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Brass Knuckles

By: Dybek, Stuart

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, Univ of Pittsburgh Pr: 1979

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6090

ISBN: 0822933993

Condition: Fine


This scarce hardcover copy of "Brass Knuckles" has been SIGNED by Stuart Dybek on the title page! The poems in this powerful first book have grown from the American urban experience of the last half of this century, a time of decay and diminishing possibilities; they vary from realistic vignettes of working-class Chicago neighborhoods to prose poems elegant and spare in their surrealism. At the middle of this book and at the thematic center of the collection is Dybek's remarkable reworking of the myth of Persephone, in which the American goddess learns to prefer the underworld and has ... View more info

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Play For A Kingdom

By: Dyja, Thomas

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 129

ISBN: 0151002673

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Thomas Dyja on the title page. A well-received first novel which is true to both its baseball and Civil War roots. Caleb Carr dustjacket praise states "Dyja's decision to illustrate this endeavor through a series of baseball matches between Northern and Southern soldiers would be merely a brilliant contrivance, if not for the fact that it keeps faith with history." View more info

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Here We Are In Paradise

By: Earley, Tony

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Little, Brown and Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2956

ISBN: 0316199621

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Tony Earley on the title page. The Granta 20 author's first book - a collection of stories. Lee Smith dustjacket praise that states "Each of Tony Early's stories is like a little novel: fully imagined, fully realized." His stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories (1992) (1993) and New Stories From The South: The Year's Best 1993. Also, he was recently named as one of New Yorker Magazine's 20 Writers for the 21st Century. View more info

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Here We Are In Paradise

By: Earley, Tony

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Little, Brown and Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3196

Condition: Fine


SIGNED by Tony Earley on title page. Granta 20 author’s first book - a collection of stories. Lee Smith dustjacket praise that states "Each of Tony Early's stories is like a little novel: fully imagined, fully realized." His stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories (1992) (1993) and New Stories From The South: The Year's Best 1993. Also, he was recently named as one of New Yorker Magazine's 20 Writers for the 21st Century. View more info

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Washington Black

By: Edugyan, Esi

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2018

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9024

ISBN: 0525521429

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Washington Black" has been SIGNED by Esi Edugyan on the title page! A Finalist for the MAN Booker Prize and Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. George Washington Black , or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as a manservant. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, "Washington Black" tells a dazzling story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and mad... View more info

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Washington Black

By: Edugyan, Esi

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Patrick Crean Editions/Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.: 2018

Edition: First Canadian Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9025

ISBN: 1443423386

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Washington Black" has been SIGNED by Esi Edugyan on the title page! The true 'First Edition" by this author who lives in British Columbia, Canada. A Finalist for the MAN Booker Prize and Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. George Washington Black , or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as a manservant. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, "Washington Black" tells a dazzling story of se... View more info

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Ten Seconds

By: Edwards, Louis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: St. Paul, Graywolf: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3973

ISBN: 1555971504

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Edwards on the title page! The author's debut - a moving account of a young black man's life. Clarence Major said "Ten Seconds is so fluid that the reader is enraptured by its language. Louis Edwards is among the very few writers who can make the Faulkner-like long sentence work painlessly and brilliantly." View more info

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The Invisible Circus

By: Egan, Jennifer

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8583

ISBN: 0385473796

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Invisible Circus" has been SIGNED by Jennifer Egan on the title page! The talented author's debut novel. Dustjacket praise by Pat Conroy "...a splendid novel of depth and elegance...." and by Robert Stone "...The Invisible Circus is a real page-turner. Dramatic, suspenseful and beautifully written...". The adrenaline-like rush of the sixties forms the background for this remarkable story of two sisters irrevocably affected by the brilliant excess of an era. View more info

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

By: Eggers, Dave

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8520

ISBN: 0684863472

Condition: Fine


The highly regarded debut that has been SIGNED on the title page by Dave Eggers! Named as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. David Remnick dustjacket praise states "Eggers is an original new voice, the real thing. When you read his extraordinary memoir you don't laugh, then cry, then laugh again; you somehow experience these emotions all at once-and powerfully." View more info

Sweet Desserts

By: Ellmann, Lucy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Virago Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4185

Condition: Fine


This is the "true 1st Edition" of this US born author - who moved to the UK at an early age. Her first novel, "Sweet Desserts", was the Winner of the 1988 Guardian Fiction Prize. Fay Weldon dustjacket praise "Lucy Ellmann does write a lovely novel. She knits the inner and outer worlds together with a natural grace: a kind of conversational elegance." View more info

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Starlight

By: Ely, Scott

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4579

Condition: Fine


Author's debut—he served in Vietnam from 1969-1970—one of the most powerful and haunting novels to come out of the Vietnam war. The story of two combat soldiers and of the unforgettable pact they make to keep each other alive. In turn brutally realistic, ghoulishly hallucinatory, outrageously funny, deeply tragic, "Starlight" is the story of men struggling to keep their mental balance against overwhelming odds. View more info

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Peace Like a River

By: Enger, Leif

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6479

ISBN: 087113795X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED and DATED 10/1/01 by Leif Enger on the title page ! This is the author's debut novel-an epic of generosity and heart that reminds us of the restorative power of great literature. The story of a father raising his three children in 1960s Minnesota, "Peace Like a River" is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, a love story, and a haunting meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world. View more info

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Jacklight: Poems

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, UK, Flamingo: 1996

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing [Thus]

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8088

ISBN: 0006546226

Condition: Fine


This copy of the subsequent UK Flamingo "Original" Imprint of "Jacklight" has been SIGNED by Louise Erdrich on the title page! The poems of Louise Erdrich eloquently and passionately bring to life what it is to be a woman, a Midwesterner, and a Native American. She writes with conviction and vision; her poetry speaks with a clarity and strength we cannot ignore. View more info

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Evening Would Find Me

By: Estill, Katie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Princeton, Ontario Review Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4728

Condition: Fine


In this beautifully written and riveting first novel, the young American protagonist, Sylvia, grieving over the death of her mother, flees to Greece to begin a new life. In Athens, in a vivdly described cityscape, she meets a seductive Greek couple, the painter Ari and his beautiful, though schizophrenic young wife, Althea. The author is the wife of novelist Daniel Woodrell. View more info

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The First Thing Smoking

By: Eubanks, Nelson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, One World/Random House: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4320

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Nelson Eubanks as "Nelson" (underlined). The author's debut–a stunning collection of seventeen interconnected short stories set in the urban and exotic locales of New York City and Brazil. In dazzling, jazzlike prose View more info

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The Virgin Suicides / Middlesex / The Marriage Plot / Fresh Complaint

By: Eugenides, Jeffrey

Price: $495.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1993

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8777

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a complete set of Jeffrey Eugenides works - all of which have been SIGNED by him on their respective title pages! The set is comprised of: 1) "The Virgin Suicides" (1993) -- just celebrating its 25th year. The author's debut. A haunting, tender, and wickedly funny tale of love and terror, memory and imagination, sex and suicide. In 1999, the novel was adapted into a critically acclaimed film directed by Sofia Coppola. Set in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the novel follows the lives and deaths by suicide of five sisters over the course of an increasingly isolated year, as told fr... View more info

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One For The Money

By: Evanovich, Janet

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8102

ISBN: 0684196395

Condition: Fine


This copy of "One For the Money" has been SIGNED by Janet Evanovich on the title page! An early signature obtained when the book was first out. The author's first book - Winner of the Dilys Award, sponsored by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. We first meet Stephanie Plum, "a bounty hunter with an attitude!" The first of a series that has proven to be one of the most well-received in years. Janet Evanovich has become one of the most well-known and widely-read authors in America today. View more info

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One For The Money

By: Evanovich, Janet

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8103

ISBN: 0684196395

Condition: Fine


This Advance Reader's Copy/Uncorrected Proof of "One For the Money" has been SIGNED by Janet Evanovich on the title page! An early signature obtained when the book was first out. The author's first book - Winner of the Dilys Award, sponsored by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. We first meet Stephanie Plum, "a bounty hunter with an attitude!" The first of a series that has proven to be one of the most well-received in years. Janet Evanovich has become one of the most well-known and widely-read authors in America today. View more info

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Sabrina & Corina

By: Fajardo-Anstine, Kali

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, One World: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9168

ISBN: 0525511296

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Sabrina & Corina" has been SIGNED by Kali Fajardo-Anstine on the title page from her appearance at the National Book Award readings in New York City the night before the awards were announced. A Finalist for the NBA Fiction Award this magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. "Sabrina & Corina" is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home. View more info

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Sweet Diamond Dust

By: Ferre, Rosario

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Available Press/Ballantine: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 152

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY (slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Ms. Ferré on the title page. First American Edition and first in English (translation done by Ms. Ferré herself). Her first book, she brings forth a vibrant cast of colorful and often eccentric characters all under the sway of "Maldito Amor". She has taken her place as one of the leading figures in Puerto Rican letters. View more info