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The Ugliest House In The World

By: Davies, Peter Ho

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1770

ISBN: 0395786290

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Peter Ho Davies on the title page! A debut collection of stories from this young writer born in Britain but now living in the U.S. Includes two stories that were chosen for The Best American Short Stories by Guest Editors Jane Smiley and John Edgar Wideman. View more info

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The Ugliest House In The World

By: Davies, Peter Ho

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4951

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Peter Ho Davies on the title page. This is a copy of the Uncorrected Proof of the debut collection of stories from this young writer born in Britain but now living in the U.S. Includes two stories that were chosen for The Best American Short Stories by Guest Editors Jane Smiley and John Edgar Wideman. View more info

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The Ugliest House in the World/Equal Love/The Welsh Girl/The Fortunes

By: Davies, Peter Ho

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1997

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8425

ISBN: 0395786290

Condition: Fine


This is a complete collection of the works of Peter Ho Davies. All the titles have been SIGNED by Peter Ho Davies on their respective title pages! These include: 1) "The Ugliest House in the World" (1997) - the author's debut collection of stories. Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys and PEN/Macmillan Prizes in the UK, as well as the 1998 H.L. Davis Award for Short Fiction. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid herd ostriches in Patagonia, Welshmen battle Zulus in Natal, Asian revolutionaries take their cue from Hollywood - these are some of the surprising worlds encountered in Peter Ho D... View more info

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Silent Retreats: Stories by Philip F. Deaver

By: Deaver, Philip F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, Univ of Georgia Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7094

ISBN: 0820309818

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Caught in the muddle of modern life, their eyes frozen in a gaze at the middle distance, the characters in "Silent Retreats" search, down roads well-paved by custom or dotted with the absurd, for a means of escape, of refuge, of diversion. View more info

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Here Comes the Sun

By: Dennis-Benn, Nicole

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Liveright Publishing Corporation: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9005

ISBN: 1631491768

Condition: Near Fine


This copy of "Here Comes the Sun" has been SIGNED by Nicole Dennis-Benn on the title page! Worlds away from the lush resorts and pristine beaches of Montego Bay lies the sleepy town of River Bank. It is here, among locals eking out a living driving cabs and peddling souvenirs in the shade of drooping mango trees, where "Here Comes the Sun" captures the voices of four indomitable women who battle for independence as a maelstrom of change threatens their island home. Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis-Benn offers a dramatic glimpse at hidd... View more info

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Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream

By: Derbyshire, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 111

ISBN: 0312140444

Condition: Fine


The author’s first book - published to widespread critical acclaim. Chai, a disillusioned former Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution, has developed an obsession with the life and maxims of Calvin Coolidge. The latter epitomizes the hard-working, frugal virtues of America in contrast to the moral squalor and hypocrisy of China’s Communist leaders. View more info

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Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream

By: Derbyshire, John

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3235

ISBN: 0312140444

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream" has been SIGNED by John Derbyshire on the title page! The author's first book - published to widespread critical acclaim. Chai, a disillusioned former Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution, has developed an obsession with the life and maxims of Calvin Coolidge. The latter epitomizes the hard-working, frugal virtues of America in contrast to the moral squalor and hypocrisy of China's Communist leaders. View more info

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Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream

By: Derbyshire, John

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6739

ISBN: 0312140444

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by John Derbyshire on the title page! The author's first book - published to widespread critical acclaim. Chai, a disillusioned former Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution, has developed an obsession with the life and maxims of Calvin Coolidge. The latter epitomizes the hard-working, frugal virtues of America in contrast to the moral squalor and hypocrisy of China's Communist leaders. View more info

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

By: Desai, Kiran

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6042

ISBN: 0571193366

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy that has been SIGNED by Kiran Desai on the title page! The true 1st edition of the author's debut - she is the daughter of Anita Desai. Her second book, The Inheritance of Loss, (2006) has been widely praised by critics throughout Asia, Europe and the United States and won the 2006 Man Booker Prize as well as the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award. Written with rich humour and an eye for the eccentric, "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard" is a magical tale of a world gone slightly mad. Dustjacket praise by Salman Rushdie who called it "Lush and in... View more info

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Drown

By: Diaz, Junot

Price: $135.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7138

ISBN: 1573220418

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Junot Diaz on the title page! This is the highly acclaimed debut from the native Dominican Republic author. A collection of ten stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey. Named by New Yorker Magazine as one of 20 Writers for the 21st Century. Includes the publisher's errata slip laid-in. Junot Diaz went on to Win the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his second book - "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." View more info

Drown

By: Diaz, Junot

Price: $425.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 1996

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8580

ISBN: 1573220418

Condition: Fine


This offering is for a complete set of the various states of "Drown" which have all been SIGNED by Junot Diaz on their respective title pages! 1) A copy of the "Uncorrected Manuscript for Limited Distribution" (a much scarcer item than the Advance Reader's Edition) of the highly acclaimed debut from the native Dominican Republic author. 2) The Advance Reader's Edition - this copy signed "Mike from Junot Diaz." 3) The hardcover edition of "Drown" including the errata slip. "Drown," the author's debut, is a collection of ten stories that move from t... View more info

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The Long White

By: Dilworth, Sharon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4747

Condition: Fine


1988 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner: Selected by Robert Stone who says "Sharon Dilworth's writing is animated and sympathetic, wry and aware. Her characters are vivid and unpredictable. She is able to convey a sense of life lived in time and place with great immediacy. The reader senses a complete world in the control of the author's sensibility; it is this, I think, that establishes the excellence of her work." View more info

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A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

By: Dorris, Michael

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4967

ISBN: 0805000453

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Dorris on the title page! This is a beautiful copy of the Advance Reading Copy of the Author’s 1st book. "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water" marked the stunning debut of a major novelist, who ended up taking his own life. The story spans forty years and is a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined together by the indissoluable bonds of kinship. View more info

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Blue Taxis: Stories About Africa

By: Drew, Eileen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Milkweed Editions: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 2311

ISBN: 0915943417

Condition: Fine


Author's debut and Winner of the Second Milkweed National Fiction Prize. Also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Forward by Rosellen Brown "'Blue Taxis' reads like a novel in the sense that, viewed from a step or two back from their particulars, the individual characters and their situations cohere; the protagonist turns out to be the continent of Africa itself." View more info

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The Cage Keeper and Other Stories

By: Dubus, Andre III

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5906

ISBN: 0525246916

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Andre Dubus III on the title page! A beautiful copy of this acclaimed author's debut - where he portrays characters on the edge of society. Tim O'Brien dustjacket praise "These are terrific stories, rich in drama, tough and unsparing in their exploration of the last mile of the human journey.Though this is a first book, Andre Dubus III displays both the skills and the seriousness of intent of a mature storyteller." This copy without the seemingly ubiquitous remainder mark. View more info

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Bond Girl

By: Duffy, Erin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, William Morrow: 2012

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7962

ISBN: 0062065890

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Bond Girl" (the author's debut novel) has been SIGNED by Erin Duffy on the title page! When other little girls were dreaming about becoming doctors or lawyers, Alex Garrett set her sights in conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. Fast-paced, funny, and thoroughly addictive, "Bond Girl" will leave you cheering for Alex: a feisty, ambitious woman with the spirit to stand up to the best (and worst) of the boys on the street - and ultimately rise above them all. View more info

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The Way That Water Enters Stone

By: Dufresne, John

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York, New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 904

ISBN: 0393029247

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy that has been SIGNED by John Dufresne on the title page! Publisher's publicity sheets laid-in. The author's first book - a collection of stories that traverse America's back country. The stories portray the unexpectedly complex lives of characters who choose to live on the fringes of society. James W. Hall has said " John Dufresne is a young writer who is going to leave an indelible mark on our literary imagination." View more info

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The Way That Water Enters Stone

By: Dufresne, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 1350

ISBN: 0393029247

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Dufresne on the title page! The author's first book - a collection of stories that traverse America's back country. The stories portray the unexpectedly complex lives of characters who choose to live on the fringes of society. James W. Hall has said "John Dufresne is a young writer who is going to leave an indelible mark on our literary imagination." Corner "bump" on back board accounts for the grading. View more info

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The Way That Water Enters Stone

By: Dufresne, John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Norton: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6332

ISBN: 0393029247

Condition: Fine


A copy of the Uncorrected Proof of the author's debut. The author's first book - a collection of stories that traverse America's back country. The stories portray the unexpectedly complex lives of characters who choose to live on the fringes of society. James W. Hall has said " John Dufresne is a young writer who is going to leave an indelible mark on our literary imagination." View more info

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Rides of the Midway

By: Durkee, Lee

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W.W. Norton and Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2909

ISBN: 039304971X

Condition: Fine


This copy SIGNED and Dated 02/19/01 by Lee Durkee on the title page! Publisher's materials laid-in. A well-received debut set in the landscape of Mississippi during the frenzied 1970s. Lewis Nordan dustjacket praise saying "What an exciting new voice we have in Lee Durkee! Every sentence in Rides of the Midway bristles with joy and danger and surprise. Noel Weatherspoon still haunts my thoughts, long after I put down this book." View more info