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Out of Egypt: A Memoir

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $175.00  $157.50

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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Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

By: Ackerman, Elliot

Price: $75.00  $67.50

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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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

By: Alda, Alan

Price: $45.00  $40.50

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9115

ISBN: 1400064090

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed" has been SIGNED by Alan Alda on a pasted in bookplate! Not a memoir of show-business ups and downs. It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow. It is a story of turning points in Alda's life, events that would make him what he is--if only he could survive them. Dust jacket price-clipped. View more info

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Two or Three Things I Know For Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 598

ISBN: 0525939210

Condition: Fine


This is the Uncorrected Proof copy that has been SIGNED by Dorothy Allison on the title page! A small but powerful book, this memoir takes a probing look at the author's family history. View more info

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Two or Three Thing's I Know for Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8

ISBN: 0525939210

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Dorothy Allison on the title page! A small but powerful book, "Two or Three Thing's I Know for Sure" takes a probing look at her family's history to give us a lyrical, complex memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next. View more info

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The Women

By: Als, Hilton

Price: $135.00  $121.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8720

ISBN: 0374292051

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Women" has been SIGNED by Hilton Als on the title page! Daring, fiercely original, and brilliant, "The Women" is at once a memoir, a psychological study, a sociopolitical manifesto, and in incisiveadventure in literary criticism. It is conceived as a series of portraits analyzing the role that sexual and racial identity played in the lives and work of the writer's subjects. View more info

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Limbo: A Memoir

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3967

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by A. Manette Ansay on the title page! Thirteen years and five books later, still without a firm diagnosis or prognosis, Ansay reflects in the ways in which the unraveling of one life can plant the seeds of another, and considers how her own physical limbo has challenged - in ways not necessarily bad - her most fundamental asumptions about life and faith. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A graceful, wonderfully written memoir." View more info

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Growing Up Simple--In Texas: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950s

By: Arnold, George

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U.S.A., Eakin Pr: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5330

ISBN: 1571686878

Condition: Fine


This copy has been Inscribed "To Dan Rather - Fellow Texan and simple in-betweener. Let's not ever grow up!" and has been SIGNED by George Arnold and dated August '02. A fun and funny half-generation of Texans, born between 1939 and 1947, grew up in the placed, black-and-white world of the 1950s - a simple time when kids could roam about unharmed and be free from virtually any danger except the ever-present threat of polio. View more info

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Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir

By: Banville, John

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9094

ISBN: 1524732834

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir" has been SIGNED (in his precise hand) by John Banville on the title page! Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, John Banville saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child. Now, in an evocative, witty, clear-eyed "quasi-memoir," he guides us around the city, delighting in its high and low cultural, architectural, political and social histories, and interweaving the memories that are attached to particular places and moments and people. View more info

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A Fine Romance

By: Bergen, Candice

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8037

ISBN: 0684808277

Condition: Fine


This copy of "A Fine Romance" has been SIGNED by Candice Bergen on a pasted-in bookplate on the facing page! In her deeply personal memoir, Hollywood star Candice Bergen takes you inside her life's big events: her first marriage at age thirty-four to famous French director Louis Malle; her overpowering love for her daughter, Chloe; the unleashing of her inner comic with "Murphy Brown;" her trauma over Malle's death; her joy at finding new love; and her pride at watching Chloe blossom. View more info

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You Belong in a Zoo!: Tales from a Lifetime Spent with Cobras, Crocs, and Other Creatures

By: Brazaitis, Peter

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Villard: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8679

ISBN: 1400060125

Condition: Fine


This copy of "You Belong in a Zoo!" has been SIGNED "Best Wishes, Peter Brazaitis on the title page! A memoir of one man's career working with exotic reptiles and other animals. Enlightening, funny , and often outrageous, "You Belong in a Zoo!" is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at zoos, animal people, and some of nature's most extraordinary creatures. a few creases to the inside jacket flap account for the "near fine"grading. View more info

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Forty Acres and a Goat: A Memoir

By: Campbell, Will D.

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Atlanta, GA, Peachtree Publishers Ltd: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7640

ISBN: 0931948975

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Forty Acres And a Goat" has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Will Campbell - he has also dated it "Fall '86" in the year of publication. Twenty-five years ago, the United States was enmeshed in one of the most perilous periods of its history - the civil rights movement and political unrest seethed at home while a controversial was raged abroad. Looking back on that turbulent time, Will Campbell has produced a remarkable modern parable. Like all goof remembrances, "Forty Acres and a Goat" is a seamless web of literal and figurative recounting, of truth and alle... View more info

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The Last Camel : True Stories of Somalia

By: D'Haem, Jeanne

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ, Red Sea Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5345

ISBN: 1569020418

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jeanne D'Haem on the half-title page. This is the simultaneous paperback issue of a collection of stories about the people who live in a little village in Northern Somalia. The author was a Peace Corps volunteer in Somalia in 1968. From the Epilogue - "In January 1989, government soldiers, under the direction of Siad Barre, the military dictator, swept through the Northern Region of Somalia. They blew up all of the buildings in Arabsiyo, poisoned the wells, destroyed the orchards, and killed many of the inhabitants. They buried land mines throughout the area. L... View more info

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Saving Charlotte

By: de Jong, Pia

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9156

ISBN: 0393609154

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Saving Charlotte" has been SIGNED by Pia de Jong o the half-title page! On a still summer night in a seventeenth-century canal house in Amsterdam’s old quarter, Pia de Jong gives birth to a delicate, bright-eyed baby girl with a riddle on her back?a pale blue spot that soon multiplies. In a bare, air-conditioned hospital room, a doctor reveals the devastating answer: it is a rare and deadly form of leukemia, often treated with chemotherapy, a cure nearly as dangerous to a newborn as the disease itself. Pia and her husband Robbert make an intuitive decision. They do not subject... View more info

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Heaven's Coast: A Memoir

By: Doty, Mark

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8043

ISBN: 006017210x

Condition: Near Fine


This copy of "Heaven's Coast: A Memoir" has been SIGNED by Mark Doty on the title page! In "Heaven's Coast" - part memoir, part journal, part elegy for a life of rare communion and beauty - Mark Doty evinces the same stunning honesty, resplendent descriptive power, narrative assuredness, and rapt attention to the physical landscape that has won his poetry such attention and acclaim. The result is a poignant limning of the difficult accommodations and adjustments Doty and his partner must make as they realize the trajectory of their imagined life together may be dramatically cu... View more info

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Firebird: A Memoir

By: Doty, Mark

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8346

ISBN: 0060193743

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Firebird: A Memoir" has been SIGNED by Mark Doty on the title page! Through five volumes of poetry and his award-winning memoir, "Heaven's Coast," Mark Doty has produced one of the most important bodies of work in contemporary literature. In this powerful new autobiography, "Firebird," Doty tells the story of a ten-year-old in a top hat, cane, and red chiffon scarf, interrupted while belting out Judy Garland's "get Happy" by his alarmed mother at the bedroom door, exclaiming, "Son, you're a boy!" View more info

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Townie

By: Dubus, Andre III

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2011

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8776

ISBN: 0393064662

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Townie" has been SIGNED by Andre Dubus III on the title page! The clash of worlds between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of "townies" and the ambitions of well fed students debating books and ideas, couldn't have been more stark or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by finally putting pen to paper himself did young Andre come into his own, discovering the power of empathy in channeling the stories of others--and ultimately bridging the rift between his father and himself. View more info

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Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Washington, DC, U.S.A., National Geographic Society: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7964

ISBN: 0792257197

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Louise Erdrich on the title page. A lovely and meditative account of a trip through the lakes and islands of southern Ontario with her new baby and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader and guide. At once an affirmation of a rich, resonant Native American past and a clear-eyed, open-hearted vision of a different and wider world, 'Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country' is an irresistible self-portrait of a writer who speaks from America's heart. View more info

Between Them: Remembering My Parents

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Eccc/Harper Collins: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8558

ISBN: 0062661884

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Between Them: Remembering My Parents" has been SIGNED and Dated May 2, 2017 (Publication Date) by Richard Ford on the title page! From his appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia. From American master Richard Ford, a memoir -- his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love. View more info

The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History

By: Franzen, Jonathan

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8645

ISBN: 0374299196

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This copy of "The Discomfort Zone" has been SIGNED by Jonathan Franzen on the title page! "The Discomfort Zone" is Franzen's intimate memoir of growing up. His personal history of a Midwestern youth and a New York adulthood is warmed by the same blend of comic scrutiny and affection that characterizes his fiction, the result is an arresting portrait of a unique American heart and mind. View more info