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All Saints' Day

By: Benoit, Brent

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Woodstock, NY, Overlook Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7071

ISBN: 1585673129

Condition: Fine


In "Sall Saints' Day" the lives of simple people attain the status of myth, as the dynamic elements of fate, guilt, and reconciliation are woven together to produce a story that both captivates the reader in its rendering of a vanishing culture and surprises at every turn. Tautly written, both harrowing and heart-filled, "All Saints' Day" marks Brent Benoit's emergence as a writer to watch. View more info

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Drowned Moon

By: Blake, Glenn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4814

ISBN: 0801865492

Condition: Fine


The stories in "Drowned Moon" are set in Southeast Texas, where the Old and the Lost Rivers meet and empty into the bay. This unique geographic location, with its unpredictable waters, its sinking swamps, its bayous and sloughs, provides a haunting landscape for Glenn Blake's characters—Jessie in "Old River," searching for stability in the aftermath of a hurricane; Hannah in "Open Season," trying to save her doves from an unusual birthday gift; or Drew in "Chocolate Bay," raising his son in a house on a peninsula, isolated from the rest of town. The author was... View more info

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Dirty Work

By: Brown, Larry

Price: $40.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7133

ISBN: 0945575203

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Larry Brown on the title page! The author's second book, his first novel. The story of two men, strangers - one white, the other black. Both men were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Now both lie in adjacent beds in a veterans' hospital. View more info

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The Last Taxi Driver

By: Durkee, Lee

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Tin House Books: 2020

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9288

ISBN: 194779339X

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Last Taxi Driver" has been SIGNED by Lee Durkee on the title page! Written by a former cabbie, "The Last Taxi Driver" is a darkly comic novel about a middle-aged hackie's daylong descent into madness, heartbreak, and murder. Equal parts Bukowski and Portis, Durkee's novel is an homage to a dying American industry. The long awaited second novel from the author of "Rides of the Midway" -- dustjacket praise by George Saunders "A wild, funny, poetic fever dream that will change the way you think about America." View more info

In Memory of Junior

By: Edgerton, Clyde

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8853

ISBN: 1565120108

Condition: Fine


This copy of "In Remembrance of Junior" has been SIGNED by Clyde Edgerton on the title page! In the Bales-McCord family there are several old people contemplating their final resting places. Two of them--Glenn and Laura Bales--are in bad shape, and everybody is wondering which one will go first. Join them in Summerlin as they attend to the business of passing on--and passing down. View more info

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Where She Was

By: Ferrell, Anderson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1985

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6509

ISBN: 0394535219

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Anderson Ferrell on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! The author's first work of fiction, is a novel rich in such disquieting presences, ghostly intimations that rise up out of the artifacts of the everyday business of living. Slight "sunning" to the dustjacket spine (as is common with this title). View more info

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Home for the Day: A Novel

By: Ferrell, Anderson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6511

ISBN: 039458094X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Anderson Ferrell on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name). A copy of the Uncorrected Proof. Selected by the New York Times as one of the year's best, Anderson Ferrell was also the recipient of a Whiting Award for Fiction. View more info

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Home for the Day: A Novel

By: Ferrell, Anderson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6762

ISBN: 039458094X

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publisher's Review Slip and Author Photo laid-in) which has been SIGNED by Anderson Ferrell on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Selected by the New York Times as one of the year's best, Anderson Ferrell was also the recipient of a Whiting Award for Fiction. View more info

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The Ultimate Good Luck

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, UK, Collins Harvill: 1989

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 159

ISBN: 0002718537

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! First British edition of the author's 2nd book. (small printing recorded). The setting is Oaxaca, in Mexico, a city crawling with soldiers, urban guerrillas, American tourists, drugpushers and poor Mexican Indians forced to the margins of society. An irresistible and elegantly spare novel of love and violence, "The Ultimate Good Luck" secures Ford's reputation as a powerful voice in American writing. View more info

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Wildlife

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, UK, Collins Harvill: 1990

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 643

ISBN: 0002710978

Condition: Fine


This copy has also been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! This novel is an elegy on the love that is born and which grows, as children grow, within a family and which can be destroyed and which can be recovered. A Harvill paperback original in this UK Edition. View more info

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Independence Day

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 908

ISBN: 0679492658

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of the Advance Reader's Edition in the Publisher's Cardstock Slipcase. This is one of a limited number of copies of the ARC that had been SIGNED by Richard Ford on a special page as distributed by the publisher. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. A visionary account of American life - and the long-awaited sequel to one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade - "Independence Day" reveals a man and our country with unflinching comedy and the spector of hope and even permanence, all of which Richard Ford evokes with keen intelligence... View more info

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Women With Men

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, UK, Harvill Press: 1997

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 1479

ISBN: 186046341X

Condition: Fine


The first UK Edition of the author's first collection of stories since "Rock Springs," published a decade earlier. In three long stories, he captures men and women at a complex and essential moment of truth. With exceptional mastery of emotional nuance and consistent authority, Ford employs once more what Elizabeth Hardwick has called "a talent as strong and varied as American fiction has to offer." View more info

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Women With Men

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Trade Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3856

ISBN: 0679454691

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! The First Trade Edition of the author's first collection of stories since Rock Springs, published a decade earlier. In three long stories, he captures men and women at a complex and essential moment of truth. The landscape of "Women With Men" ranges from the northern plains of Montana to the streets of Paris and the suburbs of Chicago, where Mr. Ford's various characters experience the consolations and complications that prevail in matters of passion, romance and love. View more info

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A Multitude of Sins

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First U.S. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3929

ISBN: 0375412123

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! Only a storyteller as agile and serious as Richard Ford could produce a collection of stories so rich and formally diverse on a single grand theme - love, intimacy and their dramatic failures in our all too human hands. In these extraordinary stories all human relations, indeed our entire sense of right and wrong, are put into vivid and unforgettable play. View more info

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Independence Day

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Little, Brown and Company (Canada) Ltd.: 1995

Edition: First Canadian Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4386

ISBN: 0316288268

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! This is the Canadian First Edition (with different artwork on the jacket than the US and UK Editions) by the winner of both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The long-awaited sequel to one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade - "Independence Day" reveals a man and our country with unflinching comedy and the spector of hope and even permanence, all of which Richard Ford evokes with keen intelligence, perfect emotional pitch and a voice invested with absolute authority. View more info

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A Piece of My Heart

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $425.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1976

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6110

ISBN: 0060113626

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! An attractive copy of the author's first book. Richard Ford has made his mark on American letters with the body of his work. This novel is grim, phobic, nightmarish, and almost intolerable; it is redeemed by its own extremity. The pieces of these hearts share a vitality and an intensity greater than any new author has brought to fiction for decades. Only a slight discoloration to the topstain near the spine detracts slightly to this highly collectable volume. View more info

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The Fights

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6780

ISBN: 0811811220

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy that has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! This copy with the Publisher's Errata Slip laid-in. Raw, dynamic, compelling - the unforgettable, classic black-and-white photgraphs of Charles Hoff are showcased for the first time in this volume. With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford, and a critical essay by Richard Woodward, "The Fights" is rich in beauty and provocative in subject matter. A powerful conjunction of photographs and words, it is a meditation on the body and soul of the fighter. View more info

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A Piece of My Heart

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1976

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7021

ISBN: 0060113626

Condition: Good


This an Ex-Library copy of the author's first book. Stamps proclaiming "no longer the property of..." in several places and last page where card pocket was located has been excised. Also, there is a slant to the volume. However, it is a "First Edition/First Printing" of a highly sought after first book. Richard Ford has made his mark on American letters with the body of his work. This novel is grim, phobic, nightmarish, and almost intolerable; it is redeemed by its own extremity. The pieces of these hearts share a vitality and an intensity greater than any new author has brough... View more info

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Wildlife

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, UK, Collins Harvill: 1990

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7254

ISBN: 0002710986

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! Rumoured that only 600 or so copies were bound in hardcover for the UK issue. Set in Montana, in the summer of 1960, it tells of the discovery of a mother's infidelity by a young boy. Written in Richard Ford's distinctive style. The voice is piercingly his own, and the compassion and the clarity of his vision in this work demand attention. They make Richard Ford a writer it is both a pleasure and a necessity to read. View more info

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Wildlife

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7452

ISBN: 0871133482

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page! The author's 4th novel - set in the same Western landscape that so distinguished his acclaimed collection "Rock Springs". The New York Times then called Richard Ford "one of the most compelling and eloquent storytellers of his age." 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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Chicken Dreaming Corn

By: Hoffman, Roy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, Univ of Georgia Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6985

ISBN: 0820326682

Condition: Fine


At turns lyrical, comic. and melancholy, this tale takes inspiration from its title. This Romanian expression with an Alabama twist is symbolic of the strivings of ordinary folks for sustenance, for the realization of their hopes and dreams. Set largely on a few hundred blocks yet engaging many parts of the world, this Southern Jewish novel is, ultimately, richly American. View more info

Distant Friends: Stories

By: Johnson, Greg

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Ontario Review Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5563

ISBN: 0865380716

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Greg Johnson on the title page. He has also written a warm inscription on the front free-end paper. "Distant Friends" is an impressive first collection by an accomplished young SOuthern writer. View more info

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The Sweet Everlasting

By: Mitcham, Judson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4727

Condition: Fine


The author's first novel - he is also a widely published poet as well. An aging sharecropper's son - now 74 years old - recalls his Depression-era boyhood through his lifetime of memories. Eye-catching dustjacket artwork by Wendall Minor. View more info

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Two-Eleven All Around

By: Offutt, Chris

Price: $250.00

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, Danger! Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1014

Condition: Fine


This is Copy "J" of 26 lettered copies that has been SIGNED by Chris Offutt. Printed and bound at the Kutenai Press. Chris Offutt is one of the Granta 20 authors and this is his first signed limited edition. A beautiful production of a story out of his collection - "Out of the Woods." View more info

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The Same River Twice

By: Offutt, Chris

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 375

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Chris Offutt on the title page. Granta 20 author's 2nd book - a memoir. The author has the rare good luck of having - at thirty-four - a life worth writing about and the ability to tell it. View more info

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The Good Brother

By: Offutt, Chris

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY: Simon & Schuster [1997].: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1228

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Chris Offutt on the title page. The Granta Award Winning author's first novel. Tobias Wolff dustjacket praise stating ".I found myself utterly beguiled by the vividness of Chris Offutt's world, the thorny particular music of his voice, and the power of his storytelling." View more info

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Out of the Woods

By: Offutt, Chris

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2019

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Chris Offutt on the title page. The eight new stories in "Out of the Woods" mark Chris Offutt’s return to the form in which he first displayed his astonishing talent. The stories capture those who have left the Kentucky hills and long to return. Tobias Wolff dustjacket praise says "Chris Offutt is one of the best writers of short fiction in his—or any— generation." View more info

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Out Of TheWoods

By: Offutt, Chris

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner Paperback Fiction: 1999

Edition: Trade Paperback Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2061

Condition: Fine


A copy of the first trade paperback edition SIGNED by Author on Title Page. The eight new stories in Out Of The Woods mark Offutt’s return to the form in which he first displayed his astonishing talent. These are stories of gravediggers and drifters, gamblers and truck drivers a long way from home, tales that are so full of hard edges they can’t help but tell some hard truths. View more info