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The Light of Home

By: Binstock, R.C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Athenium: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4454

ISBN: 1569470383

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by R.C. Binstock on the title page. The author’s first book, an outstanding collection of short stories. Dustjacket praise by Ann Beattie stating "In a time of so much fadish imitation, R. C. Binstock's work is serious, sincere, and often radiant in communica ting the way certain feelings and states of mind manifest themselves." View more info

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The Light of Home

By: Binstock, R.C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Athenium: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4455

ISBN: 1569470383

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by R.C. Binstock on the title page and carries an embossed "From the Library Of Mark Coovelis and Fae Myenne Ng" on the half-title page. The author’s first book, an outstanding collection of short stories. Dustjacket praise by Ann Beattie stating "In a time of so much fadish imitation, R. C. Binstock's work is serious, sincere, and often radiant in communica ting the way certain feelings and states of mind manifest themselves." View more info

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The Light of Home

By: Binstock, R.C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Athenium: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 4456

ISBN: 1569470383

Condition: Fine


The author’s first book, an outstanding collection of short stories. Dustjacket praise by Ann Beattie stating "In a time of so much fadish imitation, R. C. Binstock's work is serious, sincere, and often radiant in communica ting the way certain feelings and states of mind manifest themselves." View more info

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Hunger

By: Blackwell, Elise

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Little, Brown and Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8908

ISBN: 0316738956

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Elise Blackwell on the title page. A spare and haunting story of love, memory, and appetite from one of modern Europe's darkest times. This debut has been described in the Los Angeles Times as an "exquisite little book" that 'craftily weaves history and botany' into an "utterly devourable narrative." It is a beautifully crafted exploration of the choices people make in extraordinary circumstances. View more info

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In The Shadow of Our House

By: Blackwood, Scott

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dallas, SMU Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3488

ISBN: 087074464X

Condition: Fine


This copy 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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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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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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Destination Unknown

By: Block, Brett Ellen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4364

Condition: Fine


Winner of the 2001 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by C. Michael Curtis). Twelve stories connected through images of of cars and through what is left unsaid. He rfiction is taut and moody, fast-paced yet self-reflective. Her characters are unusual or unusally motivated, yet ordinary enough to be thoroughly familiar. Her situations are breathless, set at either a moment of awakening or at a time just before disaster strikes. And her stories end shockingly soon, a split-second before the car smashes into a detour sign. View more info

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Was it Something I Said?

By: Block, Valerie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, SOHO: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6483

ISBN: 1569471096

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Valerie Block on the title page! The author, in one of the most refreshing debuts in years, fills the story of two singles with such wry humor and sweet pathos, that readers will root for them to make it. Her descriptions of single life are as excruciating as they are familiar. 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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Come To Me

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3859

ISBN: 0060182369

Condition: Fine


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. The author's first book 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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Blue Paradise

By: Bloom, Matt

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Red Brick Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4518

ISBN: 1578260027

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Matt Bloom on the title page. A debut novel from a talented new voice. Issued in a 2,000 copy first printing. "Blue Paradise" is a riveting, powerful urban tale that takes the reader to the lowest depths of New York's Hell's Kitchen. Publishers Weekly said of it "An intriguing new writer takes on a very old story in this promising first novel.This novel introduces a talent whose ability to create interesting characters and drive them through a narrative marks him as an author to watch." View more info

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Lily

By: Bonner, Cindy

Price: $45.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 560

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Cindy Bonner on the title page. This is a beautiful copy of the author's first book, and the first in a series of three (so far)! The first runner-up for the Western Writers of America's Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award for Best First Novel of the West. Published in a print run of only 6,000 copies. View more info

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The Death of Descartes

By: Bosworth, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4379

Condition: Fine


Winner of the first (1981) Drue Heinz Literature Prize (Selected by Robert Penn Warren). The title piece, a novella, is about a retired detective called upon to assist in the investigation of a murder apparently committed in a lonely area of the Main coast. The story is superb as detective fiction, but it is much more: an investigation of human unknowing, guilt, and redemption. View more info

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Dogwalker

By: Bradford, Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY: Knopf [2001]: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3331

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Arthur Bradford on the title page. This debut collection of an O’Henry Award-winning short-story writer. With a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue and a sensibility as unique as his subjects, the author peels back a surface layer of depravity and violence to reveal a world of surprising gentleness, compassion, and innocence. View more info

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Dogwalker

By: Bradford, Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY: Knopf [2001]: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4119

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Arthur Bradford on the title page. This debut collection of an O’Henry Award-winning short-story writer. With a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue and a sensibility as unique as his subjects, the author peels back a surface layer of depravity and violence to reveal a world of surprising gentleness, compassion, and innocence. View more info

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Large Animals in Everyday Life

By: Brenner, Wendy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7073

ISBN: 0820317942

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The eleven stories in Wendy Brenner's debut story collection concern people who are alone or feel themselves to be alone: survivors negotiating between logic and faith who look for mysterious messages and connections in everyday life, those sudden transformations and small miracles that occur in mundane, even absurd settings. View more info

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Audrey Hepburn’s Neck

By: Brown, Alan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3602

ISBN: 0671526715

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author's debut 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

Quickening

By: Brown, Laura Catherine

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3493

ISBN: 0375503730

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author's debut has been SIGNED by Laura Catherine Brown on the title page. Our lives all contain growth spurts - physical ones, most obviously, but intellectual and emotional ones as well. This acutely powerful debut novel focuses on just such a time in the life of a nineteen-year-old girl. Named to B&N's Discover Program. View more info

Haunted By Waters

By: Browning, Mark

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Athens, OH, Ohio University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6289

ISBN: 0821412183

Condition: Fine


Published in an edition of only 400 hardcover copies, this copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Mark Browning! Fly fishing in North American Literature. This writer-fisherman sheds light on a considerable body of writing on fly fishing and on American nature writing as a whole. View more info