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Big Bank Take Little Bank: New Cafe Poets, No.1

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $250.00  $225.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Nuyorican Poets Cafe: 1991

Edition: First Edition/Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7563

ISBN: 0962784273

Condition: Fine


This copy of the talented author's first book - a collection of poetry - has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! While it is a second printing, this is a scarce work (more so signed) from this talented author. Published by the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. Praise by Allen Ginsberg who calls it "humorous, incisive, Americanist." The Village Voice says of it "Paul Beatty's a poet for us kids who grew up on Saturday morning cartoons, video games, ... View more info

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Mother Rocket: Stories

By: Ciresi, Rita

Price: $22.00  $19.80

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7082

ISBN: 0820315087

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. "Mother Rocket" is a collection of seven stories peopled with characters who walk the fault line between assured self-knowledge and dangerous self-deception. Whether facing new beginnings or some sort of ending, the characters in these imaginative and intense stories manage to keep their spirits, dreams, and humor miraculously intact despite the reverberations of experience. View more info

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Silent Retreats: Stories by Philip F. Deaver

By: Deaver, Philip F.

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7094

ISBN: 0820309818

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Caught in the muddle of modern life, their eyes frozen in a gaze at the middle distance, the characters in "Silent Retreats" search, down roads well-paved by custom or dotted with the absurd, for a means of escape, of refuge, of diversion. View more info

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My Adopted Family

By: Dorin, Lenora

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Vantage Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7521

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Lenora Dorin on the title page! In "My Adopted Family," Lenora Dorin tells of the family she has helped, in the true spirit of love. In 1963, Lenora Dorin took a part-time job working for Mrs. Clara Brady. Mrs Brady's husband, Fred, was an invalid. Mrs. Brady had the responsibility of supporting him and their two daughters, Evelyn and Carol. Then, unexpectedly, Mrs. Brady herself was taken ill. She passed on. Caring for the family, L... View more info

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Rough Translations

By: Giles, Molly

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, University of Georgia Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7083

ISBN: 0820307440

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Molly Giles writes of the missed connections in life amd the rough translations that we employ when we try to convey, through words and gestures, what we are thinling and what we want from our loved ones. Crease to inside of front jacket accounts for the grading of "near fine." View more info

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The Quarry: Stories by Harvey Grossinger

By: Grossinger, Harvey

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7081

ISBN: 0820318965

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. At the heart of this collection of five short stories and the title novella is the powerful interconnection between parents and children, nostalgia and memory, and the collective emotional intimacies and transactions that configure human behavior. View more info

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The Consequences of Desire

By: Hathaway, Dennis

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7076

ISBN: 0820314757

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The stories collected in "The Consequences of Desire" describe a modern urban society in its extraordinary complexity, its often apparent absence of fixed values, and its resistence to easy understanding. Set mainly in California, these stories portray a world where dreams come into conflict with reality, where perception fills the spave between truth and fiction, logic and emotion, fantasy and disaster. View more info

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Our House in the Last World

By: Hijuelos, Oscar

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Persea Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6912

ISBN: 0892550694

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning author's first book has been warmly inscribed and SIGNED by Hijuelos on the half-title page. The inscription reads: "For Brad with affection - Oscar Hijuelos." It was a rare delight to come upon a first novel that shows a fine technical mastery and also succeeds in penetrating the surface of things to reveal the disorderly, often troubling, inner life of its characters. "Our House in the Last World" was just such a ... View more info

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Break Any Woman Down: Stories

By: Johnson, Dana

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7085

ISBN: 0820323152

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. In "Break Any Woman Down," Dana Johnson explores race, identity, and alienation with unflinching honesty and vibrant language. Hip and seductive, her stories often feature women discovering their identities through sexual and emotional intimacy with the men in their lives. View more info

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The Nature of Longing: Stories

By: Miller, Alyce

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7080

ISBN: 0820316741

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The eight stories in "The Nature of Longing" move beyond conventional boundaries of race and gender to explore the universal desire to belong. Avoiding easy answers, Alyce Miller probes the overlapping worlds of blacks, whites, gays, and straights, all caught in the ordinary human struggle to connect with parents, spouses, lovers, friends, and children. View more info

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Source of Trouble: Stories

By: Monroe, Debra

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7086

ISBN: 0820312460

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. "The Source of Trouble" is a collection of ten stories about love, sex, and marriage in a world where happiness is half-heartache, dreams dwindle to disaster, and infidelity becomes just another way to extend the family. View more info

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Stories in Another Language

By: Murphy, Yannick

Price: $15.00  $13.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7092

ISBN: 0394557077

Condition: Fine


To be sure, the seventeen stories that make up this startling debut are not always easy for us to behold, for Yannick Murphy is never reluctant to render her vision as it occurs to her - and what occurs to her is a version of youth too terrifyingly familiar to us all, so reminiscent is it of the overwrought childhoods we do out utmost not to remember. Here is a literary artist who restores to us the lost history of what it was to be a child. Here, too, is a young writer ... View more info

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The Invention of Flight

By: Neville, Susan

Price: $22.00  $19.80

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7079

ISBN: 0820307068

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Susan Neville combines a sift for language with a subtle eye and a fine instinct for character. All of the stories in this unusual first collectionstick in the reader's mind long after he has read them View more info

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Winter Money: Stories

By: Plattner, Andy

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7088

ISBN: 0820319589

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The ten stories in "Winter Money" are set in rural Kentucky and West Virginia, in dim horse racing and river towns. The men in Andy Plattner's stories are tough and uncertain, the women independent and disappointed, but they are strong-willed and high-spirited, always believing there's a better life, just over the horizon, after the next race. View more info

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Eyesores: Stories

By: Shade, Eric

Price: $22.00  $19.80

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7089

ISBN: 0820324329

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. These eleven interrelated storie follow strands of hope and nostalgia that bind together, or fence off, the people of Windfall. Eric Shade's fictional western Pennsylvania community is a place we all know: a town bypassed by the interstate, its rail line clogged with coal cars that haven't moved an inch in years. View more info

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An Obedient Father

By: Sharma, Akhil

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7012

ISBN: 0374105014

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Akhil Sharma on the title page! Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award. Named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His debut work - he had been selected by The Voice Literary Supplement for its Year 2000 Writers on the Verge Award. Bapsi Sidhwa dustjacket praise stating that "An original voice imbues this dark tale with delicious irony. Akhil Sharma's writing has astonishing range and power." View more info

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Close-Ups

By: Thompson, Sandra

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7075

ISBN: 0820306835

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. In this exciting first collection of sroies, Sandra Thompson takes us inside the lives of women struggling to find their place among lovers, husbands, and ex-husbands, mothers, and children in relationships where old rules do not apply and new rules have not been set. View more info

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The Bridges of Madison County

By: Waller, Robert James

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Warner Books, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7213

ISBN: 044651652X

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of the correct first edition with the $14.95 price and statement "First Printing: April 1992" and complete number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. The story of Robert Kincaid, a world-class photographer, and Francesca Johnson, an Iowa farm wife. A highly successful film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep followed. View more info

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From the Bottom Up

By: Wilson, Leigh Allison

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7087

ISBN: 0820306479

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. This prize-winning collection introduces a writer whose stories command the reader to sit up and take notice. Leigh Allison Wilson is, as one of her narrators says of the country music lover. "an inveterate truth seeker who, deep down, believes that every word is at best a pack of decent lies and at worst a matter of opinion. "From the Bottom Up" by Leigh Allison Wilson and "Evening Out" by Da... View more info

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The People I Know

By: Zafris, Nancy

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7074

ISBN: 0820311928

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. This is a Review Copy. "The People I Know" is a collection of nine stories, told by characters who hover at the edge of life. Whether it's Lorne, perched on a sofa as a wedding party swirls around him, or the elderly Mrs. R of "Morning at the Beach," imagining a career in crime as she sits on the front porch of a Miami Hotel, these are people oddly accustomed to the sidelines of their worlds. View more info