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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7792

ISBN: 0375504443

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Double Fold" has been SIGNED by Nicholson Baker on the title page! Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this passionately argued book the author explains the marketing of the brittle-paper crisis and the real motives behind it. Pleading the case for saving our newspapers and books so that they can continue to be read in their original forms, he tells how and why our greatest research libraries betrayed the public's trust by selling off or pulping irreplaceable collections. "Double Fold," the author's first full-length non-fiction in a decade, is a... View more info

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The Sellout

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $950.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8348

ISBN: 0374260508

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Sellout" has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! "The Sellout" showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and an appeal of a race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, it challenges the sacred tenets of the U.S Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality - the Black Chinese restaurant. A powerful novel of vital import, "The Sellout" is an outrageous and outrageously entertaining indictment of our time... View more info

Women In Their Beds

By: Berriault, Gina

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Counterpoint Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 59

Condition: Fine


Nine new stories are included in this collection of thirty-five. All are such models of economy that they seem almost telepathic. She was a completely modern writer, blessed with an exquisite sense of the potency of words and the ability to create moments of empathy that are both disturbing and mysteriously amusing. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pen/Faulkner Award, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. View more info

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Being Dead

By: Crace, Jim

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, UK, Viking: 1999

Edition: First U.K. Edition (true first)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6632

ISBN: 0670856983

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jim Crace on the title page! The prize-winning author was most recently awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for best fiction for "Being Dead". The book chronicles the bludgeonings of Joseph and Celice, two professors of zoology, in backward-running time and often from the perspectives of beetles, gulls, crabs and flies. Woven from intermingling narratives, the novel’s different strands first track the dead couple’s decomposition and then recount the day of their death and follow the progress of their initial meeting on the same dunes, while... View more info

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Harvest

By: Crace, Jim

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 2013

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7660

ISBN: 0385520778

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Harvest" has been SIGNED by Jim Crace on the title page! Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the 20th annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In effortless and tender prose, Jim Crace details the unraveling of a pastoral idyll in the wake of economic progress. His tale is timeless and unsettling, framed by a beautifully evoked world that will linger in your memory long after you finish reading. View more info

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The Inheritance of Loss: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)

By: Desai, Kiran

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9105

ISBN: 0871139294

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "The Inheritance of Loss" has been SIGNED by Kiran Desai on the title page! The "true" first edition which was published in the US first. Winner of the Man Booker Prize this majestic novel of a busy, grasping time -- every moment holding out the possibility of hope or betrayal -- illuminates the consequences of colonialism and global conflicts of religion, race, and nationalism. View more info

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wilde

By: Diaz, Junot

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8579

ISBN: 1594489580

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" has been SIGNED by Junot Diaz on the title page! Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A true literary triumph, this novel confirms Junot Diaz as one of the best and most exciting writers of our time. This copy is with the first-state dustjacket - includes the Walter Mosley blurb. View more info

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The March: A Novel

By: Doctorow, E. L.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8543

ISBN: 0375506713

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The March" has been SIGNED by E. L. Doctorow on the title page! He has also dated it 12/14/05. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Almost hypnotic in its narrative drive, "The March" stunningly renders the countless lives swept up in the violence of a country at war with itself. The great march in E. L. Docotorow's hands becomes something more--a floating world, a nomadic consciousness, and an unforgettable reading experience with awesome relevance to our own times. View more info

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

By: Egan, Jennifer

Price: $165.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2010

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7641

ISBN: 0307592839

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of "A Visit From the Goon Squad" which has been INSCRIBED/DATED (8/6/10) and SIGNED by Jennifer Egan on the title page! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. These interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. This is about a book about the interplay of time and music, about survival, about the stirrings and transformations set inexorably in motion by even the most passing conjunction of our fates. View more info

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LaRose

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper Collins: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8545

ISBN: 0062277022

Condition: Fine


This copy of "LaRose" has been SIGNED by Louise Erdrich on the title page! Not to be confused with the "signed" copies issued under different ISBN's for B&N and BAM. Inspiring and affecting, "LaRose" is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America's literary masters. Named as Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. View more info

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The Known World

By: Jones, Edward P.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Amistad: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5380

ISBN: 0060557540

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Known World" has been SIGNED by Edward P. Jones on the title page! WINNER of the National Book Critics' Circle Award and now the Pulitzer Prize. An ambitious, luminously written novel that ranges seamlessly between the past and future and back again to the present, "The Known World" weaves together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, whites, and Indians—and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of slavery. Peter Matthiessen dustjacket praise calling it "An immensely moving novel tha... View more info

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All the Pretty Horses/The Crossing/Cities of the Plain

By: McCarthy, Cormac

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1992

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Seller ID: 8998

ISBN: 0394574745

Condition: Fine


This listing is for a complete set of Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy which includes First Edition/First Printing copies of "All the Pretty Horses," "The Crossing," and "Cities of the Plain." All are "Fine/Fine" excepting for a minor crease to the dustjacket corner on the inside flap of "All the Pretty Horses." 1) "All the Pretty Horses" (1992) - The first volume of the Border Trilogy won the 1992 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It's a story about childhood passing, along with innocence and an America... View more info

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Lila

By: Robinson, Marilynne

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7903

ISBN: 0374187614

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy has been INSCRIBED/SIGNED by Marilynne Robinson on the title page! Named as a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. She was the Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for 2014. The third book in the author's trilogy comprising "Gilead," "Home," and now "Lila." Here she returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of her Pulitzer Prize-winning "Gilead" and "Home," a National Book Award finalis... View more info

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Lila

By: Robinson, Marilynne

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8271

ISBN: 0374187614

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "Lila" has been SIGNED by Marilynne Robinson on the title page! Named as a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. She was the Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for 2014. The third book in the author's trilogy comprising "Gilead," "Home," and now "Lila." Here she returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of her Pulitzer Prize-winning "Gilead" and "Home," a National Book Award... View more info

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Gilead/Home/Lila

By: Robinson, Marilynne

Price: $400.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8538

Condition: Fine


These three books (as a set) comprise Marilynne Robinson's Trilogy: "Gilead" [2004], "Home" [2008] and "Lila" [2014]. All have been SIGNED by Marilynne Robinson on the title page! "Gilead" won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. "Home" was a Finalist for the National Book Award and "Lila" was also a National Book Award Finalist for 2014. All by the highly acclaimed author which revolve around the town of Gilead. We are inspired by the luminous, tender voice of John Ames in "Gilead;" Glory Broughton in "Home;" and Lila in "Lila." All "Fine/Fine" condition. View more info

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Gilead: A Novel

By: Robinson, Marilynne

Price: $250.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8540

ISBN: 0374153892

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "Gilead" has been SIGNED by Marilynne Robinson on the title page! Winner of the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The New York Times Book Review says "'Gilead' is a beautiful work - demanding, grave and lucid... Robinson's words have a spiritual force that's very rare in contemporary fiction." "Gilead" is the long hoped for second novel by one of our finest writers, a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from w... View more info

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Improvement

By: Silber, Joan

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Counterpoint Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8907

ISBN: 161902960X

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "Improvement" has been SIGNED by Joan Silber on the title page! A bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in New York, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them. Winner of the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. She is the Recipient of the 2018 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. View more info

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A Thousand Acres

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9031

ISBN: 0394577736

Condition: Fine


This copy of "A Thousand Acres" has been boldly SIGNED by Jane Smiley on the title page! The acclaimed author's Pulitzer Prize Winning novel. Jane Smiley takes us into the world of a thriving Iowa farm: one thousand acres - unencumbered, unmortgaged - of the richest, flattest, most arable land on earth. The forces that bound Lear and his daughters reverberate beneath the surface of Jane Smiley's extraordinary novel. View more info