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Rest Area

By: Chapman, Clay McLeod

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Theia/Hyperion: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4746

Condition: Fine


SIGNED and dated Feb 11th, 2003 by Clay McLeod Chapman on the title page. This is a copy of the Advance Uncorrected Bound Manuscript. 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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Wingtips

By: Chenoweth, Avery

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5242

ISBN: 0801860237

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Avery Chenoweth on the title page! The author's well-received first collection of stories. Dustjacket praise by John Barth, Ann Beattie and John Casey. Stephen Dixon has said "A fine first collection: animated, intelligent, empathic, perceptive about frailties and lunacies and dreams of human beings." View more info

Water of an Undetermined Depth

By: Chiappone, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5446

ISBN: 081170033X

Condition: Fine


Jack Driscoll has called this "As compelling a story collection as I have come across in years. To say that I was entirely caught up in the emotional turbulence and deep longing of these living-on-the-edge characters is an understatement." The author was the 2002 Winner of the Robert Traver Award for fiction. View more info

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Troublemaker and Other Saints

By: Chiu, Christina

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Putnam: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2853

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author’s debut collection of linked tales has been SIGNED and dated 3/22/01 by Christina Chiu on the title page. She is also one of the original founders of the Asian American Writers Workshop. The stories in this collection travels back and forth between New York and Hong Kong, following a cross-cultural cast of characters who are neither here nor there. View more info

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Troublemaker and Other Saints

By: Chiu, Christina

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Putnam: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3062

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author’s debut collection of linked tales has been SIGNED and dated 3/22/01 by Christina Chiu on the title page. She is also one of the original founders of the Asian American Writers Workshop. The stories in this collection travels back and forth between New York and Hong Kong, following a cross-cultural cast of characters who are neither here nor there. View more info

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The Foreign Student

By: Choi, Susan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Flamingo: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4344

ISBN: 006019149X

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author's debut has been SIGNED by Susan Choi on the title page! Set in wartime Korea during the early 1950s, and in the American South in the years immediately following, "The Foreign Student" brings together two intelligent, original characters - a Korean student and a rebellious young American woman - in an affecting story of improbable love and emotional healing. Dustjacket praise by Arthur Golden saying "Two very unlikely worlds intersect in 'The Foreign Student", war-ravaged Korea and the genteel culture of Sewanee, Tennessee. In gracious prose, Susan Cho... View more info

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Bruiser

By: Chorao, Ian

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4359

ISBN: 0743437756

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ian Chorao on the title page! Review Copy with Publisher's materials laid-in. With a remarkably original narrative style, "Bruiser" spirits readers back to the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the late 1970s. From here, we follow Bruiser on his unlikely search for meaning, solace, and eventually the seeds of a tentative, hard-won maturity. View more info

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Bruiser

By: Chorao, Ian

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4458

ISBN: 0743437756

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ian Chorao on the title page! With a remarkably original narrative style, "Bruiser" spirits readers back to the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the late 1970s. From here, we follow Bruiser on his unlikely search for meaning, solace, and eventually the seeds of a tentative, hard-won maturity. View more info

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Bruiser

By: Chorao, Ian

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5453

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ian Chorao on the title page. With a remarkably original narrative style, "Bruiser" spirits readers back to the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the late 1970s. From here, we follow Bruiser on his unlikely search for meaning, solace, and eventually the seeds of a tentative, hard-won maturity. View more info

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In The Drink

By: Christensen, Kate

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4877

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Kate Christensen on the title page. Her debut novel - this combines sly-humor with an urban edge, tells the story of a resolutely clear-eyed young woman who makes a complete mess of her life, and lives to tell the tale. Her new novel, Jeremy Thrane, has been receiving good reviews as well. View more info

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Mother Rocket: Stories

By: Ciresi, Rita

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7082

ISBN: 0820315087

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. "Mother Rocket" is a collection of seven stories peopled with characters who walk the fault line between assured self-knowledge and dangerous self-deception. Whether facing new beginnings or some sort of ending, the characters in these imaginative and intense stories manage to keep their spirits, dreams, and humor miraculously intact despite the reverberations of experience. View more info

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Jungle Wedding

By: Clark, Joseph

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 835

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Joseph Clark on the title page. Debut offering of 13 explosively dramatic stories from this young author. Dustjacket praise by Thom Jones and Jonathan Lethem who says "Clark's mordant satires are brilliantly fresh.A terrific book of stories." View more info

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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living

By: Clark, Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5029

ISBN: 0375407251

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Martin Clark on the title page! The well-received debut novel from this author - who is also a circuit court judge in Virginia. Publishers Weekly called it "An enthralling mix of Southern Gothic excess and legal procedure.A sophisticated legal thriller that is closer to the drug-besotted dadaism of Tom McGuane’s early novels than to John Grishman." Went quickly into multiple printings. View more info

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Survival Rates

By: Clyde, Mary

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4570

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The author's debut collection of stories. The desert Southwest is a constant presence in these stories, populated with frightening javelinas, black widows, coyotes that eat cats, boulders that can crush cars. The characters are pioneers, some of whom share the author's Morman heritage. View more info

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Gramercy Park

By: Cohen, Paula

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3502

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Paula Cohen on the title page. The author’s debut has been described by Publishers Weekly as "a credit to the genre of the historical novel. Set in 1894 in the eponymous Manhattan enclave at a time when Mrs. Astor ruled new York society, the novel boasts vivid characters, both sublime and nasty, and a sly and absorbing plot embroidered with period details." Dustjacket photo by Christine Rodin adorns the jacket. View more info

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The Meat Eaters

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1992

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3100

ISBN: 0224032151

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Collins on the title page! The 1st UK edition (true 1st Edition) of the young Irish author's debut collection of short stories. His richly surreal style is borrowed from fact and fiction, descended from writers such as Joyce, Beckett, O'Brien, but still in the end unique. His stories are about Ireland, about the Irish as they are and as they would like to be imagined. View more info

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The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1993

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3101

ISBN: 0679420908

Condition: Fine


This is the first US edition and has been SIGNED by Michael Collins on the title page. This title was previously published as "The Meat Eaters" (London: Jonathan Cape 1992). The Irish author's debut collection of short stories. Kirkus Reviews says of it "Collin's.fascinating.stories share a sense of Ireland's darker passions and its natives' fiery involvement with Catholicism, alcohol, violence, and revolution. His heroes are hardly pure.but they may, in the end, be more innocent. An intriguing debut." View more info

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The Meat Eaters

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1992

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4064

Condition: Fine


A copy of the Uncorrected Proof of the 1st UK edition (true 1st Edition) of the young Irish author’s debut collection of short stories. This copy has been inscribed "To . Thanks for Everything and SIGNED Michael Collins" on the reverse side of the front cover. His richly surreal style is borrowed from fact and fiction, descended from writers such as Joyce, Beckett, O’Brien, but still in the end unique. His stories are about Ireland, about the Irish as they are and as they would like to be imagined. View more info

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What Girls Learn

By: Cook, Karin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 779

ISBN: 0679448284

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Karin Cook! Her debut work - it tells the story of two sisters: Tilden, our watchful, wise-child narrator, and her rebellious and risk-taking younger sister, Elizabeth. Kaye Gibbons dustjacket praise stating "By turns wry, heartbreak ing, and wise, this is a novel mothers and daughters should read together. I loved it." View more info

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The Bostons

By: Cooke, Carolyn

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Mariner Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4580

Condition: Fine


This Trade Paperback Original in the Mariner Series has been SIGNED by Carolyn Cooke on the title page. Carolyn Cooke's stories have been featured in several volumes of "Prize Stories: The O'Henry Awards" and "The Best American Short Stories." This highly anticipated debut collection tells hilarious and often savage truths about people struggling within the confines of history, society, and class. View more info