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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 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. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories, Anderson, Jessica
2 Anderson, Jessica Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories
NY Viking 1987 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' slip laid-in. Born in Queensland, Australia - this collection of stories is told from the point of view of a young girl growing up in Brisbane. Anderson re-creates the "warm zone" of family life—sibling rivalries and oddly formed alliances, the subtle interplay among mother, father, sisters, and brother as they establish separate identities withinh the family, in school, and in society. "Sydney Stories" delves into the "adult" concerns. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Evening News, Ardizzone, Tony
3 Ardizzone, Tony The Evening News
Athens: University of Georgia [1986]. 1986 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. This is a Review Copy with Slip and Publishers' Material laid-in. Tony Ardizzone writes of the moments in our lives that shine, that burn in the dim expanse of memory with the intensity and vivid light of the evening news. The men and women in these stories tend to arrange their days, order their pasts, plan their futures in the light of such moments, finding epiphanies in the glowing memory of a father's laugh or a mother's rpeated story, in a broken date or a rained-out ball game. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Fire In Beulah, Askew, Rilla
4 Askew, Rilla Fire In Beulah
New York, NY Viking 2001 0670888435 / 9780670888436 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy that has been SIGNED by Rilla Askew on the title page! This is a chronicle of race, greed, and moral choice, set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush. The character's stories unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom opulence, fear, hate, and lynchings that climax in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, during which whites burned the city's prosperous black section to the ground. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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A Place Where The Sea Remembers, Benitez, Sandra
5 Benitez, Sandra A Place Where The Sea Remembers
Minneapolis Coffee House Press 1993 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Sandra Benitez on the title page. Winner of the inaugural Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. This is a Review Copy with Publisher's Press Release and other review papers laid-in. Tim O'Brien has said "a vivid, graceful, tautly constructed wo rk of fiction that succeeds on numerous artistic levels.I'm confident that the reader will feel the emotional grip of a splendid new storyteller." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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House Under Snow , Bialosky, Jill
6 Bialosky, Jill House Under Snow
New York Harcourt, Inc. 2002 0151006857 / 9780151006854 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy (Publishers' Publicity Sheets laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Jill Bialosky on the title page. A debut novel by an acclaimed American poet, "House Under Snow", is a story about family tension and the difficulties mothers and daughters can experience when matters of the heart intrude.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Ch'ing-wen, Cheng Three-Legged Horse
NY Columbia University Press 1999 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
This is a Review Copy (Publisher's Publicity materials laid-in) of the 1999 Kiriyama Fiction Prize winner. Here are twelve moving short stories about Taiwan and its people by one of the island's most popular writers, Vheng Ch'ing-wen. Focusing primarily on village life and the effects of modernization on Taiwan in the postwar years, Cheng is one of the most respected of the island's "nativist" writers, yet this is his first book to be translated into English.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Jungle Wedding, Clark, Joseph
8 Clark, Joseph Jungle Wedding
NY W.W. Norton 1999 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy (Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Joseph Clark on the title page. Debut offering of 13 explosively dramatic stories from this young author. Dustjacket praise by Thom Jones and Jonathan Lethem who says "Clark's mordant satires are brilliantly fresh.A terrific book of stories." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living, Clark, Martin
9 Clark, Martin The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living
NY Knopf 2000 0375407251 / 9780375407253 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy (slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Martin Clark on the title page! The well-received debut novel from this author - who is also a circuit court judge in Virginia. Publishers Weekly called it "An enthralling mix of Southern Gothic excess and legal procedure.A sophisticated legal thriller that is closer to the drug-besotted dadaism of Tom McGuane’s early novels than to John Grishman." Went quickly into multiple printings. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Wedding, Coovadia, Imraan
10 Coovadia, Imraan The Wedding
New York, NY Picador 2001 0312272197 / 9780312272197 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy with Publishers materials laid-in that has been SIGNED and inscribed "Best Wishes" by Imraan Coovadia on the title page! Set in India and South Africa, "The Wedding" is based upon family stories the author heard as a child growing up in Durban. J.M. Coetzee dustjacket praise calls it "A tender love story rendered in prose of dazling comic wizardy." Publishers Weekly calls Coovadia "a talented and promising young novelist." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Corey, Stephen All These Lands You Call One Country: Poems
Columbia, Missouri Univ of Missouri Pr 1992 0826208371 / 9780826208378 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Stephen Corey's poems range from lyrical evocations of mood to an exploration of the emotional, social, and aesthetic reverberations arising from the 1972 vandalism of Michaelangelo's "Pieta." This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' slip laid-in. Some damp-staining to bottom boards.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Flannery O'Connor Award: Selected Stories , East, Charles (Edited By)
12 East, Charles (Edited By) The Flannery O'Connor Award: Selected Stories
Athens University of Georgia Press 1992 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
A tribute to the art of the short story and an anthology of some of today's most exciting writers, this tenth anniversay volume brings together one story from each of the twenty-one winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Including some of the most memorable stories published in this country during the last decade, "The Flannery O'Connor Award" is a showcase for the talent and promise that have brought about a resurgence in the short story, as well as testimony to the vitality of the genre. This is a Review Copy with the slip laid-in.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Sweet Diamond Dust, Ferre, Rosario
13 Ferre, Rosario Sweet Diamond Dust
NY Available Press/Ballantine 1989 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Wraps Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This is a REVIEW COPY (slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Ms. Ferré on the title page. First American Edition and first in English (translation done by Ms. Ferré herself). Her first book, she brings forth a vibrant cast of colorful and often eccentric characters all under the sway of "Maldito Amor". She has taken her place as one of the leading figures in Puerto Rican letters. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories , Garcia, Lionel G.
14 Garcia, Lionel G. The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories
Fort Worth TCU Press 2001 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Near Fine 
Lionel Garcia believes that no one should read a short story and be the same person afterward. The 15 tales in "The Day They Took My Uncle and Otehr Short Stories". They will touch each reader differently, but leave none untouched. This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' Publicity Release laid-in. There are a few small chips/creases to the dustjacket.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Hansen, Joseph A Smile in His Lifetime
New York, NY Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1981 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Review Copy 
An "Advance Copy" sent to Reviewers with publishers card laid-in. A story that is unflinching in its portrayal of how people form and break attachments.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 Heynen, Jim Fishing for Chickens: Short Stories About Rural Youth
New York, New York, U.S.A. Persea Books 2001 0892552646 / 9780892552641 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Review Copy 
This is a Review Copy (Materials enclosed) featuring short stories by Pinckney Benedict, Lewis Nordan, Tony Early and others. Readers will gain an awareness of how important a sense of place is to the growth experience, how it helps define us, and makes us what we are and what we will become, whether our futures are in a metropolis, a suburb, or the countryside.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Clouds in Memphis, Hribal, C. j.
17 Hribal, C. j. The Clouds in Memphis
Amherst University of Massachusetts Press 2000 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
In three novellas and two short stoires, Hribal traces the arcs of of emotion and action that can follow on the heels of calamity. Publishers Weekly [starred review] said "Hribal slides the emotional fabric of America under a literary microscope to reveal the lies, betrayals, and yearnings that connect and divide us all, giving his stories extraordinary power." This is a Review Copy with slip laid-in. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Inflating a Dog, Kraft, Eric
18 Kraft, Eric Inflating a Dog
New York, NY Picador USA 2002 0312288042 / 9780312288044 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy (Publishers' materials laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Eric Kraft on the title page. As witty as he is profound, Kraft spins a tale of adolescent desire and broken dreams, clamboats and sidecar cocktails, proving that he is a master of both the sublime and the ridiculous. The latest installment in his Peter Leroy series, "Inflating a Dog" combines genres, crosses generations, blurs the distinction between author and character, illusion and reality, and shows that truth is stranger than fiction after all. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Drink Before The War, Lehane, Dennis
19 Lehane, Dennis A Drink Before The War
New York, New York Harcourt Brace & Company 1994 015100093X / 9780151000937 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a REVIEW COPY (Publishers' materials, letter and slip laid-in) of the author's debut and Winner of the Shamus Award that has been SIGNED by Dennis Lehane on the title page! Introduces us to Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Dennis Lehane's remarkable debut is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of our world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love. James W. Hall said "What a first novel! Smart, hip, and moving. Dennis Lehane has the savvy and heads-up irony of Robert Crais combined with the lyricism and insight of a young James Lee Burke". 
Price: 250.00 USD
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A Conspiracy of Paper, Liss, David
20 Liss, David A Conspiracy of Paper
NY Random House 2000 0375502920 / 9780375502927 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' publicity sheet, review slip and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED and DATED 2/18/2000 by David Liss on the title page. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A well-researched and highly entertaining historical mystery debut.". Arthur Golden said of it "David Liss has woven a tale of eighteenth-century finance, murder, and religion that is a remarkable debut and a thoroughly satisfying novel." 
Price: 55.00 USD
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