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Love is the Crooked Thing

By: Abbott, Lee K.

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5175

Condition: Fine


Lee K. Abbott presents, in this book, eleven examples of The Love Story, eleven examples that lay out the limitless variations inherent therein, eleven examples that glint and dazzle with his beady-eyed insights into the aged subjects. Read here eleven extraordinary stories written in the grip of love. View more info

The King Is Always Above the People

By: Alarcon, Daniel

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8622

ISBN: 1594631727

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The King Is Always Above the People" has been boldly SIGNED by Daniel Alarcon on the title page! Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Migration, Betrayal, Exiles, Family Secrets, Doomed Love. Uncertain Futures. In Daniel Alarcon's hands, these are transformed into deeply human, slyly political stories with high stakes. Richly drawn, full of unforgettable characters, "The King Is Always Above the People" reveals experiences bo... View more info

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First Indian On The Moon

By: Alexie, Sherman

Price: $145.00  $130.50

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Hanging Loose Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 538

ISBN: 1882413032

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Sherman Alexie on the title page. One of 500 copies in the hardback edition (no dustjacket - as issued) of the author's fourth book - a collection of poems and stories by this Granta 20 author. Joseph Bruchac has said of this work "There is enough love, heartbreak, and ironic intelligence in this small book to fill an encyclopedia.Strong medicine - but a medicine needed by us all." View more info

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

By: Alexie, Sherman

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: NY: Atlantic [1993].: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 853

Condition: Fine


This is a copy of the Special Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof in glossy wraps with final artwork. This copy has been SIGNED by Sherman Alexie on th e title page. The collection of stories that formed the basis for the author's highly successful film "Smoke Signals". The Chicago Tribune called it "Poetic and unremittingly honest.'The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven' is for the American Indian what Richard Wright's 'Native Son' was for the black Am... View more info

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

By: Alexie, Sherman

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: NY: Atlantic [1993]: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1828

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Sherman Alexie on the title page. The first collection of stories that formed the basis for the author's now highly successful film Smoke Signals. The Chicago Tribune said "poetic and unremittingly honest.'The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven' is for the American Indian what Richard Wright's 'Native Son' was for the black American in 1940." View more info

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Ate it Anyway

By: Allen, Ed

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4428

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award. In the limbo bounded by rebellion and resignation, belonging and solitude, Ed Allen's middle-Americans see, to be either freely adrift or uncomfortably vested in an exit strategy wholly inadequate for their circumstances. These sixteen darkly humorous stories guage the tension between what we realy feel and what we outwardly express, what we should do and what we manage to get done. View more info

The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: NY, Athenium: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6171

ISBN: 0689121024

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Isabel Allende! Ms. Allende has added her simple flower drawing to her signature. Her earlier novel "Eva Luna" was described by the Washington POst as a "cascade of stories [that] tumbles out before the reader, stories vivid, passionate and human." Now in "The Stories of Eva Luna," she again presents us with a treasure trove of such stories. View more info

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My Life in Heavy Metal

By: Almond, Steve

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Grove Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7161

ISBN: 0802116302

Condition: Fine


Open inscription dated 4-04-02 stating "Rooting for you to be sexy" and SIGNED by Steve Almond on the front endpaper. This presents twelve passion-fueled stories that take a clear-eyed view of relationships between young men and women who have come of age in an era without innocence. Kirkus Reviews called them "Delightful debut stories...Love, or at least sex, everywhere in dirty brilliances." View more info

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The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories

By: Alomar, Osama

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, New Directions: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8581

ISBN: 0811226077

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories" has been SIGNED by Osama Alomar on the half-title page! A trade paperback original from New Directions. Born in Damascus, Syria in 1968 and now living in Pittsburgh, Osama Alomar is one of the most well-respected Arabic poets writing today, and a prominent practitioner of the Arabic al-qisa al-qasira jiddan, the "very short story." Lydia Davis has said of him "In Alomar's stories, fantasy never d... View more info

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In the Country

By: Alvar, Mia

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8016

ISBN: 0385352816

Condition: Fine


This copy of "In the Country" has been SIGNED by Mia Alvar on the title page! These nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories from Mia Alvar vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora. Here are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting thier families from the Philippines to begin new lives in the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere - and, sometimes, turning back again. View more info

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Heavy Water and Other Stories

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: London, UK, Jonathan Cape: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8759

ISBN: 0224051261

Condition: Fine


This copy of the UK Edition ("true" first) of "Heavy Water and Other Stories" has been SIGNED by Martin Amis on the title page! Martin Amis's short stories make his novels look prim. They are also more frankly satirical. Whole worlds are created -- or inverted. The earliest story, "Denton's Death," was first published in 1975, but the bulk of the collection can be firmly labelled 'most recent work'. View more info

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Heavy Water and Other Stories

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Harmony Books: 1999

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8760

ISBN: 0609601296

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Heavy Water and Other Stories" has been SIGNED by Martin Amis on the title page! Nine dazzling stories from the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of "Night Train", "London Fields", and "Money," "Heavy Water and Other Stories" is a literal landscape of Martin Amis's unique and alluring fiction. View more info

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The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Penguin, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8762

ISBN: 0670814326

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America" has been SIGNED by Martin Amis on the title page! With such mixed feelings of wonder and trepidation does the brilliant British writer Martin Amis approach America and introduce this sharp, insightful, and thoroughly stimulating collection of "American" pieces. View more info

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Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories

By: Anderson, Jessica

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4868

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' slip laid-in. Born in Queensland, Australia - this collection of stories is told from the point of view of a young girl growing up in Brisbane. Anderson re-creates the "warm zone" of family life—sibling rivalries and oddly formed alliances, the subtle interplay among mother, father, sisters, and brother as they establish separate identities withinh the family, in school, and in society. "Sydney Stories" delves ... View more info

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Ice Age

By: Anderson, Robert

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3015

ISBN: 0820322431

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author's debut has been SIGNED by Robert Anderson on the title page! Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The ten stories in this collection lead us across a wide range of settings, from rural Texas to 1930s Spain to a Gulf War hospital. Praise by Library Journal "Dreams, fantasies, eccentric characters, and bizarre situations figure large.Publishers Weekly "This challenging, eclectic debut collection of 10 stories turns the ... View more info

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Ice Age

By: Anderson, Robert

Price: $15.00  $13.50

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 3017

ISBN: 0820322431

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The ten stories in this collection lead us across a wide range of settings, from rural Texas to 1930s Spain to a Gulf War hospital. Praise by Library Journal "Dreams, fantasies, eccentric characters, and bizarre situations figure large.Publishers Weekly "This challenging, eclectic debut collection of 10 stories turns the world as we know it inside out." Kirkus Reviews "Brilliantly imaginative debu... View more info

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Read This And Tell Me What It Says

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: Amherst, MA, University Press of Massachusetts: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2069

ISBN: 0870239880

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by A. Manette Ansay on the title page! Winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award For Short Fiction. The title story was the 1992 Winner of the Nelson Algren Prize. She is also the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. These stories reveal the extraordinary interior lives of ordinary people. View more info

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The UnAmericans: Stories

By: Antopol, Molly

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8850

ISBN: 0393241130

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The UnAmericans" has been SIGNED by Molly Antopol on the title page! A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Author. A stunning exploration of characters shaped by the forces of history. Again and again, Molly Antopol's deeply sympathetic characters struggle for footing in an uncertain world, hounded by forces beyond their control. Their voices are intimate and powerful and they resonate with searing beauty. View more info

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The Evening News

By: Ardizzone, Tony

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Athens: University of Georgia [1986].: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 3425

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. This is a Review Copy with Slip and Publishers' Material laid-in. Tony Ardizzone writes of the moments in our lives that shine, that burn in the dim expanse of memory with the intensity and vivid light of the evening news. The men and women in these stories tend to arrange their days, order their pasts, plan their futures in the light of such moments, finding epiphanies in the glowing memory of a father's laugh o... View more info

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Auggie Wren's Christmas Story

By: Auster, Paul

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: London, UK, Faber & Faber: 2009

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

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8526

ISBN: 0571249779

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of a Paul Auster story that was originally published on the New York Times Op Ed page, 25 December 1990 that has been SIGNED by Paul Auster on the title page! This later became the basis for the film "Smoke." Paul Auster's classic Christmas fable finds new life in this beautifully illustrated edition. View more info