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Hornito

By: Albo, Mike

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6229

ISBN: 0688174361

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain wraps of the author's well-received debut has been SIGNED by Mike Albo on the title page! "Hornito" is brutally, searingly honest, but it is also the work of a unihibited comic. The author offers a stripped portrait of the young gay man in all his interior complexity, a tale at once wholly compelling and utterly naked. It's desperate. But there's hope. And it's also violently funny. View more info

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Two or Three Things I Know For Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $35.00

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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Cavedweller

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4683

ISBN: 0525941673

Condition: Fine


This Advance Reading Copy has been SIGNED by Dorothy Allison on the title page! Critically acclaimed author's story of Delia Byrd's return to Cayro, Georgia, where, for the first time in years, she knows what she wants—the two daughters she left behind a lifetime ago. Told in the incantatory and unforgettable voice of one of America's most eloquent storytellers—"Cavedweller" is a sweeping novel of the human spirit; the lost and hidden recesses of the heart; and the place where violence and what redeems it intersects. View more info

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In The Time of Butterflies

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6266

Condition: Fine


Fine/Uncorrected Proof in Wrappers that has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page! This presentation set of folded and gathered sheets of Julia Alvarez's "In The Time of Butterflies" has been prepared for the friends of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Here the author takes a daring imaginative leap forward tell a Latin American story based on actual events that led to the deaths of three courageous sisters from Trujillo's Dominican Republic. View more info

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Elect Mr. Robinson For A Better World

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3384

ISBN: 0670851396

Condition: Fine


This copy boldly SIGNED on the title page by Donald Antrim! A beautiful copy of the "Unrevised and Unpublished Proofs" in cream colored wrappers. The talented author's debut - a novel that has led to his being named by The New Yorker as one of 20 writers for the 21st century. Patrick McGrath has called it ".a glorious piece of gallows humor. It’s a mordant, morbid suburban gothic about the primative animal seething and roaring just beneath the social skin." View more info

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Strange Business

By: Askew, Rilla

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4797

ISBN: 0670842591

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain wraps that has been SIGNED by Rilla Askew on the title page! The author’s debut, a work of fiction comprised of eleven dovetailed stories that chronicle twenty-five years of memory and experience in fictitious Cedar, Oklahoma. Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award. Very slight sticker "shadow" on the front. View more info

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An Invisible Sign of My Own

By: Bender, Aimee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2394

ISBN: 0385492235

Condition: Fine


The author’s debut novel which has been SIGNED by Aimee Bender on the title page. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reading Copy. Her first book, The Girl In the Flammable Skirt had proven to be a stunning debut collection of stories. View more info

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Like Normal People

By: Bender, Karen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4875

ISBN: 0395945151

Condition: Fine


The author’s debut novel - portions of which have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and Story magazine. An excerpt was also chosen for The Best American Short Stories by Annie Proulx. This Advance Reading Copy has been SIGNED by Karen Bender on the title page. View more info

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Bitter Grounds

By: Benitez, Sandra

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 611

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Sandra Benitez on the title page. An Advance Reader's Edition in full color wraps of the finished book. The author's story detailing the lives of three generations of Salvadoran women. She is also the Winner of the 1st Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and the Minnesota Book Award for her first book - "A Place Where The Sea Remembers." View more info

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Subterranean

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5111

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Jill Bialosky on the title page. Jill Bialosky follows her acclaimed debut collection, "The End of Desire", with this powerful sequence of poems that probes the subterranean depths of eros. "Subterranean" is the moving and intimate account of the emergence of Persephone and Demeter, who appear in various forms in these poems, Bialosky finds a strange beauty in grief, and emerges from the realms of temptation with insight and distinction. View more info

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House Under Snow

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5113

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof that has been SIGNED by Jill Bialosky on the title page. A debut novel by an acclaimed American poet, "House Under Snow", is a story about family tension and the difficulties mothers and daughters can experience when matters of the heart intrude. View more info

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Oyster

By: Biguenet, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Ecco/HarperCollins: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4836

ISBN: 0060198362

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof which has been SIGNED by John Biguenet on the title page. In glossy wraps with artwork that had to be changed when the hardcover trade edition was issued. As such, this state of the book is difficult to locate in this condition. View more info

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In The Shadow of Our House

By: Blackwood, Scott

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Dallas, SMU Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4484

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the oversized (8 1/2" X 11") spiral bound galley that has been SIGNED by Scott Blackwood on the title page. In this debut collection of nine thematically linked stories set in Austin, Texas, people live on the cusp of the past and present, saddled with the knowledge that "sometimes what you're thinking can't be dovetailed with what you do." Dustjacket praise by the late Andre Dubus "A really good piece of work. Ambitious. Powerful. The right stuff. I really enjoyed this good bunch of fiction." View more info

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Come To Me

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 62

ISBN: 0060182369

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain white wraps .This copy has been SIGNED by Amy Bloom. A stunning collection of stories - two of them honored by inclusion in "Best American Short Stories" in consecutive years. Her debut and a National Book Award Nominee. Annie Dillard says these are ".wonderfully engaging stories by a fine writer." Dorothy Allison adds that "These are big, wide, passionate stories." View more info

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Audrey Hepburn's Neck

By: Brown, Alan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 68

ISBN: 0671526715

Condition: Fine


This is an Advance Reading Copy of the author's debut that has been SIGNED by Alan Brown on the title page! Winner of the inaugural Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. A novel which illuminates the clash between Japanese and American cultures. A thoroughly charming novel of Americans seen through Japanese eyes, of love's myriad definitions, and of the unwavering human longing to make things turn out right, "Audrey Hepburn's Neck" capturs our hearts while illuminating our common humanity. View more info

Glory Goes and Gets Some

By: Carter, Emily

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3297

ISBN: 1566891019

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Galley that has been SIGNED by Emily Carter on the title page. Publishers Weekly says "An intense, edgy, boldly candid, and irrepressibly sardonic voice drives the 21 interlinked stories in this collection.[Carter’s] prose is everywhere supple and compelling, and this collection announces her as a brave new talent." The title story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Named as a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award in 2001. View more info

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Rest Area

By: Chapman, Clay McLeod

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Theia/Hyperion: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3954

Condition: Fine


SIGNED and dated Feb 11th, 2003 by Clay McLeod Chapman on the title page. This is the ARC that details how this collection originated as a series of enthusiastically received monologues that the twenty-four-year-old author has performed around the country and abroad. The twenty stories in this debut collection will grab hold of your imagination, and they won't let go. Every story begins and ends with one voice, and each contains a mystery or turn of events that shocks, entertains, frightens - and usually all of the above. View more info

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Rest Area

By: Chapman, Clay McLeod

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Theia/Hyperion: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4746

Condition: Fine


SIGNED and dated Feb 11th, 2003 by Clay McLeod Chapman on the title page. This is a copy of the Advance Uncorrected Bound Manuscript. The twenty stories in this debut collection will grab hold of your imagination, and they won't let go. Every story begins and ends with one voice, and each contains a mystery or turn of events that shocks, entertains, frightens - and usually all of the above. View more info

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Jeremy Thrane

By: Christensen, Kate

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Broadway Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4882

Condition: Fine


A fast-paced and funny social satire, Jeremy Thrane deftly captures the slippery chameleon quality of American identity, the power of youth and beauty, and the complexity of love. This is an Advance Reading Copy that has been SIGNED by Kate Christensen on the title page. View more info

In The Year Of The Comet

By: Christopher, Nicholas

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5336

Condition: Fine


The poet's fourth collection of poems. Winner of the Poetry Society of America's Melville Cane Award 1994. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof in gray wraps. View more info

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Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 99

ISBN: 0385467877

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the title page! Whether it be through her stories or her legenday readings, J. California Cooper's words have an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend. Her characters are plainspoken and direct: simple people for whom life, despite its everpresent struggles, is always worth the journey. View more info

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The Muse Asylum

By: Czuchlewski, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4563

ISBN: 0399147454

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain wraps of the author's debut novel that has been SIGNED by David Czuchlewski on the title page! We watch the lives of three recent college graduates become entangled by romantic and literary obsessions, and by their search to uncover the identity of the great modern American writer Horace Jacob Little. Dustjacket praise by Joyce Carol Oates who calls it "an ingeniously plotted postmodernist mystery that introduces a young writer of exceptional gifts. David Czuchlewski writes with imagination, vision, and style." View more info

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Krik? Krak!

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, SOHO: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4482

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof that has been SIGNED by Edwidge Danticat on the title page. This Granta 20 author’s 2nd book, a National Book Award Nominee for Fiction. A collection of nine powerful stories about life under Haiti's dictatorships. Dustjacket praise by Paule Marshall and Walter Mosley who states ". she knows the dreams and hidden thoughts of her characters, and her readers.". View more info

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The Ugliest House In The World

By: Davies, Peter Ho

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4951

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Peter Ho Davies on the title page. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof of the debut collection of stories from this young writer born in Britain but now living in the U.S. Includes two stories that were chosen for The Best American Short Stories by Guest Editors Jane Smiley and John Edgar Wideman. View more info

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Women Drinking Benedictine

By: Dilworth, Sharon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio State University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4748

Condition: Fine


A collection of stories from this winner of the Iowa Writers Prize. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Page Proofs, as issued. View more info

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A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

By: Dorris, Michael

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4967

ISBN: 0805000453

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Dorris on the title page! This is a beautiful copy of the Advance Reading Copy of the Author’s 1st book. "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water" marked the stunning debut of a major novelist, who ended up taking his own life. The story spans forty years and is a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined together by the indissoluable bonds of kinship. View more info

The Ivory Crocodile

By: Drew, Eileen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 124

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof of the author’s 1st novel. Draws on the experiences of having grown up in many African countries. The author was born in 1957 in Morocco as the child of an American diplomat, Drew grew up in Nigeria, Guinea, Ghana, Korea and Washington D.C. "The Ivory Crocodile" is the mesmerizng story of an American whose longing to 'know' Africa produces the unexpected. Her first book "Blue Taxis," a short story collection was acclaimed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. View more info

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The House On The Lagoon

By: Ferre, Rosario

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 156

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain wraps that has been SIGNED by Rosario Ferre on the title page. Won a Nomination for the National Book Award. She is one of the leading figures in Puerto Rican letters. Dustjacket praise by Julia Alvarez stating "Rosario Ferré’s novel is packed with magic, blood, sweat and tears.not only a saga of a family and of a country (Puerto Rico) but also a meditation on the power and limitations of the writer." View more info

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Eccentric Neighborhoods

By: Ferre, Rosario

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 905

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Rosario Ferré on the title page. A beautiful copy of an Advance Reader’s Edition (with wraparound band intact) of the author’s latest novel. Tells the story of two families whose lives, loves, and steamy intrigues coincided with the demise of Puerto Rico ’s plantation society and the rise of the nouveaux riches. View more info

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The Agüero Sisters

By: Garcia, Cristina

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 176

ISBN: 0679450904

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof (in glossy wraps) is SIGNED by Cristina Garcia on the title page! Recipient of the 1998 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. The story of Reina and Constancia Agüero, Cuban sisters who have been estranged for thirty years. Reina, forty-eight years old, living in Cuba in the early 1990s, was once a devoted daughter of la revolución; Constancia, an eager to assimilate naturalized American, smuggled herself off the island in 1962. View more info