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The Voyage of the Narwhal

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W.W. Norton: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 813

ISBN: 039304632X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Andrea Barrett on the title page! The National Book Award ("Ship Fever and Other Stories") Winning author's recent novel. Part adventure narative, part love story, this extraordinary chronicle captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. View more info

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Ship Fever and Other Stories

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W.W. Norton: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3522

ISBN: 039303853X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Andrea Barrett on the title page! Winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. The elegant short fictions gathered here, often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century, take their impulse from the world of science. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, they move between past and present as they negotiate the complex territory of ambition, failure, achievement, and shattered dreams. Dustjacket praise by Howard Norman who states "In these wonderfully original stories, the great explorers of mind and geography seem to enter the room, ... View more info

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The Middle Kingdom

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4439

ISBN: 0671729608

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Andrea Barrett on the title page! The author's third novel. Kirkus Reviews said at the time "An absorbing and complex portrait of a confused young woman.evocative, funny, and just mysterious enough: Barrett's best yet.". View more info

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The Forms of Water

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5928

ISBN: 067179521X

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Andrea Barrett on the title page! Her fourth book - a return to her native New England ground. Francine Prose dustjacket praise "Something about Andrea Barrett's writing, her honesty, her patience with - and wry compassion for - her characters, makes one wish that more novels were as engaging or just as well-written as "Forms of Water". View more info

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Servants of the Map

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7442

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Andrea Barrett! Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. Although each richly layered tale stands alone, readers will discover subtle links to characters in her earlier works. View more info

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

By: Desmond, Matthew

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Crown Publishers: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8453

ISBN: 0553447432

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Evicted" has been SIGNED by Matthew Desmond on the title page! Desmond was awarded a Harvey Fellowship in 2006 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015. He won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, the 2017 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, and the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for his work about poverty, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City." His 2017 Pulitzer Prize citation read, "For a deeply researched exposé that showed how mass evictions after the 2008 economic crash were less a consequence than a cause of poverty." He ha... View more info

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

By: Desmond, Matthew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Crown Publishers: 2016

Edition: First Edition/Later Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8456

ISBN: 0553447432

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Evicted" has been SIGNED by Matthew Desmond on the title page! This is a leter printing (eighth) and is priced accordingly. Desmond was awarded a Harvey Fellowship in 2006 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015. He won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, the 2017 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, and the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for his work about poverty, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City." His 2017 Pulitzer Prize citation read, "For a deeply researched exposé that showed how mass evictions after the 2008 economic cras... View more info

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In My Father’s House

By: Gaines, Ernest J

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1978

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 915

Condition: Fine


An extraordinary copy of the Black author’s novel about a small, rural black community in the deep south, in a moment not long past that has been SIGNED by Ernest Gaines on the title page. A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. Reverend Martin—a respected minister and civil rights leader, devoted husband and father, a man of strength and rectitude—comes face to face with the sins of his youth when a sinister stranger arrives in town. View more info

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Ernest J. Gaines : A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers Ser.)

By: Gaines, Ernest J (Karen Carmean)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Westport, CT, U.S.A., Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4410

ISBN: 0313302863

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ernest Gaines on the title page! This study offers a clear, accessible reading of Gaines' fiction. It analyzes in turn all of Gaines' novels from 'Catherine Carmier' (1964) to 'A Lesson Before Dying' (1994), as well as his collection of short stories, 'Bloodline' (1968). A complete bibliography of Gaines' fiction, as well as selected reviews and criticism, completes the study. View more info

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Riding the Yellow Trolley Car

By: Kennedy, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3905

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publisher's materials and slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by William Kennedy on the title page! This rich collection contain's Kennedy's insightful book reviews over the last thirty years on such authors as Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Bernard Malamud, John O'Hara, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes; literary essays on other authors and on his own writing; profiles of jazz musicians, movie stars, stories on the filming of "Ironweed" and "The Cotton Club"; and a moving soliloquy on the homeless that resonates with much force and timeliness today. View more info

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Daughters

By: Marshall, Paule

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Athenium: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3047

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Paule Marshall on the title page. Charles Johnson dustjacket praise states "Once again, Paule Marshall brings her powerful gifts as a storyteller and her deft handling of character to the creation of a fictional world that bridges black life in this country and the Caribbean, In doing so, she adds another triumph, artistic and moral, to her distinguished body of work. Daughters is cause for celebration." View more info

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Daughters

By: Marshall, Paule

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Athenium: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4167

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Paule Marshall on the title page. Charles Johnson dustjacket praise states "Once again, Paule Marshall brings her powerful gifts as a storyteller and her deft handling of character to the creation of a fictional world that bridges black life in this country and the Caribbean, In doing so, she adds another triumph, artistic and moral, to her distinguished body of work. Daughters is cause for celebration." View more info

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The Stonemason, A Play In Five Acts

By: McCarthy, Cormac

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hopewell, NJ, Ecco Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6927

ISBN: 0880013591

Condition: Fine


A copy of the trade edition. "The Stonemason" is a profoundly moving drama set in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1970s, concerning several generations of a black family. "The Stonemason" reveals afresh the mastery of character, plot, pathos, and the poetic facility for language that distinguishes Cormac McCarthy's fiction. McCarthy allowed the Ecco Press to publish this play as thanks for their having kept his books in print over a number of years. View more info

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Airing Dirty Laundry

By: Reed, Ishmael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Reading, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Reading: Addison-Wesley [1993].: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5616

ISBN: 0201624621

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ishmael Reed on the title page! The author's fourth collection of non-fiction. Almost half of the material appearing for the first time in this edition. Reed has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was twice nominated for the National Book Award. View more info

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Make Believe

By: Scott, Joanna

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Little, Brown: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3021

ISBN: 0316776165

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Joanna Scott on the title page! A story about a family stunned by tragedy and the regenerative forces at work in the aftermath. The author has been a PEN/Faulkner Finalist, A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and a Lannan Award Winner. Michael Cunningham dustjacket praise calling her ".the real thing, an artist with huge ambitions and the means to realize them." View more info

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Make Believe

By: Scott, Joanna

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Little, Brown: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3072

ISBN: 0316776165

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Joanna Scott on the title page. A story about a family stunned by tragedy and the regenerative forces at work in the aftermath. The author has been a PEN/Faulkner Finalist, A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and a Lannan Award Winner. Michael Cunningham dustjacket praise calling her ".the real thing, an artist with huge ambitions and the means to realize them." View more info

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Various Antidotes

By: Scott, Joanna

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Holt: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3090

ISBN: 0805026479

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Joanna Scott on the title page! This is her first collection of short stories and Scott culls from the annals of science and medicine real and imaginery figures whose peculiar obsessions she transmutes with effortless alchemy into the stuff of art. Robert Olen Butler dustjacket praise saying "Joanna Scott is one of the most original and enchanting voices in modern fiction, and Various Antidotes is a perfect way to discover her. These stories are filled with utterly unanticipatable delights." View more info

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The Intuitionist

By: Whitehead, Colson

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Granta: 1999

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1986

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Colson Whitehead on the title page. The first UK printing - trade paperback format. Fusing the classic elements of the noir thriller with serious racial, political and philosophical questions, The Intuitionist is a groundbreaking and marvellously inventive novel. Moving, stylish and darkly funny, it introduces a remarkably accomplished young writer. View more info

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The Intuitionist

By: Whitehead, Colson

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Granta: 1999

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2942

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Colson Whitehead on the title page. The first UK printing - trade paperback format. Fusing the classic elements of the noir thriller with serious racial, political and philosophical questions, The Intuitionist is a groundbreaking and marvellously inventive novel. Moving, stylish and darkly funny, it introduces a remarkably accomplished young writer. View more info

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John Henry Days

By: Whitehead, Colson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8494

Condition: Fine


This copy of "John Henry Days" has been SIGNED by Colson Whitehead on the title page! A re-telling of the legend of John Henry that sweeps across generations and cultures in a stunning, hilarious, and unsettling portrait of American society. Publisher’s Weekly calls John Henry Days "Smart, learned and soaringly ambitious, his second novel consolidates his position as one of the leading writers of serious fiction of his generation." View more info

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Get Your War On

By: Whitehead, Colson (Introduction By] Rees, David [Author]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, Soft Skull Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed By Author and Illustrator

Seller ID: 5428

ISBN: 188712876X

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Get Your War On" has been SIGNED by BOTH David Rees and Colson Whitehead! Comic strips by David Rees with a three-page introduction by Colson Whitehead. Rees expresses the outrage, disbelief, and humanity that traditional media outlets either deliberately ignore or institutionalize into pap. View more info

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The Homewood Trilogy

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1985

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1109

ISBN: 0380895641

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. An original publication of Avon Books. All three of the "Homewood" books are combined here for the first time-includes a Preface to The Homewood Trilogy written by Wideman in 1985. In it he states "That the books be read in the sequence arranged here is a suggestion, not an order.The simple fact is I wrote three books simultaneously." View more info

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Reuben

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1110

ISBN: 0805003754

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. His first work of fiction since his PEN/Faulkner Winning "Sent for You Yesterday". Reuben is an aging, wizened, slightly humpbacked black man. He is also intelligent-street smart and plain smart-kind, thoughtful, and possessed of an extraordinarily sharp legal mind. View more info

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Philadelphia Fire

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt and Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1112

ISBN: 0805012664

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. This is a book about being black and male in the last quarter of the American Century. It is about survival and identity and the unyielding core of individual resistance, about mixed signals that foster false hopes, paralysis, and pain. Mr. Wideman is the only two-time Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award winning for Philadelphia Fire in 1990. A story about being black and male in the last quarter of the American century. Loosely based on the MOVE bombing on Osage Avenue in Philadelphia. View more info

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Philadelphia Fire

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1991

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1113

ISBN: 0670820091

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. The first UK Edition of the author's PEN/Faulkner Winning book. Based loosely on the infamous MOVE bombing that took place on Osage Avenue in Philadelphia. View more info

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The Stories of John Edgar Wideman

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1114

ISBN: 0679407197

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. From the two-time Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award-this book brings together the complete stories thus far, including those from Damballah and Fever, as well as ten stories written especially for this collection, themselves entitled "All Stories Are True". View more info

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Fatheralong

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1115

ISBN: 0679407200

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. The celebrated Black author's searingly honest meditation on "fathers, color, roots, time, and language." The Los Angeles Times Book Review calls Wideman "our most powerful and accomplished artist of the urban black world." From affluent Amherst to blue-collar Pittsburgh to rural South Carolina, this is his memoir of an American family. This was also shortlisted for the National Book Award. View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1116

Condition: Fine


This is an Advance Reading Copy. Spanning two centuries and three continents, The Cattle Killing is a dazzling, powerful, mythic book sure to provoke and inspire. This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page . View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1117

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. His first novel in six years following "Philadelphia Fire". This novel spans two centuries and three continents. The story starts out with "Setting out for his father’s house he leaves everything behind. He even leaves hims elf behind as he begins the steep climb up Wylie Avenue." View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Picador: 1997

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1118

ISBN: 0330327895

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. Entirely different artwork on the dustjacket from the American edition. His first novel in six years following Philadelphia Fire. This novel spans two centuries and three continents. The story starts out with "Setting out for his father's house he leaves everything behind. He even leaves himself behind as he begins the steep climb up Wylie Avenue." View more info