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Rails Under My Back

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4666

ISBN: 0374246262

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Kirkus Reviews called it "a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award. 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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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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Fire In Beulah

By: Askew, Rilla

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2841

ISBN: 0670888435

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy that has been SIGNED by Rilla Askew on the title page! This is a chronicle of race, greed, and moral choice, set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush. The character's stories unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom opulence, fear, hate, and lynchings that climax in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, during which whites burned the city's prosperous black section to the ground. View more info

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A Place Where The Sea Remembers

By: Benitez, Sandra

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 609

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Sandra Benitez on the title page. Winner of the inaugural Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. This is a Review Copy with Publisher's Press Release and other review papers laid-in. Tim O'Brien has said "a vivid, graceful, tautly constructed wo rk of fiction that succeeds on numerous artistic levels.I'm confident that the reader will feel the emotional grip of a splendid new storyteller." View more info

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House Under Snow

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5112

ISBN: 0151006857

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publishers' Publicity Sheets laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Jill Bialosky on the title page. A debut novel by an acclaimed American poet, "House Under Snow", is a story about family tension and the difficulties mothers and daughters can experience when matters of the heart intrude. View more info

Three-Legged Horse

By: Ch'ing-wen, Cheng

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Columbia University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4412

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publisher's Publicity materials laid-in) of the 1999 Kiriyama Fiction Prize winner. Here are twelve moving short stories about Taiwan and its people by one of the island's most popular writers, Vheng Ch'ing-wen. Focusing primarily on village life and the effects of modernization on Taiwan in the postwar years, Cheng is one of the most respected of the island's "nativist" writers, yet this is his first book to be translated into English. View more info

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Jungle Wedding

By: Clark, Joseph

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 835

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Joseph Clark on the title page. Debut offering of 13 explosively dramatic stories from this young author. Dustjacket praise by Thom Jones and Jonathan Lethem who says "Clark's mordant satires are brilliantly fresh.A terrific book of stories." View more info

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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living

By: Clark, Martin

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5029

ISBN: 0375407251

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Martin Clark on the title page! The well-received debut novel from this author - who is also a circuit court judge in Virginia. Publishers Weekly called it "An enthralling mix of Southern Gothic excess and legal procedure.A sophisticated legal thriller that is closer to the drug-besotted dadaism of Tom McGuane’s early novels than to John Grishman." Went quickly into multiple printings. View more info

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The Wedding

By: Coovadia, Imraan

Price: $50.00  $45.00

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

All These Lands You Call One Country: Poems

By: Corey, Stephen

Price: $25.00  $22.50

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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The Flannery O'Connor Award: Selected Stories

By: East, Charles (Edited By)

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4801

Condition: Fine


A tribute to the art of the short story and an anthology of some of today's most exciting writers, this tenth anniversay volume brings together one story from each of the twenty-one winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Including some of the most memorable stories published in this country during the last decade, "The Flannery O'Connor Award" is a showcase for the talent and promise that have brought about a resurgence in the short story, as w... View more info

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Sweet Diamond Dust

By: Ferre, Rosario

Price: $65.00  $58.50

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

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The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories

By: Garcia, Lionel G.

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: Fort Worth, TCU Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5061

Condition: Fine


Lionel Garcia believes that no one should read a short story and be the same person afterward. The 15 tales in "The Day They Took My Uncle and Otehr Short Stories". They will touch each reader differently, but leave none untouched. This is a Review Copy with the Publishers' Publicity Release laid-in. There are a few small chips/creases to the dustjacket. View more info

A Smile in His Lifetime

By: Hansen, Joseph

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1981

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5634

Condition: Fine


An "Advance Copy" sent to Reviewers with publishers card laid-in. A story that is unflinching in its portrayal of how people form and break attachments. View more info

Fishing for Chickens: Short Stories About Rural Youth

By: Heynen, Jim

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Persea Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5326

ISBN: 0892552646

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Materials enclosed) featuring short stories by Pinckney Benedict, Lewis Nordan, Tony Early and others. Readers will gain an awareness of how important a sense of place is to the growth experience, how it helps define us, and makes us what we are and what we will become, whether our futures are in a metropolis, a suburb, or the countryside. View more info

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The Clouds in Memphis

By: Hribal, C. j.

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4598

Condition: Fine


In three novellas and two short stoires, Hribal traces the arcs of of emotion and action that can follow on the heels of calamity. Publishers Weekly [starred review] said "Hribal slides the emotional fabric of America under a literary microscope to reveal the lies, betrayals, and yearnings that connect and divide us all, giving his stories extraordinary power." This is a Review Copy with slip laid-in. View more info

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Inflating a Dog

By: Kraft, Eric

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Picador USA: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4826

ISBN: 0312288042

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publishers' materials laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Eric Kraft on the title page. As witty as he is profound, Kraft spins a tale of adolescent desire and broken dreams, clamboats and sidecar cocktails, proving that he is a master of both the sublime and the ridiculous. The latest installment in his Peter Leroy series, "Inflating a Dog" combines genres, crosses generations, blurs the distinction between author and character, illusion and ... View more info

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A Drink Before The War

By: Lehane, Dennis

Price: $250.00  $225.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4968

ISBN: 015100093X

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY (Publishers' materials, letter and slip laid-in) of the author's debut and Winner of the Shamus Award that has been SIGNED by Dennis Lehane on the title page! Introduces us to Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Dennis Lehane's remarkable debut is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of our world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love. James W. Ha... View more info

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A Conspiracy of Paper

By: Liss, David

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5069

ISBN: 0375502920

Condition: Fine


This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' publicity sheet, review slip and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED and DATED 2/18/2000 by David Liss on the title page. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A well-researched and highly entertaining historical mystery debut.". Arthur Golden said of it "David Liss has woven a tale of eighteenth-century finance, murder, and religion that is a remarkable debut and a thoroughly sat... View more info