in the complexities of love—love between men and women, between parents and children, between brothers—love that is fine but seldom free.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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