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The Bostons

By: Cooke, Carolyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Mariner Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5134

Condition: Fine


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. This is a Trade Paperback Original in the Mariner Series. View more info

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The Bostons

By: Cooke, Carolyn

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Mariner Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5399

Condition: Fine


This Trade Paperback Original in the Mariner Series has been INSCRIBED "For George Plimpton with gratitude" and has been SIGNED by Carolyn Cooke July 2, 2001 on the title page. A marvelous Association Copy. 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

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Maps to Anywhere

By: Cooper, Bernard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4381

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award for Fiction in 1990. The essays in "Maps to Anywhere" plot terrain that is at once familiar and strange. As Cooper writes on subjects ranging from his family to the origin of the barbershop pole, he peers beneath the glimmering surface of the southern California landscape to observe the collusion between the American Dream and everyday life. View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Navarro, CA, Wild Trees Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 632

ISBN: 0931125006

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by both J. California Cooper on the title page and by Alice Walker at her foreward! The celebrated author's first book - a collection of stories. In the foreward by Alice Walker she states "It is with both pleasure and pride that I introduce the wise and exhilarating stories of Joan California Cooper's 'A Piece of Mine'. Pleasure because I know others will now have the opportunity to enjoy Cooper's talent, humor, and insight into character, and pride because her book is the first to be published by Wild Trees Press, started in 1984 by my partner, Robert Allen, and... View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, UK, The Women's Press: 1986

Edition: First UK Paperback Edition/First Printi

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6279

ISBN: 0704339897

Condition: Fine


This copy of the UK trade paperback issue has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the half-title page and by Alice Walker (who contributed the forward) on the title page! In this collection - her larger-than-life women struggle for love, money, happiness, and sometimes, revenge. Told with enormous warmth and humour, these twelve stories centre on the lives of black women and their men in the small-town southern states of America. View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Anchor Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6280

ISBN: 0385420870

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the half-title page! Her debut work - Alice Walker has said: "Her style is deceptively simple and direct, and the value of tears in which her characters reside is never so deep that a rich chuckle at a foolish person's foolishness cannot be heard." This is a copy of the first Anchor Books edition. View more info

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Some of the Parts

By: Cooper, T

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Akashic Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3686

ISBN: 188845136X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by T. Cooper with a "quote". "Some of the Parts" is about families-the ones we're born into, and the ones we create. In spare, evocative prose, T. Cooper tells a compelling story of four. Kirkus Reviews calls her "[A] strong, fearless writer not afraid to show her characters' most unflinching vulnerability." View more info

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The Wedding

By: Coovadia, Imraan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Picador: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3365

ISBN: 0312272197

Condition: Fine


This is a Copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof that has been Signed and inscribed "Best Wishes" by Imraan Coovadia on the title page. Set in India and South Africa, The Wedding is based upon family stories the author heard as a child growing up in Durban. J.M. Coetzee dustjacket praise calls it "A tender love story rendered in prose of dazling comic wizardy." Publishers Weekly calls Coovadia "a talented and promising young novelist." View more info

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The Wedding

By: Coovadia, Imraan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Picador: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7185

ISBN: 0312272197

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy with Publishers materials laid-in that has been SIGNED and inscribed "Best Wishes" by Imraan Coovadia on the title page! Set in India and South Africa, "The Wedding" is based upon family stories the author heard as a child growing up in Durban. J.M. Coetzee dustjacket praise calls it "A tender love story rendered in prose of dazling comic wizardy." Publishers Weekly calls Coovadia "a talented and promising young novelist." View more info

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Gloria

By: Coovelis, Mark

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7255

ISBN: 0671735780

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Mark Coovelis on the title page! Set amidst the shifting landscapes of the West Coast - where anyone's life can be reinvented with a car and a full tank of gas - "Gloria" tells the story of people struggling to connect, and people irrevocably disconnected. With acutely rendered suspense, Coovelis brilliantly explores the devastating effect that memories can have on our everyday lives. "Gloria" is a haunting mystery , and a masterful debut. Dustjacket artwork design when seen from the reverse is quite unique and attractive. View more info

All These Lands You Call One Country: Poems

By: Corey, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Columbia, Missouri, Univ of Missouri Pr: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5450

ISBN: 0826208371

Condition: Fine


Stephen Corey's poems range from lyrical evocations of mood to an exploration of the emotional, social, and aesthetic reverberations arising from the 1972 vandalism of Michaelangelo's "Pieta." This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' slip laid-in. Some damp-staining to bottom boards. View more info

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I Don't Know But I've Been Told

By: Correa, Raul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3950

ISBN: 0060196114

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Raul Correa on the title page! Unfolding in the space of one night, "I Don't Know but I've Been Told" is a mesmerizing novel in which a man recounts to himself a story of a time twenty years past. Francisco Goldman dustjacket praise stating "In a voice reminiscent of Michael Herr's in "Dispatches" (no higher praise than that), Raul Correa delivers a harrowing, exhilarating, heartbreaking story of a coming-of-age in the U.S. Army in a deadly peacetime. View more info

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Continent

By: Crace, Jim

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1987

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2904

ISBN: 0060157240

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Mr. Crace! This is the author's first book and it took the English Literary World by storm. In an unprecented sweep it won the Whitbread Award, the David Higham and The Guardian Prize for Fiction. His more recent work - Quarantine - burst on the literary scene adding further to this author's growing reputation. The author has confirmed the story that the first printings were mistakenly "pulped" after only the initial shipment. View more info

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The Geometry of Love

By: Cuccio, Joan Fay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sag Harbor, The Permanent Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4475

Condition: Fine


In sensuous and sensitive prose, the author examines the nature of experience within the context of one woman's story. Love and abuse, a good meal, a stolen afternoon by the creek, can all exist at once in the heart, and each lends meaning to the other. View more info

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Golden States

By: Cunningham, Michael

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY, Crown: 1984

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2297

ISBN: 0517552795

Condition: Fine


The author’s debut which has been SIGNED by Michael Cunningham on the title page! Dustjacket praise by Denis Johnson and Jim Shepard who said "Golden States is a hearteningly generous and wise book: the prose maintains a delicate precision and the insight is sharp and sure." An attractive copy of a book that is not often seen in collectible condition. All of Michael Cunningham's later books do not show this title. View more info

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The Falconer

By: Czapnik, Dana

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Atria Books: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8875

ISBN: 1501193228

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Falconer" has been SIGNED by Dana Czapnik on the title page! The author's debut. Told in vibrant, quicksilver prose, "The Falconer" provides a vivid snapshot of New York City's youth as they grapple with privilege and the fading of radical hopes, and paints a captivating portrait of a young woman in the first flush of freedom. Salman Rushdie praise "a deeply affecting tale of a young woman coming of age in a man's world." View more info

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The Muse Asylum

By: Czuchlewski, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4038

ISBN: 0399147454

Condition: Fine


The author's debut novel that has been SIGNED by David Czuchlewski on the title page! We watch the lives of three recent college graduates become entangled by romantic and literary obsessions, and by their search to uncover the identity of the great modern American writer Horace Jacob Little. Dustjacket praise by Joyce Carol Oates who calls it "an ingeniously plotted postmodernist mystery that introduces a young writer of exceptional gifts. David Czuchlewski writes with imagination, vision, and style." View more info

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The Muse Asylum

By: Czuchlewski, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4563

ISBN: 0399147454

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain wraps of the author's debut novel that has been SIGNED by David Czuchlewski on the title page! We watch the lives of three recent college graduates become entangled by romantic and literary obsessions, and by their search to uncover the identity of the great modern American writer Horace Jacob Little. Dustjacket praise by Joyce Carol Oates who calls it "an ingeniously plotted postmodernist mystery that introduces a young writer of exceptional gifts. David Czuchlewski writes with imagination, vision, and style." View more info

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Tea

By: D'Erasmo, Stacey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5152

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Stacey D'Erasmo on the title page! Named as a New York Times Notable Book, "Tea" is about struggling to carve out a space for oneself against a calamitous family history. Michael Cunningham dustjacket praise saying "Tea is a pure and profound book; a ravishing book. After I'd finished reading it I couldn't start reading anything else for a while - it just didn't seem necessary. Stacey D'Erasmo is, simply, the real thing, and this book is a work of art." View more info

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The Last Camel : True Stories of Somalia

By: D'Haem, Jeanne

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ, Red Sea Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5345

ISBN: 1569020418

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jeanne D'Haem on the half-title page. This is the simultaneous paperback issue of a collection of stories about the people who live in a little village in Northern Somalia. The author was a Peace Corps volunteer in Somalia in 1968. From the Epilogue - "In January 1989, government soldiers, under the direction of Siad Barre, the military dictator, swept through the Northern Region of Somalia. They blew up all of the buildings in Arabsiyo, poisoned the wells, destroyed the orchards, and killed many of the inhabitants. They buried land mines throughout the area. L... View more info