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GraceLand: A Novel

By: Abani, Chris

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8953

ISBN: 0374165890

Condition: Fine


This copy of "GraceLand" has been SIGNED by Chris Abani on the title page! A dazzling debut - this gorgeously written, haunting novel is set in Maroka, a sprawling, swampy, crazy and colorful ghetto of Lagos, Nigeria, and unfolds against a backdrop of lush reggae and highlife music, American movies, and a harsh urban existence. Named as Winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Award. This copy signed by the author from his appearance at the University of Pennsylvania. View more info

The New West of Edward Abbey.

By: Abbey, Edward [Ann Ronald].

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Albuquerque: University of New Mexico [1982].: 1982

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 849

Condition: Near Fine


The first book to examine the achievement of this "Western" writer. A must for any serious collector of the works of Ed Abbey. Sticker mark on front boards accounts for the less than Fine grading. View more info

Cactus Country.

By: Abbey, Edward.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY: Time-Life [1973].: 1973

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 848

Condition: Fine


Part of the Ameican Wilderness Series. Text by Ed Abbey and extensively illustrated with color photographs throughout. First edition as indicated by having the hourglas figure on the last page. View more info

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Love is the Crooked Thing

By: Abbott, Lee K.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5175

Condition: Fine


Lee K. Abbott presents, in this book, eleven examples of The Love Story, eleven examples that lay out the limitless variations inherent therein, eleven examples that glint and dazzle with his beady-eyed insights into the aged subjects. Read here eleven extraordinary stories written in the grip of love. View more info

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The Romance Reader

By: Abraham, Pearl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1585

ISBN: 1573220159

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Pearl Abraham! The Jerusalem-born author's debut novel. "The Romance Reader" invites you to enter the Hasidic world as few have ever seen it - through the eyes of a young woman on the brink of womanhood. The New York Times Book Review called it "An assured, smoothly written book, narrated in a muted voice that seems to whisper secrets into the reader's ear.deftly lifts the opaque curtain from the closed Hasidic world." View more info

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Giving Up America

By: Abraham, Pearl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1587

ISBN: 157322121X

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Pearl Abraham! As she did in "The Romance Reader", the author gives an insider's glimpse into Hasidic life, this time through the lens of the secular world. It charts the conflict between the religious and the secular, between Hasidic and Orthodox practices, between being single and being married. View more info

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The Romance Reader

By: Abraham, Pearl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1738

ISBN: 1573220159

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Pearl Abraham! The Jerusalem-born author's debut novel. "The Romance Reader" invites you to enter the Hasidic world as few have ever seen it - through the eyes of a young woman on the brink of womanhood. The New York Times Book Review called it "An assured, smoothly written book, narrated in a muted voice that seems to whisper secrets into the reader's ear.deftly lifts the opaque curtain from the closed Hasidic world." View more info

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Giving Up America

By: Abraham, Pearl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Riverhead: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6508

ISBN: 157322121X

Condition: Fine


As she did in "The Romance Reader", Pearl Abraham gives an insider's glimpse into Hasidic life, this time through the lens of the secular world. It charts the conflict between the religious and the secular, between Hasidic and Orthodox practices, between being single and being married. View more info

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The Blue Between Sky and Water

By: Abulhawa, Susan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Bloomsbury USA: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9012

ISBN: 1632862212

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Blue Between Sky and Water" has been SIGNED by Susan Abulhawa on the title page! This novel explores the legacy of dispossession across continents and generations. With devastatingly clear-eyed vision of political and personal trauma, "The Blue Between Sky and Water" is the story of flawed yet profoundly courageous women, of separation and heartache, endurance and renewal. View more info

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No Longer at Ease

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, UK, Contemporary Fiction: 1962

Edition: Book Club (Contemporay Fiction- UK

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6600

Condition: Fine


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Chinua Achebe on the title page. First published in the UK by Heinemann in 1960 - this is a UK book club edition with Newsletter enclosed which features this title as their Number 1 choice in August 1962. In this, his second novel, he tells the story of Okonkwo’s grandson, Obi, who learns to fit into British colonial society. Raised as a Christian and educated in England, Obi abandons the countryside for a job as a civil servant in Lagos, which was the capital at the time. Cut off from traditional values, he succumbs to greed and in the end is prosecuted f... View more info

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Chinua Achebe

By: Achebe, Chinua [David Carroll]

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1980

Edition: Second Edition (Printed in UK)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6601

ISBN: 0312133863

Condition: Fine


This is a Second Edition of the critical study of Chinua Achebe (SIGNED by Achebe) the most widely known African writer. An earlier version of this study first appeared in 1970 - this second edition represents an updating and reflects significant new writings by Achebe since that time. The introduction to this critical study by David Carroll presents the context in which Achebe writes - the traditional ways of his own Igbo society, and the European contact with Africa. It is the complex interaction of these cultures that forms the central theme of most of his writing. View more info

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Chinua Achebe

By: Achebe, Chinua [David Carroll]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Twayne Publishers, Inc: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7652

Condition: Fine


Chinua Achebe is one of the most impressive of the African novelists writing at the present time. His novels describe with wit and dignity the traditional way of life of a West African people before the coming of the white man.This study, the first extensive discussion of Achebe's novels, examines the various aspects of this confrontation, and also the techniques by which it is articulated. Europe and Africa meet and interact not only in the drama of events, but also in the manner in which Achebe adapts and modifies the English novel for his own, African purposes. View more info

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Out of Egypt: A Memoir

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9052

ISBN: 0374228337

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Out of Egypt" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the half-title page! Set in luxuriant cosmopolitan Alexandria, this richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family from its bold arrival in Egypt at the turn of the century to its defeated exodus three generations later. Aciman describes a spirited clan as they stride across continents, plotting, peddling, marrying, hatching harebrained schemes, amassing and losing fortunes, only to find their Alexandrian dream crumbling in the face of anti-Semitic and anti-Western nationalism. And he shows us a boy wh... View more info

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Dark at the Crossing

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2017

Edition: First Edition/Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8417

ISBN: 97811101947371

Condition: Near Fine +


This copy of "Dark at the Crossing" has been SIGNED by Elliot Ackerman on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! This is a Second Printing Before Publication copy. A Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction. A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Elliot Ackerman, author of the critically acclaimed novel "Green on Blue," is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. Told with compassion and a deft hand, "Dark at the Crossing" is an explorat... View more info

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Green on Blue / Dark at the Crossing / Waiting for Eden/Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $335.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner/Alfred A Knopf: 2015

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8959

ISBN: 1476778558

Condition: Fine


This offer is for "Green on Blue" together with "Dark at the Crossing," "Waiting for Eden" and "Places and Names" -- all have been SIGNED by Elliot Ackerman on their respective title pages (he has also crossed-out his printed name as well on each)! 1) "Green on Blue" (2015 - Scribner) - a gripping, morally complex debut novel about boys caught in an elliptical war, and the sacrifices we make for love. Writing from the Afghan perspective, Elliott Ackerman has broken new ground in the literature of our most recent wars, accomplishing an astounding feat of... View more info

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Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Penguin Press: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9026

ISBN: 0525559965

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Places and Names" has been SIGNED by Elliot Ackerman on the title page! At once an intensely personal story about the terrible lure of combat and a brilliant meditation on the deeper meaning of the past two decades of strife for America, the region, and the world, "Places and Names" bids fair to take its place among our greatest books about modern war. His earlier novel "Dark at the Crossing" was a Finalist for the National Book Award. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he receive... View more info

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The Island of Bicycle Dancers

By: Adachi, Jiro

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4860

ISBN: 0312312458

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jiro Adachi on the title page! This debut is the coming-of-age story of twenty-year-old Yurika Song, a Korean-Japanese woman who comes from Japan to New York City for the summer to work with her Korean relatives and improve her English. Yurika's freinds back home have always joked that she is half-sushi and half-kimchi. But cross-Asian ethnicities turn out to be far less jarring than her introduction to New York City life, especially the world of bicycle messengers and the street culture in which they thrive. View more info

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Nature Day and Night

By: Adams, Richard; Hooper, Max

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamondsworth, Middlesex, England, Kestrel Books: 1978

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7900

ISBN: 072265359X

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy (in illustrated boards with matching dustjacket) of an extraordinary book that brings together a novelist, painter, and scientist. Collaborating with Richard Adams are science writer Max Hooper and artist David A. Goddard. In this book they look at a number of familiar country scenes - including a woodland, a meadow, a mountain stream and a reservoir - and record the changes that occur there through twenty-four hours. David Goddard's paintings give the book a special distinction that will be appreciated by all readers, young and old. View more info

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Gob's Grief

By: Adrian, Chris

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Broadway Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2779

ISBN: 0767902815

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Gob's Grief" has been SIGNED by Chris Adrian on the title page! Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, and other-worldly in its contemplation of obsessive grief and longing. Kirkus Reviews said of it "Filled with delicious surprises [and] brilliantly realized characters.A magnificent debut." View more info

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Dominoes & Other Stories from the Puerto Rican

By: Agueros, Jack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Willimantic, CT, Curbstone Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6948

ISBN: 188068411X

Condition: Fine


The long-awaited debut collection of the fiction of playright and poet Jack Agueros, is a unique window on the untold stories of the lives of Puerto Rican-Americans. These stories coney hard, sometimes brutal, often bittersweet experiences, but throughout, Jack Agueros writes with artistry and unyielding compassion that gloriously affirm quiet moments of grace and triumph in common and ordinary struggles - the real stuff of literature. View more info