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Strange Business

By: Askew, Rilla

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2768

ISBN: 0670842591

Condition: Fine


This copy 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. James Welch dustjacket praise saying she "knows the ways of country and small-town life as well as anyone I've ever read. "Strange Business" is an original book, and Rilla Askew is a fine writer who will be heard from again and again. 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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A Private State

By: Bacon, Charlotte

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4022

ISBN: 1558491147

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Associated Writing Programs 1996 Award in Short Fiction and Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, given annually for a distinguished first book of fiction. A finely crafted collection of stories about women who have arrived at awkward edges in their lives. In the first state dustjacket with the orange borders. View more info

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A Private State

By: Bacon, Charlotte

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5033

ISBN: 1558491147

Condition: Fine


This copy (with the 1st state dustjacket) has been SIGNED by Charlotte Bacon on the title page! Winner of the Associated Writing Programs 1996 Award in Short Fiction and Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award, given annually for a distinguished first book of fiction. A finely crafted collection of stories about women who have arrived at awkward edges in their lives. View more info

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Sometimes You See It Coming

By: Baker, Kevin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Crown: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4413

ISBN: 0517590883

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Kevin Baker on the title page! The author's first book - his historical fiction "Dreamland" has been receiving tremendous reviews. Kirkus Reviews said of it "First-time novelist Baker makes it to the playoffs with this neo-mythic entry in a baseball subgenre: the story of the rookie from nowhere who blossoms into the greatest player in the history of the game (based loosely on the life of old-time baseball great Ty Cobb). View more info

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The Mezzanine: A Novel

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Weidenfeld and Nicholson: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8418

ISBN: 1555842585

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Mezzanine" has been SIGNED by Nicholson Baker on the title page! The remarkable portrait of one young man's day at the office - actually, his lunch hour and, more exactly, his escalator ride back to his office on the mezzanine level, after purchasing shoelaces. Nicholson Baker's novel is fiction of an astonishing new and original variety. Complete with footnotes, lists, and charts, "The Mezzanine" marks Nicholson Baker's inspired debut as novelist. View more info

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Like A Hole In The Head

By: Banbury, Jen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Little, Brown and Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8316

ISBN: 0316171107

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Like A Hole In The Head" has been SIGNED by Jen Banbury on the title page! Young author's well-received 1st book - a quirky bibliomystery. The heroine, Jill, a part-time bookseller, buys a first edition book and the action goes on from there! Nothing is as it first appears in this novel - the heroine isn't as tough as she wants to be, the good guys have secrets, the bad guys are sometimes only out-of-work actors picking up extra money. View more info

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The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing

By: Bank, Melissa

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Penguin: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2451

ISBN: 067088300X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Melissa Bank on the title page! Highly praised first book by this young talented author. Dustjacket praise by Pam Houston, Ruth Ozeki, Amy Bloom and others. Alison Lurie has said of it ".Jane Rosenal's adventures and misadventures captures what it's like to be a young, single woman in contemporary America." View more info

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The Testament of Yves Gundron

By: Barton, Emily

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2405

Condition: Fine


A copy of the Advance Reader's Edition in full color wraps that has been SIGNED by Emily Barton on the title page. A well-received debut that blends creation myth and folk tale with subtle criticisms of both depersonalized technological advancement and the kind of insularity that breeds and overvalues both tradition and ignorance from this graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Thomas Pynchon dustjacket praise calling it "Blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt-a story that moves with ease and certainty, deeply respecting the given world even as it shines with the inte... View more info

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The Testament of Yves Gundron

By: Barton, Emily

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5532

ISBN: 0374221790

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Emily Barton on the title page. A well-received debut that blends creation myth and folk tale with subtle criticisms of both depersonalized technological advancement and the kind of insularity that breeds and overvalues both tradition and ignorance from this graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Thomas Pynchon dustjacket praise calling it "Blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt-a story that moves with ease and certainty, deeply respecting the given world even as it shines with the integrity of dream." View more info

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Beautiful Girls

By: Bauman, Beth Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, MacAdam/Cage: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4103

ISBN: 1931561354

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Beth Ann Bauman on the title page! A dazzling debut collection about the secret lives of girls and women. The characters who inhabit Beth Ann Bauman's stories are the timid, the not-quite fabulous, the public school Ophelias, who yearn for something granger than their current lot. Kevin Canty dustjacket praise "This is a stirring, witty and beautiful collection of stories.'Beautiful Girls' reads more like a tenth collection than a first one." View more info

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Dangerous Men

By: Becker, Geoffrey

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 2308

Condition: Fine


Winner of the 1995 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Charles Baxter). In these tightly drafted stories, Becker creates a wide variety of distinct voices, peculiar characters, and odd settings, with tantalizing emphasis on loneliness, loss, and the ever-present struggle to find one's place in the world. Many of the pieces incorporate music into the storyline. Madison Smartt Bell has said "Geoffrey Becker has a musician's ear for the lives he listens to; these stories are precisely nuanced, and true to their time. " View more info

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The Girl In The Flammable Skirt

By: Bender, Aimee

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 826

ISBN: 0385492154

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Aimee Bender on the title page. A debut collection of stories of men and women whose lives are shaped - and sometimes twisted - by the power of extraordinary desires, erotic and otherwise. Her stories have appeared in such journals as Granta, GQ, Story and The Antioch Review. Named as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. View more info

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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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Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil

By: Berendt, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition/Later Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4645

ISBN: 0679429220

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED on the front free endpaper by John Berendt. This is a beautiful copy of a later printing of what has become one of the most reprinted books of modern literature. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? From the dustjacket "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling southern city is certain to remain a modern classic.&... View more info

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Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil

By: Berendt, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6799

ISBN: 0679429220

Condition: Good


This Advance Reader's Edition has been SIGNED on the title page by John Berendt. The misspelling of "fmr" for "for" on pages 11 and 214 not present in this ARC. This is a rather worn advance copy of what has become one of the most reprinted books of modern literature. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? From the dustjacket "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enorm... View more info

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The End of Desire

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5109

ISBN: 0679454551

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jill Bialosky on the title page. Jill Bialosky's first collection of poems is an exceptional one - moving, very accomplished, marked by an unflinching realism and a sharply observant eye combined with great technical skill. View more info

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The Torturer's Apprentice

By: Biguenet, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Ecco/HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6693

ISBN: 0060198354

Condition: Fine


This brilliant debut collection of stories by this O. Henry Award winner has been SIGNED by John Biguenet on the title page! Robert Olen Butler dustjacket praise saying that "...full of bold risks, taken with intelligence and humor and pitch-perfect narrative voices." View more info

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When We Were Wolves

By: Billman, Jon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2532

ISBN: 0375502580

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jon Billman on the title page. The author's debut collection of stories set in Wyoming. Kirkus Reviews calls them "Tough, straightforward tales set among the rough edges and forgotten towns of the modern American West." Annie Proulx has said "Jon Billman is a brilliant young writer with an astonishing range. These fresh and vivid stories are gritty, full of energy and humor, a sharp pleasure to read." Rick Bass calls Billman "A new voice that is almost alarming in its energy." View more info

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When We Were Wolves

By: Billman, Jon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6740

ISBN: 0375502580

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy that has been SIGNED by Jon Billman on the title page! Includes Publisher's promotional sheet, review slip and author photo. The author's debut collection of stories set in Wyoming. Kirkus Reviews calls them "Tough, straightforward tales set among the rough edges and forgotten towns of the modern American West." Annie Proulx has said "Jon Billman is a brilliant young writer with an astonishing range. These fresh and vivid stories are gritty, full of energy and humor, a sharp pleasure to read." Rick Bass calls Billman "A new voice that is almost alarmi... View more info