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The Chatham School Affair , Cook, Thomas H.
1 Cook, Thomas H. The Chatham School Affair
New York Bantam 1996 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1997 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. On a summer morning in 1926, a younf woman alights from a bus in a Cape Cod village and embarks on an odyssey she cannot foresee. Chatham is a tiny seacoast town, boasting a main street with a few shops, a white-spired church, and Chatham School, an elite boys' academy deicated to turning boisterous or insolent boys from good families into dutiful, moral young men.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Caveman's Valentine, Green, George Dawes
2 Green, George Dawes The Caveman's Valentine
New York, New York Warner Books 1994 0446517224 / 9780446517225 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "The Caveman's Valentine" has been SIGNED by George Dawes Green on the title page! There has never been a hero quite like Romulus Ledbetter, a Juilliard-trained pianist who makes his home in a cave in New York's Innwood Park. And there has never been a novel quite like "The Caveman's Valentine", a rich, idiosyncratic achievement that is by turns suspenseful, deeply moving, and hilarious. Winner of an Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Released as a major film in 2001 starring Samule L. Jackson in the role of Romulus Ledbetter! 
Price: 65.00 USD
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A Grave Talent: A Novel (A Kate Martinelli Mystery), King, Laurie R.
3 King, Laurie R. A Grave Talent: A Novel (A Kate Martinelli Mystery)
New York, NY St. Martin's Press 1993 0312088043 / 9780312088040 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "A Grave Talent" has been SIGNED by Laurie R. King on the title page! A beautiful first state copy with the Hebrew Inscription on the dedication page being inverted. This dazzling first novel begins, as many other do, with a pair of big-city detectives investigating a crime. Very quickly it reveals itself to be a great deal more. It introduces us to Casey Martinelli, a young woman officer just promoted to Homicide. "A Grave Talent" received the 1994 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and a 1995 John Creasey Memorial Award. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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A Conspiracy of Paper, Liss, David
4 Liss, David A Conspiracy of Paper
NY Random House 2000 0375502920 / 9780375502927 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED 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: 40.00 USD
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A Conspiracy of Paper, Liss, David
5 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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The Sympathizer, Nguyen, Viet Thanh
6 Nguyen, Viet Thanh The Sympathizer
New York, New York Grove Press 2015 0802123457 / 9780802123459 First Editions/First Printings Hard Cover/Softcover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This set of "The Sympathizer" has both copies SIGNED by Viet Thanh Nguyen on the title pages! Includes the hardcover first edition and the softcover Advance Reading Copy of this 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winning Book! A profound, startling, and beautifully written debut, "The Sympathizer" is a Vietnam War novel unlike any other. The narrator, one of the most arresting of recent fiction, is a man of two minds and divided loyalties, a half-French half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent living in America after the end of the war. A gripping spy novel, a moving story of love and friendship, and a layered portrayal of a young man drawn into extreme politics, "The Sympathizer" examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. "The Sympathizer" was also announced as Winner of the Edgar Award - the best first novel prize in the US's top awards for crime fiction! 
Price: 650.00 USD
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The Sympathizer, Nguyen, Viet Thanh
7 Nguyen, Viet Thanh The Sympathizer
New York, New York Grove Press 2015 0802123457 / 9780802123459 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
This is a beautiful Advance Reading Copy/Uncorrected Proof of "The Sympathizer" announced as Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This copy (deemed scarce) has also been SIGNED by Viet Thanh Nguyen on the title page! A profound, startling, and beautifully written debut, "The Sympathizer" is a Vietnam War novel unlike any other. The narrator, one of the most arresting of recent fiction, is a man of two minds and divided loyalties, a half-French half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent living in America after the end of the war. A gripping spy novel, a moving story of love and friendship, and a layered portrayal of a young man drawn into extreme politics, "The Sympathizer" examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. "The Sympathizer" was also announced as Winner of the Edgar Award - the best first novel prize in the US's top awards for crime fiction! Small "push" to the bottom edge spine but otherwise an exceptional copy of an exceedingly scarce state of this Pulitzer Prize winning work! 
Price: 450.00 USD
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The Sympathizer, Nguyen, Viet Thanh
8 Nguyen, Viet Thanh The Sympathizer
New York, New York Grove Press 2015 0802123457 / 9780802123459 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This beautiful copy of "The Sympathizer" has been SIGNED by Viet Thanh Nguyen on the title page! Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A profound, startling, and beautifully written debut, "The Sympathizer" is a Vietnam War novel unlike any other. The narrator, one of the most arresting of recent fiction, is a man of two minds and divided loyalties, a half-French half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent living in America after the end of the war. A gripping spy novel, a moving story of love and friendship, and a layered portrayal of a young man drawn into extreme politics, "The Sympathizer" examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. "The Sympathizer" was also announced as Winner of the Edgar Award - the best first novel prize in the US's top awards for crime fiction! 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Sympathizer/Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War/The Refugees, Nguyen, Viet Thanh
9 Nguyen, Viet Thanh The Sympathizer/Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War/The Refugees
New York, NY/Cambridge, MA Grove Press/Harvard University Press 2015 0802123457 / 9780802123459 First Editions/First Printings Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This set of "The Sympathizer/Nothing Ever Dies/The Refugees" have all been SIGNED by Viet Thanh Nguyen on their title pages! Sold here as a set. 1) "The Sympathizer" (2015) - Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A profound, startling, and beautifully written debut, "The Sympathizer" is a Vietnam War novel unlike any other. The narrator, one of the most arresting of recent fiction, is a man of two minds and divided loyalties, a half-French half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent living in America after the end of the war. A gripping spy novel, a moving story of love and friendship, and a layered portrayal of a young man drawn into extreme politics, "The Sympathizer" examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. "The Sympathizer" was also announced as Winner of the Edgar Award - the best first novel prize in the US's top awards for crime fiction! 2) "Nothing Ever Dies" (2016) - The author considers this work as a "bookend" with "The Sympathizer." All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. This is a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War - a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both nations. A Finalist for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2016. 3) "The Refugees" (2017) - a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years. In these powerful stories set in both Vietnam and America, Nguyen paints a vivid portrait of the experience of people leading lives between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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