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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: $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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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

Call Me By Your Name

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $950.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux: 2007

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9239

ISBN: 0374299218

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "Call Me by Your Name" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the title page! Scarce in a First Printing. The story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between and adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration, and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in Andre Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human... View more info

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Out of Egypt: A Memoir

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $165.00

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 ... View more info

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Alibis

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux: 2011

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9211

ISBN: 0374102759

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Alibis" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the title page! Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, Andre Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memories evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities such as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York; to life secrets unearthed from an ordinary street corner, "Alibis" reminds the reader that Aciman is is a master of the personal essay. This copy signed from his appearance ... View more info

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Find Me

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9212

ISBN: 0374155011

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Find Me" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the title page! "Find Me" follows upon the author's "Call Me by Your Name." Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. "Find Me" brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our great contemporary romances to exlore whether, in fact, true love lives on. Signed by Aciman from his appearance at the Free Libray of Philadelphia on December 3, 2019. View more info

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False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9213

ISBN: 0374299781

Condition: Fine


This copy of "False Papers" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the title page! Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, Andre Aciman has written a witty, rueful, surprising series of linked essays on the subject of loss. These pieces move from his forced departure from Alexandria, through his brief boyhood stay in Europe and his college years in the United States, and finally to the home he's made on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Signed following his appearance at the Free Libray of Philadelphia on December 3, 2019. View more info

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Eight White Nights

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux: 2010

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9214

ISBN: 0374228426

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Eight White Nights" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the title page! An unforgettable journey through that enchanted terrain where passion, fear, and the sheer craving for love and to show love can alter who we are. A follow-up to his acclaimed first novel "Call Me by Your Name." This copy signed by Andre Aciman from his appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia on December 3, 2019. View more info

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Harvard Square

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, New York, W.W. Norton and Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9215

ISBN: 039308860X

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Harvard Square" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the title page! Here, in his third and most ambitious novel, Aciman delivers an elegant and powerful tale of the wages of assimilation--a moving story of an immigrant's remembered youth and the nearly forgotten costs and sacrifices of becoming an American. "Harvard Square" is a sexually charged and deeply American novel of identity and aspiration at odds. Signed by Aciman from his appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia on December 3, 2019. View more info

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Enigma Variations

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9218

ISBN: 0374148430

Condition: Fine


This copy of Enigma Variations" has been SIGNED by Andre Aciman on the title page! In "Enigma Variations," Aciman maps the most inscrutable corners of passion, proving to be an unsparing reader of the human psyche and a master stylist. With language at once lyrical, bare-knuckled, and unabashedly candid, he casts a sensuous, shimmering light over each facet of desire to probe how we ache, want, and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of those who may want to offer only what we crave from them. View more info