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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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Two or Three Thing's I Know for Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $30.00

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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Cavedweller

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1494

ISBN: 0525941673

Condition: Fine


This 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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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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Evening Would Find Me

By: Estill, Katie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Princeton, Ontario Review Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4728

Condition: Fine


In this beautifully written and riveting first novel, the young American protagonist, Sylvia, grieving over the death of her mother, flees to Greece to begin a new life. In Athens, in a vivdly described cityscape, she meets a seductive Greek couple, the painter Ari and his beautiful, though schizophrenic young wife, Althea. The author is the wife of novelist Daniel Woodrell. View more info

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Sugar Cage

By: Fowler, Connie May

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Putnam Pub Group: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5983

ISBN: 0399136819

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Connie May Fowler on the title page! Set alternately amidst the sand dunes and the palmettos of Florida's northeast Atlantic coast and the magical swamps and cane fields to the south, "Sugar Cage" is a tale about people learning to forgive the past so that they can step freely into the future. The author's debut work of fiction. View more info

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River of Hidden Dreams

By: Fowler, Connie May

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Putnam Pub Group: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5984

ISBN: 0399139125

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Connie May Fowler on the title page. Set in the waters and along the coasts of southern Florida, "River of Hidden Dreams" is more than a love story - it is the rapturous tale of Sadie Hunter, a free spirit who discovers the balance between freedom and romance, and the rich connection bewteen past and present. View more info

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Remembering Blue

By: Fowler, Connie May

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5986

ISBN: 038549842X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Connie May Fowler on the title page. From the author of the award-winning "Before Women Had WIngs," comes a maritime sage and extraordinary love story between Mattie Blue and her husband, Nick, a fisherman on a small Florida island. View more info

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Before Women Had Wings

By: Fowler, Connie May

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Putnam Pub Group: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6423

ISBN: 0399141294

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Connie May Fowler on the title page. Avocet Abigail Jackson, "Gird", the narrator of "Before Women Had Wings" takes us from the shadows of an abandoned Florida citrus grove to the glare of a sprawling city and the transient world of the Travelers Motel. View more info

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A Virtuous Woman

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 647

ISBN: 0945575092

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Kaye Gibbons on the title page. The author's second book - tells the story of two unforgettable characters, Jack Ernest Stokes, known as Blinking Jack, and his wife, Ruby Pitt Woodrow Stokes, and their years together. View more info

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A Cure For Dreams

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., Chapel Hill: Algonquin [1991].: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1504

ISBN: 0945575335

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Kaye Gi bbons on the title page. The prize-winning author's third book. The novel is about women - strong, determinedly private, intent upon their own integrity in a male-dominated world - who are caught up in a society in which they must play dependent, secondary roles. Lee Smith has said of this book that it is "Like a dream itself - simple, fleeting, lyrical and lovely, shot through with moments of recognition." View more info

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Charms For The Easy Life

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1505

ISBN: 0399137912

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Kaye Gibbons on the title page. A timeless story of three generations of fiery women. The New York Times called it "Haunting and beautiful.an evocative and gracious novel." View more info

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Sights Unseen

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4977

ISBN: 0399139869

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Kaye Gibbons on the title page. "Sights Unseen", a memoir of a troubled, manic-depressive mother told by a confused but affectionate daughter, becomes what Publishers Weekly has called "a haunting story that begs to be read in one sitting." View more info

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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4978

ISBN: 0399142991

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Kaye Gibbons on the title page. As she has done in her five previous novels, Kaye Gibbons demonstrates a subtle mastery of detail and an unmistakable voice. Told in graceful cadences, "On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon" is a shimmering meditation on the divisions of a human heart. View more info

Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories

By: Grubbs, Morris A. [Edited By]

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky, Univ Pr of Kentucky: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5440

ISBN: 0813121922

Condition: Fine


Kentucky has inspired a host of acclaimed short story writers over the last fifty years, and much of their work focuses on the tension between the comforts of home and the siren-like lure of the outside world. In subtle and profound ways the forty stories herein challenge and overturn accepted stereotypes about the land their authors called home, whether by birth or by choice. View more info

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Stories: Contemporary Southern Short Fiction

By: Hays, Donald [Editor]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7498

ISBN: 155728038X

Condition: Fine


The reader will find no typical Southern story here. And, even though this is a book of stories by Southerners, the settings of these stories range widely, from Italy to Ireland, from Montreal to Barbados. Even stories happening in the same part of the South have strikingly different settings. Steve Stern's Memphis is a world from anything in Peter Taylor's Tennessee, Barry Hannah's Mississippi is not that of Lewis Nordan. View more info

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The Bean Trees

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8818

ISBN: 0060158638

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Bean Trees" has been SIGNED by Barbara Kingsolver on the title page! The author's first novel -- "The Bean Trees" has become a "Classic" of American literature. This is a novel of love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places. Original Kirkus Reviews comment "A warmhearted and highly entertaining first novel in which a poor but plucky Kentucky girl with a sharp tongue, soft heart and strong spirit...arrives at surprising new meanings for love, friendship, and family..." A stunning copy - both book and jac... View more info

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The Bean Trees

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, UK, Virago: 1988

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8828

ISBN: 1853810371

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Barbara Kingsolver on the title page! A beautiful copy of the 1st British Edition of this author's most sought after book. The UK printing was reportedly less than 2,000 copies. Totally different artwork on the jacket (as usually the case with UK firsts). View more info

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The Bean Trees

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: First Edition/Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8829

ISBN: 0060158638

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Barbara Kingsolver on the title page! It is a later printing (3rd) of the first edition but is offered as an alternative to the more expensive 1st printing. The author's first novel - "The Bean Trees" has become a "Classic" of American literature. This is a novel of love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places. Original Kirkus Reviews comment "A warmhearted and highly entertaining first novel in which a poor but plucky Kentucky girl with a sharp tongue, soft heart and strong spirit...arrives a... View more info

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The Bean Trees

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, UK, Virago: 1988

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8830

ISBN: 1853810371

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy of the 1st British Edition of this author's most sought after book. The UK printing was reportedly less than 2,000 copies. Totally different artwork on the jacket (as usually the case with UK firsts). View more info

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Small Wonder

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8831

ISBN: 0060504072

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Barbara Kingsolver on the half-title page. In this new essay collection arising from the darker moments of September 11, Ms. Kingsolver brings forth an extended love song to the world we still have. "Small Wonder" is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we may yet make of ourselves. View more info

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Homeland and Other Stories

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8833

ISBN: 0060161124

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy that has been SIGNED by Barbara Kingsolver on the title page! Laid-in are an author photograph, Publisher's promotional material and Publishers Weekly review card. A beautiful copy of this collection of twelve short stories stretching over a wide landscape: northern California, the urban Southwest, the hills of eastern Kentucky, the rural Midwest, and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. These are stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance. View more info

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Pigs In Heaven

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8835

ISBN: 0060168013

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Barbara Kingsolver on the title page! A deeply felt novel of love despite the risks, of tearing apart and coming together, "Pigs in Heaven" travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation. View more info

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Feather Crowns: A Novel

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harpercollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5947

ISBN: 0060167807

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bobbie Ann Mason on the title page. Ricjly detailed and poignant, "Feather Crowns" focuses on one woman but opens out ultimately into the chronicle of a time and a people. Written in her taut yet lyrical prose, the novel ranges from a peaceful farming community to a fire-and-brimstone revival camp, from seamy traveling shows to the hushed precincts of the nation's capital. Moving through the center of itall is Christine, a charming, headstrong, loving woman who struggles heroically to come to terms with the extraordinary events of her long life. View more info

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Midnight Magic: Selected Stories of Bobbie Ann Mason

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Ecco Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5951

ISBN: 0880015950

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bobbie Ann Mason on the title page. With an introduction by the author, specially written for this new volume, this timeless collection chronciles the perplexed lives of contemporary people as they confront our fast-changing society. As one character puts it, "Nobody knows anything. The answers are always changing." View more info

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Spence and Lila

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, UK, Chatto & Windus: 1989

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5952

ISBN: 0701135417

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bobbie Ann Mason on the title page. Memories of Spence & Lila's lives from their forty years of marriage are interwoven with the subtle dynamics of contemporary family life. From these finely observed particularities, Bobbie Ann Mason builds a universal story about parents and children, about living close to the land, about getting old - and above all, about love. View more info

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In Country

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, UK, Chatto & Windus: 1986

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5953

ISBN: 0701130342

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bobbie Ann Mason on the title page. This fresh and remarkable first novel is the first major work of fiction to show young American attempting to come to terms with its Vietnam past. "In Country" is unique in being a dazzlingly funny yet hauntingly evocative and powerful novel about one young girl and the moral fallout of Vietnam. View more info

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Shiloh and Other Stories

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5954

ISBN: 0060150629

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bobbie Ann Mason on the title page. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award. She writes mostly about contemporary Kentucky people and does so with a rare poignancy, bringing the light and sympathy of literary art to bear upon lives that are normally thought to lie outside the realm of literature. The title story, "Shiloh," is a typical example of how much interest and feeling Bobbie Ann Mason can extract from her small-town world. View more info

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Clear Springs

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5955

ISBN: 0679449256

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bobbie Ann Mason on the title page. A superb memoir, the author tells her own story, and the story of a Kentucky farm family, the Masons of Clear Springs. A multilayered narrative of three generations - Bobbie Ann Mason, her parents and grandparents - "Clear Springs" gracefully interlaces several different lives, decades, abd locales, moving from the industrious life on a Kentucky farm to travels around the South with Mason as president of the Hilltoppers Fan Club. View more info

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Love Life

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5956

ISBN: 006016042X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bobbie Ann Mason on the title page. "Love Life" is Bobbie Ann Mason's first collection since "Shiloh and Other Stories", which won the prestigious PEN/Hemingway award in 1983 and launched her remarkable career. Most of the stories are about the experience that everyone has in common. View more info