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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Apt. 3W

By: Brownstein, Gabriel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6201

ISBN: 039305151X

Condition: Fine


A stunning literary debut that has been SIGNED by Gabriel Brownstein on the title page! Nine darkly comic New York stories, capturing the marvelous eccentricities and hidden frailties of this city's extraordinary people. Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award, a national prize which recognizes the year's best first book-length work of fiction. Of his stories, the judges said they are a "voyeuristic delight, a magical, strange, kind and human peek into the windows of others." View more info

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Bernard and the Cloth Monkey

By: Bryan, Judith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, UK, Flamingo: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5432

ISBN: 0002257351

Condition: Fine


Winner of the 1997 Saga Prize, an award for unpublished Black novelists born in Britain or the Republic of Ireland. In this stirring and unsettling book, Judith Bryan has created an unforgettable heroine in ANita - unflinchingly she takes her readers to the center of ANita's trauma and leaves them with the journey marked indelibly on their heart. View more info

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We Need New Names

By: Bulawayo, NoViolet

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7851

ISBN: 0316230812

Condition: Near Fine


This copy of "We Need New Names" has been SIGNED by NoViolet Bulawayo on the title page! Winner of the 2014 Hemingway/PEN Award as well as being on the 2013 MAN/Booker Shortlist. Channeling the rhythm and vibrancy of the storytellers who raised her in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel brings to life a young girl whose world is on the brink of transformation, full of danger but also possibility. A potent story of displacement and arrival, "We Need New Names" is a disarmingly playful, devastatingly candid novel that is at once classic and utterly original, with a power a... View more info

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We Need New Names

By: Bulawayo, NoViolet

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8097

ISBN: 0316230812

Condition: Fine


This copy of "We Need New Names" has been SIGNED by NoViolet Bulawayo on the title page! Winner of the 2014 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award as well as being on the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Channeling the rhythm and vibrancy of the storytellers who raised her in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel brings to life a young girl whose world is on the brink of transformation, full of danger but also possibility. A potent story of displacement and arrival, "We Need New Names" is a disarmingly playful, devastatingly candid novel that is at once classic and utterly origina... View more info

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The Alleys of Eden

By: Butler, Robert Olen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Horizon Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6020

ISBN: 0818006315

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Robert Olen Butler on the title page. His debut. The "Eden" in this book is a room. The man and the woman in the room have lived in it for almost five years, in love, and in a secrecy forced upon them by a dangerous past: Clifford Wilkes is a deserter, in fact the last American Army deserter left in Saigon; Lanh is an extraordinary woman whose love is enabling her slowly to heal from the bitter life of prostitution to which she had been degraded by foreign troops. View more info

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The Alleys of Eden

By: Butler, Robert Olen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Horizon Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 6128

ISBN: 0818006315

Condition: Fine


His debut. The "Eden" in this book is a room. The man and the woman in the room have lived in it for almost five years, in love, and in a secrecy forced upon them by a dangerous past: Clifford Wilkes is a deserter, in fact the last American Army deserter left in Saigon; Lanh is an extraordinary woman whose love is enabling her slowly to heal from the bitter life of prostitution to which she had been degraded by foreign troops. View more info

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The Coast Of Good Intentions

By: Byers, Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Mariner: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1511

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Byers on the title page! The author's debut collection of stories with a Pacific Northwest Coast setting. As Christopher Tilghman has said "A big, beautiful collection of stories. They are gentle and wise, but never tame: the questions Byers poses are spiritual and existential, and many of the stories pack a real wallop." His stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories and he was named as Winner of a Whiting Award and as a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. Also named as Winner of the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize. View more info

My Sister Disappears: Stories and a Novella

By: Byrd, Lee Merrill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5398

Condition: Fine


Lee Merrill Byrd's first collection - seven stories and a novella - is largely concerned with domestic issues and family relationships, with the events, large and small of daily life. Although many of the stories deal with difficult subjects, Lee Byrd's discerning and compassionate eye manages to wrest a gentle humor from even the most appalling of circumstances. View more info

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Pray for Yourself

By: Calcagno, Anne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5168

Condition: Fine


Anne Calcagno's exhilaratingly original first collection of her short stories vividly captures the textures of women's lives. For the stories in "Pray for Yourself" the author received the James D. Phelan Award and was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. View more info

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One Way or Another: Stories

By: Cameron, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper & Row: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8554

ISBN: 0060155698

Condition: Fine


This copy of "One Way or Another" has been SIGNED by Peter Cameron on the title page! Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Book of Fiction. The author's debut, "One Way or Another" introduces Peter Cameron as an extraordinary writer, one distinguished not only by his prose, which is always abundantly witty and pitch-perfect, but also by a rare generosity of heart. View more info

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The News of the World

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5438

ISBN: 0393023532

Condition: Fine


These stories come at us from every direction. They are Ron Carlson's response to the eighties, the stories we will want by our sides as the decade ends. The talented author's debut. In this well-timed era of the short story, "The News of the World" will be a book of favorites. What we've got here is art and life in an exhilarating tango. View more info

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The Women in the Mirror

By: Carr, Pat

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4771

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. Pat Carr's first collection of stories is a gallery of finely-drawn psychological portraits gathered from worlds as far apart as a small-town Southern childhood and a Peace Corps mission in the jungles of South America. View more info

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Glory Goes and Gets Some

By: Carter, Emily

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3381

ISBN: 1566891019

Condition: Fine


This copy 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. Winner of a Whiting Writers' Award 2001. View more info

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Brownsville

By: Casares, Oscar

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Little Brown: Back Bay Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4302

ISBN: 0316146803

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Oscar Casares on the title page! An outstanding debut collection. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Oscar Casares has received the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters and the University of Texas, and the James Michener Award from the Copernicus Society of America. The author has created a cast of unforgettable characters confronting everyday possibilities and contradictions. The achievement of "Brownsville" lies in its remarkably honest portrayal of these lives - the lives of people whose dreams and yearnings and regrets are... View more info

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, William Morrow: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6241

ISBN: 0688076327

Condition: Fine


This Special Advance Reading Copy has been SIGNED by Michael Chabon on the title page! . The talented author's first book - a novel that captures the precarious beginnings of adulthood. The New York Times Book Review commented about this book that Chabon "is a writer clearly in love with language and literature." Comic, poignant, and exhilarating, "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" perfectly captures the precarious beginnings of adulthood. A crease running down the spine accounts for the grading - otherwise it is a beautiful copy with an early signature only on the title page. View more info

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, NY, William Morrow: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6701

ISBN: 0688076327

Condition: Fine


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Michael Chabon on the title page from his appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia on December 8, 2016! The talented author's first book - a novel that captures the precarious beginnings of adulthood. The New York Times Book Review commented about this book that Chabon "is a writer clearly in love with language and literature." Comic, poignant, and exhilarating, "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" perfectly captures the precarious beginnings of adulthood. View more info

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Roustabout

By: Chalfoun, Michelle

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 1966

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3901

ISBN: 0060172975

Condition: Fine


Author’s first book, this copy has been SIGNED by Michelle Chalfoun on the title page! A haunting novel that tells the emotionally powerful story of a female circus roustabout. The author used to be a member of New York’s Big Apple Circus and with an insider's eye for detail, she has created a work of fiction that brilliantly showcases her richly imaginative storytelling talents. View more info

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Fitting Ends

By: Chaon, Dan

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Evanston, TriQuarterly Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3327

ISBN: 0810150220

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Dan Chaon on the title page! The author's first collection of stories. This being the simultaneously issued trade paperback edition. A collection of thirteen wonderfully deft stories detailing the almost panicked angst of the American generation now approaching thirty. View more info

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Rest Area

By: Chapman, Clay McLeod

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Theia/Hyperion: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3485

ISBN: 078686737X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Clay McLeod Chapman on the title page. 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: $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