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The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber, Baker, Nicholson
1 Baker, Nicholson The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber
New York, New York Random House 1996 0679439323 / 9780679439325 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "The Size of Thoughts" has been SIGNED by Nicholson Baker on the title page! Here Baker collects over a decade's worth of essays and journalism, including his controversial and highly praised 1994 article on the destruction of library card catalogs. "The Size of Thoughts," through its varied forays into the realms of the overlooked, the underfunded, and the wrongfully scrapped, is a funny and thought-provoking book by one of the most distinctive stylists and thinkers of our time. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Way the World Works: Essays, Baker, Nicholson
2 Baker, Nicholson The Way the World Works: Essays
New York, New York Simon & Schuster 2012 1416572473 / 9781416572473 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "The Way the World Works: Essays" has been SIGNED by Nicholson Baker on the ttile page! Baker's second nonfiction collection, ranges over the map of life to examine what troubles us, what eases our pain, and what brings us joy. Baker shines the light of an inexpugnable curiosity. "The Way the World Works" is a keen-minded, generous-spirited compendium by a modern American master. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Servants of the Map, Barrett, Andrea
3 Barrett, Andrea Servants of the Map
New York, NY W W Norton & Co Inc 2002 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Andrea Barrett! Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. Although each richly layered tale stands alone, readers will discover subtle links to characters in her earlier works. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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When People Publish: Essays on Writers and Writing , Busch, Frederick
4 Busch, Frederick When People Publish: Essays on Writers and Writing
Iowa City, Iowa University of Iowa Press 1986 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
This is a book about fiction writing from a writer's perspective, concentrating on what happens once the writing is done and makes it into print—or doesn't. In "When People Publish" Busch ruminates on the works and lives of literary giants—Dickens, Melville, Kafka, Hemingway. He probes his relationship to these and other literary mentors and his own growth as a writer over twenty years' time.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Carrier, Scott Running After Antelope
Washington, DC Counterpoint Press 2001 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Scott Carrier has been traveling the West in search of stories for the better part of his life. Since 1983, some of what he's found has been broadcast on National Public Radio's, "All Things Considered" and most recently on Public Radio International's, "This American Life." "Running After Antelope" collects the best of these radio pieces, as well as longer stories written for Harpers and Esquire. This is a Review Copy with Publisher's materials laid-in.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Maps to Anywhere, Cooper, Bernard
6 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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How Did You Get This Number, Crosley, Sloane
7 Crosley, Sloane How Did You Get This Number
New York, New York Riverhead Books 2010 1594487596 / 9781594487590 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "How Did You Get This Number" has been SIGNED by Sloane Crosley on the title page! From the author of the sensational bestseller "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" comes a new book of personal essays brimming with all the charm and wit that have earned Sloane Crosley widespread acclaim, award nominations, and an ever-growing cadre of loyal fans. 
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Orphans, D'Ambrosio, Charles
8 D'Ambrosio, Charles Orphans
Astoria, OR Clear Cut Press 2004 0972323457 / 9780972323451 First Edition/First Printing Paper with Dustjacket Fine Near Fine + Signed by Author
This copy of the author's scarce collection of essays has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state, tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted house" in Texas; visits the dormitories and hallways of a Russian orphanage in Svirstroy; and explores the textual space of family letters, at once expansive and claustrophobic. Clear Cut's books are printed in Japan and come in a standard small paperback format from that country, with artful covers and bookmarks embedded. This highly portable book format comes with tiny print that might be better suited to poetry than the big ideas and lengthy paragraphs of D'Ambrosio. A small print run of 3,500 copies from a press no longer in existence. It was done in a small size (4" x 6") to easily fit in a back pocket. Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy’s safe return. This is a beautiful copy of a scarce item in a condition rarely seen that has been SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Orphans, D'Ambrosio, Charles
9 D'Ambrosio, Charles Orphans
Astoria, OR Clear Cut Press 2004 0972323457 / 9780972323451 First Edition/First Printing Paper with Dustjacket Fine Near Fine + 
A copy of the author's scarce collection of essays! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state, tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted house" in Texas; visits the dormitories and hallways of a Russian orphanage in Svirstroy; and explores the textual space of family letters, at once expansive and claustrophobic. Clear Cut's books are printed in Japan and come in a standard small paperback format from that country, with artful covers and bookmarks embedded. This highly portable book format comes with tiny print that might be better suited to poetry than the big ideas and lengthy paragraphs of D'Ambrosio. A small print run of 3,500 copies from a press no longer in existence. It was done in a small size (4" x 6") to easily fit in a back pocket. Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy’s safe return. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Almost No Memory, Davis, Lydia
10 Davis, Lydia Almost No Memory
New York, NY Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1997 0374102813 / 9780374102814 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Lydia Davis on the title page! This collection of stories is a richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fable of the dark fantastic. The stories in "Almost No Memory" reveal an emphatic, sometimes shattering understanding of human relations, as Davis, in a spare but resonant prose all her own, explores the limits of identity, of logic, and of the known and the knowable. 
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Tales from the Rain Forest, Dorson, Mercedes & Wilmot, Jeanne
11 Dorson, Mercedes & Wilmot, Jeanne Tales from the Rain Forest
Hopewell Ecco 1997 0880015675 / 9780880015677 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Jeanne Wilmot on the title page! The unknown is often frightening, the forces of nature sometimes overwhelming. Since our appearance on the planet, people have been trying to understand the natural world and their relationship to it. "Tales From the Rain Forest," a fascinating collection of myths and legends, explores the mysteries of life through the eyes of the Amazonian Indians of Brazil. Translated from the Portuguese and adapted from numerous sources, these tales offer a glimpse into the village life, surroundings, and beliefs of the Amazonian Indians. Barry Lopez foreword saying "The stories in Tales From the Rain Forest come to us like a birdsong out of the Brazilian night." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody, Frazier, Ian
12 Frazier, Ian Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody
NY FSG 1987 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine 
This copy has been SIGNED by Ian Frazier on the title page. This second book by Ian Frazier, following his collection of humor, "Dating Your Mom", consists of five long pieces written between 1978 and 1986. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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On the Rez, Frazier, Ian
13 Frazier, Ian On the Rez
NY FSG 2000 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ian Frazier on the title page. "On the Rez" is about modern-day American Indians, especially the storied Oglala Sioux, who live now on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the plains and badlands of the American West. He portrays the survival, through toughness and humor, of a great people whose culture has shaped American identity. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Carver Country: The World of Raymond Carver, Gallagher, Tess
14 Gallagher, Tess Carver Country: The World of Raymond Carver
New York, NY Scribners 1990 0684191660 / 9780684191669 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
Tess Gallagher has added a twelve page introductory essay which she has SIGNED. Ms. Gallagher and photographer Bob Adelman have joined together to present a moving tribute to her late husband. The text to accompany the photographs comes from Carver's unpublished letters and from short stories. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Cold-And-Hunger Dance, Glancy, Diane
15 Glancy, Diane The Cold-And-Hunger Dance
Lincoln, NE Univ of Nebraska Press 1998 0803221738 / 9780803221734 First Edition/First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof (Glossy) Signed by Author
This copy of the Uncorrected Page Proofs has been SIGNED by Diane Glany on the title page! A collection of essays with photographs.This is an imaginative and honest account of journeys to and from the margins of memory, everyday life, and different cultural worlds. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Cold-And-Hunger Dance, Glancy, Diane
16 Glancy, Diane The Cold-And-Hunger Dance
Lincoln, NE Univ of Nebraska Press 1998 0803221738 / 9780803221734 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Diane Glany on the title page! A collection of essays with photographs.This is an imaginative and honest account of journeys to and from the margins of memory, everyday life, and different cultural worlds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Overheard at the Bookstore , Henry, Judith
17 Henry, Judith Overheard at the Bookstore
NY Universe 2000 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Illustrated Boards 
An interesting small volume (5 1/4" x 6 1/2") in illustrated boards. "At the Bookstore-as part of the Overheard book series-celebrates the quirky nature of readers, the joy of reading books, and the pleasure we get from communing at the places we buy them. Judith Henry has collected the best snippets of conversation heard in bookstores large and small and captured readers in black-and-white photography at their most compelling.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, Kennedy, William
18 Kennedy, William Riding the Yellow Trolley Car
New York, New York Viking Press 1993 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy (Publisher's materials and slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by William Kennedy on the title page! This rich collection contain's Kennedy's insightful book reviews over the last thirty years on such authors as Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Bernard Malamud, John O'Hara, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes; literary essays on other authors and on his own writing; profiles of jazz musicians, movie stars, stories on the filming of "Ironweed" and "The Cotton Club"; and a moving soliloquy on the homeless that resonates with much force and timeliness today. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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A Small Place, Kincaid, Jamaica
19 Kincaid, Jamaica A Small Place
New York, New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1988 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Jamaica Kincaid on the title page! "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by airplane, you will land at the V.C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V.C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him - why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen..." So begins the author's third book, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the place where she grew up—a ten-by-twelve mile island in the British West Indies. This expansive essay - lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode - cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Kincaid, Jamaica Annie, Gwen, Lilly, Pam and Tulip
NY: Whitney Museum/Knopf [1989] First Edition/First Printing Near Fine + Near Fine + Signed by Author
This item has been Boldly SIGNED by Ms. Kincaid. First Trade Edition (following a Deluxe, Limited Edition) in the Writers and Artists Series by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Text by Jamaica Kincaid and illustrations by Eric Fischl. Oversized (9.25”x12.25”) in Cardstock Slipcase, asissued. Some rough spots on slipcase, book has unobtrusive return stripe. 
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