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Rails Under My Back, Allen, Jeffery Renard
1 Allen, Jeffery Renard Rails Under My Back
NY FSG 2000 0374246262 / 9780374246266 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award.Kirkus Reviews called it ".a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. 
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Rails Under My Back, Allen, Jeffery Renard
2 Allen, Jeffery Renard Rails Under My Back
NY FSG 2000 0374246262 / 9780374246266 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Kirkus Reviews called it "a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award. 
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The Coast Of Good Intentions, Byers, Michael
3 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. 
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4 Carter, Emily Glory Goes and Gets Some
Minneapolis Coffee House Press 2000 1566891019 / 9781566891011 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Wraps Uncorrected Bound Galleys Signed by Author
This is a copy of the Uncorrected Galley that has been SIGNED by Emily Carter on the title page. Publishers Weekly says "An intense, edgy, boldly candid, and irrepressibly sardonic voice drives the 21 interlinked stories in this collection....[Carter’s] prose is everywhere supple and compelling, and this collection announces her as a brave new talent." The title story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Named as a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award in 2001.  
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Glory Goes and Gets Some , Carter, Emily
5 Carter, Emily Glory Goes and Gets Some
Minneapolis Coffee House Press 2000 1566891019 / 9781566891011 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Emily Carter on the title page. Publishers Weekly says "An intense, edgy, boldly candid, and irrepressibly sardonic voice drives the 21 interlinked stories in this collection....[Carter's] prose is everywhere supple and compelling, and this collection announces her as a brave new talent." The title story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Winner of a Whiting Writers' Award 2001.  
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Mary and O'Neil, Cronin, Justin
6 Cronin, Justin Mary and O'Neil
New York, NY Dial Press 2001 0385333587 / 9780385333580 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! In the author's tender, heartwise debut, these eight linked, chronologically arranged stories trace the lives of these two vulnerable young people as they rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. The New York Times Book Review called it "[An] artful debut.Cronin writes clear and careful prose, and is admirably fearless in the scope of his imagination." Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award and a Whiting Writers' Award. A pristine copy in mylar protected dustjacket. 
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Mary and O'Neil, Cronin, Justin
7 Cronin, Justin Mary and O'Neil
New York, NY Dial Press 2001 0385333587 / 9780385333580 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
This Advance Reading Copy/Uncorrected Proof copy has been boldly SIGNED by Justin Cronin on the title page! In the author's tender, heartwise debut, these eight linked, chronologically arranged stories trace the lives of these two vulnerable young people as they rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. The New York Times Book Review called it "[An] artful debut.Cronin writes clear and careful prose, and is admirably fearless in the scope of his imagination." Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award and a Whiting Writers' Award. 
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Oscar Wilde Discovers America, Edwards, Louis
8 Edwards, Louis Oscar Wilde Discovers America
NY Scribner 2003 0743236890 / 9780743236898 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Edwards on the title page! In January 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived in New York to begin a nationwide publicity tour. Mentioned in a few newspaper articles - but barely a footnote in the history books - was the black valet who accompanied him. Kirkus Reviews (Starred) calls this "One of the best road tours in American history.tremendous fun: a marvelous story animated with just the right savvy, melodrama, wit, and fantasy." 
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Ten Seconds, Edwards, Louis
9 Edwards, Louis Ten Seconds
St. Paul Graywolf 1991 1555971504 / 9781555971502 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Trade Paperback Original Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Edwards on the title page! The author's debut - a moving account of a young black man's life. Clarence Major said "Ten Seconds is so fluid that the reader is enraptured by its language. Louis Edwards is among the very few writers who can make the Faulkner-like long sentence work painlessly and brilliantly." 
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Home for the Day: A Novel, Ferrell, Anderson
10 Ferrell, Anderson Home for the Day: A Novel
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf Inc 1994 039458094X / 9780394580944 First Edition/First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Anderson Ferrell on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name). A copy of the Uncorrected Proof. Selected by the New York Times as one of the year's best, Anderson Ferrell was also the recipient of a Whiting Award for Fiction. 
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Home for the Day: A Novel, Ferrell, Anderson
11 Ferrell, Anderson Home for the Day: A Novel
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf Inc 1994 039458094X / 9780394580944 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy (Publisher's Review Slip and Author Photo laid-in) which has been SIGNED by Anderson Ferrell on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Selected by the New York Times as one of the year's best, Anderson Ferrell was also the recipient of a Whiting Award for Fiction. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Undiscovered Country, Gillison, Samantha
12 Gillison, Samantha The Undiscovered Country
NY Grove Press 1998 0802116272 / 9780802116277 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Samantha Gillison on the title page! Set in the lush rain forests of Papua New Guinea, this deeply evocative first novel is both a haunting family saga and a remarkable rendering of a clash of cultures. Dustjacket praise by Stewart O’Nan stating "Like Maugham and Matthiessen, Samantha Gillison gives us characters far from home yet moving deeper into the wilderness of the self." 
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Dear Mr. President, Hudson, Gabe
13 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
14 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 Pleasing Hour, King, Lily
15 King, Lily The Pleasing Hour
New York, New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1999 0871137542 / 9780871137548 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Lily King on the title page! A first novel from the Winner of the 1999 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award (card laid-in). She previously won the Raymond Carver Prize for fiction while a graduate student at Syracuse University. Library Journal says of "The Pleasing Hour" that "In gentle, elegant prose, first novelist King has taken some unusual elements and worked them into a believable, beautifully etched tale of people who, scarred by their past, are now trying to get it right." 
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Sam The Cat, Klam, Matthew
16 Klam, Matthew Sam The Cat
New York, NY Random House 2000 0679457453 / 9780679457459 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Sam the Cat" has been SIGNED by Matthew Klam on the title page. Debut collection of stories from this O. Henry Award Winner who was also named one of twenty best young fiction writers in America by The New Yorker. Susan Minot dustjacket praise saying "The first sentence I read of Matthew Klam's had me riveted." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Sam The Cat, Klam, Matthew
17 Klam, Matthew Sam The Cat
New York, NY Random House 2000 0679457453 / 9780679457459 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Uncorrected Proof (Plain Wraps Signed by Author
This copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof (with proposed cover art bound-in) of "Sam the Cat" has been SIGNED by Matthew Klam on the title page! Debut collection of stories from this O. Henry Award Winner who was also named one of twenty best young fiction writers in America by The New Yorker. Susan Minot dustjacket praise saying "The first sentence I read of Matthew Klam's had me riveted." 
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Sam The Cat, Klam, Matthew
18 Klam, Matthew Sam The Cat
New York, NY Random House 2000 0679457453 / 9780679457459 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Sam the Cat" has been SIGNED by Matthew Klam on the title page! A Review Copy with Publisher's materials, slip and author photo laid-in. Debut collection of stories from this O. Henry Award Winner who was also named one of twenty best young fiction writers in America by The New Yorker. Susan Minot dustjacket praise saying "The first sentence I read of Matthew Klam's had me riveted." 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Notable American Women, Marcus, Ben
19 Marcus, Ben Notable American Women
NY Vintage Contemporaries 2002 First Edition/First Printing Fine Wraps Signed by Author
This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof of a Vintage Trade PBO to be issued in March 2002. From the author of The Age of Wire and String, this copy has been SIGNED by Ben Marcus on the title page. This is a novel of exceptional imagination and craft—an allegory of the power and impotence of modern women. Praise by George Saunders saying that "Ben Marcus is a genius, one of the most daring, funny, morally engaged and brilliant writers, someone whose work truly makes a difference in the world." 
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Notable American Women, Marcus, Ben
20 Marcus, Ben Notable American Women
NY Vintage Contemporaries 2002 0375713786 / 9780375713781 First Edition/First Printing Fine Wraps Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ben Marcus on the title page! This is a Vintage Trade PBO from the author of "The Age of Wire and String". This is a novel of exceptional imagination and craft - an allegory of the power and impotence of modern women. Praise by George Saunders saying that "Ben Marcus is a genius, one of the most daring, funny, morally engaged and brilliant writers, someone whose work truly makes a difference in the world." 
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