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The Coast Of Good Intentions, Byers, Michael
1 Byers, Michael The Coast Of Good Intentions
Boston/New York Mariner 1998 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Byers on the title page! The author's debut collection of stories with a Pacific Northwest Coast setting. As Christopher Tilghman has said "A big, beautiful collection of stories. They are gentle and wise, but never tame: the questions Byers poses are spiritual and existential, and many of the stories pack a real wallop." His stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories and he was named as Winner of a Whiting Award and as a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. Also named as Winner of the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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For The Relief of Unbearable Urges, Englander, Nathan
2 Englander, Nathan For The Relief of Unbearable Urges
NY Knopf 1999 First Edition/First Printing Fine Wraps Signed by Author
A debut collection of nine stories from this New York born award winning author who now lives in Jerusalem. This collection of nine stories has been universally praised. This is an Advance Readers' Edition that has been SIGNED by Nathan Englander on the title page. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Cold Mountain, Frazier, Charles
3 Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
London Sceptre 1997 034068058X / 9780340680582 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Charles Frazier on the title page. The true first UK Printing of the National Book Award Winner, this PBO preceded the hardcover done several months later. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the authorís great-great grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Cold Mountain, Frazier, Charles
4 Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
NY Atlantic Monthly Press 1997 0871136791 / 9780871136794 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Charles Frazier on the title page! Winner of the National Book Award for 1997. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. This is the "true" first edition with the correct number line, the John Berendt "blurb" on the front cover and the "man-woman" misprint. A small first printing of 25,000 copies that eventually sold over a million hardcover copies. Also, made into a highly sucessful film. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Cold Mountain, Frazier, Charles
5 Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
New York, New York, Atlantic Monthly Press 1997 0871137100 / 9780871137104 First Limited Edition Fine Slipcase Signed by Author
This is a beautiful copy of the limited edition of Cold Mountain that had been specially printed and bound. These books were SIGNED by the author and numbered 1 to 500. This being copy No. 149. This special edition was distributed by the publisher to booksellers across the country in appreciation for the extraordinary hand-selling effort that made "Cold Mountain" into a tremendous literary (and commercial) success. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Lucky Girls, Freudenberger, Nell
6 Freudenberger, Nell Lucky Girls
NY Ecco 2003 0060088796 / 9780060088798 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Nell Freudenberger on the title page! Named as Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Here are five stories, set in Southest Asia and on the Indian Subcontinent - each one bearing the weight and substance of a short novella - narrated by young women who find themselves, often as expatriates, face to face with the compelling circumstances of adult love. Dustjacket praise from Richard Ford saying "Every story in this remarkable collection reveals the emergence of a truly prodigious talent." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ellen Foster, Gibbons, Kaye
7 Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1987 0912697520 / 9780912697529 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Kaye Gibbons on the title page! A beautiful copy of the author's first book. Eudora Welty has said of Ellen Foster "Stunning. The life in this novel, the honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!" Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction in 1988. "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy." With that opening sentence we are introduced to the eleven-year-old heroine of "Ellen Foster". 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Ellen Foster, Gibbons, Kaye
8 Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
London, UK Jonathan Cape 1988 0224025295 / 9780224025294 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of the UK edition has been SIGNED by Kaye Gibbons on the title page! Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction in 1988. "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy." This opening sentence introduces Ellen Foster who, in the words of Walker Percy, "is a Southern Holden Caulfield, tougher perhaps, more solemn, as funny. Old Ellen she calls herself, and she is - an eleven-year-old ancient, an old soul, as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character - and a good deal more endearing." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Long Night of White Chickens, Goldman, Francisco
9 Goldman, Francisco The Long Night of White Chickens
NY Atlantic Monthly Press 1992 0871135094 / 9780871135094 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Francisco Goldman on the title page! Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a Finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. "The Long Night of White Chickens" is a novel born of two worlds, a truly bicultural novel. Set in Guatamala in the 1980s, at the height of the military regime's tyranny, it is the story of Roger Graetz, raised in a Boston suburb by an aristocratic Guatamalan mother and his relationship with the beautiful young Guatamalan orphan sent by his grandmother to live with his family as their maid. Flor (who is never just a maid - eventually the Graetzes send her to Wellesley College) is more than a sister, less than a lover: she is an obsession. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Long Night of White Chickens, Goldman, Francisco
10 Goldman, Francisco The Long Night of White Chickens
NY Atlantic Monthly Press 1992 0871135094 / 9780871135094 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Uncorrected Proof (Glossy) Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Francisco Goldman on the title page! Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a Finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. "The Long Night of White Chickens" is a novel born of two worlds, a truly bicultural novel. Set in Guatamala in the 1980s, at the height of the military regime's tyranny, it is the story of Roger Graetz, raised in a Boston suburb by an aristocratic Guatamalan mother and his relationship with the beautiful young Guatamalan orphan sent by his grandmother to live with his family as their maid. Flor (who is never just a maid - eventually the Graetzes send her to Wellesley College) is more than a sister, less than a lover: she is an obsession. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Winter Birds, Grimsley, Jim
11 Grimsley, Jim Winter Birds
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1994 1565120752 / 9781565120754 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Author's 1st book. Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize and a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Dorothy Allison dustjacket praise saying "I have rarely read anything as powerful as 'Winter Birds'. I wanted to steal it and pretend it was mine, or go on tour reading it out loud so people could hear how getting it right makes you both hurt and happy, makes you cry out loud and sing praises simply that we are human. This man got it right, he got it perfectly right." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Winter Birds, Grimsley, Jim
12 Grimsley, Jim Winter Birds
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1994 1565120752 / 9781565120754 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Jim Grimsley on the title page! Author's 1st book. Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize and a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Dorothy Allison dustjacket praise saying "I have rarely read anything as powerful as 'Winter Birds'. I wanted to steal it and pretend it was mine, or go on tour reading it out loud so people could hear how getting it right makes you both hurt and happy, makes you cry out loud and sing praises simply that we are human. This man got it right, he got it perfectly right." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Gurganus, Allan
13 Gurganus, Allan Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf Inc 1989 0394545370 / 9780394545370 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Allen Gurganus on the title page! A major literary event ...an astonishing first novel of the South from the Civil War to the present, in the voice of a woman who lived through it all. Luch Marsden is the widow of the Civil War's last surviving soldier; she is now half-blind, ninety-nine years old, locked into a charity home, and very talkative. Here is her own Homeric epic, a darkly comuc tale that straddles two centuries and forgives neither. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The All of It, Haien, Jeannette
14 Haien, Jeannette The All of It
Boston David R. Godine 1986 First Edition/First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine (price-clipped) 
A tale of human love, "The All of It" begins with Father Declan de Laughry on a salmon fishing beat, the worst on its river, and goes through a cruel day of rain during which the weather goes from bad to godawful. The sense of the fishing doneis so full and so accurate that anyonce, fisherman or not, will relish it. This is a book that is exceptionally difficult to locate in the original Godine hardcover edition. The dustjacket is price-clipped - otherwise a beautiful copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Dear Mr. President, Hudson, Gabe
15 Hudson, Gabe Dear Mr. President
NY Knopf 2002 0375413952 / 9780375413957 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Gabe Hudson on the title page! In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH in the first sentence." Gabe Hudson was named as a 2003 recipient of of Whiting Writers' Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Dear Mr. President, Hudson, Gabe
16 Hudson, Gabe Dear Mr. President
NY Knopf 2002 0375413952 / 9780375413957 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been INSCRIBED by Gabe Hudson on the title page "For Adam, for all hius heroics, America still needs your help. With Affection, Gabe." In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH in the first sentence." Gabe Hudson was named as a 2003 recipient of of Whiting Writers' Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Garden State, Krist, Gary
17 Krist, Gary The Garden State
NY Harcourt Brace 1988 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Gary Krist on the title page! A marvelous first collection of short stories - Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. Gary Kristís turf is New Jersey. His characters are families - fathers, mothers, children, grandmothers, caught in the pains of divorce, remarriage, growing up, and Alzheimerís. Publishers Weekly says that "Krist knows his territory and his people, pinning down their reality in a cultural ambience that nourishes smiles of recognition." Small remainder stripe present accounts for the grading. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Garden State, Krist, Gary
18 Krist, Gary The Garden State
NY Harcourt Brace 1988 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Gary Krist on the title page! A marvelous first collection of short stories - Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. Gary Kristís turf is New Jersey. His characters are families - fathers, mothers, children, grandmothers, caught in the pains of divorce, remarriage, growing up, and Alzheimerís. Publishers Weekly says that "Krist knows his territory and his people, pinning down their reality in a cultural ambience that nourishes smiles of recognition." Without the seemingly ubiquitous remainder mark. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Raven, Landesman, Peter
19 Landesman, Peter The Raven
Dallas Baskerville 1995 First Edition/Third Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of a later printing (3rd) has been SIGNED by Peter Landesman on the title page. On June 29, 1941, 36 members of a small community near Boston go out on a picnic off Bailey Island on the pleasure craft, "Raven". In masterly prose Peter Landesman explores the mythology created around the lost pasengers and ultimately reveals the truth about their fate. Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Raven, Landesman, Peter
20 Landesman, Peter The Raven
Dallas Baskerville 1995 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine + Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Peter Landesman on the title page. There is a remainder mark tight against the spine on the bottom edge - not easily noticeable. On June 29, 1941, 36 members of a small community near Boston go out on a picnic off Bailey Island on the pleasure craft, "Raven". In masterly prose Peter Landesman explores the mythology created around the lost pasengers and ultimately reveals the truth about their fate. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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